The Last Outlaw

The Last Outlaw

by Rosanne Bittner

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The Last Outlaw by Rosanne Bittner

"An emotional powerhouse!"—RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Do Not Forsake Me
"Fresh and alluring."—Publishers Weekly STARRED for The Last Outlaw

True Love Never Dies
Times have changed, and the old Wild West is a thing of the past. Nestled in his beautiful Colorado ranch, surrounded by family, infamous former outlaw Jake Harkner's hung up his guns for good and finally found a measure of peace—but dark memories haunt the woman who has always been his strength, and not even Jake is certain he can save his beloved Miranda this time.

All he can do is swear to remain by her side. But it takes more than a hope for peace to outrun a past defined by violence, and it isn't long before Jake is embroiled in a rescue mission he simply can't refuse. Life has brought him back full circle as he rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful fate...leaving Miranda behind one final time, fearing that the man she loves more than anything is destined to die the way he's always lived—by the gun.

Outlaw Hearts Series:
Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)
Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)
Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)
The Last Outlaw (Book 4)

Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Rosanne Bittner:
"A hero to set feminine hearts aflutter...western romance readers will thoroughly enjoy this." —Library Journal
"Fans of such authors as Jodi Thomas and Georgina Gentry will enjoy Bittner's thrilling tale of crime and love in the Old West." —Booklist Online
"One of the most powerful voices in western romance." —RT Book Reviews
"This is a tale of tragedy and triumph and the undying power of family to overcome all odds. Bittner at the top of her form."—RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars TOP PICK!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492652069
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Outlaw Hearts Series , #4
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 201,193
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestseller and award-winning novelist Rosanne Bittner is highly acclaimed for her thrilling love stories and historical authenticity. Her epic romances span the West-from Canada to Mexico, Missouri to California-and are often based on Rosanne's personal visits to each setting. She lives with her husband and two sons in Michigan.

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The Last Outlaw 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover 3 months ago
Just when Jake and Randy start to get their lives back on track, something else happens to tear them apart again! Jake can't say no when a friend asks him to go on a mission. But this one is different, it will cause him to examine where he came from and go back to where it all started. Can you make it out alive both mentally and physically to get back to Randy and their family? OMG!! This story just tore at my heart strings!! Just as things start to look good, everything goes south again...If you haven't read this series, you need to!! It is a must read for any historical romance lover!
Sapphire0110 More than 1 year ago
I have loved every book in this series, they've just kept getting better and better. You will laugh, you will cry, you will become a part of this family. Thank you for bringing life to these characters. I hope this family legacy continues.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Book Info Paperback, 480 pages Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca ISBN 1492652067 (ISBN13: 9781492652069) Edition Language English Series Outlaw Hearts #4 Other Editions (1) Source:Netgalley EARC Buy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB Times have changed, and the old Wild West is becoming a place of civilized law and order, where men like Jake Harkner no longer seem to fit in. As a nod to the changing times, Jake has sworn to hang up his guns once and for all. In fact, he and his wife Randy are enjoying this new era of peace on their ranch...until Jake's embroiled in a rescue mission that he simply can't refuse―possibly his most dangerous yet. He rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful fate, leaving his beloved family behind, fearing he will die the same way he's always lived―by the gun. Outlaw Hearts Series: Outlaw Hearts (Book 1) Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2) Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3) The Last Outlaw (Book 4) (less) My Thoughts It is hard for 62-year-old Jake Harkner to see where he fits in now that the day of swift justice meted out without fear of being brought accountable for defending oneself or ones family has passed. When he rode the outlaw trail or had to use his pistols later on to enforce the law his badge represented there was little to no outcry by pretty much anyone. The man’s fondest wish in his latter years has been to live in peace with his wife and their growing family. A peaceful existence for Jake however just continues to elude him as trouble keeps rearing its ugly head, and this time it not only threatens his life but the now fragile sanity of his wife and that of his grown children as well. As hard as it has been to accept that perhaps Jakes mission will end in his drawing a final breath, Randy gives him her reluctant blessing since she knows deep in her heart her man cannot ever say no when a female is in danger and so once again she resigns herself to waiting for him to return. Be still my heart, this was an epic ending to the Harkner family saga and am very glad that it got a chance to be written and shared with fans of the series and new readers just getting to know Jake and his wonderful circle of family members plus their excellent friends as well. Regardless of the time period, which was way before any kind of electronic gadgets or even indoor plumbing were staples of every household, this historical western spanning over 30+ years will suck you in easily and if you are not careful may never let you go even when the last page is read. The story and its characters are that powerfully moving, plus the romances are absolutely addictive to watch unfold. Especially that of Jake and Miranda, Randy, Harkner as they are the linchpin couple whose tale is at the heart of every book. What I loved was how the entire book built toward such an emotional ending with a satisfactorily fulfilling conclusion to the many story threads. One thing I will advise be prepared for even more tears shed on Jake and Randy's behalf, their travails this time are truly mind-blowing. If the author ever decides to revisit Jake, his children or his grandchildren some day in a spin off series or in addition to this 4th book to this series, I am in all the way as would adore to see more from the Harkner clan! [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]