Johanna Lindsey is no stranger to the romance genre. Having published over 50 novels, she’s one of the most popular authors of historical romance. From her 12-book Malory-Anderson Family series to her standalone novels, there’s something for everyone. Now, she’s expanding her Montana-set Callahan-Warren series with Marry Me by Sundown.
Though it’s the third book in the series, Marry Me by Sundown can be read as a standalone. The story follows Violet Mitchell—a socialite who’s been living in London—and ex-rancher Morgan Callahan. After being summoned back to America, Violet finds that her family is destitute and her father has gone west to Montana in order to find wealth in the gold mines. Hoping to save her family’s name and fortune, Violet embarks on her own journey, only to find that her father is dead. Distraught, she seeks out Morgan Callahan—her father’s partner—to show him her father’s mine.
Morgan wanted to make it on his own, which is why he left the Callahan cattle ranch in order to mine his way to riches. But when Violet shows up claiming to be his late partner’s daughter, he thinks she's an actress trying to steal his land. Taking the old saying “keep your enemies closer” to heart, Morgan brings Violet to his camp where he can keep an eye on her.
What this rugged Westerner didn’t account for were his feelings towards courageous and determined Violet…and how difficult they are to suppress. Though these two are at odds over most things, there’s one thing they can agree on: They’re crazy about each other. That is, if they can admit it to themselves first.
In the following excerpt, Morgan is teaching Violet how to shoot—in order to defend herself from wild animals or intruders. The day before, Morgan had suddenly kissed Violet…but she pushed him away. Now, it’s all she can think about. Will she learn anything in her lesson? Or will passion get the best of these two enemies?
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