Natchez Flame Author:Kat Martin In 1846, after the death of the maiden aunt who raised her, young Priscilla Mae Wills leaves Cincinnati to wed Stuart Egen, a Texas land baron with whom she's had a tender correspondence for two years. Arriving in Galveston, Priscilla discovers that the guide she had hired has just been killed in a shoot-out. Shocked by such lawlessness, but d... more »etermined to go on with the 3-day trek to Egen's vast Triple-R ranch, Priscilla engages Brendan Trast to escort her.
At first Brendan, the dark attractive gunman who had done the shooting, irritates prim Priscilla with his roughness. That's before marauding Indians and lurking rattlesnakes began to threaten them. Then Brendan's sinewy, catlike grace and fiercely protective instincts gain her respect and arouse her passions. Before they reach the Triple-R, Brendan, too, has fallen in love. At the ranch, however, their feelings cannot be hidden from Priscilla's intended husband, and the rancher proves to be ruthless as well as powerful, making Priscilla a prisoner and setting out to hang Brendan as an outlaw.« less