A dangerous attraction in Montana!
Castillo Jameson has been hunting a murderer for years. The notorious outlaw never expected his search to lead to a standoff on a train—or having to save a beautiful woman caught in the crossfire…
Caroline Hartford has her own troubles—she wants to become a physician, but her parents demand she marry first. Then Castillo arrives at the wedding she’s attending, and Caroline has the perfect solution.
She will keep the outlaw’s true identity a secret…if he’ll pretend to be her fiancé!
This is my first Western Historical Romance and it’s not at all what I was expecting, the nearest I have come to westerns is watching old cowboy movie’s, so in my ignorance I was thinking it would be the same – with gunslinger wearing wide-brimmed hats, as they ride through various deserts. But this is fabulous, this completely blew my mind.
It’s intelligently written, super sexy and funny with a dark and dangerous undercurrent.
Caroline just wants to follow her dreams and become a doctor, but her selfish parents, especially her mother putting the boot in and telling her she must marry first. What’s even worse is that her mother has gone and picked out a suitor for her.
I really respect Caroline, she has got a very wise head on her shoulders. She is having the same dilemma that a lot of women have today; Career first or family?
“My virtue doesn’t belong to my husband. It belongs to me. I can do with it what I like.”
She wants to forge out a career for herself And achieve something that she is hugely passionate about, then settle down and have children – that is if she finds anyone acceptable, but like today people find it odd when a young woman doesn’t do as expected and wants to wait and have children, that’s if she wants them at all and from that you get scorn and distrust.
I like how St. George has created this free-thinking and independent woman, who in all accounts I can really relate to. Caroline isn’t one to mince her words she knows exactly what she wants, she has a perfect picture of where her life is heading and she fights tooth and nail to make sure it does.
I really like how Castillo respect’s Caroline? when he finds outs what she wants.
Castillo Jameson or as he prefers to be called Reyes is out for revenge, he has been on the hunt for a murderer for years and Castillo won’t rest until he has it. But he also, desperately wants a family of his own, he wants a normal life. But seeing as he is wanted outlaw he can’t see that ever happening to him anytime soon.
That is until he meets Caroline.
She was beautiful. She was strength. She was all the things he wanted and admired….
Castillo has a lot of issues, is full of bitterness, that is directed mainly towards his father. Tanner Jameson married Castillo’s mother only to up and leave both Castillo and his mother to marry a young, well-connected woman from Boston. A woman with a name and more importantly political connections and money. For me I can completely understand Castillo’s resentment towards his father, what Tanner did was unforgivable.
Castillo is a suave and ultra sexy man, I have always loved a pair of green eyes and Castillo has the most amazing eyes. St. George has done a brilliant job at how well she had written Castillo, he springs up into your mind fully formed and he really is one brutally handsome man, he is charismatic, suave and his sex appeal just simmers off the page, that you end up in a melted puddle on the floor.
Castillo just so damn sexy and he knows it. He knows his effect on women and yet he isn’t arrogant, he just knows how to use his natural charm to get what he wants – and my goodness is he charming.
I adore it when he uses his Spanish charm on Caroline – especially when he uses the Spanish equivalent of her name “Caroleena” and that alone can make you squirm with pure delight.
“Carolina?” That name spoken in a whisper in his deep, raspy voice made butterflies take flight in her belly. The fluttering of their dainty wings sent ripples of awareness out along her nerve endings. He said the name using the Spanish pronunciation. Caroleena. She quite liked it….
It’s like a battle of wills between our two, they are both stubborn, and both are people who don’t back down in a fight, so the arguments and the bartering between them is fiery and highly enjoyable.
I love the relationship between Hunter and Castillo, they are solid they have a genuine, brotherly love and respect for each other. They don’t see each other as half-brothers, in Hunters eyes Castillo is his true brother. The way they communicate with each other with just a look, speaks just how in sync these two brothers are.
I also really like the third member of their little band of outlaw brothers; Zane! He is an intriguing man who I would really like to get to know more about. He has got so many hidden depths beneath that monosyllabic and rough exterior.
For me though – as much as I adore Castillo – Caroline is the star of the show.
St. George has done it again, she has yet again introduced me to an era that I wouldn’t have read and made me want more, that to me is the is the proof of just how talented author she is.
I loved it to bits, I definitely have had my eyes opened to just how marvellous this era in Historical Romance can be, and I will definitely reading more.
A stylish and thrilling foray into Western Historical Romance, love it and I highly recommend this.
This was an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
A Marriage Deal With The Outlaw is out on 27th July and can be Pre-ordered now at Amazon