As a child, I lived in a home without a phone. There was no calling for immediate help. Finally, the nearby town did get law enforcement, but my home was out of his jurisdiction. We could, if we went to the neighbor's house, about a quarter mile away, use their phone to call the highway patrol or county sheriff. You didn't expect a quick response at that time. For an ambulance, the wait was expected to be about thirty minutes, and they might have trouble locating the house because the mailboxes were the closest hope to an address, and sometimes the letters were faded.
For me, the character of Alexandria in Compromised into Marriage is an outlaw just inside the law. She's not the heroine by any means. She's the one you have to watch out for, the fly in the ointment, and the one who would strike first, and cry foul loudest when she didn't get her way.
Yet, she did have a more than fair ending. In fact, she would have considered it an acceptable ending. A losing moment when she realizes the game is over, and now her goal is not to let anyone win.
But, if she received what she considered an acceptable ending when she exits the story, then it was equally as important for me for the heroine to have a happy ending. She did. Happiness is the way to ruin a just-inside-the-law outlaw's day. Go for it!