Author(s): Brenda Jackson
Series: Westmoreland Legacy: The Outlaws Book #2
Published by Harlequin Desire on March 4, 2021
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
In the wilds of Wyoming ranch country, he needs something only she can give him. What price is too high to pay?
This ranching heir wants it all, including the woman who stands in his way!
Businessman Cash Outlaw has inherited almost all of his late mother’s Wyoming ranch…but still needs the fifty acres left to her former caretaker. As negotiations with beautiful, determined Brianna Banks become much more intimate, she reveals she’ll only sell him the property…if he gives her a baby! Cash’s counteroffer? That the mother of his child must become his wife!
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As a long-time fan of Brenda Jackson, I jumped at the chance to read and review The Marriage He Demands, the second book in the Westmoreland Legacy: The Outlaw Series. The author delivered an angst free and fun marriage of convenience story.
Cash and Brianna’s paths crossed when Cash went to the reading of his mother’s will. Now Cash never had a relationship with his mother, so one can imagine his surprise to learn he was her main beneficiary. He had no interest in keeping the property he inherited, but meeting Brianna had him reconsidering his original stance. (Brianna was also a beneficiary in the will.) Then his relatives convinced him he should keep the property, but to make it a success he needed to buy Brianna’s portion of the inheritance. He made the offer to Brianna, who agreed to give him the property at no financial cost but on one condition. He gives her his sperm. The events became more interesting when Cash made a counter-offer. To find out how interesting you need to read it for yourself.
A quick and easy read, which I read in one sitting. I enjoyed the interactions between Cash and Brian, passionate, sweet and fun. Brianna gave upon on love, but Cash rekindled her faith. These two were awesome together, and I had fun getting to know them. Meeting Cash’s brothers proved entertaining. I am not a fan of his father, who was revealed as controlling and manipulative individual.
I enjoyed the ending. It made me happy to see Cash gain closure regarding his mother. Such a pity it took her dying and he being her beneficiary for him to learn the truth.
A note of warning to readers who dislike insta-love connections, The Marriage He Demands has it in spades so you many want to avoid this one, but if you have no problems with it, then I recommend you add to your reading pile.
Overall, a satisfying read. I am looking forward to continue the series.
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I like the sound of this. Great review.
It was a good read. Suitable for when you are looking for a one sitting read.
It sounds great. I love a good insta-love story and a quick read.
Yes it is.
I keep meaning to give this author a look
Well there is still time.
I’ve been seeing this book around the blogosphere. It sounds wonderful and I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Not really the one I normally pick, but your review is tempting
I am happy to know I managed to tempt you into wanting to pick a boo outside of your norm.
I’ve never read her work. Glad you enjoyed the book. Great review.
She has been a favourite of mine for sometime now.
This sounds really interesting! I can’t imagine negotiating over someone’s sperm. I am definitely intrigued.
Yes, I found the negotiation intriguing.
Thanks for introducing me to this author!
You are welcome.
Insta-love can be good when done right and from your review I assume this author nailed it. Yet again, another hero on the cover that has be re-considering my “cowboys just don’t do it for me” stance…
I can see why you would reconsider. He is worth giving a second look.
the author sounds familiar; and this read sounds perfect for a quick romantic read..
Well she has been around for sometime now.
I am behind on her books. I don’t mind instalove if it is written right. Ah, that is sad that he had to learn the truth afterward.
There are several of her book I have yet to read. Lots of catching up to do.