Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Marrying Dr. Maverick-Karen Rose Smith

Marrying Dr. Maverick

Karen Rose Smith

Harlequin Special Edition, Oct 1 2013, $5.50

ISBN: 9780373657698

In Rust Creek Falls, Montana Veterinarian Brooks Smith wants to leave the group practice in nearby Kalispell to partner with his dad Barrett, but his ailing obstinate father refuses to allow him to join the practice until he marries. Frustrated Brooks decides to open up his own practice that at least should reduce his dad’s workload.

Jasmine Cates came to Kalispell as a volunteer helping ranchers and others clean up after the recent floods. She also admits to herself that her secret agenda was to escape her family. When they meet at the Ace in the Hole while Jazzy waits for her friend Willa Christensen (see Marooned with the Maverick by Christine Rimmer), they chat and he soon offers her the assistant position at his new practice. He soon changes that offer to a marriage of convenience, which she accepts. Neither expected nor know how to deal with falling in love.

The latest Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys (see The Maverick & the Manhattanite by Leanne Banks) is an enjoyable ranch romance. The lead couple is a delightful pairing as Karen Rose Smith provides a refreshing Big Sky take on the overused marriage of convenience premise.

Harriet Klausner

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