Review: Bound for Glory by Tess LeSue

Bound for Glory
(Frontiers of the Heart #4)
by Tess LeSue
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication date: Dec. 3, 2019

An unwilling legend and the woman who made him one face off in this epic conclusion to the Frontiers of the Heart series.

He has many names. They call him Deathrider, White Wolf, The Plague of the West. He’s the ice-eyed killer of the plains; the ghost of the trail; the restless spirit who haunts the frontier from California to Missouri, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. They say he seeks vengeance for his murdered people; they say he never sleeps; they say he moves silently through the night and changes form to run with the wolves. And that he is as beautiful as Lucifer.

At least, so they say. Ava Archer wouldn’t know; she’s never seen him. But that doesn’t stop her from writing about him. The Plague of the West is her bread and butter, and after more than a dozen dime novels, she thinks she probably knows Deathrider better than he knows himself, even if she wouldn’t recognize him on the street. If only rumors of his death would stop getting in the way of a good story….

Those damn stories make Nathaniel Rides With Death’s life an absolute misery. Thanks to his unwanted notoriety, he’s hunted like an animal by an endless stream of gunslingers looking to make a name for themselves. When someone close to Nate is shot by one of the gunslingers, Nate decides it’s time to hunt down the novelist at the root of all his troubles. He has a plan to end this farce once and for all.



I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for Deathrider’s story from the moment he was introduced in the first book. He was such an elusive, mysterious character that would show up randomly and then disappear in the blink of an eye. He’s a hunted man because of some books a deranged author made up about him. So, imagine my excitement when we not only get his story, but his leading lady ends up being none other than the author herself!

Granted, neither of them knows who the other person truly is. Ava came across who she assumed to be an Apache in the middle of the desert. He’s horribly beaten, blind, and in extremely rough shape. Being on the run herself, she takes pity on him and decides to help him get to safety before continuing on her way. She has no clue that the man in her custody is the same man she has written about, and caused so much trouble for.

I really liked that this story was written in both Ava’s and Deathrider’s POVs. We got to see what lead up to Deathrider’s unfortunate state in the middle of the desert, as well as got a better understanding of Ava’s character and how she struggles with the massive response her books have caused. I was curious how I’d like someone who caused so much undue hatred and animosity towards a complete stranger, but getting to read the book in her perspective really helped show that she truly thought what she was writing was fact. She wasn’t making these things up, but rather, her sources that she thought she could trust were making them up. The fact that she wants to find and warn Deathrider about the latest rally of hunters, kind of helped me to forgiver her a bit.

Now I will admit that it did take me a bit to warm up to this book. For a good portion of it we follow Ava as she goes about her business, and we follow Deathrider as you see just how much Native American’s are hated and treated by the white people who took over the lands. While I found Deathrider’s portions to be a bit more engaging, I was pretty bored with Ava’s side until the two finally meet up and start their journey together.

Like I said before, I’ve been waiting for Deathrider’s story from the very beginning. The fact that he’s been through so much because of one woman’s idiotic writings, was crazy. The poor guy had been through the wringer and was on the run from the moment we met him. I suppose it was only fitting that he find his happily every after, and closure from the one person who started it all.


Previous reviews from Frontiers of the Heart
Bound for Eden
Bound for Sin
Bound for Temptation


4 Thoughts on “Review: Bound for Glory by Tess LeSue

  1. Oh that sounds fun. I wonder if he was mad when he finds out who she is.

  2. Great review, I have been really curious about this book and this author and I do love Native American characters in romance, so I definitely want to pick this one up. And dual POV is always a delight to read.

  3. This sounds like a really good idea for a story, and quite interesting. Hope you’re doing well! Hugs, RO

  4. great review. glad it came to a satisfying conclusion for you
    sherry @ fundinmental

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