When Scarlett Johnson, a sporting woman from the Rosita Saloon, is chased by a scoundrel from the only place she can call home, she boards a train bound for the western frontier. But a chance encounter with a regretful Mail Order Bride gives her an idea – what if she could impersonate the woman? Even if only for a few days – for a warm bed and a hearty meal or two. She won’t marry the man, but maybe she could hole up on the ranch for a while, just until she figures out a way forward. Joe Baker, a cowboy working on the Moore ranch, waits in Cutter’s Creek for the stagecoach to deliver his Mail Order Bride. But when she arrives, she isn’t the woman he expected her to be. She’s beautiful and colorful and makes his heart pound. But is she the bride he sent for?
Will Scarlett’s ruse be exposed? Or will she beguile the man she has no intention of marrying?
When secrets from the past come back to haunt them, both Joe and Scarlett have decisions to make, and Scarlett’s life will be thrust into danger. Can they find love? Or are they destined to be torn apart by circumstances beyond their control?
Journey back to Cutter’s Creek where old friends await, good always triumphs over evil, and love overcomes all else in the old west.
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“Beguiled is a delightful and well-written story that will have you believing in love. The story line is fresh and moves along at a steady pace while being engaging, captivating and attention grabbing. This story hooked me from the very start and I could not put it down. The characters are easy to connect with and well developed. Vivi Holt knows how to create a story with enough romance and action to keep the reader entertained and interested. This is another fantastic book from a remarkably talented author.” – Between the Coverz
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“This sweet western romance ticks all the boxes that mail-order-bride readers expect plus a few unexpected and original ones. The likable characters are imperfect and must make life-changing moral and emotional decisions in order to redeem and restore a happy existence. Recommended for all ages; contains no offensive material”