In the shadows of the Old West, that untamed land, live bands of outlaws and outsiders. In a time when fevers could fell whole towns, these few survivors are marked. Marked...and forever changed.
Sam Kane is the oldest brother, the steadfast son and the confident marshal. He's never met a problem too hot to handle until a gang behind a string of robberies across the territory set their sights on his town. Now with the bank's gold inexplicably missing from a locked safe, the town hunting the elusive thieves and a passionate redhead with a fiery secret in his jail, Sam has his hands full.
Scarlett Morning Star lived in seclusion in the mountains of West Texas most of her life. She longs for adventure, but with seven very protective older brothers, adventure is hard to come by. When she tags along uninvited on their latest escapade, she is left behind during a bank robbery and finds herself in the custody of the very sexy town marshal.
The town wants to lynch her, the Marshal wants answers and her brothers want her back, can Scarlett keep it together or will her explosive secret burn them all?
Her life. His badge. Their fight.
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Bad narrator make 4 a difficult listen
This story is a true old fashioned love story set in the old west. With a few twists and turns, this story has shapeshifters and magic to spare. Unfortunately the narrator was so dull and boring with her voices that i had trouble continuing with the story. I liked the paranormal aspects of the book and wished several time during the book that a more enthusiastic narrator was reading instead of Nicole Colburn. I may try the next book in this series as it seams a very interesting series. Book 2 has a male reader so fingers crossed he is good.
Marshal Kane catches Scarlett as she is exciting an empty bank vault. Except there was only one way in and one way out and since the Marshal was standing at the front door how did Scarlett and her gang enter and exit.
Scarlett while being a co-operative prisoner is all too happy to go with the sheriff, giving only the minimalist of information to the man. Deciding that Scarlett would not be safe in the town jail he takes her to his family compound on the outskirts of town.
Scarlett despite her growing feelings for the Marshal knows she must escape before her gang which happens to be her brothers come looking for her.
The Kane Family compound is surrounded with men. Marshal Sam Kane has brothers and his widowed father runs a strong, tight house. Accordingly all the men are smitten with Scarlett, her flowing red hair, her manners and her ability to sooth the savage beast as it were. The Marshal was "taken" with Scarlett the moment he captured her in the bank.
Scarlett does escape temporarily. She knows her brothers have sensed where she is and who she is with.
While away from Marshal Kane, Scarlett realizes she misses him. As much as she wants to get back to her family, she fears she may like Sam more than she wants to admit to herself.
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