Tame a Wild Heart by Cynthia Woolf

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    A good old fashion historical western that was enjoyable to read.

    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.

    Review by Lady Raven RAVE:

    BRIEF SUMMARY

    Cynthia Woolf
    Cynthia Woolf

    Catherine loves running her father’s ranch in Creede, Colorado. However, they’ve been having problems recently that has resulted in stampedes, cattle dying, kidnapping, and revenge. This has ex- bounty hunter Duncan, returning to Creede, to the family that has raised him. Catherine has loved Duncan since she was a little girl, and even though she has loved him and he has returned, she figures she can manage the ranch just fine without him.

    THOUGHTS

    All the ingredients that includes a spitfire daughter, a loving father, a sexy ex- bounty hunter, great characters, and rowdy neighbors, produces a good old fashion historical western that was enjoyable to read.

    The moment James, Catherine’s father blackmailed his daughter and Duncan to marry each other to protect his land, sets the pace of the story. Both characters were lovable and kept my interest throughout the story. Catherine was a spitfire and could hold her own and Duncan was just your typical sexy country and western guy.

    With the explosion of characters, good and bad that the author gave us, was the added bonus needed for this book. Apart from the main characters of the story, I really enjoyed reading Tom and Beth’s characters.

    I found them to be one of the sweetest couples and I’m glad they found the help they needed from James, Catherine and Duncan. I also enjoyed Cassie’s character; she was Catherine’s good friend and neighbor. I also thought the epilogue was sweet and did all the characters that I love justice.

    If you enjoy westerns with the addition of an historical feel, then this would be the book to read.