My Capricious Cowgirl
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Out of destruction comes hope; out of silence comes profound love.
Matthew Stone is a rancher who finds his greatest pleasure in working in the great outdoors, doing his part in building the Rose Ranch in the Oregon territory. He has watched his friends wed, and accepts their teasing about his confirmed bachelorhood. All that changes the day he is out repairing fences and looks up to see a horse jumping the railing, aware of how dangerous that is, as the last fence drops away. His warning does nothing to stop the rider, and a scream has him racing down the cliff, expecting to find the worst. What he finds instead is a small boy, clinging to a boulder while the river attempts to pull him away.
Sally Jefferson has just arrived in a strange place, and her young son Davy is the only person she knows there. Devastation and heartache have followed them as they braved the Oregon Trail, and she fears that, after surviving over two-thousand miles, she won't survive another moment when Davy's life is threatened.
The moment Matthew and Sally meet is like an echo of the storm that drove her from her home, as lightning seems to strike between them.
Matthew never expected to fall in love. Now he finds himself head over heels not only for Sally, but for a boy who doesn't speak and yet has stolen his heart.
Will Matthew be able to convince Sally that life can begin again? Will the fact that his very touch ignites her soul be enough to allow her to accept not only his love, but his discipline?
My Capricious Cowgirl is the fourth book in the Willamette Wives series about a group of pioneers who are building their dreams together and sharing in both the burdens and the joys. They are far more than friends… they are a family. Though this is the fourth book, it can be read as a standalone.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, including spanking and anal play. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
A little too chauvinistic for my taste
While the storyline was substantial and the characters were believable and well developed I couldn't get past the double standards of the male characters. The women were treated as wayward children except of course when it came to sex. They were punished or scolded for things like sighing, eye rolling or even trying to save their child from drowning. While the male characters cursed and putting themselves in danger with little if no apologies for their bad/dangerous behavior. While the women were even required to ask permission to leave their husbands sides at a store. I do realize the story is set in the 1800's but this was utterly ridiculous double standards even for that time. While I'm sure it had a HEA I just couldn't finish the story do to its overly chauvinistic plot.
**A request to the authors of DD romance. Please stop having your male leads discipline the female leads without having the right to. Such as in this situation where a man just takes it upon himself to oversee the discipline of an unmarried woman whether single or widowed that he's not related to or even more than an acquaintance. It's not sexy; it's sexist! Implying that unattached females are unable to take care of themselves and need to be treated as children.