Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kim
Although this is number 2 in the series, this made a great stand a lone. I didn’t feel like I missed anything by not reading the first one but of course I will read the first one because this was so good.
This was so good and so full of action that I didn’t want to put it down because I just couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Just a great book and its sure to stick in my memory for a long time.
Nothing worse then for someone else making choices for your, what’s worse is when you have someone holding the mistake over your head, making you feel low. But no matter what, Josephine Cathcart will never consider her son Jamie a mistake. The only mistake she made was trusting a man she loved with her heart and body at the tender age of sixteen. The man whom she trusted had just turned her away because he was a Baron and she just a commoner. Now pregnant with his child and abandoned the only choice she has is to run to her father.
Josephine’s father refuses to acknowledge Jamie as his grandchild and can barely stand his own daughter and at every chance he tries to throw her into a loveless marriage for what riches he can gain. Josephine refuses to marry someone for money and her father hurts her in many different ways. Showing her no love, only as his possession and what use he can get out of his own daughter. Now her father is selling the one thing she loves and that’s her horse Pembroke’s Pride.
Rayford Jessup, Rafe, is coming along with the man who wants to buy the horses off of Josephine’s father to see if they are worthy animals and to work with them to see if they are of the value Mr. Cathcart is asking for them.
Immediately Rafe and Josephine are attracted to one another but with Rafe being from America and Josephine being from England the two worlds are about to collide.
Rafe doesn’t see society etiquette like the English and thinks that the rules are too strict and unforgiving. He doesn’t see Josephine as damaged or unworthy in fact he sees her in a whole different way and the fact that she’s an unmarried mother makes no difference to him.