Answer: Oh, my goodness, there is so much to this question! By book #4 (THE LAST OUTLAW), these two
have been together for 32 years, and boy, have they ever been through a lot!
Jake was a notorious wanted man when they met, and Randy actually shot him after
he had a shootout with a bounty hunter right in front of her. She was scared to
death, but she also felt bad after she watched Jake stumble out and get on his
horse to ride out of town. She feels terrible that he will suffer alone, and
possibly die, because of her.
You will have to read the first book (OUTLAW HEARTS) to find out
how these two actually end up back together. Their first love scene is in the
back of a covered wagon somewhere on the plains of Wyoming, and it’s a wild,
hot, desperate love scene because they realize they don’t belong together yet
they can’t resist each other. It’s the beginning of an emotional roller-coaster
ride as Jake ends up in prison – then a U.S. Marshal in Oklahoma (Book #2 DO NOT FORSAKE ME) – then a
rancher in Colorado (Book #3 LOVE’S SWEET REVENGE).
These stories take us through the birth of two children and into their adulthood
and the birth of several grandchildren – a huge, loving family all coming from
Jake Harkner and (in his mind) a family he feels he doesn’t deserve. Jake
attributes it all to his beloved Miranda, who has stood by him through
tremendous odds. It’s their devotion to each other that stands out through all
these books, and the wonderful sex they share – wonderful because it’s a
beautiful extension of their adoration for each other, as well as always being
filled with that desperate fear that something could happen to Jake and this
might be the last time they make love. Jake’s notorious past and dangerous
reputation follow him throughout this series.
Times have changed, and the old Wild West is a thing of the past. Nestled in
his beautiful Colorado ranch, surrounded by family, infamous former outlaw Jake
Harkner's hung up his guns for good and finally found a measure of
peace―but dark memories haunt the woman who has always been his strength,
and not even Jake is certain he can save his beloved Miranda this time.
All he can do is swear to remain by her side. But it takes more than a hope
for peace to outrun a past defined by violence, and it isn't long before Jake is
embroiled in a rescue mission he simply can't refuse. Life has brought him back
full circle as he rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful
fate...leaving Miranda behind one final time, fearing that the man she loves
more than anything is destined to die the way he's always lived―by the
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The award-winning author of over fifty books, Michigan resident Rosanne
Bittner is a member of the service organization of the Lioness Club, which
supports needy families and other worthy causes. She and her husband of thirty
years have two sons.
Some of my favorite romance couples are: Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont from the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, Acheron and Tory from the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Wrath and Beth from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward, and Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. (Bonnie Hometchko 10:56am Thursday)
One of my favorite romance couples is one of yours, Ms. Bittner. That is Abigail Trent Monroe and "Cheyenne" Zeke Monroe from your "Savage Destiny" series. Every emotion that can be felt, I felt reading that series. (Edward Washington 11:10pm Thursday)
My fav are strong men and woman that are strong but not still need a little hlep from the man. The cowboy has been brought up to help the girl and be a man and i like that. firstname.lastname@example.org Mayve due to i lived in a foster home and i dreamed a lot or am disabled and hubby does help alot (Peggy Clayton 1:05am Friday)
Have enjoyed all your books for years. You bring us into your stories with strong men & women in the Western era & keep our interest until the very end. (Lois Imel 10:45pm Friday)