After Sundown

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After Sundown

Lawless Nights, #1

"After Sundown" is the perfect combination of action and romance that makes historical romance westerns so wonderful. A bar fight, murder, romance, friendship, a handsome lawman, and a misunderstood heroine, Shelly Thacker writes all this and more in this creative story. Annie is one of those characters readers will immediately be drawn to. She is misunderstood by others and herself, but through friendship grows in confidence and self - worth. Lucas is the typical romance hero, arrogant, assured, but with a soft side hidden underneath, and really what more could a romance reader ask for in a hero. Lucas and Dr. Holts' friendship brings humor to "After Sundown," and all the characters in Eminence have great dialogue between each other. A few plot twists will keep readers on their toes, and the theme is sweet and pleasant. "After Sundown" is a gratifying read many will enjoy.

Lucas McKenna is on the hunt for his brother's killer, and nothing will stop him from seeking revenge. Being a famous Marshal in Indian Territory helps him find his prey even sooner. Lucas realizes however, that Annie, his brother's mistress and murderer, is nothing like he thought she would be; cold hearted, manipulative, and dangerous. Instead she is sensitive, kind, and vulnerable. Lucas soon finds himself believing Annie's story, but being a lawman means he has to bring her to justice. Will Lucas save Annie from prison, or be the one to take her there?

Book Blurb for After Sundown

He vowed to bring her to justice...

U.S. Marshal Lucas McKenna has brought down some of the most notorious outlaws in the West. Now he's on a personal mission: hunting the woman who killed his brother.

Antoinette Sutton is running for her life. The evidence against her is overwhelming--and no one will believe the truth about what happened. Lucas captures the dark-haired beauty in Colorado, but before he can take her back to Missouri to stand trial, the two are snowbound in a remote mining town. During the firelit nights of a Rocky Mountain winter, lawman and prisoner are caught in a dance of danger and desire... until Annie loses her heart and Lucas faces an impossible choice: will he do his duty and turn her in, or set her free and become an outlaw himself?

An RWA RITA Award Finalist: Best Historical Romance of the Year

This revised Author's Preferred Edition ebook includes new scenes never before published. Also includes bonus content: "The Making of AFTER SUNDOWN: The Story Behind the Story," plus excerpts from upcoming Shelly Thacker books.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 4.00