Tender Is The Storm Author:Johanna Lindsey In 1882, New York socialite Sharisse Hammond meekly accepts her father's order to marry Joel Parrington... until she discovers that Joel and her younger sister are deeply in love. The only way for Sharisse to avoid a disastrous marriage, and her father's wrath, is to leave town for a while, posing as a mail order bride, keeping her identity a se... more »cret. Of course, she has no intention of marrying roughbreed Arizona rancher Lucas Holt, and she is certain that he could never want a pampered society woman.
Sharisse feels lucky that Lucas is willing to delay the marriage, but she isn't prepared for the way his kisses send her blood racing. Luke is charming and gentle most times, but frightening cold, even cruel sometimes...like his twin brother, Slade, who has more than once almost had his way with her. How can her body detray her so easily? How can it delight in such two very different men?
Sharisse is terrified that Luke will discover who she really is, and that she is using him to bide time. She has yet to learn that Luke has is own dark secrets to hide, has no intention of ever marrying her...and has been watching her every move with Slade.« less
Great book. Short chapters make easy stopping points, but you won't want to put it down. The front cover shows the side view of a naked man, but the cover easily slips off. I hid the cover so my kids wouldn't see. Despite the cover, the book is not too steamy. A good, easy read with surprising twists.