The Night Riders
The Night Riders were a crack team of Confederate raiders, striking behind enemy lines under cover of darkness, operating with one mind, one heart. Until one of their number betrayed them all. In the aftermath of tragedy, they swore they would live to hunt down the traitor. But to each, life would bring first a woman and then a revelation: Far sweeter than revenge is love.
Captain of the Night Riders, Cade Wheeler led the survivors home to Texas to make a fresh start. His grandfather still lived, his ranch still stood, and waiting there was a dark-eyed temptress who made him all too glad to be alive. When he took Pilar in his arms, his blood surged hotly and he felt like the wild young man who’d once abducted her for a lark. But the war had change them all, and now he would allow nothing to come between them – not her family, not his heritage, not even her turncoat of a brother.
“Better by far than most Western movie scripts! Powerfully emotional writing as expected from an author of this caliber. This reviewer and thousands of readers will want the other Night Rider’s stories to follow in short order.”
“Leigh Greenwood understands people and their emotions so well they become real to you when you are reading one of his books. The characters come smashing, dashing and crashing into your world to make you aware that you are in the hands of a master storyteller of Western Americana bar none.”
Suzanne Coleburn - ReadertoReader.com
“Fraught with the unresolved turmoil of the post-Civil War era plus the clash of opposing cultures.
Evelyn Feiner, Romantic Times
Owen was the good-looking one, the one who’d always counted on his harm to get by. But the war had changed them all, leaving Owen painfully aware that looks could kill as surely as bullets. On the trail of the traitor, he no longer prided himself on his ability to break hearts, especially when the heart belonged to a girl as plain-feathered and plain-spoken as Hetta Gwynne. Hetta made it clear she had no interest in winning a man, only winning back her ranch. But after tasting her surprisingly heated kisses, Owen realized it was his own heart that was in danger of breaking unless he could change her mind.
“Exciting characters fill this continuing story of the Night Riders, tracking the evil Laveau. I can’t wait for the next installment from this wonderful author who paints pictures of strong men who aren’t afraid to be vulnerable when it comes to the women they love.”
Evelyn Feiner, Romantic Times
Born to Love
Holt Price had come to Galveston in search of the woman he loved. After the pain, the heartbreak, and the terrible devastation of war, he was ready to settle down with the green-eyed beauty he’d pledged to marry. Instead, he found himself gazing into a pair of vulnerable brown eyes that made him long to heal the hurt inside, to bury himself in the softness of a girl who was not his to take.
Felicity Moore’s mother had always told her she was born to be cherished. But first battles, then duty, then poverty had stolen her chances of happiness. At 26, she was beginning to wonder if she would have to settle for the next man who came along, or reconcile herself to living alone. So how could she turn away from the lover she’d been waiting for all her life? At least, after so many Mr. Wrongs, here was a husband she could honor, the other half of herself, the man she was born to love.
“What is interesting about this romance is the emphasis on alcoholism. The characters are complex and add a rich element to this western romance. The Civil War left a mark on everyone, and this is also richly characterized.”
Evelyn, Feiner, Romantic Times
“BORN TO LOVE made Holt my favorite Night Rider. If you wondered if the series could get any better, it has. If you haven’t read any books in this series, run, don’t walk to the bookstore and check this one out. It’s a must read for western romance fans.
Katy Mitchell - theworldofromance.com
Someone Like You
At nineteen, Rafe Jerry had discovered the woman he adored in bed with another lover – his father. Ordered off the family’s California ranch, he swore never to return and ran away to war. The harsh realities of battle had made a crack soldier of him, but a traitor in the ranks had turned him into a man to be feared. He would not rest until he achieved revenge.
Rafe rode for California with two goals – tracking down Laveau di Viere and breaking his father’s will. He would never run Rancho los Alamitos for the beautiful yet treacherous widow; he would not help her raise his vulnerable young half brother; he refused to give in to his longing for Maria de la Guerra, the first woman to touch his hardened heart. But with Laveau on the attack and all he held most dear at risk, Rafe realized the one thing he could not fight was love.
“Greenwood never disappoints. His latest Night Riders romance is a tangle of lust, greed and betrayal. Continuous action, sharp intrigue and well-rounded characters captivate.”
Maria Ferrer, Romantic Times
“Leigh Greenwood has written an exciting story loaded with intrigue and memorable characters to keep those pages turning. With seduction, deception and the triumph of true love, this installment of the Night Riders series proves to be a first rate romance! Can’t wait for the next one.”
Carol, A Reviewer for Love Western Romances Book Reviews – 5 Spurs
“SOMEONE LIKE YOU is a good story . . . with good dialogue, interesting characters, and some surprises. It is an absorbing Western romance and a captivating tale of love and greed.”
Marilyn Heyman, Romance Reviews Today
“Greenwood has penned a classic western romance, full of everything that fans of the genre love – rugged cowboys, breathtaking scenery and a captivating romance. If you like westerns, check out Greenwood’s books. You won’t be disappointed.”
Jennifer Estep is a features page designer for the Bristol Herald Courier.
When Love Comes
Amanda Liscomb was tired of being pursued for her looks. Could none of the men in Cactus Bend see beyond the loveliness of her face and figure to the real person inside? But then a stranger came to town, a man who seemed to strip away all her defenses, to lay bare her lonely heart.
And the Beast
War had left Broc Kincaid with a ruined face; a judge’s sentence had left him with an impossible mission. He rode into the Lazy T knowing he would be reviled for his disfigurement and hated for the debt he’d come to collect. Yet in Amanda he found a woman whose soul seemed to be the other half of his, a lover who would heal his hurts and soften his hard edges. With one taste of her sweet lips, he understood that all things are possible when love comes.
“Full of action and romance, Greenwood's latest is another exciting adventure on the western frontier. The fast-paced plot is complex and compelling, and the hero is sympathetic but not necessarily typical. The romance builds slowly into a passionate relationship. Full of cowboys and characters from the Old West, this book is like watching a John Wayne movie.”
Linda Roberts, Romantic Times
“Leigh definitely has a hit with "When Love Comes" and I can't wait for more. I loved the whole story line and felt for Brock. Amanda definitely completes him in every way and Leigh Greenwood conveyed that superbly.”
Night Owl Staff
A Prince Among Men
Carla Reece had never met anyone more infuriating in her life. The blond giant who swaggered up to her door had no right to take over half her ranch – no matter how stupid her brother had been gambling it away in a high-stakes poker game. Her new foreman claimed to be some foreign royalty who promised to leave in a year. Still, a year was way too long to spend with a man who made her madder than a wet hen and weak in the knees all at the same time.
A Hellion Among Women
Ivan may have charmed everyone in town into thinking he was the perfect gentleman, but Carla knew better. There had to be a chink in his armor – a red-hot passion under that calm, cool gaze. But once she finds it, she may be in for more than she ever bargained for.
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“Mr. Greenwood writes a well-paced story with lots of action, a smoldering romance, cultural differences and a good look at western history. The author works the various facets of his plot together in a seamless style that reads easily and enjoyable. Why not take a trip through Texas with a few grins and a few guns and see how the story works out? Mr. Greenwood is a word master at this type of story.”
Long & Short Reviews
“Leigh Greenwood has become renowned the world over, and not just because he's a male romance author, but because he is one talented story-teller. A bestselling and award-winning author, Leigh one-of-a-kind western romances continue with his latest release. A love story of epic proportions, told through the author's unique voice, makes Texas Pride a novel that is hard to put down and even harder to forget.”
“Leigh Greenwood, a renowned writer of western romances and USA Bestselling author, has written another powerful, yet poignant saga in his Night Rider series. Longtime and new fans are sure to enjoy this exciting tale with its fast changing action and high emotions. Lots of laughs are in store as Greenwood brings to life the various people living in the small Texas border town of Overlin in 1870 and humor abounds as Ivan comes to terms with American colloquialisms.”
“Emotional, entertaining and awe-inspiring. Packed to the virtual covers with romance and action. There is NO WAY that my Greenwood collection would be complete without it. *SNAPS* to Mr. Greenwood for yet another fantastic job and for totally making my day, week, month.”
“Greenwood has created a story filled with action, adventure, and a wily, larger than life, villain who ends up bringing two opposites together who turn out to be just perfect for each other.”
“TEXAS PRIDE is a wonderful story. The Texas setting is fantastically charming with beautiful descriptive prose and characters that will make you smile. This novel is perfect in so many ways...from the first page to the last. It would be a great injustice if you were to miss out on such a fantastic read.”
Lisa Jo for The Romance Reviews
“Texas Pride contains all the elements I love--a story with action and mystery, a hero and heroine I love, and tons of romance.”
Heart of a Texan
In the Wrong Place
Roberta didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but the night that masked bandits raided her ranch it was hard to tell friend from foe. She didn’t know Nate Dolan was only trying to help when she shot him. And when he offers to help her catch the culprits, she only feels guiltier. The absolute least she can do is nurse the rugged cowboy back to health.
With All the Right Moves
Nate has been on the vengeance trail so long he nearly forgot what a real home looked like. And Roberta is a mighty fine incentive to stay put for a while – even if she has a stubborn streak as wide as the great state of Texas. She might be convinced she’s healing the wound in his chest, but neither of them knows she’s also soothing the hurt in his heart.
Nate’s story is an emotional, fast-paced western tale, full of realistic characters, authentic settings, nonstop action, backstabbing villains ,and rough justice. Readers will enjoy the battle of wits between these two stubborn protagonists.”
-- Romantic Times
“Strap yourself in for a wild ride with this cowboy and the stubborn love of his life. From the gentile life of a lady to a determined rugged countrywoman, this lady fits the bill. Your interest will stay peaked with mystery and excitement throughout.”
-- Fresh Fiction
“HEART OF A TEXAN is another excellent western romance to add to the ever-impressive list of novels penned by Leigh Greenwood. The small town life and characters created within this novel are certainly something to remember. They share great dialogue that enriches the overall story, make you laugh and let you become completely attached to their lives. Roberta has plenty of men fawning over her and others protecting her virtue. They all create hilarious situations and lighten the haunting drama that Roberta faces as she works to find her father's killer. Throw all the drama, humor and romance together and you have a great novel.”
-- The Romance Reviews
“Leigh Greenwood has been writing westerns for over twenty-five years. Mr. Greenwood makes his heroine a very strong young woman. This story includes grudges from the past and resentments in the present and is a well-told tale. Mr. Greenfield keeps your interest and makes you care about his characters. I found this almost like a cozy western and I enjoyed it. If you haven’t read Mr. Greenwood’s books yet, you need to take a look.”
-- Long and Short Reviews
“Leigh Greenwood gives us another of his rip-roaring, face-paced high adventure Western romances in Heart of a Texan, the last of his Night Riders series. With an admirable hero and heroine and a delicious romance unfurling against a life-and-death background, Heart of a Texan has it all.”