From USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins comes a new novel in a mesmerizing series set in the Old West, where an arranged marriage becomes a grand passion . . .
What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael—an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she’s never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.
Regan’s far from the docile bride Colton was expecting. Still, few women would brave the wilds of Wyoming Territory for an uncertain future with a widower and his child. The thought of having a bold, forthright woman like Regan in his life—and in his arms—begins to inspire a new dream. And despite his family’s disapproval and an unseen enemy, he’ll risk all to make this match a real union of body and soul.
Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for inclusive romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.
To read more about Beverly, visit her at www.BeverlyJenkins.net.
“Legendary historical romance author Jenkins brilliantly touches on painful, significant historical and cultural references... the amusing dialogue, lively characters, and vivid descriptions of the Old West make this even-paced romance a winner.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Jenkins makes her hero and heroine vivid, nuanced creations... Another smart, entertaining historical romance from Jenkins.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With a sizzling romance and bouts of action, Jenkins shows her skill yet again.” — RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
“The writing in this was super good and I loved these two together. Everything about the book was great. The pacing, the character, the dialogue, the world building, the romance.This was so good that I’m going to go back and read all of this author’s previous books.” — Night Owl Reviews
“Jenkins is a historical romance legend — and if you haven’t yet gotten your hands on the USA Today bestselling author’s work, you should do so immediately.” — Shondaland