His Secondhand Wife
Scarred in body and soul, rancher Noah didn't consider himself fit company for anyone. But when his brother's philandering finally caught up with him, honor dictated that Noah claim his brother's widow as his own.
Noah was about the most intimidating man Katherine had ever seen. Yet though one man's false promises had already dashed her d
Overall Opinion: This was alright. I was expecting more tbh. Seems to be the story of my life with books rn 🤦🏻♀️. It was a beauty and the beast type dynamic since the H was scarred from an accident when he was young. I felt for him and I wanted to smack the horrible step-mother multiple times. I also appreciated the h’s sunny disposition and outlook on life. I just wanted more. There wasn’t anything that stood out as something I really disliked, it just was...alright 🤷🏻♀️
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I loved this one. It was sweet with a bit angst and just satisfying. In this story, Noah Cutter finds out his brother and co-owner of their family ranch was shot dead leaving a pregnant wife. Noah does the honorable thing and offers Katherine a place at the Ranch to leave for both protection and familial obligation. After all Levi's unborn child will inherit the ranch someday.
Katherine and Noah then begin this journey to define her place there and in the process begin to form a bond t ...more
What are the problems? The H was horribly scarred as a child and has avoided all human contact as much as possible. The meddling of the absolutely toxic stepmother to the H is what initiates the marriage.
H is sufficiently shut down and broody and the heroine’s lighthearted and optimistic look at li ...more
Cheating: (view spoiler)[ not at all (hide spoiler)]
Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ nope (hide spoiler)]
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ no - obviously the heroine is pregnant so she isn't a virgin, but she was married to the heroine's brother who died. You never see them together. (hide spoiler)]
HEA: (view spoiler)[ yes, but I wanted more!!! I'm so selfish LOL (hide spoiler)]
This was such a gem of a read! After reading a few books that I didn't r ...more
The H literally made my heart squeeze and ache several times through this book.
One of those strong, silent, gentle types who are emotionally scarred but never take it out on others. He deserved all the happiness and love that the h could give him and more, and it made me happy to read a story that enabled these two to find their way to each other. *happy sigh*
Sweet slow building romance.
I've read a lot of darker books lately so when a friend recommended this and I'd checked out the synopsis I decided to give it a go and I'm so glad I did it's been a nice change since it's a beautiful slow building romance set back in April 1890.
Katherine had married Levi Cutter after a whirlwind romance and for the first couple of weeks it was great but then Levi grew restless and started to stay out more and then under the guise of looking for work he disappears com ...more
I really liked this heartwarming and also intense romance between two people who were so perfect for each other. The story had me hooked from start and there were passages that moved me immensely. However, both the hero's and heroine's insecurities went on for a bit longer than I deemed necessary, thus creating undue frustration near the end. Also, a few issues I had with the plot's credibility kept me from rating it with 5 stars. Still, a very sweet and tender romance that I'm glad I r ...more
Cheryl St. John writes beautifully. I enjoyed reading her stories. That being said, I was kind of bored reading this supposedly riveting book. The premise in interesting enough. Widow of an irresponsible younger brother, aka the pregnant heroine, met the responsible older brother, aka the virgin hero. For whatever reasons, they thought getting married was a good idea, seeing how Noah was supposed to take care ...more
3 SWEET & SIMPLE STARS
“She had the ability to humble him. Not shame him. Never to shame him. This was a new feeling. And it would take some getting used to. He hoped the feeling, and Katherine, stayed and that he had a chance to get used to both of them.”
~ Noah Cutter. His Secondhand Wife.
Sometimes, when reading books about the bigotry, small-mindedness, and meanness of mankind; a modest story about the importance of treating others with dignity, kindness, and respect can be mor ...more
Noah finds Kate living in poverty, working herself to the bone, with a super-mean mother. Kate has his loser bro's baby baking in her oven, so he whisks her off to his cowboy ranch. He's a ...more
Driven by his sense of duty, Noah locates Katherine and finds her working at a laundry house, poor and pregnant and without the support of her mother. So, Noah does the honorable thing and asks her to come with him to his ranch, where she and the baby will be safe and provided for.
Katherine isn't sure if she can believe Noah, after all h ...more
Levi Cutter, Kate's husband, was suppose to be looking for work. She hadn't seen him in several months. Noah claimed his body when he was shot dead. The reason? Another man had caught him with his wife. At the same time Levi had left a very-pregnant Kate alone.
Noah, who was severely scarred over most of his body, offe ...more
I do so love my scarred heros. Of course having read so many HR books with them at this point, I am a little more critical of them.
This was a nice sweet read. The problem is that I didn't feel the love.
Katy was married to handome Levi until Levi's rakish ways got him shot by a man who didn't like him messing with his wife. Katy, not knowing she married a liar and a cheat is told of Levi's death by his brother Noah when he shows up at her house. Noah unlike his handsome brother, has sca ...more
Read this book yesterday and I couldn't tell you plot or names of characters.
*Oh yeah...attack by barbed-wire...virgin hero(giggles)...obnoxiously chatty woman...true love(small tear) ;) ...more
Man, was this a change of pace from my last read with a kinky Tarzan. 😏 His Secondhand Wife takes place in 1890’s Colorado (Copper Creek is a beautiful area if you ever find your way out there) and tells the story of Noah and Katherine (Katy) Cutter. Katy was married to Noah’s brother (Levi) a womanizer that left her pregnant. When he dies, Noah brings her home with him.
This is a SLOW burn between two very likeable characters. They have both had very tough lives, but have very differen ...more
Lack of communication was the main source of the drama in the story, and at times it got to be too much. However, considering how they came to be together, I could deal with it better going on for so long in this book than in most. I expected Katherine's mother to play a bigger part after ...more
In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.”
With a 4.9 s ...more