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Untamed
Untamed
Author: Sharon Ihle
Working as a laundress at Lola's Pleasure Palace, Josie Baum doesn't know anything about playing nursemaid. But when a Cheyenne warrior whisks her off to care for his friend, Daniel McCord, she doesn't have a choice. Suddenly Josie is alone in a remote mountain cabin with a man who expects her to do all of his household chores and cater to his e...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780821763100
ISBN-10: 0821763105
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is a rather strange story; the heroine is carted off to a brothel because she was caught (by her step-father) doing some serious kissing and groping with a local boy. Josie is the house-slave for her step-father and 14 brothers (Mom is deceased).

She was doing cooking and laundry at the brothel when a Cheyenne warrior abducts Josie and Sissy (a black prostitute) . Long Belly gets Sissy for himself and Josie to take care of his brother's needs (Daniel Mc Cord) he'd recently broken his leg. Josie has been taking care of the men in her family since she was 5 and she had no intention of taking care of Daniel.

Josie was thoroughly unlikable; she was cruel to Daniel's twins, argumentative and selfish. Daniel kept talking about how much he loved her; he did many of the housekeeping tasks and still Josie was unhappy. I couldn't understand why Daniel loved her.

Josie did grow during the story because she came to realize that the buffalo was more important to a race of people than to her dream of a ranch. However, it wasn't enough to redeem Josie's meanness.


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