As far as her illustrious old California family is concerned, man is good eugh for beautiful Catarina More. She's been obedient through all the years of waiting, but w she wants a little excitement before her inevitable spinsterhood. When a handsome American cowboy rides onto her father's rancho, Catarina sees her chance-as long as she doesn't get caught and dishor her family. Jace Merrill's worked thirteen years to earn a ranch of his own and prove his all-too-respectable father wrong. He only needs to work a little longer on Ser More's ranch for his hard work to pay off-as long as the Ser never learns his real name, or just how hard it is for Jace to resist his alluring daughter. When Catarina and Jace finally give in to temptation, her father catches them, and they're marched to the altar for a shotgun wedding. But ancient vendettas run deep in old California. There's unfinished business between the two families, business neither Jace r Catarina kw anything about until it's too late. Now they're battling against a blood feud, and each other, to save a marriage neither of them wanted.
Genevieve Turner writes historical romance fresh from the Golden State. In a previous life, she was a scientist studying the genetics of behavior, but now she's a stay at home mom studying the intersection of nature and nur-ture in her own kids. (So far, nature is winning!) She lives in beautiful Southern California, where she manag-es her family and homestead in an indolent manner.