Saturday, May 17, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "An Unwilling Husband"

An Unwilling Husband by Tera Shanley
Publisher: Lyrical Press (May 5, 2014) 
Genre: Historical Romance

For adventurous Margaret Flemming, arrived from Boston to be with her father, the Old West town of her childhood is a far cry from the drawing rooms and balls of the high society life she’s used to. Her fancy gowns and proper manners have no place in the dusty, cruel land inhabited by Indians and rough cowboys. And her fiercely independent streak constantly gets her in trouble. When tragedy strikes, there’s only one person she can turn to--her childhood friend, Garret Shaw--but he’s disgusted with her Society ways.

With his ranch under attack from the land-grabbing Jennings, the last thing Garret needs is to be saddled with a high-falutin’ lady. Even if she is his friend’s daughter and her kind ways tug at his hardened heart. Duty to her father forces them to wed, but he knows sure as anything, when the chance comes along, she’ll go back to Boston. No matter how much he wants her, loving her is not a risk he can take.

Will Maggie choose a life of luxury and ease over struggle and hardship with an ill-mannered cowboy? Only her heart can answer.

CONTENT WARNING: A potty-mouthed proper lady, a reluctant bridegroom and all kinds of trouble.

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Kame's Review:

Margaret “Maggie” Flemming traveled from Boston to the only home she ever has known to reunite with the only man who was a father figure to her. Those years she and her Mom lived with Roy were the happiest she could remember. She had a family and she had a friend, Garrett Shaw who lived on the next homestead. An accident leaves Roy gravely injured and his dying wish is that Garrett marries Maggie.

Maggie is a very strong woman. She endured years of verbal abuse from her aunt and the few years she spent with Roy were her happiest. It is very fitting that she came back in search of that happiness when her mother passed. I loved how she embraced her new life. Garrett is an unwilling husband at first as he is convinced Maggie is not going to stay. I enjoyed his softer side.
The plot is easy to follow and the conflict at the end of the book that threatens their love is the only part that I thought moved too slow. There are fantastic secondary characters who I grew to love as much as Maggie and Garrett.

This is the first book I have read from this author and I would definitely try another historical book by her.  

4 1/2 STARS! 

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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Sounds like a good historical; and I love the title! 

Have you read Tera Shanley before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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