Texas Bride (Night Riders #2) – Review

Title: Texas Bride | Author: Leigh Greenwood

Series: Night Riders #2 | Pages: 425 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: December 5, 2017 | Genre: Western Romance

They were a crack team of Confederate raiders, striking behind enemy lines under cover of darkness, operating with one mind, one heart. Until one of their number betrayed them all. In the aftermath of tragedy, they swore they would live to hunt down the traitor. But to each, life would bring first a woman and then a revelation: Far sweeter than revenge is love.


He was the good-looking one, the one who’d always counted on his charm to get by. But the war had changed them all, leaving Owen painfully aware that looks could kill as surely as bullets. On the trail of the traitor, he no longer prided himself on his ability to break hearts, especially when the heart belonged to a girl as plain-featured and plain-spoken as Hetta Gwynne. Hetta made it clear she had no interest in winning a man, only in winning back her ranch. But after tasting her surprisingly heated kisses, Owen realized it was his own heart that was in danger of breaking unless he could change her mind.

Texas Bride is the second book in Leigh Greenwood’s In The Night Riders Series. This Western Romance takes place in South Texas, 1867. Owen Wheeler is looking for the bandit that betrayed his unit causing twenty-five soldiers to lose their lives. In the mist of this mission he came across Miss Hetta Gwynne one spirit lady. With a western romance you expect a dashing hero and a hereon in distress to make up the story. But, this story was totally different from what you normally get from a Historical Western Romance. It was light toned with fun banter between Hetta and Owen. You got to see how their attraction for each other flourished during the telling of the story.

There were even some secondary characters that you would come to like. Only draw back for this story was the comment on how plain Hetta was and much a lady’s man Owen was. Otherwise the plot line of rustlers with a little history thrown in, made Texas Bride an okay read to past the time, on a Sunday afternoon.

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Romance author Leigh Greenwood

Leigh Greenwood is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular Seven Brides, Cowboys, and Night Riders series. The proud father of three grown children, Leigh resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. He never intended to be a writer, but he found it hard to ignore the people in his head, and the only way to get them out was to write. Visit him at www.leigh-greenwood.com.


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