Emmeline leaves Kansas City behind as she wakes up to coins sitting beside the bed when she wakes up. She remember's a man she thinks his name is HoltEmmeline leaves Kansas City behind as she wakes up to coins sitting beside the bed when she wakes up. She remember's a man she thinks his name is Holt, carrying her up to the bedroom of the brothel her aunt runs. Desperate to get a way from the humiliation she answers a mail order bride ad and heads to Texas as the wife of Rafe McKettrick.
Rafe doesn't meet Emmeline at the stage-coach but, his brother Jeb does. As they are standing there out flies Rafe out of the saloon which makes a wonderful impression in Emmeline who starts to wonder if she has made a mistake. After the two-hour ride from Indian Rock to the Triple M Ranch she was ready to rest.
When Rafe finally does show up at the ranch he already puts his foot in his mouth by telling Emmeline this is a partnership love does not comes into the picture. They start off pretty rocky and slowly things come together, but can Emmeline hold out the truth from her new husband or tell and risk losing him forever?
I love westerns and this book was recommended. I am glad I gave the author a chance as I loved the setting, you really do get a sense of being in Texas in the 1800's. The characters are well-formed, I love Rafe has no clue at times what Emmeline is thinking. Other times he can read her like a book. Just as they get closer things happen and they go back a step. I like learning about each family member and the situations they find themselves in.
I will be reading the rest of this series and check out her other work. I would add this to my re-read pile. It's fast paced yet romantic and full of suspense....more
Jenna and her young son live on her parents ranch. After a bad divorce she needed to come home and regroup. She is now a partner running her father'sJenna and her young son live on her parents ranch. After a bad divorce she needed to come home and regroup. She is now a partner running her father's ranch along with her brothers.
Nate Langley comes back home after 2 tours over in Iraq. He wasn't expecting to see Jenna so soon after coming home for good. He and Jenna were old friends from high school and at one time cared for each other. Of course Jenna would never have known how he felt then as he kept to himself.
The two meet up and the romance is still there after the years have gone by. They go out on a date to the homecoming football game. Nate had a flashback from a car backfiring and threw Jenna to the ground hurting her. With the help from Jenna, her family, Nate's parents and the preacher he starts to heal and the dream are there but not as frequent. If he can learn to deal with his dream and his PTSD they might have a future together unless the secret comes out from her father.
I enjoyed this read not just for the romance, but a great tribute to our armed forces. We get to go inside Nate's thoughts and see what he went through while in Iraq a glimpse of what was and is going on there. How hard it is on them and the families they come home to. Everyone pays the price, but things can work out in the end if you just have some faith.
The author did a wonderful job with the setting and the characters. It was nice to see Nate work on his fears throughout the story and Jenna realizing they can help t is not all a lost cause. A heart warming story....more
Brooke has enough of running away from her ex and looking to start new life. She happens to run across an ad in the paper looking for a cook on a rancBrooke has enough of running away from her ex and looking to start new life. She happens to run across an ad in the paper looking for a cook on a ranch. To her delight the Teaque's hire her as she loves to cook. The first day on the job she is in the refrigerator when Ryan walks in wanting a drink. She looks up and their eyes meet.
They could sense each other had a past of hurt and try to move on with their lives. Ryan likes to keep to himself and Brooke doesn't like talking about her past. They each in turn start to help each other along the way. Ryan is always there when Brooke needs help from flat tires to being scared her ex is after her. Brooke is also there for Ryan as he cuts his hand and she is there to help with the delivers of his wood working. Together they make a good team, but can they each forget about the past and move on?
The setting is described well enough to picture the town and the way of life. The characters were fun to read about as each one has their own place and sense of belonging. They are all likable. The author has a fast paced but yet thoughtful writing style. The story flowed along with no rushing no fillers. A nice read all around....more
A another cute short story to read. Andi has her life all planned out to at T and doesn't want anyone or anything to jeopardize it. She meets Jake whoA another cute short story to read. Andi has her life all planned out to at T and doesn't want anyone or anything to jeopardize it. She meets Jake who is also in college and has his plans. They start to fall for each other but agreed no strings attached. When it is time to leave and go their separate ways neither one was expecting the longing they were going to feel. This is a prequel to Retreat. ...more
I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them. This one was just as good Billie sees Treynor with another woman on Valentine's Day and seesI have read other books by this author and enjoyed them. This one was just as good Billie sees Treynor with another woman on Valentine's Day and sees what she wants to see. With Treynor not apologizing Billie stays clear of him until Treynor had enough and wasn't taking no for an answer. It was a short sweet story. Becca did a good job with the characters right from the start which worked well stepping into the situation as we did. I would have liked it longer but who of us don't wish a short story to be longer. A quick and relaxing read....more
Andrew is the son of an evangelist, but he did not always follow in his father's footsteps. He went down a rocky road to find his way to God and who hAndrew is the son of an evangelist, but he did not always follow in his father's footsteps. He went down a rocky road to find his way to God and who he needed to be. Andrew has a way of pulling the reader into the story and the situations he found himself in. He doesn't make light of things he tells his story the way it is no frills no skimming over. He lets people who still struggle with their faith know there is still time to find your way.
I enjoyed the story I wasn't sure what to expect as I don't really read books like this. Reading Andrew's story was enlightening and worth the read....more
Kate is fiery alright to the extent it is sometimes funny. She starts to fall for James and his ways until another person comes into the picture. WhoKate is fiery alright to the extent it is sometimes funny. She starts to fall for James and his ways until another person comes into the picture. Who will she choose?
A great read I love romance and westerns and this has a great twist to keep the reader turning the pages. The author does a wonderful job with her story telling and writing style. The characters are well thought up and the banter between the characters is interesting....more
Four couples and a divorcee are all members of a yacht club. Everyone has a yacht but Megan who is the divorcee. The 4 women know their husbands haveFour couples and a divorcee are all members of a yacht club. Everyone has a yacht but Megan who is the divorcee. The 4 women know their husbands have been unfaithful and decide to get a young toyboy and have him tag along with them. Megan is not keen on the idea but goes along. Things start taking a turn when some prostitutes are found dead. A while back the same type of thing has happend and they think it is the same person. In walks widower and handsome Matt Donovan. There is an instant chemistry between him and Megan. Just when you think things are going ok and now more twits the author throws more in.
I enjoyed reading this book. It has romance, mystery and murder. The book kept me interested from start to finish. The characters are well-developed and I like the humor with the 4 wives and toyboy. I did figure out who was the murderer early on, but that did not take away from the story. I wanted to see how things were played out.
The next book in the series Deadly Secrets will be another great book. The author has her writing style down to perfect and knows how to draw the reader in. ...more