Shadow Ochoa is lying low in the Kansas Territory, waiting for his fellow Texas Rangers—the Hell's Eight brotherhood—to clear his name. That is, until he's unjustly strung up for horse thieving... and pretty Fei Yen intervenes. Invoking a seldomused law, the exotic lady prospector claims Shadow as her husband and rides off with the bridegroom shackled to her buckboard.
Savvy, fearless Fei is singlemindedly devoted to her hidden claim and all it promises: wealth, security and freedom. A husband is just a necessary inconvenience and a name on paper to hold the claim she cannot.
Shadow isn't a man to take orders from anyone, especially from lovely Fei—except the friction between them ignites into nightly blazes of allconsuming passion. Soon Shadow is dreaming a little himself: of the life they could have if Fei could see past the lure of independence. If bounty hunters weren't closing in on him. If he's left standing when the impending showdown has ended....
©2012 Sarah McCarty (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I tried the Hell's Eight series, but after the third one, decided i wasn't going to continue. I don't mind steamy, erotic sex scenes, but the obsession with anal sex turned me off.
But when I saw that one of my favorite narrators was reading this one, I couldn't resist and tried it. I'm so glad I did, because it was the most enjoyable one yet.
I love this series, and enjoyed the fact that all the characters stayed connected throughout the series. What made this audiobook most enjoyable was the narrator, she did a outstanding job
Well, nothing good lasts forever. This Hell's 8 story just didn't do it for me like the other previous 4 Hell's 8 stories. It wasn't as sensual and erotic. It didn't make as much sense or have as much depth. I never got how Shadow and Fei Yen fell in love. It was too fast and never explained. Even the attraction--at least to the degree required to want to stay married-- seemed unexplainable. And Shadow's desire to be committed to someone all-of-a-sudden just didn't make sense. Why Fei Yen? Why now? And if I don't hear "son-of-a-b****" again, ever, it'll be too soon! I don't have a problem with the phrase, just the monumental number of times Shadow says it one story. I was disappointed, but McCarty has given me much to enjoy over the previous 4. So she's allowed to not be 100% all of the time. No one is. I also haven't taken to her new Shadow Wrangler series. So I don't think it's me. I think something is changing in her writing, and the shift is making me wonder if I'll continue to be so excited and so quick to jump for her next release. Time will tell.
I listed to audiobooks when I run and the books in this series always make me want to run longer so that I can hear more. Happily
I'm addicted to audiobooks. I've listened to probably 300 (maybe more) audiobooks most of which are historical romances. Listening is much easier than reading and you can do other things while listening. When reading you can't do anything but read.
I don't really know. I think they would rate pretty much the same.
When Tracker confronted Shadow and tried to convince him that his life was worth something. I also liked when Hell's Eight broke Shadow out of jail and they made camp for the night and several of the eight gave Shadow a hard time about how much he had fallen in love. It was nice to see that these hard as hell guys have a good sense of humor.
When Fei blew up the house of the man that her cousin was sold too. Shadow was so impressed by her bravery that he was speechless.
Ahh - maybe two or three sittings.
The narrator was good. There are some inconsistencies between this book and the previous books, but I'm still looking forward to the rest of the Hell's Eight books. I can't believe that it will take 3 more years to finish the series. I wonder if I'll move on and miss the last three books in the series.
Also, the author hasn't brought at least two of the Hell's Eight into any of the books or they've only had a line or two which I think will make it hard to draw them into the series. I'm not so sure that writing a series of 8 books over a period of 8 years is really a smart move because it does lead to inconsistencies and makes tying characters together between books a bit harder.
The best way to read.
This story keeps you on your toes all the way through. Shadow is true to form looking good and sporting an attitude. The heroine did not wine or simper like women in similar stories, which was refreshing. In all...good book, good narrator and worth your credit.
I read so I can write
I have listened to the four books of this series twice. It is a great series and I'm looking forward to the next ones. My only suggestion that would make it better is if Savannah Richards is the narrator for all. She is the best of those who did these four books and keeping the same narrator and therefore the same voices for the characters makes them more real.
Part time daycare worker and mom to three children. I love to read romance & paranormal of any kind!!
I love the men of hells 8 and how they stick together no matter what the cost maybe!
When Shadow realizes he has been pushing the people he loves away.
Can't wait for the next one!!
I love hells eight and was anxiously awaiting the next story in this series. Shadow's story was sweet and touching. I wish she would have gave us a better understanding of how Shadow escaped the shackles and handcuffs of the US Army but it's ok the story was still great. If you have not heard the other stories do yourself a favor and listen to them starting with Caines story.
The narrator to me did not do Shadow or Fei ANY justice. I like this narrator in other books but she was not good with this story. I really wish that they would have used any of the narrators from the previous stories, I would had even accepted the one from Sams Creed.
Please use one of the other narrators for the next book.
For sure!! The story line was the best. Love Shadow and Fei.
Their wedding night
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