By Linda Lael Miller
The reissue of number one New York Times bestselling writer Linda Lael Miller’s Secondhand Bride, the 3rd installment within the McKettrick Cowboys sequence and the root for her wildly well known McKettrick males and McKettricks of Texas sequence with Harlequin!
The youngest McKettrick brother, Jeb, is the wild one that by no means may well remain out of difficulty. and bother is what he will get while he proposes to Chloe Wakefield. No had he and the gorgeous schoolteacher tied the knot than Jeb discovers she’s already married! After a massive dustup with Chloe in a Tombstone barroom, an irate Jeb hightails it again to the Triple M Ranch, definite that his possibilities of successful the unfold in a wedding race together with his brothers are dashed.
Now Chloe has come to Indian Rock, hoping to discover her cherished uncle John and a much-needed educating submit. but if she abruptly crosses paths with Jeb, her rage—and passion—flare even better than again in Tombstone. Chloe by no means meant to misinform Jeb approximately her past marriage to a scoundrel of a guy. but if she reveals out Jeb wishes a bride and a child as a way to inherit the Triple M, she is furious.
Learning to belief would be the toughest a part of this mixed-up marriage—until a stagecoach theft and the go back of a deadly stranger end up to Jeb and Chloe that they wish one another to like and honor so long as they either shall dwell.
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At last,” she said. “Something we can agree on. ” “Go back to Tombstone, Chloe,” he said flatly. “I can’t,” she retorted, with an indignant little huff of a sigh. “Thanks to you, and that scene you made in the Broken Stirrup Saloon, I lost my teaching job. I’m a poor moral influence, according to the president of the school board. ” “I might have overreacted a little, back there at the Broken Stirrup, I mean,” he allowed, but grudgingly. There was more of the old man in him, he guessed, than he liked to think.
What had she ever seen in this man? Her body answered the question quickly enough, but her heart was less forthcoming. “Go away,” she whispered, though she had no real hope that Becky wouldn’t hear. She was standing too near and listening too intently. “It would be rude to turn down such a generous invitation,” he said, with a slight nod in Becky’s direction. ” His eyes gleamed with mockery as he looked down into Chloe’s flushed face. “Thanks to you, Mrs. ” “It’s your own fault,” Chloe snapped.
It was one thing, letting Jeb see her cry over John’s death and quite another to allow herself to be provoked into it by his self-serving accusations. ” He gave a long-suffering sigh. “I’ll go back and get the rig and pick up your things. ” “I can see myself to the hotel. ” She pointed, in case he was too stupid to notice that they were almost upon the place. ” She swung her small handbag at his head, but he’d clearly had a lot of practice at dodging such attacks. In this case, it was a good thing, since she remembered only after the fact that there was a steel-handled derringer tucked away in the bottom, sure to split even his skull.
Secondhand Bride by Linda Lael Miller