Monday, February 14, 2011

Review: Compromised Hearts by Hannah Howell

Compromised Hearts
by: Hannah Howell
$6.99 mass market paperback
Zebra Books
Historical Romance / Western
Released: October 2010

Emily Brockinger soon finds herself in trouble when the wagon train she was traveling with is ambushed by Indians, leaving her and a small child the only survivors.  Who would have thought a trip west to her brother’s from Boston would turn out this way.

Cloud Ryder cannot believe his eyes when he sees a woman walking through Indian territory with a child, a mule and a makeshift wagon, and is that a parasol she is carrying...what is the woman thinking. With a plan in mind Cloud sets out to offer his assistance but will she be willing to pay the price.

Emily cannot believe Cloud wants her body for the duration of the trip to her brother's but what choice does she have if she wants to make it there alive so she agrees to his terms. What neither Emily nor Cloud is prepared for were the feelings that come along. Once they reach their destination Cloud promises to come back for her until her brother and sister-in-law make other plans for Emily and drive him away.

Annette says:
It has been awhile since I have read a western historical so when I seen this book it was my first choice for the discussion book and I’m glad it picked it. Gunfights, tough cowboys, romance and throw in some humor what more could you ask for. This brought me back to my roots when I first started reading historical romances and my love for the western theme thank you Ms. Howell for laughs and even a tear or two and reminding me why I fell in love with romance books in the first place.

Annette gives this book

Carla says:
I can see why Hannah Howell is such a popular author.  Her characters are well laid and believable, and the emotions sweep you away with the story.  There was enough action and violence to keep me entertained, and I found it to be a quick, easy read.  The one thing that bugged me was how predictable some parts of the story were.  If something bad happened, you knew they'd find a way out of it.  Other than that, it wasn't a bad read, just not my cup of tea.

Carla gives this book a


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