Rogue Phoenix Press
Ratings: 4 Cups
Emma St. John is considered a murderer and a thief after her mother suspiciously dies. With only one thing left to do, Emma flees with her half-sister, marking her a fugitive.
Dakota Barringer endures the gambling way of life. After his grandfather’s decease, he was left a huge inheritance and a business he has no knowledge about, then he meets Emma and everything erupts.
Emma is trying to get far away from Lawrence Stevens before she has to submit to his evil deeds. Thanks to a letter left her by her brother, Jacob, she must locate a man name Dakota. Her opportunity arrives once she boards the boat and takes the saloon job. It appears she may have struck it lucky when Dakota happens to be the first man she serves drinks to; as well as the first man to go weak in the knees over her and carry her off to his room. Unfortunately, her plans do not go as she had hoped when Dakota learns the truth, leaving him to make some difficult decisions of his own. With the Pinkertons, and Lawrence, following behind, will Emma be able to prove her innocence or will she be forced to say good-bye to the one man who has brought true love into her life?
Dakota’s Bride is a remarkable story. I love the description of Dakota; he is a man who oozes charm and lots of chemistry, especially when he and Emma are bonded together. This incredible romance is one I positively fell in love with and is good enough to read again and again. Christine Young sketches characters and landscapes that this reader could visualize. I particularly enjoyed sharing the journey that Dakota and Emma endured. The supporting cast blended well in this unforgettable read that I loved.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More