"A wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the heart of the imagination...it's a romance not to be missed."—Heather Graham on Outlaw Hearts
"Stop! Or I'll shoot your hat off."
Maggie Tucker has just gone through hell. Outlaws murdered her husband, looted their camp, and terrorized Maggie before leaving her lost and alone in the wilds of Wyoming. She isn't about to let another strange man get close enough to harm her.
Sage Lightfoot, owner of Paradise Valley ranch, his hunting for the men who killed his best ranch hand. But what he finds is a beautiful, bedraggled woman digging a grave. And pointing a pistol at his heart.
From that moment on, Sage will do anything to protect the strong-yet-vulnerable Maggie. Together, they'll embark on a life-changing journey along the dangerous Outlaw Trail, risking their lives...and their love.
Bittner (Wildest Dreams) takes on the dangers of 1886 Wyoming as a couple fall in love despite the odds. When Paradise Valley ranch owner Sage Lightfoot encounters Maggie Tucker on his land, she's nearly done burying her husband who's been killed by a trio of Sage's former employees. Raped by the fugitives and grieving her husband, Maggie doesn't trust Sage at first, but she joins forces with him when she realizes that he's just as anxious to bring the criminals to justice. After Maggie and Sage start hunting the outlaws, a series of crises befall them: Sage is attacked by a grizzly bear, one of the fugitives shoots Maggie with an arrow, and then Maggie is kidnapped. Amid all the drama, Sage falls for Maggie and she for him, even as she fears she may be pregnant by one of the rapists. The unrelenting lineup of disasters comes across as overly melodramatic, but strong characterization helps to balance it out.