"Moral of this story: never call a woman a bitch"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted July 31, 2017
First impressions and initial introductions are not what
dreams are made of especially in the case of Milli Torres
and Beau Luckadeau. First time each was going through an
emotional upheaval in their love lives. So as the story goes
they met, did it, and at first light separated as if it never
happened. But the consequences of that night stayed with
Beau couldn't stop wondering if that night was just
something he conjured up in a drunken stupor. His night with
Amelia was very special to Beau but attempts to find her
were unsuccessful. So here he is two years later engaged to
a beautiful sophisticated woman who no matter what he does
just doesn't seem to fit the description of a ranch wife.
But dreams of Amelia still haunt him, could she really just
be a figment of his imagination?
Milli's life was forever
changed by that one, her first indiscretion. Her daughter
Katy Scarlet was conceived and facing the disapproval of her
family returned home to have her child. Milli's family was
very diverse but the Mexican genes were predominant evident
in her darker complexion, hair and eyes. But Katy was this
curly blonde, blue eyed darling. There was no question in
Milli's mind that she was the child of that one nighter. She
had no plans to ever seek out her daughter's father, but
you know what they say about plans.
So here we are at the
second meeting of these two seemingly very different people.
This time we find Beau staring down the end of the rifle
Milli has aimed at him. You see she has a real problem with
anyone calling her a bitch and the very flustered Beau has
inadvertently used the b-word more than once in referring to
the stranger he finds on his property. But Milli isn't a
stranger. Although Beau doesn't recognize his dream girl
Amelia, Milli is immediately in a panic realizing Katy's
father now owns the ranch adjoining her grandparents. Her
grandmother is immediately curious as to the amazing
resemblance between Beau and Katy but Beau appears to have
just met her Milli.
So the game is on and as the story
unfolds it brings complications galore. Beau has definitely
met his match, in so many ways, with Milli but it won't be
clear sailing for either of them until they can learn to
trust each other. Feisty Milli won't go down without a
fight. Will Beau find a way to her heart before she
disappears once again? There is much to lose for both of
them but there is also so much to gain.
Carolyn Brown has created quite a character with Milli
Torres, a pint sized package of grit and determination who
is very rough around the edges. And she smartly pairs her
with a man who is smoothly her counterpart. Two tough
characters just wouldn't work. Strangely the story between
the two does work thanks to a remarkable supporting cast.
Carolyn Brown delivers her special southern sass in this
heartwarming tale about a second chance at true love
A cut barbed wire fence, and a big, mean Angus bull was not
what Milli Torres was expecting for her first day's work on
her grandfather's ranch. To make matters worse, who should
be on the other side of the fence except the handsome Beau
Luckadeau—the man she spent a steamy night in Louisiana with
a few years back.
Beau let go of his idea of the dream woman from his cousin's
wedding. And when Milli starts working on the ranch next
door, he's almost sure it's her—until she opens her mouth.
Milli will do whatever it takes to hide the horrible secret
she harbors from that night in Louisiana…because if Beau
ever finds out, there will be hell to pay.
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