Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Cenora Rose O’Neill knows her father somehow arranged the trap for Dallas, but she agrees to wed the handsome stranger. She’d do anything to protect her family, and she wants to save herself from the bully Tom Williams. A fine settled man like Dallas will rid himself of her soon enough, but at least she and her family will be safely away from Tom Williams.
Texas rancher Dallas McClintock has no plans to wed for several years. Right now, he’s trying to establish himself as a successful horse breeder. Severely wounded rescuing Cenora from kidnappers, Dallas is taken to her family’s wagon to be tended. He is trapped into marrying Cenora, but he is not a man who goes back on his word. Ah, but what is he to do with a wife and her wild Irish family?
Caroline wrote a story that had you laughing, crying, and caring about a group of people that were from different worlds. They were down on their luck when a man came to them and offered them a better life. Even though he knew his life had changed forever in a blink of an eye or in a moment of decision he knew that it was worth it in the end.
Cenora Rose O’Neill's life couldn't get worse—she was kidnapped and almost killed, if it wasn't for the nice man who jumped in front of the bullets meant for her. Cenora knew what a hard life her father and mother had, being thrown off their land in Ireland before coming to America. Life here was just as bad. They joined up with a group of travelers and were never quite accepted by them or by the settlers. When a man came to her rescue she had to do something to help him. It wasn't every day that a stranger would save her life. Cenora was a simple woman with simple values and she must learn that not everyone was like the people they had encountered.
Dallas McClintock was in the wrong place at the right time. Being a half-breed, he knew what it was like to be an outsider but being forced to marry Cenora when she climbed in his bed to ward off fever was another. Unbeknownst to him, he wasn't only saving Cenora from the leader of their traveling group but also her family. Taking on all the problems of the O'Neills caused Dallas to rethink his life.
Dallas and Cenora might have been forced into a marriage but they soon learned that they were meant for each other in bed as well as out of it. Cenora was a fast learner and wanted to please Dallas. She thought her actions were out of obligation but soon realized they were out of love. Dallas burned for Cenora's touch at night and he came to realize what he thought was a hardship was actually an enjoyment. His life would never be the same without Cenora. His wife had spirit and she was strong and willing to learn the ranch. In Texas, women had to be strong to survive and survival was what Cenora and Dallas taught each other.
This book was wonderful and the story had everything you love to read. It had romance, adventure, and laughter. Caroline had so many twists you couldn't wait to see where she took you next.
5 Tea Cups!