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Evenif Drake Kincaid had placed such an advertisement in every paper in thecountry, he couldn't have found a better candidate than Pearl Parker...which isfine with him. His parents' will stipulates only that he marry by his thirtiethbirthday to retain his Texas ranch, not that he marry well. He vows to find themost unsuitable woman possible, marry her, and leave her in town with hisgrandfather. And no one--including Drake's grandfather, the man determined to holdhim to the ridiculous provision--could possibly think tall, bossy Pearl withher ragtag siblings and questionable "cousin" Belle will make a good wife.Until Drake realizes that in her startling violet eyes he sees a beautifulwoman with a generous soul...
PearlParker has raised her two half-siblings. She was able to protect and care forthem until recently. Now vandalism and rumor has her eager to escape from thetiny Tennessee village. When Drake Kincaid proposes and agrees to take hersiblings with them to Texas, she accepts. She falls in love with the handsomerancher, but refuses to let anyone push her around or aside.
Theirlife together may not have started with hearts and flowers, but Drake and Pearlwill soon learn that real love--with a breathtaking dose of passion--will maketheir marriage a true romance.