Her rancher boss is looking for the perfect wife…and she wants the job!
Poppy Sinclair kept her feelings for Isaiah Grayson secret for a decade. When her infuriatingly gorgeous Stetson-wearing boss enlists her help in finding him a convenient wife, she threatens to quit. Until Isaiah counters with an interesting proposal: Why doesn’t she marry him? Can she say yes to sharing his life and his bed, but not his heart?
It all started with an ad:
|WIFE WANTED—Rich rancher, not given to socializing. Wants a wife who will not try to change me. Must be tolerant of moods, reported lack of sensitivity and the tendency to take off for a few days’ time in the mountains. Will expect meals cooked. Also, probably a kid or two. Exact number to be negotiated. Beard is nonnegotiable.|
And I was instantly hooked! Isiah Grayson is a hard person to love, but yet, Poppy Sinclair has loved him since she met him. Ten years ago. One day, Isiah seemingly out of nowhere decides that he is in need of a wife, and it’s up to Poppy as his assistant to find him one, and the first course of action is to place an ad in the newspaper.
This book was a nonstop roller coaster ride and for the most part, I enjoyed every bit. It was funny, sweet, and heartbreaking. Maisey Yates, did a great job in creating these characters because I fell in love with after only a couple of pages.
Isiah Grayson is a cowboy who also just happens to be filthy rich. In addition to being a hard person to love, Isaiah can be quite an asshole, and there was a part in the story in which he said something that made me want to strangle him. He gets his act together in the end though. Isiah was hurt by somebody a while back and since then he had cut off all emotion in his life. He says what he means, and means what he says. He doesn’t lie, and he’s great with numbers. He’s so great with numbers that he sees life as just one large equation. He also has a way at steamrolling people and getting straight to the point. And I loved him for all of that, but at the same time, I wanted to strangle him. He is so freaking frustrating, and annoying, my God! But his pricklier sides is what made this book so entertaining, especially the times he goes toe to toe with Poppy.
Poppy Sinclair, is one smart, sassy, ray of freaking sunshine. I adored her, and I rooted for her non-stop. As a former foster child, she had been shuffled from home to home her entire life, and she’s been hurt more times than she could count. But she has found a home with Isiah, whether he knows it or not (he doesn’t because he’s dumb). Poppy to me was the type of character I couldn’t help but root for. Hearing about her life as s foster child, and her decade-long crush on Isiah, just endeared her to me. But also because she never let Isiah steamroll her, a lot of people are afraid of Isiah but she wasn’t one of them. She gave as good as she got, and never backed down. To point where even, Isiah knew when to pick his battle with her.
Together these two sizzle and their chemistry is off the charts! But their past heartbreaks, tend to keep them from stepping firmly into each other’s lives as more than just co-workers. It’s as a said a rollercoaster ride, but the journey is worth it. Because the end of this book was one of the sweetest I’ve ever read, and after everything, it was well deserved!