Book 2 in the Heroes of Chance Creek Series
Staff Sergeant Austin Hall has a brilliant record in the Special Forces—except for one disastrous decision that cost his best friend’s life. Now he’s heading home to Chance Creek, Montana, where he’d like to spend the rest of his days in the obscurity of his family’s ranch. Too bad Great Aunt Heloise won’t hand the ranch over unless all four of the Hall brothers marry and one of them produces an heir within the year. Austin is too broken to marry for love, so he places an online ad for a fake wife. What could possibly go wrong?
Ella needs to leave Hollywood—fast. It’s bad enough another actress stole her fiancé—on national television. Now she’s ruined her comeback by decking her ex on a morning talk show. Pursued by paparazzi, Ella needs a new life, a new name and someplace to hide. When she reads Austin’s ad for a stand-in wife, she knows she can act this part perfectly. To the rest of the residents of Chance Creek, they’ll be a happily married couple. In private, they’ll just be roommates. In a year when she’d old news and the Hall brothers secure the ranch, she and Austin will quietly divorce and she’ll go on her way.
Or will she?
Austin’s already finding it hard to remember his promise never to love again. Ella’s finding it hard to keep her hands to herself. But when they’re asked make a back-up baby, Ella realizes she may have stepped into a lifetime role.
Can this pretend marriage go the distance?
I love this series and this book kicks of right where the last book left off.
I guess It may be an unorthodox way to find a wife, but you can just imagine aunt Helouise giving out orders to these tough brothers who have been through so much in there chosen careers in the Army, Marines, Air Force ect, but I adore the characters and the way each story develops.
Austin was a great hero, he is a soldier full of guilt who feels he doesn’t deserve anything in life that his fallen friend now cannot have.
Ella is a actress who has been utterly humiliated by the guy who she thought would be her partner for life.
These two form an unexpected partnership to try to meet the rules set by Austin’s aunt, the partnership soon forms into a true relationship but it’s not without it’s bumps in the road.
They find more in each other than either expected.
I really loved this book and the beautiful love story that unfolds. Highly recommend this series, and cannot wait for the next book in the series.