Title: The Mitchell Money
Author: Sue Fineman
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Keywords: Last Rose Of Summer Rose, Sensual, Martinson Ranch Series
Page Count: 272
ISBN E-Book: 1-60154-895-8
ISBN for Print: Price: $13.99
Publisher: The Wild Rose PressReviewer: Nikki
Martinson Ranch Series
Where had her husband hidden their money? If he wasn’t dead, Rachel would leave him this time for sure. Without the money, she’ll lose her only asset, the half-built house on the hill outside Maystown, Arizona. The only man who can help her is the surly ex-cop who owns the ranch next door.
Gary is reluctant to get involved with the woman who backed into his truck, but she desperately needs his help. He strikes a deal – his investigative skills in exchange for Rachel’s cooking. He intends to find the money quickly and get the rude woman out of his life, but things get complicated. Gary discovers Rachel’s husband hid more than his money. His entire life was a lie.
Rachel’s vulnerability tugs at Gary’s heart. He’s been lonesome since his wife died, and he wants to keep Rachel at the ranch, but the truth about the past could tear them apart. After her husband’s treachery, she’ll never trust another man. Even him.
Some people have many secrets. Some of those secrets happen to come out when the person is dead, leaving behind a mind of chaos and wonder to those who knew the deceased, but didn't know their secrets.
Rachel was married to Mitch for over 20 years. He wasn't the best husband, but they made it work. Though after his death, Rachel struggled both financially and emotionally. Her late husband drained the savings accounts and left Rachel stranded.
She's hired to work as a cook for some neighbors. In return, Gary, a retired police officer, will help her find the missing money. Though their first impression of the other started off rocky, the two warmed up to each other after many circumstances kept them close.
This is a story featuring an older hero and heroine, and though they are very far off from my age, I was very drawn into this story. The situations were so real, and the characters were so full of life and emotion, readers won't be able to help but be immersed with this book.
If you enjoy contemporary romances, a bit of mystery, and an older hero and heroine, then pick up a copy of The Mitchell Money.