The Cowboy Wins a Bride by Cora Seton
Series: The Cowboys of Chance Creek #2
Genres: Cowboys/Western Romance
All Jamie Lassiter wants is to marry his best friend’s sister and settle down for the rest of his life in Chance Creek. He’s saved his money, bought into the Cruz Guest Ranch and he’s ready for that wedding, but Claire Cruz is nowhere to be found.
Claire’s too busy leaving Montana behind to care about cowboys or their wedding plans. She’s got plans of her own – a trip around the world. She’ll go as soon as she buys her tickets and she doesn’t care if she ever sees Chance Creek again.
Desperate to change Claire’s mind, Jamie proposes a bet: give him six weeks to convince her to marry him. If he can’t, he’ll pay for her round-the-world tickets himself.
Claire can wait six weeks if it means free tickets and a chance to get a little revenge on a man who once broke her heart. She’s got only one stipulation: Jamie can’t touch or flirt with her – or any other woman – while the bet is on.
Now Jamie’s on the run from a bevy of cowboy-groupie ranch guests, and Claire’s learning she cares about the ranch – and Jamie – more than she dreamed possible.
Maybe it’s time to lose that bet.
As long as Jamie loses it first.
We are back in Chance Creek and these cowboys sure know how to deal with a strong-willed woman! I was a little torn throughout this book! I was so enthralled with Jamie but I got to tell you that there were times (many of them) that I really wanted to rip Claire’s hair out! I swear there were. I had the same urge in the earlier book as well.
Had I not been so enthralled with Jamie I may have been tempted to skip this particular book because of Claire. Jamie is so sweet and has been in love with Claire forever and she is nothing more than a spoiled brat! She is so hung up on the money that her mother spent and other family issues that she doesn’t see what is most important and right in front of her…LOVE! My favorite parts is when Jamie tells Claire what she is going to do!
“No, I won’t stop it,” Jamie growled. “I’ve got everything planned out and you’re not going to screw it up again! You’re not going on any god-damned trip around the world, because you’re going to stay here and become my wife.”
He simply can’t take no more at times and believe me when I tell you he is more patient than any other man who be. That bet is so crazy and the fact that Jamie is not allowed to flirt with other women is hilarious. He is the biggest flirt in the county and then a group of women show up at the lodge. That just screams trouble! I had to hand it to Jamie though, he rose to every single challenge. If Claire wasn’t such a witch I really would have loved this book so much more. It actually takes a few books before I warmed up to her.