You had to be a strong women to survive in the old west. You had to be even stronger to do what Katie did to survive; she married a condemned man to protect herself from her homicidal uncle. The only problem was, her husband didn’t exactly die. And she didn’t find out he was alive until six months after she thought he was dead.
Ben hadn’t done one good thing in his life. He figured since he was going to swing at the end of a rope, he might as well make a bid for the golden gates. Offering his name and property to the desperate Katie seemed the right thing to do. He got a wedding night out of it too. Not a bad way to go. But right before he was to hang, he got an offer he couldn’t refuse…
Having paid his debt and now a free and pardoned man, Ben is home to claim his property. And his wife. Seems he couldn’t get Katie out of his mind those six months he was gone. Could she live her life with a man she married for the reasons she did?
Ben is a foul-mouthed charmer and I adored him. He says what he means, means what he says, and does what he says he’s going to do. You got a problem, say something. Otherwise, deal with it.
Katie is a glass is half-full kind of gal. She misses her husband of one night, and what he made her feel. And when he returns from the dead, she’s shocked, but also not that upset. Something began that night in her heart, and she’s more than willing to see where it could lead.
These two had a lot to work through scars from their previous lives, uncertainty about the future and additional specters from the past. But what they do have is a flaming connection through their bodies, and soon their hearts. Definitely a must read.