The Fall of Rome

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The Fall of Rome

Early then 1878, Katrina Simmons (Kat) used to be a professional card player until she started flirting with an outlaw named Bull's Eye Brady and Rome Garret. She fell in love with Rome so that made Brady mad. Kat decided to run away from both Brady and Rome. In 1878 and in hiding, Kat has changed her name to Jane Murdock and runs a saloon. She gets a letter from a nun stating that they can no longer take care of her niece and she needs to come and get her. She decides she has to come out of hiding and get Brady in jail because she cannot raise her niece on the run. Rome is sitting in jail; He was a Wells Fargo Detective when Kat knew him and he has since lost his honor and job when people found out about his affair with a Senator's wife. Can Kat and Rome forget the past to bring Brady in once and for all?

The Fall of Rome was a Good Read! This romance is slow in the beginning but picks up speed when Kat and Rome finally get together again to find Brady.

Book Blurb for The Fall of Rome

They gamble their lives with reckless abandon, but are they brave enough to bet on love?

Famous for bending the law to get his man, former Wells Fargo detective, Rome Garrett signs on with the Peacemaker Alliance, a covert government agency intent on taming the west. Unfortunately, his first assignment involves teaming up with the only woman who ever broke his heart in order to entrap a cold-blooded killer. Bringing down Bulls-eye Brady would restore Rome's tarnished career. As a personal bonus he vows to show his old flame how it feels to love and lose, vanquishing the beautiful hellcat from his dreams once and for all.

Retired cardsharp, Kat Simmons, has been in hiding for six years. Now she's being asked to risk her hard won obscurity by baiting the very man she fears. Not only that, the plan involves spending intimate time with Rome, the only man she ever truly loved. Readopting her flamboyant persona, Kat joins Rome on a whirlwind poker tournament tour, gaining notoriety as they clean up at the tables. When word gets out that Kat Simmons is back on the circuit, with any luck, Bulls-eye Brady will show up to reclaim the woman who "got away". Meanwhile Kat and Rome grapple with rekindled passion, past betrayals, and a secret that could prove their doom.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2008 3.00