Books from the Backlog #115

Posted June 4, 2020 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 15 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book

Do Not Forsake Me by Rosanne Bittner

Series: Outlaw Hearts #2
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Experience the epic, sweeping story of Jake and Miranda Harkner from Bittner’s beloved Outlaw Hearts, called by New York Times bestseller Heather Graham “a wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the heart and the imagination”.

Fate brought them together. His past may tear them apart.

Miranda Hayes’ life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner…and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace…balanced on the knife’s edge of danger.

Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.

He always knew there’d be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.

Why did I add Do Not Forsake Me to my bookshelf?

  I read the first book in this series in August 2017, and I really need to start reading the rest of the series before I forget what happened in the first book.  I bought this book at the same time I bought the first book in the series, Outlaw Hearts, so it has been hanging around on my tbr for a few years.  I actually have books 3 and 4 of the series from NetGalley so I would really like to finish my journey with Jake and Miranda.  Since I enjoyed the first book, I have high hopes for this one.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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15 responses to “Books from the Backlog #115

  1. I so admire you clearing that old NG shelf. You may inspire me to take a look at some of my past due ARCs. Hope you get to this and that you enjoy it

  2. I have a few books like this–where I've started the series and have the later books to read, but just haven't managed to yet. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it, Carole! I have never read Rosanne Bittner before.

  3. If I don't finish a series pretty close together, I will definitely forget what happened in the first book. haha I hope you enjoy this one as much as the first!

  4. This sounds like something I'd enjoy as I love Western Historical romances.

    I meant to participate this week but was too tired on Wednesday night to type something up. Next week!