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To Tame a Renegade HeartThe Arizona Territory was a dangerous place but gunslinger Jake Redman was half Apache and all man than a match for the wilderness Sarah Conway was something else again She was every inch an Eastern lady yet she was determined to make Lone Bluff her homeJake was annoyed to find himself playing guardian angel to this tantalizing innocent even disgusted to find he liked it Little did he suspect that beneath Sarah's ladylike demeanor beat the heart of a frontier woman ant that her body yearned for his hard embrace her heart for his words of love


10 thoughts on “Lawless

  1. says:

    A western by Nora Roberts She should write if them 'cause this is terrific It's got all the style and romance of a Louis L'amour This is the book that the heroine Jackie MacNamara from Loving Jack was writing It has tall dark and handsome gunslinger who finds himself involved with a young girl raised by nuns in the East She arrives in a dusty town hoping to meet up with the father she hasn't seen since childhood We have the expected complement of Apaches saloons bordellos shoot outs and gold mines The only thing missing was a stampede Well maybe next time 😊 Excellent book If you like westerns don't miss this one


  2. says:

    You take too many chances Sarah Slowly when he was certain she understood his meaning he removed his handYou don't frighten me Mr Redman If you were going to hurt me you would have done so by nowMaybe maybe not Your kind wears a man downMy kind? She turned the height of challenge in her eyes Just what kind would that be?The soft kind The soft stubborn kind who's right on the edge of stepping into a man's arms Jake Redman and Sarah Conway were two pretty great characters in search of a better plot Not that I didn't enjoy Nora Roberts' historical western romance Lawless On the whole it was highly entertaining There were gripping gunslinger shootouts a riveting stagecoach battle and a bloody hilarious bordello catfight to name but a few The chemistry between the two protagonists was off the charts hot too But the plot basically consisted of that tried and true romance trope of having the heroine continually get herself into a dangerous situation and the hero just happening to show up at the right time to rescue her It was a bit repetitive What saved it was that the heroine was a great kick ass brave woman if somewhat anachronistic for 1875 LoL Oh well no matter It was great funToo bad its ending was botched It would have been a higher rating had the author not ended a pretty great story with two of my major pet peeves view spoilerVillainous OW bordello madam character who was responsible not just for creating drama between H and h but also murder of h's dad attempted murder of h and beating one of her own girls almost to death with a belt just skips town Uh no I want my comeuppance Second pet peeve is that the h had to pursue the H at the end when he too tried to skip town on the basis that it was for her own good My idea of romance is not h pursuing H at gunpoint to make him come back to her lol No just no hide spoiler


  3. says:

    Lawless is the story of Sarah and Jake and a western masterpiece by Nora Roberts I can't believe I didn't read this before because this book was amazingSarah moves from the east to country finally reconcile with her father but what she finds out is her father is dead and she has to survive in the rustic lands all by herselfJake doesn't believe the Duchess who arrived on the coach would survive in the harsh conditions in the Old west but what he doesn't expect is himself falling for her and finding home with herA story about two lost souls finding each other Sarah and Jake were just great contrasting yet hopeful characters to readHow Sarah arrives with her heart in her eyes finds all her dreams shattered and then picks herself up building a home learning skills and finding love is just very well portrayed I admired her strength her finding work with sewing giving shelter to Alice adopting the puppy taking care of old Lucian punching Carlotta which was my favorite sceneJake is 14th apache having always lived as a gunslinger and a outlaw Never had home or affection Instantly attracted to this polite but brave lady he never expects to feel protective or fall in love But he doesTheir romance is beautiful and so are their love making scenes There is a lot of evil which surrounds them but together they fight them against all oddsThe secondary characters ie of Anne Lucian et al were likable and certainly added to the story The confession in the end with her threatening and chasing himGOLDOverall opposites attract to make this love story worth rereading Ah such a brave heroine and such a devoted alpha heroCannot wait to read in this seriesSafe55


  4. says:

    Listed as5 in the Love by Design Jack's Stories series by Nora Roberts Sarah Conway has come to Arizona Territory to see her father Her mother died when she was young and her father left her in Philadelphia at a convent school while he set out west to carve out a better living for them The stage is attacked and Jake Redman comes to the rescue Anyway she arrives in Lone Bluff to discover that her father was killed in a mining accident just days before She continues on to her father house and decides to stayYes it was a bit predictable but it still had a charm to it The characters were likable and well developed though I wouldn't have minded a bit of their history told The bad guys were obvious too I felt it was well written and ran at a nice pace without lagging Truly I didn't even know Nora Roberts wrote any historical romances until I ran into this one


  5. says:

    Superb suspenseful storytelling from the Old WestThis was my first historical romance by Nora Roberts and I loved it Set in 1875 in Arizona Territory it tells of Sarah Conway who was raised in a convent school in Philadelphia where her father left her when he went west to discover gold He loved his daughter and saw Sarah had everything but the one thing she really wanted—her father So when she was nearly 18 she traveled west to Lone Bluff where her father had settled and built them a fine home She is shocked to see how stark the land was and to discover her father has been killed in an accident in his mine and there was no fine home Instead she finds a one room shack with a dirt floorJake Redman is half Apache and all gunslinger a hardened man but with a kind noble heart Jake thinks the girl he calls Duchess won’t last a day in Lone Bluff But he was wrong And for some reason he wants to protect herSarah is a stubborn determined woman with little respect for the prejudice of others She falls hard for Jake and befriends a young prostitute—all the while she is making a home of the cabin her father left her and building a seamstress business Jake is the perfect hero steel and ice outside and fire inside Sarah has a steel backbone but is all lady inside Roberts brings the Old West to life creating vivid images of the rough life on the frontier with lots of action to keep you biting your nails There are wonderful secondary characters too including Lucius the kind old soldier who Sarah hires to look after her place Alice the young prostitute who thought the sun rose with Sarah Sam Carlson the smooth rancher who was snake than gentleman and Carlotta the madam of the local whorehouse who wants gold and Jake and doesn’t take kindly to the proper young lady from Philadelphia who has captured Jake’s attention Great storytellingI recommend this one


  6. says:

    In Loving Jack the second book in the series the heroine is an aspiring author and is writing this story Seems I read the series out of order but it didn't lesson my enjoyment of this book This apparently is Nora Robert's first historical romance I liked it Love finding new to me books written by Nora Roberts


  7. says:

    July 20183 Stars I liked itAudiobookSimple but likable western romance Good fluff material


  8. says:

    It's a romance novel set in Injun country Does it have1 A half breed hero? CHECK Per the jacket copy Jake Redman is half Apache and all man2 A caucasian heroine? CHECK She's even blonde and pale 2 bonus points3 A kidnapping and attempted rape of the caucasian heroine by a Native American villain? CHECK His dark eyes actually gleam in the firelight as he begins to cut her clothes away 1 bonus pointI believe that's romance novel Indian bingo right there Putting aside the painful racial caricaturing and I know that the idea of easily putting it aside is an issue in its own right this novel's plot is as flimsy as one of its heroine's chemises but the writing isn't terribly godawful and some of the characterization is fun Nora you're welcome to steal that blurb for the next edition


  9. says:

    Setting Arizona Territory 1875 Lawless is one of Nora Roberts' novellas though not too short like some you find thankfully I read it in the new version The Law Of Love in which it's paired up with another Roberts novella This story was very sweet and engaging Sarah and Jake are nice contrasts for one another and although I was afraid at first that Sarah might be one of those TSTL heroines she thankfully wasn't Jake was the bad boyloner whose heart has before this been untouched and who has avoided any attachments yeah need I say ladies?? Would definitely recommend


  10. says:

    This is a delightful and romantic western about Jack a half Apache gunslinger and Sarah a city bred woman who moves to Arizona to meet up with her father Sarah is a great heroine strong and smart she never whines regardless of her dreary circumstances Jack is a loner who learns to love and for the first time in his life he wants a place to call home They make a great pair and I loved the scenes where they were together The villains are truly evil and even though the storyline is predictable at times the writing is so well executed that I was eager to learn what would happen next We get a great HEA at the end of a story full of adventure and romance in the Wild West