I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love's Sweet Revenge by Rosanne Bittner
Series: Outlaw Hearts #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 6, 2016
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Western
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Their Passion Shaped a Nation
Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they’ve finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-legend to hang up his guns.
Threatened by cruel men in search of revenge, the Harkner clan must be stronger than ever before. Yet nothing can stop the coming storm. With the Old West dying around them and the rules of this new world ever-changing, Jake vows to end the threat to his family no matter what it takes…
Even if it means sacrificing himself so his beloved Miranda may live.
I enjoyed this book! Now that I am a little bit older, I do appreciate it when a book features a more mature couple. Jake and Miranda have been together for thirty years and have been through a lot in those years. Their children are grown with children of their own and the whole family plays a prominent role in this story. This is the third book in the Outlaw Hearts series, which should be read in order if at all possible, and the story picks up shortly after the events of the previous installment.
Jake and Miranda, along with the rest of their family, are now living on their ranch in Colorado wanting a quieter and more peaceful life. Of course, trouble seems to find this family, and Jake is soon forced to protect his land, his cattle, and Miranda. This family has been through a lot and they have proved to be resilient if nothing else. Things look really dire at a couple of points in this story and I was eager to see how things would work out for them. This story had no shortage of exciting scenes which were nicely balanced with the more heartfelt moments.
I would recommend this book to others. This is a really emotional story with characters that feel near and dear to my heart. I love how each member of the family plays a big role in the story, including the grandchildren. My only complaint is that the story felt a little too long. I can’t wait to read the next book in this wonderful series.
I received a digital review copy of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca.