Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs. Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity - just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster.
Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name - just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch, since Kansas law won’t allow women to own property. When Rex answers her ad for a husband who can take orders as part of a brief business arrangement, she finds this stubborn man ignores her every command. Yet, a good man is far more than just a name....
The Lady's Arrangement
By: Colleen L. Donnelly
This historical western fiction centers on a widow in need of a fast marriage in order to keep the land and farm she and her husband had settled. Enter a cowboy that needs a fresh start after years driving cattle, or so he says.
The female protagonist is strong, knows her own mind yet she has some vulnerabilities. The male protagonist is much more than he seems.
The listener will be treated to unscrupples characters, good folks and wondering if a real romance will bloom.
The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Leonor A. Woodworth is amazing. The voices matched the vision I had of the characters.
This was a enjoyable listen!!!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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This was a great book! The plot was amazing and the narrator did a wonderful job! I could visualize and feel the emotions of each character as the narrator read. I loved how spunky “The Lady” was and fell in love with the little man Jess. Ben wasn’t so bad either because I really enjoyed his character.
There was what I call a curse word that was used two or three times which I don’t usually read and didn’t know would be in the book. (Not a bad bad word) But otherwise a clean read. Hence the 4 stars instead of 5 for me. The story was wonderful! If you like romantic western books you will love this one. Very very interesting!
I received a promo code for an audiobook from the narrator. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
This was a very good western with a female lead. It kept my attention throughout the story, I didn’t want it to end.
the story was very enjoyable and very interesting I liked it very much the narrator did a great job as well very good and enjoyable book the Romans was very smooth and in the right places I love it
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The storyline was a fantastic western with an insidious scheme and a determined rancher holding out against the bad guys--even if that determined rancher was a woman. So if you enjoy reading western fiction, don't miss out on this book.
If you are a romance reader, you may be disappointed with the story. Tender feelings are rarely explored and certainly never between the hero and heroine. There is never a moment of telling each other of their love. There isn't that climatic moment when we see them decide to stay together. Instead, it is just a foregone conclusion in the last chapter, having skipped over all the scenes of tenderness we would usually see in a romance novel--whether sweet or steamy.
The oral performance was well done with the narrator very ably creating voices for the many characters and interpreting the scenes fabulously, with the exception of the heroine. She always had a whine in her voice that I dont' equate with a strong woman determined to survive on her own. (I was sent a code for this audio book with a promise from me for a fair, honest review.)
I really enjoyed this story. It kept me entertained from beginning to end. There’s always something going on to keep you listening to find out what will happen next; in fact, I listened straight through and finished in one day. The narration was excellent. Woodworth did a fabulous job with the character voices. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.