Elizabeth Bradford White is the heiress
to an eastern shipping business. Tired of the staunchness of
society and the rules of proper young ladies, Elizabeth
escaped to Laredo, Texas to live with a family friend. She
left behind a supposed fiancé, Grayson Beal, a man she
despises and has no intentions of marrying. During a Mexican
Independence Day celebration, Elizabeth meets ex-Comanchero
Domingo Raoul Valderas y César, Mingo for short. Her
attraction to this man is instantaneous and smoldering. His
attraction to her is just as powerful.
Mingo is on the right side of the law at
this point in his life. Still wanted for his comanchero days,
he has to be very careful where he goes and who he is seen
with. He knows that he has no business being with Elizabeth
but he can’t help it. From the first time he saw her he
wanted her. Mingo plans to build a life with his new bride by
his side until a man from her past threatens their very
existence. The two lovers have to fight tooth and nail to be
together. Will their fight be in vain or will they overcome
the obstacles blocking their path to true happiness?
I love how A. L. Debran combined the
cultures of Mingo and Elizabeth in The Comanchero’s
Bride. In western history, the reality was that Mingo
and Elizabeth would have had to fight for their love so I
applaud the author for making this novel as realistic as
possible. I found Mingo loyal and extremely sensuous. His
love for his “Isabel” shined through and all he wanted was to
be was a husband and Elizabeth’s protector. Elizabeth gave up
a lot to be with Mingo but her characterization was written in
such a manner that I can truly say she didn’t mind at all.
Her love for Mingo was inexhaustible and steadfast.
The Comanchero’s Bride was
truly a book about overcoming the bad things and making a life
the best way you know how. I really enjoy A. L. Debran’s
western stories very much. She has never disappointed me in
the least and I am always looking forward to each and every
book she writes.