by Leigh Greenwood

January 2005
ISBN: 0-8439-5236-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Leisure Books
Mass Market Paperback

Tanzy has reluctantly agreed to become a mail order bride. She hardly had a choice after her friend had written all the letters for her and her boss began pressuring her. However, she does feel she needs more of an opportunity to get to know her future husband. When she begins to learn of his past, the reluctance to marry him becomes a refusal.

Russ Tibbolt was passive about finding a wife. Only because of pressure from his ranch hands and friends, did he finally give in to them and agree to meet with Tanzy face to face. But he knows as soon as she sees how the town of Boulder Gap treats him she will quickly change her mind and run away. Her refusal to marry him came as no big surprise, however heís not going to let her off the hook that easily.

Amusing, the characterís themselves could find you laughing at loud. Tanzy is so sure of herself and independent, she will go to any lengths to get exactly what she wants in life. Russ is every bit as independent and determined as Tanzy, to watch these two butt heads is vastly entertaining for the reader. Almost immediately upon meeting, the sparks begin to fly between these two. With just enough sweet, lingering attraction to flare up.

The only problem with reading this novel is that at times itís very predictable. As the town continues to rally against Russ, the reader can predict what is going to happen pages before it becomes known. But that didnít stop this reviewer from enjoying it. There is enough dialogue and funny incidents to keep one entertained, even if they arenít necessarily in suspense over the outcome.

Reviewed in June 2005 by Katy.

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