Review: Matthew by Emma Lang

Circle Eight: Matthew

Matthew by Emma Lang
Series: Circle of Eight (# 1)
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count: 320
Source: book provided by the publisher

In the wake of his parents’ murder, Matthew Graham must take the reins at the Circle Eight – a vast spread in the eastern wilds of the newly independent Republic of Texas. He also needs to find a wife in just thirty days, or risk losing it all. Plain but practical, Hannah Foley seems the perfect bride for him…until after the wedding night. Their marriage may make all the sense in the world, but neither one anticipates the jealousies that will result, the treacherous danger they’re walking into, or the wildfire of attraction that will sweep over them, changing their lives forever…


Review:  I fell in love with Matthew in chapter one, the way he stepped up and took control of the family after the tragic murder of his parents and kidnapping of his youngest brother. I also enjoyed the fact that the author showed his vulnerability and let the readers see that even the toughest man can be brought down to his knees. Hannah is just as lively and just as vulnerable but with a quick wit that will makes you want to reach into the book and give her a high five lol. Put these two together and the story burst thru the pages with passion and understanding.

This is the first book I have read from Emma Lang and I will assure you it won’t be the last. I could not put this book down, every page I read I had to keep turning to the next to see what happens next. The author captures you from the first page and the awesomeness just continues from there. The chemistry Matthew and Hannah have comes thru perfectly without it feeling forced which seemed like it would be a difficult task since they literally know each other for a few days before they get married…but it all worked marvelously. I loved each turn and twist Mrs. Lang wrote in this story and the good part it didn’t leave you hanging at the end, some series tend to leave you on a sour note turning the page saying to yourself “Is that it?” but not this one. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

 
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