In 1866 Colorado, Ethan Kincaid agrees to a marriage of convenience with the same casual disregard he gives every decision. Audra Gilliland, young mother of two, accepts his proposal because she wants to stop being a burden to her newly married stepdaughter.
And suddenly both of them are in far deeper than they'd planned.
Ethan doesn't expect Audra to affect him so profoundly, and when she begins to, he's terrified of the pain he's felt before when someone he loved was seriously injured on his watch. He's determined that his new wife will do as he says so he can keep her safe from the dangers that lurk on their ranch.
Audra has been cared for all her life by one man or another--and they've done a poor job of it. Now she's planning to stand up for herself. And her new husband had better agree or get out of her way!
What will it take to transform two wayward hearts fearful of getting in too deep into two trusting hearts ready to risk falling deeply in love?
Cafe Lily's Review:
I didn't read the first book in this series, and wish I had, because the backstory sounds very interesting from what I could piece together in Book 2. This book picks up with Audra now a single mom of two girls and in need of some help. She accepts a very sudden and awkward marriage proposal from Ethan Kincaid, who is a little bit more than naive about married life. What starts out as a marriage of convenience, quickly moves to deeper feelings and although this romantic story is a bit predictable, it's still a great read if you are a fan of cowboys and love stories.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.