Angelfire - Australian, Bk 2 Author:Linda Lael Miller Shocked by the threat of an arranged marriage to an aging magistrate, Bliss Stafford fled through the rugged New Zealand countryside. But chance -- and the barrel of her father's pistol -- wed her to Jamie McKenna, a handsome, headstrong rancher whose bold touch flamed her innocent senses... — In his embrace she discovered the wonder of desir... more »e, and the passionate man who would be her destiny. Yet his heart was captive to a beauteous widow -- and a hidden, bitter sorrow. Only a rare courage would drive Bliss to face the secrets of Jamie's past...to defy death itself for the radiant prize of a lifetime of tomorrows...« less
Jamie McKenna aggravated the hell out of me. What would it have taken to tell Bliss the truth...about 5 darn minutes! Instead he let her think the worst of him and distress herself to the point of fleeing. Bliss Stanton shows up unexpected and unannounced at Jamie's farm. She doesn't know him and he doesn't know her. She's very fiesty - mainly because she needed the attitude to survive her father's cruel treatment of her. After the life she led, how is she supposed to trust Jamie without question? It would be so easy to allay her fears but Jamie perpetuates the ruse just a little too far.
Hence, a book that should have been really good was just ok.