Emmalyne Madsen sends a desperate plea heavenward as a band of lawless men makes their way up the aisle of the railcar. When one hauls her roughly from the seat, threatening and cursing, Emmalyne fears her adventure out West has just turned into a nightmare.
Thayne Kendrich has an urgent need for a school teacher, and he’s not above doing whatever it takes to get one — including forcing her at gunpoint across the scorching prairie. But the teacher he chooses turns out to be a little tougher — and softer — than he anticipated, and before long he finds himself battling emotions he vowed to never feel again.
Emma, too, struggles with feelings she knows she ought not be having toward Thayne. He’s an outlaw, after all — or is he? As the days pass and their destination — the Black Hills — draws nearer, Emma realizes that out West, the line between right and wrong is sometimes blurred. Might the man she believed to be on the wrong side of the law have acted with the purest intentions? If so, her greatest danger may be in her own heart, as he holds her captive in more ways than one.
Great romance. Warm, funny, and very captivating. Highly reccomend it for a fun read!
Michele Holmes shows again how to write a great romance novel. Don't be fooled by the serious looking cover. This fast pace book full of great characters is humorous, romantic, adventurous, sad and unpredictable all in one. Although I loved Michele's previous books (Counting Stars and All the Stars in Heaven), I must say that her writing has improved. It is refreshing to find an author who does not follow the repetitive/predictable format of most romance writers. I loved this book and will recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a good read. I look forward to seeing what Michele will write next.