In this humorous western romance, a proud Pinkerton tangles with one stubborn Suffragette. He wants revenge. She wants independence. In this battle of the sexes it comes down to one thing. Does a fake engagement have any hope of becoming a real relationship? Pinkerton agent, Parker Reams, is stuck in Nebraska without a horse, and he’s flat broke. Parker is prepared to stow away in a boxcar headed west to track and kill the men who murdered his brother. Out of the blue, a stranger offers Parker traveling money and free passage to South Pass City, Wyoming, that’s the very town where the gang he’s after is headed

To repay the stranger for his generosity, Parker agrees to track down the man’s fiancée and break off an unwanted engagement. Meeting with this fiancée should only take a day and be but a brief delay in his plan of revenge. Callidora Truworthy is an independent woman with her mind set on being single. To end her father’s matchmaking, Callidora has hired an actor to pose as a horrible fiancé. The scrawny man in her tintype photo arrives on today’s stage. Based on looks alone, she’s sure her father’s going to dislike him. She has quite a shock when a rugged, sexy, six foot of strapping cowboy shows up as her fiancé. This man’s all wrong for the part of her fiancé. There’s no refund on a plan such as hers, and it’s too late to request a replacement actor. She’ll just have to coach this macho cowboy into acting more like a wimp and hope for the best. What happens when a perfect plan gets a tangled twist? All hell breaks loose.


 5 out of 5 stars Romance, history and fun in every page

April 29, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

This is the second book I read by Linda Gilman (The Courtship of Utopia Minor was my first), and I was equally pleased and entertained with this story.
Linda writes is such a fun way to keep you reading fast! I love her strong-willed but slightly flawed heroine (Callidora), the frazzled father who just doesn’t know what to do with his daughter (Dan Truworthy), and the hero that gets himself into situations that first drives him crazy but then turns out to be true love (Parker Reams). The story is full of such twists and surprises, packed with humor, that continues to entertain with every page. Pick this book up if you enjoy western romance or are looking for your first book to explore this genre. You won’t be disappoint



5  out of 5 stars Fun and Fabulous Read!

June 1, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

This was a great read! I loved how the author brought in two different pieces of the past – women fighting for the right to vote and the Pinkertons into this fun and frolicking romance from the past. Linda writes with humor and her characters come to life because of her witty dialogue. This is the first book I have read by Linda – I plan on reading the first in the series (The Courtship of Utopia Minor). Awesome!


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