Beautiful Bad Man [NOOK Book]

Overview

In 1866 on the empty Kansas prairie, two children shared a few desperate moments that changed their lives. For years afterward, each nursed a secret dream - that the other had grown into a special person - brave, good, kind.

When Norah Hawkins and Caleb Sutton cross paths again, dreams die. She is a bitter, suicidal widow. He is a gunman with little conscience and few scruples. Alternately angry, repelled, and attracted, the two form an uneasy...
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Beautiful Bad Man

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Overview

In 1866 on the empty Kansas prairie, two children shared a few desperate moments that changed their lives. For years afterward, each nursed a secret dream - that the other had grown into a special person - brave, good, kind.

When Norah Hawkins and Caleb Sutton cross paths again, dreams die. She is a bitter, suicidal widow. He is a gunman with little conscience and few scruples. Alternately angry, repelled, and attracted, the two form an uneasy partnership to hold land she owns and he covets against a marauding neighbor. Their bargain never included love, or did it?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015623772
  • Publisher: Ellen O''Connell
  • Publication date: 9/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 305
  • Sales rank: 141,935
  • File size: 641 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    I loved this book! It is well written with a good story and str

    I loved this book! It is well written with a good story and strong characters. The characters have heart, courage and come to life on the page. The historical western genre is one of my favorites and this book is one of the best! This is the first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last. I definitely recommend that you read this book!!

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  • Posted December 26, 2012

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    Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    Her work is full of flawed characters and complex emotions, which really makes the characters feel real and human; I love that she isn’t afraid to show her main characters as human with real imperfections. ~ Under the Covers

    Norah Hawkins first saw Caleb Sutton when she was a girl and saved his life and hasn’t seen him since but in her heart she imagines she has turned into a good man. However, when they meet again as adults they are both disappointed, Norah is bitter and slowly killing herself and Caleb seems to have grown into a killer with no conscience. But the memories from childhood seem to draw them together until they agree to marry for the sake of partnership, Norah will get Caleb’s protection and Caleb will get Norah’s land, but as time passes could their partnership become something more?

    Ellen O’Connell has been one of my favourite discoveries this year so I am ecstatic to see that I would be ending the year with one of her books. Her work is full of flawed characters and complex emotions, which really makes the characters feel real and human; I love that she isn’t afraid to show her main characters as human with real imperfections.

    Norah isn’t a character you think you will like, she is bitter and a little judgmental yet somehow you manage to empathise with her. Ellen O’Connell has drawn such a clear picture of her with her words that it was hard not to like her once you understood her. Caleb was just as well drawn, many “bad boys” in romance really have a heart of gold, inBeautiful Bad Man your really get the sense that that isn’t really the case; Caleb would do anything to survive and make sure he was never the prey but the predator. Not that he doesn’t have his good moments, he protects what he cares for ruthlessly.

    Together they made a great couple, I loved that the romance was built slowly and quietly, yet with a lot of passion, they had chemistry so although nothing was described blow by blow you could feel their desire for each other through the page.

    The only issue I had with the book was that it seemed to end to abruptly and too soon, but that may just be a symptom of me loving the book so much! I didn’t want it to end! This was a fantastic read and I can’t wait for the next book Ellen O’Connell brings out.

    Some quotes I loved:

    *He’s a very bad man, but he’s a beautiful bad man.

    ***

    With a few exceptions such as snakes he liked pretty much everything on earth better than people. The knot in his belly loosened a little. She didn’t need to know it, but she was an exception too. He liked her most of all.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    I love all of her books!

    I love all of her books!

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