Years of hard work and schooling have paid off for single mom and ex-jockey Alexis Marsden. She now has a desk job she loves and she’s paying her bills—barely. But she can’t give her son everything he needs, especially a father. When the big brother of her child’s father asks her to marry him, does Alex give up her hard-won independence and settle for an old-fashioned marriage of convenience?
Workaholic banker Jackson Breckinridge has spent his life meeting the expectations of his parents and protecting his younger brother. When his brother fathers Alex’s child, Jack must protect his parents from the truth and fix his brother’s screw up. Marriage to the childhood playmate he’s loved since his school days is just the right thing to solve his problems. He accepts her terms for a marriage of convenience, but he longs to convert it into a one that’s for real.
Reviews and Awards
Amazon Review: Gotta grab this book and read it. This is a really good what I call clean romance. Lots of southern loving in all the right way. Exactly what I expected and received from Jan Scarbrough, I am happy to say!
Winner 2007 San Diego RWA’s Spring Into Romance Contest
2nd place 2007 PASIC Book of Your Heart Contest, contemporary series
KENTUCKY WOMAN, book two in the Bluegrass Reunion series, is a beautifully written contemporary, capturing the struggles of a single mother wonderfully. Jan Scarbrough created such wonderful characters. I related to Alex on many levels, warming to her character from the beginning. Both the hero and the heroine are family oriented and goal driven with a strong sense of duty. The fears of rejection and hurt they face and their compassionate nature is touching. I can’t wait for book three in this wonderful series.
“How this couple found their happily ever after led us down several roads with lots of turns. I knew they would end up together, but I couldn’t have imagined how. My love of Ms. Scarbrough’s work has only increased after reading this book. She is quickly becoming a must read for me. I highly recommend this book to everyone.” – Reviewer: Brenda Talley
“The Bluegrass Reunion books are my first experience with this author, but she is quickly earning a fan with her smooth writing and down-to-earth characters. I look forward to continuing my journey with the rest of the books in this series.” Rated 4 ½ Delightful Divas by Melissa!
Bluegrass Reunion Series were published in this order:
- Kentucky Cowboy—She dumped him in high school, because he was a risk-taker.
- Kentucky Woman—She loved him when she was a teenager, but they never connected.
- Kentucky Flame—She had his baby, but he left not knowing the truth.
- Kentucky Groom—She can’t afford to fall in love with a lowly groom.
- Kentucky Bride—She rejected him once, but he’s willing to try again.
- Kentucky Heat—She doesn’t need to take on another project, but he won’t take no for an answer. (Sequel to Kentucky Bride.)
- Kentucky Rain—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.
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.