BRIDE BY ARRANGEMENT
Newly minted Cowboy Creek sheriff Noah Burgess doesn't want a wife -- despite his friends insisting that he needs one. So when they send for a big-city single mother to be his mail-order bride, he's fit to be tied. Even if vivacious Grace Longstreet might just be the only person who can see past Noah's scars...and help him heal.
Grace needs a husband to keep her and her twin daughters out of her brother-in-law's grasp. And she'll do -- including taking on her cousin's identity -- to find one. But as the attraction between Grace and the lawman sparks higher, she begins hoping for a real marriage. So she needs to tell the truth...or a mail-order match that's meant to be could crumble.
This is the third book in the Cowboy Creek continuity series. I haven't read the first two and had no problem picking up the story in this one. Fans of the series will be happy to become reacquainted with the heroes and heroines as well as some reoccurring secondary characters from the other books. There's a host of eligible bachelors in this town so I'm hoping there are more books in the series. However, I searched high and low and couldn't find that information so if anyone knows I'd love it if you could share the information. I'm eager to keep up (as well as catch up) with these stories.
It's no secret that I adore a disgruntled hero and Noah is more disgruntled than most. Insert swoon here. I just loved the way Grace's little girls had him wrapped around their little fingers. And if he's truly honest with himself so does their mother. But he's stubborn and proud (hence disgruntled) so he puts up quite the fight. But, oh my, every time he drawled "City girl" my tummy went all a flutter. Every. Single. Time.
Grace knows that building a relationship based on deception is doomed to failure. She's wary and scared and feeling mighty guilty as the days wear on and they all become entrenched in her lies. Add a surprising suspense thread with action and danger to all that romantical angst and you end up with riveting read.
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