Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old - head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw 12-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For 13 years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her 16th birthday he walked away from her father's ranch, and from her. He didn't look back over his shoulder. Not even once. And from that day forward, Catherine Evans swore off all men. Her heart turned to stone, her will to iron, and her vow to God changed. She'd run her father's ranch. She'd succeed. She'd survive. And she would never, ever love another man as long as she lived.
Duncan McKenzie left the ranch 10 years ago, desperate to escape temptation in the form of a budding young lady too innocent to claim for his own. But Catherine's frightened father summons him home. The ranch is under attack and the old man's stubborn daughter refuses to seek help. Duncan left a sweet young girl behind a decade ago. He returns to a defiant siren, a woman whose heart is as wild as the land she would sacrifice her life to protect. When Catherine's father coerces her into marrying Duncan, the fire in her eyes spells trouble, but it's the kind of trouble Duncan has no desire to resist. Marriage is the only way he can protect her. Especially when Duncan's own past comes calling in the form of one extremely dangerous and vengeful outlaw, Catherine's cowardly enemies want the ranch badly enough to kill for it, and his reluctant bride is very much in their way.
©2011 and beyond Cynthia Woolf (P)2014 Cynthia Woolf
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Sarah B on 05-06-18

Longest. Book. Ever

If the narrator wasn’t as good as she was, I don’t know if I would have made it through true book.

This book is a great lesson of the importance of exposition. Because I had no idea what was going on at the beginning of the story, and I didn’t get any of who these characters were, I never really cared about them. Even a small scene of What’s His Name riding into town to the shock of Cat at the beginning would have done more to set up the tension . Even all through the many, many, MANY details and events, I still didn’t feel like I sympathized with the characters, particularly Cat. She is seriously unlikeable. I know it’s supposed to be a retelling of Taming if the Shrew, but c’mon. She wasn’t a shrew. She was downright bitchy for no good reason. And who was the villain? Morgan or Walker? I was about halfway through before I realized they were two different people.

This story was too long. And I’ve read Gone With the Wind. Just when you’re ready for the story to end, some skanky ex pops up and needs rescuing. What?! Just end already! The sex scenes weren’t bad, and the writing overall wasn’t bad, except for some seriously ridiculous lines (“a kiss meant to hurt” WTF?!) and I think, with some editing, it would be a decent story. Would I read something else by this author? Maybe.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By ReadingWench on 11-27-17

if you like historical western romance, read this!

this book was well written and performed fairly well. The characters were great and I look forward to hearing about them in more books to come. She wrapped up a story but left it open for more which is always great

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc