After a long cattle drive to Abilene, Trent McCall just wants to unwind. But in his absence, his father’s been making wedding plans…for Trent. The last thing he needs is a spoiled and pampered socialite for a wife. What he needs is a hard drink and a willing woman. An uncomplicated woman who understands a man’s need for release after a hard ride. Good thing he’s got one waiting for him.
Four years back East haven’t changed Catherine Turnberry’s mind. Her heart is set on neighboring rancher, Trent McCall. When an end-of-the-trail party threatens to put him in the arms of another woman, Catherine grabs the bull by the horns. Taking the place of the whore hired to pleasure Trent, she intends to give him a welcome he’ll never forget and show him what Texas passion is all about.
Review: This was a sweet, short western read that really gets the steam blowing! Anita Philmar took a short story and filled with heat and passion, a sweet plot line and characters that will steal your heart.
Catherine Turnberry has loved Trent McCall since she was 14 years old. Determined that he’s the only man for her, she saves herself. Her parents sent her off to Boston for 4 years in hopes of her changing her mind and marrying a good man. Back home on the ranch now, she has the deed to the ranch and a determined mind to marry Trent now that her pa and his have arranged it. Trouble is, he’s been on a long cattle drive and returning home to a party full of booze and girls.
Trent McCall wants a good woman to bed when he’s home from the ride. But, what his father has told him is enough to confuse him. He’s been told he’s going to marry the neighbor’s daughter, Catherine. A woman who he remembers as spindly and not beautiful. What he finds in his hunting cabin is no spindly young girl. It’s someone who wants to show him that one night of Texas passion is all he’ll ever need to know that the arranged marriage would be one worth both their benefits.
Wonderful writing, quick reading and filled with historical detail, this short story will take your breath away! Ms. Philmar has a wonderful talent and I am very anxious to go back and read more of her work! I definitely recommend this quick read to anyone who is looking for a passionate, spark flying historical romance story!