Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Cowboy Imports a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek #3) by Cora Seton

The Book
Release Date: 3 September 2013

Rob Matheson's a fighter. Flattening enemies with his fists or with his legendary practical jokes, he's a tough enemy, and a troublesome friend. But Rob doesn't know how much longer he can keep up the act. As his buddies get married one by one, he's left with his lonely life - and the sinking feeling he lost more than his dreams when he traded them for a thick skin. Now Rob's father has issued a challenge - he'll give 200 acres of prime Montana ranchland to the first of his four sons to wed. No conditions, no meddling. Could this be a chance to become the man he really wants to be?

Morgan Tate's worked for years to climb the ladder to a top job at Cassidy Wineries, but Duncan Cassidy, the boss' son, always stands in her way. Now he’s issued an ultimatum; marry him or he’ll make sure she never works in the wine industry again. Morgan wants marriage - and a family - but not with Duncan. A certain cowboy in Chance Creek, Montana, has stolen her heart.

When Rob offers Morgan a proposition - marry him and split the land - they both find themselves with an ethical dilemma. They don't know each other well enough to wed, but they can't lie about their intentions before God and man, either.

Now they've got sixty days to fall in love, and a passel of family and friends determined to keep them apart. The victims of Rob's previous jokes are lining up to get their revenge, and Morgan's half-sister, Claire, is stirring up their mother's past.

Will it take the biggest practical joke of all to convince the world - and themselves - that they're truly meant to be man and wife?

My Opinion  4 STARS
This book starts with Robs father putting a bargain on the table with his sons for a parcel of land.

Morgan and Rob had first had in interest in each other in book two and she is the only one he can see a marriage working with.

Poor working conditions and the possibility of owning her own vines along with lust make her agree to a marriage bargain, but with conditions. However not all are happy with their plans for the land and many arguments between the families ensue.

With Rob being a practical joker i had hoped there would be more of them in this book and was slightly disappointed they weren't there.

This couple also seemed stronger than the others even with the families tearing at them. They were a brilliant couple who stuck up for each other and their future.

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