Seth Driscoll does feel a deep passion for Leatrice (Lee) Meredith, but he's afraid that since she came from a wealthy family back East, there's no way she will ever stick around the rough Montana ranch once she realizes how much work it is to live there. Lee, however, cannot give up on Seth without trying everything she can to convince him that she can handle being a rancher's wife.
So she comes up with a plan. Since she technically owns his land, she proposes that for him to keep his ranch and to obtain hers, then he will spend one year with her. She will be his housekeeper and help him with the ranch work. He's sure that once she experiences the hardships of ranch living, she'll give up and head back home.
I was impressed by Lee's ability to do everything she needed to do. She wasn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work. But there was another woman, Linda, who was Montana born and bred, and Seth figured that Linda was the one for him--even if he didn't feel the attraction for her that he felt for Lee.
I admit the author had me worried at times in how things would play out. Up until the very end, I was wondering who Seth would end up with. I enjoyed how he fought his feelings, but after awhile I wanted to knock him over the head. Haha. He made up for it in the end though. The details of ranch living were done in a way that was interesting because it showed how much Lee was willing to do and eventually showed me how far she came. I also liked that they didn't have sex during all of the "will they stay or not stay together" phase. One of my pet peeves in romance books are that the characters have sex even if they aren't sure they'll still be together. (By the way, this is the kind of book I'd be comfortable giving to a teenage girl, so no, it's not an R rated book. That's in case anyone wonders.)
I went ahead and bought a couple more books by this author and look forward to reading them.
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