The Gunslinger's Untamed Bride
Book 2 in the Bride's series
This is book 2 in Stacey Kanye’s Bride Series and it is a great continuation of the saga. I thoroughly loved the first book and I was looking forward to this one. I was definitely not disappointed! This time out we get to learn more about the fascinating young gunslinger Juniper Barns whom we first met in Bride of Shadow Canyon. Juniper has had a very hard time all throughout his young life. Forced into the life of a gunslinger by the age of 14, June found himself already a seasoned killer. But Juniper never wanted the life that was thrust upon him, he never wanted to even the first life. However through several cruel and unfortunate twists of fate that is exactly what he was forced to do many times over.
Now after many years of trying to outlive his past it suddenly appears again and threatens the peaceful life he has carefully garnered and those he loves the most. For that reason Juniper leaves the only real home he has ever known with Rachel and Jed and their three children, to protect them from his past and the men that came to challenge him because of his past. Juniper leaves and starts work in a remote and small logging camp and soon because of his expertise with a gun and this honesty and courage he is offered the title of sheriff to keep the peace in the mountain lumber camp and its small surrounding community. Now that fate has once again thrown him a curve ball and he finds himself on the other side of the law for the first time can he finally have found peace from his tortured past. But fate is indeed a fickle lover and he soon finds he has run head long into another challenge from his past one that not only threatens his life but this time his heart as well…
Lilly “Palmer” Carrington never thought that when she bought out a small but struggling lumber camp from a despised competitor that she would come face to face with a ghost from her past. One that she longed to revenge since her youth. There in front of her on the lumber camps payroll roster is the name of the man that stole her parents and her life from her… Juniper Barns. Lily has come a long way from her modest beginnings to climb her way to the top of Carrington Industry’s. She is the boss and everyone knows it and respects her business prowess and her intelligence (and though she doesn’t realize it her beauty as well). She is by all accounts a force to be reckoned with. And now fate has put in front of her the chance to avenge the murder of her father at the hands of the gunslinger who took him from she and her mother so long ago. Lily also blames him for the death shortly thereafter of her mother. She devises the plan to travel personally to the mining camp under the guise of wanting to oversee the turning over of the mill and distribution of back payroll to the employee’s herself. While in reality that is partly the truth the main reason and the reason for her traveling so far from her upscale office and home in California is the same reason that her father’s pistol is hidden in her fine tailored skirt. She means to kill Juniper Barns! What she never bargained for was that he would not only be the SHERIFF of the town but also drop dead gorgeous with a gentle manner and smile too!
Needless to say when the two meet sparks fly from the start and I don’t’ want to give to much of this away so I am going to stop the description there and let you find out for yourself what all happens! Let me tell you it is WELL worth it to buy this one to find out. This story is face paced extremely well written and the chemistry between the main characters is a palpable thing! Juniper was a character that I was dying to learn more about from the last novel and he is even more intriguing here than he was before. If you like your heroes and heroines strong and enjoy a story with a great plot, that is full of passion, twists and turns, action and danger you do not want to miss this one! Stacey Kayne has quickly made her way onto my must buy list. And I’m positive that once you give her books a try, she will be on yours as well. I highly recommend this series and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one.
Book Blurb for The Gunslinger's Untamed Bride
She vows to kill him....he'll risk everything to protect her!
Lily Carrington sees the name of an infamous killer on the payroll of her new lumber company and leaves her cushy San Francisco office to journey into the untamed wilderness and avenge her father’s death. Unprepared for the turmoil of a lumber camp torn apart by financial strain, Lily finds herself at the mercy of lumberjacks willing to do anything to get their pay. A handsome stranger determined to keep the peace becomes her sole protector—the very man she’s sworn to kill.
Juniper Barns has sought out a secluded life to escape the ghosts of his past, men seeking revenge for those he'd killed during his youth as a gunfighter. Realizing his new pretty boss has come with vengeful intentions, Juniper knows his troubles have just begun. As they work together to bring the lumber camp under control, their mutual desire becomes a new threat.
Can they overcome a past built on vengeance to find love in their future?
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