This was my first Beverly Jenkins book and I expected a lot since I had heard so many good things. I'm glad to say that this lived up to the hype.
Regan is a mail order bride and she heads off to meet her future husband Colton. He is a widower who is suffering from a broken heart over the loss of his wife. He's only looking for a new wife so he has someone to care for his daughter. Things get off to a rocky start when Regan accidentally shoots Colton. Time and a variety of incidents bring the two together and make them start to fall in love.
The writing in this was super good and I loved these two together. Everything about the book was great. The pacing, the character, the dialogue, the world building, the romance.
This was so good that I'm going to go back and read all of this author's previous books.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins comes a new novel in a mesmerizing series set in the Old West, where an arranged marriage becomes a grand passion . . .
What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael—an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she’s never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.
Regan’s far from the docile bride Colton was expecting. Still, few women would brave the wilds of Wyoming Territory for an uncertain future with a widower and his child. The thought of having a bold, forthright woman like Regan in his life—and in his arms—begins to inspire a new dream. And despite his family’s disapproval and an unseen enemy, he’ll risk all to make this match a real union of body and soul.