Blurb: Shadow Ochoa is lying low in the western Kansas Territory, waiting for his fellow Texas Rangers—the Hell's Eight brotherhood—to clear his name. That is, until he's unjustly strung up for horse thieving…and pretty Fei Yen intervenes. Invoking a seldom-used law, the exotic lady prospector claims Shadow as her husband and rides off with the bridegroom shackled to her buckboard.
Savvy, fearless Fei is single-mindedly devoted to her hidden claim and all it promises: wealth, security and freedom. A husband is just a necessary inconvenience and a name on paper to hold the claim she cannot.
Shadow isn't a man to take orders from anyone, especially from lovely Fei—except that the daily friction between them ignites into nightly blazes of all-consuming passion. Soon Shadow is dreaming a little himself: of the life they could have if only Fei could see past the lure of independence. If only bounty hunters weren't closing in on him. If only he's left standing when the impending showdown has ended….
Review: OMG! Fantastic! Amazing! Rocked my world!
There really just ins't enough good stuff I can say about Shadow's Stand and Ms McCarty. I was blown away and left with a strung tight feeling as if it was ME in the story and not just one that I had read
Without a doubt one of the best historical western romances I have read in a long time. Fierce, bold and riveting. I will be recommending this one to several friends that I have who love a GREAT tale :)