In 1891 Fortune, Texas, bank robber Lee Raven has no
choice, but to abduct Angela when she apparently sees his
face during a hold-up. No way was Lee going to allow the
beautiful woman to identify him to the Rangers, but he is
not a killer in spite of his reputation. Neither Lee nor
his mob has any idea what to do with Angela except take her
along with them. To his shock, her so-called clumsiness is
a result of her being blind, which means that Lee never had
to abduct Angela.
Feeling he has no options, Lee takes Angela to his
family ranch. She is already aware that the so-called
dangerous outlaw is actually a kind person stealing for the
good of his friends. Soon the OUTLAW AND THE LADY begin to
fall in love, but he fears she is the one who will reveal
everything he has tried to bury over the past five years.
The story line of this western romance is fast-paced
with non-stop action and references to and appearances of
characters from Lorraine Heath's Rogues of Texas tales.
Lee is a strong lead protagonist and the support cast
provides depth especially about him.. However, the plot
belongs to Angela, whom may be blind, but rejects the
notion of a handicap without the author falling into some
maudlin apology for her physical condition in part due to
Lee's willingness to "bluff" with her. This excellent
novel is made even better by the strong characterization.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 22, 2001