There's a lot going on in this novel, three romances, rape, murder, cattle rustling and none of it works well. This novel relies heavily on coincidences and miscommunication.
The lead character Flame, you guessed it she has red hair, lives with a sadistic mother and her lecherous boyfriend on a remote ranch. One night her mother's boyfriend tries to rape her. Her mother saves her from ravishment but believes Flame has enticed her boyfriend to her bed and beats her senseless and leaves her outside. Flame manages to get on a horse to ride away and luckily Stone Falcon finds her and nurses her back to health.
Flame is the woman Stone has seen only once from afar and is determined to marry. When she awakens she has amnesia. This suits Stone fine and they pretend to be husband and wife at his ranch until she can regain her memory. Flame is drawn to Stone but is uncertain of his feelings since he is very friendly with an Indian Maiden Little Bird whom he rescued from would be rapists. Little bird, however, is in love with Stone's best friend, Shiloh. He has feelings for Little Bird too but is convinced that his love is not reciprocated because Little Bird must love Stone, after all he rescued her.
Added to the mix is Flame's father. He abandoned her when she was three because he just could not stand his wife, so he leaves his little girl in her vile clutches to run off to the mountains for thirteen years. He has decided to stop pouting over his fate and wants to see Flame again. Of course, Flame has amnesia and does not recognize him but takes a shine to him instantly, spending time with him everyday at her old ranch helping him with chores and such and wonders why her husband would be suspicious of all the time she spends with a virtual stranger. Flame is incredibly trusting or just lacking common sense. Flame's father has an old girlfriend in the vicinity too and they begin a torrid romance.
This novel needed to focus much more on Stone and Flame. It was almost an annoyance when the plot shifted to other couples mainly because there was so little character development in any one person.
it's a great book. the guy falls in love with flame the first time he sees her and is determined to have her. however, he doesnt know who she is or where she lives, so when the snow melts he goes looking for her and, in that circumstantial way of storys, arrives on the scene where flame is being thrown out of her house all beaten up and blacked out. he grabs her, takes her to a warm cave, sees to her wounds, and when she wakes up with amneisia......he tells her shes his wife. i guess thats one way to make sure shes his. it gets better from there, but i would'nt want to ruin the story for you.
I enjoyed this book. It had a little different twist to the cowboy meets girl, cowboy falls in love with girl, cowboy weds girl. It did end rather abruptly. I expected a few more pages.
HER SAVIOR.. She was losst. Blinded by the swirling storm and battered by the harsh rain, Flame knew that she could not give up if she was to survive. Her memory gone, the lovely Firebrand awoke to find that the stong arms encircling her belonged to devilishly handsome stranger. And one look at his blazing eyes told her that the haven she had found promised a passion that would burn for a lifetime... HIS BELOVED,,, She was the most lovely thing he had ever seen. From the moment he took Flame in his arms and gazed into her sparkling eyes, Stone knew that the red-headed virgin had captured his heart. The very sight of her smile stoked fiery desires in him that only her touch could extinguish. To protect her he'd claim her as his wife. and pray that he could win her heart before she discovered the truth...
She was lost. Blinded by the swirling stomr and battered by the harsh rain, Flame knew that she could not give up if she was to survive. Her memory gone, the lovely firebrand awoke to find that the strong arms encircling her belonged to a devilishly handsome stranger. And one look at his blazing a passion that would burn for a lifetime. She was the most lovely thing he had ever seen. From the moment he took Flame in his arms and gazed into her sparkling eyes. Stone knew that the red headed virgin had captured his heart. The very sight of her smile stoked fiery desires in him that only her touch could estinguish. To protect her he'd claim her as his wife, and pray that he could win her heart before she discovered the truth.
She was lost, blinded by the swirling storm and battered by the harsh rain...strong arms of a devilishly handsome stranger.