Mary Katherine Day does not desire to ever enter into the contract of marriage. She has everything she could ever want, her own home, business and friends. She does not see the need to marry a certain tall, bald man even though he makes her feel things no proper single, virginal woman should.
Jacob Adams is Eshu, he can shift into any creature at will, often choosing the bear. He knows what he wants and he wants one Miss Katherine Day. Which is why he proposed to her the first day he met her and why he kept proposing.
These two strangers cannot escape each other and their attraction, while working together on the dangerous Underground Railroad.
Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. Cute short read. The hero Jacob certainly knows what he wants although it takes a little bit of wooing to get Mary Katherine on board. The opening scene is the best scene of the book, so I will not spoil it for you but it did make me look at the bible in a new light. Just saying. This is not a typical meet and mated, since Mary Katherine did try to protest but in those days when he makes you feel all tingly under the skirts you are kind of as good as married no matter how I-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t you think you are. We are introduced to the rest of the Adams who will have following books in the series and Jacobs little sister is a character!
This story did go by a little fast, I loved the backstory and the history the author created, man if this was full length OMG. I think the shortness may have contributed to some of the issues like the heroine saving herself, stuff like that and quick wrap ups to black moments.
Straight to the Swagger: Quick cute historical romance read no skimp on the backstory.
The Highlander’s Bride Trouble, Mary Wine
Nareen Grant is hiding out, or not exactly hiding more like choosing the role of ladies maid rather than role of wife. Her brother Kael sent her to her cousins underground brothel (unbeknownst to him) and she still has some baggage. She escaped the fate of having her maidenhead sold but the Highlander Saer MacLeod still wants to court her even with her past.
Saer the savage Highlander now Laird, cannot get Nareen Grant out of his mind. He knows what it is like to have a savage past and he admires her strength. When most fear him she has spirit. He plans to court her, she is the family he wants.
Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. I was sad. I have to admit this one was okay, not a reread for me and I do tend to reread Mary Wines older historical romances but this will not be one of those. Not that I did not like any of the characters it was just a little boring and I did not understand why. I am not sure if it was because most of the conflict was internal, although Nareen was kidnapped by another honorable Scot for like a blink. If you love historicals and like to keep up with the series give it a go. I have only read book one in the series so you can definitely jump in or jump around.
Straight to the Swagger: Had all the historical romance elements but did not love it, you might want to save your duckies. Okay read.
Mail Order Mayhem, Kirsten Osbourne
Maude is desperate, she has to marry her father’s boss at the bank, he is repulsive and a bully. He asks for her hand, but she does not have the right to say no! She decides to take her chance and become a mail order bride, taking her chance on the first letter that catches her eye.
Bookswagger Marcia: Four Crowns, good read, on the way to swagger. I have always been a fan of those sweet romances. They are where most of us long time romance readers started. For me this was American girl, Sarah Plain and Tall all grown up and I fell in love with the author when she had the heroes history include life as a box car kid, I hugged my kindle…ahhh the memories. There are no sweeping clothes ripping love songs, the hero is a V as well as the heroine so, some awkward grappling and the elusive feeling escapes but this was a good read. It was free on Amazon and I went and bought book two. It was nice getting back to my roots of an innocent time, before I started reading all my juicy smut.
Straight to the Swagger: There is a black moment it is resolved super quick, this is not that kind of book, it is about the awkwardness of meeting someone and having to make it work cause boy meets girl and you really like them.
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