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Devil on Horseback

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How could she tell Alex the truth?
When Joanna Thomas heard from Liz, an old school friend, about the housekeeping job at her bother's ranch, Joanna accepted it to prove that she could succeed on her own.

A course in gourmet cooking hadn't really prepared her for the enormous task, but that was only part of the problem. Alex Harper thought the matchmaking Liz had sent her as
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Paperback, Harlequin Romance #2320
Published March 1980 by Harlequin Books (first published October 1979)
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Vintage
I didn't fall for this one as much as I hoped.

Heroine was a teensy bit too clueless for me, but I admired her ability to fall in love with the big fathead hero anyway.

Hero was in love, it's just he is more in love with his own awesomeness than I think he is with the heroine.

Some sibling snark, and Huzzah and heralds music cue....

The evil other woman! Yep, she was a bitch on wheels and never let an opportunity to sneer in the heroine's face or anyone else's for that matter.

I'm almost tempted to
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StMargarets
Solid vintage tale of a rich heroine who is at loose ends when her father re-marries and takes an extended honeymoon abroad with his new wife. The heroine runs into a school friend from her boarding school and impulsively decides to take on the job of temporary housekeeper to the friend's brother out on the ranch. The heroine has tried all kinds of careers and thinks her six week gourmet cooking class will suffice for experience.

The hero is grumpy when he picks her up from the bus station in the
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Margo
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
The h is great in this one, as is the OW. The H is a little too self-confident and not special enough to deserve the h.

I want to add that it was a daring choice of the publishers not to include the h & H on the cover, but instead to include the picture of a willowy 14-year-old and her grandfather.
MissKitty
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This has been on my TBR pile for the longest time, because really, the cover is so unappealing, the H looks like a grandfather, nothing at all like how he is described in the book, It quite put me off, but actually it's a charming story. The heroine is very likable, it's amusing how she is very irreverent towards the hero, when she is supposed to be playing the part of the housekeeper.

The heroine is from a wealthy family and is at a lose end. She runs into a school acquaintance and they have
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