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Initial post: Jan 17, 2012 7:45:53 AM PST
JennyG. says:
Jenks is looking for the following book:

Lead Male: Maybe named Deke, Half Breed gunslinger hired by affluent
ranchers to put a stop to rustling.

Lead lady: Red Hair, late teens 17-19 yrs of age, Only Child to a affluent
and rich land baron in the mid west.


The father was one of the 3 or 5 largest ranches in the town and was the
head chairman of some kind of local Cattle Association. Her father was
affluent, arrogant, prejudiced, very egotistical and niggardly. He only
hired the male lead because he was known as the best hired
gunslinger/investigator/tracker of cattle rustling in the Western and
Southern states, and had a highest reputation as the best money could hire to put a stop to the cattle rustling he had been plagued with for over a yr.

The lead guy also had a fast hand and deadly aim with his guns. The father liked that he could hire him, put a stop to rustling and if things got bad the guy could kill the rustlers if need be. Though the father didn't like him after he saw, because he was a half breed, and had a lot of the physical traits of the Indian in him; black hair, though he kept his hair short, darker skin, black/deep brown eyes.

The father hired him undercover as a cowhand, or horse breaker to be better able to see if it was the one of the many hired hands the father had on the ranch. The lead girl was attracted to Deke from the start. She tried her damnedest to get his attention, but the guy knew he stood on thin ice as it is with the father and kept to himself and rebuffed her at every turn. Thinking she only wanted to be with him as a fluke, or to brag to her rich snobby friends she was with a Indian,and a way to just get her fathers attention.

That is until they had gone on the cattle drive, the girl had talked her
father into going on..she worked in the chuck wagon and on the condition she was to take her very large, protective and devoted dog with her, I think it was a Elk Hound. The male lead kept away from her even on the cattle drive most of the way, till after she finally got the pic he wasn't going to jeopardize his life and job on a fling with her. She went to bathe the dog and herself in some pond and he came upon her swimming/bathing, what have you.

I may have this twisted with another story, but I do know he put her off for a period of time before he did give in to the temptation. I know she tried several things to to get his attention.

There by the pond he admitted he has been attracted to her all along
and one thing led to another and he ended up taking her virginity by this pond. Afterwards he had doubts of his attraction to her, mostly he wanted her to have the best and and knew being with her would make her lose her friends, family and any hope of a happy secure life. Living with him would be hard, she wouldn't have the lifestyle she had grown up in. She though is now fully in love with him, she doesn't care about most of her snobby friends and is willing to give up her whole lifestyle just to be with him. The father held a annual horse racing/rodeo/Bar-B-Que/dance for the towns affluent ranchers and their hired hands after every cattle drive. I think it was held over several days as a festival of sorts, and the last day is always the dance/ fine dinner, sorta like a Cowboy Prom for all the wives and daughters to dress up in their finest and have a good time. After the festivities the lead guy was to leave, cause he had figured out the foreman who the father thought was to be husband material for the girl; was culling out the best head of cattle, poisoning the waterholes and other nefarious things to cover up the fact he has been rustling cattle over the yrs.
Mainly so the foreman could set up a big bank roll of his own, and buy out and surpass the girls father once he married the girl. During the dance the father was paying the lead guy and I think he paid him only 3/4 of the promised payment and told him to hit the road, cause he figured out his daughter had the hots for him. The lead guy went to the daughter to say good bye and of course they ended up doing the deed once again, though this time he ended up giving her a nice going away present. The lead guy owned a small ranch with either his older brother or younger brother {who happened to be more white, than Indian in looks} down in either the very Southern part of Texas, Arizona or in New Mexico, somewhere where Half-breeds were not treated badly. The lead girl knew about his ranch, and ended up telling her snobby father off after her baby was born I think it was a boy and going there and the book ended when the lead guy came back to the ranch after many months and found his mini family waiting for him living with his brother.

If anyone knows the title or Author to this book please let
me is one of my very favorites, that was lost after a flood. I
lost the list of all the ruined books and can't remember any titles or
Authors to many of the books that I loved. Thank You for any help."

Original post:

I hope someone can recognize it. I wat to read this.

Thank you very much in advance.


Posted on Jan 18, 2012 9:43:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 18, 2012 9:44:12 AM PST
JennyG. says:
SOLVED by Dallase on original post!

The book is

Kindle - A Fire in the Blood,

Paperback - A Fire in the Blood (Leisure historical romance)


When half-breed Jess Robbins rode into Cheyenne to chase down a gang of cattle thieves, he was sure of three things: the townsfolk would openly scorn him; the women would secretly want him; and the rustlers would definitely fear him. What he didn't count on was a flame-haired spitfire named Lissa Jacobson, who had her own manhunt in mind.

Dark, dangerous, and deadly with his Colt revolver, Jess was absolutely forbidden to the spoiled, pampered daughter of Cheyenne's richest rancher. But from the moment Lissa stumbled upon him in his bath, she decided she had to have the virile gunman. Pitting her innocence against his vast experience, Lissa knew she was playing with fire...but she never guessed that the raging inferno of desire would consume them both.
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