LADY GONE BAD by Sabine Starr

PUB. INFO: Brava, 9/2012
GENRE: Historical romance
SETTING: Texas, America, 1883

From Publisher: The saloon singer known as "Lady Gone Bad" is the most drop-dead gorgeous outlaw the West has ever seen. Lady has never met a cowboy she couldn't entice, or a lawman she couldn't outrun. But when Lady tangles with a sexy U.S. Marshall, she's tempted to stick around long enough to watch him lay down the law - in her bed.

U.S. Marshall Rafe Morgan wants to lock up Lady Gone Bad for good - and he won't let his attraction to her slow him down. But when his attempt to bring Lady to justice goes awry, Rafe is nearly hanged - and by dawn, his face is plastered next to hers on every "Wanted" poster in Texas. Now on the run together, Rafe and Lady find themselves in very close quarters - and even more compromising positions. As Lady surrenders to Rafe's touch, she slowly begins to reveal all her secrets - including her real name. Maybe "Lady Gone Bad" isn't beyond redemption after all. Either way, Rafe is in for one wild ride...

MY THOUGHTS: This book was a true western. I don't really see it as romance because of how much action was in it. The hero and heroine were on the run with each other starting less than ten pages into the story and it just never slowed down, ever. Too fast, too much action for my taste.

The heroine and hero both have had tragedies in their lives and they work together to try to bring closure. The plot involving Rafe's sister just wasn't at all believable to me.

I liked the hero but the heroine seemed a bit too modern and sassy. She's twenty-seven and her real name is Sharlot but she goes by 'Lady' and 'Lady Gone Bad'. That in and of itself is just silly and annoying at the same time.

Overall, I didn't like any part of the story. It was more of an action western and that just didn't appeal to me. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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