Genre: Contemporary Romance, Novella, Mail-Order Bride
“Everly,” he growls. “I’m claiming you as mine, right here, right now.”
SILAS I want a wife who knows what it means to live off the grid, cook my food, and keep my bed warm.
In exchange, I’ll give her a lifetime of happiness in the form of my c*ck.
But d*mn, Everly’s more than I bargained for and I don’t think she has any idea what it means to be mine. Hell, I wanted a wife, but I’m not sure I know how to live with a woman.
EVERLY Did I expect to be a mail-order bride at twenty-two? No. But honestly, my life could be a helluva lot worse. The agency says this Alaskan mountain man is rich, hot as heck, and willing to pay off my student loans.
I’m crossing my fingers he’s everything I signed up for.
But I may be a little over my head. Mostly because I’m marrying a stranger and also because I’ve never dated. Period.
Clearly I have no clue how to be a wife … but it’s too late to back out now.
*WARNING: This story features a mountain man who knows exactly what he wants. And how he wants it. Don’t one-click if you want a tame mail order bride story … this is a classic Frankie Love romance … steamy as hell with a HEA.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Claimed By The Mountain Man” is my first read from author Frankie Love. This novella was a fun take on the Modern Day Mail Order Bride trope. For an approximately 119 page novella with little to no character backstory, I found myself engaged in the story and liking both main characters, Silas and Everly. This is a sweet story that was not as over-the-top or unrealistic as some of the intense instalove/lust novellas I have read in the past. Usually, like many of us, I want my romances to bring out all the “feels” that make a novel worth reading. With novellas we know going in, that that is not always possible due to the novella’s length. That being said, I have to admit “Claimed,” had enough that I found myself disappointed when it ended. Both Silas and Everly were likable and had strong chemistry that was realistic making me want more story for them. I will definitely read more from this author and I recommend this novella to anyone looking for a sweet, sexy, fun and even romantic read with no angst and a satisfying HEA.