Cowboy Seeks a Bride by Louise M. Gouge
Publisher: Love Inspired
Series: Four Stones Ranch(Book 2)
Marybeth O’Malley is everything rancher Randall Northam seeks in a wife…if she’d only say “I do.” Although his family paid for her train ticket West with the understanding the two would marry, Rand won’t pressure her to set a date. Especially since he suspects she’s learned about his reckless past. Who would want to marry an untamed cowboy like him?
Marybeth won’t marry until she locates her long-lost brother. And when Rand agrees to help her with her search, she can’t deny her surprisingly warm feelings toward her prospective groom. Could this honorable cowboy show her he’s the husband she never knew she wanted?
What I liked: Both Marybeth and Randall have a goal. Randall wants a wife and a family. After killing a man in his past he hopes that Marybeth can see he is a changed man and give him a chance. I liked Randall and thought he was working hard to improve his life. Marybeth has one goal to find her brother who she has not seen in years. She comes west to marry Randall after his family pays her way. The storyline was different and I felt the added side story of Marybeth finding her brother gave this book a little more depth.
What I didn’t like: I did not like Marybeth all that much. When she first arrived she was not really interested in marrying Randall she just wanted to find her brother and I felt like she was sneaky and very dishonest. As the story goes on and she starts to change I still had trouble liking her. The story also felt slow at times.
Overall this book was okay. I didn’t really like it or dislike it. It was very lukewarm. Not sure I will ready anymore of the books in this series.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.