Harlequin, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780373776993, 379pp.
Publication Date: November 20, 2012
His past has haunted him for a lifetimebut one woman could be his salvation
Gunslinger Caden Miller's compadres are becoming a bit too domesticated for his liking. So he's off to Kansas territory to carve out a living and a space of his ownalone, just the way he likes it.
Maddie O'Hare has been drawn to Caden ever since she escaped to the Hell's Eight compound from the brothel where she was born and raised. And she's not ready to let him go so easilyuntil she's captured by his new neighbors.
When Caden discovers that Maddie is being held by a rival at a nearby ranch, his plan to rescue her backfires, and he finds himself the groom in what's literally a shotgun wedding. As shocked as Caden is by the bizarre turn of events, Maddie's grateful kiss holds a fiery promise that's far more unexpected. But with old enemies catching up with him, Caden and Maddie will face a danger that tests their passionand will either bind them together forever or break them apart for good.
"McCarty is a sparse, minimalistic writer, with a great ear for dialogue. She's a passionate observer of history, and manages to deftly and accurately weave her spicy stories through with important facts and issues of the epoch she invokes. She's also good at capturing that intangible magnetism surrounding dangerous, rugged men...I'm hooked." -USATODAY.com
"What really sets McCarty's stories apart from simple erotica is the complexity of her characters and conflicts....definitely spicy, but a great love story, too." -RT Book Reviews