Denim and Lace is filled with witty remarks and a dose of sarcasm that will have you turning the page without pause.
As the eldest daughter of a wandering scientist, Samantha took care of her mother and her twin sisters. Able to hunt and shoot just like a boy and too tall to be considered a beauty like her sisters, Samantha throws her heart into the land. A natural green thumb, she comes to California with dreams of farming. Her mother and sisters merely hope to create a new home away from their war-torn Tennessee.
Her father's letters stopped abruptly after he visited Talbott, a Sierra mountain town. Her father's description of the hateful Sloan Talbott convinces Samantha the man is involved with her father's disappearance. Her delight at reaching her new home is tempered by her hatred of a man she's never met.
The product of a destroyed, tragic marriage, Sloan has no reason to trust women. He's built this town and his fortune with the goal of keeping women out of his life. Samantha and the other Neely women defy all he's believed true, and Sloan can fight only so much temptation. With Sam swinging her sassy hips, Mrs. Neely offering heavenly ambrosia, and the twins turning his town into a home for the lovelorn, he figures the only way he'll ever get his life back is by finding Sam's father. He just demands a rather extortionate payment in return.
k this isn't the exact cover i have on this book as its the first printing of the book.
I really enjoyed this book.
A SHOCKING PROPOSAL
Samantha Neely thought she might have to kill Sloan Talbott. After traveling two thousand miles, she finally had her chance to confront the man she believed capable of murdering her missing father. As owner of this mining settlement in the California Sierras, Talbott had already tried to run her and her family out of town. Now she had to prove she was more than spitfire and sass. She had to prove she was woman enough to bring down the handsomest, most sinfully dangerous man shed ever met.
Sloan Talbott called Sam a ragtag redheaded tomboy, but her honeyed voice taunted him by day and slipped into his dreams at night. In denim, she made him crazy. In lace, she mad him wild. With his own private demons tormenting him, Sloan didnt need a woman like Sam revealing what kind of man he really was. He couldnt let himself love her, but he couldnt stop wanting her. Instead, he offered her a proposition she ought to refuse....
Enjoyed the book very much!
Emmanuel Neely is a free-spirited inventor who has a strong sense of wanderlust. In his absence, the eldest daughter Samantha has always taken care of her mother and her twin sisters. The family has left their war-decimated Tennessee for California; Emmanuel has written to tell them of their new home in the Sierra Mountains.
However, when they arrive in the town of Talbott, they meet the awful owner of the town (and everything in it) -- Sloan Talbott. He has one ironclad rule -- absolutely no women. The Neely's are not particularly impressed with no. They decide they must stay in Talbott until Emmanuel comes back.
Samantha dresses in trousers and shoots better than most men. It doesn't take long for Sam and Sloan lock horns. I don't really want to tell too much more about the story; it is fun and funny (Sloan and Samantha are evenly matched). The reason this book did not receive a 5-star rating had to do with the ending. During the last few chapters, a major character is injured and the author used a device that seemed fairly pointless. I thought it really damaged the overall quality of the novel. Overall, the story is a delight.