I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.No One But You by Leigh Greenwood
Also in this series: Rose
Series: Seven Brides #1.5
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1st 1970
Genres: Historical Romance, American West
The long-awaited prequel to the Seven Brides series. Leigh Greenwood returns to his award-winning classic series to pen a brand-new Western romance featuring some of his most beloved characters.
First Comes Marriage…Alone in the world and struggling to make ends meet, Texas war widow Sarah Winborne will do anything to keep her two small children safe and her hard-won ranch from going under. She hasn’t fought for so long to lose everything… and if that means marrying a stranger to protect her family’s future, then so be it.
She never expected anything but a business arrangement, but something about Benton Wheeler’s broad shoulders and kind eyes awakens emotions she’d long since buried. He makes her feel beautiful. He makes her feel desired. He makes her feel like a woman again. And even though their marriage was never intended to be more than a matter of convenience, as Benton stands between her small family and the wild and dangerous West, Sarah may just realize that the cowboy she married is the love she never dreamed she would find…
A Texas War widow, Sarah Winborne needs help and with two children and a ranch to run by herself with no help. Sarah knows that she needs to resort to certain measures she isn’t comfortable with but knows it needs to be done for the sake of her children and their future. Sarah has come to the Randolph family ranch, to see help from one of his ranch hands, to marry her. She knows George Randolph has a great reputation for being honorable. She meets Benton Wheeler “Salty” while she makes her decision on who to marry. But she feels a connection to, and even though she isn’t looking for desire or passion….her heart wants Salty more than any other man. At first their marriage is one of an agreement, with no emotional or sexual entanglements. As Sarah and Salty work together with her children to rebuild her ranch. Salty finds himself becoming attached to Sarah and her charming children who are in desperate need of love and affection. Sarah and Salty discover a hidden desire for each other that develops into something more powerful.
Plot and Story Line
What a fun story this turned out to be and I was so glad to pick this one up!! I have loved and adored this series so much, and Leigh Greenwood is such a talented author and is MALE!! How neat is that! He writes some of the best romances, they are so different and well balanced. This story I would say follows right after “Rose” which is the first book of the series. This series involves seven brothers, most of whom served in the army during the civil war. These brothers are working together to build up their home again. Salty is one of their most trusted ranch hands. George and Rose are married and expecting their first baby. I really loved how the beginning of this story starts out. We see this fun family interact with Sarah and her two children. We are then taken to the moment where Salty and Sarah decide to get married and they head to her ranch near Austin. First off, the way that Salty is with her kids is simply adorable. He is engaging, protective and accepting. Her daughter is a spitfire, and determined to run the ranch and never marry. hehe Now her son, has a deformed leg and has a difficult time walking. His real father has been very abusive about his condition. However the way Salty treats him is just perfect. Sarah takes a bit more time to warm up to him. She was treated pretty badly by her previous husband, so it takes a while before she opens her heart to Salty. But one she does their relationship takes a delightful turn. I just LOVED these two together and how they connect. It was perfectly built up, and I truly had a blast seeing them slowly come together and trust each other. We have some other aspects with a dangerous villain. I truly adored the way that this was written and was so perfect to have Salty’s story after all of these years!! If you haven’t picked up this author, you should do so. This story can be read as a stand alone if needed. But get ready for some adventure, humor, and unique chemistry.
A most beautiful cover!! I just love everything about it! The pose is so romantic, I love the sunset in the background with the sunflowers and her dress is the perfect touch.
No One But You is a perfect addition to a wonderful series….a story of discovery, passion and a slow burn romance. A win for the perfect family oriented series.