Bradley's Bride by Kathleen Lawless
This is an intense, gripping and suspenseful. Amanda is a strong, independent woman and has been half in love with Bradley for a while, but after a couple of dances one night, he completely shut her out. Bradley is a stubborn, insecure and impulsive man who wants to be loved, but thinks that nobody ever would. When Amanda's house gets broken into, the guys and Laura ganged up on her and convinced her to move to their ranch. Bradley's and Amanda's attraction heats up with them being close in proximity, to the point that they get caught kissing in a lake. Bradley had to be convinced to do the right thing, but he did propose. Amanda doesn't want to marry Bradley, because he'd never return her feelings. Hawkes comes to cause trouble again, which has Amanda blaming herself for the trouble, and determined to break from Bradley. Bradley's story, not knowing who his parents were, and what happened later as a child is tragic and surprising.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.