U.S. Marshal Jedidiah Brown knew Susannah Calhoun was trouble from the moment he met her, but he certainly never expected her to end up accused of murder. When he arrives to escort her to her trial in Denver, he finds the blonde beauty is just as captivating as he remembers—and just as desirable. But he’s determined to resist her wiles and do his duty to keep her safe...no matter how much he longs to taste those sweet lips again.
Susannah still hasn’t forgiven Jedidiah for leaving her without a word a year ago, and she certainly isn’t happy to see him now that she’s been accused of a crime she didn’t commit. The frustrating man doesn’t seem to believe in her innocence, and he’s immune to her charms to boot! So she does the only thing she can—she stages a jailbreak.
But she can’t escape Jedidiah, and their trip to Denver becomes a race to survive as they are pursued by enemies who want Susannah dead before she ever makes it to court. Only Jedidiah can keep her alive, but the more time they spend together, the more they realize they’re fighting for more than clearing Susannah’s name—they’re fighting their hearts as well.
About the Author
Debra Mullins is the author of both historical and paranormal romances. She has been nominated for awards from RT Book Reviews as well as Romance Writers of America, including the Holt Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, the Golden Heart and the RITA. Her historical romance A NECESSARY BRIDE was the winner of the Golden Leaf Award for Best Historical, and she won the Book Buyer’s Best Award for Best Paranormal Romance for her book PRODIGAL SON. In 2015, her book HEART OF STONE won the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal.
Born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area, Debra now lives on the West coast with her family, where she does not miss snow in the slightest and continues her search for Real Pizza.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In 1882 in the Wyoming Territory, US Marshal Jedidiah Brown and Susannah Calhoun feel the attraction between them. That one kiss still lingers in both their minds. Yet he feels she is a conceited beautiful brat and she thinks he is a rude dude. However, without a look back or even a word, Jedidiah leaves town. Susannah feels relieved that her heart remains intact yet deep inside she knows his touch meant everything to her. A year later in Silver Flats, Colorado, Susannah has an incident with her employer Brick Caldwell. He demands she warm his bed if she wants to continue as the lead singer in his opera house. After hitting him in the head, Susannah flees town. However, she is arrested for Brick¿s murder. Insisting on her innocence, she learns someone killed Brick with a dinner knife. Jedidiah escorts Susannah to stand trial in Denver, but soon their growing love for each other demands he prove her innocence even as he must protect her from an unknown assailant wanting her dead. THE LAWMAN¿S SURRENDER is a humorous, warm, and exciting sequel that catches all the magic of the terrific first tale, DONOVAN¿S BED. The story line never lets up as the audience gains a taste of frontier life and justice. Susannah and Jedidiah make a charming duet though at times the heroine¿s struggle to overcome her beauty seems at odds with her strong, almost obstinate, independent nature. SW Western romance fans will appreciate Debra Mullins¿ enticing tale that fully beguiles the audience. Harriet Klausner