A Bandit’s Stolen Heart by Michelle McLean
(Blood Blade Sisters #1)
Entangled Publishing (March 2013)
Ebook, 254 pages
Historical / Western Romance
Cilla Richardson is a modern-day Robin Hood, well as modern as you can be in 1856. She robs from the rich, most notably her brother, Frank, the crooked sheriff and helps out the poor. Her life takes a change when she hits Leo, our hero, over the head during one of her raids. You can imagine he is a bit shocked when he finds out the bandit Blood Blade is Cilla and even more shocked at her proposition that he marry her sister.
A Bandit’s Stolen Heart is a great book. I loved it! Imagine Robin Hood as a girl in the wild west. Cilla is Blood Blade, a notorious outlaw that is hired by the poor to steal back what was stolen from them. She is spunky, loyal and pretty. Leo is handsome, brave and married to her sister, Brynne. Oops! Cilla thought she was solving a problem by convincing Leo to marry her sister but created a bigger problem by falling in love with him.
The author created a great love story with no sex and I didn’t miss it! Since Leo is technically married to Brynne, even if in name only, it would have created an even bigger moral dilemma if the two characters had sex. While I do love a nice steamy sex scene, it is a nice change when an author can keep things more historically accurate without the sex. Let’s face it, in the 1800′s sex before marriage was a no no for “nice girls”. Even though Cilla is a bandit, she is still a “nice girl”.
The story itself also keeps you interested. I was more interested in what was going to happen next, than worrying about when or if the characters were going to hop into bed. The action was almost non-stop and I can say I was surprised by a few events. I honestly could not put the kindle down.
Loved it! A Bandit’s Stolen Heart is almost non-stop action with a great love story. There are no steamy love scenes but the story does not need them, and it would have only hurt the characters to have included them. I can not wait for the next two books to come out.
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