A woman with a past…
Widowed mother, Brynne Richardson, gave up her bandit activities when she left California to make a fresh start with her young daughter in Boston. Working for a handsome doctor fulfils her need to be useful and independent, but he creates another yearning she can’t deny.
A man with a purpose…
Dr. Richard Oliver assumes Brynne is just another debutante hunting for a rich husband, until she intrigues him with her steady hand for stitches…and guns. He can’t put her out of his mind, but the young widow has mysteries he’s determined to unravel.
A love in danger…
When smugglers raid the much-needed supplies from the clinic, Brynne must resurrect her bandit persona for the good of the sick and the poor. Her secret life threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to protect…her life, her family…and her heart.
Over the past few months I have read so many different genres, that I need to thanks Barb and Sandy for asking me to come and review on this great page.
Anyway my review …….
I was a little hesitant to take on this book, but I had to trust in Barb’s knowledge.
It was a great read. A Bandit’s Broken Heart by Michelle McLean is the second book in the McLean’s Blood Blade Sister’s Series. I don’t think you need to read the first book, but it does give a little insight into Brynne’s character.
We meet Richard for the first time in this story. I really liked it.
This is one of those books that draws you in from the very beginning. The action starts from page one, and doesn’t let go until the very end. Even then, you want to keep on reading. McLean has penned such a bittersweet story set in the heart of Boston during a time when gunslingers and bounty hunters roamed the wilds in search of ways to make their lives a better place.
I loved Brynne from the very beginning, and found her to be a touching soul whose only wish is to do good in the world she lives in. Yet not everything falls into place for her. She has her up’s and down’s just like any other person, and makes do with the little she has with her. Her fighting spirit was a joy to read, and even when she was constantly ignored by societies ladies, Brynne kept her cool and carried on her own business.
Richard is a doctor who is constantly being harassed by the ladies of Boston, they want him to marry their daughters, and so he has to daily has to fight off the ladies and their mothers. But upon meeting Brynne, he sees past the starch and social niceties, and decides to chase this intriguing woman.
The smuggling was probably my favourite part, there was a little action, and it was all kept fast and real. The way Brynne assumed command made a refreshing change, I know she was a previous Blood Blade “Bandit”, but sometimes the author tends to give the lead to whatever man is in the scene.
The secondary characters were strong in their own rights, but no too overpowering, and I look forward to the sisters catching up with the scoundrel who stole sister Lucy’s heart and their niece !!!
A Bandit’s Broken Heart is a great addition to the Blood Blade Sisters series. I aim to catch up on book one soon enough, and look forward to more when the time comes.