The Gunslinger's Untamed Bride
By Dina Smith
Jul 21, 2008 - 5:54:47 PM

Lily Carrington is an aggressive and determined woman who is not afraid to go after what she wants, almost like a bulldozer. This is why at twenty-five years old she owns more than eighty five percent of L.P. Carrington Industries. Lily’s newest conquest is a Sierra Lumber Camp and Mill that her cousin Regi is desperately trying to talk Lily into selling. Lily is almost convinced until she sees a name on the employee list that has her blood running cold.

Juniper “June” Barns always knew that his past would never rest, more than once it has come back to haunt him but never in such a pretty package. June only did what he had to do to survive, but his reputation as a fast draw and the fact that he was just a boy brought every gunslinger to Missouri for a chance to outdraw him. Now working as a lawman in a bankrupt lumber camp, June thought he might just have a chance to put his past behind him until the daughter of one of the men he gunned down shows up at camp looking for revenge.

Sheriff Barnes is definitely not the heartless, cold-blooded killer that Lily thought he would be. In fact, the more time Lily spent with June she realized she could never hate him for what he did in his past as much as he hated himself, but that doesn’t mean she is ready to forgive or forget. When the lumber Mills wages are stolen and a man is killed it is up to June to retrieve the money and the outlaws, but Lily doesn’t trust him to do that without her watching over his every move.  Together these two go searching for a handful of outlaws but what they find is trust, compassion, understanding and a passion that won’t be denied. Can these two learn to let go of their painful past to ever have a future together?

THE GUNSLINGER’S UNTAMED BRIDE is an awesome addition to Stacey Kayne’s Bride series. June and Lily are such strong characters that had their lives changed by one single moment in the past, each from a different perspective. Watching these two characters struggle with their anger from the past and their growing fondness for each other now was a true pleasure. With compelling characters, a captivating story line and romance that is hot enough to melt even the hardest of hearts. THE GUNSLINGER’S UNTAMED BRIDE is a story that I will enjoy reading again and again.

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