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A Taggart Brothers Novel, #1

Overall I had a good time reading Desperado. It started out a little slow for me and it took me a while to get into the book, but I enjoyed it. There were sad, tense, and happy moments. Elam went through a lot and he lived with many regrets and guilt. He lost his wife, sister, and parents in such a short period of time. Of course this would messed someone up. It was understandable that he would feel guilt and shut himself out from everybody. But being away from his remaining family made him guiltier. So when his brother came to ask him for help he couldn’t resist. And I thought that it was for the best.

He and our heroine P.D. Raines had a lot of chemistry. They both had their struggles but they helped each other out. P.D. was a very strong woman. She made a life for herself despite how her parents treated her. She overcame many difficult things and she was determined to get Elam help her win the Game. I loved reading their interactions. At first I wasn’t sure how they would work out but I loved the way it ended. I was very satisfied.

The book contains a little bit of mystery, which I loved. And of course I can’t resist a story about a damaged hero. Even though I didn’t like him all the time, I thought that Elam was a great guy. I enjoyed his and P.D.’s story. I’m looking forward to reading the next books about the brothers.

Book Blurb for Desperado

From bestselling author Lisa Bingham comes the first in a brand-new series starring a trio of handsome wranglers. The Taggart brothers have bodies of iron and hearts of gold—though both may be a shade tarnished. But that doesn’t stop them from trying to keep the women they love in their arms . . .

Elam Taggart knows about the nickname town gossips have given him: Desperado. He doesn’t care. He’s lost just about everything: his wife, his parents, his little sister, and his career as a Navy EOD specialist. After returning home, he hightails it to the rugged Wasatch Mountains outside town.

But when his brother comes asking for help, Elam can’t say no. That is, until Elam realizes that in order to help, he’ll be forced to spend time with town newcomer P.D. Raines. P.D. knows that asking Elam Taggart to be her partner in the town’s upcoming Wild West Games is a mistake. But she needs the prize money, and Elam is lean, hard, and tortured—a dangerous combination she can’t seem to resist.

As the competition heats up—to the point of peril—Elam and P.D. have to turn away from the past and embrace the passion that sparks between them in order to escape the threat to their lives.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 4.00