Lucian Granger isn’t winning any Mr. Cowboy Congeniality awards. Known in his small Texas town as “Lucifer” thanks to his surly nature and knack for scaring people away from getting too close, the handsome rancher has no trouble ignoring the gossip. But when he’s in danger of losing the land he’s put his blood, sweat and tears into maintaining, Lucian sets out to prove he’s a changed man—by claiming he’s about to settle down with his invaluable assistant, Karlee O’Malley.
Their pending nuptials may be just for show, but from the moment they kiss, the proverbial fireworks start going off in his head—and in his heart. Before long, the man who’s usually as emotional as a brick wall is tired of pretending and wants to share a real future with Karlee. With his world suddenly turned upside down, Lucian will risk losing the business and the ranch if it means holding on to the one woman worth becoming a better man for.
|In this story, Lucian Granger is known around town as Lucifer, because of his temper and that could happen at any moment. The moment now has come up when he hears that his father who no one has seen in years is coming back and waiting to take back the ranch the Lucian has saved. Karley O’Malley has worked for Lucian for ten years and has put out fires and knows what he wants before he knows himself. She also has been in love with him since she was a kid, but now she knows it is time to leave, move on because he does not see her the way she sees him. He plan seems to be in place until before she can quit, Lucian mother comes up with a plan to hold off his father. The plan is to have Lucian and Karley engaged, but they also must live together because the town folk would think something is up if not. Most people know she likes him, but they did not know he liked anyone. Their plan starts off good except for they are in a small guest house on the ranch. This puts them closer together all the time and when they kiss for the first time Lucian now is thinking about changing the agreement from one month to forever he just needs to prove to the one woman that he is truly in love with her. A good story with twist and turns, and many good characters. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com