Title: One Pink Rose (Clayborne Brides, Book #1)
Genre: Historical romance/Western/novella
Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Pocket Books Star, May 2016, E-Book
Source: Free for review from the publisher.
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
THE CLAYBORNES ARE BACK, AND LOVE IS IN BLOOM! First introduced in Julie Garwood’s magnificent New York Times bestseller For the Roses, the Clayborne brothers of Blue Belle, Montana, have been embraced by millions worldwide. Their story begins in One Pink Rose.
Travis Clayborne may be the youngest of the Clayborne brothers, but he’s most definitely his own man—unless it means saying no to his beloved Mama Rose. And that’s why Travis is escorting young Bostonian Emily Finnegan to Golden Crest, Montana to her new home as a mail-order bride. Emily has made it perfectly clear that she’s taken charge of her destiny and nothing is going to interfere, not even falling in love with a perfect stranger. But they don’t call it the wild west for nothing…
Here we have another feel-good book that is definitely in my comfort zone. To tell the truth I didn’t think I would like a romance based in the wild west of America but this one has totally changed my perspective. First we have Travis, a hot hunk of a man who loves his Mother. Then there is Emily who is suffering from the humiliation of being jilted at the altar and has become a mail order bride. Emily has been raised in Boston as a fine lady and knows little of the wild west but she is a quick learner and intelligent to boost. As Travis agrees to escort Emily to her betrothed all manner of adventures transpire.
This is a laugh out loud book that will leave you with a smile on your face for days. But don’t think for a minute that it is a silly book. There is much drama and plenty of wild west action that causes our protagonists no end of trouble.
This is a reissue of a novella originally published in 1998. I highly recommend this quick read. I’m looking forward to reading the stories of Travis’ brothers Adam, Douglas & Cole, as well as sister Mary and her husband Harrison.