Outlaw.Preacher. Night Hawk. He's had many names, but he can't escape the past.
Since Ian Vance's beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter knows he'll never feel love or tenderness again, so he's made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he's charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can't help but feel he m...more
* Both characters were people of color! This is actually the first historical romance I've read where that was the case.
* The characters faced overt and seriously harmful racism, and not just from the Evil Villain.
* Maggie was a really strong character who was intelligent and perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
* Ian was also a strong character who respected Maggie's intelligence and ability to take care of herself.
* This is probably the most historically accurate romance ...more
Where to start.....This is the first book by Beverly Jenkins I have ever read, and honestly, I would have missed out on an amazing read, had I not attended the Fall in Love Tour and heard her speak. To be BRUTALLY honest, I bought books by the other two authors and that is all I planned on buying UNTIL I heard Ms. Jenkins speak. After hearing her discuss her journey to becoming a writer, her passion for historical accuracy and her FANS speak. I was intri ...more
10/11 - HarperCollins Publishers - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Does life always work out the way it is intended?
Ian Vance Bigelow may have started out his life as the illegitimate grandson of a Scottish Laird but he rose to become a Bounty Hunter and US Marshall known as the Preacher. Ian was as full of the Holy Spirit as he was weapons and would use both as the situation deemed appropriate. When this tough bounty hunter collides with Maggie Freeman a sassy spitf ...more
-scarred hero, also older (13 years)
-bible quoting gunman
It's a sign of the post-Quentin Tarantino age when I get a bible-quoting gunslinger in my romances. Makes me long for the more straight-forward westerns from less-awarded hacks like Johanna Lindsey (Author) but I am sure it's just me.
Overall, this was a very good HR ...more
As always, a Beverly Jenkins novel comes with a history lesson, whether historical or contemporary. So much to learn about the native Americans--the histories of the individual tribes and how each was treated by the U.S. government hungry for the ...more
Ian (Night Hawk) reminds me of Django in the new controversial movie. A true revenge story here!
Please read it if you want to be captivated! I could NOT put the book down. I am NOT putting any spoilers in the story. You can buy it as a Kindle Daily deal righ ...more
The story of Ian Vance and Maggie Freeman will take you a on very nice ride from jail house to whore house, and a few other interesting places in between. As usual, the book is well written with humor, sensuali ...more
I loved this book so much I'm going to have to go back and read the others about members of the gang. Jenkins has done her usual masterful job of giving us history with a light hand, character with a sure hand, and suspense wi ...more
It was a good choice. Ian "Preacher" Vance is a notorious and feared bounty hunter, who also carries a US Deputy Marshal star. He's tasked with bringing Maggie Freeman, a half-black/half-Indian woman to trial for her slaying of a man trying to sexually assault her. Of course, nothing is quite as it seems, and Preacher and Maggie find themselves fighting off ly ...more
Maggie i ...more
- This is unapologetically a western - there are saloons and people getting thrown off of moving trains and warning shots and vigilante justice (sorta). This isn't a place and period I read in very much and the world is plain ol' fun.
- The hero and heroine have complicated ba ...more
Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins.
I love how Ms. Jenkins always put historical facts in her books. The main characters, Ian "Preacher" Vance and Maggie are very like able characters.
I think Jenkins did a great job with the romance aspects as well.
Every woman needs a Night Hawk in their Life :-)
I like the addition of history; what I don't like is how it's shoe-horned in. Instead of seamlessly adding to the story (see: issues with writing), historical figures and events are just plopped down. The resul ...more
Maggie had me laughing and admiring her resilience and spunk after the hard life she’d lived. I fell in love with Preacher, aka Ian, aka Night Hawk, aka Delicious (that’s mine). What’s not to love about a hot man ( ...more
Ms. Jenkins has written sixteen books to date and has received numerous awards for her works, including: the Detroit Free Pres ...more