First in a vibrant, sensual historical Western romance series full of love and lust about runaway brides who find freedom in the untamed West. Gunslinger Malcolm Kincaid has no desire to escort a pampered Eastern lady to Montana, but the longer he and Alexandra Brighton travel together, the harder he's falling…
Alexandra Brighton spent the last five years in Boston, erasing all evidence of the wild frontier girl she used to be. Before she settles into some stuffy marriage, she's determined to flee West and visit her childhood home one final time. But when she finds herself stranded far from civilization, she has no choice but to trust her safety to the tall, dark, and decidedly dangerous bounty hunter, Malcolm Kincaid.
Now that Malcolm finally has the location of his brother's killer, he has no intention of wasting time protecting some baffling runaway miss. But something about Alexandra speaks to the heart he long thought frozen—and her slow transformation from proper lady to wild-eyed beauty leaves him shaken. By the time they reach Montana, Malcolm must decide if seeking justice for past wrongs is worth losing a future with the woman he never expected to need…
Sandas (The Untouchable Earl) opens her Runaway Brides series with a racy romance set in 1881 America. After spending five years in Boston with an aunt, Alexandra Brighton is on the verge of being married off to an ambitious politician. She dodges him long enough to embark on a visit to her childhood home in Montana, but gets stuck in Wyoming territory. Bounty hunter Malcolm Kincaid is on a mission to take down the man who killed his brother. The last thing he needs is to chaperone some upper-crust lady from out East, but when he finds her stranded in the middle of nowhere, his innate goodness won't allow him to leave her. Both Malcolm and Alexandra have hidden depths: Alexandra may look delicate, but she's a cool-headed crack shot, and Malcolm may have rough edges, but there's tenderness beneath. On the journey, danger abounds, but when the two team up to vanquish a common enemy in Montana, they realize they're unstoppable. The plot's twists and turns are entirely believable and thoroughly enjoyable, and Sandas's flair for characterization makes the reader care deeply about her characters. This is a strong series start that will leave readers eager for more.