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The Outlaw and the Lady (Daughters of Fortune #1)

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Innocent Angela Bainbridge knows her dreams of a fairy-tale wedding and finding passion in a man's embrace can never come true. So when she's swept into the arms of—and kidnapped by—notorious Lee Raven she's both righteously angry...and curiously captivated. There's something about this brazen outlaw that awakens Angela's desires. She knows any crimes he's committed are fo

Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 2nd 2001 by Avon (first published January 1st 2001)
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Written November 28, 2015

DNF @37%

2 Stars - Sometimes you have to accept fact and stop

Started the audiobook, 9:48 hrs Western HR narrated by Moe Egan, already in July this summer and I've tried a lot of times but this audiobook edition just isn't for me.

Maybe is the story too outdated and "oldish" (first published 2001 so it shouldn't be) — when listening. Maybe was it the narrator (my first by her). Either way, I just get that unpleasant embarras
4.5 stars!

This may not have reached the 5 star point for me, but I did really enjoy it. It had great hero and heroine, lots of action/story movement, interesting side characters, and of course, a sweet romance.

I definitely will be reading more by this author!
5 stars!!! Again Heath does not disappoint!

Sweet tender romance. Strong heroine, and a perfect hero. There are some surprises (although I figured them out early on).

This one is really hard to review without giving away spoilers. So don 't read any further if you like to be surprised.


The story begins with a bank robbery. While making their escape hero Lee Raven crashes into heroine Angel Bainbridge. Lee takes her with him because he arrogantly leaves his face unhidden for the first t
Heath delivers another novel that defines romance and renders me truly speechless with her storytelling.

Moving and beautiful. Grade A because even with few trivial 'bumps' and a fantastical plot, this novel provides great emotional impact and reminds me why I love reading romance. It left me with bittersweet feelings after having to close this book as I had to leave the lovers to live their HEA.
I'm fond of Lorraine Heath's romantic westerns, and I though this was another solid entry.

Lee Raven's parent's and older brother were hanged to steal their land by a corrupt community leader. At fifteen he murdered the criminal responsible and has been on the run for the next five years.

He finds our blind heroine who knows who he is. He takes her along (ie kidnaps on impulse) because he doesn't know she's blind and thinks she will identify him.

On the trail together they start to fall in love. S
Nov 11, 2015 Robin rated it it was amazing
When notorious outlaw Lee Raven and his brothers are robbing a bank in the middle of the night, they literally run into Angela Bainbridge as they leave the bank. Afraid that she can identify him, Lee abducts Angela and rides for the border. When he discovers that she will not be able to identify him, he plans to return her to her home when the coast is clear. Angela doesn't know what to make of Lee Raven. He has a reputation as a thief and a cold-blooded murderer. But has she travels across Texa ...more
Nov 02, 2015 Zoe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was very surprised that Lorraine Heath wrote this. I even bothered to check in which year this book was originally published. 2001, 14 years ago. Her regency novels came a few years later so I can only assume that the Heath I knew before this book has matured as a writer.

(The review may contain spoilers.)

In this book you could already see that Heath has good ideas for plots and characters. Angela (24) was blind. She was abducted by Lee (20) during one of his bank "heists" because Lee thought
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Very good story, I would recommend reading the Rogues in Texas series first but it is not absolutely necessary.
There were so many of the old HR cliche's in here, blind h, H was abducted as a child, H was on the lamb for murder and facing a hanging. Secret babies... but it was all a great romp anyways. IMHO, you just can't go wrong with Lorraine Heath!
Kathy Anne
Sep 20, 2011 Kathy Anne rated it it was amazing
This is a super good book,,and even tho it says it`s #1,it has to be the sequel to Never Marry a Cowboy because Kit Montgomery and his wife are in it.It ends with Kit`s son that is going to England to be the Earl of Ravenlegh-5*

Oct 30, 2009 Kit rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adored
I started this book not expecting to be riveted by the plot, character and the shear beauty of the romance. Haven't cried this much in awhile!
Apr 23, 2011 Christine rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, own-it
I adored this book and its characters. I probably won't continue with the series, though, because it doesn't look like it sticks with the same family, which is disappointing. I wanted to know what happened with Juanita.
Jun 18, 2009 Kristen rated it really liked it
I love all of her books. If you are looking for an easy read, romance then she is great for you.
Audio Book: I liked the narration and the story.
Oct 15, 2014 Feminista rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Jun 09, 2012 paula rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
4.5 Stars
Oh what a pleasant surprise this was! My first historical/western romance and I LOVED it. And it became my favorite Lorraine Heath book so far. I don't like to give spoilers but let me tell you there are several surprises on this book. Angela is not your average heroine. She has a disability but she is as independent and strong as she can possibly be. And the delicious outlaw Lee Raven turns out to be someone else. By the end of the story, everything you thought at the beginning of the story end ...more
Jul 26, 2013 Nolan rated it it was ok
There's a robbery happening in Fortune, Texas, and by starting this book, you're placing yourself right in the middle of it. You aren't
the only one. Angela Bainbridge was there within feet of the bank when the
robbery happened, and the guy who planned the heist knows he has to get her
out of the witness chain. It's only after he kidnaps her that he realizes
she is blind and that his intense efforts to get her secluded so she
couldn't tell the Texas Rangers who had done the robbery were all futile.

Ayuu Muhairanii
Apr 28, 2016 Ayuu Muhairanii rated it it was amazing
Skor sempurna untuk novel sempurna ~
dari kemaren aku pengen baca novel ala2 koboi, dan pilihan nya jatuh ke buku ini !

Lee Raven, pencuri kelas kakap yang juga sudah pernah membunuh orang. Malam ketika Lee hendak merampok bank, tanpa sengaja Lee bertemu dengan Angela. mau gak mau Lee membawa serta Angela karena takut Angela akan membocorkan seperti apa rupa Lee Raven. yang terlamabt diketahui Lee adalah kalau Angela ini sebenernya buta.
awalnya Lee menjadikan Angela sebagai tahanan untuk menuntut
May 03, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
I inadvertently read this book before reading the previous book in the series "Never marry a Cowboy" but that really didn't seem to matter. I didn't feel lost in the story at all. I enjoyed the portrayal of a strong female character who is also blind. It was great to see a positive attitude at the same time seeing that she struggled some after losing her vision. I also enjoyed the male protagonist. You obviously knew there was more to him then met the eye from the beginning of the book. It was f ...more
Angela Noviana
Apr 06, 2014 Angela Noviana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ck! Aku gak tahu kalau seri ini sebaiknya baca seri Rogues in Texas dulu. Ternyata Daughters of Fortune ini ada kaitannya dengan seri itu. The Outlaw and The Lady bercerita mengenai anaknya Harrison dan Jessye. Berhubung aku lupa soal mereka, jadilah aku baca buku ini. Pas sebutin soal Grayson, aku sudah curiga. Sebutin Kit, makin curiga lagi. Terus aku baca donk sinopsis dua buku Rogues in Texas yang belum aku baca dan muncullah dua nama itu. Arghhhhh....

Tapi berhubung aku sudah setengah buku d
Apr 28, 2012 Laurichi rated it liked it
I enjoyed this,sweet and true.extremely predictable but nice.almost read it in one sitting
Jun 12, 2012 Cynthia rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I thought this book went on to long.
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Jun 25, 2012 Lea's Audiobooks Hensley marked it as to-read
Audio version
Amei! O herói desde livro, com apenas vinte anos de idade, é absolutamente incrível. Um menino que virou homem antes do tempo. Sequestrado de sua verdadeira família aos cinco anos de idade, posteriormente acolhido pelos íntegros Rodrigues, homicida aos quinze anos de idade ao matar o homem que roubou a inocência de sua irmã de criação, essa é apenas uma parte da sua turbulenta e precoce história de vida...Ele se tornou Lee Raven, um fora da lei, determinado a vingar-se do homem que causou grande ...more
Jan 23, 2016 Marie rated it it was amazing
Bintang 5
Daughters of Fortunes #1.

Paling suka dengan kisah yg mengetengahkan kekeluargaan, kebersamaan dan kebersatuan sebuah keluarga plus karakter cewe yg punya keterbatasan tapi tak merasa rendah diri dan malah lebih tegar karena keterbatasannya dan karakter cowo yg cakep, badboy, menjunjung tinggi kebenaran, dan penuh misteri. Tak tanggung tanggung, ada 3 keluarga besar yg dipertemukan dalam kisah ini. Apa jadinya jika ketiga keluarga ini dipersatukan? Tentu banyak sekali paman dan bibi yg b
Felita Hardigaloeh

sang heroine, Angela, tidak bisa melihat sejak remaja. kekurangannya itu ga bikin dia pasrah menerima nasib. Tidak. Dia berjuang mengasah indra lainnya, pisah rumah dg sang ortu, dan punya pekerjaan sbg penjahit. Penjahiiiit !!! Angela ini tipe wanita mandiri, dan punya kebiasaan jalan-jalan pas malam hari di kotanya. bisa dibilang, kebiasannya ini mengandung resiko. tapi Angela ga bisa duduk diam sehabis bekerja. jadilah malam itu, dia keluar berjalan2, tanpa menduga akan bertemu dan menjadi ko
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