Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Leisure, Jun 2001, $5.99, 395 pp.
In 1882 Texas, Lauren McBride knows she loves Garret Lassiter. However, her father and her brothers reject anything Lassiter, as the family is their enemy. His killing of her fatherís favorite steed, even to protect her, did not help any relationship form. Though he loves her Garret breaks her heart, as the timing is wrong because she is too young and not a woman yet. All Lauren knows is that she must forget Garret and head east to live in Savannah as a lady.
Four years later, Lauren returns home to learn that her father demands she marry Garret if her brothers are to inherit the family property. She agrees to a marriage of convenience, but he wants more even as he hides his love for her and she likewise does the same. Happiness between a Lassiter and a former McBride seemingly remains impossible
The latest "Secret Fires" Texas romance, THE AGREEMENT, is a tender tale that continue the McBride saga. The story line is genial because the lead couple make a warm pair that readers will adore. Though this novel lacks the bite of THE WILD ONE and THE HALF-BREED, the novel furnishes the audience with much merriment in its own way. Fans of this series will only have a short wait in terms of a calendar but not in terms of desire for the release of the next novel, THE LONER by Evelyn Rogers.
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