Emily Walters needs help fast. Her ex-husband is being released from prison and Adam swore he'd never let her go. She knows he'll come for her. Her only choice is one of the bad boys of Dry River, Lucas Taggart. Lucas raised a lot of hell when he was younger and never backed down from anyone. It's what Emily needs in a protector and a husband. She offers him half of her ranch in exchange for protection and marriage. Whispering Pines is one of the largest horse ranches in the States. Would it be enough to entice the brooding man?
Lucas Taggart isn't interested in marriage but he is interested in Whispering Pines and when he looks into Emily's eyes, he knows it wouldn't be a hardship being married to her, as long as it's a real marriage.
When Adam shows up to claim the woman he still thinks of as his wife, will Lucas have to do the unthinkable to protect the woman he's come to love with all his heart? What happens if or when Adam is finally out of the picture? Will Emily still want Lucas around and will she ever return his love?
Lucas, Bad Boys of Dry River
Enjoyed the story.
I stayed interested in the story from beginning to end. The characters are great and there’s some thrill in protecting each other from a killer. Happy ending.
The premise was intriguing but it just didn’t work. The characters had no chemistry. They should have grown as characters and made each other better. Lucas’ hard upbringing should have been used as an opportunity to get to know him better and for Lucas and Emily to grow as a couple. Instead the author pushes off talking about it and when she finally does it’s anticlimactic.
The story was very hard to connect to. The author tells you what happens without the reader ever losing themselves in the story.
The suspense wasn’t heart racing must-find-out-what-happens type of suspense. It was kind of meh. And they spend two weeks not talking because of a miscommunication??