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La Desperada

La Desperada [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Burroughs
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The son of a preacher man, Boone Coulter carries the guilt of his sins and the assurance of his damnation on his shoulders, yet still is set on revenge.

When Philadelphia-bred Elizabeth Dougherty breaks into the jail and holds him--a cold-blooded killer--at gunpoint, saying, "Take me with you,” she has no idea the sheriff who wants her dead is Coulter's old enemy and now has double the reason to track her down and kill her.

When Boone Coulter grudgingly agrees, he has no idea that this fiercely proper yet defiantly sensual Victorian woman will find the one vulnerable place in his heart and fan it to blazing life.

Their wild leap of desperation into the Texas wilderness launches a passionate tale of love and sacrifice, and becomes the stuff of legend...

The legend of La Desperada.

Set in the Texas and New Mexico of Billy the Kid.

[LA DESPERADA] is hands down the best love story I have ever read... with surprises that keep on coming. ~Melanie Mayron, Actress, Director, Writer

LA DESPERADA is phenomenal: characters, pacing, story, quality of writing–it has it all, hands down. Read this book. You’ll thank me. ~Toni McGee Causey, Author

This is the romance novel Joan Wilder (Romancing the Stone) wishes she'd written! Terri Edda Miller, Producer, CASTLE

Originally titled What Wild Ecstasy [Kensington Books], this tale inspired the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences/Nicholl Award-winning screenplay, "Redemption."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 580 KB
  • Print Length: 457 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611383080
  • Publisher: Book View Cafe (11 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006TWXEW4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #456,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Elizabeth thought she married for love and the chance to get out from under her family led her West. Her husband couldn't shake the demons and left her lonely and avoiding brother-in-law Clayton--the lawman with bad intentions. Luckily, she had her wits and when pushed, she made her escape. The plan, simple, break out Boone, the wanted man in jail, and have him get her away as fast as possible. Win-win. He wasn't so sure he wanted a lady slowing him down, but he grudgingly agreed to her plan.

On the run, they realize they need each other to survive various perils. He learned to respect her determination and strength and she learned he wasn't as bad as the reputation that followed him. Along this journey, they find love--real love--the kind that binds a couple on the run. The passion ignites and fuels the love and desire to find a safe haven. One man stands in their way--Clayton. Forced to become La Desperada alongside Boone, they devise a plan to bring him down and for the truth to come out, but Clayton foils their plan. I can't say anything more without spoiling the end.

This is not your grandma's love story of the Old West. This story is well-told in vivid detail that gives you a real feel for the time period. The women who went west were strong and determined and the story of Elizabeth is told as a true woman of the Old West. Survivor. The love story does get steamy and proves that you don't waste time on the run when you find someone. La Desperada doesn't disappoint.

The addition of the award-winning screenplay was a wonderful bonus.

Ms. Burroughs has a new fan! You will enjoy La Desperada, too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! 12 April 2012
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Every once-in-a-while, you come across a fellow writer who is so damned good, you want to hate them. Patricia Burroughs is that kind of writer. (Except, she is so funny and nice, you cannot hate her. Dammit.) LA DESPERADA is phenomenal: characters, pacing, story, quality of writing-it has it all, hands down. Read this book. You'll thank me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recipe for a wonderful story.. 25 Jan 2012
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2 Main Characters - Elizabeth and Boone, whose desperation and desire fairly leap off the page

4 Secondary Characters who are so well drawn that I cared about them and their well-being almost as much as the main protagonsits

2 Antagonists - One who is evil and twisted enough to be genuinely frightening, and the other who is ambiguous and intriguing

1 Plot that leaps out of the starting gate and doesn't slow down until the race is complete

Mix, season to taste (yes, the love scenes are steamy)

Serve with a bonus of an award-winning screenplay, based on the book.

And there you have it. A great story, with great characters. I'll be hunting for Ms Burroughs' other books!
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