- HQN Books
- Release Date
- June 2017
Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
She never expected this Cahill to be her hero—or the only man she'd need
It's hard to forget a beautiful woman who picks your pocket the first time you meet. Darby Cahill recognizes Mariah Ayres the moment she walks into his bar looking for a job. He shouldn't hire her…or crave more after one impulsive kiss. But what starts as curiosity about her motives turns to concern when he senses how much danger she's in.
Mariah has been running ever since she left her fiancé at the altar. Now she's playing the part of the perfect employee, terrified that her past will catch up with her. But Darby has already seen through her act. He's the kind of guy who saves people. And even if Mariah's given him no reason to trust her, he's determined to protect her—and he'll risk his life to do it…
Jul 19, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
57 people found the following review helpful
Originally posted by rjsummers at Reading Alley
How can we expect a relationship to build and last? She was a thief and pickpocket, looking for a mark before skipping town. He accidentally snagged her bracelet as she went for his wallet. She's on the run from a husband she left on her wedding day. He hires her to work in the family bar.
Not exactly great attributes to lay a strong foundation in a relationship. Yet, through careful weaving of B.J. Daniels' threads, Mariah Ayres and Darby Cahill do indeed lay that foundation. And over the next three hundred-odd pages, it grows.
Several sets of secondary characters add depth to Mariah and Darby's story. It seems impossible that one could not care what happens to them as the threats move in.
There are plenty of strong emotions carried through the story. The characters are well fleshed out. The scenes are believable.
Lastly, the conclusion gave a whole new meaning to "It was a dark and stormy night". It truly was a dark and stormy night when Mariah's past came to be her very real and scary present, and threatened not only her future, but Darby's and others as well. Meantime, other characters' lives that ran alongside Mariah and Darby know that their own futures are jeopardized.
And with a flick of her mighty pen, B.J. Daniels ties up all the loose threads of her tapestry, leaving a satisfying end result.
Note, this is subtitled A Cahill Ranch Novel, which also includes Renegade's Pride as part of each stand-alone in the series.
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Jul 27, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
47 people found the following review helpful
Originally posted by cherylss at Reading Alley
Great romantic suspense!
This is book 2 in the Cahill Ranch
series and it features bar owner, Darby Cahill and Roma gypsy, Mariah Ayers. Sometimes it is fate. Two people are actually MEANT to be together. Mariah and Darby are two such people. Through all the suspicions, learning how to trust and how to love and through all the danger, these two know exactly what they want when the dust settles.
This is a fantastic story with great characters and enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat to the end. There is much more to this story and involves many more characters, which I imagine we'll read about when they get their own books. I can't wait to read about the rest of the Cahill siblings.
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