Though one of the most experienced political operatives in Washington, senator's aide Diane Buchanan is a cowgirl at heart. Raised by a showman to rope, ride, and shoot, she returns home when she learns her family's western show is in danger of folding. With her skills as a trick rider, Colonel Buck Buchanan's Wild West Show finds new life. But it isn't until the ""Redman of the Rockies"" arrives that the profits begin to roll in. The captured man was raised by the Shoshoni, doesn't understand English, and refuses the trappings of western civilization. But Diane sees past his rough edges, recognizing the so-called ""Redman"" as a sensitive soul who has been unfairly imprisoned. Hoping to learn the captive's secrets, she sets him free--embarking a passionate adventure that will change both of their lives forever.
Disillusioned and restless in the stifling society of late-1800s Washington, D.C., Diane Buchannan has ditched her prestigious job as a senator's aide to head west and join up with her grandfather's ailing Wild-West show. There she meets Ben Star, forced into captivity and billed as ``the Redman of the Rockies.'' Calling on her earlier training as a stunt rider, Diane becomes one of the show's main attractions. Though she's warned against having contact with Ben, Diane finds herself immediately attracted to him and can't resist the temptation to visit his cage whenever she gets a chance. As the rejuvenated show begins to rake in profits, Diane's disgust at the abuse that is meted out to the captive surmounts her happiness in her grandfather's success, and she plans to set Ben free. Though formulaic and dogged by a running log of rippling muscles and flowing tresses and the obvious fact that Ben and Diane are destined to get together, Ryan's ( The Legend of Love ) historical tale, carefully written and flavored with captivating images of the West near the turn of the century, ultimately delivers satisfaction. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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January 31, 2003
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