I read this book because my Dad and brother-in-law are big fans of the genre, and it was free and relatively painless. I nearly quit after the first twenty installments because the author did not develop believable characters. But it was free and relatively painless. Eventually, I got to the point of wanting to know what happened. So, I did finish.<br/><br/>I never could beleive the motivations of the lead female character. The attempts by the author to have some of the characters speak in what he believes to be the vernacular of the Old West, but have the two male leads speak with only a few quirky phrases made the book more readable, but again, not very believable.<br/><br/>I was unsatisfied with the ending. The book needed an epilogue.