Really funny, in a campy sort of way, and extremely sexy. The hero and heroine are the two dumbest people I've ever met in a romance (which is saying a lot), but boy, do they go for each other.
I haven't read much of Ryan, but I was not impressed with this story. It's set in Colorado / Texas in the late 1800s. The heroine was selfish and spoiled. Her character wasn't even redeemed by actions, only a dialogue near the end of the book when she explained her "past" to the hero. I didn't feel like the relationship developed well at all, and the resolution seemed convienent. Having said that, the descriptions of the sccenery and action were detailed and did put pictures in my mind, and the hero was likable throughout. I don't highly recommend this book however.
She looks like an angel, acts like a vixen and sings like an alley cat.
Marietta Stone had big dreams-to sing opera, to be famous, to see the world. And if her rick gentleman benefactor was a tad overprotective, well, it was a small price to pay. She had a glorious future ahead.
But it did not include being kidnapped by Cole Heflin, who seemed to be the only man on earth she couldn't wrap around her delicate finger. He was a ruthless, conniving scoundrel who'd literally been unstrung from the gallows and paid to bring her back to the one place she'd vowed never to set foot again-home.
Great book! Must read for Nan Ryan fans!