Lady Broke by Rachel Donnelly
Released July 8th, 2013
East meets west when a high-principled Boston socialite teams up with a revenge driven bounty hunter to catch a gang of outlaws.
It’s tough being a witness when the last one turned up dead. But Christie Wallace is determined to bring the Everett gang to justice. Unfortunately, the law can’t protect her from pistol-toting outlaws or the intoxicating lure of a dangerous man. But, after escaping the suffocating prospects of an arranged marriage she has no intention of allowing her heart to rule her head, even when temptation comes in the form of an incorrigible lawman named Nat Randall.
Dead or alive—it made no difference to Nat Randall. He’d tried to bring the Everett gang to trial once before, but the law let him down. It seems frontier justice is all he has left. But, he doesn’t count on protecting a bewitching Easterner whose courageous spirit challenges him as much as her beauty distracts. It’s not long before he’s torn between pursuing her or the outlaws.
A timeless, rollicking adventure of unlikely lovers, set in the wild west.
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My Review: 4.5 Star Review – Lady Broke
I recommend this book.
I enjoyed this book by Rachel. This book includes passion, laughs, heartache, a kidnapping, a gun fight, and robbery.
Christie Wallace is staying with her uncle and helping him run his business after her Aunt died. She is glad to be away from her father as he is trying to arrange a wedding for her to a man she has never met.
After the post office in town is robbed by the Everett gang (three brothers) one of them runs into her Uncles shop to hide. She becomes a witness to the crime as she saw the robbers face while he was hiding out.
Nat Randall is a bounty hunter who is trying to bring in the Everett gang. He has his own personal reasons for wanting the gang to hang for their crimes.
Nat catches one of the brothers, Hank and brings him to town for Christie to identify but it is not the one who hid out after the robbery. Nat and his friend take the brother in the dark of night to lure the other brothers out of hiding to catch them all.
The two brothers Billy and Cecil kidnap Christie and follow Nat’s trail to try and get the other brother back. As the ride through the woods on horses for days Christie tries to figure out a way to escape the brothers. She has to be careful how she tries to escape as the brothers killed the last witness so they would not have an issue killing her.
When Everett gang catch up to Nat they want to trade Christie for Hank. During the trade Hank runs into Bill’s line of fire and gets hit in the gut. He later dies from his wounds. Now the Everett’s want revenge against Nat as if he didn’t catch hank to begin with Hank would still be alive. They also want Christie back as she is pretty.
Will Nat catch the last two Everett brothers? If so will they hang this time? Will Christie’s father still force her to marry a man she does not know? Will Nat hold it against Christie that he had to save her and he lost another chance at getting the brothers?
Contact Info for Rachel Donnelly
Rachel Donnelly is a Golden Heart and Golden Pen Finalist. She lives in Canada with her husband, two children, and a crazy cat.
Read an Excerpt
The clang of bells sounded against the front door.
Christie’s belly gave a sickening lurch.
The robber ducked down behind the counter at her feet. In his haste, the red bandanna slipped down to his chin.
For a split second their gazes locked.
His green eyes narrowed in a murderous glare.
She hastily looked away.
The click of his gun cocking made her swallow hard.
He settled himself like a laying hen, on a half empty crate of canned peaches at her feet.
Christie swallowed hard.
The tall stranger striding toward her in the brown duster appeared far more dangerous than the robber under the counter. His blue eyes snapped as cold as spring water against his bronze skin. It was difficult to determine his features through the stubble on cheeks.
But there was purpose behind his steady advancing swagger, urging her to take a stepback.
The gun against her thigh held her still.
She managed a small frozen smile—a smile one might give when a rattler lay
curled inches from your feet. Her heart raced so fast, she could barely breathe.
The stranger cracked a lazy smile. His voice held a raspy edge. “I’m looking for a
no-account robber, by the name of Everett. You haven’t seen him, have you?”
“He’s gone.” Christie attempted to swallow past the fear in her throat. “Out the
His cool gaze slid to the wide-eyed, silent McDermotts, then back to her.
Her mouth went dry.
He didn’t believe her.
Somehow he knew.
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