by Leigh Greenwood

December 2005
ISBN: 0-8439-5237-7
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Mass Market Paperback

Hawk and Zeke are two of the adopted sons of Jake and Isabella Maxwell. Zeke is a black man and Hawk is half Indian. They feel very close to each other as they both felt they were different, not that the Maxwells thought that.

This is an excellent read. Zeke and Hawk are both strong men running a horse ranch and when they encounter Josie and Suzette when a wheel comes of their wagon they offer to help. But it is a dangerous trail and many men want their prize mares so they have to be ready to fight.

Neither Zeke or Hawk feel they are the marrying kind but Hawk quickly falls for Suzette but Zeke and Josie are at daggers drawn a lot of the time as Josie distrusts men and Zeke is guarding his heart.

I am a great admirer of Leigh Greenwood's work and this book is another winner from this talented author. He knows how to build a great character and how to keep the reader in suspense as his story unfolds.

I found myself gripped by the outcome of the two men's meeting with the girls. Both the girls are very independent women and the wild west is a dangerous place to be. The protection of these two men becomes a necessity.

Josie is a wonderful character and it is her and Zeke's blossoming relationship that tugs at the heartstrings the most. Josie is a woman who needs no one as she is so self sufficient but her sexual attraction to Zeke is hard for her to deny.

This is a cracking read and will make you want to buy up every book in this excellent series. A five rose review.

Reviewed in March 2006 by Mary.

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