It was fun to be back in FairPlay, Colorado to see what the sisters at the boarding house were up to.
Charity seems to be in charge and struggles to make ends meet as she has an inherited debt hanging over her head. Enter arrogant Hudson Boyston Vanderwater III, who almost always gets what he wants. He is sympathetic to the troubles Charity and her sisters have, but Charity is not willing to accept any assistance. She prefers to handle it herself. She thinks Hudson only wants part of her land to further his railroad venture.
Two stubborn people clash in a war of wits. Sparks fly when Hudson, in an attempt to appease her independent spirit, hires Charity to accompany him to a charity event.
This was an interesting plot that was a little cooler on the sizzle scale than book one, but that suited me just fine. A very enjoyable story with two memorable characters.
*I received a complimentary ebook from the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* 4 stars and a clean read
Charity Courtney is at her wit’s end trying to save her
boardinghouse from a bank foreclosure. Short of money but not short of
marriage proposals, she dreads putting aside her fairy tale dreams of
love and having to settle for a marriage of convenience. But with the
need to provide for her two younger sisters, she doesn’t have any other
While visiting Fairplay, wealthy railroad magnet Hudson Vanderwater hears of Charity’s plight. Although he comes across as cold and calloused, he is drawn to helping women in need because of a tragedy that destroyed his sister. He concocts a plan that will save Charity—he’ll employ her and rent her boardinghouse for the month and in doing so alleviate her debt.
With a grumpy and demanding new boarder who is now her boss, Charity determines to hold the handsome Hudson at arm’s length. But she’s the sunshine for his stormy soul, and he can’t resist being drawn to her. As danger closes in and threatens to destroy Charity, he’ll stop at nothing to save her.