Tom Jeffcoat thought he had sealed his fate when he rode into town and accidentally mistook Emily for a boy while she was working at her father's livery in britches. The two fought from the instant they met, especially when she found out he was opening a competing stable across the street. Somewhere between battles they start to see each other for who they really are and grow attracted to each other, despite being attached to others. It soon becomes undeniable, and the author doesn't drag it out with a frustrating lack of communication between them. Spencer is a master at the slow, simmering tension and build-up, and it was a delight to read. Alongside the main plot is the side romance between Emily's father and his first true love, together again after being apart for over twenty years, and their story is just as engaging and interesting as the central one.
1880's in Wyoming territory - very realistic characters with a moving plot. Great story! One of my all time favorites.
She does such an amazing job of describing the characters and the two main characters are so perfect for each other. I could just imagine the love, devotion, and fascination for each other. Tom...*gasp*...sounds so hot and his pursuit of Emily and her love just did it for me. And Emily is such an independent and caring woman, not like alot of heroines who just grovel after the men. Beautiful book.
I love all of LaVyrle Spencer's books and this one is one of the very best of her historical romances....set in the Wyoming Territory in 1888, Emily and Tom....she was a feisty tomboy; he was her father's rival in business. Whenever they met, sparks flew.
Entertaining and romantic