Book: High Country Bride
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Article Type: Book Review
From Goodreads: One ranch. Three sons. Only one will inherit…and on one condition.
Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona-territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition: the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch. Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides.
If Emmeline Harding knows one thing, it’s that she can’t hold her liquor. And though she’s not sure how she came to wake up next to a stack of gold coins in a brothel, she fears the worst. Fleeing town as a mail-order bride, she wonders: how will she ever confess her past to her handsome new husband?
Freedom-loving Rafe McKettrick is a man of strong beliefs and stronger passions and he’ll do anything to win the Triple M — even marry a stranger. To his surprise, Emmeline’s charms beguile him even as the secrets he senses she’s hiding ignite jealousy and suspicion. But when a visitor from the past enters the high country, the newlyweds have no choice but to give up on a marriage in name only and seek a union that satisfies them body and soul.
Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.00
NOTE: I am so glad that I finally started the McKettricks from the beginning. I am a huge fan of LLM’s humor and this book was full of her classic storytelling style!
What I Loved: Holy Hot Cowboy Brothers! These are some smoking hot Cowboys that are hard-headed, hot-tempered, and most off all having to do exactly what Daddy says. I love reading stories where otherwise devil-may-care guys get stuck doing something they didn’t want too. I am really going to enjoy this series that started it all 🙂
What I Liked: The gals in this series are full of spit-fire and backbone. They are perfect for the McKettrick clan. Emmeline was great and I really enjoyed her toe-to-toe moments with Rafe!
Why I will continue the series: Can’t wait to see Rafe’s brothers fall as hard as he did 🙂
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