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A Reader's Opinion: MAIL ORDER GROOM by Dana Wayne


Western romance with a twist! Usually in western romances, the man puts an ad to meet a potential bride, but in this story there is a twist. It's the heroine who needs a husband. MAIL ORDER GROOM, written by Dana Wayne, is a fun and quick read. What a beautiful surprise! I could not put it down. It's well written, romantic, and suspenseful! You'll love the heroine, Emma, and hero, Tyler. I found it refreshing! Texas 1878. The heroine, Emma, runs her father's ranch without the help of a foreman. But Rafe, her father, decides that she needs a husband in thirty days or she'll loose their Twin Oaks ranch. But Emma is a smart, independent, and brave woman who doesn't believe she needs help. Tyler is the new foreman hired by her father. This will add some kick and maybe passion to her daily life, but then here comes the ups and downs of their journey. Tyler is a charming man, so handsome that Emma won't be able to resist his charm. But danger lurks in their lives! Will a marriage of convenience be a solution to her problems? What will happen next? Mail Order Groom is the story of a brave woman who finally finds HER man! This story ends on an "Happily Ever After" note! MAIL ORDER GROOM is filled with suspense, twists and turns, danger, and of course romance with a spicy touch! Emma and Tyler is a real page turner!

Rating: 5 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure


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“Find a husband in thirty days or lose the ranch when I die.” Emma Marshall is stunned by her dying father’s ultimatum. With Twin Oaks to run alone, she delays dealing with it, unaware of the advertisements he placed seeking a groom for her. One by one, prospects arrive, spurred by the promise of control of a prosperous ranch and a beautiful bride. Angry, embarrassed and heartbroken by her father’s tactics, she fights for her independence. Tyler Roundtree acts on a request from his best friend and accepts the job of temporary foreman at the Marshall place. Surprised to find his new boss is a beautiful, jean-wearing, gun-toting woman with enough grit to go bear hunting with a switch, he happily accepts the job. Distracted by persistent suitors and a dangerous man intent on getting control of her ranch, Emma is totally unprepared for the instant attraction to Ty. Thrown together by chance, she can't help but wonder if he may be the answer to her problem. However, it soon becomes clear she knows everything about running a ranch, and nothing about being a woman. A world-weary Southern gentleman, a fiery, independent woman—a marriage of convenience was only the beginning.

Historical Western Romance | Pub Date: April 3, 2017 | Publisher: Y&R Publishing

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher

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