It’s about Jo McCaine, a Kansas woman who needs some help to run her ranch and string up a new fence her neighbors aren’t too happy about. But since nobody wants to work for a woman, Jo is forced to hire Levi Travers, a cowboy drifter who has his own problems. Naturally, sparks fly between the two.
One thing I really liked about this book is that the characters talked about doing things properly (i.e. getting married before they had sex), and then they actually followed through with those promises, instead of tossing them aside likeÂ characters usually do in the heat of the moment.
And this is the only romance I think I’ve ever read where the characters don’t have sex until the very last chapter. Seriously. Last chapter. There some kissing and some touching throughout the book, but Jo and Levi don’t seal the deal until the very end. It was a refreshing change.
So, thumbs up.
On a side note,Â the book was a historical Western. I love Westerns. Give me cowboys and bank robbers and men strung up at dawn. Give me tough women and prospectors and evil sheriffs. There aren’t enough Western romances out there these days. It’s all regency England (which I enjoy, but I really love Westerns).
To all you historical writers out there, I say get cracking! Give the world some more Westerns to enjoy.
What about you? What sort of historical romance do you like? Westerns? The regency period? Exotic locales? Inquiring minds want to know …