A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?
Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.
Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily's mother she'd keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.
When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily's legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he's been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?
Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he's ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte's heart.
Romance books just aren't my ideal reading material right now. I'm not sure what has happened to me, but I find myself sarcastic and my eyes roll more and more while reading. It's not my husband's fault, in case you want to blame him. (Husbands are typically the first place of blame when a woman admits such things.) ;) I'm hoping it's just a stage I'm going through!
Karen Witemeyer is one of my most favorite authors, though, so I couldn't resist reading her newest work. I gave myself a pep talk before diving into the pages, and prepared to read a sweet romance. There were still moments of eye rolling as she admired his muscles, and he admired that she was the perfect height for kissing, etc, etc. But, even in my stage of sarcasm, I enjoyed it.
As I've came to expect with Witemeyer's books, I got a very sweet romance! I loved the characters, and even though I don't typically like kids to be a part of the romance books I read, Witemeyer makes it work!
This is definitely a book I'll revisit when my sarcastic phase has subsided, but I really did enjoy it this reading round, too. If you enjoy Christian romances, read each and every one of Witemeyer's books! They truly are treasures.
*I was provided a review copy, in exchange for my honest opinion.
A Worthy Pursuit