‘Do Not Forsake Me’ by Rosanne Bittner

dnfm rbSTORY: Fate brought them together. His past may tear them apart.

Miranda Hayes’ life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner…and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace…balanced on the knife’s edge of danger.

Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.

He always knew there’d be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.

REVIEW: I tend to get attached to some of the greatest fictional characters I read about and Jake and Miranda Harkner is a couple I hated to say goodbye to after I was done with ‘Outlaw Hearts’. Lucky for me that their story continues in this sequel!

If you haven’t read the first book in which this couple met, don’t fret too much (although if I were you, I’d be getting it because it really was a wonderful beginning to their romance), because the author wrote this story so well you’ll be catching up on all their history soon enough.

I must say that what I liked the best about this story and our main protagonists is the way we were invited into their marriage. Not many authors are willing to take their readers on this trip through a life well lived and showing us what a marriage really means.

Seriously (besides “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon), there aren’t many saga’s out there delving into the lives of middle aged heroes and heroines, so once you stumble on such a story, you just have to read it, especially if you’re my “middle age” 😉

If you’re into Western romance, complex and strong characters and plenty of action and danger, this is a must read for you.

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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