The Sheriff's Mail-Order Bride

The Sheriff's Mail-Order Bride

by Ann Harrison

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The Sheriff's Mail-Order Bride by Ann Harrison

Laid off and down to her last few dollars, Gina Taylor is desperate to provide for her baby boy when she sees an advertisement for a mail order bride in Marietta, Montana. On just a photo of a serious but handsome man and the charm of his kind, deep voice on the phone, Gina packs up her few belongings and leaves the hardships of San Francisco behind.

When widowed deputy sheriff Rory Watson buys a neglected ranch in desperate need of repairs and a homey touch, he realizes how much he misses the companionship marriage offers. His brother found a bride and happiness with an advertisement. Maybe he can too. But Rory gets more than he bargained for when Gina arrives, baby on her hip.

Rory can forgive a lot, but Gina never mentioned a baby. His instinct is to send her home, but his uneasy conscience insists she stay–temporarily. Gradually, Rory discovers that Gina's smile, love of country life, and can-do attitude wake up something he never knew was dormant, and the chubby baby reminds him of how much he once wanted a family.

Can a down-on-her-luck woman find the home she's always wanted with a man afraid to love again?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157201647
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: The Watson Brothers , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 18,736
File size: 477 KB

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The Sheriff's Mail-Order Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
Rory and Gina are both fighting demon's of the past and choice's they made. Gina risks all to drive to Montana to marry Rory, but she is keeping a big secret as Rory doesn't know about her son. The sparks do fly, but I enjoyed how Rory and Gina had to both look past their perceptions of each other and learned to care deeply for each other I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
The Sheriff's Mail-Order Bride by Ann B. Harrison is book number two in the Watson Brothers' series. This is Gina Taylor and widowed deputy sheriff Rory Watson Rory, widowed, wants a companion and does not want to get into the dating scene. He places an ad for a mail-order bride. Gina, single mom, lost her job and was down to the last of her money when she accepted to be a mail-order bride for deputy sheriff Rory Watson. Rory was expecting Gina but not the baby. Will Rory send her away or will he get more than he ever expected. This was an enjoyable read. A great mail-order bride romance with misconceptions, secrets, and learning to trust again. FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cute story. Great characters and storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great love story after both having a past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Couldn't wait to read it. Again great story, some drama, great sex scenes but most of all I loved the three main characters, especially Fischer sweet child.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A poignant story in a unique setting for a modern day romance, where arranged marriages are helping Montana cowboys to find their HEA. Gina, a single mom, is a true survivor, she has managed to make it despite the circumstances with a sheer strength of will and utter determination. She is not used to asking or getting any help with anything she has had to face in life, so accepting aid or support is something she has to learn to obtain. I love her guts, she strength, and her adventures spirit. Rory, a widow, is a true alpha man, one of four brothers raised by a single dad, whose drinking and morose after their mother's death shake the family dynamics and causes irk, even affecting the relationships today. Rory is protective, take-charge man, who has a soft spot for those in trouble. His has been mourning for his wife for three years and is now taking unique steps to find companionship for the rest of his days. He has a hard time trusting Gina, his quick emotional reactions cause him to act before reflection, and his stubbornness made me think of a bull, yet he has a big, caring, generous heart, that beats for those he takes under his wings. The beginning of the story was filled with emotions, concerns, and careful attraction as Rory and Gina adjust to their new situation, a new life, and a new and different kind of relationship. The feelings go from joy and passion to doubt and aggravation. I liked how the attraction took more and more hold of them and how they were so open about their wants and needs. I was involved with the story and felt the emotional turbulence that was riding at the ranch. But there's a point in the book where it changes its dynamics rather drastically in my opinion, from budding romance to family drama. Some of the big moments in the development of the relationship between Rory and Gina are jumped over, and it is just assumed that they are madly in love while tackling the trouble at their doorsteps. The secondary characters in the story contributed to the story and were given a considerable amount of screen time and importance to the plot development. They did raise my interest towards the other titles in the series, the Watson brothers are a passionate and a rather temperamental group of fascinating characters. With an intriguing road to their destiny, Gina and Rory find out that nothing in life comes easy, not even an arranged marriage. With a roll-a-coaster of emotions their tackle the heaps of trouble they face, while learning to trust each other, and test the waters if they could find a way to do life together, make a family, and maybe even learn to love each other. This series gets all the three A's from me: an alluring, absorbing and appealing story ~ Four Spoons
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Unemployed and desperate, single mother, Gina Taylor, is desperate to provide a secure, safe future for her baby boy and answers an advert for a mail order bride. The person posting the advert is the widowed deputy sheriff, Rory Watson. He got the idea after his brother Chance did something similar, then met and fell in love with one of the respondents. He wasn’t expecting Gina to turn up early and with a baby in her arms! She kept her son’s existence secret and he neglected to inform her about the run down property that he hopes will be their home after it has lots of work done on it. With both of them hiding things from the other, can love find a way to bring them together? There are other surprises in store and much to be worked through before there’s any chance of them achieving their HEA together! This is a delightful read with reasons for everyone’s behaviours and attitudes, their back stories and reactions explained through the story. There’s plenty of drama, trauma and turmoil before anything can work out, making it an intriguing but charming romance set in the scenic Montana countryside. The community has some brilliant secondary characters in it - I loved the priest! A great book to escape into - I'll certainly be endeavouring to look out for the next in the series, 'The Doctor's Husband'! Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel. This is my honest review.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I really liked The Sheriff’s Mail Order Bride by Ann B. Harrison. This is the second book in her Watson Brothers series. This is a story of two strangers being given a second chance for a life with a partner and companionship in order to avoid the loneliness and demands of life. I enjoyed how Ms. Harrison found a place for Gina Fletcher to find the love and support she never had and a family who would not only love her, but also her son. I’m glad Rory Watson was given a second chance to find love and a way to have the family he really wanted. I do wish Ms. Harrison would have at least explained how his first wife died. This was a fun and entertaining story with likeable and real characters you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics and real life problems. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I definitely recommend this book to other readers. I am so looking forward to the next entry in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A great story. Gina is a single mom and on her last dollar answers an ad for a mail order bride. She packs everything up and moves to Marietta Montana to marry Rory, the sheriff and widower of three years. The only problem is she didn't tell him about her baby. Gina will not give up and a very hard worker. Soon the marriage of convenience becomes much more. This is the second story in the series but can be read as a stand alone. Great story telling, that will keep you turning the pages. Loved the determination of Gina, not to give up. Can't wait to read the next story in the series. I highly recommend this book!!
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
I love relationship of convenience romances, and The Sheriff's Mail-Order Bride is an excellent addition to the trope. This book from new to be author Ann B. Harrison, is emotional, exciting and sexy. This is a well-written story, replete with well-defined characters, some intense situations, and above all, brotherly love. This story focuses on deputy sheriff Rory Watson, and Gina Taylor, an out of work mother on the verge of homelessness. Gina is a good mom and will do whatever is necessary to provide for Fisher, her eighteen-month-old son. Even if that means answering an ad for a mail-order bride. With the exception of her car, Gina has no money and no job prospects. So on a wing and a prayer, she leaves her hovel in San Francisco for a new life in Marietta, Montana. Rory wants a wife, but has no desire to date. His older brother Chance found his wonderful wife via an ad, so Rory is very hopeful that he can find his happily ever after as well. Gina comes with a ton of baggage, but her kind heart, determination, and love for her son, endears her to Rory and his family. This is quite an engaging read. My heart continually ached for Gina, due to her never ending stream of unfortunate circumstances. Her luck takes a turn for the better when she meets Rory. I loved how the author portrayed Fisher, with a cuteness quality that made me smile from ear to ear. There was something about Rory that rubbed me the wrong way, however, I found his willingness to stand by Gina through thick and thin to be beyond commendable. This is the second book from The Watson Brothers series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This was an ok read for me. I liked the characters. Gina Taylor, single mom with very few options answers an ad for a mail order bride. Rory Watson, a sheriff in Marietta, is having a hard time getting back into the dating game after losing his young wife. Desperate for companionship he puts up an ad for a mail order bride. While excited to meet Gina, Rory is a little shocked to find out she has a baby. Not that a baby is a deal breaker but the fact that she lied very well may be. This was a very interesting story but I'm not sure this storyline worked for me as a contemporary read. It just seemed a bit strange to me. It is well written so it turned out to be an ok read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good