A half-breed wanted for murder among his own native Shoshoni, Rider is bitter from the injustice that has sealed his fate. Now, his only goal is survival. But when he sees lovely, vulnerable Emma Trent, a woman heartlessly denied passage on a wagon train bound for the Oregon trail, he offers to lead the trainbut only if she is permitted to come along. And though he plans oA half-breed wanted for murder among his own native Shoshoni, Rider is bitter from the injustice that has sealed his fate. Now, his only goal is survival. But when he sees lovely, vulnerable Emma Trent, a woman heartlessly denied passage on a wagon train bound for the Oregon trail, he offers to lead the trainbut only if she is permitted to come along. And though he plans only to sate his lust with her, Rider soon finds that the spirited beauty has challenged him to love.Emma invested all her life savings in the wagon train, only to be cruelly cast out by a greedy bunch of greenhorns. Then the dark, powerful half-breed came to her rescue, demanding an impossible price: she will share his bed. Desperate to make it to Oregon, she surrenders to his touch, while secretly vowing to seek revenge. Yet as the train moves through the treacherous territory, as hate softens in the sensual embrace of a skilled lover, and tender intimacy replaces false pride, Emma discovers a love she cannot deny....
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Warrior's Heart Reviews
Emma Trent desperately wants to join the wagon train heading for Oregon to start a new life. She put all of her money into a wagon and supplies so she needs to go. The other members of the wagon train don't want to let her go because she has a big black mark against her - she has a half-breed child as a result of rape from a Cheyenne Indian.Rider is a half-breed with a Shoshoni mother and white father. He is a gunslinger wanted for murder by both the whites and his Shoshoni tribe. On the run from bounty hunters, he rides through town as Emma and the wagon train are getting read to head out. When the wagon train leader dies unexpectedly, Rider decides to lead them himself to hide from the bounty hunters and pursue Emma, who he wants as soon as he sees her. Rider makes the wagon train take Emma with them but he does this with the intention of sleeping with her rather than helping her out.Out on the trail, the misfits who make up the wagon train are nothing but trouble. Most of the families were rejected from other trains because they are running from the law or not prepared for the hardships on the trip. Emma Trent is constantly surprising Rider with her courage and determination. When he sees her half-breed child, he sees this as confirmation that she will easily fall in bed with him since she obviously had lain with another Indian. Rider has a few surprises in store when Emma rejects him as she is terrified of men after being raped. The more time Rider spends with Emma, the more he becomes a decent person. The hard, cold gunslinger finds himself caring about Emma and her son Josh. Emma and Rider start to care more for each other as they battle each other, the weather, the other people in the wagon train and watch out for Indians. Emma starts to think Rider might be a decent man and they give into the passion between them to share some hot nights along the trail. But when the train reaches Oregon will he ride on or will he stay with her?This book is a very good adventure historical romance that takes the reader along with travelers on the Oregon trail. Emma is a heroine to root for, she survives hard times and rape but still remains a caring and giving person. She wants to go to Oregon to have a better life for her son with less prejudice against his Indian blood. Rider starts out as the type of bad boy that you can see his potential to be a better person but life has hardened him into a selfish, cynical man. It takes the love and caring of the couragous Emma to make him into a better man. I enjoyed the passion Rider and Emma had for each other, it was nice seeing two lonely souls find someone to love.
Excellent historical detail and decent writing. Why didn't I enjoy it more? Lots of repetition in the plot. The hero is constantly saving the heroine from being raped and turning down other females who are smitten with him. Too much focus on lust from the part of the hero. And I could never believe it when he keeps saying how women have always thrown themselves at him. He is a half breed gunman. The only women I can imagine pursuing him are saloon girls and that's their job.Characters lacking depth. The heroine is strong, good, true, sincere. All the other women are selfish, callous, and horrible.A bit too easy transition by the heroine from "I hate you" to "I love you."
Entertaining, fast, easy read. Didn't put it down until it was done! Historical romance about a young widow selling all she owned in order to purchase a wagon and oxen. Only later to find that no trail ride bosses will allow her (and her half-breed toddler son) to travel within their wagon trains (re The Oregon Trail 1862). The trail bosses see her as trouble waiting to happen "without a man" to help endure the 4-6 month journey. Needless to say, she ends up on the last trail ride of the season with other problem travelers. She is the outcast; the other women call her "slut with the breed kid" and their husbands/single men lust after her because "what decent woman would let an Indian in her bed?". The only way to keep herself and son safe ... is to become one of the traveler's property.
Lots of little things bugged me about this one, but Foxfire said it best:Too much focus on lust from the part of the hero. And I could never believe it when he keeps saying how women have always thrown themselves at him. He is a half breed gunman. The only women I can imagine pursuing him are saloon girls and that's their job. As with a lot of Native American romances, some parts don't seem very realistic. The second half of the book improved, and I enjoyed it. The happy ending came quickly and then no epilogue. 3/5 stars.
If Lifetime did westerns, this book would be the poster movie. I forced myself to read half the book and then realized I didn't even really care how it ended. DNF
was a great book. should of told of them making it back to his people and them getting married and what she had. it left you hanging......