To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday – Review, Excerpt & Giveaway
Three Brothers. One Oath.
The MEN of LEGEND
Outlaw Luke Weston survives by his wits. On the run for a murder he didn’t commit, the last thing he needs is to go looking for more trouble. But when Luke stumbles across a fiercely beautiful woman struggling against two heavily armed men, it’s obvious that trouble has found him.
After all, he never could resist a damsel in distress.
Josie Morgan’s distressed, all right―and hopping mad. She has no idea why she’s been kidnapped…or who she is…or why her body melts for the mysterious gunslinger who saved her life. But as the lost memories come tumbling back together, Josie is faced with the stark reality of why she and Luke can never be…even as her heart is telling her she will always be his.
To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday is the 3rd book in her Men of Legend series. This book reads very well as a standalone, though it is best to read the earlier books to learn more about this wonderful family and the Legend men. When I read my first book (Texas Plains) by Broday, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed that book, since I usually do not read westerns. Now having loved To Marry a Texas Outlaw, I will be reading anything by Linda Broday, as she writes beautiful heartwarming stories, with wonderful characters.
In To Marry a Texas Outlaw, Luke Weston, our hero, is on the run, as he is trying to clear himself from a murder charge, which he did not commit. Luke is also known as a famous gunslinger, and is always looking over his shoulder at those trying to kill him. When he comes across a wagon, he sees a woman tied up and two men hurting her. He comes to her rescue.
Josie Morgan, our heroine, at first thinks Luke is one of the men who kidnapped her, but she learns quickly that he was rescuing her. When Luke tries to get information from her, she cannot remember anything, including her name; something which will be revealed in a short time. As Luke takes her to friends for protection, they both begin to feel an attraction to each other. Josie is determined to find out who she is and why was she kidnapped? She also learns about Luke, and believes in his innocence. But both of them have issues that would stop them from acting on their feelings; Josie worries she might have done something bad, and Luke wouldn’t accept her. Luke already feels his life is too dangerous for Josie or his family to be part of. Two tough and determined people, who are falling in love….will they find a way to stay together.
What follows is an exhilarating and exciting adventure that will bring Luke’s family (Stoker (father), his brothers, Sam, Houston and their wives) into a large part of the story, at the Lone Star ranch. They all try to convince Luke that he is part of the family no matter what, and they want to help him. He is stubborn, determined to leave and keep them safe. Josie & Luke will also bring to the family a young boy and his dog, who they saved from a abusive uncle, and he too will become part of the Legend household. The last half of the book has them all fighting against hired gunslingers to save the father, and in turn save Luke. Josie was a strong and tough heroine, who was able to rise above her kidnapping and memory loss and step fully into the battle to help them. She will also open Luke’s heart to a possible future of love and family. This was such a heartwarming and emotional story that has us unable to put the book down, and a fantastic ending. Very well done by Broday.
What follows is a unique and wonderful story of two people, one on the run and the other having lost her memory, who will find love for each other . I loved when they got to the family ranch, and Luke’s family was great. I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this heart wrenching story, and the wonderful characters Linda Broday has created. If you enjoy heartwarming western romance adventures, wonderful couples and families; I strongly suggest you read Linda Broday’s books.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher
At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She resides in the Texas Panhandle and is inspired every day.
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