Old flames burn the hottest in USA Today bestselling Ann Major’s passionate, Wilderness Child (Book 4, Texas: Children of Destiny).
She betrayed him once … now it’s his turn to pay her back in kind.
Sizzling desire and old betrayals meet in a conflagration in the Australian wilderness when a transplanted Texas cattleman’s old love walks into a trap he’s set just for her.
Tad Jackson is a rugged Texan with a raw sensuality as untamed as the Australian wilderness he now rules. But his outback kingdom is under assault from an unseen enemy, and his wife and beloved daughter are missing, feared dead. He’s lost what’s most important, now he’s about to lose the rest.
And it all began with his betrayal by the one woman he wanted above all others.
Years ago, Tad fell desperately in love with beautiful Jessica, but on his honeymoon he discovered that she'd set him up - he'd married her identical twin sister! Now Tad is widowed, and when he learns Jess has his niece, he has Jess right where he wants her—in his power.
Dr. Jessica Bancroft gave Tad up for her twin sister, believing it a noble self-sacrifice. Now she wants to raise her niece and keep her safe from the war zone that is Tad’s cattle station, but Tad refuses to give up his beloved child. To stay involved in her life, Jess must return home to the outback with them.
She’ll do anything for her niece, and maybe for Tad – but can she trust him? Long-ago passion still smolders between them, and when it finally flares out of control, will either of them survive the flames?
Praise for Ann Major:
“No one provides hotter emotional fireworks than the fiery Ann Major.” Romantic Times
“Ann Major’s name on the cover instantly identifies the book as a good read.” –New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown
“Want it all? Read Ann Major.” –New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts
WILDERNESS CHILD (book 4)
What a terrific story! The dialogue is fast-paced and snappy, the storyline is exciting, the characterization is great and the love scenes singe the pages.
— KW Rendezvous
About the Author
is the USA Today bestselling author of 68 romantic contemporary novels. She has a master’s degree from Texas A&M at Kingsville, Texas and is a former English teacher. She is a founding board member of the Romance Writers of America and is a frequent speaker at writers’ groups.
She lives in Texas with her husband of many years. She has three grown children and several grandchildren. Besides her writing, Ann loves to hike in the mountains, sail, kayak, travel, and play the piano. Most of all she enjoys her friends and family… and last but not least, her cat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Old hurts, lead to fresh revenge ... Wilderness Child reads like a maze, at times hard to follow but definitely leaves an impression. Each time, I thought I had it figured out Ms. Major threw in a curveball that left me in doubt. Tad and Jess' history reads like a prime time soap. Betrayal, secrets, twin sisters and a passion that's hard to resist. At the center of this firestorm is some long withheld truths that keeps readers on the edge until the bitter end.