WANTED: Biddable Passive Husband...
New yOrk bedutante Cassandra Templeton was bound and determined to get married - to anyone besides the insufferable fool her domineering father had chosen for her. Her plan was ingenious and simple: she'd place an ad, marry some gentleman farmer by proxy, then be free to live her life as she wished, out from under her dear daddy's thumb.
DESIRED: Arrogant, passionate outlaw?
But when tall Texan Jake Steele, clad all in black, sporting a six-shooter and spurs -- shows up at the Templeton's Gramercy Park mansion, Cassie realized her scheme had backfired in her facew. Worse yet, the bold, handsome devil whose name she now shared was hellbent on winning her heart...and succeeding.
This was a different approach, a man being a candidate for a mail-order marriage. He was out running bogus charges by a crooked sheriff, she was trying to escape marriage not only to an icky man but also because she didn't want to be under the control of a man. Sorry, but the way some of those men are described, icky is very appropriate. "Icky" was daddy's choice and he didn't pick well. Daddy owned and ran a bank and was grooming "Icky" to be his next in charge. Well, when Cassandra marries Jake, after daddy gets over being one-upped, daddy takes a liking to Jake and teaches him the banking trade. Due to misunderstandings they split up, he goes back home, she eventually follows, pregnant, Icky follows with his own adgenda and it becomes an interesting story. Enjoy!