Publisher: Swimming Kangeroo
Genre: Western Romance
Heat Rating: 2
"Are you not El Primero Sabe?" Paco asked, and William shook his head. Hiding behind a full beard to cover the scars, tinted hair and skin, he denied any special abilities. Had he any, he would have known to never rob that last stage. If he survived Ollie's torture long enough, he'd hang. One woman, beautiful, cold and unforgiving, could save him if she didn't kill him herself. She'd sworn she'd see him hang, not that William blamed her after what he'd done.
William accused of a crime he didn't commit, is an outlaw making a living by taking from those who hurt him and giving to those in need. Until he meets a woman who changes all that. He doesn't even know her name, but it's enough to make him want to stop his life of crime.
Teresa or Tipi, is running from her abusive husband when her coach is pulled over by bandits. Humilated and angry she hates the man responsible, even when he rescues her from a fate worse than death.
This story reads more like a western than a romance as the heroine doesn't even have a name until a good third way through the book. The only disconcering thing is the mulitple points of view, sometimes in the same scene, which make the book read more like a movie rather than your typical romance novel. And it would make a great movie.
It has action, a fiesty heroine who lets nothing stand in her way, to the point of being put in her place for it. A hero who fights for right and vengence, who insists on helping others but won't accept the help for himself. And a villian who gets what he deserves. If you like westerns, this is the book for you. And even if you're a western novice and think its all Clint Eastwood...then this is one for you too. For some reason my mind cast him as the hero in this story. Guess I seen him in one too many cowboy films doing exactly the same thing as William does in this story.
4 Tea Cups!