Love Me True(2014)
(A book in the Montana Born Brides series)
An omnibus of novels by Megan Crane, Katherine Garbera, Kathleen O'Brien and Joanne Walsh
The Unexpected Bride Laurent Fletcher has to admit his life would be a whole heap better if there was woman in it. His kids are running wild, and his dog is acting crazy; hes been finding it tough to juggle everything since his wife died, and run his successful custom-built furniture business. But maybe there is a solution that wont demand any emotional input from him: hire a female to whip his turbulent household back into shape. Emma Peabody is a British nanny, looking for a new life in the New World. When she arrives at River Bend and finds two small motherless children, a miserable pet and a man whos placed his emotions in the deep-freeze, she realizes shes joined a broken family and it will be down to her to put it back together again. The kids and the dog are easyall they need are routines and love. Their father is something else. Laurent isn't about to drop his guard and let Emma work her magicand it doesnt help that she finds this dark, brooding man incredibly attractive... The Reluctant Bride Monty Davison is a man on a mission: hes determined to track down his fiancée, Risa Grant. Why did she leave Vegas so suddenly and without telling him? What was so scary about loving him that made her want to bolt? Risa Grant has found sanctuary in Marietta, Montana, and the chance to heal. Shes opened a florists business and is settling down to life in the pretty, friendly western town, attempting to put the trauma of past behind her. Only she cant erase the memory of Monty, the big, handsome, protective Marine who asked her to be his wife. She left without saying goodbye, without getting the chance to tell him what had happened, and now so much water has passed under their bridge that she doesnt know if she ever can. When Monty finally finds Risa outside Marietta one chilly April evening, stranded and needing help, his protective instinct kicks in. But a knight in shining armor seems to be the last thing that Risa wants right now, so where does that leave him? The Substitute Bride Once upon a time, Marly Akers had believed that, for better or worse, people made their own luck Marly wonders how she could ever have believed it. Jilted and pregnant, shes come back to Marietta with her tail between her legs, the blow to her ego huge as she begins working at her familys small newspaper, the Copper Mountain Courier, and sharing a tiny apartment with her disapproving mom. Things cant get any worse. Or maybe they can. Drake Everett, who secretly captured her teenaged heart and then publicly trampled on it, decides to make her re-acquaintance. Though Drake isnt the sharp, funny, cocky, arrogant rich boy of yore. These days he seems sharp, funny and supportive and decent, and Marly realizes she could fall for him all over again if she listens to her heart. But what about her reporters head, which has sniffed out a story that paints Drake as the sweet talker shes always known ? A Game Of Brides Emmy Mathis is sure of three things: 1. Her sister Margerys three-week wedding extravaganza at their grandmothers Marietta, Montana home will be over-the-top ridiculous. 2. Shed much prefer to stay home in Atlanta in a pair of sweats. 3. And she absolutely, positively, wont feel even a hint of a spark for Griffin Hyatt, grandson of her beloved grandmothers best friend and the architect of the most embarrassing night of her life ten years ago. But Emmy is dead wrong about number three. The moment she and Griffin lock eyes again, the passion thats always smoldered between them flames. And they arent kids any more, so why should they deny the desire that sears through them both? How can Emmy walk away from the one man shes always loved now that she knows what shes been missing?
Used availability for Joanne Walsh's Love Me True
July 2014 : USA Paperback