Untamed Hearts

Colleen O'Connell
Untamed Hearts
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Publisher
The Wild Rose Press
Release Date
June 2018
ISBN
9781509220557
Genre
Historical Romance

SUMMARY
Fleeing her wavering feelings for her fiancé, Taryn Ashford boards a westbound train to visit relatives. Her journey awakens unbridled passion with the dangerously handsome, Jared King. When Jared is accused of murder, she is faced with providing him an alibi at the risk of her own reputation. Did he use her to save himself or can she trust her heart--and him--to discover the truth? A truth they must work together to reveal.

Gunman, shooter, the brand is Jared King's life. His skill with a gun creates an existence forever searching--searching every face for the bounty hunter in constant pursuit, for the settled life he is certain he will never find and for one woman's love. Taryn Ashford, jeopardizes his need to remain emotionally detached. She represents the happiness denied him, but if he pursues her, will he risk both their lives?

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Jun 24, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
30 people found the following review helpful
I have confessed numerous times to a fondness for historical romances. There's nothing like being swept up into a different time and place.

In Colleen O'Connell's UNTAMED HEARTS, Jared King (you might swoon a little) is a man with a target on his back forever looking for something he can't have--his happily ever after. Taryn Ashford is on the run from herself (think Runaway Bride, er, fiancée, but less dramatic) and off to visit family in California without telling anyone where she was going. When the two meet, it's downright engaging with Taryn being called to be an alibi for Jared, and immediately, the "relationship" is off to a rocky start and one that will instantly grab you and draw you in.

Likes: Well, I must say, that for the timeframe, Miss Taryn is having some downright naughty thoughts about Jared and I was chuckling at her own discomfort. Jared's attempts to avoid the bounty hunter make for some fun theatrics. The shifting point of view. Normally, I'm not a fan but given the number of characters and the way the story is told, having the point of view shift dependent upon which character is the focal works really well. Oh, and I did enjoy the bit of matchmaking going on thanks to Aunt Gwen.

I had a childhood fascination with Westerns thanks to my father, loving the whole idea of gunslingers and this story is an adult version but with far richer detail, strong characters, and a storyline that will have you tapping those pages to read what comes next. And what comes next is oh so much fun in this romantic tale.
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