He's a legendary gunslinger working for the powerful business baron she intends to bring down. When he takes her captive, desire makes a prisoner of them both.
Leaning his hard body against hers to pin her to the rock again, Jake asked roughly, "You could try by remembering that it's against the law to rob trains."
"You work for Durant--what do you care about the law?"
"I might go easy on you if you'll talk. Where's the rest of your gang?"
The mutinous stare she gave him was indicative of the answers he would receive, and Lassiter shrugged. "Fine. Stay quiet. I'm getting paid to stop 'Colorado Kate,' and I guess that's who I'm taking back with me."
"You're taking me to Durant?" she asked softly. He nodded. So this was really the end. She had no illusions as to Durant's intentions. He'd kill her just as ruthlessly as he'd killed her parents.
"Care to tell me where I can find the Lost Canyon Gang?" Jake asked
When she refused to answer, he curled his fingers around her wrists and straightened, pulling her up with him. Caitlin stared at him warily, seeing in his dark, reflective gaze something she didn't recognize. The sun beat down in a blaze of heat; a hot, dry wind blew, lifting her hair to drift around her face, yet she felt a sudden shiver.
To her sudden, intense surprise, Lassiter lowered his head and kissed her.
Virginia Brown is the award-winning author of nearly fifty novels in historical romance, mystery and general fiction.