I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started reading Matthew, but I sure wasn't expecting Matthew to be such a perfect man, who could make me fall in love with him almost instantly!
After his parents are murdered in their own home and their little baby brother is kidnapped, Matthew is now the head of the family and has to look out for the best interest of the rest of his siblings (which are many!). He can get land from the government to expand their ranch and with that, they would have a successful operation. But there's a catch. That land is only available to families, and although his siblings count as kids, he needs a wife. He happens to blurt out that he is already married to a woman named Hannah. Now he has 30 days to find a single woman named Hannah and marry her or he will loose the land.
I think I loved everything about Matthew and Hannah getting together. His attraction to Hannah was there even before knowing her name, and even while she wasn't looking her best. He didn't try to lie to her and woe her, he was honest from the start. Even though their marriage started off on strange circumstances, he always respected her and gave her the love and attention that he would've a wife he married for love.
Now going back to Matthew being the perfect man... Of course there are the few points I just mentioned above, and on top of that he has integrity, he truly loves his family and would do anything for them. But when he loves a woman, he does do everything for her. He loves deeply, even when he's fighting his feelings. And then there's Hannah who has grown up taking care of her grandmother and working to support them both most of her life. She hasn't left the adversities she had to face change who she was as a person, they only made her stronger but not bitter. She's one tough cookie.
There's a bit of suspense in this book as well, since someone did kill his parents and obviously doesn't want them getting that land and now Hannah is in the middle of it.
If you love cowboys, and a very well written story that will suck you right in, then you have to check this out! I honestly can't wait to read the next installment!