Download A Lady of the West fb2

by Natalie Ross,Linda Howard
Download A Lady of the West fb2
Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Natalie Ross,Linda Howard
  • ISBN:
    1423362942
  • ISBN13:
    978-1423362944
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (September 29, 2008)
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1747 kb
  • ePUB format
    1853 kb
  • DJVU format
    1782 kb
  • Rating:
    4.9
  • Votes:
    894
  • Formats:
    lrf rtf lrf mobi


Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Drop Dead . I've read quite a few Linda Howard books

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, Dying to Please, Open Season, Mr. Perfect, All the Queen's Men, Now You See Her, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. I've read quite a few Linda Howard books. Her earlier work which this book is, is much better than her more recent work (ie Ice & Prey) Ok so first up the controversial hero Jake. Yes he did hit Victoria across the face but what were the circumstances?

Books by Linda Howard. This book is a work of historical fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents relating to non-historical figures are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Books by Linda Howard. Any resemblance of such non-historical incidents, places or figures to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. An Original Publication of POCKET BOOKS. Pocket Star Book published by. POCKET BOOKS, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

Home Linda Howard A Lady of the West. Until the end of the war there had been no such thing as a quick draw, but with thousands of ex-soldiers pouring westward it was a skill that had quickly developed within the past year

Home Linda Howard A Lady of the West. A lady of the west, . Until the end of the war there had been no such thing as a quick draw, but with thousands of ex-soldiers pouring westward it was a skill that had quickly developed within the past year. Hell, McLain’s holster still had a flap on it. Jake had cut the flap off of his and practiced for hours to develop both speed and accuracy.

Written by Linda Howard. Narrated by Natalie Ross. Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is sold in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and pride help her endure life as a wife in name only but nothing can quench her forbidden desire for hired gunman Jake Roper.

Linda S. Howington (born August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States) is an American best-selling romance/suspense author under her pseudonym Linda Howard. She began to write at nine years old, and wrote for twenty years for her own enjoyment. She worked at a trucking company where she met her husband, Gary F. Howington, and then decided to try to get her work published in 1980. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful

A Lady of the West book. Another flawless book by Linda Howard

A Lady of the West book. DATA: Narrative mode: 3rd person. Another flawless book by Linda Howard. Hero wants to reclaim his ranch and kill the evil man who murdered his father and raped and murdered his mother when he was still a kid. This man is married to our heroine Victoria a noble aristocrat whose parents lost everything and sold her in marriage to this asshole. Jake is attracted to her and she falls hard and fast for him.

It was silly, because the war had been over for a year, and in the meantime she had certainly become used to the sight of blue uniforms on the streets of Augusta. ed to meet Union soldiers socially. She had no hate for them and wasn’t bitter, as so many Southerners were, but when the first Union officer had bowed over her hand, she had felt afraid, as if they were still foes. The soldiers certainly did nothing to calm her already frayed nerves. She had used rigid control to survive the evening

A LADY OF THE WEST Only true love could redeem.

A LADY OF THE WEST Only true love could redeem. Jake curses his burning need for Victoria, for he wants nothing to stand in the way of his drive to reclaim Sarratt's Kingdom - the ranch that is his legacy and obsession.

Narrated by Natalie Ross. Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is sold in marriage to a ruthless ranche.

Only true love could redeem.... Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is sold in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and pride help her endure life as a wife in name only but nothing can quench her forbidden desire for hired gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is hard, but tenderness he can't hide promises to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of love. Only true love can destroy.... Jake curses his burning need for Victoria, for he wants nothing to stand in the way of his drive to reclaim Sarratt's Kingdom - the ranch that is his legacy and obsession. But ancient wrongs and blazing passions will bind together the aristocratic beauty and the powerful cowboy. In a bloody land war, they will fight for Jake's birthright...and seize at all costs the love that is their destiny.

Geny
I've read quite a few Linda Howard books. Her earlier work which this book is, is much better than her more recent work (ie Ice & Prey)
Ok so first up the controversial hero Jake. Yes he did hit Victoria across the face but what were the circumstances??
He thought Victoria was trying to pass another mans baby (his nemesis by the way) as his baby. Do I agree with what he did? NO WAY but stop & remember this was 1800's in those days women had no value & a woman in this position could've been killed by an aggrieved husband & no one would've blinked.
Victoria GAVE AS GOOD AS SHE GOT. She moved out of their bedroom & gave Jake the silent treatment for 3 MONTHS!! Jake apologised soon after the slap but Victoria didnt accept his apology or talk to him.
Then the next 6 months Jake (after realising his mistake & trying to make amends) knew Victoria still hadn't forgiven him & was probably going to leave him after the baby was born. She made him feel miserable for 9 months to pay for what he did.
So given her limited resources & status as a woman of 1800 I think Victoria did admirably to stand up for herself & protect her family. Yes she was prissy but that's how all women were raised in those days.
This is definitely not a warm & fuzzy or humourous romance. There was a pervasive dark cloud over this ranch & much tragedy but once Jake let go of the past he was able to build a happy healthy future with Victoria. So this book isn't for everyone but I enjoyed it
Ballagar
SPOILERS BELOW

Usually when I don't like a book, it's because I don't connect with the writing style or the story just doesn't interest me. It's rare - like in this case - when I find issues with the mechanics of the story. There were just too many things that rubbed me the wrong way to think this book was anything more than 'okay.'

It's the 1800's. Victoria is marrying McLain, a rich landowner, purely for the fact that her family is poor and starving. The have a prestigious name, but wars don't care what your name is. They were destitute and her only choice was to marry a man with money.

The land isn't McLain's. He stole it from the rightful owners by killing the entire Sarrett family. Little does he know the two boys he shot, survived. And the eldest, Jake, is back to take it back. He's under disguise as a hired gunman who lives on the ranch, working for McLain.

It doesn't take long until Jake and Victoria are pulled together with an invisible thread. Victoria is attracted to the rugged, strong, cold gunman, and Jake begins to be enthralled with Victoria. It doesn't take long until he decides he's going to have her.

There were a lot of sexual scenes in this book that were just nauseating. A couple of graphic rape scenes, and the disturbing times McLain tries to consummate his marriage and fails. Lots of rape going on. It's not that rape bothers me - I read bodice rippers for goodness sakes. But it was just graphic in nature, and not something someone who can't handle it would want to read.

The first fifty percent of the novel was a little slow for me. Jake is getting his plan ready to take back his land, while trying to get Victoria to sleep with him under his boss's nose.

And then the second half hits. Jake's brother and their men ride in and they take back their land.

There's a little problem with Victoria having been married to McLain because now she owns the land. Jake decides he's going to have to marry her.

I have no idea how I feel about their first time in the sheets. It was a serious forced seduction, where it was almost rape. She tells him no like ten times and he ignores her, "making her melt" a little more each time. I couldn't decide who I was annoyed at, really. I kinda felt like if he didn't persuade her the way he did, she would be a virgin until the end of time. She wasn't tormented or emotionally distraught over it; instead she was pleased with finally doing the deed. So rape? Idk. Something I think that's subjective.

I really spaced out for a while. It seemed Jake flipped a switch, and I just didn't like him so much the second half. Victoria was upset because she wanted his love, and he was just using her as a lightskirt each night.

Then, Victoria tells Jake she's pregnant. Know what he does? Hits her so hard she flys into a wall and crumbles to the floor, her face black and blue. At this point, I was just shaking my head. I'm not a newbie to a hero hitting a woman. I read so many historical novels, it's like second nature. I've even loved novels where the man hits his woman. i.e. The Golden Dynasty, Fires of Winter and many more. But the way the hero did it....and why he did it...good god.

He was certain she was lying to him and the child was actually McLain's. He doesn't believe her when she insists that McLain and her never consummated their marriage, that he was incapable.

So how does he finally believe she's telling the truth? Well, he certainly doesn't believe her; he believes the ranch light-skirt when she admits McLain was incapable with Victoria. She reminded him of the Sarrett woman he raped.

So you're thinking there should be some grovel, right? I'm thinking he better get on his knees and stay there for days. But instead, he only rapes her again. You heard right. He doesn't grovel. He forces her to have sex with him.

It was almost salvageable for me if he would have groveled his butt off; but, that just never came.

And this is where I decided I just could not rate this more than two stars.

A prized stallion, one meaner than spit - who has already killed one ranch hand - stomps Victoria's little sister to death. Victoria wants the stallion gone, wants him dead. Rightfully so, he killed her little sister! Jake doesn't listen to Victoria. He doesn't want to lose the horse because he'd lose money.

This was the last straw for me.

Victoria goes out and sets the horse loose on her own. Jake is angry at first, but eventually accepts it.

I just never felt that Jake actually cared for Victoria. There was too much bad on his part than there was good.

Idk. I wasn't really emotionally affected by this story at all. I was sometimes annoyed, other times mildly entertained.

I get how it can be an angsty ride for some. Just wasn't for me.
MEGA FREEDY
Not one of Linda's best, but mildly enjoyable. It's rough around the edges and a bit bumpy story line, but Victoria, main character, is well developed and very likeable.
Kulasius
I love Linda Howard books. They seem to be ageless. I read them time and again.
FLIDER
This is one of those books that you finish and immediately start reading it again!! I loved this story! The characters were wonderful, the setting/time period was interesting, and the tough guys loved their women. And, as in all Linda Howard books, the sex scenes were great! She is absolutely my favorite author.
Ger
good , entertaining
Madis
Linda writes such exciting down to earth books. Onto the next one! You can just picture yourself with her characters.
Yes, Jake hits her at one point. But she doesn't just brush it off like so many do. She really gives him hell for it and he deserves every bit. But his character is so relatable and I can see where his mind was going in different parts of the book. Altogether, a good read