His Defender is a book by American author, Stella Bagwell in the Men of the West series. Isabella Corrales is sent to Ross Ketchum’s ranch to prepare his defence against the charge of the attempted murder of his brother-in-law. Ross doesn’t seem to take the charge seriously, and doesn’t need this sexy lawyer in his life. He has an issue with career-women, and she is obviously one. Bella refuses to become another of Ross’s long line of conquests; he’s told her he’s not a marrying man and she won’t settle for less. Published under the romantic intrigue banner, it is long on romance and short on intrigue. The intrigue is handled awkwardly and solved in a rush in the last few pages. The romantic element is better, but the characters are not strong enough to warrant more than 3.5 stars.