A jilted bride desperate to save her family from ruin.
A bounty hunter seeking vengeance for a ravaged past.
An arduous trek toward justice—or redemption.
Silver Matlock and Jared Newman know traveling together is a bad idea. Bad for Silver’s already tarnished reputation in her small Colorado town. Bad for bounty hunter Jared’s secret, single-minded mission for revenge. But Silver is determined to track down the rogue who left her at the altar and stole the last remnant of her father’s fortune. And Jared’s in a hurry to hunt down the murderer who destroyed his family—even if Silver is too distractingly beautiful for comfort.
The pair takes off over mountain and desert, past bleak homesteads and raw mining towns, hot on the trail of the two villains who took what wasn’t theirs to take. Soon supplies dwindle, secrets emerge, and suspicion leave Silver and Jared at odds when they need each other most. To confront an enemy deadlier than desert rattlesnakes and rocky cliffs, Silver and Jared must learn to forgive and trust and face the question they haven’t dared voice: What happens next?
Robin Lee Hatcher is one of my favorite authors, especially her historical romances. When I saw this book, I knew I had to snatch it up and read it as soon as possible.
Jared and Silver's story is a sweet romance set against a very unsweet backstory. Jared is looking for a wanted killer who makes women his prey and Silver makes sure she's along for the ride. This set-up could have been very predictable but the author's imagination and writing made it very enjoyable and satisfying.
I love western romances and this one didn't disappoint. I especially loved the ending, but I won't give that away :)