it starts out innocently with the man needing a woman to take care of his orphaned neice and nephews. but then things change......
From the back of the book -- Rough Around The Edges -- A hard-eyed man, Flint Mahone came back from the War Between the States with only one tender feeling left -- for the missing children of his dead brother. So when the three little ones showed up on his doorstep with a fierce Wyoming winter in the offing, he knew he would do whatever it took to make them a home. Soft At Heart! Lauren Hart had been raised among outlaws, taught to gamble to make her way in the world, but she wanted nothing more than to lead a decent life, to meet other girls her age, to own a pretty dress. -------- One glance told her Flint Mahone was trouble [she didn't listen], A ladies' man who knew all the right moves and none of the right emotions. [another womanizer] --- Love was as foreign to him as marriage, but Lauren couldn't resist his plea for help. And when she saw the gentle way he held his niece, she knew there was hope yet of reaching the warm, caring man beneath the wild, carousing cowboy. ---------- JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING -- Lauren finds out from Dud, her surrogate uncle, that she has inherited a ranch, the Hayes spread, from her outlaw father. Kate, Flint and Jake's surrogate mother, is a great character and well worth knowing -- then there is Asher Davis, Flint's best friend and carousing buddy -- He needs his story --- The strange twist of Lauren's relatives ads another dimension and I really liked Colly's outcome -- Well, Jonas??? Ugh! --- I really like a woman who will take in a man's children as her own and make a great family -----
this mwas a really goooooood book
A cowboy with a heart as hard as his name has to come to terms with a new way of life when his brother's orphans are dumped on his doorstep.
Civil War vet Flint Malone reunites with the missing children of his dead brother when they show up on his doorstep. Lauren Hart, raised among outlaws and taught to gamble to make her way in the world, couldn't resist Flint's plea for help. And when she saw how he held his small niece, she knew there was hope of reaching the warm, caring man beneath the cowboy.