Virginia financier Julian McCaid has put his troubled past behind him. His plans for the future don’t include Audrey Sheridan, the extraordinary frontier woman he met just once, but it’s because of her that he’s come to the Dakota Territory to investigate problems at his ranch. And it’s all the more surprising when he discovers she isn’t the innocent he believed. Now nothing but her complete surrender will purge her from his soul.
If it weren’t for the children she cares for in her makeshift orphanage, Audrey would have left Defiance long ago. Now the sheriff is blackmailing her to distract the man who might derail his corrupt schemes—a man who can offer Audrey not just protection, but a passion bold enough to make them claim their place in this harsh and beautiful land…
I don’t read to many romances that are westerns, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this one. Elaine was able to write a book that allowed you to enjoy the development of a wonderful relationship. You have Audrey who only wants what is best for all her children and ends up getting involved with the problems the sheriff is causing in the town and Julian who came from an extremely tortured background who is only wanting to make a place for himself. Tie in a bunch of children who want a stable home with the two of them and you have a wonderful HEA.
Elaine, wonderful job! Can’t wait for the next book.
I would rate the book at 3