A brief summary from Davalynn Spencer:
Widowed before she says “I do,” mail order bride Mae Ann Remington does the only thing she can in a new town with no family and no means—she proposes.
Rancher Cade Parker is at the bank to withdraw cash for his wayward sister, not find himself a wife. But that’s exactly what happens after a robbery leaves a man dead and his headstrong bride with nothing but a bold business proposition. Convinced he’s gone loco, Cade accepts Mae Ann’s offer, and is soon teaching the city gal to ride, shoot, and do what he tells her. She manages the first two fairly well, but gets her back up at the third.
A greedy neighbor’s land-lust challenges Mae Ann’s inheritance of her former intended’s run-down farm and sends Cade and Mae Ann to court and into the jaws of a deadly storm. Not only must Cade fight to keep his new bride safe, he’s got to keep his emotions from stampeding out of control. Taking on snakes, scoundrels, and second chances is one thing, but falling in love wasn’t part of the deal.
Ya’ll better hold on to your cowboy hats because Davalynn Spencer is about to take you on the ride of your life in her latest Western novel, An Improper Proposal.
As a mail-order bride traveling across state lines to meet her intended, Mae Ann Remington never imagined she’d be robbed at gun point and widowed minutes before marrying. When a handsome cowboy, Cade Parker, ushers her away from the robbery scene to a safe haven, Mae Ann determines there is only one thing to do if she’s to survive in life…propose to Cade. Surely a handsome, single cowboy is in need of a wife, right?
Cade must be crazy to take on a city gal for a wife, but when the pretty lady proposes, it doesn’t take much for him to jump on the idea. But the minute his boots hit his land, he starts second-guessing the rash decision he agreed to. With cattle rustlers stealing from his herd, and a neighboring rancher reeking havoc, will Cade be able to keep his new bride safe from harm’s way? And with Mae Ann so obviously in love with her deceased intended, does Cade even stand a chance at wooing her heart?
An Improper Proposal lassoed my attention from the very first paragraph. I really enjoyed meeting Cade with his charming smiles and fierce protectiveness, and Mae Ann with her quiet determination and strength. This is my first read of Davalynn’s works, but I’m quite confident to say I will be adding her previous novels to my TBR list. I’m intrigued to see where Davalynn takes her readers next in the Front Range Bride series and already itchy with anticipation for book two. 🙂
An Improper Proposal releases T O D A Y – grab a copy for your personal library!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Davalynn Spencer in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.