A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day's work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit.
As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to fly, and Mallory can't help but notice Morie in a new light. But is this tough Wyoming man ready to love?
This book reminded me why I love to read stories by Diana Palmer. Sure the characters are a little gullible and do some pretty inane things, but this brought me back to her earlier works and why I enjoy them so much. Diana writes simple stories, with simple characters, and that can sometimes be a nice break from the more complicated ones out there. With Diana, you usually know what to expect the minute you crack open that book, and that is why I keep coming back. I have to admit that Morie is a stronger female lead than I have seen from Diana in a while, she wouldn't take flack from anyone and stood her ground. Mallory was her typical alpha male who is blind when it comes to women, letting past hurts influence his future. There wasn't much mystery involved with this story, but the romance and tension definitely filled the pages and kept me reading.