The Airman's E-Mail Order Bride by Cora Seton
Series: Heroes of Chance Creek #5
Genres: Cowboys/Western Romance
Tormented by the knowledge that his father died thinking the worst of him, Colt Hall never meant to come home to Chance Creek. But with his brothers banding together to rebuild the family’s old ranch, he’s finding it hard to stay away. In accordance with the conditions for them to inherit the spread, Colt must soon marry. Too bad the only woman he wants is Heather Ward, the girl he walked away from years ago without saying good-bye.
Heather hid a secret for twelve long years, but when the Halls moved back to town it was only a matter of time before the truth came out. Now everyone but Colt knows he has a son. She’ll get one chance to convince Colt to forgive her—and become the father Richard has always longed for. If she answers Colt’s online ad for a temporary wife, will he fall in love with her before he learns the truth?
Colt knows it’s crazy to try to find a wife through an internet ad, and it’s even crazier to fall for a stranger who wants far more than a temporary marriage, but Helena Warner reminds him so much of Heather, he begins to wonder if the two might be the same woman. Heather can’t believe she’s using a fake name to seduce the father of her own child, but is it possible Colt might know more about her true identity than he’s letting on?
Once all the lies and secrets are stripped bare, Colt and Heather must answer the ultimate question: can a love interrupted ever be renewed?
This is my FAVORITE Heroes of Chance Creek book! It truly is and let me tell you if Heloise wasn’t a book character and an old woman I would slap the crap out of her! I really would. What she has put those boys through has been nothing short of hell! Colt and Heather deserve to be happy and get married but then well a monkey wrench gets thrown in and what can you do. Colt decides to be honest while getting a bride and tell them up front what he wants. He finds what he is looking for in Melanie but he in intrigued by Helena. I love the dream he has about his father in the beginning because Colt has some guilt about his father’s death.
“I think your stint here is about finished, son.”
Finished? His job was never finished. If it wasn’t the Taliban in Afghanistan, it was drug lords in Central America, or an earthquake in Haiti. “I don’t think so.”
“Someone’s waiting for you. Don’t let them down.”
Heather, through the advice of her friends, create a fake profile to try and win Colt. He turns her down at first but then they begin talking to one another. He realizes that Helena is truly Heather and things get hot quick. Then he finds out he is a father and oh yeah Heloise has met fake fiancee Melanie. The pain and hurt that Colt and Heather goes through just tore me up. I cried through most of this book because I felt so bad for Heather. However I was so proud of Colt when he said “Enough!” and put not only everyone else but Helosie in her place.