Wow! This one is a real page turner with a number of surprises along the way. The fact that Jon and Bethany are not perfect and that they really have to meet halfway to make their relationship work, kept me captivated. I have already recommended this book to all my romance reader friends.
Certain he's fated to meet his bride on his thirtieth birthday, Texas rancher Jon Marc O'Brien arranges for the perfect woman to arrive on that day. He's never set eyes on sweet Beth Buchanan, a cattle buyer's daughter from Kansas, but after a two-year romance-by-correspondence, he knows she'll be the ideal wife - pure of heart, body , and soul.
The glossy-haired beauty who steps from the coach is not Beth Buchanan, who died on the journey. She's a runaway named Bethany who's hungary for the respecrable life she's willing to steal a dead woman's identity - and her betrothed. It's a desperate gamble that will throw Bethany and Jon Marc into a white-hot firestorm of passion and embroil them in a Texas sized range war with deadly outlaw Hoot Todd. But Todd's wrath will be nothing compared to the fury of Jon Marc O'Brien should he ever discover his new bride's identity...