Scaling Mt. Read Me is a new feature where we will be pulling a few books that have ended up in the never ending TBR and spotlighting them here. Some of us can’t admit to having a to be read “pile” as it has exploded into it’s own mountain range, hence the name Mt. Read Me. Today, for your viewing pleasure, I’ve selected A Taste of Fire by Hannah Howell and To Tempt An Angel by Patricia Grasso.
Antonie Ramirez could ride and shoot as well as any man-and better than most. Now, the headstrong beauty had come to Texas to honor her father’s last words: find the cattle rancher named Royal Bancroft and repay him for saving lives long ago.
Royal Bancroft didn’t know who was behind the outlaws trying to drive him off his land, but he would fight to the death rather than lose it. Yet with his sister and brother kidnapped, he felt defeat run through him like a chill wind.until a girl with cornsilk hair and a steady gunhand rode into his life. Antonie was wild, hard, and hurting inside, and Royal knew from the moment he saw her that, if he tried to tame her, he’d break her spirit.
Instead, he would let her ride with him as an equal partner, fight beside him for a future, and come to him as a woman on fire for blazing love..
She is Angelica Douglas, the Countess of Melrose. Driven to poverty by the men who bankrupted her father, forced to support her family with skillful cheating at cards and dice, she yearns for revenge. And she is not above enlisting the aid of a chivalrous, handsome stranger to get it…
He is Robert Campbell, Marquess of Argyll, heir to the Duke of Inverary. Intrigued to learn his own father is one of her intended victims, he decides to keep a careful watch on the enchanting Angelica. His desire for her is a most unwelcome complication, for the tragedies of his first marriage taught him all too well the damage that love – and its lack – can do. But when danger begins to stalk them, he realizes that the best way to protect the stubbornly independent thief is to marry her.
Now all that remains is to tempt an unlikely angel to be his bride…