It’s 1896, and Tamar Freeman is a respectable citizen of Kansas City, maintaining her family legacy, running the local newspaper, and caring for her sisters. The last thing she expects is to fall for an outlaw. But the lonely hearts ads that Deadwood Dick takes out in the Advocate stir something unexpected deep within.
Lawman Amos Tanner went deep undercover for the Pinkertons months ago to bust a burglary ring on the lam, wreaking havoc across the Western states. The coded ads he’s been placing with his Pinkerton boss in local newspapers have laid the trap expertly for the gang’s capture, and soon he’ll pull off his last heist as Deadwood Dick and be free to return home to Oklahoma. But a wildfire of an attraction has roared to life between him and Tamar. Walking away from her will be the hardest thing he’s ever done.
When the final heist doesn’t quite go off as planned, a shocking turn of events threatens to split Amos and Tamar forever. Will she find the strength to give up her safe world and risk a chance at the life she’s long desired?
Review: I loved this book and wished it was longer. What great strong characters that were written quite well. Tamar was a feminist with clear cut ideas about right and wrong. She felt that it was her duty to write about topics that were not well liked.
At first it was a tad confusing with what was going on but once I got the story line the book read quite fast. It was interesting and it kept my attention which is hard with historical novels.
I love the banter between Tamar and her sisters. I liked that it was different than most books at this time. Tamar was a character that you don’t often see or if you do she is often wealthy and white.
The romance between Tamar and Amos was explosive. I was cheering for Tamar the whole way because she didn’t have a healthy attitude towards love and relationships but I think Amos was just the man to prove her otherwise.