After twenty-year-old orphan MacKenzie is caught stealing a wallet from Jed Whistler while he's visiting Five Points, Manhattan in 1888, she is shocked by his reaction. Rather than get the law involved, the handsome Texan takes her over his knee for painful, embarrassing bare-bottom spanking. More surprising still, after the stern chastisement he offers her a job on his ranch.
During the long train ride to Texas, MacKenzie learns the hard way that Jed is more than ready to punish her as thoroughly and as often as necessary to teach her honesty and respect. But though she spends much of the trip sitting quite uncomfortably, she cannot help being drawn to Jed's firm-handed dominance, and she soon finds herself imagining a future as his wife.
Upon arriving at Jed's ranch, however, MacKenzie quickly realizes that she will need a new set of skills if she is to make herself useful. With the aid of a finishing school run by a particularly strict headmistress, over the coming months MacKenzie learns to behave like a proper, obedient young lady, and before long she has fallen deeply in love with Jed. But is he merely doing a good deed by helping out a girl like her, or is there truly a place in his heart for MacKenzie?
Publisher's Note: Tamed by the Rancher includes sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.