Emma Sutton fell in love with Dr. Dean Meyers on the very first day of their journey west on the Oregon Trail. Dean is handsome, caring, and noble. If only she could tell him! But between her crippling shyness and the marital machinations of her mother, she despairs of ever being able to say what's in her heart. When a sudden injury puts her in Dean's hands, literally and figuratively, she hopes she might just have a chance with him...until a ghost from Dean's past comes between them.
Dean Meyers is determined to make the long journey west to start a new life and leave the horrors of the Civil War behind him. He is charmed by Emma and amused by her mother, and can finally see peace in his future. But when an old colleague shows up to turn his world upside down, it's all Dean can do to keep love, hope, and Emma from slipping away. All seems lost until Emma finds herself in danger and Dean is given a chance to be a hero...if he can reach her in time.
Please be advised - steam level: hot!
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At the top it has joined the list of books I will listen to over and over
There were many but when Dean went after Emma when she was taken
She's made the characters come to life
Both, there were times I wanted to smack Mrs Sutton and don't get me started on Russ ugh that man would try the patience of a saint
- Ginny LaMere
Emotional wonderful listen
This was a wonderful frustrating read with characters you are going to love and some will not be crazy about. The author gives you a story you really get into as the characters take over you do a lot of cheering and a little cursing. Emma mother drove me crazy with her wishy washy ways along with Russ. I really wanted to reach inside the book and pull them out before they really messed up Emma and Dean’s life. I do have to say they add a lot of interests to the read as these two do their best to keep them apart. But I am getting ahead of the story.
Ms. Clarine does a wonderful job of narration she really pulls you g, and her female ones are very soft and rich. You have no trouble hearing what emotions each are feeling into the story with her wonderful character voices. Her male voices are smooth, rich and strong or who is talking. There are not any background noises or any places in the audio where the beginning of the chapter the voice is higher or lower than the last chapter. Just a smooth, clean rich listen that really pulls you in. The narrator really puts a lot into the listen you can hear the sadness or excitement in her voice. I enjoyed this story and narration so much I found things I could do so I could listen longer. She really painted the picture in my mind of how things go on a trail ride. She made me understand that Emma really loved her mother and over looked a lot of her nonsense due to the love she has for her. I am not sure I would have gotten this sense if I had read the book. I have not listened to anything by this narrator but am really looking forward to listen to more of her work.
Emma is having a hard time keeping Dr. Dean out of her mind. Oh the things she would love to do to him a lady shouldn’t think about. There really isn’t any way he would be interested in a girl like her but oh a girl can dream. Once her mother saw them together and found out he was a doctor she doesn’t give up and pushes the two each time she gets a chance. That is until someone new comes along that puts a spin on the love match. It is left up in the air who will win the lovely Emma’s hand in marriage. Emma is so shy she can hardly get words out of her mouth. She tries to talk with Dean but gets so tongue tied he must think she is simple. Her mother is so embarrassing as she pushes these two together it is hard for Emma to hold her head up.
Dean has had his eye on the pretty Emma every since he spotted her talking and playing with the children on the trail. She was so smooth even when she must be scared out of her mind when the little girl held out her hand to show her what she had found. She really was something else in deed. He finds the other women on this wagon train just too much always trying to get his attention or trying to push him into marriage. They aren’t interested in him just that he is a doctor and has a little money. They only worry about themselves and talk about nonsense stuff. Emma is different she is down to earth a women you can really communicate with that is when she lets her guard down. That mother of hers is something else she just might come in handy now that he has decided that Emma will be his bride.
Something happens that put a snag in the plans of the train leaving Emma and Dean with bright thoughts. Just as things seem to be going their way a few other things happens that really puts a twist into the works. Leaving us all guessing what will happen next at the turn of events. Things really take off here and the book really starts jumping with your heart jumping along with it. Danger is near as these find people will see no one and nothing is safe how can it be when you have outlaws and Indians at every turn.
I loved the baiting the humor that comes with it. I even enjoyed her mother from time to time even though she really is a pain. Emma’s father made me chuckle a few times at his yes dears or his witty answers. My heart really broke for Emma’s sister and I feel her story will be somewhere in this series. Katie I can’t wait to read more about her and her story. Once you find out why Emma’s mother does what she does my heart missed a beat. It really is heartwarming and touching. The ending is SWEET…. This is a pretty clean read but it does have passion of the finest. There is some steam that will steam up your glasses. The author gives you a story inside a story where you heart will be doing double time as she throws a twist on it, you just melt. This was very well thought out with a wonderful plot and wonderful characters from a very talent author who knows how to pull her readers in getting them so invested in the read. If you like western romance you don’t want to miss this audio or book.