Source: free Kindle download 8/16/16
Date read: September 19, 2016
Into the Wild
1. Seduced - Paperback | Kindle
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Melody Hurst’s days as a Southern belle are over. Now she’s widowed and alone in the foothills of the Rockies, struggling to make a life in a dangerous world. She’s determined to secure a future by marrying – but love is out of the question.Thoughts on Seduced: This is very much not my usual time period for historicals. But it worked for me. Holy smokes, it worked.
Cole Baywood has turned bounty hunter after serving in the horrors of the Civil War, but the ghosts of the men and women he’s killed still haunt him. He’s drawn to the beautiful widow trying to seduce him, only the darkness in his soul forces him to reject her. Is it possible that Melody’s touch can heal the demons of his past? And how can he convince a woman who has lost so much to risk her heart?
Melody and Annie's determination in the face of their terrible circumstances felt very real. I teetered between wanting them to run to get as far away from everything they could and beating Melody's husband over the head with something blunt. The guy was awful. The things he forced Melody and Annie to do were awful. I wasn't sad to see him go.
On the other hand, I liked Cole. He's tormented by what he's seen and done, but he's a fundamentally good man underneath his gruff exterior. That he had no idea how to seduce a woman he was interested in tickled me pink. He was just so...grumbly and sweet all at the same time.
I'm intrigued enough by Melody and Cole's respective siblings to want to know how things turn out for them. *eyeballs next book in the series* Very intrigued.