The Temptress Author:Jude Deveraux When daring, impetuous reporter Christiana Mathison uncovers a plot to massacre missionaries in the Washington Territory of the 1870s, she is in immediate danger. Her powerful father, Del, send two young men, Asher and Tynan, to rescue her. Asher is well-born, blond, handsome and eager to marry into the Mathison fortune. Tynan, hired as guide... more » for the rescue mission, is illegitimate, dark-skinned, mysterious and aloof. Traveling on horseback through the open country and sleeping at remote campsites, Christiana is torn between the two men by forces of desire more powerful than she's ever known.
She knows that Asher is the man her father intends her to marry. Yet she is irresistibly drawn to Tynan's brooding power. But, humbled by his uncertain origins, Tynan has already given up any thoughts of claiming Christiana as his own. Little does he suspect that Christiana is determined to uncover the secret of his paternity... and unleash the flaming power of his dark sensuality.« less