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Catrina attempts a reverse match-up with the hope of saving her friend from marrying the wrong man. Gabriella is a top model and engaged to the wealthy and sophisticated Grayson, and she’s thrilled with the prenuptial gift of a two-week stay at a prestigious resort in Montana.
While there, Gabriella meets Gabe, the cowboy in charge of horseback rides for resort guests. She feels an instant attraction and in less than three days, knows she’s in love. Grayson proposes the idea of an open marriage to facilitate his philandering ways, but when Gabriella expresses her doubts, he wants to return to New York. Gabriella breaks off her engagement and refuses to leave so she can be near Gabe.
When Gabriella unexpectedly kisses him, Gabe realizes he must avoid this beautiful woman who has captured his heart because she’s engaged. Claiming a family emergency, he hides at his place until he assumes she’s gone back to New York. When she surprises him by materializing out of a dream, he refuses to believe her profession of love.
Gabe subsequently decides he must apologize for his behavior, and searches for Gabriella everywhere, finally discovering she’s in the hospital. The tragedy unleashes the power of his love.
Fun Facts: Book 6
I wanted to have a redhead to write about, just for variety. So, I created Gabriella and had a wonderful time. She’s such an awesome girl, the story nearly wrote itself. Oh, and I also love to knit socks.
In the scene where she gave Gabe his socks in the hospital, I actually wrote this sentence: ‘He pulled on the socks one at a time.’ It didn’t hit me until, like, the third read-through. Talk about stating the obvious. How ELSE would he pull on his socks? There is no other way! I laughed at myself until I had tears in my eyes.
Embarrassing moment: On the cover, that thing that looks like a rock wall? It’s supposed to be a river. Yeah, I ain’t much of an artist. My mother is probably rolling over in her grave at my artwork. She was very talented, and so was her mother. I don’t know what happened to those genes but they must have gotten scattered by the time I was born.