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After Sundown He vowed to bring her to justice but he never counted on getting stranded with his beautiful prisonerUS Marshal Lucas McKenna has brought down some of the most notorious outlaws in the West Now he s on a personal mission hunting the woman who killed his brother Antoinette Sutton is running for her life The evidence against her is overwhelming and no one will believe the truth about what happened Lucas captures the dark haired beauty in Colorado, but before he can take her back to Missouri to stand trial, the two are snowbound in a remote mining town During the firelit nights of a Rocky Mountain winter, lawman and prisoner are caught in a dance of danger and desireAn RWA RITA Award Finalist Best Historical Romance of the Year Fast paced and poignant One of the best romances of the year The Oakland Press Refreshing Capable and strong characters, true emotionthis is a much better offering in the western romance department than many I have read, and if you ve been looking to try a novel in this genre, I recommend this one AllAboutRomance Shelly Thacker s masterful handling of complex emotions is as impressive as her storytelling ability This fresh, intriguing, sensual tale is just what romance readers are looking forstars highest rating RT Book ReviewsOriginally published by Dell under the title Into the Sunset This Author s Preferred Edition has been revised by the author and includes new scenes never before published 3.5 Stars Hot SteamNice characters Good story Ok sex. 3.7 starsAn interesting story with a nice flow to it, despite getting at times a bit repetitive in the depiction of emotions, and characters who are endearing, although not free of the kind of cloying righteousness that plagues romance writing, especially the historical sub genre and particularly the male protagonists and takes you straight out of the material of the book and into box ticking territory you know, preaching the correctness of the MCs but without the absurd and theatrical pass 3.7 starsAn interesting story with a nice flow to it, despite getting at times a bit repetitive in the depiction of emotions, and characters who are endearing, although not free of the kind of cloying righteousness that plagues romance writing, especially the historical sub genre and particularly the male protagonists and takes you straight out of the material of the book and into box ticking territory you know, preaching the correctness of the MCs but without the absurd and theatrical passion of actual preaching proclaiming at every possible turn the unassailably sanitary nature of the characters Had this book beentruthful to the experiences the characters underwent, had it made the conflicts especially the self conflicts of the heropalpable, this would have been a spectacularly good specimen of historical romance To be fair, it is not without great moments and memorable scenes I particularly liked two things First, the scene where the hero who mourns his brother is filled with the anguish of not being able to remember what his brother looked like or said the last time he saw him Romances,often than not, deal with that kind of emotion with shocking flightiness Shelly Thacker lingers on the hero s loss for some time and independently of providing the hero with a feral motive to hate the heroine And second, the depiction of details that compose and make vivid a scene, like the light of the moon, mirror reflections, candles, snow flakes, the smell of pine trees or of tobacco filled rooms, etc., was done with great skill without showing off and resulting in annoyingly overwritten tableaux As for the MCs, the heroine is nice maybe too self sacrificing , free of the usual stupidity and stubbornness that passes off as spiritedness, while the hero, despite his fulfilling the quota of romance hero virtues , is not one dimensional and his portrayal does linger on after one has finished reading the book Overall a good romance especially compared with what is out there getting gushing reviews from the fan clubs or the uncritical reader, e.g the ahistorical crap Elizabeth Hoyt churns out gets five stars before publication when far superior books like After Sundown are rather ignored that could have done with asotto voce advertising of the MCs goodness and decency I didn t like the book at all but I stopped reading at 30% So no rating. From the back cover Into his arms The moment she saw him she ran, desperate to escape But he found her U.S Marshal Lucas McKenna made it clear his interest in Annie Sutton was very personal he d come to arrest her for the murder of his brother Annie was at his mercy, trapped in a snowbound Colorado town, imprisoned in a makeshift jail until he could take her back to justice She never expected to find love in the arms of a lawman determined to see her hang Into his heart Lucas McK From the back cover Into his arms The moment she saw him she ran, desperate to escape But he found her U.S Marshal Lucas McKenna made it clear his interest in Annie Sutton was very personal he d come to arrest her for the murder of his brother Annie was at his mercy, trapped in a snowbound Colorado town, imprisoned in a makeshift jail until he could take her back to justice She never expected to find love in the arms of a lawman determined to see her hang Into his heart Lucas McKenna, the msot feared lawman in the West, finally captured his brother s killer only to feel trapped himself, tormented by her nearness, the feel of her in his arms, the scent of her hair She said the killing was an accident He couldn t afford to believe her Yet as the winter passed, she slowly got under his skin, make him know her, set his heart afire Until he had to decide to lose his reputation and let her escape, or bring her to justice and risk losing her for good And my review This was a very enjoyable book While it wasn t a can t put it down, I still recommend it Thacker has a talent for creating loveable characters They are true to life, honorable people, yet still somewhat flawed They re human Not gods, and not unlikeable, either They re people you can relate to I expected not to like Annie, given the fact that she had lived for three years as a married man s mistress I should have hated her, yet somehow that was impossible I couldn t help but love her The small town thing was also well done in this book This story had so many loveable characters in it The townspeople were not paragons of saintly virtue, just real, human people that you would be happy to know The romance in this book was well done, and left me with that warm glow that romance readers crave Yes, this book had its dark moments, but they never overwhelmed the story And I really like the fact that the attraction between the characters was based on somethingsubstantial than sexual chemistry That is so rare in the lust soaked world of romance today Not that the hero and heroine weren t physically attracted to each other They were, but it was in its proper place The love came first, and the sexual attraction was an added bonus That s just as it should be This story never got boring, yet it didn t feel like it was all plot, either Fans of western romance and even those who might not like it as much as other historical periods will enjoy this book

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