MEET THE HARVEY GIRLS. These real-life pioneering women were symbols of elegance in the wild frontier: taming rough manners, falling in love, and changing the face of the West forever.

Lily Travis may be a Harvey Girl, but she’s a rebel—and a romantic—at heart. Too bad her impulsive nature led her to marry a man who promised a life of ease and prosperity, only to disappear the very next day. She’s kept her secret as best she can, and now she’s convinced she’ll never find true love…not even with the handsome local sheriff she can’t get off her mind.

Cody Daniels knows Lily isn’t the right woman for a by-the-book lawman with political ambitions. She’s brash, headstrong…and entirely too tempting. But when Lily’s past catches up with her and the villain she married threatens everything she holds dear, Cody is determined to defend her honor and show her the future they could have together—no matter the consequences.

Titles in the Cowboys & Harvey Girls series include – TrailblazerRenegade

Title:  Renegade
Series:  Cowboys & Harvey Girls #2
Author:  Anna Schmidt
Genre:  Western Historical Romance
Published:  June 25, 2019
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4.5 stars

RENEGADE gives us another story of these famous ladies with Lily Travis this time around.  We met Lily, along with the others in the first story in this series.  She’s running not only from an abusive father but from the man she might have married who disappeared almost immediately.  Now she’s carving out a life for herself far from all she’s known, and maybe there might be a handsome sheriff who has caught her eye.  But – she’s married, right?  There is nowhere any flirtation can go between them.  Yet everything is not as it seems when Lily’s past makes an appearance and causes chaos in her new life.

I loved Cody and Lily together.  It’s obvious the chemistry is there between them, yet Lily’s past, her headstrong ways, and her personality don’t quite mesh with what Cody sees as his future.  As they spend more time together dealing with Lily’s scoundrel of a maybe spouse Cody will not only defend her honor but can’t imagine a future that doesn’t keep her at his side.

Anna Schmidt always delivers a heartfelt story, a couple that I can believe in, a touch of danger and a completely enjoyable Romance.  If you love a good Western Historical Romance then you’ll want to check out RENEGADE or TRAILBLAZER in the Cowboys & Harvey Girls series.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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