Donna Fletcher has long been a favorite of mine. I love her Scottish Romances but I'd somehow overlooked an American historical romance called Untamed Fire. I finally read it a while back. I loved it and was incredibly impatient waiting for Rosa and Esteban's story. There's something raw and powerful about this series. Renegade Love may have given me fits because it took so long to come out but it sure was worth it. Esteban is a flawed, arrogant and, at times, almost frightening hero. However, make no mistake about it, he is a hero. Rosa comes off weak and frightened at first, but she too is a true heroine. She is exactly what Esteban needs and her courage, gentleness and fire are a perfect balm for his hurting soul. Strong dialogue, an unconventional romance and strong emotion create an unforgettable tale of love, redemption and survival. I do hope that next one in this series is Diablo's story. Highly recommended.
Esteban Cesare returned home after his escape from the renegades who had taken him years earlier. But rumors and tales followed him. When he is more or less forced to marry, Rosa Mendez believes she may be exchanging one hell for another. But Esteban isn't quite what he seems and Rosa in much more than knows. Together they may stand a chance of freeing themselves from the past and forging a new future.
Rosa’s friend warned her not to look at Esteban Cesare that he was evil and once she looked upon evil she was doomed. But she felt sorry for the handsome ranchero. He had finally returned after having been abducted sixteen years ago by renegades and no one but his family welcomed him home.
Rosa didn’t heed her friend’s warning. She looked upon him... and sealed her fate.
Esteban Cesare had no intention of honoring is father’s request that he marry and besides no decent ranchero would allow his daughter to wed a renegade. Without viable candidates, he had nothing to worry about until he saw Rosa Mendez. He couldn’t take his eyes off the petite beauty and he couldn’t stop thinking of what he’d like to do to her.
But then he was no gentleman... he was a renegade.