I DO NOT agree with this 2 1/2 star rating, I would give it at least a 4. I am not crazy about early western books but liked this book.
When Lance Garrett hired on at the MacDowell spread, the handsome southerner was sure he'd be taming broncs and roping steer. He nearly quit when he learned his job was to teach the boss's high spirited daughter some genteel manners, until he saw MaLou MacDowells lush curves, emerald eyes, and cascading golden hair. His hands ached to touch her, and his lips burned to kiss her all over, but the hot blooded drifter kenw she was off limits. He vowed to educate the feisty blonde, then ride fast and far to lose himself in the arms of a woman he'd paid to help him forget. Raised among men, cattle, and horses all her life, innocent MaLou MacDowell knew she'd better practice some feminie wiles if she ever wanted to marry the boy next door. Then she met Lance Garret, and the luscious beauty dismissed the idea of wedding her rance to her neighbors and thought only of appeasing her growing hunger for the rugged male. MaLou figured he'd fight her every step of the way, but she swore one day soon she'd be his student in love, when he'd take her to passions paradise and make her his own.