The Outlaw’s Redemption by Renee Ryan
Publisher: Love Inspired
Series: Charity House(Book 6)
Goodreads Summary: CLAIMING HIS CHILD Who would guess the most formidable adversary former gunslinger Hunter Mitchell ever faced would be a fiery, violet-eyed female? Now that he’s served his time, Hunter intends to claim the daughter he’s only just discovered. While the law is on his side this time, his daughter’s devoted aunt certainly isn’t.
Annabeth Silks can’t bear to let a onetime outlaw take little Sarah. As the daughter of an infamous madam, she knows the hardship of an unstable home. But every glimpse of Hunter’s reformed character dares Annabeth to look beyond his past…to the family and future she never thought to find.
I have grown to really like the Love Inspired Historical books. This book is book 6 of a series yet you can easily read it as a stand alone but it might make you want to go back and read the rest of the series. In this book Hunter who had been in jail for killing a man has been released and after receiving a letter saying that he had a daughter that his first wife never told him about he sets out to claim her.
Annabeth is the child’s aunt and lovers her like her own so when Hunter shows up to claim the child she fears she may never see her again. Yet Annabeth who had met Hunter years before finds herself attracted to him. Can this outlaw find redemption and love?
What I liked: Annabeth is the secret daughter of a woman who is not held in high regard in the community and she is trying to hold a job and not be found out who she really is. I liked her and she had spunk. I enjoyed the attraction between Hunter and Annabeth and liked how the author wrote the story. The plot was enjoyable and even though part of the storyline has to do with one of the other books in the series I thought the author did a great job giving enough back story to not confuse a reader who had not read the other books.
What I did not like: Took a little time for this book to get interesting. Maybe part of my problem is I have not read any of the other books in the series and that made it harder for me to jump into the book since those who have read the series would most likely know some of the characters from the get go.
Overall this was a good book. I wouldn’t mind going back and reading this series from the beginning. It was fine to read it as a stand alone but I think I would have enjoyed it better had I read the ones before it.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.