Emily is ready for a change. For the last six months sheíd been living a lie that she was grieving for her dead husband. Why? She didnít want to hurt his family, but he wasnít what they thought he was. Her husband had died six months ago in a car accident, and no one but her knew that he was cheating on her throughout their short marriage. Sheís decided that she wants to go out and find a man to remind her that she is sexy. In order to do that she goes to a country dance in a town that is supposed to be mostly men. Little does she know that sheís about to get the ride of her life.
Saber has been looking for female mates for his brothers. Heís not looking for himself, because he thinks that he is too old and there is no chance for him to find one. When the town decided to have these dances to attract different women from the city, he was all for it. Heís hoping that his brothers will have some good luck with their search, in the way that he hasnít. When he sees Emily at the dance, he starts to wonder if it will be his brothers or him that will get lucky tonight.
Emily needs to get her self confidence back, and Saber is certainly the man
to help her do it. She doesnít want to get tied down again, because her
trust was completely destroyed from her previous marriage. To make
matters worse, Saber has a secret that he canít tell her, and itís
tearing him apart.
I had a great time reading this book, and I thought that Emily was a good character. She has finally decided to stand up for herself, and it was something to see. Saber is a strong man, but seems resigned to his fate until he meets Emily. I enjoyed seeing these two pair off and help each other overcome their loneliness. Saberís brothers add some fun to the mix, and the book keeps your attention until itís done. Iím sure there will be a sequel to this great story. The Scarlet Woman is a great book to read for a cold winterís night.
Reviewed by Julie Brown
for The Road to Romance
December 27, 2005