Pamela white's father left the ranch to go buy barbed wire and some hired guns to head off a range war that he was sure was coming. Our eastern Pamela was left in charge of the arizona dessert spread until he returned. And sitting on that powder keg was pretty unsettling even for this strong lady because she hated guns and violence. A dusty,disreputable stranger 'walks' in from the dessert in need of help. Pamela and Slade feel an immediate attraction but they are day and night. He clearly has a history with guns andis no man for a lady. He accepts the needed refuge and realizes that there is an undercurrent of danger going on and pamela is in the middle. Slade stays around to help her out.....The book is wonderful. It is clearly a question of can love survive when the personalities are alien to each other. Can a 'worthless' drifter be honorable and a man of integrity..Do we judge characters by appearance...Even early, greenwood defined his wonderful way with story lines and incredibly likeable characters
Pamela White needed a man she could trust, not this handsome drifter whose dusty boots and skill with a gun told her he was on the run. But with her father away from the ranch, and Pamela's nearest neighbot encroaching on her territory, she really could use some help. She hoped that this stranger was more honorable than most, because the feel of his intense gaze on her body was beginning to make her wonder what it would be like to kiss him, and before long, his dizzying embrace set her senses reeling beyond all control. Slade Morgan wanted to keep his past just that, behind him. In fact, his strongest desire was merely to buy a new horse and head straight to California. But once he set eyes on that dark haired spitfire who was running the Bar Double B Ranch, all thoughts of leaving vanished from his midn. He knew that once he gained her trust, he would reach his arms around those soft curves and tease this bossy beauty into wild abandon.