Dawn Harvey narrates this sexy and stylized work of saucy frontier fiction by author Deborah Camp. Western-themed erotica fans will be thrilled by Camp’s lusty writing in A Tough Man’s Woman. Camp relates the frontier with evocative descriptions of flora and fauna. As in her other works her characters are earthy and alluring. Nubile Cassie Dalton is a widow with an infant son whom she believes is her husband’s heir. Sudden arrival Drew is her late husband’s illegitimate son. Drew feels that he is his father’s rightful inheritor. As uneasy housemates Cassie and Drew argue over the estate while also craving each other’s touch. The possible loss of the family ranch finally allies the two, and creates the intimacy that facilitates their erotic passion.
Cassie Dalton is young, beautiful, and already a widow on the dangerous frontier. She always keeps her rifle on hand in case of trouble - which is exactly what the rugged stranger who suddenly appears on her property looks like. She’s about to order him off her property when the handsome devil introduces himself.
He’s Drew Dalton, wayward bastard son of Cassie’s dead husband, and he’s come to claim his inheritance. He can’t believe his father married this feisty young beauty, or that she has an infant son who she claims is the true heir to the ranch. Even as she frustrates him, everything she does fires the restless cowboy with lusty visions of blazing kisses and hot embraces - and Cassie is in no way immune to these fantasies. When the threat of losing the ranch appears on the horizon, they are thrust into an alliance of trust, and a passionate surrender too powerful to deny.
©1997 Deborah Camp (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Yes. This was a great story that wasn't too hokey, which a lot of westerns tend to be. I really liked the characters. I also appreciated that the sex scenes were mild enough and infrequent enough that they didn't take over the book.
I liked them all, but maybe the Mexican house maid Olita (guessing on spelling). She starts out being very timid and pretty much just hovers in the background of the story, but ends up being surprisingly wise.
She did a great job performing different voices and portraying the energy of the scenes. The only negative, which made me continually chuckle, was her horribly bad Mexican accent for Olita. She sounded like a female Cheech and Chong character LOL. But, otherwise she was so good, I could forgive her for that.
Yes, which surprised me. I like historical American fiction after the Revolutionary War, and especially pioneer stories and ranch stories, especially that involve strong women trying to improve their lives. Unfortunately, so many westerns are just so hokey like bad Spaghetti Western movies done in Italy.
But, this was a good story and I was really enjoying the struggles and romance that was growing against their wills - not a typical boy meets girl romance. And even though it was pretty clear from early on who the bad guy was, the side stories and relationships happening until the climax when they catch the bad guy, made me want to listen anyway.
I also appreciated that the sex scenes weren't too long or too detailed, which can get in the way of a good story.
If you like a good western and don't mind a couple detailed, but short sex scenes, I think you'll enjoy this.
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