With no family to watch over them, it's up to Fran Morris to take care of her younger sister, even if it means marrying a total stranger. Gruff, strong and silent, her new husband is a cowboy down to the bone. He wed Fran to protect her, not to love her, but her heart has never felt so vulnerable.
Trail boss Edgar White already has all the responsibility he needs at his family's ranch in Bear Creek, Wyoming. He had intended to remain a bachelor forever, but he can't leave Fran and her sister in danger. And as they work on the trail together, Edgar starts to soften toward his unwanted wife. He already gave Fran his name, can he trust her with his heart?
This book is loaded with all the excitement you would expect from a western historical novel. The action begins immediately, with two sisters on the run who get caught up in a railway accident. Luckily a family of cowboys, transporting cattle for sale, are nearby to lend a hand to the train passengers.
Things get complicated when Fran and Edgar have to marry in order to protect Emma, her little sister. Emma is fleeing from the unwanted attentions of Mr. Underhill who is a bit evil and unhinged.
There are plenty of romantic moments as Flan and Edgar get to know each other. They don't always see eye to eye which causes some discontent between the pair.
Edgar also has his ups and downs with his brothers, especially Ricky. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series to get their stories.
What I love about this book is that it is perfect for all kinds of readers. The story is plot and character driven and the romance is completely clean. I would have no trouble recommending it to my aunt who loves a good story without all the erotic bits. I'm not a huge fan of these scenes either but for some reason I dislike them even more in audiobooks. The narrator did a fantastic job and I would definitely look for her name in future when I am looking for a book to listen to. I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of this series.
I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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