DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH (3) by Diana Palmer: Wealthy rancher John Callister is supposed to be fixing up the property he recently acquired, but once he meets Sassy Peale, he gets distracted. Young and innocent, Sassy supports her family by working at the local feed store -- where her boss is sexually harassing her. John steps in and tries to make Sassy's life easier, but the attraction between them is difficult to handle. He's much older and more worldly -- and he hasn't been completely honest with Sassy, who places high value on the truth. The scene where teenage Sassy is rescued from the villain's clutches is a little disturbing, but it's integral to the plot. There are some touching moments, but this one's still not for everyone.
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer