With a wife he adores and a baby on the way, life is great for Chase Tyler. Then tragedy strikes when Tanya and their unborn child are killed. A grief stricken Chase pushes his family away and abandons the family business to start riding on the rodeo circuit and drinking himself into oblivion. Real Estate Broker Marcie Johns was driving Tanya to look at a house the day of the accident. Even though she didn't cause the accident, she feels responsible. Marcie has known Chase since childhood and wants to help him get his life back in order. When she sees him get injured during a rodeo, she follows him to the hospital and eventually bullies him into going home to his family.
As Chase realizes that Tyler Drilling is barely staying in business, he devotes his time to trying to save it. Marcie offers him a deal. She will give him the money to pay off the creditors if he will marry her. Taking her up on the deal just may be the best thing that ever happened to him.
This is the second book in Brown's Texas series. I read it over 20 years ago and decided to revisit it on audio. Colleen Marlo does a great job as narrator of the audiobook.
Chase is a tortured hero who wallows in his grief. Marcie has loved Chase from afar since childhood, and decides she is the woman who can straighten him up. I enjoyed their various battles where Marcie would verbally kick his butt and get him back on track. I thought the whole marriage of convenience storyline was a bit over the top. It made Marcie look desperate to win Chase no matter what she had to do. From that point the story was predictable with no surprises, as Chase realizes his feelings for Marcie. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
I really enjoyed this whole series...great characters!
This was a very sexy story with such a great plot, I truly didn't want it to end. Too bad there couldn't have been more titles in this series, they were all so very good!
Didn't finish book. I don't like Sandra Brown's style.
This whole series really is fun! The characters are people you probably know and the adventures are ones you wish you could have. If you enjoy this author you will enjoy this series.