Wednesday, May 3, 2017
BOOK REVIEW- CASSIE (Brides of the Rockies) by Carre White
Nathanial Carroll has been a thorn in Cassie Bjorn’s side ever since they were children. He has tormented her by dipping her blonde hair in ink, pouring honey into her school bag, and teasing her relentlessly. Now, grown up and more handsome than a man ought to be, Nathanial is determined to make Cassie his wife, although she loathes him with a passion. The task before him is formidable, and Nate will have to make amends for past behavior and court Cassie properly.
Cassie knows Nathanial as a womanizer and drunkard with appalling manners. Any well-bred young lady would give this man a wide berth, as she has done for years. But Cassie’s mother and Nate’s mother are the best of friends, and they see fit to broker an engagement. To compound matters, an accidental kiss during a shootout sends the town’s gossips into a furor, and Cassie finds her reputation in tatters. There’s only one man to blame for this predicament—Nathanial Carroll. AMAZON 3 Stars
For the most part I liked it although it was not all that deep. It was a quick read. One of the things that I didn't like was all the manipulation that Cassie's parents, especially her mother did. And for a woman with spunk Cassie was quicker to let it go than I thought was possible. Sure at one point she refused to talk to them for a week, but then all of a sudden it was as if all was forgiven. That was a bit hard to believe. Even Nathanial's parents get into the act too. And why would her parents want her to marry a boozing, womanizing man? Lifelong friendships between the two mother just isn't a good enough reason. I know everyone thought that a strong woman (Cassie) could bring him to change but really? That's a dangerous idea in general.
Sure, towards the end of the book there were more moments of sweetness so that helped the story.