Hidden Fires Author:Sandra Brown AS THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TURNED, TEXAS FLAMED WITH RAILROADS, RANCHERS--AND A DARING NEW LOVE! — When Innocent, raven-haired Lauren Holbrook left her home for a promising life in Texas she found heartbreak, not happiness, forced into a loveless marriage of convenience to playboy-rancher, Jared Lockett. — Now a victim of Jared's scheming mother... more » whose hunger for power and wealth defied the boundaries of human greed, Lauren was unjustly accused of betrayal... threatened by an ambitious investor's savage lust... and rejected in love by her rebellious husband.
But nevertheless Lauren's love for Jared grew. She bravely challenged the hate that surrounded Jared's heart, and offered instead a rapturous passion--a shimmering new dream they could share--if only they could conquer the treachery that ruled their lives.« less
Another excellent read from Sandra Brown! Set in the sprawling Texas areait tells of a preacher's daughter who thought she was to be a land baron'n wife's secretary only to have her whole life turned upside down when she arrives. Instead the matriarch wants her to marry in name only her playboy son. Now she must fight to make her marriage as strong as her love!
The story of delicate, Lauren Holbrook and hellraising cattleman Jared Lockett. Theirs is a passionate and stormy love story, perfectly suited for one of the most provocative, compelling scenarios in the romance genre--a marriage of convenience.
The story is so exciting, each page makes me squirm in wonder to read what's next. In the beginning, I was frustrated in Jared's attitude towards the sweet, beautiful & innocent Lauren. Eventually, as I read along, I understood his indifference towards her, yet I still feel sorry for Lauren. I was relieved to see improvements in their relationship as the story progressed... this is also when the love story twist becomes heart warming. This book doesn't only concentrate on the hero/heroine alone. It contains many unique characters that surrounds the couple. Each character is described realistically & it makes you understand the hero more...