TROUBLE IN STORE
Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he's not about to let an obstinate woman with newfangled ideas ruin all he's worked for. In hope of turning her interest elsewhere, he determines to get Melanie married off, and luckily, there are many single men in town quite willing to take her off his hands.
The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn't want her to marry any of them. He's drawn to her more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store offer unexpectedly positive results.
But someone doesn't want the mercantile to succeed, and threatening words have escalated into destruction and danger. Will Melanie and Caleb's business--and budding romance--survive the trouble that's about to come their way?
A wonderful blend of humour, suspense and romance makes Trouble in Store a winning read. Cox does a really good job of highlighting the different gender viewpoints with hilarious results. I loved the verbal tussles while being party to both Melanie and Caleb's inner thoughts. Such a fun way to connect a reader with both the hero and the heroine.
The suspense starts out slowly, but develops into something more sinister as the plot develops and the author kept me guessing (and suspecting) right to the very end. It adds an edgy dimension to their romance and pumped up my heart rate!
And amidst it all there is a wonderful inspirational thread that adds depth and hope to an already exceptional read.
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