"The Texan's Favor" by D.K. Deters



Ambushed, Texas Ranger Jake Fontaine's a dead man until a Kansas spinster raises her shotgun in his defense. Despite the rogue lawman's obsession to bring in his brother's killer, duty demands he escort her to the next town.

Kat Collins is a thief, though an honorable one. She's on the run from controlling kin and aims to escape her past. Traveling with Jake offers the perfect cover—until her uncle finds them sharing a campfire and imposes his own kind of justice—a wedding.

Marriage will cost Jake his freedom, but refusing may cost him his life. Kat figures he's bound to recognize her on a wanted poster. Would sharing passionate nights in his arms be worth the peril?

The description of this book snagged my attention. I liked Kat's spunk in saving a Texas Ranger's life. Her grit and determination in escaping her nefarious family ultimately led to the rift between her and Jake. Throw in another woman with her cap set on Jake, some nasty criminals who want the ranch, and a good-intentioned relative and it's an interesting story. Jake and Kat had too many emotional swings from cold to hot to cold, and the story could have been shortened up, in my opinion. 

I never purchase a book based on a single review, so go ahead and check out other opinions before you make up your mind about this one. 🤔🙂