Wyoming Territory, 1880Though poor and uneducated, Jewel Hastings never imagined she’d become a criminal – until her twin brother Joey gets himself shot robbing a stage. Seeing no other alternative, Jewel abducts a doctor to save his life. Despite her fear, the uncooperative Wyoming weather, a cantankerous mule and a pair of broken spectacles, she manages to pull off the kidnapping.Being manacled, blindfolded and dragged to an isolated homestead in the foothills of the Laramie Mountains isn’t exactly the way Sheriff Kane McClure planned to spend his evening, but he isn’t about to disappoint a couple of criminals who went to this much trouble to get themselves caught. Though he isn’t sure how he’s been mistaken for the town doctor, he’ll play the role for just long enough to ensure both miscreants end up in jail where they belong. When he discovers his captor is a young woman, he decides to employ a distraction as old as time to trick her into lowering her guard… seduction.Naive to the games played between men and women, Jewel is no match for the handsome stranger’s calculated charms. His scorching kisses and forbidden touch have her head spinning and her britches damp. All too quickly, captive becomes captor and Jewel finds herself in the Pike Springs jail, held as bait to catch her outlaw brother.Despite being on opposite sides of the law, the attraction between them burns red-hot, until it can no longer be denied, but can their desire overcome Kane’s dedication to his duty and Jewel’s loyalty to her twin?WARNING: This romance novel contains explicit sex scenes, some of which may include language and acts that may offend gentle readers.This story is a full-length novel, approximately 97,000 words.