“Sandas will leave you breathless.” —LINDA BRODAY, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author for The Gunslinger’s Vow
Three runaway brides
Determined to escape their fates
Flee West to find freedom that can only be had in a cowboy’s arms…
Courtney Adams never questioned the future her parents laid out for her…until the day she was to marry one of Boston’s elite. Desperate, she flees the church in a flurry of bridal finery and trades her pearls for a train ticket to Montana—only to be mistaken for a surly cowboy’s mail order bride!
Dean Lawton doesn’t want a wife—especially not some fancy Eastern lady he believes his brother “ordered” behind his back. Yet one mistake leads to another, and before the dust can settle, he finds himself married to a woman who challenges him at every step…and sets his wounded heart ablaze. But the clock is ticking on this marriage of inconvenience, and soon Dean must decide: convince Courtney to remain in his arms, or lose her light forever…
Runaway Brides Series:
The Gunslinger's Vow (Book 1)
The Cowboy's Honor (Book 2)
Praise for Amy Sandas:
“[B]eautifully written romance that's full of adventure—electric and absorbing.”—Kirkus for Lord of Lies
“Pure perfection.”—Romancing the Book for The Untouchable Earl
"Smart and Sexy."—Booklist for Luck is No Lady
Sandas continues her Runaway Brides series (The Gunslinger's Vow) with this well-characterized and smartly plotted Western historical. When feisty Boston socialite Courtney Adams runs away from her own wedding and decides to escape to the wilds of Montana, her life changes in ways she didn't see coming. Crabby but deeply honorable rancher Dean Lawton believes Courtney's a mail-order bride sent by his brother, who hasn't given up trying to get his reluctant brother hitched. After a quickie civil ceremony, Dean discovers that Courtney is fleeing Boston and that she didn't realize the audience with the judge was their wedding. But the judge who married them refuses to grant an annulment for at least four weeks, and soon Dean and Courtney turn their animosity to passion. When unexpected guests arrive, and someone starts killing Dean's cattle, Dean and Courtney's idyll evaporates. The mystery is solved when the cattle slayer attacks Courtney and forces Dean to take decisive action. Sandas has a gift for creating characters readers will root for, and her plotting includes a few curveballs. Equal parts sweet and sassy, this tale will satisfy Sandas's existing fans and win her new ones.