After her husband’s death, widow Laurie Spencer is left with nothing but the money she finds in the saddlebags of a dead soldier. Determined to be independent, she invests it in a ranch with Jared Smith, but when she doesn’t have enough for a full partnership, she reluctantly throws herself in as part of the deal.
Playing housekeeper means plenty of time in close quarters with the sexy cowboy. Soon, they’re in each other’s arms, but personal demons keep Jared from admitting he’s falling in love. When he finally sees what was right in front of him, it’s going to take more than a lasso to get her back into his arms where she belongs.
Why To Love and To Cherish?
I really had so much fun with this one, and I wanted to give a shout out to this one since the number of ratings are pretty low. Leigh Greenwood is one of the most talented male authors I have ever read, and boy does he write a great historical romance. The spin of a people where there is a sense of family, a town that came out west together on a wagon train, and now are helping each other build a community. The chemistry between Laurie and Jared is pretty powerful, and this author brings to life this fabulous western that is riveting, emotionally driven and packs a punch.