When a cattleman's daughter is abducted, her mother must accept the help of a sheep herder's son to get her back. It was an unwilling alliance at first. But circumstances brought them closer and closer together, until something closer than a friendship was forged. Then, the only way to get the girl back, was to claim she was his wife and fight for her. That was when things got interesting. More
One day, in the late 1870s, a cattleman's daughter went for a ride. Her horse returned to the ranch with a gunshot wound, which set in motion a series of events that would draw a family of sheep farmers, and a family of cattlemen, normally the bitterest of enemies, inexorably together in the common cause of locating the kidnapped girl.
The girl's mother, Molly, and Bobby, the eldest son of the family for whom the kidnappers had worked, became unwilling partners, tracking the girl to an Indian encampment where they learned she had been captured from the kidnappers in battle, and was "betrothed" to a young brave. Bobby thought that by claiming her as his wife, he might win her free, but the only way to secure her release was by challenge in battle. Further, some of the Indian men were most interested in red-haired Molly, who Bobby also had to claim as his "other wife," to ensure her safety.
And so the young sheepman stepped up to the task keeping one wife and fighting for the other. What none of them were prepared for were the emotions that would flow wildly, as the girl was won back to her own kind. Then, that night, cultural differences caused more emotions to flare, when an old Indian woman happily set about doing for them what she did for members of her tribe - help them have fruitful mating.
Meanwhile other members of each family are colliding, under the kind of circumstances fate loved in those days. The sheep rancher has two daughters, and the cattleman has two sons. One mixup follows another as the cattleman tries to find his daughter and wife, only to hear they have been saved by the hated sheepman's son.
That, as it turned out, was actually the least of his troubles.
Come along for a ride through the old west that will exercise your own emotions, as fear is followed by relief, which is then visited by laughter, only to be chased into submission by lust, as nature takes it's course. Watch with glee as these two families, destined to be separated by hate and mistrust, are dragged ever closer together until, at last, they have no choice but to accept each other as equals. Some readers call this book a western adventure. Some call it a romance. Some call it erotica with a plot. More than a few have called it a history lesson. Whatever it is, you're guaranteed to be entertained along the way.
Warning: This book contains adult subject matter, and does not minimize sex scenes. It is a point of irony that, while the book is set in a time frame when people in their mid teens were often considered adults, and could marry and start their own families, the book itself is intended for audiences over the age of eighteen. Cultural changes have required this ... even if the biological urges involved are the same as they've been for thousands of years.