This book contains two novels: The Traveling Kind & Dakota Dreamer
The Traveling Kind:
Charely Collins needs a hired hand to help around her Idaho ranch since her brother was in an accident and broke his leg. Sexy and handsome drifter Shad Russell is just the man to get the job done. Shad's experienced on the ranch and with the ladies. Soon their both fighting temptation knowing that after the season, Shad's going back on the road, back to the life as a drifter. Charley is crushed when Shad leaves and decides -hell with him- to start dating her besotted neighbor Chuck. Engagement comes soon, after all, Chuck is everthing a girl wants, right? Will Shad ever come to his senses?
Edie Gibbs just received the shock of her life. Still mourning her boring/staid husbands death, she expects to find herself in even deeper dept after the funeral. She's in for a surprise when its discovered that Edie is now a wealthy woman. Apparently, her dearly-departed has been keeping her in the dark. Now with all this money she and her stepson and daughter decide to buy a Dakota ranch -their long forgotten dream. Eight months later, everthing is set and they move into a delapitated ranch in hopes of bringing it back to its former glory. Only one problem, Will Maddock owner of the neighboring Diamond D ranch has other ideas. He wants the ranch and will do anything to get it. As far as he's concerned, greenies don't belong here. Its the war of the wills, Edie vs. Maddock, but something strange happens along the way -they fall in love.
I enjoyed both of these, pretty good light reads. The writng is not bad, flows well, but they lack love scenes which could have helped. There's no roller coaster of emotions or heavy ~sigh~ here. I would recommend that you get this one from the library. Not a shelf keeper. If you want some steamy contemporary romances, try the *bad boys* anthologies.