Ethan Cruz should be mending fences on his Montana ranch, but instead he's driving to the Chance Creek, Montana, airport - to pick up the bride he didn't know he had. This latest salvo in his ongoing practical joke battle with his best friend Rob Matheson has gone too far, and Ethan plans to send his "bride" right back home, then get busy plotting his revenge. One look at Autumn Leeds changes his mind, however. Perhaps he needs a bride, after all. A breathtakingly beautiful city bride. Autumn Leeds needs a story - fast - or she's going to lose her lucrative contract with CityPretty Magazine, so when she sees the crazy video plea for a modern mail-order bride for a cowboy, it sounds like the story of the century. Making a video of her own, she casts herself as the perfect mail-order bride for a rancher, but when she finally reaches Montana, she's surprised to find Ethan's the perfect cowboy husband-to-be. Against her better judgment, her plan to keep her handsome groom at arm's length disintegrates into a night of passion spent in his arms.
Ethan knows he can't keep playing this game - he has to come clean with Autumn and tell her the truth; about the practical joke and about the state of his ranch. He's about to lose it all because of the debts his mother racked up before his parents' deaths. Now his sister, Claire, wants to sell the ranch and collect what little money they can. He'll be out of a home and a job, and in no shape to support the bride he desperately wants to marry, after all. Autumn's in bigger trouble than ever. Not only has she fallen in love with the subject of her expose - she might be carrying his child. If she doesn't write this article and secure her contract for another year, she'll lose everything - her career, her apartment, and more importantly, her family's approval. The only alternative is to stay and marry Ethan. But how can she trust a man she's just met when she knows too well that men always let you down?
©2013 Cora Seton (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I thought this was a good plot which was humorous loved how the practical joke came back an bite them in the butt. As with most things when the truth comes out it is very painful. This couple will have a lot to work through before they can find a HEA if they can.
I do have to say the narrator Amy Rubinate wasn't the best I have ever heard. Not saying she was bad I just didn't think her voice fit the story it was to sexy for me. It didn't stop me from listening to her nor from buying two others of this series. I just didn't care for it with this kind of story. But you be the judge don't let what I say stop you from reading it. She isn't bad and in no way did she stop me from listening. This wasn't a book I wanted to listen to all at once but I did want to finish it.
I loved the practical jokes and laughed myself silly over a few of them. It is a book about best friends having fun and how their jokes get them in a mess of trouble.One being how Ethan got his self a mail-order bride. I enjoyed watching this couple fall for each other finding out that maybe what they thought they wanted wasn't it at all but once they listened to their hearts they found what they truly wanted. I have to say this couple had some powerful chemistry between them and the author does give a few surprises to them. lol
There are some great characters here some are misunderstood others just want to cause trouble because they themselves aren't happy. The author reminds us of a few lessons in life. Friends no matter what stand together practical jokes or not. I loved these men and what they stand for. It was nice to see Autumn work out what she really wanted in life even though her mother drilled in her head what a women should want she finally found her way to what her heart desire was. Ethan I just adored him from the start he was a stand up man and his friends are so full of their selves you have to love them. I do look forward to finding out how their lives turn out as the series continues.All in all this wasn't a bad listen to, I did buy two others in this series.
Did not care for the narrator at all. Too bad she narrates all the series
Cab....he just seems like a big ol bear you want to hug on!
Sounds like the narrator didn't even read the book prior to narrating.
everything! loved it!
Please find a new narrator.
I enjoyed most of the story, but I almost stopped listening because the voice of Ethan, one of the main characters, sounds very effeminate and it drove me crazy ! On top of that , the character Jamie, sounds like Ethan, too. It really took away from the story so badly, it really ruined it.
I love "hearing" the story. It makes it seem more real. I get more of the details than when I'm reading myself. I can do other things while listening.
Ethan was my favorite. He was such a stand up guy. He took on the debt of his parents even though his sister should have stepped up and helped him. He didn't beat around the bush when he finally figured out he was in love with Autumn.
When they finally made up after so many lies and untruths.
Secrets always come back home!
I wasn't crazy about Autumn's character because even though Ethan came clean with his part in the deception she didn't. She was such a "cold" person who thought nothing of writing the story and leaving.
I didn't like Lacy at all. She was awful. I thought her having a revelation after she had just destroyed Ethan and Autumn was a bit unbelievable. Also Ethan's forgiving her so quickly. Didn't feel right to me.
Definitely a winner!
I don't usually read cowboy books - they haven't appealed to me - but I thought I'd give one a read/listen and see what it was like and I was suitably surprised.
I enjoyed it! Totally!
Do yourself a favor, try this series....
This book was very predictable and a little silly.
Starting w/ a practical joke, the H/h get to meet and in one month the HEA comes without too much emotion and heat.
Not a book to listen again or recommend...
The performance was ok. The narrator had trouble coming up with enough male voices. Would have been better read by a man since most of the dialogue was male.
No. There really was not a story. It was like the first half of the story was missing and you jumped in the middle of the book. The love scenes were very generic and poorly developed.the sex was not believable. Show sad that this author was supposedly a top writer yet her story was so under developed. The characters were weak and wishy washy. No way I would continue in the series when the first book was so poorly written. I can't believe I read the whole thing, but I kept thinking, this has to get better, how sad it didn't. I read more developed stories from my sixth grade English students. Sheer disappointment.
Why beat a dead horse?
"Wow, what a wonderful surprise"
I can not seem to pin this book into three words the way I want to so I hope you'll forgive the only words I could use...
Funny, Sweet and Sexy
There are several that spring to my mind ... The Airport, The local watering hole, The Guys lengths for payback and the personal turmoil of the Autumn the best friend was so good too!
hmm.... I'd have to say Autumn really, however, Amy Rubinate was great at all of them.
Oh the flawed and bumbling attempts of the characters in the book to go against everything to get what they love, desire and want.
I was reluctant to try this Author and her books as they are not my usual choice, I'm so glad I did, yes this book is funny, sweet and sexy and it is predictable at times but in the best way and I'm onto my next book already yee haw!
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