Suddenly there was a deep, snarling growl, like a wolf on the attack.
A dark blur moved behind the men encircling her. One by one, her tormenters were plucked up and tossed backward into the brush as though they were no more substantial than rag dolls.
Breathless and stunned, Brie stared at her rescuer. He was tall and lean, with shaggy black hair hanging over his collar. His shoulders were wide, his hips narrow, and his legs long. His coppery skin spoke of Indian blood; his eyes were the charged gray of an angry thunderhead. His face was a heart-stopping mixture of angles and planes, high cheekbones, narrow nose, full lips. He was...magnificent.
ASK AND THOU SHALT RECEIVE. Awestruck, Brie gaped as everything inside her stilled. IT'S HIM!
She'd never seen the man before, but she knew as surely as she knew her own name that he was, quite literally, the answer to her prayers. (intro page)
The characters in this book to me are realistic. He is a drifter with no place to go, and she is a child-woman trying to hold on to what she has. Only he has the capability to help her. They both have a fight on their hands not only with property, but emotionally as well.