The story takes place during the Gold Rush but the dialogue is very "modern-day." The Sheriff calls her "Baby" practically every other sentence after they make love. He has a mistress who is in love with him and he "uses" her to try to get the heroine out of his system. The love/hate relationship between the hero and the heroine is very contrived and doesn't ring true.
I enjoy Nan Ryan's writing, although her style is more risque than other books in the genre. I felt the story, although well-started, ended flatly. She tends to focus too much on being explicit [and a bit kinky] in the love scenes, which are numerous in this book. I would not recommend this book for the story itself, but Nan's writing is lush and descriptive.
This is classic Nan Ryan. If you are a fan, you'll love this one. The love scenes are so HOT!
Hot and spicey romance. Quit read.
I could not really get into it...
I enjoyed this book. I had just finished a deep read, and was looking for a less intense book. I enjoyed this book, and actually didn't want to put it down. I read it in 4 days. A good book, easy read, entertaining. Definitely worth the time.
This was a very fun book to read, really enjoyed it.
Another great book from Ms Ryan! Feisty Kate sets up house in a dilapadated victorian mansion with a ferral cat and a Chinese helper. The Sheriff is not sure what to make of her but he knows the fast talking land man who arrived in town and began courting her is not on the up-and-up.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I do not usually go for historical western romances but I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I really liked the main characters and the story a lot. I will look for more from this author in the future.
In 1855, impoverished twenty two year old Kate VanNam leaves Boston to start over in Fortune, California where she has inherited a mansion and a gold mine from her Great-Aunt Arielle VanNam Colfax. When her Uncle Nelson, who raised her and her brother dies, she decides to find her fortune out west. However, when she arrives on the West Coast she finds her situation not golden as the house is so dilapidated it may be dangerous and there is no gold left in her mine; ergo no fortune.Sheriff Travis McLoud does not hide his fear that the beautiful easterner means problems keeping her safe from the horde of miners wanting her. Also arriving in town is Winn Delaney, who decides the Bostonian is the perfect complement to him as the only true gentleman in Fortune. However, Travis soon finds he wants to step to the head of the line courting the kissable Kate even as that makes the owner of the Golden Nugget Valentina Knight jealous while someone wants the "worthless" gold mine at any cost to others especially the well being o f the transplanted Bostonian.
Set in 1855, Kate arrives in Fortune with a deed to a mansion and a gold mine. Sherriff Travis McLoud has enough to do without a single lady cousing trouble in his town. He feels it's his duty to protect and she has no interest in his doing so.