Hawk and Zeke Maxwell herd their newly bought prize mares
through Arizona as they try to evade rustlers and people.
Most folks take one look at the half-breed Indian and a
black man and assume they stole the horses. Acknowledging
the prejudices, Hawk and Zeke roam the West and only stay
with their adopted family for short lengths of time. Hawk
and Zeke were the only two non-white children that Isabelle
and Jake adopted. With all the love they bestowed on the
boys, Hawk and Zeke still feel like outsiders among the
nine others adopted. Riding to their ranch, they're not
looking for problems when they come upon a broken wagon
inhabited with big trouble.
Run out of town by the fine ladies who didn't want dancing
girls from the saloon to corrupt their husbands, Josie and
Suzette find themselves stranded with a broken wagon wheel
in the middle of nowhere. Josie, a beautiful black woman,
has no patience with men and can emasculate them with her
cutting remarks. She escaped her abusive father at 16 and
wishes only to open a boarding house with her savings. Her
dearest friend, Suzette's, background isn't very different
from her own. Suzette needs to save her money and return to
Quebec to fulfill an obligation to her sister.
Four outsiders with pasts that bedevil them are certainly
not looking to fall in love. Forced to team together to
protect themselves from rustlers and unscrupulous men, love
finds them. Each has to decide if they have the courage to
open their hearts to love.
Fans of the Greenwood's Cowboy series will be delighted
with this latest installment. He delivers an action-packed
story filled with tender moments between emotionally
scarred people who surrender to the healing power of love.
Hawk and Zeke had been inseparable ever since boyhood - two
loners, outsiders, as free as the wild horses they chased
across the Arizona desert. So when they joined up with two
misplaced dancehall girls on the trail, they reacted about
the same way as unbroken mustangs to the saddle. Kicking
and bucking at every step of the way, the bachelors were
gentled by soft touches and warm caresses until each found
himself riding the range with a brand-new partner.