This is a sweet western romance. It has kisses, but no sex at all.
I really liked both Lance and Ellie, and thought they were perfect for each other. They had both been thru terrible things, and were misunderstood and isolated. They both dealt with prejudice -- Lance because of his Indian mother, and Ellie because of her disability. I liked how they were able to find a home in each other.
I did think that Ellie learning to communicate difficult thoughts and feelings with Indian sign language in only a couple of days was ridiculous. I believe she could have learned, but not that quickly. It is fascinating, though, that Native Americans developed such a complex means of communication.
I did want to knock some sense into Ellie's father and aunt a few times, but they finally got better.