About this title: After her sister's death, Evaleen inherits her ranch and learns the ropes from a wickedly handsome cowboy who also has been given custody of one of Evaleen's nieces. With his reputation as a womanizer, Evaleen knows Jesse is trouble. Yet something inside her makes her weak to his sweet-talking ways.
This story takes place during the Old West expansion, specifically in Texas. The author has managed to capture some of the flavor of the societal strictures on women that were present better than most historical romance writers. However, the throwing together of the two protagonists was a bit contrived, although the reason for the marriage was logical for the time period.
This was packaged with 7 other novels, and although the author was somewhat better than most romance writers, it still didn't capture my attention enough to warrant more than one read-through.