Outlaw. Preacher. Night Hawk. He's had many names, but he can't escape the past.
Since Ian Vance's beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter knows he'll never feel love or tenderness again, so he's made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he's charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can't help but feel he...more
Once the halfway mark hit, though, the rest of this book was pretty boring until the ...more
Maggie was like a kick of raw tequila.Happy Dance! Is there anything better than finding a quality author with a huge back log of books?!!
Small town Kansas in 1889 would be a tough place for anybody, but as a single woman of color with no family, life is particularly hard for Maggie, who's been living a rootless, hand-to-mouth existence since she was orphaned at the age of twelve. Over the years she's endured a lot, but it was her Kaw Nation mother and Black father wh ...more
Seriously. Thank heaven for Beverly Jenkins, I can read her kickass heroines and tough yet loving men and her take-no-prisoners brutal approach to American history more or less forever. Off to get the linked book with Neil July right now, seeya.
* Both characters were people of color! This is actually the first historical romance I've read where that was the case.
* The characters faced overt and seriously harmful racism, and not just from the Evil Villain.
* Maggie was a really strong character who was intelligent and perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
* Ian was also a strong character who respected Maggie's intelligence and ability to take care of herself.
* This is probably the most historically accurate romance ...more
Maggie Freeman also have mix-heritage. Daughter of a Black man and a woman from the Kaw tribe. They died when she was only twelve and she's been on her own ever since. Pension and ...more
56% Done: I need a book about Bunny!
75% Done: I think this is my favorite so far. I've found myself laughing out loud in spots. So much fun. ...more
Maggie for all her roadblocks in life-orphaned, discriminated for being Kaw/Black, single, and female-turned out to be an extremely resilient, very intelligent, somet ...more
Where to start.....This is the first book by Beverly Jenkins I have ever read, and honestly, I would have missed out on an amazing read, had I not attended the Fall in Love Tour and heard her speak. To be BRUTALLY honest, I bought books by the other two authors and that is all I planned on buying UNTIL I heard Ms. Jenkins speak. After hearing her discuss her journey to becoming a writer, her passion for historical accuracy and her FANS speak. I was intri ...more
I adore historical fiction with Black main characters. Especially stories with interesting, true history, complex characters and a happily ever after romance.
I liked this but I dislike the narrative that Indigenous Peoples of the Americas are gone. They aren't that's just white supremacy. ...more
So, naturally, I checked out one of her books. Night Hawk came up first when I searched at my library. As with many romance auth ...more
10/11 - HarperCollins Publishers - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Does life always work out the way it is intended?
Ian Vance Bigelow may have started out his life as the illegitimate grandson of a Scottish Laird but he rose to become a Bounty Hunter and US Marshall known as the Preacher. Ian was as full of the Holy Spirit as he was weapons and would use both as the situation deemed appropriate. When this tough bounty hunter collides with Maggie Freeman a sassy spitf ...more
-scarred hero, also older (13 years)
-bible quoting gunman
It's a sign of the post-Quentin Tarantino age when I get a bible-quoting gunslinger in my romances. Makes me long for the more straight-forward westerns from less-awarded hacks like Johanna Lindsey (Author) but I am sure it's just me.
Overall, this was a very good HR ...more
As always, a Beverly Jenkins novel comes with a history lesson, whether historical or contemporary. So much to learn about the native Americans--the histories of the individual tribes and how each was treated by the U.S. government hungry for the ...more
I loved that Maggie was on the run for a crime she didn’t commit and that Ian a*k*a Night Hawk was the bounty hunter sent to bring her in. It made for some very interesting and fun dynamics between the two. I loved their banter and chemistry and the sexual tension was on point. They’re both so head strong and stubborn so when they finally caved and gave into ...more
The premise of this is that plucky but down on her luck, maid, Maggie, has fall ...more
He stared down, confused. "You mean will I hit you?"
"Yes. I know that some men are."
"No. Never." He gathered her back in and held her tight. "Never."
"Good. I didn't think you were."
He pulled back and scanned her face. "If I do you have my permission to shoot me."
"I'll shoot you permission or not."
He laughed. "We're going to do well together.”