What a wonderful addition to Rachel Lee's popular Conard County romance series set in Wyoming. Part of what I enjoyed so much in Ironheart, himself a richly nuanced and complicated character, one of Rachel Lee's Hallmarks, is that this is romantic love story is one of interracial love. I simply do not often see Interracial Relationships and Marriage and mixes race families addressed in Romance Novels, when really it is quite common.
Deputy Sheriff Sara Yates meets Gideon Ironheart when he is just finishing up a bar room brawl, and he finds her incredibly attractive, sexy... and emotionally guarded. Well, he is a little guarded himself. He has come to Conard County on a mission... one which this is probably my only criticism of this marvelous novel, I wish Ms. Lee had kept a mystery for a little bit longer than she did.
This is definitely a modern day romance with our romantic heroine as a Police Deputy complete with gun belt. Sara's past includes a brush with Jeff Cumberland's family which Conard County fans will recognize from The Catch of Conard County (World's Most Eligible Bachelors). With Gideon, she finds ways to trust again and to reveal her soft and feminine side.