If Gunnery Sergeant Zane Hall wants to save his family’s ranch, he’ll need to fix up the buildings, stock the spread with cattle—and find a wife. The first two are easy with the help of his brothers, but getting hitched is proving more difficult. When he meets mountaineer Kenna North through an online ad, she seems like the perfect fit—at least in her e-mails. She wants the same thing he does: a temporary marriage to secure an inheritance. But when Zane meets Kenna, she’s nothing like he expects, and Zane finds himself changing his priorities, fast.
If Storm Willow wants to save her family’s seaside cottage, she’ll have to keep her boss happy—which means taking Kenna’s place and marrying Zane when Kenna is detained out of the country. As long as Storm acts her part, no one will know that she’s an imposter. But when she falls for the handsome Marine, Storm begins to wonder if holding onto the cottage is worth giving up on love.
Can a fake marriage lead to real happiness? Or is disaster just a heartbeat away?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After reading Cora Seton’s Cowboys of Chance Creek (Montana) and currently working my way through the Heroes of Chance Creek, I have decided I want to move there. LOL! These men are more than alpha and sexy. They are sweet, protective, loving and loyal. If you’ve never read a Cora Seton novel, I recommend it!
The Marine’s E-Mail Order Bride was the third in the series telling us the story of how Zane Hall found his bride. If you’ve read the previous in the series or the blurb, you know he places an online add for a temporary wife. And as with the others….the “temporary” part of the deal is just that, “Temporary.” Zane was my favorite brother so far BUT this was not my favorite book. Why? I had issues with our heroine, Storm. I hated the lies. I loved Zane so much, I worried how hurt he would be over the dishonesty. I understood why Storm lied but personally, she let things go for too long. Because of her deceit, the Halls could have lost everything. Their home, finances, and their heritage. I was concerned. So yeah, I was not a fan of Storm. Zane on the other was a sweet romantic. Not that I don’t believe in love at first sight, I obviously do being such a huge fan of romance, but sometimes the author doesn’t make it convincing. Well that was not the case in this novel. I believed Zane’s instalove. I believed IN Zane and I’m happy it all worked out in the end. One more bit of insight I’d like to add is this…This series may be all based on the call for an “E-Mail Order” bride, however each brother’s story is as individual as his personality. I really enjoyed this novel and I happily rate it 4 Stars!!!