The Mayor’s Secret Fortune by Judy Duarte

If she elects to marry him, will her vote deliver happiness?

He asked a simple question.

But will she answer yes…or no?

It’s too much, too soon. When wealthy contractor Steven Fortune proposes to Ellie Hernandez, the beautiful and principled mayor of Rambling Rose, Texas, no one is more surprised than Ellie herself.

Until recently, Steven was practically her enemy! But his offer of a marriage of convenience arrives when the secretly pregnant mayor is at her weakest moment. They can pull off a united front for a short time, can’t they?

Surely she won’t fall for another man who insists he isn’t interested in the long haul.

Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose series include – Fortune’s Fresh Start by Michelle Major – Fortune’s Texas Surprise by Stella Bagwell – The Mayor’s Secret Fortune by Judy Duarte – Fortune’s Greatest Risk by Marie Ferrarella – Betting On A Fortune by Nancy Robards Thompson – The Texan’s Baby Bombshell by Allison Leigh

Title:  The Mayor’s Secret Fortune
Series:  The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose #3
Author:  Judy Duarte
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 1, 2020
Publisher:  Harlequin (Special Edition)
My Rating:  3.5 stars

The Mayor’s Secret Fortune is the third title in The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose series bringing us Steven and Ellie’s unique romance.

I liked Ellie and Steven.  I certainly understood why Ellie acted as she did about the baby and about her reactions to Steven.  Yet, this was a story that while I liked it, I didn’t love it and the 3.5 stars that will be rounded up reflect that feeling.  I couldn’t really connect to them, and while I could believe there were attraction and liking going on… given the various circumstances going on around them I didn’t feel the love between this couple that I expected and wanted to see.

We get a chance to run into book friends from earlier in this series, as well as a taste of what is yet to come.  The Mayor’s Secret Fortune is a good book, it’s simply one that I will not return to for a re-read but enjoyed at the time.

I own a Kindle edition of this story.

Available in paperback and for the Kindle

 

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