Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Paradise Brides Series
Caldwell Hackett knows everything about horseflesh and nothing about women, yet he's managed to snare beautiful Mattie Carter's heart. With their wedding coming up, he's nervous about his inexperience in the bridal bed, but his lovely fiancée manages to ease his worries in just the right way.
Mattie Carter is hopelessly in love with the handsome horse doctor and knows this marriage will be wonderful, unlike her first that was fraught with her wealthy husband's infidelity. Eager to begin her new life with Call, Mattie is heartbroken when her former husband halts their vows, claiming to the whole church she's still his wife.
Can Mattie regain Call's trust? Can Call, whose livelihood is threatened when an epidemic hits the horses in Paradise, figure out the truth with Mattie's help? Or will these star-crossed lovers be destined to live apart?
Mattie and Caldwell's marriage is thrown into disarray when the two words any couple dread ring out during the service—"I object." The story, a historical western, shows how they move on from that point and try to deal with the situations that arise as a result.
This book, the second in a series, doesn't need you to have read the first one. Mattie and Caldwell, hold centre stage, with a supporting cast of several. Each character has flaws as well as good points and the story twists and turns many times it keeps you riveted to the pages. Just when you think things are nicely sewn up, along comes another hurdle.
With descriptions that take your breath away, true to life hero and heroine and a villain or two, not to mention an ending I didn't see coming—this is worth reading.
4 Tea Cups!