HERO FOR HIRE. When Amanda Duncan headsd West to find her missing brother, she knew she was a little out of her element.Her privileged upbringing in a fancy boarding school hadn't prepared her for the perlis of frontier Texas. So she made a plan-all she had to do was hire a hero. BUt when legendary gunslinger Harmon Bass showed up, he wasn't what she expected at all. True,HERO FOR HIRE. When Amanda Duncan headsd West to find her missing brother, she knew she was a little out of her element.Her privileged upbringing in a fancy boarding school hadn't prepared her for the perlis of frontier Texas. So she made a plan-all she had to do was hire a hero. BUt when legendary gunslinger Harmon Bass showed up, he wasn't what she expected at all. True, he was gorgeous beyound belief, but he was also unarmed! What kind of hero didn't carry a gun? LADY FOR LOVE. Rugged half-breed Harmon Bass needed a job that paid well and disguised his true mission. What ha got was an irritating and irresistible trail partner who could not ride, shoot or keep quiet! Yet with every move she made, he wanted her more! Maybe it was Amanda's sheer pluck...or unexpected courage...or the way her beautiful brown eyes glowed with sensual fire.Here was a woman to tempt and torment him-the woman he'd been waiting for all of his life. Now, as he and the feisty eastern beauty crossed a wilderness dogged by crooked lawmen and avenging outlaws, Harm only prayed they lived long enough to clam the love that waited at the end of...TEMTATION'S TRAIL...
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Temptation's Trail Reviews
I know, really silly cover, right? Absolutely no relationship to the novel, except that the heroine does have blonde hair.Harmon Bass is one of those "atypical" heroes, especially interesting since this was a 1990s novel, when there weren't too many of those floating around--and certainly not in western historical romances. Short, slight, unassuming: even Ransom leads us to believe the hero is someone else in the very first pages of the novel, then nicely turns that around until the reader is asking, "What just happened?" Like a lot of the older western romances, this feels a bit more epic--with the initial storyline "mostly" resolved in the first third, then on to the next issue, then another issue, and finally, Ransom ties up almost all of the plot lines in a nice little bow. Amanda is, well, a pretty typical early 90s heroine, and I tend to ignore the fact she's 17 because that's just too, too young for me to even think about. At least Harmon is only 24. A lot of people will talk about Kinsale's Shadow and the Star when they talk about damaged heroes, but honestly, Ransom did it better (and there was no weird "shark zen" in this novel). She went on to write a number of novels related to the Bass family, but none of the romances really resonated with me, though I have read them all, simply because she recognized that readers were really interested in Harmon Bass's life and he continues to play a large role (as does Amanda) in the series. Since this genre has sort of "fallen out" among publishers and there really are very few historical westerns hitting the stores these days, and many newer readers are trying to find backlist historicals to read, this is a good start, and while it doesn't play as well now as it did back in the 90s, it's definitely worth tracking this one down at your local UBS or Paperbackswap.
There’s nothing profound or deep about this shallow, formulaic romance. You might argue that I’ve given you all kinds of reasons to not bother, but not so fast. It’s the kind of light and breezy read you take on when you’re between mammoth reads or thoughtful reads that jerk your soul around and rearrange it. It’s nicely written, and it’s just kind of fun. You’ll breeze through it in a few hours, and you won’t remember it in a few days. But it’s not a time waster.Amanda Duncan has come to Texas from the East. Her brother, Randy, has been accused of stealing jewels from someone and hiding them in Texas, and she wants to track down her brother and clear his name. As far as she’s concerned, something has happened to him. He would never abscond with jewels or anything else that doesn’t belong to him.Amanda has even been reading up on this stuff! She has purchased some dime novels that feature the great Harmon Bass, a legendary tracker who can find nearly anyone under nearly every circumstance. But the Harmon Bass she meets is nothing at all like the hot super hero she imagines. He’s kind of a scrawny wiry guy, part Apache, and he rarely carries a firearm with him.Despite her doubts, Amanda takes him on, and the two predictably face down conflicts and misunderstandings to build a romance. But it’s worth reading for the support characters you find here. Harmon’s sister, Becky, is a delight, and Harmon’s sheriff friend and his Mexican wife are also important enough to the book’s progress that you enjoy reading about them.
it a lovely reading I love the ending also.
i love this book i want this in ebook form so bad i have worn out 2 paperback copys it is one of my favorite books i will read it over and over again
I love this series by Dana Ransom! Anything to do with Harmon Bass and his family, I want to read it!!