Holt's Gamble (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 1)

Holt's Gamble (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 1)

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by Barbara Ankrum
     
 

Kierin McKendry is indentured to J. Talbot, a ruthless saloon owner, until Clay Holt wins her in a rigged poker game. When Clay tries to collect his winnings, he's attacked by Talbot's men and badly injured.

Clay never expected Keirin to take him to the wagon train on which he was due to leave, or that she would lie about being his wife and nurse him back to…  See more details below

Overview

Kierin McKendry is indentured to J. Talbot, a ruthless saloon owner, until Clay Holt wins her in a rigged poker game. When Clay tries to collect his winnings, he's attacked by Talbot's men and badly injured.

Clay never expected Keirin to take him to the wagon train on which he was due to leave, or that she would lie about being his wife and nurse him back to health while on the trail.

But, Keirin isn't interested in a man consumed by avenging his wife's murder. She's pursuing her father, who sold her for a ticket to the California gold fields.

However, posing as a married couple, spending night after night together, is fanning Keirin and Clay into a different kind of blinding passion that's blazing the way for Talbot, who will kill to have what's his.

Previously Titled: Passion's Prize

AWARDS:
Best First Historical, Romantic Times

REVIEWS:
"...lively plot, believable characters and exciting adventures with a sensual love story." ~Marilyn Dickman, Romantic Times

WILD WESTERN HEARTS, in series order
Holt's Gamble
Renegade Bride

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614174660
Publisher:
ePublishing Works!
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Wild Western Hearts Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
28,455
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Bestselling author Barbara Ankrum was a successful commercial actress until her love of romance novels led to a publishing contract. Years later, she still believes in happy endings and feels very lucky to do what she loves, with her husband, two cats and one scruffy, unrepentant dog at her side.

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Holt's Gamble (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Grace818 More than 1 year ago
I am not a the big reader for western type of books, but I loved this book and can't wait to read more from this author
breadandbutter22 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book of the wagon train going west.. Remarkable story of love in a covered wagon. All the characters had their own stories . I would read again ..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reading this author but it won't be the last. Loved the descriptions of the western landscape and felt I was there listening to the rain pelting the covered wagon, soaked to the skin and shivering, or sweating over the fire cooking a meal. I loved the hero and heroine and all the secondary characters and they were all very well thought out, to play their part in the story. This is a wonderful romance with a little suspense. I have a few very favorite authors and I will be adding this one to my list. JudyE
ChickWithBook More than 1 year ago
A gorgeously written Historical Western Romance featuring a smart, resourceful and loyal heroine and the strong, swoon-worthy alpha male who falls in love with her despite his best efforts. The Old West setting is  beautifully evoked, from lawless frontier towns to the trials and tribulations faced by wagon train pioneers.  The supporting characters are sharply drawn, each one of them a fully realized dimensional character in their own rights.   There's action and danger and adventure - never a dull moment!  And of course, a heartfelt romance that makes the reader sigh happily when the book, sadly, comes to an end.  Ms. Ankrum is a highly skilled author and I very much look forward to her future books. I read a LOT of romance, and it's rare that I give a book five stars. However, I highly recommend this book to everyone - well, everyone except silly old men who know little about this genre and even less about what constitutes good writing.  Life is truly too short to give them a second thought.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. I could not put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book along time ago in paperback. Remembered how much i loved it! Cant wait to read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a page turner couldn't stop reading you won't be sorry . It was exciting and with the right amount of sex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me in suspense, and I had to finish reading before I could rest. Some of the story seems far fetched but I did not care! I am glad I took advance on this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved It! It was a very good western romance. I will definitely Be looking for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Living in the west myself, I always enjoy a good love story set here. Ankrum certainly doesn't disappoint. I finished this delightful book wondering if we might hear more from Clay and Kierin down the road!
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Action, adventer. Hot love story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enough bad to make you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty predictable, some barely tolerable western vocabulary.. OK for a freebie. Glad I didn't pay for it
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SandyBergie More than 1 year ago
I liked it!
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Bigedsgirl1 More than 1 year ago
Just discovered this author thru a free eBook offer. I loved this romantic, suspenseful western historical and will definitely look for more titles by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book, that kept you going from beginning to end. I really took you back in time. The story was sweet and full of what a romance should be.