Monday, September 17, 2012

Lady Gone Bad by Sabine Starr

She just wants to find the bandits that killed her parents and stole the horse they were breeding for stud.  He's a Texas Ranger who knows she's wanted by the law and he's going to take her in.  She says she's not guilty, but they all say that, right?

Brava, a division of Kensington, sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It is being published this month, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Lady hangs out in bars, sings, and whispers in the cowboys' ears about her missing horse.  She figures when she finds the horse, she will have found her killers.  When the ranger wanders in the bar and tells her he's going to arrest her, she burns the saloon down and escapes out the back dressed as a boy.  The first clue that things are going awry is when she sees the men from the tavern hanging the ranger.  That wasn't what she wanted to see happen to him, she just wanted to escape.  So she rescues him.

She's saved him, he still wants to handcuff her and take her to jail, and the sexual attraction between just heats up the tension between them.  Neither one of them wants to give an inch and arguments between them are entertaining.

This is a good western story with a spicy romance.  The odds are not good for a ranger in bandit country.  Even the Indians aren't his friend.  And with a spitfire companion, it's hard to look inconspicuous.  Add some enemies on both sides and it turns into a real challenge to stay alive.

The author gave us a beautiful woman who could sing that also could be a bad ass cowgirl getting revenge.  I liked that touch.

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, please leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at with your name and address and why you'd like to read the book.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

Happy reading.


ChristyJan said...

I haven't read a good western (spicey or otherwise) in a while ~ this sounds like a fun read! Please enter me to win

Shan said...

I used to love watching Walker: Texas Ranger with dad, and the tension between walker and the leading lady. Definitely sounds like an interesting read. Please enter me for this spicy book rofl

Sabine Starr said...

Thanks for the terrific review! Lady is just the first of my "gone bad gals" who get their guys, their horses, and whatever else they want:). ANGEL GONE BAD comes out next March. I'm having fun writing BRIDE GONE BAD right now. Hope everyone enjoys the series.
--Sabine Starr