I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Last Outlaw by Rosanne Bittner
Series: Outlaw Hearts #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 5, 2017
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Western
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True Love Never Dies
Times have changed, and the old Wild West is a thing of the past. Nestled in his beautiful Colorado ranch, surrounded by family, infamous former outlaw Jake Harkner's hung up his guns for good and finally found a measure of peace—but dark memories haunt the woman who has always been his strength, and not even Jake is certain he can save his beloved Miranda this time.
All he can do is swear to remain by her side. But it takes more than a hope for peace to outrun a past defined by violence, and it isn't long before Jake is embroiled in a rescue mission he simply can't refuse. Life has brought him back full circle as he rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful fate...leaving Miranda behind one final time, fearing that the man she loves more than anything is destined to die the way he's always lived—by the gun.
I had such a great time with this novel! This is the fourth book in the Outlaw Hearts series and I would recommend reading the series in order since the series features the same main characters throughout the series. In this book, Jake is in his 60s while Miranda is in her 50s and I really appreciated the fact that this romance was about a couple that has been married for 30 years. This book was probably my favorite of the series so far.
After the events from the previous installment, Miranda is in a bad place at the start of this book. She has lost most of her confidence and doesn’t want Jake out of her sight. Jake has been very patient and wants to see her get better. While they are in town, Miranda finds herself in danger and Jake does what he must. Over the course of this story, Jake will find himself in danger several more times. The story was really exciting and it is obvious just how strong the bond is between the pair. I really loved the romantic aspects of this established couple that has been through a lot together over the years.
I would definitely recommend this book to others. I had such a good time with this book that I hated to set it aside. Jake, Miranda, their children, and grandchildren all play important roles in this book and the series as a whole. I almost feel like these characters have become a part of my family and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
I received a digital review copy of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca.
I really think I would enjoy reading these someday. Wonderful review Carole.
I do love that combination of western and romance. 😀
I just recently saw another blogger friend rave about this series. I’m not usually drawn to this time period/setting, but I do love a good multi-generational series. Glad this was such a hit!
It’s abeen a while since I haven’t read a book like that
I like that the characters are older than I expected here — it sounds like an engrossing read!
I really like that this is a romance featuring an established couple and their family features so heavily. I need to look into this author. I don’t think I’ve really come across her books before.
He sure looks good for his 60s