Jessie lived with her family on their homestead and had helped the family build a successful farm raising crops and animals. Her greatest joy and passion was for training her young mare and galloping across the plains. To her shock and dismay, her family agrees to an arranged marriage with a wealthy family who traveled from back East to do business in their town.
Neither Jessie, nor her intended husband, want this union; but as she considers the situation they are both in, she realizes that their circumstances could be worse. James is being forced to marry or be disowned from the family business and all the wealth that comes from his name. He also knows that if he intends to be happy as a married man, he has to win her over and does his best to make her more comfortable with her new path in life.
They go through with the lavish celebration that is more for their families than for the couple, and soon they are bound in matrimony to try and make a life together while leading the family business in the remote prairie town.
Warning: Adults 18+ only due to sexually explicit content.
©2015 Jessica Wolf (P)2015 Jessica Wolf
This story was indeed sweet and quick. This was the story of an arranged marriage between two rather reluctant young adults whose families meet just before the couple is introduce.
Jessie is a headstrong young woman whose mother is afraid will ride away her days of eligibility on her mare. James is a young man of means who will be continuing the family business away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
They both seem pretty level headed and wish to please their parents even as they embark on an adventure they can call their own.
I liked the gentle longing of this story, the author's ability to quickly delve into the minds of the main characters and the narrator's talent for voices. I also thought it was fun that the heroine's name was Jessie and the hero's name was James.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Since this book was narrated by one of my favorite performers *I agreed in an instant to listen to it in exchange for my review. When I hit the play button I looked at the length of the book and thought there must be some sort of error, it was only a bit over an hour.
Shorter books tend to frustrate me because they just get started and it is the end. However, the author was able to pack in a lot of material without it being too wordy he and/or busy.
I can't really review the book any further than the publisher summary allows as it would spoil. My only critique would be in some of the word choices used by the author, one example is the word 'slut'. Perhaps it was well used back in those days, but in most of the historical romances the term or word would be 'loose woman' or 'hussy.' I don't know. But if that's all I can criticize then I feel I'm being a bit nit picky.
This will be a wonderful beginning or addition to a series or collection as the title implies to me.
Meghan Kelly, 'performer extraordinaire.' I feel repetitious each time I have the privilege of writing about her performance. Dawn, another audio listener and I agree, that if Meghan Kelly narrates it, we are going to listen to it. She only chooses the best books to narrate! As always, 5 *SHOUTING* stars!
Notes: This starts out to be a purely innocent story, however the wedding night is quite descriptive, so if you are adverse to that, you have been warned.
Stars: Overall 4, Performance 5, Story 4 Stars
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Yes I would try another book from this author if more research had been done for historical accuracy. It would make the story much more worth the money spent by the reader/ listener.
This story is not a mail order bride but an arranged marriage. Not very realistic time for the wedding. More research should have been done to make this story more historically accurate. Otherwise a nice story.
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