Ethan Cruz should be mending fences on his Montana ranch, but instead he's driving to the Chance Creek, Montana, airport - to pick up the bride he didn't know he had. This latest salvo in his ongoing practical joke battle with his best friend, Rob Matheson, has gone too far, and Ethan plans to send his "bride" right back home, then get busy plotting his revenge. One look at Autumn Leeds changes his mind, however. Perhaps he needs a bride, after all. A breathtakingly beautiful city bride.
Autumn Leeds needs a story - fast - or she's going to lose her lucrative contract with CityPretty Magazine, so when she sees the crazy video plea for a modern mail-order bride for a cowboy, it sounds like the story of the century. Making a video of her own, she casts herself as the perfect mail-order bride for a rancher, but when she finally reaches Montana, she's surprised to find Ethan's the perfect cowboy husband-to-be. Against her better judgment, her plan to keep her handsome groom at arm's length disintegrates into a night of passion spent in his arms.
Ethan knows he can't keep playing this game - he has to come clean with Autumn and tell her the truth; about the practical joke and about the state of his ranch. He's about to lose it all because of the debts his mother racked up before his parents' deaths. Now his sister, Claire, wants to sell the ranch and collect what little money they can. He'll be out of a home and a job, and in no shape to support the bride he desperately wants to marry, after all.
Autumn's in bigger trouble than ever. Not only has she fallen in love with the subject of her expose - she might be carrying his child. If she doesn't write this article and secure her contract for another year, she'll lose everything - her career, her apartment, and more importantly, her family's approval. The only alternative is to stay and marry Ethan. But how can she trust a man she's just met when she knows too well that men always let you down?
Can a love based on lies last?
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Do two lies make it right?
Ethan and Autumn's relationship is unconventional to say the least. Ethan's YouTube video gets him a bride, Autumn. It is something that starts off as a joke but quickly it is no longer a laughing matter. Emotions and feelings grow and become inevitable. But, those lies always find a way to the surface.
This is a really good story and you get sucked into Ethan and Autumn's relationship. You know their secrets and you hold your breath to see what they do about them. Once again, the secondary characters, especially the Chance Creek friends add a whole new level to the situation.
The only disappointing thing I found with this book is that Cole and Sunshine from the series starter is not mentioned at all. I thought this was odd considering Ethan and the others were constantly at Cole's firing range almost everyday and, that they are all lifelong friends. Otherwise, a good read.
This was the first book I read from this author. I really, really enjoyed this book. It was a sweet, traditional romance. The writing flowed so easily I read this in one day. I'm a romantic, so I believe in love at first sight like Ethan's and Autumn's. Wonderful, feel good book. I'm going to continue the series to see what happens to the secondary characters. They were well written in the story, too.
Hilarious love story!
This was so funny. From beginning to end. So small town. I loved it. Everyone knows your business. I loved Ethan and Autumn. Great love story. Cast of characters were fantastic. I'll have to read again. Enjoy!