I enjoyed this western historical romance. Rachel is a tough gal with a heart. Sage is a very angry wanderer who never felt like he belonged. I liked that this book started on a wagon train and eventually led to the little town of Defiance. I would have liked to read more about the hardships of living on a cattle ranch but the territory conflict and the characters' emotional struggles gave a good balance to the story instead. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.