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A Kiss to Die For

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Abilene 1873.

Bounty hunter Jack Skull is on the trail of a killer working the old Abilene Trail, tracking him north from Texas to Kansas. Jack has been tracking him through the dust and the desolation of lonely miles, determined to catch the man who kills pretty, lonely women, women who fall under the spell of a man's lying promises.

Jack rides into Abilene, a hard man on
Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published March 13th 2003 by Leisure Books (first published March 2003)
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♡Karlyn P♡
DNF. I could only get through the first 120 pages then quit. It may have gotten better, but I came to conclusion that I just didn't care how this book ended or who the bad guy was. By the time I quit the book the hero and heroine were still hardly developed and had only exchanged a handful of meaningless dialog, and there wasn't anything in the story compelling me to care about these two. The heroine hardly spoke or interacted with anyone without just standing there like a fence post. Maybe it ...more
I adore this book, it's one of my favorites. I've reread it multiple times. I really liked Anne, although there were a few times she seemed sorta flighty, I understood her reasoning. Jack? Jack is super swoon-worthy. He knows his way around a woman, and not just physically. I loved his protective streak. And the thoughts he had about Anne? Did I mention swoon-worthy? I liked Grey and Blakes, as well as Sarah and Nell, and Charles and in the end, I even liked Miss Daphne. I loved the parts with ...more
Wow. This was a truly great book. The twists were totally unexpected, several things occurred near the end that was just one shock after another. The characters were well-developed and extremely likable. And the hero's friends deserve books of their own. Unfortunately, Ms. Dain says that probably won't happen until western novels regain popularity...
I want to read it again...several times, in fact...maybe even right now... :)
(This review was written Nov 7, 2004)

Note: I did actually pick it up
Feb 18, 2009 Sonja rated it really liked it
You don’t often find romances willing to explore “timid” women, even in historicals. This Western historical romance tackles a timid woman who comes into her own by the end. In many ways, it’s not just a romance but also a coming of age story. Anne, the heroine, has a beautiful character arc and that was the part of the story I enjoyed reading most. Claudia Dain not only creates lovable characters, but characters that are accurate to their time period. This was a pleasure to read and I can’t ...more
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It was while writing a descriptive essay in seventh grade English (that was the assignment, to write a 'descriptive essay') that Claudia first fell in love. With descriptive essays. Boys being what they are in seventh grade, there was hardly much choice.
By her ninth grade year, Claudia was spending hours each week in her bedroom writing descriptive essays that heavily featured older boys (elevent
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“Anne, I'm sorry about your pa… all this time… all that waitin'." "All that time?" she said, taking a step toward him. "You were waiting for him. He was all you ever wanted. I know it, and I'm sorry," he said. "Jack," she said, her voice husky and soft. "It was you," she said. "It was you all that time, all those years. I was waiting… for you."

- Jack & Anne”
“A woman liked a free rein to walk all over a man's life; the best thing a man could do was pick a woman who walked carefully.

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