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Desperate Hearts
     

Desperate Hearts

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by Alexis Harrington
 

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Kyla Springer was on a dangerous mission. A power-hungry, greedy group called the Vigilance Union seized her property, her innocence, and took over her hometown. She was determined to win two of them back. Disguised as a boy, she rode across treacherous miles to hire a bounty hunter whose reputation was known and feared throughout the territory. It never crossed her

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Kyla Springer was on a dangerous mission. A power-hungry, greedy group called the Vigilance Union seized her property, her innocence, and took over her hometown. She was determined to win two of them back. Disguised as a boy, she rode across treacherous miles to hire a bounty hunter whose reputation was known and feared throughout the territory. It never crossed her mind that love and revenge would come to her in the same man.

Jace Rankin had just killed a murderer when a ragged kid named "Kyle" found him in an Idaho saloon. Hardened by old hurts and a solitary life, he had to be convinced to avenge the boy's enemies. But when he learned that he was really a she, his trust in the human race dropped another notch. Until he realized that his love for Kyla was so great, he'd fight her battle simply because she asked, even if it broke his heart.

Editorial Reviews

Annette Carney
Jace Rankin is one of the sexiest heroes to come around in a long, long time! Alexis Harrington does it again! Desperate Hearts is full of adventure, romance, and characters who yearn to fill the empty places in their hearts. A must-read! Alexis Harrington is one of the best! Her characters are living, breathing people seeking love in the huge tapestry of the Old West! A great read for a cold winter night! Desperate Hearts will get your heart pounding and your soul shivering!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452414447
Publisher:
Alexis Harrington
Publication date:
10/22/2010
Series:
Homeward Hearts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
238,119
File size:
722 KB

Meet the Author

I am a working novelist, with 11 books published over the past 16 years. THE IRISH BRIDE was translated into Norwegian, where I understand it was a big hit.

I'm thrilled to be able to bring to my readers my backlist through e-books. There will be more titles added--new ones--in the months to come.

I love to cook, sew, read, entertain friends, decorate, and pursue various crafts.

I live in the Pacific Northwest near the Columbia River, still within 10 miles of my old high school. I have two cats, a 100-pound dog, one finch, and three chickens who all seem to want to be in my small office while I'm trying to work (except the chickens, although they'd be thrilled to get into the house if I let them). Getting up to step around them is like maneuvering an obstacle course, but they are my children and so dear to me. My hours are kind of goofy--I'm just not a morning person and tend to be up late when the rest of the world is sleeping--and QUIET. No phones, faxes, distractions. Just the kids and me, candles burning, and the elevator music coming out of my CD player.

Before I made the leap to full-time writer, I spent about 12 years working for consulting civil engineers. Riprap, anyone? How about a nice detention pond?

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Desperate Hearts 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
sam14 More than 1 year ago
I liked the story in this book. My copy on my Nook had many words missing. I don't know if the book had been condensed for the ebook version or what the reason is.
meg_an_aggie_in_frisco More than 1 year ago
This story had it all, action, suspense, love and redemption. It is a must read for those who love Old West Romance. Kyla was fantastic as she works to regain her ranch. Her journey as Kyle is funny and great adventure. She fights her attraction and Jace haunted by his past, is driven to redeem his past deeds. I could not put the book down. I read way late in to the night to finish. It was my fist book by Ms. Harrington, but not my last. You will enjoy the journey in to the old west. I did not read the first in the series, but it is on the list. ~meg
serendipity224 More than 1 year ago
This was beautifully written story.... worth the time.
Sonya Tise More than 1 year ago
l love this author....i could not put this book down-this one was one of my favorites..lots of spelling errrors but did not mind
SKG-MA More than 1 year ago
Another great book from someone that fills your mind with pictures of characters in all sorts of situations! I absolutely love the story lines Alexis Harrington brings to life in her books. Strong characters, with lots of depth to them, that you discover as you read along. The only downside to her books is the horrible editing! This book was the worst one so far, it had words missing or turned around in a way that made it difficult to follow if you weren't absorbed in your reading of it. Such a great writer should not have so many errors in a book! The ONLY reason I gave this book a 4 Star rating was because of the number of grammar errors!
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I really enjoyed the character development in Alexis Harrington's books. However, she is a little stingy with the romance and sex scenes. All of tha aside this book was a good read. I really enjoyed seeing jace Rankin, chloe, and Travis reunited. It was really interesting how the author tied in one of her other books into this one. I really enjoyed klya's character. However, I wanted to learn more about the plight of Mayella. Maybe the author can give her a book of her own.
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The story was great. I've loved all her books but whoever does the editing needs to learn how to do it . The book was still worth reading tho.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story. Jace has an amazing heart. 3rd book I read from this author, loving her books.
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I like Ms. Harrington's writing style. Both Homeward Hearts & Desperate hearts have good storylines, but there were so many typos and missing words that it was distracting.
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