REBEL WITH A CAUSE
Fans of rollicking romps and rip-roaring adventures in the Wild West are in for one exhilarating read as Arens pits a ditzy Easterner against a rough and rugged bounty hunter. The pace is faster than a lightning bolt, but Arens manages to paint a vivid portrait of the era and bring her characters to life in a short, fast format. Take a deep breath and enjoy!
Zane Coldridge always gets his man, but when the fearless bounty hunter meets up with naïve city girl Lenore Devlin, his world turns upside down. He’s on the trail of a ruthless outlaw when she distracts him. Lenore ran away from home hoping to find adventure. When Zane whisks her off, there’s no stopping the frying-pan-into-the-fire escapades. At first, Zane plans to leave Lenore in the nearest town — until he spies a poster offering a bounty on her. Maybe he’d best keep the damsel in distress close at hand. From one town to the next, from bordellos to tornados, villains, outlaws and her family’s intervention, this is one journey where unexpected love is the wildest adventure of all. (HARLEQUIN, Jan., 204 pp., $6.25)