“Undercover Bride” by Margaret Brownley is the second book in the “Undercover Ladies” series, published by Barbour publishers.
Maggie Taylor is a Pinkerton private eye sent to find the Whistle-stop bandit by posing as a mail-order bride to Garrett Thomas, the main suspect. Throughout her career she’s faced dangers of life and death, but never the danger of falling in love with the suspect.
Garrett Thomas is a Civil War veteran and widower with two young children who wants to marry a woman based off mutual respect. He doesn’t know if his heart can handle loving another woman after losing Katherine, but knows the children need a mother. Can his broken heart mend enough to love Maggie even if she’s not what she seems to be?
The book has an interesting setting and plot, and made for a quick read with lots of laughs. I felt that the romantic aspect of it was a little unsteady because of the identity illusions between the main characters, but the story was sweet and was a fairly light read. It didn’t necessarily keep me on the edge of my seat, but I didn’t get bored with it either. All in all, I’d recommend it.
Thanks to Barbour publishing for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and we’re not required to be positive.