Benjamin Porter is one of only two men allowed inside the women’s colony of Harper’s Station, Texas. A freighter by trade, he works closely with local shopkeeper, Victoria Adams, to transport the colony’s goods to market. But it is more than profit that keeps him coming back. He’s fallen hard for the shopkeeper and her son. Tori is brave, beautiful, and a savvy entrepreneur–the ideal partner not only for his business but for his life. Too bad she’s under the impression that a man, any man, is the last thing she needs.
Despite Ben’s consistent kindness, Tori continues to hold him at a distance. His towering height and muscular frame, while attractive, are also dangerous. And she’s faced dangerous men in the past and vowed never again.
After Ben convinces Tori to partner with him in a new venture, delivering goods to area farms and ranches, he finally has a chance to woo her in earnest. But when an accident derails his plans, what once was a chance at love may be lost forever.
Even though I haven’t read the first book – Emma & Mal’s story – in this series, I felt like I was never lost or confused, everything flowed nicely with reading it out of order.
I really liked how persistent Ben was with trying to woo Tori, showing her that not all men are bad, that there is a few good ones still out there. With trying to woo her for close to a year, I felt he was very patient with her, taking his time till she finally gives in. I found him very charming and endearing, plus he was very good with her son. Even after explaining to him why she has sworn off men and what happened in her past, he was still there for her and felt the same. He was a true gem in my book.
As always, I really enjoyed this short read, which it comes to no surprise as Karen can do no wrong in my eyes. She pens some of the best historical western christian romances with witty humor and dialog on the market.