Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rugged and Relentless by Kelly Eileen Hake

Rugged and Relentless is book #1 in the Husbands for Hire series by Kelly Eileen Hake. This series follows four women as they move to Hope Falls to begin new lives and search for husbands. What I love most about this whole series is that from one book to the next the story picks up right where it left off so you don't miss a thing. In book one we find 4 friends, sisters Evelyn (Evie) and Cora Thompson, Cora's soon to be sister-in-law Lacie and her cousin Naomi heading off the Hope Falls to help nurse Cora's fiance back to health and the search out husbands for themselves. We have heard of mail order brides but mail order husbands? That is excalty what these women set out to do.  Thus they come up with the idea to place an advertisement and hire for husbands. They get more than they bargained for as two dozen men descend on the small town.

Jake (Creed) Granger is haunted by the death of his brother, promising vengeance, and by the cooking of a beautiful lady back East. Imagine his surprise when he discovers her in Colorado surrounded by other men who might marry her. As he tracks his brother's killer to Hope Falls it gives him time to not only seek vengeance but to get to know this fiesty cook better.

I won't spoil the rest of the story but I enjoyed the interaction between Evie and Jake and couldn't wait to see if they would ever get together. The only thing I didn't like about this book was how it seemed as though the ending was rushed. That being said if you enjoy this book you want to read book two as it starts right where book one leaves off.