In the Wicked West
by Emma Wildes
When Lady Arianne Brooke flees England to avoid an arranged marriage, she sails to Boston and finds refuge. Persuading her brother’s friend and business partner to take her to the wilds of the American West doesn’t prove to be an easy task. But, maybe he isn’t as cold and heartless as he seems after all, since he finally grudgingly agrees. She has no idea what awaits her, but she’s convinced that escaping her fate in the civilized confines of the aristocracy, and careful propriety of London, make the gamble worthwhile.
The very last thing Ross Braden wants is to be saddled with a pampered English lady, as he travels over dangerous territory. She’s sheltered, can’t do a single thing, and is far too temptingly beautiful. That is a liability he doesn’t need. Getting himself back to the ranch cross country is hard enough, much less toting her along. Falling in love with her is just out of the question.
A determined young woman and a reckless cowboy find attraction can overcome many obstacles, including a devastating secret that might just tear them apart…