Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
A Cowboy’s Dare
by Lucy Thompson
I very much loved this story. The main characters, Tyrone and Jane, are very well written and they feel very relatable. Their story of love and forgiveness rings very true. Ms. Thompson is clearly a gifted storyteller.
About the Book
Tyrone woke up with a headache—and a wife. And he’s never been so scared in his life.
Mayor’s daughter, Jane Montgomery, has always wanted to be more than a social ornament, and now that her father has given her a three-month deadline to find a suitable husband, she’s desperate. Desperate enough to run away from her pampered life of ribbons and bows to pursue her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. But right before her planned escape, she’s the victim of a matchmaking prank involving spiked punch and a certain local rancher.
Ever since he failed to stop his mother from going mad, Tyrone Harding — local daredevil rancher who runs hunting expeditions under the banner of “Female-Free Adventures” — has shied away from females, feelings, and anything inhibiting his freedom. Wanting to avoid his family’s questions and his own feelings for Jane, he proposes they fake being in love until she leaves for college, thereby freeing them both.
Their playacting doesn’t fool Tyrone’s brother who challenges him to prove he truly loves Jane. Never one to back down, he accepts the dare: do something loving for her every day — and to record it in a special Cowboy’s Dare book. The dare has unexpected consequences, and as the sparks fly between them, Tyrone and Jane begin to wonder if they’ll lose more than they gain when Jane departs for school.
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