The Hell's Eight, the only survivors of the
massacre of their town by the Mexican army; have
wreaked revenge on those who had destroyed their families.
Having vowed to stick together, they do so through thick
and thin and have built a haven for themselves in east Texas.
Lately, Caden Miller is thinking way to many of them are
settling down and since he certainly doesn't plan to ever do
that he is starting to get restless. Even Tia, who
saved him and the others when they were young and got them
more or less on the straight and narrow, has gotten
hitched. Time for him to move on, even though it means
leaving behind the only family he knows, and it means
leaving Maddie behind before he is tempted.
Maddie O'Hare had been born and raised in a brothel and
rescued by Tracker, one of the Eight, and brought to live
with them. Despite where she was born and the life forced
on her she has a sweetness and sunniness that makes you
smile but on the other hand because of her beginnings her
perception of herself, men and the world seem jaded yet
sometimes childish. When Caden leaves to work on the gold
mine claim she decides that he is what she wants and she
follows him, but instead of getting to him, she is
kidnapped and Caden has to rescue her. To do so he has to
do something he said he wouldn't do. He marries her. Thus
begin the trials and tribulations between a former
gunslinger/Texas Ranger/miner and a former working girl
turned baker. Is it possible for them to make a life
together or is the past too much for either of them to
CADEN'S VOW is a remarkable story in a western setting with
a good dose of honest emotions, family not of blood but of
bond and a lot of steamy love scenes. I really enjoyed this
book, though there were times I found Caden just a tad
irritating when he would fall into name calling whenever he
lost his temper. He always apologized, but it seemed to
happen too many times for my comfort. All in all, Ms.
McCarty certainly does know how to write a compelling story
that makes you want to read it all in one setting and then
turn around and read it again.
His past has haunted him for a lifetime...but 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 own-alone, 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
easily...until she's captured by his new neighbors.
When Caden discovers that Maddie is being held against her
will on a nearby ranch, he demands they release his fiancee.
Caden is as surprised by his own lie as Maddie is, but the
fiery promise in her grateful kiss is far more unexpected.
With old enemies catching up with him, Caden and Maddie will
face a danger that tests their passion-and will either bind
them together forever or break them apart for good.