The Gunslinger's Vow
by Amy Sandas
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Series: Runaway Brides - Book 1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (June 5, 2018)
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Print Length: 416 pages
Alexandra Brighton spent the last five years in Boston, erasing all evidence of the wild frontier girl she used to be. Before she settles, she's determined to visit her childhood home one final time. But when she finds herself stranded far from civilization, she has no choice but to trust her safety to the tall, dark and decidedly dangerous bounty hunter, Malcolm Kincaid.
Now that Malcolm finally has the location of his brother's killer, he has no intention of wasting time protecting a pampered Eastern lady. But something about Alexandra speaks to the heart he long thought frozen—and her slow transformation from proper miss to wild-eyed beauty leaves him shaken. By the time they reach Montana, Malcolm must decide if seeking justice for past wrongs is worth losing a future with the woman he never expected to need...
The Gunslinger's Vow by Amy Sandas (Runaway Brides #1)
Her father sent her east to Boston be refined, live the life of an elegant lady and for five years, Alexandra Brighton tried. It was the oh-so-proper marriage proposal that finally awoke Alex to the realization, she wasn’t sure who she was anymore and she needed to know that before she would carve her future in stone. She was far from the wilds of Montana, where she had felt alive and she needed to go home, just one more time. Was she running away from the passionless marriage she had committed to or was she running to something more?
Summoning the fire she had kept leashed in Boston, she approaches, Malcolm Kincaid, bounty hunter to escort her across the country. He emphatically says no, but Alex will not be thwarted and finds herself abandoned in the middle of nowhere until she sees a campfire. That fire belonged to Malcolm, a man with a score to settle, a man who wanted nothing to do with someone so far out of her depth. But is she? Alex has her own secrets, including the nightmare that forced her to leave Montana. Theirs will be a journey of discovery that won’t end in Montana, because what they both need will follow them wherever they go.
THE GUNSLINGER’S VOW by Amy Sandas starts out with a bang! A fierce woman on a mission, a mysterious and powerful loner caught up in her spell and the sparks that fly between them promise a passionate tale of romance. I just felt the romance took too long to develop and at points, the story dragged just a little too much for me. Instead of anticipating what will happen next, I found myself wanting them to move along.
An entertaining read, just a little too drawn out for me.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca!