The head strong child of Chandos Straton and Courtney Harte, Casey Straton inherited her mother's eyes and her father's stubborn temperament. Despite her unladylike prowess at roping, riding and shooting, the responsibility of running her late grandfather's ranch was given to Casey's older brother. She's a beautiful young woman of marrying age, Chandos tells his daughter, and she should be looking to settle down—which only infuriates Casey, sending the high-spirited hellion storming away from her Texas home, determined to prove to her family that she can do much more than "woman's work."
Damian Rutledge III has left his home far behind as well. A successful New York businessman, he used important connections to gain a U.S. Deputy's badge.
And now he has come west to kill the man who murdered his father. But despite his powerful physique and unwavering courage, the handsome Eastern "dude" is like a fish out of water in the untamed and unpredictable country. And his inability to handle a shooting iron would have cost him his life at the hands of two desperate outlaws if it weren't for the timely intervention of a half-pint bounty hunter called "Kid"—a youngster whose cool head and lightning-fast draw Damian quickly decides will be valuable assets in his hunt for his father's killer.
But there is more to Kid than first meets the eye. For beneath a large hat and dusty poncho, and behind two blazing six-guns, is a stunningly sensuous young lady: Casey Straton. And despite Casey's resolve to maintain her disguise at all costs, the nearness of this proud, fearless and undeniably masculine gentleman has awakened the fires of her womanly passions and touched her vulnerable, achingheart—which could lead to serious complications on a rocky trail that winds dangerous duty to irrepressible love.
About the Author
Johanna Lindsey has been hailed as one of the most popular authors of romantic fiction, with more than sixty million copies of her novels sold. World renowned for her novels of "first-rate romance" (New York Daily News), Lindsey is the author of forty-seven previous national bestselling novels, many of which reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Lindsey lives in Maine with her family.
"Enjoyable...a flowing tale of strong wills and, of course, romance."-- "0maha World Herald""Johanna Lindsey gives you everything you expectand more. She taps into fantasies, adds a large dose of humor, poignancy, adventure and passion to spice up yourreading experience. To read a Lindsey is to add joy to your day.Read "All I Need Is You" and feel wonderful!"-- "Romantic Times"
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st December 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 10.8 x 17.4 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.21