Review: Lady Broke by Rachel Donnelly

Lady Broke by Rachel Donnelly
Release Date: July 8, 2013
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 318
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

East meets west when a high-principled Boston socialite teams up with a revenge driven bounty hunter to catch a gang of outlaws in the wilds of Nevada.

It’s tough being a witness when the last one turned up dead. But Christie Wallace is determined to bring the Everett gang to justice. Unfortunately, the law can’t protect her from pistol-toting outlaws or the intoxicating lure of a dangerous man. But, after escaping the suffocating prospects of an arranged marriage, she has no intention of allowing her heart to rule her head, even when temptation comes in the form of an incorrigible lawman named Nat Randall.

Dead or alive – it made no difference to Nat Randall. He’s tried to bring the Everett gang to trial once before, but the law let him down. It seems frontier justice is all he has left. But he didn’t count on protecting a bewitching Easterner whose courageous spirit challenges him as much as her beauty distracts. It’s not long before he’s torn between pursuing her or the outlaws.

A timeless, rollicking adventure of unlikely lovers, set in the Wild West.


Review: Lady Broke was beautifully written and I enjoyed it but did have a hard time getting into it at first. I really was waiting for it to get more interesting in the beginning. I’m not sure why I was because it was very fast paced and a lot of different things happening. Reading about this time period makes me wish I lived during it except for the lack of books!!!

I loved the main characters of Nat Randall and Christie Wallace. Both were not what they seemed. Christie may have appeared meek, mild and quiet but she was really the complete opposite. She had a very clear set of morals and felt the need to put herself in harm’s way in order to do what is right and just. Nat Randall is nothing what he seems. Christie has a very clear first impression of him and she can’t seem to let that impression go.