Former outlaw Clay Colby is abuzz with his mail-order bride’s expected arrival. He’s fought long and hard to drag Devil’s Crossing out of lawlessness…so when his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter rival, he’s heartbroken. There’s no woman in the world who’d stand by him now.
But Talley Shannon is no ordinary woman.
After escaping the psychiatric hospital in which she was wrongfully detained, Tally only wants someone to protect her and the little girl under her care. She doesn’t mind that Clay’s home is dang near burned to the ground–not when he makes her feel so safe. So cherished. But it’s only a matter of time before the ghosts of her past come calling…and her loving cowboy must defend his new bride–and the family they built together–to his very last breath.
Titles in the Outlaw Mail-Order Brides series include — The Outlaw’s Mail-Order Bride – Saving the Mail-Order Bride –
Title: The Outlaw’s Mail-Order Bride
Series: Outlaw Mail-Order Bride #1
Author: Linda Broday
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Published: January 29, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
THE OUTLAW’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE is the first title in Linda Broday’s series, Outlaw Mail Order Brides and it packs a seriously powerful punch of a kick-off story to begin a new adventure.
I was easily caught up in the world building for this series as Clay and his friends (former outlaws) set out to change a dying town into a new viable place for them all to build new lives and find happiness. We’ll meet several intriguing, fun and downright cute secondary characters that I’m anxious to learn more about as this trilogy continues.
Tally is an amazing character. You cannot help but feel outraged on her behalf for the wrongs that have been done to her by so many truly evil people. She has trust issues, which makes perfect sense knowing her background, but she’s learning that Clay will stand beside her, protecting not only her but a sweet, innocent young girl who has also been dealt a horrible blow by those people that Tally escaped from. Watching these three form a family was a loving, enjoyable journey.
I found THE OUTLAW’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE to be packed full of action, danger, good people turning their lives around, the chance to find love for themselves at last, some truly evil people who deserve every last thing that is dealt to them… and a whole new town that I cannot wait to learn more about over time.
I enjoyed every moment spent in this world, and if you love Western Historical Romance then this is a story you’ll want to grab for yourself. I’d not hesitate to recommend this story to any reader who enjoys a good, solid plot, interesting characters, a couple to fall in love with, watching the bad guys get what they deserve and a happy ending for Tally, Clay, and Violet.
*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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