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Love's Sweet Revenge (Outlaw Hearts #3)

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Their Passion Shaped a Nation

Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they’ve finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-l
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Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Lover of Romance
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Summary 
Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured triumphs and sorrows, have stayed true to each other for almost thirty years. They have endured all the dangers that the wild west could have thrown at them. But their story is far from over. Jake and Miranda are on the brink of celebrating their thirtieth wedding anniversary. They are now settled in the Colorado Hill Country, Jake is wo
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Lover of Romance
such an astounding book!!! Man this tore into my emotions like crazy and I am loving this pair and their beautiful family even more and more. I can't wait for book 4. Full Review to come close to publishing date.
Sophia
The past just would not leave them to their peace. Larger than life, a hard, ruthless former outlaw who has gone straight must continually fight bitterly tough battles to keep his family safe and keep his darker side at bay. The author has created a magnificent legend of the west in her hero, Jake Harker. Jake is just a man, but his words and deeds make the reader a believer. I laughed, I cried, I bit my nails, and I sighed as I entered the Outlaw world once again.

This historical family saga con
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Michelle
How do you know you've encountered a book that will leave you breathless and satisfied, but yet turn around and make you intensely crave more? When you start re-reading the book before you've even got a third of the way through! And that's what happened to me with the 3rd book in Jake and Randy's story. Seriously, I was re-reading entire chapters and going back through to favorite sections just because I just didn't want to leave that moment in time yet and wanted to make my escape into the Colo ...more
Heather andrews
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I liked Jake you could tell he was head over heels for his woman, "he drank in the sight of her. “Woman, I am definitely in the present.”He picked her up and laid her on the bed, then threw aside his jacket and unstrapped his guns. He sat down on the bed and pulled off his boots." I liked this book there were some emotional scenes, where I didn't know how I'd get through, but I did and I enjoyed this book.
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
ARC kindly provided by publisher in return for an honest review
Lydia Wednesday
Jun 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
This is honestly one of the worst books I have ever read in my entire life. TW: discussions of rape

-It's so repetitive. Like eye twitching repetitive. Every time they talked about how pure Evie was, or honestly, every character was described the same way over and over and over again.

-ABSOLUTELY UNREALISTIC: Jake and Randy are in their 60s/50s. However, they are somehow both in peak physical shape. Yeah, they have some aches and pains but somehow Randy still has a pert butt and perky breasts eve
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Their Passion Shaped a Nation

Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they’ve finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-legend to hang up his guns.

Threatened by cruel men in search of revenge,
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Tonya Lucas
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With over 63 books written, Rosanne Bittner, The Powerful Undisputed Queen of Western Historical Romance has delivered her 3rd book in the epic Outlaw Hearts Series, Loves Sweet Revenge.
Readers will be blown away with the emotional aspect delivered in this book. The way Ms. Bittner delivers a story is phenomenal and her characters are written so profoundly, one believes they will be greeted by them again, up in heaven.
Powerful, emotional, and superbly written.
Jake Harkner, outlaw turned lawman,
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Sarah
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: westerns
Loooove this series and I'm so happy we have one more coming! I loved this one a lot more than book 2. It took a little while to get going but once it does, its action packed! I love jake but I have to admit there were times when his "woe is me" stuff got tiresome and repetitive. I totally understand all his issues, but he's not the only one who's ever gone through crap and so I really liked when Lloyd would kind of give him those talks to open his eyes. I don't expect it goes away, but I didn't ...more
Elaine Hathaway
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series was recommend to me by a dear friend, I wasn't to happy with the first book but as it went on I got more and more in to it. This third book, blew me away. I like how the author put a family tree inside the book. as I read I experienced happiness, sadness, and I can't believe that happen. so many emotions in this 3rd book. the part that really got to me was the part, where brad took Jake's wife, and did unspeakable things to her. but good ole Jake, he found her. it got so bad that I h ...more
Glenda Kinard
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Queen of the Western Historical takes you on the grandest ride yet of her career. Loves Sweet Revenge opens to Jake and Miranda (Randy) Harkner finally enjoying the peace they have so long sought after for nearly 30 years, or have they truly found that peace for a man that has lived Outlaw then lawman? He definitely has made enemies and when they attack all he holds dear he takes care of things the only way he knows how. Then yet when Jake's guns can't completely fix a wrong committed he mus ...more
Ann
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Fast paced, powerful novel of the old west with just
the right amount of suspense. The love between Jake and his wife Miranda is so powerful and true.
You just don't want this story to end. Well worth reading all three books in the series!
Jamie Arledge
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 Stars...

I absolutely LOVED the first 2 books in this series. Although I really enjoyed this one as well, it just wasn't as great as those 2.

This series is probably one of my absolute favorites and it has brought way more tears to my eyes than I would've ever dreamed possible (especially since I'm not a crier). This family and Jake Harkner just can't be topped. They're awesome!

My only real issue with this book was that up until the end, I felt that it was intimate moment after intimate mo
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Melanie
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Before I tell you why you should read this story, let me ask you couple of questions.

Do you like reading "thick" books? If the answer is "YES", than this book [514 pages] is just perfect for you!

Are you a fan of series that are actually "sagas" of one particular couple/family? If, once more you said "YES", then this book is just the thing!

However, if you've never read this author or this series, then please don't start with this story. You must read the previous two books [Outlaw Hearts (Outlaw
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Veda
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love's Sweet Revenge takes up where "Do Not Forsake" leaves off. You find Jake, Miranda and their children and grandchildren have settled in the Colorado Hills on their ranch. Life is good and the family is growing.
Because of Jake's past, danger is never far away. From cattle rustlers, to family member of people that have crossed Jake in the past. You never know what lies ahead for the family.
You will be drawn in once again into the family and will be reacquainted with family old and new fam
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Caprice
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Magnificent Jake Harkner

This third book in the Outlaw Hearts series is just as good as the first two. This book shows more of the family relationships of Jake and Randy. Their loving family has to get through two events in the book that will strain and threaten the closeness and love they share amongst themselves.

I truly enjoyed this book. It's encouraging to see the strength and resilience of the love Jake and Randy share, and also how that love is ever increasing to include their children
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Theresa Sharratt
I didn't want the story to end!

This book has me feeling so emotional as I just finished reading it right now. What a story of such a devoted family and their love for one another. I cannot wait for the next book, and I hope by then, Jake stops flirting so much with prostitutes. Seriously, I understand they practically raised him, but I feel for Randy. I'm the jealous type. See how emotional I get and that is why I love Roseanne Bittner books. You did it again, Roseanne!
K
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bravo definitely worth 5 stars

It's amazing the love shared between Randy and Jake. That love is so hard to find. I can hardly wait for the next book. I can only imagine what Randy will go through to heal. I sure hope we hear more of little Jake. He's a pistol. You need to write a series of the grandkids as they grow up. You by far are the best historical romance author ever. Thanks for all you write about life and hardship of the old days.
Mary Walker
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Closure and Beginning

Finally the Harker Family, settled in Colorado. Were they love living. Jake keeps confronting a past and protecting his family. Now more additional grandchildren. Can't wait for fourth book, little Jake so much like his grandfather. What becomes of the younger generation of the Harkner's
Sarah
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is the continuing story of Jake and Randy Harkner. Jake and Randy have been through a lot and have led tumultuous lives, through his outlaw years, then as a ranger. It seems like Jake always has a target on his back for men looking to make a name for themselves by killing him. Finally, Jake and Randy feel like they've found some solace on the ranch they own in Colorado, where their children and grandchildren also live. Not so. One trip to Denver throws their lives back into chaos.

This
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Teresa
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jake Harkner is bigger than life. Miranda Harkner IS Jake's life. After the first 2 books, I had had a glimpse into Love's Sweet Revenge and to be totally honest wasn't sure if I could handle what I knew was to come for Jake and Randy. But, as always, Rosanne Bittner tells a story that grips your heart and I could not NOT read it. I laughed, I cried, I was angry and I was heartbroken. But, thru Rosanne Bittner's Jake and Miranda's love and faith came Love's Sweet Revenge. And love will have its ...more
Dawn Baffa
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First series read from this Author


This is a 4 book series which I have read all. Each book follows the story of Jake and Miranda trials and tribulations. You will smile, laugh, cry, cringe, and gasp at their story.

Kristiej
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I simply can’t review this book without a preconceived bias. Ever since I read Outlaw Hearts when it was first published, it won a place in my heart as well as in my top 5 books of all time and in all the years since then it’s stayed in the top 5. Although there are many that come close, this is my favourite Western. I read it at least every few years and in fact I just read it again prior to the release of Love’s Sweet Revenge as well as Do Not Forsake Me, you know, just in case I’d forgotten o ...more
Sarah
While a part of me enjoyed seeing Jake's and Randy's story continued for so long, ultimately I felt disappointed by this addition to the tale. I don't know if the author intends to write more in the series, but I can't say that I'll be as eager for the next volume as I was for this one.

I did enjoy seeing Jake's and Randy's story continued. It's rare to see historical romances with leads as old as they are. It's pleasant to see that romance continues for so long and stays as vibrant; in this book
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Megan
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
By far the best book in series, yet.
Shelly Dabbs
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, another great story from Rosanne Bittner... This is the third in the series & so happy to hear she is working on a fourth. So glad that we will be able to see how the family comes together after a tragic event to Randy.... Will be happy to see how Jake comes to be the strong one in the family, being the one she depends on & how their love will continue to grow along with the rest of the family.
Pat Myers
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
It was a light ( cheesy) romance novel. A feel good book. A western man and his family sharing the heartaches and love they have for each other. And no matter what obstacles, they endured by there love for each other. Strong family's fierce love
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
I didn't love this book as much as I did the first two. There was a lot of rehashing old issues with Jake. The author also took one character down a similar road as another, I think she could have found a different way to cause conflict then by using that certain aspect again. The ending seemed abrupt too, compared to the rest of the story. All in all though, this is a marvelous saga that has stuck with me since I first read that very first book. I have loved the way the characters have grown an ...more
Zee Monodee
Oct 20, 2016 added it
Shelves: romance
DNF for me - while I knew this was Book3 in a series, I'd thought the stories all stood alone. I was wrong, and even the little recap at the start didn't allow me to get into this world and get to know those characters so I could be comfortable reading this instalment.
Not recommended if you aren't following this series already, as it is very hard to get into what's happening especially regarding what's already happened, and you might end up wondering Who's Who? and how did all this come togethe
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