Fans of historical romances will find themselves drawn to this tale of a young woman longing for adventure and the undercover detective who becomes her hero once she gets caught up in danger. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Last Chance Cowboys: The Outlaw by Anna Schmidt, with its crackling romance and action-packed scenes, then add this western romance to your bookshelf. You'll also hear from Ms. Schmidt with her reasons for why readers still enjoy this genre and why she keeps writing for these readers. In honor of this third installment in the Where the Trail Ends series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance for US readers to win a print copy of the second book in this series too!
Why are romance readers still drawn to westerns, and why do you love writing these stories for them?
My best guess as to why readers love western settings and cowboys and such is that those stories are set on the frontier—a place where anything might (and probably did) happen. In general,rules don’t apply and characters have a great deal of freedom when it comes to making choices. Also, I think since characters in these stories are fiercely independent and have a can-do attitude, they are stories that give the reader a real sense of pride in what it means to be an American—yesterday and today.
“‘Someone like me?’ Is that how you see me, Amanda? As someone people should fear?"
“I don’t know what to think,” she said. “One minute you seem so dangerous, and the next you’re sweet and caring and..."
He took a step closer, his eyes sweeping her face. “And which do you want me to be?” His voice was low; it sent shivers down her spine.
“Both,” she whispered, and lifted her face for a kiss.
Amanda Porterfield longs to experience real adventure. So when she’s offered a position in bustling Tucson, she leaps at the chance despite unknown dangers—dangers like the mysterious Seth Grover.
As an undercover detective working to stop a gang of outlaws, Seth can’t afford the distractions a woman like Amanda inspires. Yet when the fiercely intelligent beauty is thrust into the middle of a heist gone wrong, Seth will fight for a future that may never be theirs…even if it means risking everything he holds dear.
Award-winning author ANNA SCHMIDT delights in creating stories where her characters must wrestle with the challenges of their times. Critics have consistently praised Schmidt for her ability to seamlessly integrate actual events with her fictional characters to produce strong tales of hope and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She resides in Wisconsin.
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