BRANDED (4) by Tori Carrington: In this dark and emotional story, Trace Armstrong is the manager and half-owner of Wildwood Ranch, which has been in his family for four generations. One of the wranglers, Jo Atchison, is a former Marine, and she wants to be judged by her actions, not her appearance. Trace and Jo act on their attraction, but at first neither considers it more than sex. Will Trace be there for her when a rapist attacks Jo? Carrington delivers an intense, very sensual book.