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.
For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with Wyoming. The area between Cheyenne and Laramie, where I have set this novel is the area where I feel the most at home. I hope that some of the love I hold for this harsh, often unforgiving, and amazingly beautiful land is conveyed in this section.
The Devil's Own Desperado
The sun broke over the horizon, flooding the vista with a brilliant, golden glow. Dew glittered on the tall, sun-burnt grasses and the birds sang their melody of welcome for the new day. The Medicine Bow range rose into the rapidly brightening sky. Glaciers cradled by the quartzite peaks caught the early sunlight, glittering and sparkling. Tableau Mesa dominated the nearest horizon. She had been awed by those mountains when she had first seen them