"Matthew" [The Circle Eight Series, Book 1] by Emma Lang (aka Beth Williamson)
My Book Summary : Who knew you could find your soul mate in the most unlikely circumstances...
Matthew's family has just had deal with one turmoil after another. First his parents get murdered and his youngest brother disappeared (stolen or dead he isn't sure), then when he goes to Houston to follow through with his family's land grant he finds that the only way to get the grant is to be married. Therefore, after telling the person dealing with the grant that he was married to a woman named Hannah, he now has a month to find a girl named Hannah and marry her so the grant will be approved.
As luck would have it a week later Matthew finds a voluptuous looking girl named Hannah to marry, who he also gets along with better than he ever expected. Nevertheless, not everyone in his family is happy to have her joining their family, making the tension at the ranch sometimes hard to deal with.
Then there is the mystery about what happened to Matthew's parents and brother. Who would do that to them? Why was it done? Where is his little brother? In addition, when they might finally have a lead with someone to help them in finding their brother, Hannah's life gets threatened. Will Matthew, Hannah, and his family give up the search just because someone might be out to get the rest of them? Or will they finally come together as a family and stick up for what is theirs?
My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars ... this novel is about a family of ranchers who try to make the best out of some awful situations that happen to them. A compelling, sweet, and spicy novel gets you to fall head over heels for this family! They are such great characters! I'm very excited to see where this series will go and how the characters will grow.
In addition, I hope when they do find Benjy (since I think they will find him), he'll be living in a decent situation and not emotionally scarred. But we'll have to follow this series along to find out.
This was my first novel that I've read of Emma Lang's but if they are all like this one than she has just made another fan!!
If recommend this to anyone who really likes historical romance and/or spicy mystery novels!!
Book Teaser(s) :
Caleb frowned at him and Catherine kicked him in the shin.
"Ow, why are you kicking me?" He rubbed his leg and scowled at his youngest sister.
"You let Granny and Hannah eat in the kitchen. That's not very nice." She crossed her little arms like a forty-year-old school teacher.
"Heck, Matt, we could have taken turns." Caleb joined the blame party.
"I didn't tell them to eat in the kitchen."
"She's your wife. You tell her where she eats." ~ within Chapter 5
Matt wanted to throttle his wife at the same time he wanted to kiss her. Hannah had suddenly found her voice, along with a healthy dose of sass, and she seemed to be out of control. ~ within Chapter 10For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Emma, then please check out her website.