After escaping from the Pleasure Emporium bordello, Mara Kincaid is determined to live out the rest of her life without being dependent on anyone. She moves to a new town, finds a job and ignores the slights that make it plain the town is aware of her past.

Then ex-marshal Cougar McKinnley comes into her life. The sexy half-breed knows what he wants—and he wants Mara. He believes they can overcome her past and asks her to marry him. But Mara doesn't want his—or anyone else's—help and tries to pretend she doesn't crave his touch.

Vivid characters, lots of humor, scorching sex and a hero and heroine equally determined and stubborn combine into an interesting and well-written story. Background on the history of the Wyoming Territory significantly deepens McCarty's erotic romance. (dl $6.49)
Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor