FROM AN AWARD WINNING AND #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR COMES A "HOT, SEXY, AND SINFULLY DELICIOUS WESTERN ROMANCE!"
Just before Josephine's eighteenth birthday, her brother kicks her out of their home and ships her off to Oklahoma to work for a widower and his two children. With no money and her parents gone, Josephine has no choice but to board the train to a strange new life.
When Jack Harrington put an ad in the paper for a young man to work his farm, the last person he expected to step off the train was Josephine Taylor—a spirited young woman from Manhattan. Jack believes Jo is behind the lies her brother told to get the job and tries to send her back to Manhattan. But always a survivor, Jo manipulates a deal to stay with Jack and his children for a month and prove her worth. Jack warns Jo he runs a strict home. If she disobeys he'll slap her backside as red as a rooster's waddle. Undeterred, Jo agrees to his terms.
Jack's son, six-year-old Tommy, immediately takes to Jo, desperate for a mother, but sixteen-year-old Ruby is apprehensive and territorial, which is exacerbated when her beau turns his eyes to Jo. Stubborn and willful, Jo tests Jack's limits. But soon the struggle between them turns passionate. Jo fights against her new and strange yearnings for Jack, but her willpower weakens with every battle they forge.
Does Jo have the courage to fight against the restraints of society and Jack's guarded heart and fall into the intoxicating embrace of her truest desires...
"I just finished devouring your book! Why not even the distraction of Hurricane Michael kept me from finishing your book..." -Anna F. (ARC reviewer)
"I loved it!" -Jann F. (ARC reviewer)
"The story is well written and worth reading. I would highly recommend this as a great read!" -Jill (Goodreads)
About the Author
After her own misadventures in New York City, LA, and London, Brooke Stanton now lives in sunny South Florida. She’s an award-winning author who has contributed to Natural Awakenings Magazine, wrote a column for Examiner.com, and is the author of The Bloom Sisters series. Visit her website brookestantonbooks.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A really good historical, western romance that is HOT! Jo has lost everything because of her selfish older brother and know, he's sent her on a train from Manhatten to rural Oklahoma to work for a widower caring for his children and home. Or so she thinks... Jack, on the other hand, has been lead to believe that he will be taking over guardianship of a young man, who is supposed to help on his ranch. She is desperate enough to volunteer to stay and help him but he's a bitter man who has let his grief turn him hard and forbidding. The struggle to adapt, on both sides, has them torn apart without realizing how much the other is feeling. This is a wonderfully developed and written love story with tons of angst, heat, and love. I was giggling at times and crying at other times but by the end, I was smiling and sighing. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jo’s brother, George answered an ad from a farmer in Oklahoma who was looking for a boy to help work on the farm. George no longer had a use for Jo and so he falsely answered the ad and shipped her out. Jo was not what Jack was expecting but he agreed to let her stay for one month to prove her worth. Jack has two children and between the three of them they have worked the farm the best they could. Jo does finally prove her value but not before Jack wants to send her home. I like the way Jack fights his feelings for her but eventually they both admit to the love they feel for each other. In the end there is a HEA but not before George tries to get her to return so she can take care of his new baby and be a servant again, which I was glad to see that she refused. The story is well written and worth reading. I would highly recommend this as a great read.