Jesse McCray is one of the Rustlers, an
outlaw gang feared by everyone in the town of Defiance. He
and the other three members of the gang are drinking and
playing cards in the saloon when a handsome young man comes
in. The young man wants to sing to try and earn some
money. Jesse is instantly interested in the young man.
Ethan Phillips is on his way to
California to make his fortune. He doesnít expect much
money from the rowdy crowd heís singing for, but thanks to
Jesseís intervention, he earns quite a bit. Attracted,
Ethan invites Jesse for a drink as a thank-you. With
trouble brewing for the Rustlers, can there be any future
for a singer and an outlaw?
I really enjoyed Wanted.
Iím not normally a fan of bad boy heroes, but Jesse is
great. Heís tough and ruthless when he needs to be, yet he
can be tender as well. Sweet, innocent, devoted Ethan is
just the kind of man Jesse needs. Thereís a lot of emotion
in Wanted, and some hot scenes as well. Of
course, with an outlaw as a hero, Wanted is
not all sweetness and light. The tone is pretty dark,
especially toward the end. Jesseís situation gets so grim I
actually started to wonder if there would be a happy
ending. If you like bad boys and emotional stories, and
donít mind a little bitter with your sweet, Wanted
is a read youíre sure to enjoy.