Ned Matheson knows Fila Sahar has been to hell and back after being held captive by the Taliban for over a decade. She's lost her parents, her home and ten years of her life. Now she's safely back on American soil, but her fears have her so hemmed in, she might as well be a prisoner again. Ned knows he can't date her, let alone marry her, until she's regained her courage. He's confident he's found the perfect solution—he'll give her a restaurant she can call her own.
Fila cares for Ned more than she can say, and she's grateful for the home he's given her on his family's ranch, but before she can give her heart to any man, she has to find the courage to reenter society. When Ned surprises her with his perfect solution—the restaurant he's leased and renovated in her name—she doesn't know how to tell him she can't imagine being brave enough to ever run it. So when Ned's father sends him out of town to check on the family's remote hunting cabin, she's grateful for the delay.
Ned knows his father wants to split him and Fila up, so there's no way he'll leave town without taking her along. But when they reach the cabin, a savage twist of fate will turn the tables on both of them. Ned will learn what it's like to be helpless. Fila will have to find the courage she lost years ago.
Can they survive the weekend? Or will this trip be their last?
Cowboys of Chance Creek:
BOOK 0: The Cowboy Inherits a Bride
BOOK 1: The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride
BOOK 2: The Cowboy Wins a Bride
BOOK 3: The Cowboy Imports a Bride
BOOK 4: The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire
BOOK 5: The Sheriff Catches a Bride
BOOK 6: The Cowboy Lassos a Bride
BOOK 7: The Cowboy Rescues a Bride
BOOK 8: The Cowboy Earns a Bride
BOOK 9: The Cowboy's Christmas Bride
Fila has amazing courage!!!
I love the Cowboys of Chance Creek series. I'm sorry to say that this was by far my least favorite one. The writing was good but the story line was too unbelievable for me to enjoy. Everything happened so fast. Fila Sahar's programming by the Taliban was so severe and would have taken a long, long time to break through, which made the story even more unrealistic. Holt's negative reaction to Ned wanting to marry such a broken woman was typical for Holt's personality but made me dislike him even more. For as emotionally scattered as Fila was, she had mountains of courage! Maybe it was from everything she's been through or maybe because she loved Ned so much. She may not be fully ready to re-enter society but her determination to save Ned was amazing.
I love the writing style of Cora Seton and will continue to enjoy her books as always. Looking forward to the next book in this fantastic series.
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