Nan Ryan is the middle daughter of a Texas rancher and postmaster. She began her writing career in 1981. She flirted with writing mysteries, but never finished any. Then, as fate would have it, she saw an article in Newsweek magazine entitled "From Bedroom to Boardroom." It was an interesting story on the women who were writing romance novels. Nan was intrigued.
Hailed by Romantic Times as “one of passion’s leading ladies,” bestselling, award-winning author Nan Ryan transports readers to Civil War–era Tennessee, as a former southern belle battles a cold-hearted, hot-blooded Union soldier . . . a man who is no stranger to her
She was a pampered blue blood from a powerful southern family. He was the son of a seamstress from the mud flats south of Memphis. They were born to be enemies, but Mary Ellen Preble fell in love with Clayton Knight. On her sixteenth birthday, they consummated their passion in a night neither would ever forget. But their romantic idyll was short lived. Torn from each other by a man’s vicious lies, Clay left Tennessee and Mary Ellen married a man she didn’t love.
Now, as the Civil War rages, the suddenly single Tennessee belle is about to be reunited with the man she once adored because Longwood, Mary Ellen’s beloved ancestral mansion, has just been seized and turned into Union headquarters. And the man leading the attack is Captain Clayton Knight, who wants her back in his bed . . . but never in his heart.
Forbidden desire reaches dazzling new heights in this poignant and passionate tale of deception, war, and star-crossed love.
USA Today–bestselling author Nan Ryan delivers the intensely passionate, spellbinding story of a man driven by revenge, a woman consumed by desire, and a love that transcends the enmity dividing them
The Indian stood naked in the sunlight.
To the world, he is the half-breed Luiz Quintano. But to Amy Sullivan, he is Tonatiuh, the magnificent son of a Spanish grandee and an Aztec princess—and she has worshipped him since girlhood. After five years at a New Orleans finishing school, Amy is finally coming home to her family’s sprawling Texas ranch—and the man she loves. Until a night of passionate reunion erupts in shattering violence, forcing them to part as bitter enemies.
Tonatiuh has waited a decade to take his revenge on the family who almost succeeded in destroying him. His triumphant return as the feared military commander El Capitán is only the first step in his plan. But after he makes Amy his captive, he once again falls prey to her sensual charms. As passion reignites, Tonatiuh is consumed by the need to reclaim the woman who betrayed him, the woman he will hate—and love—for the rest of his life.