This is a very good book, and a beautiful love story. Chloe and Travis are a couple meant to be together. Travis is sexy and gentle. These two people have a rocky start but what develops as they get to know each other other is wonderful. The slightly deranged character "Evan" is a good part of the story too, there always has to be a villain! I love good sexy historical westerns and this one doesn't dissappoint. If you love the genre too then try "Hummingbird" or "The Gamble" by Lavyrle Spencer, keepers also.
Chloe Maitland is struggling in an almost dead town, Misfortune, Oregon. Her father left Chloe with a mortgage and it is coming due. In spite of the fact that she is taking in all the laundry she can possibly manage, she is still short. Chloe has been trying to find a man who will work for room and board only (as a blacksmith) and has found no takers.
Finally, a man arrives but is suffering from sunstroke. Chloe and the doctor save Travis McGuire from near death, but McGuire and Chloe do not hit it off well. Because of the marks around his legs, Chloe thinks he has escaped from prison. Travis says he was coming to take the job as the blacksmith but Chloe does not want to hire him.
This is a very readable story; it is hard to put aside. There's just the right amount of danger and suspense.
Cover wear, creasing. Name inside cover. Pages are nice to read.