What makes a slightly dangerous man so darn irresistible? Is it the confident swagger, the boldness in his eyes, the fact that he’s in control of his world? Or is it the challenge of conquering his hardened heart? I for one favor these strong, mysterious types. My shelves are full of books that feature bad boys and the courageous women who dare to love them. That’s why I just had to write a bad boy hero in my debut novel. Evan Harrison is tough, but he’s also loyal. He feels deeply and is set on protecting the woman he was forced to kidnap-Juliana O’Malley.
The Reluctant Outlaw is the first book in my Smoky Mountain Matches series set in 1880’s East Tennessee. A September Love Inspired Historical release, it’s available now.
Here’s a preview:
A Kidnapper—and a Gentleman?
The ruthless criminal who took Juliana O’Malley hostage was a thief and an outlaw-or so she thinks. But on a perilous journey through the Smoky Mountains, he becomes her unlikely protector. And when he pledges to return her home safely, she somehow finds herself believing him.
Evan Harrison has risked everything to find the men who killed his brother. Saving spirited, strong-willed Juliana could blow his cover with a deadly gang. Yet her courage and unwavering faith make him dream of the home and family he thought he could never have. And suddenly, that future is incomplete—without Juliana in it.
Smoky Mountain Matches: Dreams of home and family come true in the Smoky Mountains
Copyright  by [Karen Kirst]
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