Review: Prairie Heat by Madeline Baker

July 18, 2013 Review 0

Review: Prairie Heat by Madeline Baker

Blush sensuality level: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic).

Mail-order bride, Matilda Thornton, is a prim and proper lady from Boston on her way to Arizona in order to meet her new husband for the first time. On the stagecoach heading west, she finds herself in the company of three men she would normally not associate with: the Apache boy she rescues from a side show, a ruthless bounty hunter and his handsome prisoner.  Though wary of her companions, she is willing to risk her life to save all of theirs while travelling through Indian Territory. But it’s her willingness to give up her innocence and virtue to one of these sultry strangers that is most unforeseen. Will Matilda be able to handle the perils of her journey? And in which stranger’s strong arms will she take refuge?

Publisher’s Note: Originally published in 1991.

A Blush® romance from Ellora’s Cave

Title: Prairie Heat
Author: Madeline Baker
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Apache Runaway
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: July 18, 2013
Genres: Historical Romace
Pages: 448
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

Matilda Thornton is stuck on a stage coach with Jess a frightening ‘half-breed’ bounty hunter and his handsome prisoner Elias when disaster strikes. She is forced to make decisions and take actions that proper ladies really should never face. And thus an adventure of fantastic proportions begin.

Matilda is one of the most fun characters I have read in quite some time. Forced into situations not even I can imagine she comes out brave and strong. Even wrestling with her emotions for this roguish bounty hunter she still maintains her honour and integrity. To a point.

I generally enjoy historical romances based in the west and this was no different. I became completely immersed in the world created by Madeline Baker. At times I even felt my heart racing while the characters were being attacked and fury at Jess for being so stubborn and pigheaded.

This was a brilliant tale with a equally fantastic ending.

Reviewed by Angelique

                

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