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Logan's Outlaw (Men of Defiance #4)

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Confident and coolheaded, nothing shakes a Man of Defiance—except a woman he can’t resist...

Sarah Hawkins survived capture by the Sioux, but after her escape she faced public scorn. Now, she’ll do anything to start over, and the dusty town of Defiance promises the anonymity and security she needs. Before she melts into the shadows, though, it’s her mission to put a great i
Mass Market Paperback, 338 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sarah was captured a year ago by the Sioux and of course during that time she was brutally raped, tortured and abused. Somehow not only did she survive, she escaped and is now trying to forge a new life for herself. She is trying to find away to live with her past and somehow find a future for herself. Before she can do that, she has to turn over some increminating forgery documents of bogus land deeds that belonged to her dead husband. But even that peace has been denied her, as someone destroy ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Really good, angsty, passionate western with a very tormented heroine, and an extremely sighworthy hero. The Indian/white conflict causes pangs within me that remind me why I avoid NA romance. Not because I don't care, but because I care too much. I have found a new western author in Elaine Levine. I will be reading her other books.

Overall rating: 4.5/5.0 stars

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur magazine in the March issue.
Overall rating: 5 stars

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Christie Vega
Feb 07, 2015 Christie Vega rated it it was amazing
I never thought this series could get any better but it certainly did!!! No words to describe it, I just love it!
Feb 01, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
We first meet Logan in book 1 Rachel and the Hired Gun where his mother is trying to maneuver a political advantages marriage with her husband's feuding neighbour's heiress. Logan's step brother won that one. For 12 years Logan's avoided his childhood home.

Logan's a bad ass just like his step brother who was captured & raised as a Shoshone warrior. Logan gets tangled with widow who escapes a cruel Sioux warrior husband that scalped her first husband. Now she's being hunted, belongings ransac
Review on AAR 4/27/12

Grade C-

I read an DIK review ( on AAR about this book and immediately added it to my to-read list. I was excited the library had a copy so I could read it immediately. Imagine my surprise when I found the writing in this book to be stiff and simplistic, with short choppy sentences and lots of telling. While the content and some vocabulary is geared toward an adult audience, the writing feels about middle school reading level at most.
Apr 16, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, 5-stars
I loved Sarah and Logan's story. I read the first 3 books in the series and the fourth did not disappoint. I have become a fan of Elaine Levine and am looking forward to reading more of her books. I got this book through Goodreads First Reads.
Debbie Saraceni
Mar 20, 2012 Debbie Saraceni rated it it was amazing
Love Sarah and Logan's story. I really enjoyed all of Elaine Levine's books. She has a fantastic way of drawing you into the story and you can't help but fall in love with the characters. I highly recommend this book and any of her books. Another one well done!
Greta Branas
Aug 28, 2013 Greta Branas rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome!! Logan was a sweet man and fought for what he believe. I highly recommend this book!! I can't wait for the next!!
Gail Koger
Mar 26, 2012 Gail Koger rated it it was amazing
Great book, I really enjoyed it and will read more of the author's books
Logan's Outlaw by Elaine Levine is the fourth installment in the Men of Defiance series. I read Leah and the Bounty Hunter, Book 3 and enjoyed the "real, somewhat gritty western" atmosphere in that story, and plan on reading the complete series. Logan's Outlaw is a western romance with plenty of violence and events covering the not-so-pretty history of the West. This story takes place during the painful times when the Sioux Nation was in flux, when gold was found in the Black Hills, and
Jun 05, 2012 Cyndi rated it did not like it
I saw this book in the grocery store and was drawn to the cover photo - who can resist a cowboy with a body like that?? However, before buying it I checked Goodreads for the number of stars the book received. This is the first time I've been disappointed.

There was nothing I liked about this book. I had a hard time getting into initially because it seemed blatantly racist - the "savage" Indian, the captive white woman, the sexual abuse ... blah, blah, blah. In fact, I almost threw the book away
Jan 12, 2013 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-other
Sarah Hawkins come with A LOT of baggage, even though she has practically no possessions to speak of to her name. Leaving Philadelphia with her parents for the adventure of settling in the West, she is suddenly orphaned by a horrible accident. Married only days later to man who took a great portion of her inheritance (how interesting he came along when he did!) and left her while he went West to "ready" things for her, she eventually made her way out West herself. Unfortunately, she was kidnappe ...more
Jul 22, 2015 Gee rated it it was amazing
This was a superb conclusion to the Men of Defiance saga.

Sarah Hawkins escaped from Sioux captivity where she was horribly brutalized. Returning to white society hasn't helped her, for she is either shunned or pitied by all. To top it off, she has papers which prove corruption within the governmental Indian agencies and someone is after her for them. She is a woman alone out in the wild west, she is still weak from her ordeal, and is physically and emotionally scarred.

Her fortunes change when s
Jun 03, 2012 Tina rated it it was amazing
Sarah Hawkins liked the cold steel of her Peacemaker; if she had owned one a year ago, the Sioux would never have taken her alive. The fear she felt when the Sioux Warrior party invaded her home never really left her. She wants to find a gun fighter to train her so that she is never helpless like that again. However, she is a widowed woman and most will not touch her because of her taint from the Sioux and what they did to her. Sarah wants to get to Defiance to learn how to defend herself and ge ...more
Dec 08, 2014 Mariachiara rated it it was ok
E' stata una lettura piuttosto difficile. L'autrice ha cercato di dipingere il rapporto tra indiani e bianchi in modo diverso dal solito. Si sente che tiene per gli indiani, dipinge il loro sfruttamento, non esita a dipingere come ingiuste le riserve e abbietti i bianchi che pur de profitto non esitano a rubare le loro terre. Il protagonista è chiaramente dalla parte degli indiani, ha vissuto a contatto con loro per anni, il suo migliore amico è un mezzosangue e li capisce e rispetta. Fin qui tu ...more
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Apr 24, 2012 My Book Addiction and More MBA rated it really liked it
LOGAN’S OUTLAW by Elaine Levine is an exciting historical romance set in 1875 Dakota Territory. What a wonderful story of trust,romance,secrets,danger,and the rough Western frontier. Sarah Hawkins,captured by the Sioux,and held captive for a couple of years,finally escapes. What she finds she trouble,adventure,and love. Logan Taggart,a trader,loner,but who is tempted by Sara and finds himself her protector. As they travel through the prairie,they must evade Indians,who are out to recapture her,a ...more
May 26, 2013 Layla rated it it was amazing
I loved 'Rachel & the Hired Gun' and enjoyed the 2 books that followed, but this new romance about Logan is back up there with Rachel. A wonderful story with great characters and a fast-paced plot.

Logan first appeared in Rachel and Sager's story and has since forged his own path. His appreciation for the native people and their beautiful crafts has earned him respect as a friend and honest trader. When he sees Sarah about to get on a stagecoach their eyes meet and it is truly a kismet moment
While some of the writing mechanics in this fourth entry in the Men of Defiance series are far from smooth (a couple of big info dumps and multiple long passages of passive character description), LOGAN'S OUTLAW may have the most intricate and satisfying plot of the bunch. The author's apparently in-depth research is used to good effect, and readers definitely get a "feel" for the period, the setting, and the characters. One red-herring subplot seemed forgotten until the end -- at which point it ...more
Aug 02, 2012 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
First off let me say that I am thankful for the first reads giveaway program. I won this one on it!

I have to start by saying that I don't like books (like this one) that have "steamy" parts in them. I will be more careful of what I register for next time I look at the giveaway section. So I have to say I read almost all of this book.... just not the sexy parts.

I thought the story had lots of good parts. The characters are strong and solid. This is a fine stand alone even without reading the oth
Oct 31, 2012 Foxfire rated it it was ok
I feel a little mean giving only two stars to this book but my rule is that if I need to skim big chunks to get to the end it’s two stars. Historical Western is one of my favorite genres, so I read a lot of them and have high expectations.

The first third of this story was great. The quiet, steady hero sets out to win the damaged but spunky heroine. Then things started moving a bit too fast for me. The hero declares his love, and after a great deal of hesitation over the prospect physical intimac
Patricia Davis
Apr 20, 2013 Patricia Davis rated it it was amazing
Finally Logan's story is told. Gad this was so powerfully and elloquently written. We the reader got to see two different worlds in this story and how laws were governed for both the Indians and as well for the white people starting to inhabit the land. Logan's Outlaw covers a topic that is every woman's nightmare and Elaine delivers a truly passionate tale about about rape and recovery to finally a HEA. This story delivers a very heartwarming, sad yet courageous tale that will definitely have t ...more
Stacey Pagan
Oct 12, 2012 Stacey Pagan rated it really liked it
Another fantastic story from the Men of Defiance series! Elaine Levine has surprised me once again with a great read! Sarah Hawkins survived capture by the Sioux Indians, yet has a hard time adjusting to regular life again. The last thing she is looking for is love, but it creeps up on her when she isn’t looking. Logan Taggert is used to caring for only himself, yet Sarah creeps under his skin and soon he realizes he’s head over heels in love with her. This historic romance tugs at the heart str ...more
May 20, 2012 Miz rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
I was thankful to win an autographed copy of this book, and while the cover made me apprehensive at first, it was a great book that I devoured in a day.

Excellent characters and a historically accurate novel (granted, I didn't know too much of the background of this time before reading this book). Not too much "romance" or smut, but it was enjoyable.

Recommended for those who like Mills and Boon type romances with an intriguing storyline. Three and a half stars.
Jul 25, 2012 Belinda rated it it was amazing
The latest book by Elaine Levine in exceptional, brilliant, and oh so lovely. I thought the story about Sarah and Logan was beautiful.
Two wounded souls who come together with pain and loneliness. The author has done magic with the storyline, character development, and plot in the making of a true Western romance. You will not be disappointed in reading about the men of Defiance and their soul mates.
Dawn ♥ romance
Sep 22, 2014 Dawn ♥ romance rated it it was amazing
Engrossing and intense western romance. The hero was wonderful in his compassion and gentleness helping the heroine overcome her broken spirit. Lots of exciting action although hero's skills were sometimes exaggerated but overall good book. Trader Logan is instantly attracted to Sarah who escaped Indian captivity.
Nov 11, 2013 Nouna1725 rated it it was ok
My hands were hovering between 1 star and 2 stars. It is just this book was unbelievable. The words coming from the mouth of the hero sounded more like the idea of what a woman would want to hear. It just felt like something was off. I had to skim through many parts cause the book was that boring. The dialogue just did not feel like it belonged in that era.
The heroine of this book has endured gang rape, captivity and abuse at the hands of her captors. Logan, the hero, is exactly what she needs. He is strong, supportive and says the sweetest things. I really liked this book, even though some parts were a tad slow.
I really, really liked this book. Amazingly kind, sweet and loving hero (Logan made my all time fav hero A-List pretty early in the book). Tough, resilient heroine. And a HEA. What more could a reader ask for :)
Good, but hard to read. Was not expecting the final scene with Chayton at all. Not sure why the author included it.
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“Sarah, honey, I cannot undo what was done. None of it. But I can promise you that your life with me will not be one of pain. I will put your happiness before my own. I will share my world with you. I will make amends with my family so that you have a family. I live for the day that I see joy in your eyes.” 4 likes
“I love your body. I love your soul. I love your mind. I love everything that you are. You are mine, Sarah Taggert, mine and no other's. I will not share you. I will honor you with my life, my body, my love. Do you hear my words? Do you understand what I am saying?” 2 likes
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