Michelle McLean - A Bandit's Betrayed Heart

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

9. A Bandit's Betrayed Heart by Michelle McLean (2014)
The Blood Blade Sisters Series Book 3
Length: 257 pages
Genre: Short Story 
Started: 4 February 2014
Finished: 5 February 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 8 January 2014
Why do I have it? I like short stories and Michelle McLean is a new author for me.

The Richardson sisters hadn't always been such gently-bred Society ladies. In the past - Brynne, Cylla and Lucy Richardson - as the legendary 'Blood Blade', had battled their corrupt half-brother - the sheriff of their small California town. Having successfully defeated him, the sisters claimed their family's gold mining inheritance, and settled quietly. 'Blood Blade' left the bandit's life behind - Cylla staying in California with her husband Leo, Brynne and Lucy moving to Boston, occasionally helping Brynne's husband Richard, a doctor, to run his clinic.

Lucy Richardson's bandit sisters may have taught her to sling a gun and pick a lock, but nothing prepared her for the agony of her first heartbreak - Finnegan Taggart - at age eighteen. After seven years spent wondering where he was, she finally has a clue where to begin her search. Her sisters taught her to fight like hell for what she wants...and Lucy wants Finn.

Finn Taggart is bad news. His dark and tortured past always finds a way to catch up with him, and Lucy deserves much better than to be tainted by his touch. He couldn't have her years ago, and he definitely can't have her now - no matter how enticing she is. If only he can convince her of that before the danger that follows him brings them both down.

Danger doesn't exactly scare a girl like Lucy, and she knows how to use all kinds of weapons...including her feminine wiles. Finn doesn't stand a chance. Lucy can certainly handle herself - but if trouble arises - the Blood Blade Sisters are never too far away...

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This the third story in the series, and while A Bandit's Betrayed Heart is basically a stand alone book, there where elements of the story that made me wish that I could read the first two books to find out Brynne's and Cylla's stories as well. I give this book an A! I certainly look forward to reading more from Michelle McLean very soon.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often