As usual, silvery-blond Chicago debutante Victoria Flemming-Cassidy was given no choice: today she would marry stuffy, oh-so-suitable Hubert Carrington Frazier II, the mate her socially ambitious mother had chosen for her. The ceremony was about to begin when the towering, suntanned preacher suddenly flung her over his broad shoulders, dumped her in a wagon, and hightailed it out of town - headed West! Tori wondered whether marriage to horrible Hubert might be better than this degrading ordeal...until her handsome captor lifted her into his arms and stopped her protests with a kiss! Reaching up to twine her fingers in his ebony hair, Tori realized she'd been given the best present a bride could hope for: a night of passion with a real man!
It was a fun read. I enjoyed the dialogue, the bickering between the characters. The heroine emerged herself as a strong, independent woman, who learned to adapt to a new environment after years of being controlled by her mother. I loved how she infuriated and drove the hero nut. The secondary characters were fun to read as well. This will be one of my keeper.