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Jessies Outlaw
Author: Cheryl Anne Porter
ISBN: 866
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Book Type: Paperback
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This was a pretty fast book to read. The beginning really grabbed my attention: Young woman, orphaned and alone on her homestead; her discovery of a half dead, bloody man hiding out in her cellar; the immediate arrival of a gang of riders claiming to be a posse on the trail of a dangerous, wanted outlaw; followed by a shoot-out...
A lot of action, just like I like.
But the longer I read, the less I was interested, although I did finish reading the book. I just did not find it all that engrossing because it lacked complexity. The characters were both wonderful and likeable, but reminded me too much of the "All American" stereotype young adults.
As a matter of fact, I would probably recommend it more for the young adult reader in spite of some passionate sexual scenes.
My taste just runs a little to much todwards the dangerous and blood thirsty historical western romances.
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Great Book could't put down I read in one day.
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Jessie Stuart landed herself an outlaw. At least that is what she thinks. She locks him in her root cellar. She knows she did.
Yet before morning he falls through her doorway when she opens it to strang thuddings. She has landed a wounded, masculine, sexy male and it gets more complicated when she dresses his wound and bares his muscular chest to her questing fingers.
WOW! Josiah Tucker is the most dangerous man she has ever met.

Except for those no-good scalawags bunked out by her barn. Lord, what to do when the shooting starts.

The inevetible escape happens [you won't believe how] and boy, do they take off. Do they finally get rescued? It seems like it but then they get caught in an unplanned wedding.

It just keeps getting better and better. Suddenly we have gun-runners to contend with and a rotten traitor. Colonel Kit Carson is head of the army situated a couple of days ride away.

Vasquez is coming up from Mexico to take possession of the army guns being smuggled to him and Sante Fe is about 3 weeks away traveling by wagon. Yup! several seductions later our couple arrives in Santa Fe but then things again began to happen that are a bit unexpected. Sure keeps you on the edge of your seat.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -- definitely a keeper.
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The first half of the book was very exciting; the second half was not so interesting. I skipped over paragraphs and pages to get to the interesting parts.

Eighteen-year-old Jessie Stuart is alone on her family's homestead when trouble comes her way. Jessie finds an injured man in her root cellar. Before long, others come to find him and hang around her farm because the injured man's horse is there. This half is very interesting and action-packed.

SPOILER ALERT: I didn't buy that the US Army couldn't arrest one of their own officers in three months. It ruined the 'surprise' bad man.