Kentucky Bride

Kentucky Bride 200 300Bluegrass Reunion series: standalone stories about second chances

Champion equestrienne Aimee Elliott wants to be in taken seriously. An over-protected, only child, she’s tired of being just window dressing. Refusing financial support from her parents, Aimee goes to work for a horse trainer. For the first time, she’s free of her parents’ control. Determined to marry for love, Aimee can never be sure if a man loves her for herself or for her father’s millions. Besides, she’s unsure if she can make it without Daddy’s money.

Camden Brennan owes the man who adopted him a lot. Now CEO of his father’s heavy equipment company, Cam wants to win a million dollar contract if can convince eccentric Ray Elliott to accept his bid. Too worried about the behavior of his only daughter to concentrate on negotiations, the road construction magnate makes it clear to Cam he’ll show his gratitude to any man who marries his daughter and takes her off his hands.

Realizing if he captures the hand of the wayward Miss Aimee Elliott, he’ll also capture the biggest deal of his life, Cam sets out to do just that. Trouble is, six years earlier their summertime fling ended badly. Aimee is the only woman who ever rejected him, and the only woman Cam has ever loved.

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Find out about Cam’s brother in the sequel Kentucky Heat.

Reviews and Awards

The readers at Love Romance Cafe e-mail loop have voted for the Best Contemporary Book in 2009 and selected Kentucky Bride as Honorable Mention!
“Once again Ms. Jan Scarbrough has given us a glimpse into the world of horses and the lifestyle of owning and showing them. Her writing style is one that has impressed me so much that I’ve put her at, or near, the top of my “must read” list. This is another in the ongoing series of Kentucky and horse shows and renewed relationships.Her characters are dynamic yet expressive. They are vulnerable but sensitive. The chemistry is explosive between the two main characters. The way this couple reconciled was poignant. The down-to-earth actions of all the characters made this fast-paced book a page turner. I loved this offering from Scarbrough. Each book I read is my favorite! I highly recommend this book to everyone.” The Romance Studio: Reviewer: Brenda Talley

“Overall, I enjoyed the tale that Jan Scarbrough wove around these characters. I was satisfied with their ending and would be happy to read another book by Ms. Scarbrough.” Rated 3 ½ Delightful Divas by Melissa!

“Kentucky Bride, because it is so short, is fast paced, yet slow enough to enjoy.” 3 ½ stars Night Owl Romance

Bluegrass Reunion: They thought the men they loved were out of their lives. They were wrong.

Although each romance in the Bluegrass Reunion series stands alone, all books are about second chances and are set in Kentucky. In keeping with the Bluegrass theme, when appropriate, a few horses are thrown into the plot for good measure.

Bluegrass Reunion Series published in this order:
  • Kentucky Cowboy — Bull rider/veterinarian — She dumped him in high school, because he was a risk-taker.
  • Kentucky Woman — Banker/exercise rider — She loved him when she was a teenager, but they never connected.
  • Kentucky Flame — American Saddlebred Horse trainers — She had his baby, but he left not knowing the truth.
  • Kentucky Groom — Teacher/software designer and Saddlebred groom — She can’t afford to fall in love with a lowly groom.
  • Kentucky Bride — American Saddlebred Horse trainer/CEO — She rejected him once, but he’s willing to try again.
  • Kentucky Heat — Country music singer/artist — She doesn’t need to take on another project, but he won’t take no for an answer. (Sequel to Kentucky Bride.)
  • Kentucky Rain — Divorced single mom/security consultant — She has responsibilities to her daughter and herself, not to the handsome guy next door. (Mentions characters from Kentucky Cowboy.)
  • Kentucky Blue Bloods—Kentucky horse breeder/British thoroughbred breeder and owner—She wants to save the family horse farm, but he has other ideas.

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