Author: Victoria James
Series: Red River #3 but I read it as a stand alone
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Their marriage bargain is just what the doctor ordered…
Former surgeon and self-professed life-long bachelor Evan Manning has one thing on his mind—to reclaim the career that a car accident stole from him. But when he’s forced to return to his hometown of Red River, Evan comes face-to-face with the gorgeous woman who’s haunted his dreams for the last year—the woman he rescued from the burning car that injured his hand. Now Evan needs her help. In a month, he’ll have the job opportunity of a lifetime…he just needs a wife to get it. Artist Grace Matheson is down on her luck again…until she walks into Evan Manning’s office. When her sexy former hero hears that she needs work, he offers her a job and a home—if she’ll pretend she’s his fiancée. Grace knows she shouldn’t fall for him. Once the month is up, Evan will be back to his old life. But the more time they spend together, the more real their feelings become—and the more likely heartbreak is.
This was a cute story that focuses on the importance of family. Although she has very little as far as worldly possessions Grace is a devoted single mother who does her best to care for her son Christopher. Life is not easy for them but they are happy.
When Dr. Evan Manning gives her a job offer she can’t refuse Grace settles in the small town of Red River and for the first time in her life finds herself surrounded by friend who care about her. The attraction between Grace and Dr. Manning is undeniable but they are not equally matched and want such different things out of life. What follows is a cute heartwarming story of love.
This read fine as a stand alone but there were times when it was obvious I was missing back-story which was given in other books in the series. This book had more language than I like to read and the door didn’t close quite as quickly as I like but otherwise this was a fun book to read.
Content: Language including 1 use of the F word, fade to black sex with the door closing after clothes have come off.
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