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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Last Renegade by Jo Goodman


 SHE HIRED HIM TO PROTECT HER TOWN

As the owner of the Pennyroyal Saloon and Hotel, Lorraine Berry is privy to almost everything that goes on in Bitter Springs, Wyoming—including the bloodshed plaguing its citizens. With all of the good men dying at the hands of a local rancher and his three sons, Raine hires a shootist to be the town’s protector. But her handsome new employee is more than a hired hand; he’s a man who keeps his guns close and his secrets closer.

BUT NOTHING COULD PROTECT HER HEART

After a chance encounter on a train, Kellen Coltrane travels to the Pennyroyal to carry out a dying man’s last wish. But once he meets the hotel’s fiery-haired proprietor, Coltrane finds himself assuming the role of the shootist’s accomplice and agrees to protect Bitter Springs. And as he learns more about Raine’s own tragedy, Coltrane can’t deny his growing desire for the courageous widow, or the urge to protect her from the threat that draws near…



My thoughts
This book was a little slow for me at first. I mainly think it was due to the fact that it was my full length western novel I've read. It took a little bit to get into 'character' in order to understand the lingo and old Western talk. But once i caught on the book became really interesting. I went to bed dreaming about gun slingers, Cowboys in cowboy hats and boots and whiskey. The ending was not expected and it really made the book worth the read. So go pick it up and enjoy!






Visit Jo Goodman at
http://www.jogoodman.com/