This was such a great book! It is a Historical romance that starts out Western and moves to the northeast as the characters do. Elises family is one of the wealthiest families around, disgustingly wealthy is her term. Her father wants her to marry a man 15 years her senior who is disgusting and shes repulsed by. Not wanting to be in a love less marriage she marries a cattle rancher by proxy and without her family knowing. She leaves to be with him immediately but upon arriving she finds he died that morning. Elise now has nothing and the neighbor helps her out for a few months before Elise finally decides to call her family and beg to come home. Shes making her way home by train when she meets Nate, Oliver and Joseph. They are Pinkertins which is like a private detective. They were sent to find a gang robbing the trains. After they leave the train Elise is kidnapped by this gang to get a ransom from her wealthy family. Nate and Oliver are tasked to finding her while her family stalls the kidnappers. After almost 2 months of being held she is rescued and begins to heal. Her father sends her to her uncles where there is less chance of her scandal being known. There she meets Nate and Oliver again. She loves Nate, he rescued her among other things but she feels after what happened to her while being kidnapped he wants nothing to do with her. So they go their seperate ways not knowing how they truly feel about each other.
This was a really wonderful book. There were so many miscommunications and misunderstandings it hurt to see how much they loved each other but could do nothing about it. This story does have a happily ever after. Also if youre a fan of historical romances like Jane Austen or some like her youll love this book. Its perfect, clean, happy love though it takes work to get there.
(reviewed the day of purchase)