Pat Tracy is one of my favorite authors ... I never pass up one of her books! This is one of her best.
Very good romance. Story moved quickly throught the book, I didn't put it down. Very enjoyable read.
I really enjoyed reading this book.
The wagon went west without her but nothing could stop Victoria from pursuring her great adventure. Not even a reprobate like Logan Youngblood, whose lazy-lidded gaze and lopside grin dared her to do things that should have made her blush...but didn't
Victoria Amory is half-dressed when her sister's suitor mistakenly enters the wrong bedroom to leave a rose on her pillow. When a bumblebee emerges from the rose and flies up his pant leg, Victoria instinctively jerks his pants down and starts whacking at the bee with her hairbrush. Crying out in pain, the unfortunate suitor draws the attention of her family and their guests. Her virtue now compromised, Victoria flees town and joins a wagon train.
Victoria is soon cast out of the wagon train after she refuses to unload her virtual library from her wagon. But not before she accidentally shoots another wagoneer in the foot...
The laughter continues throughout this highly entertaining story.
Victoria meets Logan Youngblood, rescuing the 'reprobate' from certain death in an abandoned stockade. Regardless of multiple mistaken (and often hilarious) impressions regarding Logan, they set out together for Trinity Falls.
Victoria's disdain for Logan soon transforms to an undeniable and heated attraction. She still doesn't know he is Trinity Falls mayor and bank owner. The banter becomes even funnier when Logan, feeling unable to salvage his honor for the time being, inspires even loftier reprobations from Victoria. A truly wonderful story!
I only recently discovered this author (Pat Tracy) when I stumbled on "Cade's Justice" - another of her titles I highly recommend!
The wagons went West--without her; but nothing could stop Victoria from pursuing her "great adventure. " not even a reprobate like Logan, whose lazy-lidded gaze and lopsided grin dared her to do things that should have made her blush--but didn't!
The minute Victoria Amory let him out of the stockade, Logan Youngblood knew he was looking at trouble with a capital T. This boston-bred bluestocking had hair that glistened like an autumn leaf and eyes so bright, they shamed the sun out of the sky. Yep. She was Trouble--of the marrying kind!
The dialogue between Victoria Amory and Logan Youngblood is hysterically funny and absolutely convoluted. Individually, these two characters are very interesting; together, they make the pages sparkle.
Victoria is on her way out west when the wagon master decides to leave her behind -- without her weapon. This Boston bluestocking is undaunted by this setback, even though she is heading directly into Indian Territory. However, she isn't so blase when she arrives at the nearest fort to find the gates open and signs that the troopers vacated quickly. Eventually, she finds someone left in the stockade. When Logan Youngblood tries to explain that he'd done nothing wrong, Victoria finds it hard to believe. What Army officer would imprison an innocent man? What Victoria does not know is that Logan is often called (by the town's women), 'Passion's Pirate." The Army officer thinks that his wife and Logan have gotten to know each other (in the biblical sense) and he wants to punish him.
I hesitate to tell too much of the story. The only reason I did not give this book a score of 5 is that the reader can see most of the events heading towards this couple. However, Pat Tracy tells the story so well that I didn't really care.
This book is the first of 4 books in THE GUARDSMEN series. 4.5 stars
1. Beloved Outcast (1996)
2. Cade's Justice (1997)
3. Burke's Rules (1998)
4. Hunter's Law (2000)