Jake Anderson killed a man defending his fiancée from a brutal attack, but lost her and his freedom in the process. Now he's on the run, tormented by the need for vengeance.
Becky Finnegan will do anything to escape her drunken father's fists, including slave away at their mine. Her only hope is to strike gold and make a new life for herself somewhere far, far away from Deadwood. But then Jake arrives and does the unthinkable... forces her to feel, to hope... and to love.
Jake would give his life to protect Becky, but all he can offer her is a broken heart, a criminal's life, and a past haunted by failure. How can he save her when he's already lost himself? Will he destroy everything, or can the beautiful rebel redeem Jake's lost soul?
©2014 Cynthia Woolf (P)2015 Cynthia Woolf
Grit, Gold, Love
I liked the grit of Becky and the way she has to deal with an abusive father and yet wants to just have him love her.
Jake is running from the law for something he did not do. Becky is just trying to get her father's acceptance. Throw in a couple of bounty hunters and gold mine properties and the bad guy who got away with the crime that Jake is accused of and you have one wild ride!
Cynthia delivers a gritty, fast-paced western romance! It is a good first installment of the Destiny in Deadwood trilogy. The book was enjoyable to listen to and I enjoyed the fact that the story was about Jake and his whole family along with his love story with Becky. Looking forward to listening to Liam!
I would put this on the spicy side of Historical Western Romances if that is something that concerns you.
This audible was given to me for a fair and honest review.
I am a lover of historical fiction. I enjoy tales of 19th century life on the American frontier and I can't resist a sappy prairie romance.
I didn't particularly enjoy the book. Neither the story nor the narration were very good. The book was predictable with no character development. It's part of a trilogy series but I don't have plans to read the next 2 installments. The narration was absolutely the worst aspect of the audible experience. This was my first time reading a work by Cynthia Woolf. If I can locate another book that isn't narrated by Lia Frederick, I might give the author a second listen. Otherwise, I'll keep browsing. The book isn't worth a credit. I purchased mine for $1.99 so I'll hang onto it I suppose.
This was an ok story but for some reason chapters 14&15 are skipped. How Jake's name is cleared is left out. Maybe it is covered in the next book in the series.
Also the narrator's accent sounds like she is Reba MacIntyre. Not sure if that was intentional.
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