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3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  231 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
The #1 bestselling female writer in America returns to the genre that made her famous with this contemporary, action-packed, and tantalizing Western romance set in wild and beautiful Nevada. Eden Rossiter, struggling owner of the Spur Ranch, comes up against Duke DePard, who owns the neighboring two-and-a-half-million-acre spread, when he mercilessly attempts to squeeze ...more
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published April 1st 1996)
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Apr 11, 2009 ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ rated it did not like it
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Per Wikipedia: In 1997, another best-selling romance writer, Janet Dailey, admitted to repeatedly plagiarizing from Nora Roberts' work. The practice came to light after a reader read Roberts' Sweet Revenge and Dailey's Notorious back-to-back; she noticed several similarities and posted the comparable passages on the Internet. Calling the plagiarism "mind rape," Roberts sued Dailey. Dailey acknowledged the plagiarism and blamed it on a psychological disorder. She admitted that both Aspen Gold and ...more
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I didn't bother reading this book after Sweet Revenge by Nora Roberts, but I honestly couldn't care less if this book plagiarized Nora's. If it's such a fucking "mind rape" (Wikipedia's source) from a reader who caught it a long time ago, were they referring to actual rape that was happening in Sweet Revenge and Janet just wanted to use that concept in this story?

I'll tell you that ain't plagiarism. It's just a old common theme that's used in many romance books (and unfortunately creeps up in mo
Jamie Casey
Jul 08, 2013 Jamie Casey rated it liked it
This book takes place in Texas. The main character Eden is a female rancher who inherits a ranch from her grandfather. Eden is very stubborn on keeping the ranch and making it her life despite another rancher Depard trying to get her sell out. No matter what the cost. Eden was tried for the murder of Depard's brother, and he won't rest until she pays. With the help of a lone stranger, whom got stranded in this small town, she overcomes all odds, and to the whole towns astonishment saves her ...more
Jan 23, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Another great Janet Dailey novel. Eden's trying to manage/keep her family cattle ranch running, all the while, the rancher next door, Duke DePard, is trying to "finish her off", box her in so she'll have to sell. All out of spite because she killed his "star quarterback" brother 14 yrs earlier. Action keeps moving ... but does tie up a little too neatly, too quickly at the end.
Sep 06, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it
The ending was a surprise. Never thought of what happened happened. A good book from a great writer. Recommended read.
Virginia Markhart
Apr 10, 2016 Virginia Markhart rated it really liked it
Wow. This book was truly great. It was interesting and entertaining. The characters were so real, I loved the story. I have been through Nevada enough times to know the area and this author has the terrain down pat. The story line was awesome yet so believable. Truly a great book.
Anjali Vishwanathan
May 21, 2013 Anjali Vishwanathan rated it liked it
A ranch romance story. Wouldn't say it was exceptional, but does bring out well how feuds, hatred and revenge are held by humans for long and that messes up everything. Too many unsaid things, that twist and turn the story. Rather a quick refreshing read, light and with a happily ever after ending.
Dec 17, 2010 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Cowboy Opera! Seems that the Texas Ranch jargon is authentic, but what do I know...
Light bedside reading with enough violence and desire to attract readers from other genres ;-)
Carla Nicolosi
Apr 08, 2014 Carla Nicolosi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Typical of this genre, but an enjoyable read just the same. And a little bit of a surprise twist at the end.
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Oct 17, 2014 Siti Rahmah rated it liked it
From the story, I get to learn about few things about Shakespeare's quotes. Although the story is typical, but I still enjoy reading it.
Jan 20, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it
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Eden Rossiter owns a ranch, but is being driven out by another rancher - until a stranger comes to town
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Janet Anne Haradon Dailey was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Born in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, she attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land developme
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