↠´ Short Straw Bride ☆ Download by ↠´ Dallas Schulze In my quest to find a good Western HR, I stumbled on this book It had one of the tropes I like MOC and I was in the mood for something heartwarming and nice Plus, I never read this author before.
Sorry to say, the story didn t work for me The potential was there, including a fairly good writing, but it was not realized for the most part because of MCs The heroine was either annoyingly naive and timid or overly dramatic The hero was one dimensional good man whose astuteness for some reason had an on off switch Their interactions left me cold maybe because I really didn t care for them that much There were some charming moments and, thankfully, the author didn t take liberties with historical setting But reading the story felt like viewing color by number exercise.
Eleanor lives with her Uncle Zeb and Aunt Dorinda and her cousin Anabel after the death of her father 6 years agoThey took her in not out of love but because they felt it was their duty to do so Shes made to earn her keep by cooking,cleaning,mending and or less being her relatives servant.
And also her beautiful spoiled rotten vain cousin Anabel is constantly belittling her efforts and her appearance.
Eleanor would very much like to get away from them and is even considering encouraging the suit local widower,wich she feels would take her away from one unbearably situation but land her in a loveless marriage.
But stillit would be a way out she resignedly thinks.
The next day there is church and people are all buzzing about the arrival of the two Mcclaine brothers come to look for a wife for the eldest brother Luke.
Well written marriage of convenience story The characters could have been a bit filled out, but it was really a fairly lighthearted story of a couple working out the kinks of a marriage of convenience This story was not deep in introspection, not much of it took place deep in the characters thoughts The hero and heroine were both nice people who did a good job finding each other One minor thing I didn t really care for view spoiler He never actually told her he loved her, she just figured it out Sort of a cop out for a romance hide spoiler Short Straw Bride is a Cinderella story with a twist that takes place in the 1800s American West The McLain brothers need a wife to cook, clean and give them someone to inherit their ranch Daniel and Luke are in a dither because neither one wants marriage so what do they do but draw straws Luke is the loser, or is he Eleanor Williams lost her parents and had to come live with her Uncle Zeb, his wife and daughter This miserable threesome makes her life uncomfortable to say the least Not overly pretty, Eleanor shines from within Biting her tongue at many times she is the glue that keeps this family intact At least until Luke comes along and decides that Eleanor is everything he wants in a biddable wife.
She accepts his proposal and their marriage I liked the plot But the characters don t analyse their situation, and their actions are simply istinct A marriage based on those facts can t be a happy one Husband and wife should speak to each other This was a short, decent take on a MOC.
There was nothing particularly remarkable about the characters to make them stand out, though they were likeable enough at first.
I liked the premise of the story and the hero and herione had personality but it started to lose itself halfway I felt that the conflict created a complete reversal of their original characters in a way that just didn t work Rather than showing a different side of them they felt completely at odds with what they were originally depicted as If the author was trying to relay that love changes people this was way off mark I did finish it and I enjoyed it in the beginning so it still warrants to 2 2.
ONE OF THEM WOULD HAVE TO MARRYThe McLain Brothers Were Fed Up And Tired Tired Of The Hunger In Their Cowboy Sized Stomachs, Tired Of Dingy Curtains And Dirty Dishes Tired Of Worrying About Who To Leave The Ranch To When They Were GoneLuke Could Imagine The Perfect Wife Biddable, Tidy And Willing And When He Saw Eleanor Williams In Church One Sunday, He Thought She D Do Just Fine But Little Did He Know That The Practical Eleanor Had A Mind Of Her Own And Other Ideas About Marriage Sweet, just what I was looking for to change things up.