I love all of Ms. Georgina Gentry's books but I have to admit this wasn't one of her better ones. Still a worthwhile read, especially if you want to find out what happens to Iron Knife's sister, Cimarron. She is the belle of the book.
Warning for the faint-hearted: there is a rape near the beginning of the book, in addition to several attempted rapes and graphic discussions of torture throughout the book. If you find it hard to believe that someone could love a man that does little more than argue, issue orders and force himself on her, then you will have a problem with the premise. The plot has gaping holes in addition to being convoluted, with a forced nod to the Cinderella tale. In addition, it is difficult to like very many of the characters. The author has an annoying habit in this book of repeating pivotal scenes; I think I read one three times.
Although I came to this book from others in this series by the author, I would not recommend this book. Get someone to tell you what happened to Cimarron if you must know, but don't waste your time reading this book.
Slender, dark-haired Willow had been sent East as a child. Now, she returned to her mother's people, the Nez Peree of the Great Northwest, to teach them the white man's ways. The full-blooded warrior Bear had been raised to be proud, wild and free. His meeting with Willow would set two lives on a collision course--and two hearts aflame with forbidden desire.