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To Tame a Texan: Long Stretch of Lonesome / Best Laid Plans / Sweetheart of the Rodeo / A Tempting Offer
To Tame a Texan Long Stretch of Lonesome / Best Laid Plans / Sweetheart of the Rodeo / A Tempting Offer Author:Eileen Wilks, Vivian Vaughan, Lorraine Heath, Evelyn Crowe Four Texas authors render tales of the long, tall Texan male and the women who lasso their hearts... — Journey to Texas, where the passion is hotter than a branding iron and the men are as rugged as the land they work. Join four beautiful and courageous women, as each sets out on a perilous adventure of the heart, risking all they have for the lo... more »ve of a cowboy.
BEST LAID PLANS by Evelyn Crowe
A city girl gets into the saddle to convince the man she loves she never betrayed him -- even if it means following him across his ranch all miserable day long.
LONG STRETCH OF LONESOME by Lorraine Heath
Things heat up when a hired gunslinger falls in love with the woman he's been contracted to kill.
SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO by Vivian Vaughn
The daughter of a ranch-hand is given the courage to love the ranch owner's son and the grit to keep him from riding the most dangerous, outlaw horse in the land.
A TEMPTING OFFER by Eileen Wilks
A tomboy is turned into a woman and ignites the heart of her childhood friend who always thought of her as "one of the guys."« less
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LONG STRETCH OF LONESOME (Lorraine Heath) This is my favorite of the 4 stories. Gunslinger Chance Wilder has been hired to kill the new owner of a small patch of land. On the way, he is hired by a child to save his sister from brutal men.
Although injured while freeing Lillian from the thugs, she is horrified by his line of work. This story shows the not-so-glamorous side of being a gun fighter. He lives a solitary life; most people are afraid or are scornful of a gunslinger. He will die young, usually at the hands of someone younger, hoping to make a name for himself. The real weakness of this story is its length; there just isnt enough room to explain motivations and changes brought about by actions in the story.
In 2014, the author reworked this into a novella called, THE GUNSLINGER.
BEST LAID PLANS (Evelyn Crowe) Lawyer Kathleen Calhoun, while trying to prosecute the young man who caused the death of Cole Jacksons brother, became involved with Cole. Suddenly, her evidence disappeared and she lost the case.
Cole decided that she betrayed him. Kathleen is back on his home turf, trying to prove to him that she had nothing to do with the disruption of the case. Unfortunately, this city slicker has to follow him around on a horse, while trying to explain what happened.
SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO (Vivian Vaughan) This story isnt even worth describing.
A TEMPTING OFFER (Eileen Wilks) Tucker Evans is back permanently from the rodeo circuit, ready to marry his latest bimbo. Sammie, just one of the boys, is heartbroken and wants him to notice her. Yada-yada-yada. Boring.