DESERT ICE DADDY
DESERT ICE DADDY (4.5) by Dana Marton: For over a decade, Akeem Abdul, dubbed the Texas Sheik, has been in love with his best friend's little sister. In that time, he and his friends have built empires, and Taylor McKade has married and divorced an abusive drunkard. When her son is kidnapped, Akeem and Taylor race across the western desert, outrunning kidnappers, horse thieves and their own passions as they try to save him. After her marriage, Taylor has trouble trusting any man but, time and again, Akeem has proven he will do anything to save her child. Marton has a great hand at family espionage and tantalizing suspense. She's at the top of her game here.