Bachelors of Battle Creek #2
Pub date: May 5, 2015 (ARC review)
H/h - Rand Sinclair/Callie Quinn
Setting: Texas, 1879.
Read in April, 2015.
Twice a Texas Bride is the second installment of Linda Broday’s delightful Bachelors of Battle Creek series. It’s a historical western series full of romance and action and some very down-to-earth characters. I really enjoyed the author’s portrayal of the Wild West and book 1. But book 2, for me, had its ups and downs.
This series tells the tales of three brothers- Cooper, Rand and Brett, who aren’t brothers by blood but became so by circumstances. But the fierce loyalty and their love for each-other have never wavered. All were orphans when they met. Cooper being the eldest of the three have been taking care of Rand and Brett. Things haven’t changed much as he’s still the ‘big brother’ to them.
Tragic past have bound these three men together since childhood. When they escaped the orphan train in search of a better life, the brothers didn’t know that a danger with the name of Talbot Early, had followed them. When that evil man attacked Brett, the youngest, Cooper shot him, and they were on the run again. It was because of one kindly man, who took them in after a while, is why they now have a future. He treated them like his own. Until his death, three brothers lived with him. When they each inherited substantial amount of money to move forward, thanks to their adoptive father, the brothers arrived in Battle Creek to start anew.
After what they’ve suffered through, the brothers also took a vow to never to get leg-shacked. They were essentially loners and wanted to stay that way. There was even this bachelors’ club that they opened up to honor their vows. Only they didn’t know that there were 3 women out there to help them conquer their fear of love and commitment.