“Find a husband in thirty days or lose the ranch when I die.”
Emma Marshall is stunned by her dying father’s ultimatum. With Twin Oaks to run alone, she delays dealing with it, unaware of advertisements he placed seeking a groom.
One by one, prospects arrive, spurred by the promise of control of a prosperous ranch and a beautiful bride. Angry, embarrassed and heartbroken by her father’s tactics, she fights for her independence.
Tyler Rountree acts on a request from his best friend and accepts the job of temporary foreman at the Marshall place. Surprised to find his new boss is a beautiful, jean-wearing, gun-toting woman with enough grit to go bear hunting with a switch, he happily accepts the job.
Distracted by persistent suitors and a dangerous man intent on getting control of her ranch, Emma is totally unprepared for the instant attraction to Ty. Thrown together by chance, she can't help but wonder if he may be the answer to her problem. However, it soon becomes clear she knows everything about running a ranch, and nothing about being a woman.
A world-weary Southern gentleman, a fiery, independent woman; will a marriage of convenience bring them happiness or more heartache?
What Readers Are Saying
"What I enjoyed the most is the conflict the author brings into her story...the perfect romance that will tug at the emotions of readers and have them following the characters till the very end. A real page-turner!" - Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite - 5 Stars
"Author Dana Wayne has delivered an intricately crafted story, with many curves along the trail that the reader never anticipates." In'Dtale Magazine 4.5 Stars with crowned heart
"Filled with suspense, twists and turns, danger, and of course romance with a spicy touch! Emma and Tyler is a real page turner!" Books & Benches - 5 Stars
"Fun romp in the Western historical hay. " - Romance Reviews 4 Stars