In 1880 Wyoming, Miss Eden Devlin takes inspiration from the Greek comedy Lysistrata to convince the members of the Sweetwater Ladies Social Club to withhold their bedroom favors from their husbands until all the men agree to end the violence between the ranchers and nesters. As a spinster schoolteacher, however, Miss Devlin doesn’t truly understand what it is she’s asking the married ladies to sacrifice – at least not until she finds herself in the arms of the dark, mysterious gunfighter Burke Kerrigan. Hired by the ranchers to seduce Miss Devlin so they can get their wives back, Kerrigan quickly finds the tables turned as he melts in the arms of the most irritating, innocent, and educated woman he’s ever tried to bed.
Toss in a dash of Romeo and Juliet romance between a rancher’s son and a nester’s daughter along with devilishly clever cattle rustlers, and you have a very entertaining, light romance to enjoy. The author has spun a tightly woven story with just the right balance of humor and suspense. I highly recommend this novel.