Review: To Love a Texas Ranger by Linda Broday

Posted 06/07/2016 by Isabelle MBTL in review / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Sourcebooks, NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: To Love a Texas Ranger by Linda BrodayTo Love a Texas Ranger by Linda Broday
Series: The Men of Legend #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on 10/04/2016
Genres: historical romance, western
Pages: 448
Source: Sourcebooks, NetGalley
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
two-half-flames

A Ranger. A Cowboy. An Outlaw.
Men of Legend

The Texas Ranger
Gravely injured on the trail of a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend boards a train bound for his family ranch to recuperate...only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run. Determined to rescue the beautiful Sierra, Sam recruits an unlikely ally. But can he trust the mysterious gunslinger to fight at his side?

Sam is shocked to discover his new ally is not only an outlaw, but his half-brother. Torn between loyalty to his job and love of his family, Sam goes reeling straight into Sierra's arms. Yet just as the walls around his battered heart begin to crumble, Sierra is stolen away. Sam will risk anything to save her-his life, his badge, his very soul-knowing that some bonds are stronger than the law...and some legends were born to be told.

When trouble comes, stand proud. You are a Legend. Inside you beats the heart of a survivor. by Sam

 

… Those Legend’s men. Really, I fell in love with all of them. I can see at least two more books coming in this series, but I really would love three more. Not only the brothers, but also daddy Legend deserves a book of its own.

They are the kind of male character that you imagine to find into a western book or movie. At the same time, each Legend men carry his own distinctive personality, that make you want to meet them and be friends with them. These men being so awesome only enhances the fact of how special Sierra is, because she is almost the only female character of the entire book, and she is never outshone by them. She stands side-by-side with them throughout everything and at the end comes out winning.

Ms. Broday’s characters are relatable and lovable. It’s easy to connect with them, understand them and like them.

To Love a Texas Ranger is a long book, but after a slow-paced first couple chapters, the story flows well and it grabs the reader into this very well described setting of  1877 Texas. Even though some twists I had already guessed along the way,  when it finally happens in the story, the description of the scene feels fresh and somewhat new. Country life on 1877 was not easy, and we can sense that while reading. All the angst and pain that the characters go through are there for a reason, and everything is very cohesively written and explained to us.

I really enjoy “spicy” books, but I’m still very entertained by the lust of a man when he sees the ankle of a lady. It’s cute and romantic!

The temperature of the spicy scenes is appropriate for the book and fanciful as usually is in historical reads. The sexual scenes are well described and leave you  with feelings of love and passion.

In that second he knew heaven wasn’t only golden streets and angels playing harps. Heaven was Sierra Hunt in his arms. by Sam

I would recommend this book to readers of historical romance and to fans of western movies!

You may read this because you enjoy cowboys; you should read this if you like a love story; but you MUST read this if you are a fan of alpha males and kick-ass heroine!

P.S: You must read the book first, then go back and look at the cover, you will meet Sam!!!

 

 

 

four-half-stars

About Linda Broday

At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up! A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She now resides in the panhandle of Texas on the Llano Estacado.

Rating Report
Addictiveness
three-half-stars
Character
four-half-stars
Cover
four-stars
Freshness
three-stars
Plot
three-stars
Romance
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars
  • Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I’m positively thrilled that you love my Legend men and this series. I knew they were special when they sauntered onto the page. Each have a different story to tell. The surprises will keep you on your toes. Thank you again!

    • Thank you for stopping by Ms. Broday. I’m really in love with them and I’m looking forward for what’s to come!

      • I’m in love with all of them too–from Stoker to his sons. By the way, Sourcebooks is leaning toward letting me write Stoker’s story. Keeping my fingers crossed. He’s simply too large a character to let die. If they do go for it, it’ll come out next November, following Luke’s book. I’ll be sure and let you know. Thanks again.

        • Oh…. they must! Stoker deserves his own book as I’ve mentioned. 🙂