Megan Coulston is on her way to a perfect fiance and a perfect life, until she is kidnapped and held for ransom, by a sexy criminal. Megan Coulston has a handsome, financially secure fiancÚ waiting for her at the end of her trip, if she could only survive the trip in a wagon to get there. Blake Montgomery has his own plans, and kidnapping a beautiful, headstrong woman for ransom may not have been the best idea. However, despite her efforts at maiming or poisoning him, she finds herself securely held in a remote cabin being watched by a wolf names Lobo.
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She refuses to help Blake in anyway, so when she is forced to cook for him, she makes it inedible. She throws skillets at her head and continually tries to find a way to escape. Quickly, the problem gets worse because when she is not steaming mad at him, she cannot help but notice that he is a very good looking man. After befriending the wolf with scraps during Blake's absence, she is able to escape, but escaping into the middle of nowhere without a map, money or provisions is not much better than being held against her will.
She slips and nearly falls off a ridge, finding just a small ledge to secure herself and no way to move from the spot. Blake arrives and after threatening to leave her, is able to retrieve her. At this point, she is much more than a hostage and he is not sure he can give her up when the time comes. However, he needs money and information, so that he can prove that his was a legitimate birth. By doing so, he can clear his mother's name.
After arguments and hours of enforced cohabitation, Blake becomes so angry with her that the only thing he can do is kiss her. And kiss her again, even though he swore it wouldn't happen more than once. That leads to making love, which confuses her and terrifies him, because she had limited knowledge of intimacy and he knew she was more a fling. They quickly develop into a loving relationship and she wants to help him with his task.
Their presence at the cabin is divulged and with the help of a friend, they leave, taking railroads and horses as they track down information. In one particularly harrowing scene, Blake is helping her escape from a window and she is asked to drop a few feet, which she is reluctant to do. It is at that time she tells him she is expecting.
Eventually, by searching through church and medical records, proof of his mother's marriage, which was more than nine months before his birth is found. That allows him to regaining ownership of the money and land that has been bequeathed to him and when they return to where her parents and fiancÚ are, we find that her fiancÚ was not a good person and never loved her. Her parents are less than thrilled with her decision, but after they discover her pregnancy, a wedding occurs. Megan Coulston and Blake Montgomery wed.
Best part of story, including ending:
Although the idea of the book has been seen in countless novels, the details were really what set this story apart. For instance, she poisoned Blake. It was not enough to kill him, but made him very uncomfortable for some time and she made use of the weapons, like skillets, that she had.
Best scene in story:
When she is being held out of a second story building, upside-down and asked to drop to the waiting horse, she tells him that" If this harms our baby, Ii will never forgive you". I found it to be an adorable scene.
Opinion about the main character:
I loved that Megan was spunky and smart. For instance, she was an excellent cook, having grown up in the restaurant industry, but she pretended she did not cook at all. This was a tiny amount of vengeance against the person who held all of the other cards and she regularly served him burned or raw food.