A Stolen Heart
Brenda K. Davies
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After a devastating event that changes both their lives, Alexandra and her brother Hugh turn to stealing in order to get revenge on the man who destroyed their lives. But neither of them are prepared for the day when everything changes, and the lawless life they’ve been carrying out is irrevocably altered.
When he agreed to accompany the shipment of money into Kansas for his latest benefactor, Jarett never thought anyone would dare to try to steal it from him. He realizes he was greatly mistaken when he comes face to face with two thieves, and the robbery goes horribly wrong. Now on the hunt for the boy who shot him, Jarett is determined to uncover the bandits and have his revenge before moving further west.
Jarett isn’t ready for the stone wall he comes face to face with when dealing with the townspeople though. Nor is he prepared for the enigmatic Alexandra Harris when she appears in the mercantile. Determined to get closer to Alexandra, he’s thrown off by her insistent refusal of him. Fighting against her growing attraction to a man she knows would prefer to see her hung if he uncovered the truth, Alexandra tries to stay far away from Jarett. The more they are forced together though, the more she realizes that the man she considers her enemy may be the only one who could save her ravaged heart…
If he doesn’t kill her first.
***This book contains adult content and is recommended for readers 18+. This book is a historical romance set in 1890 Kansas.***
Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing.
Cover art by ebooklaunch.
An Amazing Read!
Alex and Hugh are alone in the world attempting to keep their ranch going after losing their father. The truth of his death is a secret very few know, and the man responsible is determined to push ranchers from their land in order to gain power and wealth. Missing cattle, destroyed property, and destruction wreak havoc at night. By stealing from the man responsible, Alex and Hugh are able to recoup a portion of what the ranchers lose due to his interference. Unfortunately, things change when Murdock hires Jarett to guard his money. Both he and Alex pay the price for underestimating one another. Jarett's pride is wounded, and he is determined to find the masked thief that shot him and received the same in turn. What neither of them bargained for was attraction that would supersede thoughts of revenge.
Admittedly, I was leery about reading a story set in the Old West. Thoughts of John Wayne or Clint Eastwood movies meandered through my head before I began reading. My devotion to reading everything Brenda K Davies writes nudged me onward, and of course I was hooked immediately. The characters in her stories are written with such clear distinction. The emotions are so well-explained that they take me along on the roller coaster ride as they struggle to overcome bitterness. Even better still are the moments when Jarett and Alex succumb to the passion they've fought only to find out they fit so perfectly together.
Who will continue this story? Paul? Charlie? As Anne Shirley would say (aka: Anne of Green Gables), there is much "scope for the imagination" left at the end of this tale to weave other stories that will be just as well-written and full of life as this one.
A Stolen Heart certainly is worth reading, and I look forward to reading everything Brenda offers in the years to come!
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Sep 13, 2014
- Publisher: Brenda K. Davies
- Seller: Smashwords
- Print Length: 377 Pages
- Language: English