Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Under His Hands

Hannah became a widow the day her husband died in a whore's bed. Now she's happy running the Circle B cattle ranch alone, with no intentions to ever open herself up to that heartache again and remarry. But one Saturday night a month she sends all of her ranch hands to town for the night and invites ranch foreman Lucas to her bed, where she asks him to tie her up and do anything he wants to an extent. But Lucas wants more...he wants Hannah as his wife. One sultry summer night in the barn a battle of wills rages.

I think one of the main reasons I prefer western historicals to other time periods is the strength of the women of that period. Hannah was brought West by her late husband, a harsh land, and then left to run his ranch following his death. Suitors showed up on her doorstep in order to get their hands on her land, not because they loved her. So Hannah handled things quite successfully on her own and was happy for it to remain that way until Lucas came along and accepted and loved her for who she was, not for what he could get out of her.

This is the first book in a spicy western trilogy, and I can't wait for the second book, Temptation, to come out later this year!

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