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    Juliana Townsend is a governess hired to take care of a spoiled six year old railroad heiress, Cassandra. When Juliana awakens to a strange noise one night, she finds that Cassandra's guardian, her step-father Ward Cabot, is trying to kill the little girl by putting a pillow over her face. In desperation, she hits him in the head with a candlestick and decides to kidnap Cassandra from the stepfather that is trying to kill her. Juliana decides her best choice is to smuggle Cass to her grandfather's ranch in the Wyoming territory, so they hide in a wagon that is making its way west.
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    Rill Banks is a retired cattle drive boss on his way to the Wyoming territory to the new ranch he purchased. On Rill's last drive, a cowboy betrayed him, killing half his drovers and stealing the cattle. After getting the cattle back, and putting the man responsible in jail, Rill still feels guilt for the men depending on him that died. As he and his friend, Cropper, make their way west, they discover Juliana and Cass stowed away in their supply wagon.
   Juliana begs Rill to take her and Cass west, and after many refusals, he finally decides to help them. Rill and Juliana feel a powerful attraction for each other, but both have issues that make them fight their attraction. As they begin their slow trek, Rill finds out that Juliana and Cass are hunted, and fights to keep them out of Ward Cabot's hands. The two begin to fall and love and consummate their relationship.
    When they reach Cass's grandfather, the situation comes to head when Ward Cabot tries to get his hand's on Cass. Juliana and Rill also must fight through their misgivings about commitment, especially when Juliana finds that she will be having a baby of her own.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Effect of sexing    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Prairie    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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