Story was well written but not a very invigorating plot.
No felt passion. excellent characters and in keeping with the time line of the other stories of these characters.
James Webster's story is nicked into Brace Caulfield and his wife Sarah [TEXAS LAWMAN]as he takes on the ranch for Sarah's nephew.
Jamie is the brother of Connor Webster [OKLAHOMA SWEETHEART] who married the girl Jamie got pregnant. Connor's sweetheart.
Well, 8 years later, Jamie has changed his tune and his ways as he courts Alexis Powers. No hanky panky here. Just marriage.
The danger to Alexis peters out after the canyon episode but she is already married and pregnant by then.
The women turn out to be the central bonding story - the men just seem to be in the background.
James Webster didn't deserve any shot at happiness. Not when his actions had brought suffering to others. So he sought redemption on a remote Texas ranch.
The last thing he needed was trouble in the form of the ranch manager's flirtatious, beautiful, innocent daughter, Alexis Powers.
Wanting what he shouldn't have was an altogether different matter. Alexis's soft mouth and slender body tempted him mightily and Jamie knew that marriage
was the only honorable course. But once this Lone Star lady became his bride, could he prove worthy of her love?
Carolyn Davidson is an author that I enjoy. She has an interesting way of portraying her characters and action usually abounds. However, this book is a stinker. I can find precious few positive things to say about this story. I didn't feel any emotional attachment to either of the main characters or the plot ... and the plot was very thin.
Brace Caulfield (from TEXAS LAWMAN) sends his (former) deputy to take over a ranch that Sarah's under-aged nephew has inherited (Sarah is Brace's wife). James Webster (from OKLAHOMA SWEETHEART) has matured and fits in well at the ranch because he shares the work and does more than his fair share. James/Jamie has been warned by Brace about the current foreman's daughter who seems to be causing problems amongst the men with her flirtations.
When Jamie arrives, he doesn't find any flirting problems; it's all a fizzle. It doesn't take long before Jamie becomes very possessive of Alexis Powers. There really isn't any convincing passion between the couple, just a bit of lust. It seems to be just a story about a guy marrying one of the people on the ranch. Ho hum. There is a matter about a danger to Alexis, but it soon passes from view.
I found this to just be plain dull. A considerable bit of the language seemed hokey and trite.