14th out of 28 books — 2 voters
by Nan Ryan
Arriving in the Sierra Nevadas to claim an inheritance, Kate Quinn finids a rundown manor and an abandoned gold mine. Sheriff Travis McLoud has enough without the stubborn Kate to look after, but when a sweet-talking stranger arrives, Travis feels a duty to protect her. Original.
Paperback, 379 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Mira Books
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I thought I was really going to like this one, but it just turned out to be an OK book for me. It was really good at first, but then I found it lacking depth and passion regarding the characters' so called 'love' for each other. You get a glimpse of it a couple of times, but it seems like no more than lust most of the time. The sex is hot and steamy at first -at least half way through the story- but then it gets boring and repetitive. My rating started out as a 5, then turned into a 4, and final...more
Despite what the back of the book says (and consequently any site that has this book's description) the heroine's name is Kate VanNam not Kate Quinn and the hero's last name is spelled McCloud throughout the novel not McLoud. What's scary is this is not the first book I've bought where names and other things are incorrect on the back cover of the book! Do these publishers not employee proofreaders anymore?
Nancy Henderson is the middle daughter of a Texas rancher and postmaster. She's been married for many years to Joe Ryan, a television executive. Hisoccupation has taken them from border to border and coast to coast. Fortunately, writing is something that can be done anywhere - and Nan shouldknow. The Ryans have lived in Washington, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, Alabama, Geor...moreMore about Nan Ryan...