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Amelia With a strict, eagle-eyed judge for a father and two older brothers to back him up, Amelia Harper is doted upon and protected within an inch of her life. She's not even allowed to have a sweetheart until she's seventeen, for example. Amelia longs for the day she can do as she pleases, but that day doesn't seem to be in any hurry to arrive.The OutlawFor a young felloAmelia With a strict, eagle-eyed judge for a father and two older brothers to back him up, Amelia Harper is doted upon and protected within an inch of her life. She's not even allowed to have a sweetheart until she's seventeen, for example. Amelia longs for the day she can do as she pleases, but that day doesn't seem to be in any hurry to arrive.The OutlawFor a young fellow, Jesse Lawton has a surprisingly shady background. The only wonder is that it took him until the age of fourteen to end up in jail, so wild was the path he'd been on. But five years have passed, and his luck finally seems to have turned: he's been freed. If only he can stay on the straight and narrow . . .When Jesse arrives at the Harper ranch to work off the remainder of his sentence, it's no surprise that the judge's pretty daughter catches his eye. What he doesn't know is that this young lady is itching for excitement, and with one look into his haunted eyes, Amelia knows she's found it in Jesse. Without meaning to, Amelia forces the erstwhile outlaw into a choice between his freedom and his heart....

Title : Amelia and the Outlaw
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ISBN : 9780060009144
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 234 Pages
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Amelia and the Outlaw Reviews

  • Ðawn
    2019-03-10 04:57

    ++SPOILERS++4.75 starsEven though this is classified as YA or teen read and I really enjoyed it. It had no slang or immature dialogue and to be honest, I don't know why it is categorized for young people. Adults would like it too!Anyway, it's a real sweet read that grabbed me at page one and held my attention to the end. I read this in one day and did not skim. Perfect comfort read.The pace was steady with good conflict. The characters were well developed and I loved them all.The heroine was a little annoying in the beginning. I kept worryng that her stupid actions were going to get the H put back in jail. It frustrated me at times, but she was young and naive, so her actions suited her character. She became much more likable as the story progressed so don't let my comment about her put you off.The story tackles themes of trust, second chances, freedom. Safety - 100% safe. kisses only, mild violence

  • Katie
    2019-03-21 06:00

    Four stars is probably a little high, but I'm still all for realistic historical YA. Plus, I really like how Jesse was portrayed, that he was NOT innocent. (Maybe he was still a little too "good", but I still appreciated that he really did do ~bad things and learned from them.)

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-05 06:02

    Amelia Harper is nearly seventeen years old, but in many ways she is still treated like a child. Her mother died when she was twelve, and ever since then, her father and her older brothers have been extremely overprotective of her. Her father, a judge, is very strict and sets many rules, rules he expects to be obeyed. When he brings a young outlaw to their ranch to serve the remainder of his sentence, Amelia is instantly drawn to him. Jesse Lawton is just two years older than her, but has known nothing but suffering in his life. When he was a baby, his mother left him on a doorstep, and during his childhood, he was shuffled from place to place, never loved or wanted anywhere. When he was invited to join the Nightriders, a gang of outlaws, he jumped at the chance to belong, but a bank robbery landed him in jail at the age of fourteen. Life in prison was miserable, and he's eager for a chance to finish his sentence in good conditions and with a small degree of freedom. But if he becomes involved with Amelia, he risks being returned to prison. And even if he earns her family's trust, will his past always stand between them? I really enjoyed this new Avon True Romance, set in Texas in 1881. I recommend it to all fans of the previous books in the series.

  • Sara ♥
    2019-03-23 04:59

    This is a really cute little young adult romance I own that I'm just rereading... It's about a guy (Jesse) who hooked up with the wrong crowd when he was younger and ended up robbing banks... and got caught... and was sentenced to 10 years of prison. After 5, a judge was going through cases that were now under HIS jurisdiction (the other guy retired, I think), and though that a 10 year sentence was a bit harsh for a 14-year-old... So he decided to let this "outlaw" come and work on his ranch for the last 5 years of his sentence—supervised and unpaid and all that, you know? Learn some skills, yadda yadda... But the judge has this really pretty daughter, Amelia, who is just FASCINATED by Jesse and wants to know his story—why he robbed the banks, what it was like in prison, etc.Anyway, they end up falling in love (as is evident by the description on the back of the book)... And it's just really cute. :)

  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    2019-03-09 13:09

    This was a cute story, I don’t know if cute is the right word, but it’s the only thing coming to mind. Amelia actually kind of annoyed me at first, she was just a little too naïve and it rubbed me the wrong way that she continued to hang around Jesse when it would clearly get him into trouble. After awhile she kind of grew on me, or maybe she matured during the story, but by the end I liked her. I also liked Jesse, he clearly had a rough life and tried to get by the best he could. Although he didn’t always make the best decisions, he still tried to make good choices, but didn’t have a lot of opportunities to change his life around. The relationship between Amelia and Jesse was sweet, she saw the good in him and he finally had someone to believe in him. The story was light and entertaining, about what you’d expect.Cover Comment: I don't care for the cover, I probably would've passed the book by just based on the cover. Since I've liked this authors other books (written under pen-names Jade Parker & Rachel Hawthorne) I decided to give this one a try.

  • Yanmei
    2019-03-03 13:00

    Jesse and his so-call-friends rob a bank and one of them shot a person. The cops came and everyone was leaving but Jesse because he was trying to make sure that person doesn't die. In turn, he got thrown in jail. then sent to a judge's farm to work off his load. Amelia, the daughter of the judge, was too interested in Jesse and almost made him went back to jail. But they became friends and Amelia found out about the truth of the robbery. Jesse's robber friends ask Jesse to help them to kidnap Amelia for money but will he go through with it?

  • Christina
    2019-03-21 11:59

    I think that everyone loves a good romance novel but there comes a point where the smut and the out of control sex scenes become too much. Amelia and the Outlaw does a really good job of keeping sex out of the story but still making you want Jesse and Amelia to be together, which is why I’d agree that its statement of being an romance novel “for teens” is true.The story also has a plot, a story line that’s interesting to follow and has twist and turns in it. It’s well-written and worth the {short} time it takes to read it.

  • MaybeMad
    2019-03-14 07:53

    Ba! I read this book a while ago and can't remember it that well (all the more reason to reread it!), but what I do remember was liking the relationship between Amerlia and Jesse very much. Also the cook! Whatever her name was, she was great. This is one of those books where your favorite character can easily end up being one of the secondary characters.

  • Ana
    2019-03-22 09:46

    Nice and sweet :)Read this in 2016.

  • Zoe and the Edge
    2019-02-27 06:41

    3.5 StarsI've always described things as sickly sweet, but this is the first time I'm going to whip out a new term. Ready? This book is idiotically sweet. Yes. Idiotically. The characters are so darn stupid the fact that they can fall in love is a testament to their feelings. Anyway, just had to let that out. I did enjoy the book because Western values can still make my heart sing: masculine competition, an over-protective father, and star-crossed lovers. I am a diehard romantic as long as you don't push my buttons. Once I'd accepted that Amelia is as dumb as a post and she would probably never change, I went on my merry way. I do enjoy the simplicity of the romance. Jesse's attracted to her tenderness and good nature despite her empty head. He likes to look at her and he likes to see her happy. Jesse has a touch of the old-fashioned cowboy extravagance that's okay on him but would be intolerably cheesy on anyone else. He thinks Amelia sure is a “purty lady”. Still, he shows remarkable self-control around her. Not willing to break the rules even when no one's watching. For goodness sake, he feels guilty for just thinking that Amelia is pretty. While he has this jumbled up inferiority complex going on inside of him, his exterior is appropriately silent and stony. By the look of him, you'd never guess that he's shy and bashful. His development is questionable having lived in prison since he was a boy. Having grown up that way, he knows little about the real world. Amelia is the only daughter of a rich man. But he's ex-military so he does manage some semblance of control over her adventurous ways. Still, she's the princess of the ranch and has everyone at her beck and call. I liked that Amelia has ambitions to become a lawyer or a judge. Unfortunately, Amelia is condescending, treating Jesse like an animal that needs to be domesticated. Verdict: I sometimes read lame books just for kicks

  • Kiera Beddes
    2019-03-19 08:51

    Genre: protective older bros and father, ranch life, Summary: Jesse has been in prison for the last five years for robbing a bank. A new judge has reviewed his case and decided that he can serve out the remainder of his sentence at his ranch, as long as he can stay away from the Judge's pretty daughter.Response: This is part of one of my favorite series that I read when I was in high school. Squeaky clean historical romances. Super easy reading that's light and ready.

  • Kendra
    2019-02-26 06:54

    Full disclosure I only got about a quarter of the way through the book. I found the heroine to be a spoiled and privileged girl (16) used to getting her way. She is so blind to her own privilege she doesn't realize the jeopardy she puts the hero in when she wants to take to him (possibility of sending him back to prison). I don't like reading about blind privilege in characters unless they are the villains.

  • Katrina Knittle
    2019-03-12 07:53

    THis was a mixture of cute, adorable, and cheesy sort of book for me. Our main character Amelia at first may seem a little annoying, but as the book goes on she seems to grow on you. Jesse is our other character that I just loved right away. Amelia and Jesse's relationship was cute and I thought they were good together. THe cover so far is my favorite from the books I have read from the author.

  • Nellie
    2019-03-01 04:48

    I really loved this book. It was clean, fun, and kept moving. Great for teens. I look forward to more from this author. Jesse was in prison for bank robbery, and the judge brought him home to finish serving the 5 remaining years of his sentence. Amelia, the judges daughter fell for him instantly. Good luck keeping these two apart.

  • Regan
    2019-03-18 06:06

    I read this when I was a freshman in high school and really liked it, so I read it again to see if it still held up. It really didn't. Amelia and Jesse are cute, but the story is cheesy as hell. I can't complain too much since what else could I expect from a teen historical romance? I should've left my beautiful memories of this book intact.

  • Maja
    2019-03-21 09:55

    Short, sweet and adorable - three small words that pretty much sum up this book. It wasn't the biggest most fanciful litterary work of art, but it was a nice little entertainment piece, which was just what I was looking for.

  • Kasey
    2019-03-07 11:04

    This was an okay book. I did enjoy it but it took me a while to get into it. Cute romance but I thought the main character Amelia was annoying. If you start it I would recommend finishing it because the ending is A LOT better then the beginning.

  • Julia
    2019-03-13 08:40

    Cute, clean romance :)

  • Esra
    2019-03-25 11:55

    One of my favorite books!

  • Isabelle
    2019-03-14 07:10

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 because it's a fast read and guilty pleasure from my childhood.

  • April
    2019-03-24 05:52

    Not a bad little fluffy read.

  • Katie H
    2019-03-21 05:55

    I can credit this book for being one of the moving forces of my Farmer's Daughter/Farm Hand romance fantasy

  • Laura
    2019-03-03 08:50

    Totally ridiculous and cheesy, but a fun read.

  • Missy
    2019-02-27 12:07

    I am fine suspending reality, but I found this one a little too unlikely. Still cute, still clean, but I wasn't in love with the outlaw idea.

  • Britny
    2019-03-13 09:04

    I just finished this and it only took me a few hours, I did not want to put it down. Another book by Avon that I really like :)

  • Haley
    2019-03-09 07:09

    Kind of cute but I really expected more from Lorraine Heath

  • Kelli
    2019-03-11 05:41

    This was my least favorite of the whole avon series. Horribly lifeless characters and soft, wimpy writing

  • Melyssa
    2019-03-21 06:55

    Aaaaand another fluffy book that I loved.

  • Lindsay
    2019-03-13 07:49

    Fun little teen romance read.

  • Machelle
    2019-03-02 09:57

    Just a quick fun romance.