Jared Newman, bounty hunter, rides into Twin Springs with his prisoner, Lute Peterson, to take a short break before continuing into Denver. Meanwhile, Bob Cassidy, who has stolen their family’s cash and jewelry, is standing up Silver Matlock at the altar.
Silver hires Jared to find the man who jilted her, and who has caused the unwanted gossip from the townspeople. With her stepmother, Marlene, not handling the embarrassment well, she orders Silver to Denver to stay with her sister, until the situation calms down. Instead, Silver decides she will join Jared in hunting Bob, to avoid going to her sister’s home in Denver.
As Jared and Silver begin their journey, Jared realizes the man traveling with Bob is the same man responsible for murdering his sister. When Jared receives information on his sister’s murderer, he leaves Silver to watch over Lute until he returns. Lute finagles his way out of the restraints and takes Silver hostage before Jared returns. Jared finds Silver, takes Lute back into custody, and delivers him to the town sheriff.
Once again, they set out to bring Bob and his co-hort to justice. Not only does Jared and Silver have reason to bring these two men to justice, they find they have a reason to release the bitterness from within their hearts.
Robin Lee Hatcher’s novel set in days of the old west is both entertaining and enjoyable. The plot moves at a steady pace and pulls you in at the same rate. I recommend to readers of light romance and western novels.
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