I thought this was pretty good! Different than "most" historicals, this was set in Canada and the hero Zach is a Mountie about to marry Dr. Virginia Waters. Just before marrying her a train he is on is bombed and he is injured. But just before he is injured someone from behind tells him to "watch out for his pretty new bride". So being the typical male, he calls off the wedding, humiliating her (this is the 2nd time she has been dumped) all in the name of saving her from the bad guys. She doesn't take it too well and tries to leave town only to be shot at later in the day. Zach ends up having to be her guard while they catch the killers after them.
It was a humiliation no bride should bear, but Dr. Virginia Waters had survived it. Now she anxiously awaited her wedding to Zack Bullock, brother of her former fiance. But could this renowned and rugged Mountie make her forget her girlhood crush--and find her womanhood in his arms?
Inspector Zack Bullock vowed to do the honorable thing and take Virgina Waters to wife. Marrying his brother's cast-off bride would neatly serve family obligations with no emotional upheaval for anyone. But the gangly girl he remembered from childhood had blossomed into a stunning, exemplary woman, one he desired more than anything--and a looming danger threatened to keep them apart forever!"
Harlequin Historical. Better than most. Synopsis: It was a humiliation no bride should bear, but Dr. Virginia Waters had survivied it. Now she is to wed Zack Bullock, brother of her former fiance. But could this renowned and rugged Mountie make her forget her girlhood crush? -- a looming danger threatened to keep them apart.
It was humiliating to be jilted. Now Virginia is to be married to the brother of the man who jilted her. Zack vows to do the honorable thing. This will serve his family\'s obligations and no emotional upheavel for him. Then Zack meets Virginia. A gangly girl who grew into a stunning woman that he starting to desire more and more. Then danger threatens them.