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Laurie Spencer should not feel relieved after burying her husband, but she does. But in order to truly gain her independence from the man who controlled her, Laurie must make an offer to a sexy rancher that she hopes he can't refuse.
Jared Smith's determined to make it in Texas, but with the local banker turned against him, it looks like his dream may be slipping through his fingers. When unconsciously sensual Laurie offers a partnership, his luck may be changing...but when she throws herself in as part of the deal, Jared's not sure he'll be able to respect the terms of their agreement and keep his eyes-and his hands-to himself.
There's something about Laurie that awakens every protective instinct Jared has...and when all hell breaks loose, there's nothing and no one who'll be able to keep this cowboy from her side.
Delightful and captivating, To Love and to Cherish is an emotional love story. Fans of Linda Lael Miller, Jodi Thomas, and Rosanne Bittner will be drawn to Laurie and Jared as they grow-together and apart-through heartbreak, anger, greed, and most of all, love.
Cactus Creek Cowboys Series:
To Have and to Hold (Book 1): Naomi Kessling is certainly grateful to Colby Blaine for saving her family and agreeing to lead their train to safety-but she doesn't trust him. Both plagued by a past they can't leave behind, will love be enough to save them both.
To Love and to Cherish (Book 2)
Forever and Always (Book 3): Logan Holstock's search for his long-lost brothers brings him to the quaint town of Cactus Creek and into the life of a beautiful young widow.
"This is one of those stories that ends perfectly even though you never want it to end."
"The complexity of the characters and their struggles is what captivated me."What reviewers are saying about To Love and to Cherish
"To Love and To Cherish is the type of Western romance I love; a smart heroine and a kind hero find love in a small town filled with lovable side characters and plausible villains. I look forward to the next installment." Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Leigh Greenwood has once again proven he can write a compelling and romantic Western, and I recommend TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH to readers looking for a romantic and adventurous Western."-Fresh FictionWhat everyone is saying about RT Career Achievement Award Winner Leigh Greenwood
"Greenwood keeps your interest and makes you care about his characters."-Long and Short Reviews
" Greenwood] writes a Texas romance like he's been there and lived it himself. His settings are vividly described, his characters drawn so effectively you're hooked after the first chapter and his story lines can keep you turning pages late into the night."
"Leigh Greenwood always writes an amazing western. Always."-Books Like Breathing
"You can't beat an historical Texas romance by Leigh Greenwood. He writes of Texas like no other author." The Good, The Bad, and the Unread.
"If it's a Greenwood cowboy story, readers are guaranteed an emotional, rich, adventurous romance with strong heroes and courageous heroines"-RT Book Reviews"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-09-08
- Reviewer: Staff
In Greenwood’s sketchy second Cactus Creek historical western (after To Have and to Hold), inexplicably virginal widow Laurie Spencer is thrilled at the death of her husband of four years. Her parents forced her to marry Mr. Spencer when she was 17 years old, and now she wants independence. But the will says her brother-in-law, a stingy banker, must manage Laurie’s inheritance money, and he barely gives her enough to live on. Jared Smith, an Army vet and rancher, came to Arizona Territory looking for his brothers, who were adopted by different families after their parents were killed. He’s refused a loan from the banker and doesn’t know where he’ll get the money to buy a herd of cattle. Laurie seizes the opportunity to trade some secret funds and cooking and cleaning services for half ownership of Jared’s ranch. The attraction between Laurie and Jared is immediate. Laurie has vowed that she’ll never wed again, but Jared’s happy to seduce her while he contemplates marrying another. Unbelievable situations and behavior make this book an easy one to put down. Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency. (Nov.)