Diana Mills is a small-time model who dreams of getting married and having a family. During a shoot at a rodeo in San Antonio, she meets Lije Masters (Lije is short for Elijah). A very short courtship turns into what could be her dream.
This story is difficult to classify. It is a romance, but not quite in the typical sense. It is more about making the romance work than just getting the happily ever after. The blurb on the back of the book is very misleading and really has nothing at all to do with this book. The publisher did this book a huge mistake with it--I was confused as to what the book was about because of it.
I liked this book, but I didn't love it by any means. It was a sweet story, but the characters weren't ones that were easy to connect with. It is written in third person entirely from Diana's point of view. I usually don't like one-sided romances because I really like to know what the other person in the relationship is thinking--I want to get to know both characters. I felt like I never really got to know Lije very much.
Note: This is a tame book with no sex. It has implications and innuendo, but no descriptions.
It is a bit slow, but a very simple read--it only took me a day to finish. I was hoping for something a bit more Christmasy, but this really had very little of a Christmas aspect to it.
A bit of a disappointment from what I was expecting, but a cute read nonetheless.