Groom for Hire

Groom for Hire

by Ruth Ann Nordin

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When Joe Otto accepted the job to lead a wagon train to California, the last thing he expected was to be asked to marry Mr. Heller's daughter. Still pining over the one that got away, he's not sure he has it in him to open his heart to another woman. Mr. Heller assures him the arrangement will only be temporary. Once Joe delivers her to her aunt and uncle in California, he can annul the marriage. Joe can use the money, and besides, it's only a temporary arrangement. She won't be his wife for the rest of his life. Reassured by this logic, he agrees to the marriage contract.

Michelle Heller knows the only way she's going on the wagon train is if she has a husband, so she readily accepts the deal her father makes with Joe. What she doesn't expect, however, is that her new husband is the most attractive young man she's ever seen. Over and over, she has to remind herself their marriage isn't real. It's only borne of necessity. But as the days pass on the trail, it's harder to remember their marriage is only on paper, and it seems the two are at odds as to what they want this marriage to be.

After Joe watched the woman of his dreams start a life with someone else, he vowed he would never open himself up to being hurt again. Can Michelle break through his wall, or will she have to annul the marriage once she reaches California?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157584788
Publisher: Parchment & Plume, LLC
Publication date: 02/12/2017
Series: Pioneer Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 89,282
File size: 407 KB

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Groom for Hire 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually like this author but this one was silly. A young woman and a wagon train guide marry so she can get to California to marry a rich man. Writing was silly and boring. No substance to the story. Silly is the only way to describe the story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ability to tell a story does not make a good writer. The writing has several grammatical mistakes and uses incorrect, modern language that was not in style during the period when the story takes place. The story was too contrived and, frankly, not believable. This one was a waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a sweet story and a quick read.
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
This book follows The Marriage Agreement and I loved that we get to see Jesse and Laura again. Joe is still seeking out their friendship and advice. It was wonderful to watch him slowly change his mind about Michelle. He’s positive that staying far away from her will help his broken heart but she’s one persistent girl. I loved her generous nature and outgoing spirit. She’s the perfect match for Joe. Adult read