“Linda Broday’s heroes step right out of her books and into your heart.” —JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author
Three Brothers. One Oath.
The MEN of LEGEND
Outlaw Luke Weston survives by his wits. On the run for a murder he didn’t commit, the last thing he needs is to go looking for more trouble. But when Luke stumbles across a fiercely beautiful woman struggling against two heavily armed men, it’s obvious that trouble has found him.
After all, he never could resist a damsel in distress.
Josie Morgan’s distressed, all right—and hopping mad. She has no idea why she’s been kidnapped…or who she is…or why her body melts for the mysterious gunslinger who saved her life. But as the lost memories come tumbling back together, Josie is faced with the stark reality of why she and Luke can never be…even as her heart is telling her she will always be his.
Men of Legend Series:
To Love a Texas Ranger (Book 1)
The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Book 2)
To Marry a Texas Outlaw (Book 3)
Praise for Forever His Texas Bride:
”Broday’s Westerns always captivate.” —RT Book Reviews 4 stars
“Poignant, dramatic and packed with action and mystery.” —Addicted to Romance for Forever His Texas Bride
Broday's dramatic third Men of Legend romance (after The Heart of a Texas Cowboy) centers on Luke Weston, a half-Spanish outlaw on the 19th-century Texas frontier. Luke, who has been falsely accused of killing a federal judge, wants to clear his name, which means finding the real killer. But rescuing an amnesiac woman from a posse of thugs complicates his search. As Josie Morgan tries to regain her memory and they fall prey to their strong mutual attraction, the two travel all over seeking their answers. Luke's insistence that he is unworthy of love and unable to settle down comes across as a sincere, as do his fierce protection of the weak and powerful anger toward abusers. The pair encounter boastful bounty hunters and an abused little boy, navigate Luke's strained relationship with his father and half-brothers, and use Josie's impressive acting abilities and Luke's steely gunslinging to survive battles. This densely plotted historical continues Broday's tradition of well-realized, emotionally rich novels.
Page-turning, sexy, historical romance
To Marry a Texas Outlaw is a page-turning, sexy, historical romance. Most importantly, it is a joy to read.
Our heroine Josie is a real spitfire. From the moment we meet her, she’s cussing up a storm and fighting for her survival. Having been knocked on the head, she has no memory of who she is or why she is in trouble. That doesn’t stop her from fighting for what she wants. I find that her strength of character really shines throughout the novel. She’s fierce, loyal, and brave. She plays poker, shoots guns, and rescues kittens. She is willing to put her life in danger for those she around her, with little concern for her own safety. Ms. Broday has created quite the heroine in Josie; one I could easily spend time with.
Luke is technically an outlaw, running from the law and any man willing to call him out for the reward. But truthfully, to me, and Josie as well, he’s more of a hero than an outlaw. He calls himself a killer, but he’s really serving his own brand of justice. He defends and saves women and children, writing wrongs along the way. In the previous books, he looks at his family from the outside; in this book, he finally becomes a part of the family he longs for. He also has a great horse, Major John, who happens to have an affinity for beer. The horse manages to get loose and drink multiple barrels full of beer. The scene with Luke retrieving Major John from the saloon is quite hilarious to the town members, as well as this reader!
Josie and Luke make a well-balanced team. She helps him realize the importance of family and what he should be striving for. He helps her laugh more and find a supportive family. Sparks fly between these two right away. This is exactly the kind of couple I like to read about in novels. They are both strong, individual, characters, who can disagree, support, and then grow to love each other.
I enjoyed revisiting the characters from the second book in the series. I always love reading updates on characters from previous books in the series. The Legend family and the Lone Star ranch are no exception. To Marry a Texas Outlaw is a great conclusion to the stories of the Legend family with happily ever afters all around.
Well-written, with great characters and a believable romance, To Marry a Texas Outlaw is worth the read as a stand alone, or as the conclusion to a great series.
Love the series!
Finally got to read Luke’s story and loved it! I meet him in another series and glad I found this one. Love the authors writing style and characters! Well worth the read and cost!