Synopsis from back cover: “You have something that belongs to me – my heart...”
Hired to locate a runaway wife, he'd blown into her life like a hawk riding he wind, bu when Kane Hawthorne found Elizabeth Lawson, he wanted her for his own! A desperate woman who trusted no one, she tried to keep him from making her enemies his, but Kane insisted on fighting her demons. Could she cherish her savage hero until his own ghosts were silenced?
Stats for my copy: Mass market paperback, published by Bantam Books,1994
How acquired: Won from the author in a giveaway on her Facebook page.
First line: “Find my wife, and I'll make sure you never want for anything in your life.”
My thoughts: I'm a sucker for an old school category romance, and BOUNTY HUNTER didn't disappoint. A Native American (Shoshone) bounty hunter is hired to track down a rich prick's runaway wife. He claims he cut off her credit cards and she ran off in a snit. But when Kane catches up with Elizabeth (using the name Annie) he immediately senses there's more to the story. So rather than hustle her back to her husband, he convinces her to hire him on for room and board to help out around the falling apart at the seams house and barn where she's trying to start a canning business. And of course, despite wariness and misgivings on both their parts, they fall for each other, while it becomes obvious both their lives are in danger. And then Kane has to come clean and tell Elizabeth the real reason he showed up at her door, and hope she won't hate him.
No need to tell you how it ends, because how else could it?
"Shhh. Stop trying to carry the whole world on your shoulders. Let someone hold you. Let me."
Who wouldn't melt at that?