Is this widower cowboy prepared for the feelings stirred up by this much-younger feisty maid running from the law?
When 40-year-old cowboy Dusty returns to his ranch in small-town Clear Creek County, he is shocked to find 19-year-old, beautiful black servant Lovely Jo hiding in his stables. She explains how she ran off after finding the master of her household, dead. She swears she’s innocent, but needing money to save his ranch, Dusty tries to take her to the Sheriff to claim the bounty for her return.
Desperate with her life on the line, Lovely Jo promises Dusty the one thing she has in her possession if he’d help her escape town: her virtue.
Tropes: grumpy cowboy, woman in jeopardy, widowed hero, interracial, small-town, age-gap, untouched/pure heroine, protective hero