To Love a Texas Rangerby Linda Broday
A Ranger. A Cowboy. An Outlaw.
Men of Legend
The Texas Ranger
Gravely injured on the trail of a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend boards a train bound for his family ranch to recuperate...only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run. Determined to rescue the beautiful Sierra, Sam recruits an unlikely ally. But can he
A Ranger. A Cowboy. An Outlaw.
Men of Legend
The Texas Ranger
Gravely injured on the trail of a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend boards a train bound for his family ranch to recuperate...only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run. Determined to rescue the beautiful Sierra, Sam recruits an unlikely ally. But can he trust the mysterious gunslinger to fight at his side?
Sam is shocked to discover his new ally is not only an outlaw, but his half-brother. Torn between loyalty to his job and love of his family, Sam goes reeling straight into Sierra's arms. Yet just as the walls around his battered heart begin to crumble, Sierra is stolen away. Sam will risk anything to save her-his life, his badge, his very soul-knowing that some bonds are stronger than the law...and some legends were born to be told.
Praise for Forever His Texas Bride:
"Broday's Westerns always captivate." -RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"One of the best historical western authors." -Fresh Fiction
"Poignant, dramatic and packed with action and mystery." -Addicted to Romance
After narrowly escaping death, Sam Legend boards a train back to his family’s ranch but, on the journey, is embroiled in a woman’s escape from brutal captors and helped by an enigmatic ally he’s not sure he can trust.Miraculously saved by a stranger after being nearly hanged by a group of cattle rustlers, Texas Ranger Sam Legend doesn’t feel able to do his job safely and adequately. Taking time off, he heads home to his family’s huge ranch, but on the train he runs into Sierra Hunt, who has escaped from the villainous Ford gang. Sam vows to help her, and the two flee the train at a remote stop, only to be followed by Ford and his men as well as a fellow passenger who's wounded helping them. Sam recognizes him as thief Luke Weston, who, it turns out, is also his half brother. Trailed by the outlaws, the three cross Texas on horseback, then team up with a caravan of Mexican refugees who help them treat Luke's wounds. Once they reach the ranch, Sam and Sierra give in to the attraction they fought on the road, while Luke has to adjust to the idea of family, which he’s not so sure about, even while he keeps a slew of secrets: a bounty hangs over his head, and the true villains are still on the hunt for Sierra. Broday launches a new series that revolves around the Legend family, and while die-hard historical Western romance fans may enjoy the book, clichéd writing, repetitive character descriptions, and too much telling and not enough showing make it hard to recommend. Plus, Sam’s description of his feelings after lovemaking—“If the world stopped revolving, spinning slowly down to die…”—is both corny and lifted from a 1970s ballad by Bread. An appealing story idea with sluggish and disappointing execution.
Meet the Author
Linda Broday resides in the panhandle of Texas on the Llano Estacado. At a young age, she discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There's something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up! A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers' Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She blogs regularly at www.PetticoatsandPistols.com. Visit her at www.LindaBroday.com.
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Linda Broday writes a great western as good as Jody Thomas. Sure hope that Weston, the hero's half brother gets his story...
When Texas Ranger, Sam Legend, is forced to return home to his father's giant Texas ranch to recuperate from a brush with death, he has no idea who is shadowing him. Nor, does he know that a beautiful and desperate woman will fall into his lap on the train. Sierra Hunt is fleeing for her life when a sudden lurch of the train lands her on top of a stranger. But the bloody hand print she leaves on Sam’s chest springs him into action. The plot thickens when the man shadowing him turns out to be an outlaw brother whom he never knew existed. Luke Weston joins forces with Sam to help Sierra Hunt escape the grips of men who are convinced she holds the key to buried treasure. Sam is forced to question everything he is sure he understands about life, from his career to the part where he's vowed to never love again. Sierra finds herself faced with a haunted past and must find forgiveness and redemption. This introduction to the bigger-than-life Legend family is filled with mystery, suspense and of course a huge helping of romance. If you love the old West, love stories and suspense, you'll love the beginning of the Men of Legend series by Linda Broday!
Sam Legend, a Texas Ranger, that has been injured on the job is heading home to the Lone Star Ranch. He is under orders to rest and heal up, but while on the train heading home and unknown lady named Sierra crosses his path. In his quest to help Sierra, he gets help from an unknown man; who he finds out is actually the outlaw Luke Weston that he has been tracking down for a year. You will get to meet Sam's father, Stoker Legend, and his brother Houston. And you will find out that the outlaw Luke Weston is actually his half brother that his father didn't know about. While the road to true love is never a smooth road and this story is no different. Just when you think it love has solved everything; Linda Broday continues to draw you in and the twists and turns take you a different way that you don't except. I read this book while I had a cold; and had to take some meds; which kept me from reading it until I was done; it took me a couple of days only because of the meds making me sleep. Otherwise I wouldn't have even sat this book down until I was done reading. I for one can't wait to read the next book in this series and about this family of men.
I loved this story nothing like a touching cowboy adventure full of romance with something to hide. Wait until the secrets come out and see who, how and what they affect. There is nothing like a delightful story built on honor and love of one’s country. Life is hard it was even harder back then. This is a time where men stood up for what they believe in showing respect and demanding it back. Ms. Broday tells it like it was bring wonderful characters to life that are down to earth giving a story you really can believe in. Sam is a man that every women who reads this book will fall in love with, stand back ladies he is all mine. I just adore him and all he stands for. Is he prefect NO he is a normal man with demons he is trying to outrun just trying to get by making the best of what he can hoping for a better life. He serves and protects giving back as much as he can when something happens to make him rethink everything he does or sees. One woman catches his eye she seems to be in trouble but before he could help she is gone. He really second guesses his self was she in trouble or was he seeing things and reading too much in to it. When the same woman falls in his lap as he catches her only to find she is in a mess of trouble leaving them running for their lives. This turns into a kill or be killed they are on the run with some very angry man hot on their heels. One has to as ask just who is this man who helped them? He doesn’t seem to be on the up and up. As the story unfolds there is mystery, justices as one man stands up for another just because he has proven his self. Sierra is a lovely lady who is on the run from outlaws who may or may not have taken her brother. He may or may not still be alive and it looks like she is next to be taken that is until one handsome lawman saves the day giving her hope in mankind. These two have a lot in common both have lost and are sad. Each wants a better life and work hard to find it. Each sees in the other what they see in their selves which draw them to each other. Mysteries will have to be solved, secrets must come out, there is a lot of conflict going on that will need to be worked out. But something can’t be solved will this family have what it takes to make a wrong a right learn to love, give and take. Agree to disagree and learn to support even when it isn’t what they want? I really enjoyed how the author brought Sam and Sierra together with a powerful pull between them. The attraction is from the start making you suck in your breath as it warms your heart. Things are not easy for them as you wonder if love can overcome anything. I totally enjoyed the mystery and how it comes to play into their lives. The twist leaves you surprised as the author gives you a story of what American was build on love of our country showing respect and honor. I was so hooked on this book I read it at one setting staying up late at night to finish it. I really loved how Sam’s saves Sierra and in return she saves his soul. This was really a touching heartwarming read that leaves you wearing a smile. Oh it isn’t all coming up roses each have to go through their trying times finding their way. This is written in such away I doubt you can read it and not feel the power, honor that the author brings to the pages as the characters take you away back in time when your word meant everything. I really hope you will pick this book up. You will find a very talented author who knows how to keep you entertain