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Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride #1)

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When the widowed boardinghouse keeper he has come to rescue turns out to be a scantily-clad showgirl, Jed Doulan knows he's in for trouble. With his shadowed past, he'd be mad to let this spirited--and surprisingly innocent--woman get close. Bound by a hasty marriage to her reluctant hero, Rachell Carlson senses his struggle to keep a distance between them. But the message ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books
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Found this at a used book sale today and as soon as I came home I opened it up and read it in one sitting. I love me a good western-HR. This was funny and exciting and just all around entertaining to read. A smart, tough, witty heroine and an angsty, equally witty, gunslinger cowboy hero meet, get hitched and go on an adventure while he tries to get her home to her sister while protecting her from everyone.

All I know is if you can make me literally laugh out loud then you've half-sold me to your
Head in the clouds
Cotton candy Western romance - however I really dislike it when the heroine lays her heart out, repeatedly, and the hero pushes her away, repeatedly, heroine cries and becomes heartbroken, waits for hero to return her affections - repeat cycle. I don't like hot and cold heroes - tortured heroes I understand and tolerate, but it doesn't mean I enjoy reading about them, especially when there isn't enough balance in the relationship.
A beautiful woman with self image problems, fleeing the grasp of a deranged rich man. Her rescuer is loved or hated in several states & especially ticked off cranky judge who abitarially marries him to the woman in centre of the storm. The couples spats, her hidden talents & her cooking efforts make it both amusing & entertaining.
No me ha dejado un buen sabor de boca.
La historia ha estado muy bien, muy entretenida, con unos personajes muy sólidos y encantadores, con un romance que se va construyendo poco a poco ante los ojos del lector, con una trama muy consistente: todos tienen sus motivos para ser cómo son, los malos, los buenos y los regulares, pero, y para mí es un “pero” importante, el final deja mucho que desear.
No hay nada más emocionante (siempre en mi opinión, claro) que un viaje a través del Salvaje Oeste, con
Apr 30, 2007 Stacie added it
Recommends it for: Western Romance
This book was a decent story but one that I could put down and come back to later. It had a western setting with a woman that is trying to escape a crazy, obsessed man. He believe that she is someone else. She sends word to her sister that she needs help. Jed is the one sent to help her. The story is about them falling in love and fighting to get away from the enemy and get back home.
Bride of Shadow Canyon is the first book that I have personally read by Stacey Kayne but it will most assuredly not be the last. In fact I’m going to go out now and get every book that she has available she is absolutely terrific! This one had me from the very first page and held me till the very last one.

Rachell Carlson is in BIG trouble she has been kidnapped by a jealous employer who thinks she is much more than just his star act. And he’s willing to do anything to keep her which has now incl
I maybe spoiled by writer such as O'Connell when western hystoricals are concered, but this book was good too.

The story is nothing unusual, but the hero and heroine are really nice! Their dialogue is good too.

I like a forced marriage theme, but this it was unusual. They're married by a judge under the threat of prison for the hero. Neither her nor him wanted to be married, but they still do it, not because they're afraid of prison, but because they cannot loose time! That was unusual! :)

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Kym McNabney
This was the first book that I've read by Stacey Kayne and I was not disappointed. In fact, just the opposite. Wow, what an amazing story, and so very well written. From the very first page, to the very last, Stacey took you on a wonderful journey. I love the characters. There was never ending action, and drama. I couldn't get enough of Jed, and really liked, Rachell as well.

When I later looked up Stacey's website, I was pleased to see she had another book with Juniper as the main character. I'l
This book has everything I want in one...action, romance, banter, love, and humor.
This is my all time favorite book, only because it was my first romance novel and I literally stayed up all night reading. It's one of those books I can just read over and over and pick up at any time, like I should be doing with my bible :)
Good fun read! I really enjoyed it.
Aww...God. Buku ini bikin saya menitikkan airmata berkali-kali. Dari awal sampai akhir saya dibikin frustrasi dengan pertengkaran dua tokoh utama yang kaya anjing vs kucing. Saya suka dengan karakterisasi para tokohnya. Mulai dari tokoh utama sampai tokoh pendukung. Semuanya kuat dan essensial.

Rachell, janda yang bekerja sebagai penyanyi klub malam--istilahnya "Songbird" dikurung oleh atasannya yang delusional gara-gara Rachell punya kemiripan dengan istri atasannya yang sudah meninggal. Suatu
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Stacey Kayne is a new voice in western historical romance. Her debut novel MUSTANG WILD,(Wild Trilogy), was released in March 2007 from Harlequin. BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON (Bride Series)was released in April 2007. Stacey has since sold eight western romances to Harlequin--watch for new installments in her WILD and BRIDE series. Specializing in the adventurous wild west, Stacey brings her love of the ...more
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