Rating: 4 of 5 kinks!
After catching her no good cheat’n rat bastard ex-fiancé in bed with her best friend, Rowan Belmont leaves the mills and factories of the Midwest to move nearer her sister in San Francisco. After being robbed in Kansas City, she loses the money to complete her journey and she tries to pawn her engagement ring, only to find out that it‘s fake. Alone, broke, and on the edge of giving up, Rowan hopes for a miracle.
Marcel Champlain can’t get the beautiful woman he met at the Kansas City hotel out of his mind. When she turns up at his family’s jewelry store he knows that God has brought them together. He makes Rowan a job offer: Go with him to Freewill, Wyoming to open a new jewelry store and pose as his wife.
With only three months to convince Rowan that she should become his wife in truth, Marcel intends to show Rowan that no other man on earth will ever love her as much as he does. Their time together may be cut short by when it seems like fate will take Marcel from Rowan all too soon and leave her once again alone in the world.
Review by Kristina:
This book isn’t my normal type but I have enjoyed several books by Ann Mayburn so I decided to give it a shot. I enjoyed it. I can’t say I was wowed by it because I have been seriously wowed by some of her books before, but it was a solidly good book.
What isn’t my type about it? Well, it’s historical, and it has neither menage or BDSM in it. However, what IS my type is a well written sweet romantic story with hot erotic elements sprinkled throughout. I did wish for a bit more of the story. How things went once the town realized that they’d been less than truthful. I’m sure that went over well.
If you like Ann Mayburn’s writing, I do recommend reading this one. It’s sweet and romantic. The heat is higher in a lot of her other stories but this is historical and well, there are some requirements to follow society’s expectations a bit more in historical stories. Hmmm… a historical menage might be interesting tho…. may need to find me one of those.