I loved all seven of these books about seven brothers in the west who find brides.
Tyler Randolph has been mining for gold to fulfill his dream of owning a hotel when he rescues Daisy Singleton from killers. Her hair is scorched and she has been shot, but Tyler finds something very compelling about all six feet of her.
A blizzard traps Daisy, Tyler and his youngest brother Zac in a cabin. Having Daisy around, wearing his clothes and sleeping in his bed, is driving Tyler crazy.
Daisy doesn't understand her attraction to the domineering loner. Her fianc, Guy Cochrane is pressing her to announce their wedding plans, but Daisy can't do it because she's fallen in love with Tyler. Daisy and Tyler finally give in to their passion, but their relationship is anything but smooth with long-standing insecurities to overcome, as well as outside influences to fight.
The feel of a hand closing around Daisy's wrist caused her heart to leap into her throat. She looked up into Tyler's deep brown eyes about the time he took the book from her hand.
"Don't sneak up behind me," she said. "You scared me nearly half to death."
"Tyler replaced the book on the shelf and pulled her away from the bookshelves. "You don't have to work for your keep." (intro page)
By the age of seven Tyler Randolph has been so emotionally abused by his sadistic father he no longer allows himself to feel anything, not when his brother go to war, his father deserts them or when his mother dies. He doesn't think he deserves his place in the family or his share of the family wealth.
Determined to make it on his own, Tyler heads for New Mexico and the lost gold mines. The only problem is that his birthday is in six months and he has promised to take one of the jobs his brothers had to offer if he fails to find gold by this time. Tyler can't bear to be a further failure and plans to dissappear when the time comes. When he rescues an injured beauty he has no place to take her but to his prospector's cabin high in the mountains. Taunted as the ugly Randolph, Tyler is hiding his handsome face behind long hair and a heavy beard. Daisy can't help but feel he has something to hide. Somehow though Tyler can't seem to want to hide from Daisy. Not his face and not his heart.
Daisy has been told what to do all her life and Tyler is the first man who seems to think she's capable of taking care of her ranch herself, she loves him, but doesn't want to give up the independence he's taught her to cherish. Finally she realizes that, though Tyler can do everything better than she, he has a scared little boy inside of him that needs her as desperately as she needs him. When she realizes Tyler sees himself as her partner, not her master, she knows she can trust him with her heart.
The state of Texas isn't big enough for Tyler Randolph and his six rough-and-ready brothers. So the rugged loner sets off for New Mexico in search of a lost mine. He is out to find gold in them thar hills, but he strikes the real mother lode when he rescues a feisty and independent beauty from the wilderness. Attacked, shot, and left for dead, Daisy is horrified to wake up in Tyler's cabin. Then a blizzard traps them together, and she is convinced that the mountain man is a fourteen-carat cad-until his unpolished charm claims her love. Before long, Daisy is determined to do some digging of her own to unearth the treasures hidden in Tyler's heart.
The state of Texas wasn't big enough for Tyler Randolph and his six brothers. So the rugged loner set off for New Mexico in search of a lost mine. He was out to find gold in them thar hills. but he struck the real mother lode when he rescued a feisty and independent beauty from the wilderness. (baack cover)
The state of Texas wasn't big enough for Tyler Randolph and his six rough and ready brothers. So the rugged loner set off for New Mexico in search of a lost mine. He was out to find gold in them thar hills, but he struck the real mother lode when he rescued a feisty and independent beauty from the wilderness. Attacked, shot and left for dead, Daisy was horrified to wake up in Tylers cabin. Then a blizzard trapped them together and she was conviced that the mountain man was a fourteen carat cad, until his unpolished charm claimed her love. Before long, Daisy was determined to do some digging of her own to unearth the treasures hidden in Tylers heart.
Daisy Singleton awakes not knowing where she is, why she wrapped like a buritto in a blanket, an aching head. As she slowly looks around she sees a giant of a hairy (long hair, long beard) staring at her. When she asks for her father, a man she thinks of in her mind as Adonis pokes his head over the edge of the top bunk and says hi to her. She has just learned that she is with the youngest 2 Randolph brothers Tyler and Zac. They tell her she has been shot in the head, left for dead in a burning house and that her dad was killed. In the process of rescuing her Zac as also shot. As Tyler nurses her back to health, they try to determine who and why Daisy and her dad were attacked.
As she heals Daisy starts to dislike being told what to do by Tyler just as she realizes she always hated being told what to do by her father. She wants to be independent and make her own decision regarding her life. As she heals and Tyler searches for the killers who are still after them, she puts herself and the Randolphs in danger several times. Finally Tyler decides to take her to Albuquerque to stay with his brother and sister in law who are in town awaiting the birth of their child. Daisy becomes friends with Laurel Randolph but still wants to go stay with her friend Adora because she promised years ago to marry Adora's brother. As Guy pushes for a wedding date, Daisy realizes she is in love with Tyler not Guy but does not want to marry either because she thinks that marriage means loss of independence.
Daisy was raised to believe she was poor but learns that her dad owns lots and lots of land that he poorly managed. Tyler who knows ranching tells Daisy she can run the ranch herself and stays on to help her by giving her ranching tips. At the same time he is still trying to find out who tried to kill Daisy and why.
There is some suspense as it builds to who is responsible and why Daisy's dad was murdered and they attempted to kill her. I figured it out early but it did not mar the enjoyment of the story. There is romance in the last 1/4 of the book as Daisy and Tyler finally realize they love each other enough to overlook the things they said they would never tolerate in their lives.
Another one of the Seven Brides. Made me want to get married all over again. Loved the series. Couldn't wait to read them all.