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Terms of Love
     

Terms of Love

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by Shirl Henke
 

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL HEIRESS

Cass Clayton could handle a whip better than any muleskinner, out cuss any Denver saloon girl and run her freighting empire without help from any man, thank you very much. The only thing she could not do alone was produce a child to inherit that empire.

A CALCULATING CAPTIVE

Cass snatched Steve Loring from a hangman

Overview

AN UNCONVENTIONAL HEIRESS

Cass Clayton could handle a whip better than any muleskinner, out cuss any Denver saloon girl and run her freighting empire without help from any man, thank you very much. The only thing she could not do alone was produce a child to inherit that empire.

A CALCULATING CAPTIVE

Cass snatched Steve Loring from a hangman’s noose to provide that heir. He was the answer to her dilemma, a docile stud to perform on command or be sent back to the gallows. She never figured he would dare to dictate the terms for his “services.”

THE TERMS OF LOVE

Steve made it clear that cash could never buy him. He demanded Cass’s heart. And when he came to her in the night, she was soon willing to give him that and more…her very soul!

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times Magazine - Kathe Robin
"One of the hottest love scenes to come along ever...As powerful as any Henke novel, the sensual, titillating TERMS OF LOVE displays her ability to tell a riveting love story brimming over with intense emotions and action."
USA Bestselling author - Katherine Sutcliffe
"TERMS OF LOVE is a sexy, sensual romp that will keep you enthralled from first page to last. Without a doubt, Shirl Henke at her best."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015043631
Publisher:
Shirl Henke
Publication date:
08/29/2012
Series:
Colorado Couplet , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
625,419
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.

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Terms of Love 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the Colorado Couplet, Ms. Henke has two problem heroines. (See my review of Terms of Surrender.) In Terms of Love, Cass Clayton is a young woman (and I emphasize "young") who has built her father's freight business into an empire, in spite of the viciousness of the old invalid, a man who had abused his wife because of her inability to give him a male heir. The old man has shaped her view of men and husband/wife relationships. A woman might have male friends, but only a fool would trust her life to one. Not able to control her in life, the old buzzard tries from the grave. According to the terms of his will Cass must saddle herself with a husband or lose all that she has struggled to build. She literally buys Steve away from the hangman, supposing that a wanted murderer (he really isn't) will have to do her bidding or hang. Then comes the battle of the wills. A very handsome, very clever Steve resents how he was forced into marriage with the beautiful girl. Yet he can't but help to admire her strength and courage, even if he considers her an "unnatural" woman. Cass, who swaggers, cusses, and snaps her whip, is actually terrified of Steve, although she finds herself increasingly drawn to him. She's like Charlie Brown who was in love with the little redheaded girl but couldn't think of anything to say to her. So he hit her! That's Cass. She's around 24 but she is still an emotionally stunted kid. The attempt of Steve and Cass to work out their stormy relationship is made even more complicated because somebody or bodies is trying to kill him or her or both. This is not a "sweet" romance. It is a tale of two complex and flawed characters. Like the old west itself, things get rough and tumble, but never boring. Oh yes, and the Colorado background of the 1870s is right on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This looked like a good read. Unfortunately I am unable to read it. The sentences are cut off and no matter how I change my settings they remain cut off as if the text was not formatted with wrap. So instead of the words continuing onto the next line they remain unseen. Hard to read a book when you dont have all of the words. Please fix and I will gladly read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago