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About the Author
- ASIN : B0166JUFS0
- Publisher : Avon Impulse (April 5, 2016)
- Publication date : April 5, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 763 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 229 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #61,755 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Wealthy, educated city girl Madalyn Patterson is one of three women who answer's Reese's ad. Madelyn is living a boring existence in New York city and is looking for a change and a challenge and flies out to Montana to meet with Reese. After their first meeting Reese sends Madalyn packing, thinking that she does not come close to being "a rancher's wife." But he soon relents, calls her back to propose because he can't stop thinking about her. Although her step-brother and best friend dubious skepticism about Reese, they attend the wedding and Madalyn set about proving that she is more than cable of surviving the harsh Midwestern landscape. She does not allow Reese' to "make her pay" for his first wife's sins. As their relationship slowly develops, Reese nearly blows it when he reacts with a vicious accusation after Madalyn made a decisive and selfless move to save his ranch. She promptly leaves Reese and refuses to return until he convinces her that he is truly contrite and sorry for his actions.
I loved this book. "Duncan's Bride" is a definite keeper. I could not wait to read the follow up to this book, "Loving Evangeline," which features Madalyn's step-brother, Robert.
I've always felt that Howard should have written a much more in-depth descriptions of the emotions being felt by both the H and h. He literally hated women and by understanding that, you understand his actions. Note I did not say agree with them, I said understand them. If you understand the character's actions, you can enjoy the book. I think with more writing about emotion and less about actions, this book would have improved slightly. I also know it did not necessarily age well, so anyone reading this for the first time in 2020 is faced with a 40 year old book that has not stood the test of time.
Reese is an off-putting, sexy, brute of a man, with lingering anger/rage flowing through his veins, thanks to his ex-wife. I just couldn't see how Madelyn fell for him at first sight. His ill temper would have been enough to say: peace out sucker!
However, Maddie falls for him from the very start, and as the story goes along we see what a strong willed person she can be. She was a good match for Reese. She certainly did the opposite of everything I would have done, and more power to her and her back bone! I loved Maddie! When something goes down, she didn't become a doormat, or forgive him so easily. Thank heavens.
Their story pulled me in, held me captive, and finally released me when the story finished, and I had read the book with barely putting it down.
I loved their banter of on going knowledge. That was my favorite part, besides the cafe moments. Lol
Over all I really enjoyed this story. It was exactly what I needed after a load of failures.
My only regrets are:
1. something happens towards the end and we don't see it brought up to Maddie. That bothered me.
2. Her BFF falls through the cracks and we don't see her again.
3. I would have liked more of Robert. I really liked him. I know he has his own story- but still.
Top reviews from other countries
Maddy decided to answer the ad for a wife not sure where it would lead but she just knew she wanted something more from her life. She never thought she would hear back as her response was simple. To her surprise she received a letter back for the prospective husband wanting to meet her. So she arranged a flight from New York to Montana to meet Reese Duncan. Reese Duncan had what was left of his ranch after his first wife divorced him after two year and due to her high powered connections was able to take a settlement that made him sell half of his land and stock in order to pay her off. Bitter and lonely he decides he would like a wife, children, and a family. He would be stable and faithful and promise to protect his wife, but love was something he was unprepared to give. Maddy and Reese meet in the airport and for Maddy it hits her she is drawn at first sight, not only by lust and attraction but by so much more. Reese is attracted to Maddy straight away and this gives him cause as does not want another experience like his first wife. Although they hit it off, he bluntly tells her that she is not what he is looking for and she is devastated. She returns home to New York to get on with her life but feels the loss of what could have been. Reese can not resist the urge to try with Maddy and the fact the two other applicants were not suitable he asks her to marry him. She agrees.
Together will they find love or will he continue to keep his heart and trust locked away?
I will look for more from this author as I really enjoyed this book.
This is the story of Madelyn and Reese. They meet after Reese advertises for a wife. The story focuses on their emotional connection, rather than any external mystery or troubles.
I rated it 3 stars as there were some aspects of the story that didn't work for me. Having said that I raced through the book and I was hooked on finding out what happened next, so there's plenty to love here!