“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…
Desperate to escape an unhappy marriage, Boston socialite Evelyn Perkins flees west in hopes of losing herself to the dusty frontier. But when her train is boarded by outlaws, Evelyn is taken for ransom. Despite her terror, Evelyn fears being returned to her husband more. Refusing to co-operate, she becomes the responsibility of a man whose steady gaze threatens to pierce her brave façade and reach the wounded heart within.
Gabriel Sloan has his orders, but the haunting shadows in the pretty young woman’s eyes spark an intense protective instinct he can’t deny. Every look, every touch brings them closer together. He would do anything to protect her, but dangerous men are on their trail, and soon the two must face Evelyn’s darkest nightmare—or risk losing the unexpected joy they’ve found forever…
Runaway Brides Series:
The Gunslinger's Vow (Book 1)
The Cowboy's Honor (Book 2)
The Outlaw’s Heart (Book 3)
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 concludes her Runaway Brides historical western trilogy (after The Cowboy's Honor) with this emotionally satisfying tale set in 1883. After Evelyn Perkins's cruel husband, Matthew, threatens to kill her for displeasing him, she begins planning to escape to the West, where her cousin and her best friend have already found love and happiness. After she flees, a case of mistaken identity gets her kidnapped from her westbound train by a band of outlaws that includes Gabriel Sloan. They plan to ransom her, but she refuses to go back to her husband, and Gabriel feels responsible for her. Gabriel was kidnapped from his Native American tribe by white missionaries and is now a loner who doesn't feel at home anywhere, but Evelyn's quiet strength breaks through his emotional barriers. Trust doesn't come easily for either of them, and as they give in to their feelings, Matthew comes hunting them. Sandas raises the emotional stakes and continually ratchets up the sexual tension and sense of danger. A stellar cast of supporting characters (including two couples from earlier installments) adds dimension. Fans of historicals will devour this suspenseful romance, and series fans will be sorry to see the trilogy end.