Friday, January 27, 2012


In the wake of his parents' murder, Matthew Graham must take the reins at the Circle Eight - a vast spread in the eastern wilds of the newly independent Republic of Texas. He also needs to find a wife in just thirty days, or risk losing it all. Plain but practical, Hannah Foley seems the perfect bride for him...until after the wedding night. Their marriage may make all the sense in the world, but neither one anticipates the jealousies that will result, the treacherous danger they're walking into, or the wildfire of attraction that will sweep over them, changing their lives forever...

Set in the early days of the Republic of Texas, 1836, Matthew is the story of a man and woman brought together out of necessity discovering they were meant for each other.

Matt drove me crazy with his views on a wife's role in a marriage (although it was typical for the era), but Hannah was so refreshing, having no part of it! She spoke her mind, cursed when she felt like it, and ended up being Matt's savior-in more ways than one.

I loved the family dynamics on the Circle Eight ranch, and how Hannah ended up finding her place amongst them as a caretaker and friend.

The first of a series of 8 books, each focusing on one of the Graham siblings (so excited Olivia and Ranger Brody Armstrong's story is next!), I can't wait to spend more time with the family, and discovering what's happened to young Benjamin and the other missing children.

* I received an ARC of this book.

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