An affair with a notorious outlaw is something Rose tries to leave far behind when she rides into the southern town of Copper Creek.
“Where’s Pete?” Marshal Higgins asked.
Rose let out a sigh. She wished she’d never met Pete Cartwright or fell in love with him. Well, fell in lust was a more apt description of what happened. It made her willingly join his gang to be with him. The romance of riding with outlaws quickly lost its appeal though, and she’d ran. It seemed escaping wasn’t as easy as she’d hoped.
“Don’t know and I don’t care,” she answered. “I wanted his stink off me and traveled a thousand miles to free myself of it.”
“Wasn’t far enough,” Marshal Higgins said and pushed himself up to his feet.