Spirit Pass, Book 1
Jonathan will do whatever it takes to bring Indiana home, even if it means following her to the future.
Indiana Wild is as wild as the Montana ranch she was raised on. The youngest of four children, she was a delightful surprise for her older parents. She spends her time training horses and cow dogs and loving the freedom of the wide open spaces. When her grandfather dies, she finds her much older brothers have different plans for the ranch she calls home and for Indiana.
Indiana’s oldest brother is determined to tame Indiana and bring her to live with him in Los Angeles where he can keep an eye on her and the money she is inheriting. He believes with a little taming, he can control the wild spirit of his little sister and find her a good husband who can manage her.
Furious with the court order giving her older brother guardianship over her, Indiana turns to the only place she feels at home… the wide-open spaces of Montana. She is determined to avoid her controlling brothers and their greed, even if it means hiding from them until they give up. An unexpected trip through Spirit Pass takes Indiana further than she ever expected… by almost a hundred and fifty years.
Jonathan Tucker is as tough as they come. He and his twin brother have cut a successful horse and cattle ranch in the harsh Montana territory. When cattle rustlers try to steal his cattle and shoot one of his men, he is grateful to the young boy named Indy who comes to the rescue, even if the boy does have an attitude. The last thing he expects is to find the ‘boy’ is in fact an independent, free-thinking, stubborn female who is not afraid to voice her opinions. She is as wild as the untamed land around them and he is determined she is the wife for him.
When Indiana is taken from him, Jonathan finds he will do whatever it takes to bring his Indiana Wild home for good, even if it means following her to the future.
“Who are you?” she asked, straightening her shoulders and flexing her fingers to alert Chester and Tweed that there was danger.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you, Ms. Wild,” a tall, lean man wearing a dark leather jacket said.
Indy signaled for the dogs to lie down. She gasped when the man standing toward the back stepped closer so she could see him. She recognized him immediately from back home.
“Billy, what are you doing here? How did you….?” she asked, frightened.
“I’m sorry, Indy. I needed the money. Rosalie is expecting again and I got laid off down at the plant,” Billy Cloudrunner said. “She’s been real sick with this one and we couldn’t afford the medicine she needed,” he added, looking at the two men carefully. “I was only asked to guide them through the mountains. I didn’t know they were after you until it was too late. I wouldn’t have helped otherwise.”
Indy swallowed over the lump in her throat. She knew how fragile Rosalie was and how much Billy loved his little wife and kids. The current economy had hit many of them hard in the area, especially out on the reservation. Her eyes slid to the other two men. They were the ones she had to worry about.
“What do you want with me?” she asked coldly, raising her chin up defiantly.