HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart's not the only thing in danger!
Adelaide Proctor longs to find a real-life storybook hero to claim her as his own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a remote Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her silly romantic yearnings behind.
Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, never expecting to end up with a child. To his dismay, five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon -- and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions.
When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the girl -- and her inheritance -- Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. Soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?
THIS BOOK HAS EVERYTHING! HUMOUR, ROMANCE, A DASTARDLY VILLAIN AND ENOUGH SUSPENSE TO KEEP A READER WORRIED UNTIL THE VERY END!
THE ROMANCE BETWEEN GIDEON AND ADELAIDE IS SOME OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER READ. WITEMEYER STRIKES A SPARK FROM THEIR VERY FIRST MEETING AND THEN LETS IT SLOWLY SMOLDER BEFORE FANNING IT TO FULL-FLAME. DELICIOUS!
LITTLE BELLA IS ENCHANTING. I LOVE THE WAY ADELAIDE DRAWS THE CHILD OUT OF HER SHELL AND THE EFFECT THAT HAS ON GIDEON. SIGH. SUCH A DOTING PAPA EVEN THOUGH HE HAS BEEN SUDDENLY THRUST INTO THE ROLE. (SOMETHING THAT INCREASES HIS ATTRACTION TENFOLD!)
DEFINITELY HIGH ON MY RECOMMENDATION LIST.