Hi folks! Happy Halloween month. We're back with our 3-for-1 review, so after you're done here, don't forget to check out reviews from Prah and Constantine.
We went to the wild west :-) and found Mail Order Bride: Mail Order Mayor by Ashley Walter.
Here's the blurb:
Some mail-order brides have secrets... sometimes, so do their husbands.
Cadence Fairbanks was supposed to be a mail-order bride, until things went wrong.
She’d left her old life behind her and tried to start over, but the man she was supposed to marry is back.
He wants a second chance.
Cadence doesn't know if she loves him anymore.
Or does she?
Austin Wilkes has to prove himself to her. But he’s got his own secrets, and he's still mourning for his first wife and child.
She's not sure she can trust him, but he's not sure he can trust her.
When the women of Angel's Reach start to go missing, Cadence vows to hunt down their kidnapper. Austin promises to help her, and the two embark on a journey that will teach them things aren't always what they seem.
Can Cadence and Austin find the missing women before she becomes one herself?
I've always had some fascination for historical romance and the idea of a mail order brides, so this story's had me at hello.
It started out a little slow, with the hero putting himself in harms way and hallucinating about his dead wife. However , it picked up soon after as the author introduced us to the heroine and a city inhabited predominantly by women.
Austin arrives in Angel's Reach and becomes the second adult male living there. A difficult history with Cadence leads to immediate tension between them. However neither can deny their attraction to the other.
I found Austin and Cadence to be well-matched and the romance between them was sweet. I also liked the dynamics of the entire town of Angel Reach. Many of the secondary characters were interesting, and I would like to see some of them get their own happy endings.
Disclaimer: I bought my copy of this book from Amazon (for some reason, at the time of posting this review, it appears to be off Amazon)