Running from her past…
Into the arms of an outlaw!
In this Outlaws of the Wild West story, gunslinger Zane Pierce is the only man who can shield brothel madam Glory Winters against a dangerous threat. But safety at the smouldering Zane’s side comes at a price, and soon it’s not just the secrets of her past that have Glory on edge…it’s the realisation that she might be losing her heart to an outlaw!
Wow! – Just wow, that basically sum’s this book up for me, I have been really excited to read this book and find out what happened with the final Reyes brother – and the man who caught my attention from day one; Zane! And I can tell you now that this exceeds my expectations, this is the last book in the Outlaws of the Wild West series and as sad as it is that this series (the series that started my love for western romances) has come to an end, but it finishes with a blast. I may babble on about how much I love this book – and Zane! But, really I can’t help myself I have so much I want to say about this that I’m afraid this review may turn into a full length novel of it’s own.
For the first time ever with a book, I was left playing this story back like a movie in my mind every detail is so vivid and real. From each scene to the characters and the language it all grips right from the first page to the last – oh, the ending, it’s like something from a Hollywood movie! It isn’t like reading a book, it’s like watching a movie play out. Which really show’s off just what an amazing writer Harper St George is, her way with words and creating a story that instantly grabs your attention is marvelous and I do hope she writes more Western Romances.
This pick’s up from where we left off in the previous; A Marriage Deal With The Outlaw – Castillo’s story ended. For those who haven’t read Castillo’s story then I won’t be spoiling the ending but I will say that our Outlaws have found themselves in the grand Victoria House in Helena, under the watchful eye of the Madam herself; Glory Winters.
Glory Winters – don’t you just love that name? Is the madam of the well respect and opulent Victoria House, along with her best friend Able – who really is the kind of friend a woman wants in her life, he is wonderful. Glory is beautiful, resilient and tenacious she rules her world with pride, she is kind and treats her girls with care and respect that these ladies deserve. But, Glory has a secret – infact she has more secrets than the secret service – one that if ever revealed could lead not just to her own death but that of Able’s too.
When she suddenly becomes threatened and blackmailed, she turn’s to the only men she knows will look after her; The Reyes Brother’s! Which means that the one man who has ever caught her eye and made her heart flutter, will be closer that is comfortable.
Glory is an extraordinary woman, I completely admire her. She is feisty, independent and strong yet below that façade lies a vulnerable, scared and lonely woman. Who I believe needs a little love in her life.
Zane Pierce, notorious and wanted outlaw and the third member of The Reyes Brother’s has always been fascinated by the beautiful and intriguing Glory, never in his life has a woman enthralled him as much as she does. But, he knows that nothing can ever happen between them. He is a wanted man, what sort of life could he give her? But when she reaches out to him and his ‘brothers’ for help, his protective instinct kicks him into action – not so much Knight in shining armour, more brooding gunslinger. Zane will go above and beyond to protect her, as he and Glory spend more time with each other his fascination with her and how she starts to make him feel, confuses him.
My goodness me, how much do I adore this man? Too many to count! I was intrigued by this huge, scarred and quietly spoken man the moment I met him in Marriage Deal with the Outlaw. I so wanted to read his story and I can happily say, he does not disappoint. Zane very well have become one of my new favourite heroes. He is such a fascinating, complex man, he has a proper Outlaw edge about him. He has a dangerous and predatory aura about him that even makes Glory stop in her tracks. I love how St. George has described him as “not classically handsome” that make’s him far more realistic than if he was ‘perfect’. I like his flawed look, to me his is the perfect hero – a bit like Heathcliffe but with a warmer heart, and he actually smiles! He is a supremely intelligent, thoughtful and charming man – when he wants to be – when he does turn on that oh-so sexy, teasing flirtatious charm then no woman has a chance.
But there is also a vulnerable side to him that I found heartbreaking, Zane has issues with love. Like Glory he has been through the mill and he has had his heart-broken and other parts of him destroyed so cruelly, which is why his feelings for Glory confuse him so much.
They are such a sweet and loving couple, each see’s the other in ways that no one else does and each has the one thing the other needs. Glory see’s past his scarred face and sees the good man beneath and he knows instantly that there is something about this beautiful woman then meets the eye. They are a wonderful couple who are made for each other!
This is an amazing book that really packs a punch – plus, did I mention how much I loved Zane? This is a vibrant, mesmerising romance, skillfully written with a wonderfully immersive plot and characters that engage and delight throughout. It really is a gorgeous story, it’s fast and thrilling. The sexual tension between our couple leaps from the page, it’s a will they won’t they story your reading it with bated breath waiting to see what comes next. A definite page turner, that will keep you hooked.
I loved it, very highly recommended.
This was an ARC copy via the author in exchange for an honest review.
An Outlaw To Protect Her is to be released on 23rd August and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.