Beloved Tyrant - Harlequin Salutes, No 3 Author:Violet Winspear Her mind rebelled, her heart loved. Rick Corderas, a bold, seemingly uncivilized man with corsair blood in his veins, was quick to pronounce Lyn unequal to the job of coping with his fiery, willful niece, Leoni. It was not a good beginning. Buy Lyn resolved to try, for the child's sake. It didn't matter a jot what this proud and haughty ... more »Spanish American thought of her. She hated him. Then why couldn't she dispel his pagan image from her mind?« less
Set in California, this book is a simple love story with Violet Winspear's interesting and well-written dialogue. The heroine goes temporarily to act as a governess to an unruly child in a Spanish Hacienda near Monterrey. She meets and gets involved with the hero's extended family. One scene involves a raging wild fire. Violet Winspear's imagery and sexual tension (without overt sexuality) as usual.