Heart of the Hawk
The Hawk Trilogy, Book 2
Bell Bridge Books
Historical Romance, Historical Romance: Old West
April 16, 2015
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
“Enhances her already remarkable reputation for creating rare and riveting romances with this stunning un-put-downable read!” — RT Book Reviews
Joshua Hawk made her a widow. Now, can he make her his bride?
Gunfighter Joshua Hawk expects to hang, and he’s made his peace with it. What he never expected was the widow of the man he killed lying to save his life.
Quiet, plain Kate Dixon thought she’d never be free of her brutal husband until the night The Hawk shot first in a dark alley, only to discover the man menacing him was unarmed.
Unwilling to leave town until he discovers why she lied for him, Josh finds himself drawn to the widow, who is determined to run her store without the help of any man. All too soon, plain Kate is swept up in Josh’s plan to pay her back for her kindness. The infamous gunslinger is never more than a whisper away, offering a dangerous attraction for a woman who is beginning to realize The Hawk is nothing like the cold-blooded killer she’d expected.
Josh, so used to being alone, has suddenly found a place, a community, and someone who calls to his soul. But he is haunted by family prophecy and a magic book which seems to write history before it happens. Gambler’s Notch, according to the book, will be where he dies. He’s cheated the noose, but how long can he cheat death when men looking to build their own reputation are inevitably drawn to test themselves against his gun?
Originally published October 1996 in mass market paperback, writing as Justine Dare, by Topaz Books.
Justine Dare Davis sold her first book in 1989, and followed that up with the sale of nineteen novels in less than two years. Her first four books were published in 1991, and she saw all reach the finals for either the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award or the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA Award. She has since won the RITA award four times, along with several Reviewer's Choice awards and three Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times. At the 1998 national conference, Justine was inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame, making her one of a very select group of just eight writers. She also had four titles on the Romantic Times "Top 200 of All Time" list. Her sales now total more than 45, and her books have appeared regularly on best seller lists, including the USA Today list. She has been featured in several local newspapers and nationwide by Associated Press, has appeared on CNN, and on two episodes of a cable television series on romance. She has given workshops for many chapters of RWA, has spoken at several regional and international conferences and has taught at the UCLA Writer's Program. She is also featured in North American Romance Writers, an academic reference on the romance genre. Her limited free time is spent on reading, music, photography, watching the eagles near her home, and driving her restored 1967 Corvette Roadster---top down, of course.