The premier name in African-American historical romance fiction, the incomparable Beverly Jenkins returns to the American West with Night Hawk—a blistering tale of high-stakes romance that unites a hard-as-nails bounty hunter with a gorgeous spitfire whom he rescues from a vigilante mob.
Outlaw.Preacher. Night Hawk. He’s had many names, but he can’t escape the past.
Since Ian Vance’s beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter know she’ll never feel love or tenderness again, so he’s made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he’s charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can’t help but feel he may still have something left to lose.
Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman has always found her way out of trouble. But now there’s a vigilante mob at her back who would like nothing more than to see her hang for a crime she didn’t commit. Maggie may have to accept help for the first time in her life . . .even if it’s from the one man standing between her and freedom.
Jenkins, famous for historical romances featuring black characters (Captured; Belle), stumbles with this tale set in the turbulent American South of 1889. When Ian Vance, a bounty hunter turned U.S. deputy marshal, sees Maggie Freeman on a Kansas train platform, he's struck by her defiant manner. Maggie defended herself against sexual assault and is on her way to stand trial in Kansas City, but no Southern judge would allow a black woman who killed a white man to walk free. Ian falls in love with her fighting spirit and sense of humor, and Maggie is intrigued by his law degree, Scottish and African heritage, and years as an outlaw. As Ian and Maggie dodge the law and travel to his Wyoming ranch, she piles on heavy-handed, disruptive lessons in African-American history. The romance either rushes or drags, and while the protagonists are quirky and engaging, the delightful side characters repeatedly steal the show.
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This book will rate as my all time favorite. I fell in love with Ian and Maggie. It's a must read, and read it again.
I would love to see Night Song on iBooks.
Night Hawk - Excellent.
Night Hawk was a very engaging and enjoyable novel, true to Beverly Jenkins style. I especially enjoy her historical romances, both for the passion and knowledge gained of our culture as well as that of other ethnicities. It is so easy for me to lose myself in Ms. Jenkins' novels and relish in the experience. Eagerly awaiting the release of her next exciting novel!!! I know I will enjoy reading it as much as the tale chronicling the life experience of Maggie and Ian.
Classic Beverley Jenkins is back!
This is one of BJ's strongest shows in a long time. Welcome back!M!