He's everything she fears…
Wounded gunfighter Colt Evans stumbles onto a remote homestead never expecting to find compassion. But beautiful Amelia McCollister is like no other woman. Suddenly, his dream of settling down with a wife and home is within reach—but only if his past never comes gunning for him.
She's everything he dreams of…
Amelia had to grow up fast after outlaws murdered her parents, leaving her to raise her siblings alone. With a young brother who idolizes shootists, she dreads having a notorious gunman in her home. But as Colt slowly recovers, he reveals a caring nature under his tough exterior that Amelia can't resist.
Just when Colt starts to believe he can leave the gunfighter life behind, his past returns, bringing danger to them all. Can a shootist ever hang up his hardware? Or will their dreams disappear in the smoke of a desperado's gun?
Lynda Cox earned both her B.A. in English and history and M.A. in English from Indiana State University. Growing up on a steady diet of John Wayne Westerns and the television series Lassie, Lynda has incorporated those influences into her life. Her historical romance novels are set in the Wyoming Territory and when she isn’t writing she can be found on the road to the next dog show to exhibit her award winning collies.
Saul's deliberate messy look was based loosely on my own son at the same age. When he was twelve, my son's idea of showering was to stand in the shower until he ran the hot water out. He couldn't have scrubbed up because he seldom took a washrag with him. Fortunately, once he hit puberty and discovered girls...the slob vanished and I gained a male fashionista.
The Devil's Own Desperado
Amelia winced. If Saul had brushed his hair that morning, it had been with a rake. His idea of being dressed seemed to mean the tail of his shirt hung out from the waist of his trousers. He looked more like an urchin without any supervision or guidance than the young man her parents would have wanted him to be. She wondered if he had even wet a washcloth to try to fool her into thinking he had washed his face.