By Sarah McCarty
(HQN Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373777051, 384pp.)
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Shadow Ochoa is lying low in the western Kansas Territory, waiting for his fellow Texas Rangersthe Hell's Eight brotherhoodto clear his name. That is, until he's unjustly strung up for horse thieving and pretty Fei Yen intervenes. Invoking a seldom-used law, the exotic lady prospector claims Shadow as her husband and rides off with the bridegroom shackled to her buckboard.
Savvy, fearless Fei is single-mindedly devoted to her hidden claim and all it promises: wealth, security and freedom. A husband is just a necessary inconvenience and a name on paper to hold the claim she cannot.
Shadow isn't a man to take orders from anyone, especially from lovely Feiexcept that the daily friction between them ignites into nightly blazes of all-consuming passion. Soon Shadow is dreaming a little himself: of the life they could have if only Fei could see past the lure of independence. If only bounty hunters weren't closing in on him. If only he's left standing when the impending showdown has ended .
"If you like your historicals packed with emotion, excitement and heat, you can never go wrong with a book by Sarah McCarty." -Romance Junkies
"McCarty's new series is an exciting blend of raw masculinity, spunky, feisty heroines and the wild living in the old west with spicy, hot love scenes."--Erotica Romance Writers
Caine's Reckoning: Named the Reader's Choice Best American Historical by All About Romance and Best Historical Romance by Romance Reviewers Today
"Caine's Reckoning is a can't-put-it-down adventure story...Superb writing...exceptional...a hands-down winning tale that is not to be missed."--Romance Reviews Today 10/10
"The jaunty banter between Sam and Isabella is almost as much fun to read as the sexual tension that develops. I am definitely looking forward to future [Hell's Eight] stories."--A Romance Review on Sam's Creed
"What really sets McCarty's stories apart...is the complexity of her characters and conflicts. [Tucker's Claim is] definitely spicy, but it's a great love story too." -RT Book Reviews, 4½ Top Pick!