By Linda Howard
Big apple occasions bestselling writer Linda Howard units a story of strength, suspense, and keenness within the savage New Mexico Territory. basically real love may possibly redeem.... Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is offered in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and delight aid her undergo existence as a spouse in identify in basic terms yet not anything can quench her forbidden wish for employed gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is difficult, yet tenderness he cannot conceal supplies to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of affection. basically real love can destroy.... Jake curses his burning desire for Victoria, for he desires not anything to face within the method of his force to reclaim Sarratt's state -- the ranch that's his legacy and obsession. yet old wrongs and blazing passions will bind jointly the aristocratic good looks and the strong cowboy. In a bloody land battle, they'll struggle for Jake's birthright...and grab in any respect charges the affection that's their future.
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Angelina. He snickered at the thought of having to kick another cowhand out of her room. Hell, what did he care? He liked the idea of making another man crawl off of her so he could crawl on. Showed 'em who was boss. He quietly left his bedroom, taking exaggerated care that he didn't slam the door. The house was dark and he held onto the banister to keep from stumbling over his own rather unsteady feet. Just as he reached the bottom step he saw a flash of white out of the corner of his eye, and terror chilled him.
Jake allowed himself his own cold smile when he thought of it. With his own men in place to protect him from a bullet in the back, he'd face them one by one in a gunfight. Until the end of the war there had been no such thing as a quick draw, but with thousands of ex-soldiers pouring westward it was a skill that had quickly developed within the past year. Hell, McLain's holster still had a flap on it. Jake had cut the flap off of his and practiced for hours to develop both speed and accuracy. McLain wouldn't stand a chance.
Nothing had been allowed to stand in their way. Nothing had mattered but putting Frank McLain in the ground and reclaiming their heritage. Roper kept his nose out of other people's business and expected them to keep theirs out of his. That was why it was so out of character for him to interfere, and he'd done it twice in a matter of minutes, all for the same woman. What did he care if Garnet got in the little sister's bloomers? He'd never have interfered if Victoria hadn't tried to face Garnet down, but she had, and he hadn't been able to stand by and let Garnet abuse her.
A Lady of the West by Linda Howard