Story started out good. Excellent writing. Can't stand the women who seem to think they are not complete with out a working career.
But then what makes a story? Austin Matthews is a saloon owner and a womanizer. No marriage thank you!
Emily Kendall and forty some brides have at least seven men to choose from. What a choice!
The contratemps that lead to Emily's seduction kept the story moving. The villians a bit murky. Emily a bit goofy and headstrong.
The Opera House aspiring but a bit boring. You knew Ethan would as Emily to marry him. Him being the most wealthy and civilized.
But the desires that develope between the bad boy, Austin and Emily, who has kept herself free from any male entanglements, gets out of hand - not once but again and again and again. Definitely not a thrill.
Still if you need something to read - it is some interesting, especially when the dead animals show up. Ha! a rejected suitor?
I could almost like the red-headed Flo and Jasper but she still hankered after Austin. Ah well, time was passing her by.
Adventure! The Seattle air crackled with it, making Emily Kendall's blood race. Coming west as a mail-order bride had been the most outrageous thing she'd ever dared. Until she was faced with the deliciously shocking possibilities posed by Austin Matthews-the one man in town not shopping for a wife!
Austin Matthews, saloon keeper and frontier businessman extraordinaire, reveled in the bold and bawdy life of the West. A life about to be upended by a seeminly prim New England miss with eyes of springtime green. For Emily Kendall had enough improper ideas to keep the West wild for the rest of their lives!