His first mistake was marrying her.
His second was falling in love.

Chase McKnight will do anything to secure his family’s ranch—but marriage to a complete stranger? That’s a hard pill to swallow. Yet the will is clear: Chase needs a wife by his side if he wants to keep his home, so he meets his veiled lady at the courthouse steps and reluctantly says “I do.”

Too bad he married the wrong bride.

When Boston runaway Emily Fields agreed to marry a Texas stranger to escape her family’s scandal, she wasn’t prepared to get hitched to the wrong cowboy! Stuck in a secret compromise, she has one year to learn the ways of the ranch and convince Chase’s family they’re happily married. But when the lie becomes true, the past catches up to them and they must save the love they never expected.

Titles in The Haywire Brides include – Cowboy Charm SchoolThe Cowboy Meets His Match

Title:  The Cowboy Meets His Match
Series:  The Haywire Brides #2
Author:  Margaret Brownley
Genre:  Western Historical Romance
Published:  May 28, 2019
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

THE COWBOY MEETS HIS MATCH  continues The Haywire Brides series by Margaret Brownley with a fun, charming and slightly danger-filled romance between two strangers who marry for their own reasons – except – they married the wrong person.  I love the mail-order bride trope, no matter the time period, but this one just made me chuckle throughout with two characters who would eventually make a loving couple if they survive each other to get to that point!

Emily is a city girl to the core, but she has agreed to a one-year marriage with Chase, now all they have to do is convince his family that they are over-the-top in love — and that she knows what the heck to do around a ranch.  Chase was prepared to marry a stranger in order to keep his ranch, but this stranger comes with baggage that he doesn’t even know about on their wedding day, not to mention that Emily was not his intended mail-order bride.  He has his work cut out for him between faking a loving relationship with his wife in front of his family and friends, plus trying to teach this city girl how to work the ranch.  There will be misunderstandings, really bad communication, trouble arising from the past and two stubborn people learning that love happens no matter what stands in the way.

I liked Chase and Emily both individually and as a couple.  Yes, things between them got off to a rockier than usual start for their situation but I enjoyed their banter and that spark they had for each other.  If you love a good Western Historical Romance with believable characters, a bit of danger, some sparks that sizzle, intriguing secondary characters and a couple to fall in love with then you’d enjoy THE COWBOY MEETS HIS MATCH.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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