Famous for bending the law to get his man, former Wells Fargo detective, Rome Garrett, signs on with the Peacemaker Alliance, a covert government agency intent on taming the west. Unfortunately, his first assignment involves teaming up with the only woman who ever broke his heart in order to entrap a cold-blooded killer. Bringing down Bulls-Eye Brady would restore Rome's tFamous for bending the law to get his man, former Wells Fargo detective, Rome Garrett, signs on with the Peacemaker Alliance, a covert government agency intent on taming the west. Unfortunately, his first assignment involves teaming up with the only woman who ever broke his heart in order to entrap a cold-blooded killer. Bringing down Bulls-Eye Brady would restore Rome's tarnished career. As a personal bonus, he vows to show his old flame how it feels to love and lose, vanquishing the beautiful hellcat from his dreams once and for all.Retired cardsharp, Kat Simmons, has been in hiding for six years. Now she's being asked to risk her hard-won obscurity by baiting the very man she fears. Not only that, the plan involves spending intimate time with Rome, the only man she ever truly loved. Re-adopting her flamboyant persona, Kat joins Rome on a whirlwind poker tournament tour, gaining notoriety as they clean up at the tables. When word gets out that Kat Simmons is back on the circuit, with any luck, Bulls-Eye Brady will show up to reclaim the woman who "got away."Meanwhile, Kat and Rome grapple with rekindled passion, past betrayals, and a secret that could prove their doom....
|Title||:||The Fall of Rome|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||384 Pages|
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The Fall of Rome Reviews
***Received from Tasty Book Tours for an honest review***Holy crap, what a story!Memories combined with present day events really put the turbulence between Rome and Kat in perspective. Oh, I knew they didn't part on good terms and knew coming back together for any reason wasn't going to be without its hiccups. But there was that thin underlying layer of attraction and, maybe, love between them that had me hoping they'd work out their issues and move toward a future together.Going from distrust to trust, from uncertain to certain, from faded love to renewed love, took time for these two. With so many issues between them, I really love and appreciate that Ms. Ciotta took the time to write out the tough moments Rome and Kat faced in order to finally lay their past to rest. It made their love and faith and trust in each other so much stronger and better, and it made their future brighter.Fame and glory couldn't compare to what he felt for Kat and the spunky kid who'd just called him Papa. His wife grasped his hand and something inside of him cracked. "Did you hear that?" he asked, thumbing her wedding ring. "That was the sound of me falling.""For Frankie?"Grateful for second chances and heavenly pacts, Rome kissed the woman who'd roped his heart twice and forever. They'd gambled on love and won. "For the three of us." (Loc 4056, Kindle)A terrific third addition to this series, and my absolute favorite. Ms. Ciotta packed this novel with everything I could possibly ask for in a great historical Western romance. Only question I have is, will there be a story for Boston?
"The Fall of Rome" is a hilarious conclusion to the trilogy Ciotta slung into our consciousness with "Romancing the West" in 2006, then followed up with "Lasso the Moon" in 2007. Reading Ciotta's fast-moving books with fast-draw, fast romancing characters on all sides of the law has been rather like getting caught in a stampede. Too bad it's over. But if it has to be over, the shenanigans that begin in Gila Gulch, Arizona Territory (1878) wonderfully tie together a passel of characters and plot lines that go way back to the first book. The good, the bad and the ugly get what they're dreaming about and/or what they deserve. The sprawling Garrett family and its friends within the covert Peace Maker Alliance bring to Arizona the best qualities of characters played by Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Glenn Ford along with a dash of the funniest people from "Saturday Night Live." Needless to say, when a nasty guy like Bulls-eye Brady and a dime-novel hero like Rome Garrett both set their attentions on the same woman, one Kat Simmons of card-shark fame, there will be plenty of fireworks and a paddock full of surprises. Non-stop action with a lot of laughs per page.
Rome Garrett and Kat Simmons fell in lust under the faro table 6 years ago. Their passion was hot, but through an error of judgment on Kat's part and a rage of jealousy on Rome's part, they went their separate ways. Rome was a Wells Fargo man, working to right the wrongs of the West, and became a dime novel romance hero. Kat needed to make some life changes, quit her gambling and drinking ways, lost the face paint and fancy dresses and settled into the life of a rather mild-mannered salon owner. Both would state that they were over each other, but deep inside, their passion was simmering.This romance is filled with good vs. evil, love running amuck, (the Garrett brothers are dropping like flies), kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, train robberies, shoot-em-ups, and passion. The characters are delightful, the description is superb (the gunman hadn't had a bath this year), and even though I am a contemporary junkie, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Oh my goodness, I LOVED this story! I loved the romance...but I won't give up any spoilers here about whose romance. I loved the story line involving a little girl named Frankie. Who is she? The main criminal, Bulls Eye Brady, is a mean guy that you have no problem wanting all sorts of bad things to happen to! There is so much going on in this story that takes you on an emotional roller coaster, but hang on because it is so worth the ride! I love the characters in this series and am excited knowing Beth Ciotta is planning to release a fourth book in the near future. Check out the previous two releases, Lasso the Moon and Romancing the West and then dive heart first into Fall of Rome. You will enjoy your journey back into the Wild West!!
After reading the the first two books in this series, I was hooked. The third book, Fall of Rome, ups the ante (pun intended). This book has all of the flawed-but-likable characters I have come to expect from Ms. Ciotta's books, but she really ups the "bad guy quotient" in this one. The story is twisty, fun, and passionate, but it has an even greater sense of suspense because of the extra-evil wrong-doers, and the innocent people who are in their way. Fun, fun read, highly recommend the series!
I almost didn't read this book. As a matter of fact I put it down after starting it and read a couple of others before coming back to it. Once the book started rolling along, I couldn't put it down. I'd have to say this is the best book of the series. I'm a little confused since Boston is still hanging out there without a wife... Maybe I've missed a book along the way.
Great seriesI wish there were more books in this series. Love the characters and action packed story line. Hope to read more from Beth Ciotta.
Super Cute Western Without All The Sometimes Heavy Historical Stuff !!! Loved The Trilogy !!!