Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lady Gone Bad by Sabine Starr

Blurb: The saloon singer known as "Lady Gone Bad" is the most drop-dead gorgeous outlaw the West has ever seen. Lady has never met a cowboy she couldn't entice, or a lawman she couldn't outrun. But when Lady tangles with a sexy U.S. Marshall, she's tempted to stick around long enough to watch him lay down the law - in her bed. U. S. Marshall Rafe Morgan wants to lock up Lady Gone Bad for good - and he won't let his attraction to her slow him down. But when his attempt to bring Lady to justice goes awry, Rafe is nearly hanged - and by dawn, his face is plastered next to hers on every "Wanted" poster in Texas. Now on the run together, Rafe and Lady find themselves in very close quarters - and even more compromising positions. As Lady surrenders to Rafe's touch, she slowly begins to reveal all her secrets - including her real name. Maybe "Lady Gone Bad" isn't beyond redemption after all. Either way, Rafe is in for one wild ride...

My Review: Sparks fly as soon as sassy saloon singer Lady Gone Bad and US Marshal Rafe Morgan meet, even though she's at the top of the deputy's "Wanted" list and knows a lawman when she sees one. Soon everything goes terribly wrong: Lady must save Rafe from getting his neck stretched and they end up on the run together. They each have a goal: Lady, out to avenge her parents' murder, is desperately seeking her beloved horse Copper, and Rafe is trying to find his sister Crystabelle who was kidnapped by outlaws. As they make their way to a notorious outlaw hideout they learn more and more about each other, grow closer by the day, and completely lose their hearts to each other. With a classic western shoot out at the end, this fantastic debut completely transported me to the Wild West.

The end of the book contains a teaser for the next book in the series, Angel Gone Bad, where we find Crystabelle writing dime novels about her experiences in Indian Territory. What fun!!!

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