Hawk Red Cloud lives by his own set of rules: Don’t let them share the saddle, don’t bring them home, and never spend the night. So far, he’s managed to avoid commitment like the plague.
Tildy Fletcher’s parents set rules for her. She would never think of breaking them; she knows all too well what would happen if she did.
Hawk and Tildy are from two different worlds, but there’s no denying the attraction between them. The rules are designed to keep them apart. Will they be willing to break them for a chance at true love?
Tildy grew up over privileged money wise. She was a great heroine because not only was she faced with some of the lowest forms of life to deal with but she did it with such innocence and grace. She was sheltered but also controlled by her parents, abused by them and manipulated by most everyone else. She was their cash cow in a way but an inconvenience in another.
Hawk, a former Army Ranger and Sioux Indian, raised a little hell in his younger days but became a good man. I only mentioned his race because they mentioned it several times in the story. He was a huge man whore. He wasn’t a dick about it. He was honest and upfront and the women knew the score before they had sex with him. He knows he’s a hot mess and freely admits it. His dad walked out on his family and Hawk doesn’t trust himself not to do the same thing.
I had two problems with this book. First, Hawk, who loves his family and helps provide for them, thinks he would be a crappy spouse and father. Secondly, Hawk, after he knows that he loves Tildy, has sex with another woman. They were not a couple yet but still. Other than those things, I loved the book and am on to the next one.