A Heart So Wild (Straton Family #1)
Courtney Harte is certain her missing father is a alive, lost somewhere deep in Indian territory. But she needs a guide to lead her safely through this dangerous, unfamiliar country, someone as wild and unpredictable as the land itself. And that man is the gunslinger they call Chandos.
Courtney fears this enigmatic loner whose dark secrets torture his soul, yet whose eyes,...more
Diawali dengan kejadian sadis, yang mengingatkan saya pada kasus yg saya tangani sendiri pada tahun 1993 di Bandung, dimana terjadi pembunuhan terhadap satu keluarga dan perkosaan dan pembunuhan terhadap gadis kecil usia 9 tahun ! Dan saya yg harus meng-otopsi si gadis kecil.
Gadis kecil itu baru berusia 10 tahun waktu di perkosa berkali-kali lalu mati mengenaskan di tangan para cowbo...more
His Native American family brutally murdered during an unwarranted attack, Chandos encounters a young woman staying with the man known to be one of the murderers. Her life in his hands, he nevertheless sets her free, intuitively sensing her innocence. Four years later and he’s still hunting down the rest of the men involved that day- and Courtney Hart once again has managed to cross his path. However she has no idea the history they have together and though he wants nothing of...more
The heroine was an innocent at the beginning, though pretty smart and logical, but by book end she was really able to stand on her own two feet and express just how she felt about everything.
The hero was damaged, one of those angst kinda g...more
The story takes place from Kansas to Texas (which made it even more enjoyable since I live in Texas and pass by Waco all the time). The beginning is tragic as we witness the rape and murder of a peaceful Comanche tribe. My heart was bleeding at this point. When our hero and the other men return to the camp to see...more
seru, n lucu, juga...
suka banget ama chemistry nya Chandos n Courtney..
salah satu novel JL fave...
western series JL pertama yg dibaca
ternyata nendang banget gak kecewa deh bacanya...
Simply THE BEST of all...
Chandos and the other warriors return to their peaceful village to find everyone is dead. White men had come raping and killing the woman and children. The men vow vengeance to kill each one of those men, their dead will not rest until they do.
Courtney was with her father and step-mother traveling through Kansas. They had stopped to rest at the home of one of those men when the Indians found him. She was hiding in a bin with her step-mother when the lid was lifted. Her...more
The year 1873, Kansas territory:
Courtney and her Step-Mother were stranded in Kansas 4 years earlier after an Indian attack where her father was presumed dead, his body was never found and the other men were brutally killed for their transactions against the Comanche. In that same attack Courtney’s life was spared by one of the fearsome Comanche warriors. Now four years later Courtney is still in Rockley, Kansas working in the local hotel when a disturbing and compelling man comes throug...more
Re-read: 4 stars
I have read this book many times over the years. I never used to be a big fan of the western romance but I enjoyed this much more than I used to.
Courtney is still a bit of a sap but I appreciate more now her personality and her inexperience in the west. She recognizes her limitations and doesn't stray into TSTL territory (I used to think she was just inept and annoying and a pushover). I love how she got into Chandos' heart without really knowing she was doing it.
Tokoh yang terdapat di buku ini adalah Chandos dan Courtney Harte.
Masyarakat yang mengira bahwa suku indian mencuri ternak mereka melakukan serangan. Saat itu para laki-laki sedang berburu dan yang tersisa hanya para wanita. Mereka pun memperkosa ibu dan adi chandos yang masih muda. karena itu chandos dan yang lainnya melakukan serangan balik. Dan saat melakukan serangan balik itu Chandos bertemu Cour...more
Chandos, walaupun merupakan nama yang aneh dan membuat pembaca bertanya-tanya nama apa yang menyerupai 'Chandos' (adiknya, White Wing menyebutnya 'Chandos' karena tidak bisa menyebut nama aslinya), cukup merebut hati dengan keahlian dan sikap protektif dan posesifnya, walaupun ia sepertinya butuh mengurangi sikap aku-berkuasa-karena-aku-pria nya yang menyebalkan.
Es una novela única y especial, y ahora le guardo un cariño enorme. Ahora la he disfrutado muchísimo más que la primera vez que la leí, y eso resulta… maravilloso. ;).
Es curioso como algunas novelas llegan y te cambian la vida. Pues bien, ésta lo hizo...more
Balas dendam Chandos terhadap kulit putih yang membunuh ibu dan adik tirinya membawa takdirnya bersinggungan dengan si mata kucing yang tidak lain adalah Courtney Harte, an...more
Heroine nya paling keliatan berkembang dalam cerita.Dari sosok yang lemah jd kuat.
My fav hero n heroine so far buat genre HR ini...
Alurnya cepat,menarik dan bikin penasaran.Ceritanya juga fresh meski ternyata novel aslinya diterbitin taon 80-an. Yang agak mengganggu sebenarnya bagian endingnya.Chandos yang mati"an gak mau berdamai dgn ayahnya,tiba" saja melunak di selembar terakhr..mungkin jatah halaman pengarangnya udah habis...more
"That angelic-looking killer is going to rape me and you ask me what's wrong?" -- snicker
She decided that "God Sakes" (always double capitalized) was a good Western/Ladylike curse and that's what Courtney says. A LOT. rolls eyes. Until near the end she decides she can let slip an occasional "goddam"
Chandos (whose White name is Kane Straton and whose Comanche name we never learn) insists on calling Courney "cateyes" and even th...more
As for Chandos, I'm all for the strong silent type but Chando...more
awalnya mau ngasih 3... tapi terselamatkan sama ending nya... Suka banget sama Chandos pas nyataiin Cinta sama Courtney... Manissssnyaaaa.....
===PecintaPriaNakalBersaksi...Ga ada Pria Nakal di sini... ===
1. A BEUTIFUL, VIRGIN HEROINE (this is seriously being over-used this days)
2. SERIOUSLY HOT GUY, WITH TROUBLED PAST
3. ONE JOURNEY WHERE TEMPERS FLARE AND PASSION COLLIDES
4. SOME STEAMY HOT SCENES
If this was my first steamy-love story i would have said it was a BAM! unfortunately, i have been exposed to romance book enough to say this is just like any others i have read in the past. Some concepts are just seriously over used those days. It's not the first time i have...more
In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom...more
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