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Publisher Description

Their love story sparked a brushfire that grew into the legacy of Lorelei James's Rough Riders series. This standalone historical romance is a prequel to the McKay family saga.

The West doesn’t get much wilder than Silas McKay. He’s earned his cowboy reputation not just as a rancher, but as a brawling card sharp who’s short on cash but long on charm. And just as soon as he claps eyes on the pretty new schoolteacher? Well, Dinah Thompson is about to discover what courtin’s like McKay-style—sweet, hot and passionate.

Luckily, Dinah’s got the sass and sense to stand up to Silas’s shenanigans. She relocated to rural Wyoming to teach and become a self-reliant woman, not to spend her nights dreaming about that blue-eyed rogue and his ranchwork honed-body. But Silas McKay’s powerful appeal and tempting promises convince Dinah to recklessly go all in with him.

When Silas’s long-standing rivalry with Zeke West puts Dinah, Silas and his twin brother Jonas in danger, each one is forced to make difficult decisions about taking a chance to build their legacy . . . and a love that transcends time.

June 9
Ridgeview Publishing

Customer Reviews

Jmoms ,

The beginning of the McKay family!!

Yes!!!!!! We finally know the reason behind the feud between the McKays and the West’s!
Twin brothers Silas and Jonas McKays spend their days ranching and Jonas is also a deputy. Silas likes to play cards to win money to buy all that McKay land we’ve read about in all the books.
Zeke West hates the McKay boys fiercely and really likes to fight. He loses his money to Silas and uses his fist to get even.
Dinah Thompson is a teacher and nurse that takes care of all those cuts Silas receives and agrees to date him.
We know from the family tree she doesn’t marry Silas. So..... why? And what’s the big feud?
Gotta read it!!!!!!

Middle Georgia Peach ,

My heart is all a flutter!

Uggg! I don’t even know where to start!!! LJ has once again brought her A game. McKay brothers, historical romance & smoking hot love scenes abound in the new Rough Riders origin series. This is a MUST READ especially if you enjoy historic romance!

lmg3545 ,

Historical Romance BT L.J.-a must read!

It’s been awhile but reading a book about the McKays is like getting back on a bike. L.J. paints her characters so vividly it’s like you know them personally. I love the characters’ witty banter.

This is a prequel to the Rough Riders series set the 1800s. FINALLY-we come to know the McKay/West feud and what started it all!

Everything you love about LJ’s books: great plot, passion, outstanding characters, and hot ranchers! 😊

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