When Laurie Spencer said “I do”, she never realized she’d be trading one pair of shackles for another-until her husband‘s unexpected death leaves her with an opportunity to escape her controlling family for good. Determined to be independent, Laurie approaches sexy rancher Jared Smith with an offer she hopes he can’t refuse…
And a Longing to be His…
Jared’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.
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I have always loved Leigh Greenwood’s books, and I really enjoyed this one. TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH is a heartwarming, and well-written story with very likeable characters. Laurie’s husband has just died, she plans on taking charge of her life. She plans to never marry again. When the will is read and she finds out that her husband’s brother is in charge of her husband’s fortune her plans are stopped. After getting out of one shackle she is put into another. Her husband’s brother has planned everything for her. Her husband was verbally abusive, and didn’t like the way she looked. He had her wear oversized clothing, to hide her abundant physical attributes. When she overhears Jared talking to her brother-in-law at the bank about borrowing money to buy Herefords that are coming his way she can help him. When her brother-in-law turns him down, she drives out to his ranch to strike a deal with Jared to give him the money. In exchange for her money she wants a half interest to his ranch. He agrees with the stipulation that she cooks and cleans for him to gain a half interest to the ranch. With her now at the ranch things start to heat up between them and she has to rethink her plans of marriage as her feelings for Jared strengthen. This is such a great book and I give TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH 5/5 stars.