Not Always Nice
When financial ruin struck Bridget O’Brien’s family, she found herself pushed into an unwanted engagement. The defiant beauty who had turned away suitors in Boston stepped off of a stage coach in the Dakota Territory to meet the childhood friend who would be her husband. From boy to man, he’d grown strikingly handsome and her first glimpse of him took her breath away. And then he told her he had no intention of marrying her.
Lorcan O’Cuinn carried scars from the Civil War that went much deeper than skin alone. Keeping the world at arm’s length with superficial charm, he hid his own pain and never let anyone close enough to see. It was the shock of his life when he discovered his mother had arranged a bride for him and brought her all the way from Boston. An even greater shock came when he realized Bridget was the only one who could still touch his heart after all these years.