Monday, May 3, 2010
Reese Duncan wanted a wife, pure and simple. Someone to have children with, someone to help him rebuild his ranch, someone uncomplicated...and someone very different from his first wife, the woman who'd destroyed his life.
But he hadn't bargained on Madelyn Patterson. She was sophisticated and citified, and she was willing to herd cattle, keep house and start a family with Reese. The only thing she asked for in return was love - the one thing Reese refused to guarantee.
Ok Ive REALLY began to L-O-V-E Linda Howard! Her writing just jumps off the pages and grabs your heart! Duncan's Bride is NO exception!
Ok Reese is a good ol' boy that was raised on a huge far and now runs it by himself after getting basically SLAMMED by his ex wife that couldnt deal with the country life. She took him to the cleaners and hes barely able to make ends meet. SO he gets the great idea of a male order bride! (lol I know I know...) He throws the add in the paper thinking no one would answer...little did he know that little miss Maddie Patterson was looking for a change! And once she meets this studly cowboy she had her heart set! Trouble was Resse was wanting to avoid two things things...1) A city-girl like his ex (and from the looks of it Maddie put the girl in city-girl) and 2) LOVE (which Maddie was SO determined to have).
So you see the problem... ;o)
Man this book was SO GREAT! I swear I read it in like a day and a half! I liked Maddie from the VERY beginning! She was pretty strong willed in her life. When she figured out what she wanted she went for it! Once she met Reese and came to visit the farm he quickly judged her and thought she couldnt handle the country life...BUT SHE SHOWED HIM! The simple life of the country was exactly what she needed! Something drew her to Resse and it wasnt just his hard, hot body...it was his manners, his love for his farm, his want for kids and his deep rooted love she knew shed have a time bringing out.
Now Reese...oh Reesey-poo...*sigh...let me tell you...it was a love/hate relationship with this man and me. Like I said Resse was a good ol' boy...old fashioned in every sense! Which in some ways is good. I mean after all I too am a southern (NOT country but southern) girl. So I REALLY appreciate the charm our boys have...BUT being sexist is a total turn off...and let me tell you Resse lit a fire under my cute little fanny! There were times that he would just lay into Maddie like she shouldve known to have dinner on the table the second he came in from work, or that she should tell him everywhere she goes or that she couldnt do "manly" things...well *gagging sounds, that put me off...but thats also the beauty of this story! Reese totally learns his lesson. I dont wanna say HOW he learns everything but lets just say Maddie is JUST what he needs...he makes him question everything that he says he didnt want...she takes it all away and THEN he realizes whats most important!
One other thing that cant go unmentioned is...HELLO TO THE HOT LOVIN'!!!!! I mean its like they were cats in heat! lol At times it was sweet and soft then at other times it burnt m,y retinas just reading the words! I mean...they did it in the field, in his truck, in the house...JEEZ! There was NOT LACKING in the steam department here folks! ;) Oh one other thing I have to say that piggy backs hot hot Resse is...well he had NO TROUBLE letting Maddie know how much he wanted her! I mean jeez from like the first day he was telling her how he wanted to push up her skirt! LOLOLOLOL!!!!
Ok ok so ya this is a oldy but a goody so go and get it! You WONT be sorry!
I give this book a total of...