- Print Length: 448 pages
- Publisher: Zebra; Reprint edition (March 29, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 29, 2016
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Antonie Ramirez could ride and shoot as well as any man–and better than most. Now, the headstrong beauty had come to Texas to honor her father’s last words: find the cattle rancher named Royal Bancroft and repay him for saving their lives long ago.
Royal Bancroft didn’t know who was behind the outlaws trying to drive him off his land, but he would fight to the death rather than lose it. Yet with his sister and brother kidnapped, he felt defeat run through him like a chill wind…until a girl with cornsilk hair and a steady gunhand rode into his life.
Antonie was wild, hard, and hurting inside, and Royal knew from the moment he saw her, that if he tried to tame her, he’d break her spirit. Instead, he would let her ride with him as an equal partner and fight beside him for a future together…
My Review: A Taste of Fire is a re-release that was first published back in the late 80’s. I realized that I read this book after the second paragraph. However, even though I read the way back in the late 80’s this book was still good even after all those years.
What I like about A Taste of Fire that I probably couldn’t appreciate back in the 80’s was the strong female character. Antonie was raised by a bunch of thugs when they raided and killed her parents the leader of the band of thieves had a conscience or a Robin Hood complex but when several of his men raided and murder Antonie parents Juan Ramirez raised her as his daughter. Which in my book was a better life than what she came from. I thought in away if Juan wouldn’t have come along than Antonie wouldn’t have become the strong and capable women that she grew up to be.
Now Royal Bancroft in my eyes was the only man who could handle the spit fire and the chemistry between these two during the course of the story was hot.