Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Blurb: He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman.
For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the raven-haired beauty on the auction block is exactly what he doesn't need. A dependent woman will be another clue his vengeful stepbrother can use to find and kill him. But Rafe's conscience won't let him leave another innocent's virginity to the riff-raff bidding. He buys her, promising to return her to St. Louis untouched. He only prays the impending blizzard holds off before her sultry beauty breaks his willpower.
She wanted freedom, not a lover.
Whisked to the auction block by her devious, gambling cousin, and then sold into the arms of a gorgeous stranger, outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn't about to go meekly. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one. But a blizzard and temptation thrust them together, and Maggie yearns to explore her smoldering passion for Rafe.
But when the snow clears, will the danger and secrets that surround Rafe and Maggie tear them apart?
Review: I was really excited when I saw this one. The blurb just grabbed me and I couldn't wait to dig in. Then I got the review copy.
I won't say that I didn't enjoy the story because it was enjoyable...there were just some issues that I had that made this one less than par for me. While I felt that the two main characters were a bit wishy washy, I did like them. Even though the sex scenes didn't really curl my toes they were detailed.
The writing style wasn't something I had ever read before so a big portion of my "ifiness" is becuase of that. Now don't get me wrong, I did finish the story and found parts of it amazing but as a whole I am not sure that I would read it again. I WOULD like to read more by this author because I really enjoyed her imagry and attention to deatil in the way she crafted her story. This particular one just wasn't a home run for me.