“Enhances her already remarkable reputation for creating rare and riveting romances with this stunning un-put-downable read!”— RT Book Reviews
Joshua Hawk made her a widow. Now, can he make her his bride?
Gunfighter Joshua Hawk expects to hang, and he's made his peace with it. What he never expected was the widow of the man he killed lying to save his life.
Quiet, plain Kate Dixon thought she’d never be free of her brutal husband until the night The Hawk shot first in a dark alley, only to discover the man menacing him was unarmed.
Unwilling to leave town until he discovers why she lied for him, Josh finds himself drawn to the widow, who is determined to run her store without the help of any man. All too soon, plain Kate is swept up in Josh’s plan to pay her back for her kindness. The infamous gunslinger is never more than a whisper away, offering a dangerous attraction for a woman who is beginning to realize The Hawk is nothing like the cold-blooded killer she’d expected.
Josh, so used to being alone, has suddenly found a place, a community, and someone who calls to his soul. But he is haunted by family prophecy and a magic book which seems to write history before it happens. Gambler’s Notch, according to the book, will be where he dies. He’s cheated the noose, but how long can he cheat death when men looking to build their own reputation are inevitably drawn to test themselves against his gun?
Author of more than sixty books, Justine Dare Davis is a four-time winner of the coveted RWA RITA Award, and has been inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame. Her books have appeared on national best-seller lists, including USA Today. Find out more at her website and blog at justinedavis.com, Facebook at JustineDareDavis, or Twitter @Justine_D_Davis.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a historical western romance with a paranormal twist, very well done by the author. Josh Hawk is a well-known gun fighter, the last of a long line of Hawks. According to his grandfather a mysterious book will appear to the last Hawk when it is needed. This book is a history of the Hawk bloodline and prophesies the Hawk bloodline will never end. After the victim’s widow, Kate, rescues him from hanging with evidence that her husband was not unarmed when he attacked Josh, the book suddenly appears in his saddlebags. The widow, Kate, greatly abused by her husband, is left alone to run their general store. Josh feeling guilty decides to stay and help her. Between the book and his growing attraction to the widow, Josh is very unsettled. . Kate believing she is plain and unattractive is very drawn to Josh. Josh tries not to believe in the sudden appearance of the book, attributing its appearance to anything other than it just appeared. The book holds each Hawk’s history except Josh’s. Each time he opens the book, more of his past and future is revealed. Luke is a young orphan boy; he is fascinated with the famous gun fighter, Josh, dogging his every step, and cares greatly for the kind caring Kate. The story centers on the book, two wounded people looking for peace from wounds of their past, making their way in the hard world of the west and a young boy that needs a home. Each is searching for love and acceptance. The story takes several twists and turns, making the book very interesting. The plot was well paced. The author combined the historical western, romance, and paranormal very well. I received this book thru Net Galley. I would recommend this book for your reading pleasure.
Thoroughly enjoyed. Good characters, good plot with a little magic in the mix. First book of this author I have read but will definitely not be the last..