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Rebel with a Heart

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Trace Ballentine, investigative journalist, has gone undercover to expose corruption at a remote South Dakota hospital. And when his long-lost sweetheart appears out of nowhere—beautiful, vulnerable and with two adorable children in tow—he can't risk blowing his cover.

Lilleth Preston finds bumbling librarian Clark Clarkly curiously attractive…and str
Paperback, Harlequin Historical #1160, 288 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Harlequin
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Setting: 1800s American West

Lilleth Preston arrives in Riverwalk with two children in tow...and the story that she gives is that her husband ran out on her. The truth is though, she is on a mission to save her sister and she will die before she lets her niece and nephew be put in more jeopardy. The problem is...her sister is trapped in an insane asylum and there is only one way in. Enter Trace Ballentine who never found out what happened to his childhood sweetheart, until he literally falls over
Good book. I liked Trace's intense desire to get to the bottom of things at the hospital. It is part of his job as an investigative reporter, but he is also moved by the conditions the inmates are suffering. He's getting closer when he runs into Lilleth. He really wants to tell her who he is but he can't risk it. Lilleth has come to Riverwalk to rescue her sister who was placed in the hospital by her unscrupulous brother-in-law who is after her inheritance. Lilleth also kidnapped her niece and n ...more
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I haven't read enough historical romances in my life time, so I needed a good one. Rebel with a Heart isn't perfect, but it's definitely a good read. I have read enough romances to recognize that Trace isn't your usual completely awful romance protagonist and Lils isn't a whiny, crying bag who just needs to grow a backbone and stop being a doormat.

They had nice chemistry with each other. That's always nice. More often than not, the leads just don't mesh (often because of the other mentioned iss
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"Loyal fans will lose themselves in Arens' highly detailed setting and spend an evening enjoying themes of long-lost and rekindled romance. With her usual charm, Arens takes her readers back to a time when issues were settled with bullets, and men and women were lucky to find affection." RT Book Reviews
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