A PRINCE AMONG MEN
Carla Reece had never met anyone more infuriating in her life. The blond giant who swaggered up to her door had no right to take over half her ranch - no matter how stupid her brother had been gambling it away in a high-stakes poker game. Her new foreman claimed to be some foreign royalty who promised to leave in a year. Still, a year was way too long to spend with a man who made her madder than a wet hen and weak in the knees all at the same time.
A HELLION AMONG WOMEN
Ivan may have charmed everyone in town into thinking he was the perfect gentleman, but Carla knew better. There had to be a chink in his armor-a red-hot passion under that calm, cool gaze. But once she finds it, she may be in for more than she ever bargained for...
(Terra's Thoughts) I did enjoy this story but it became a bit more than I could take when our hero plays stupid just a wee bit too much. We all know he's smart and kind but he story doesn't focus as much on that as it does on a furious heroine and then our hero.
Carla Reece is a stubborn western gal who is trying her darndest to keep the ranch that her mother and father left to her and her brother afloat. Also trying to raise said brother who is still wet behing the ears is a tough job to handle so when he comes home and tells her he lost his half of the ranch all Hell breaks loose.
Ivan is a from a European country with old fashioned European ways. He is kind, handsome, brave and will give you the shirt off his back if needed. Actually too sweet and kind for his own good but that doesn't mean he's as dumb as a doorknob.
The storyline is evenly paced and nicely descriptive but just needs to focus more on our hero's charms instead of how stupid he can play. Yes we all have a method to our madness but if it means playing the dullest lightbulb in the pack I say the method needs a bit of improvement. This was the only thing in this story that really irritated me quite a bit. Other than this I found the storyline nice and refreshing from what I usually read.
I really don't like being critical but can't help it here but even so if you like westerns then give this a chance as you probably enjoy it.
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (March 6, 2012)