Love’s Possession (Book Two Priceless Love trilogy)

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Love’s Possession is classic Carolyn Faulkner, just the right blend of romance, old-fashioned domestic discipline themes, light BDSM, and steamy sexual encounters.

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Carolyn Faulkner returns with the second installment of her Priceless Love trilogy, Love’s Possession.

Texas: 1935 Nothing in Mary Stier’s genteel, impoverished life could have prepared her for this. Orphaned, penniless, and growing more desperate by the minute, Mary finds herself in rural Texas, bound to marry the author of the mail-order-bride ad to which she’d responded. Whatever fantasies Mary had had about Kit Jackson – or about any man, for that matter – are quickly shattered by his deeply annoying – and annoyingly attractive – demeanor.

Mary has made her commitment, however, and she’s determined to be a good wife to him and learn to love the hard ranch life. Certainly the things he is teaching her after the lights go out at night make it a lot easier, even though she does seem to spend an inordinate amount of time turned across his knee for hard bottom warnings that he insists she needs to improve her oh-so-naughty behavior.

But the ranch is barely-sustainable, and their growing love for each other doesn’t put food on the table. After ranch work, Kit is desperately trying to strike oil, with no success. Then he gets badly hurt, and it looks like everything is for naught. Can Mary’s growing love for Kit change a path that looks inevitable?

Love’s Possession is classic Carolyn Faulkner, just the right blend of romance, old-fashioned domestic discipline themes, light BDSM, and steamy sexual encounters.

Sample Chapter

She stepped gingerly out of the train and onto the rough wooden platform, clutching the brand new tapestry bag Papa had bought her just days before he died, in preparation for another trip – one that was to have had a much different ending from this one. Tears flooding her eyes yet again, Mary Catherine Stiers clamped down ruthlessly on her wayward emotions. She knew that her eyes were already red-rimmed from exhaustion, and with such an uncertain future, the last thing she needed to do was succumb to the overwhelming feelings of depression and hopelessness that she wasn?t always successful in beating back.

A hot, dry gust of air blew dust into everything it caressed, carrying with it the now disgustingly familiar scent of eau de ranchlands ? cow, sweat, and dirt, with a heaping dollop of manure for just the right stomach-roiling touch. Wrinkling her nose with distaste, she tried to breathe shallowly, then gave up when stars appeared in the blue midday sky. Bridget had worn the second-best dress she owned now, one of the few she?d been allowed to keep after the bankers and the lawyers had descended on what was laughingly referred to as her father?s estate. She?d seen her meager wardrobe auctioned off to the highest bidder, along with most of her other possessions, right down to the contents of her tiny hope chest and the sterling silver candlesticks that had belonged to her great-grandparents. Well, there was no sense dwelling on it. Suffice it to say that although she had owned little enough as a child, she now owned nothing more than what she had come out here with.

When the porter stacked the passengers? cases under the slightly tilted, rickety roof of the station ? and Mary used the term loosely in her mind, very loosely ? only one of the small bags was hers, and even that was only due to the kind thoughtfulness of Mrs. Riley, a nosey but goodhearted neighbor who had offered Mary her own small suitcase.

Thinking about their tearful farewell scene made her eyes water again. Or was that still? To drag her mind away from the painful thoughts, she looked around for the man that was supposed to meet her ? the man who would be her husband. The thought made her shudder, but she suppressed it ruthlessly. Whoever he turned out to be, this Kit Jackson had sent her the money to come out here by train, with even enough extra to buy small but nourishing meals on the way. His last letter had contained no picture of him, despite the small one she?d sent him of her, but a terse note telling her to be on the train that left Boston on the twenty-eighth to meet him at the station in Abilene five days later.

The reality of her situation ? of the radical changes in her life that had happened rapid fire ? had hit her all at once when she saw the actual dates written down. She sank into an occasional chair at the boarding house she was living in temporarily until her situation was resolved. Why, November 3 could end up being her wedding day, and ? gulp ? her wedding night, if he wasn?t very gentlemanly about it.

When her father died, and Mary realized that she was going to lose what little she had, she looked around desperately to find out what she could do. The Depression had hit everyone hard, but Mrs. Riley was instrumental in getting her a job in a horrible sweatshop, but she wanted more ? not that she had ideas above her place. Mansions and servants weren?t what she dreamed of ? she just wanted someone to love her, a clean place to lay her head, and maybe even children someday . . .

One of the girls at work had shown her a flyer taken from a telephone pole near the factory. The leaflet advertised for women ? specifically mail-order brides to move out West or to Alaska. Well, Alaska sounded too darned cold to Mary, so she had put her name in for the West, along with a short but well-written note to send to men eager to find wives and put down roots enough to start dynasties on the cheap and plentiful land that was still available out there. The note from Mr. Jackson had caught her eye ? there were no misspellings in it at all, which was highly unusual, so she?d sent a more personal note back to him. Mary, who had attended school eagerly and was also taught at home by her mother, helped the other girls who had decided to enter this matrimonial lottery by going over their letters and correcting things as needed, offering the occasional suggestion as to what might sound proper.

Now, here she was, thousands of miles from home and anyone she knew, having promised herself to a man she?d never met or even seen. Mary scanned the horizon, shielding her eyes with her hand. No one, just acres and acres of unwelcoming dirt and cactus, with the occasional tumbleweed thrown in for good measure. This was great, she thought with a heavy sigh. The sun was starting to set, and she was going to be stranded out here in the middle of nowhere. Just as she was going to reach for her bag and case to move them over to the rough wooden bench that ran along the side of the station house, she heard several loud, clomping steps and a huge muscular arm shot past her to practically grab the luggage out of her hands. Mary jumped back, away from the arm, but found herself brought up short against a solid block of something. Her startled breath made her revise her opinion ? a smelly, solid block of something, hard and unyielding.

?Are you going to stand on my foot all day, woman, or are we gonna head home??

Mary jumped yet again, a good two feet away from the owner of that deep, raspy voice. She turned and got her first look at her future husband, and was sorely disappointed at the sight, despite having tried desperately not to have any pre-conceived notions.

Kit Jackson knew her from the small photo she?d sent ? he?d known her when he?d first set eyes on her straight back, as he mounted the stairs to the station quietly, so as not to alert her to his presence. She was smaller than he?d imagined, probably wouldn?t come up to more than his nipple ? now, stop thinking along those lines, he scolded himself. He wasn?t going to jump her first thing.

He could see the wheels turning under that pile of golden hair as she tried not to avoid looking him up and down like a horse trader, but he read the distaste in her expression. Kit knew he was dirty from head to toe and smelled ? men who did an honest day?s work on the range usually did. He hadn?t had the time to get all dolled up in his Sunday duds, nor did he have much of an inclination to, frankly. His logical mind argued that that would be presenting a false impression ? this, here and now, was what he looked like ninety-nine percent of the time. Kit bathed in the creek every evening . . . okay, well, he?d start bathing in the creek every evening, and he had been there just yesterday in anticipation of seeing her today.

At least he?d spit out his chew and shaved last night, but that didn?t compare to how lovely and prim she looked, even in a threadbare green shift. Kit couldn?t quite keep his eyes from dwelling on the way her breasts filled out the material as if it was just a size or so too small, or how tiny her waist was before it swept down to the gentle flare of her hips. He was glad his stiff jeans hid his other, more blatant, stiffness. There was a ton of hair piled on top of her head, as if she were trying to appear taller. He wondered how long it would be when he took all the pins out of it ? if it would cascade down to cover her pert little bottom or would it end in the middle of her slender back.

To keep himself from thinking or doing something he might regret later, he stalked way, ordering gruffly, ?C?mon. I haven?t got all day.?

Mary may have been a poor, innocent girl, but she had been raised by a mother who drilled courtesy into her from the day she was born. She couldn?t believe that he hadn?t even introduced himself! The temper she seemed to have recently developed came to the forefront as she practically ran along beside him ? another log added to her ire. Finally, out of breath from the forced trot, she grabbed his forearm, noting subconsciously the caliber of strength hidden under his shirt. ?Excuse me,? despite her good intentions sarcasm fairly dripped from her mouth. ?but do you think you might find the time in your very busy schedule to introduce yourself to me, since I?m supposed to be the woman you want as your wife??

Kit stopped abruptly, making Mary crash into him for the second time in less than ten minutes, and she almost fell over backwards. Suddenly, he was the one holding her arm, keeping her from ending up in an ungainly heap on her rump. ?Thank you,? she breathed, looking up at him, trying to hold that breath, as the fumes threatened to overwhelm her.

This was Kit?s first chance to see her up close, and he wasn?t disappointed. She smelled like she looked ? the opposite of him, as if she?d taken a shower this morning, although he knew there were no such facilities available on the train. Powdery. She smelled clean, like talcum powder. Her eyes were wide but red-rimmed and the breath that floated to him held just a hint of wintergreen. His fingers wrapped around an arm that had its own woman?s strength, but was amazingly thin and fragile to his mind, as if he could snap it in two with just a thought. Kit had forgotten the wonders of being close to a woman, but his body clearly hadn?t, as his aching erection strained impatiently against the crotch of his dirty jeans.

Raising an eyebrow, he released her arm and took several steps back. The sweeping bow he executed before her was worthy of royalty. ?Forgive my oafishness, my lady.?

Sarcasm apparently flowed both ways, Mary thought with a grimace as he grabbed her hand and pressed the back of it to his wet lips. She could feel the roughness of his beard stubble against her skin.

?Allow me to introduce my poor humble self. I am Thomas McArdle Jackson, of the Montgomery Jacksons.? There had been a time, some years back, when being from the Montgomery Jacksons had meant something, but no longer. There were no Montgomery Jacksons any more ? he was the last surviving soul.

Rising, he gave her a hard glare, settling the dirty grey Stetson over scraggly blonde hair that desperately needed a trim. ?And you are??

Feeling foolish for having made this demand, as was apparently his aim, Mary nevertheless offered her hand for a straightforward shake. ?I?m Mary Catherine Stiers.? For a long moment she thought he was going to ignore her hand, but then he finally took it and pumped it up and down very gently twice. Mary had the feeling he was laughing at her, but his face was a grave neutral. ?I?m very happy to meet you, Mr. Jackson.? Her little statement sounded much too silly and formal for the situation.

?Kit,? he corrected, already heading for the stairs. ?It?s kinda stupid to call your husband ?Mr. Jackson?.?

He?d only gone about five strides, but Mary had to run to catch up to him. ?But that?s not entirely settled, is it? You?re not my husband ?? His hands assumed liberties that were not his yet as they settled around her waist and lifted her into the front seat of a rusted out, deathtrap of a vehicle.

?Mr. Jackson!? she protested, much too late to have done any good. He?d already closed her door and was opening his to climb in.

?Kit,? he growled, turning to her. Suddenly, the cab of the truck seemed entirely too small, for Mary?s comfort. ?Are you backing out??

His pointblank question made her uncomfortable. She swallowed but answered honestly. ?No. But I didn?t assume that you wouldn?t.?

Kit blinked, surprised at her answer. ?Why wouldn?t I want you for a wife? You?re healthy??

Mary nodded.

?You?re not already married??

She shook her head.

?You look just like the picture you sent.? Mary wrinkled her nose, hating that awful photo. ?Why wouldn?t I want to marry you??

Her small shrug was no answer, but she was amazed at his short list of qualifications for a wife. Well, she guessed she should be happy that he wasn?t pickier. Beggars can?t be choosers, she realized as her heart and her stomach thudded to her feet. Mary knew she should be grateful that he accepted her ? he was offering a place to sleep at night, his name, and eventually his children. Even just the place to sleep was more than she had without him.

The thought of sleeping in the same bed with this huge man who looked like he?d sooner chew her up and spit her out made her head spin. Mary had only recently found out ? at the sweatshop ? exactly what happened between a man and a woman when they were married, and she was still struck at the sheer oddity of it. Would he want to do that with her? Would he hurt her? Why would any sane person want to do that anyway?

?So we?re getting married?? she ventured, taking advantage of the fact that he was driving to look him over while she discreetly rolled down the window to let in some fresh air.

Apparently she wasn?t as discreet as she?d thought, because he rolled his window down also, smiling at her sardonically the whole time. ?Yes.?

?When??

The truck stopped in a gravel driveway. A worn sign hung from a gnarled tree, announcing that a Justice of the Peace named Harold Willis lived here.

Mary had her answer. Within the next hour or so, she?d be Mrs. Thomas Jackson.

When he lifted her back into the truck several minutes later, Mary didn?t know whether to sigh with relief or not. Harold Willis was indisposed at the moment, and according to her soon-to-be husband, that probably translated to dead drunk. Kit had spoken quietly to a lady who appeared to be Mrs. Willis and made the point that he was a busy man and expected to see Harold on Saturday at six ? and sober enough to perform a wedding ceremony.

The woman who crouched timidly behind the door could only nod, cringing as if she expected Kit to smack her because her husband was drunk.

?You tell your husband that we?ll be back at six this Saturday, and if he?s not ?disposed? to see us there?ll be hell to pay.? Both Mary and Mrs. Willis flinched at his deadly tone.

Mary might not have sighed, quite, but her husband-to-be did so loudly in exasperation. ?Damn damn damn!? Kit hit the steering wheel with his fist. He had wanted to get her married to him and get it over with, then take her out to the ranch ? which was well away from the civilization of town ? and not have to waste valuable time coming back in to town again.

He watched her out of the corner of his eye, noting that the moment his hand hit the wheel, she had plastered herself up against the door of the truck, about as far away from him as she could get without riding on the running board. Another exasperated sigh. Kit wasn?t used to having to curb his temper, but although it was volatile he?d certainly never turned his considerable physical strength on a woman. Lord, if he ever hit her with his fist even casually he?d probably knock her dead. She was so thin she looked like a stiff wind would blow her over. His mind conjured a blatantly erotic picture of what she might look like, nude, once he?d had a chance to divest her of that plain dress.

Kit shifted in his seat uncomfortably. At least he only had to wait until tonight to get his hands on that soft skin of hers. He could still feel it against his fingers where he?d held her arm and shaken her hand. He wondered if she smelled like powder all over . . .

?How far is it to the ranch??

Mary?s timid interruption was probably the best thing for him. It gave his mind something else to focus on besides how much he wanted to stop the truck and take her right then and there. ?Uh, about thirty minutes.?

?How big is it?? In the few scant hours she?d had to herself since accepting his proposal, Mary had done as much research as she could on Texas and ranching so she?d have at least a basic knowledge of where she was going and what her husband would be doing when he left the house every day.

They talked easily for a while, and Kit was glad that she seemed genuinely interested in the ranch. It wasn?t much right now, but he was working on it, and he even had some geologists looking into the idea that there might be oil worth drilling for, maybe, if he was lucky.

If they were lucky.

?I take it, then, that the ranch is pretty isolated??

?Very. There?s a lot of work to be done and not much but that to do. I can?t afford very many hands, so I do most of the work myself.? He gave her a sidelong glance. ?The house is small and I?ll warn you that it needs to be cleaned from top to bottom since that?s the last thing I?m interested in doing after being on the range from dawn to dusk.?

Mary nodded. She understood what she would be expected to do; indeed she?d been doing it for her father for quite some years. ?That?s fine.?

Kit knew she had no idea what she?d be facing, but then the mess would keep her busy and out of trouble for a while. ?I expect you to do the cleaning and the cooking? ? cooking had especially been mentioned in his small ad.

?I can cook. And bake.?

Just the words had him drooling at the thought, but then he frowned, adopting a stern tone. ?I don?t hold with any of this ?free-love? nonsense, just so?s you know. And I won?t put up with any sass from you, either, or I?ll lay my belt along your backside.?

Her eyebrow went up. She?d heard of the movement in the twenties, but had been home with her father, who was loving but strict. Mary hadn?t had much in the way of male attention in her life, and had never felt the lack except when her friends started marrying around her.

His belt? She couldn?t help but stare at the thick leather around his waist. Along her backside? It didn?t bear thinking of.

He was still talking. ?I?m the man of the house, and I expect you to obey me. I make the rules. I want a clean house and dinner on the table when I get home, not a lot of excuses about why it?s not done.?

?That?s fine.?

Her easy acquiescence made him suspicious. ?This is not the big city, you know. We don?t have the nightlife and hustle and bustle and culture and modern conveniences ??

Mary snorted, then covered her mouth as if she?d sworn. Kit smiled at her response, but she didn?t notice. ?I never hustled or bustled in my life. We were happy to have a radio to crowd around; there was only one family in the building that had one.?

He hadn?t realized just how impoverished she?d been. ?I just mean that it?s quiet out here. There?s not a lot out here for entertainment, but if you get yourself into trouble I?ll put you over my knee before you can bat an eye.?

Suitably warned, Mary answered, ?I can entertain myself just fine, thank you.? She gazed out the window wistfully and wondered what the heck she?d gotten herself into.

It was another ten minutes before they pulled off the main road, and another five minutes after that before they came upon a small ranch house. Kit stopped in front of it and hopped out. Mary slid onto the running board then stepped down onto the dirt driveway while he got her case and bag. The house was a nondescript one-floor, with no porch and what seemed to have been very hastily erected wooden stairs in front of the door; they listed drunkenly to one side. A bare bulb hanging from the ceiling of the living room was the only thing that lit its dank, dirty corners. There was a small dining area, an even smaller kitchen complete with a wood stove, all covered with several layers of grime and papers and she didn?t really want to know what else.

Well, she had her work cut out for her for several days.

There was a bathroom that Mary wouldn?t use if her life depended on it. It looked like it needed to be gutted. Kit saw her look of utter disgust and closed the bathroom door. ?It was that way when I bought this place.? He was embarrassed to have her see the condition of his home, but then, he thought, why should he be? At least he had a home. Granted, it wasn?t anything like the grandeur he?d grown up with, but who needed twenty bedrooms anyway when you can only sleep in one at a time? ?I haven?t had the chance to renovate it yet.?

Mary didn?t mince words. She would need a useable bathroom. ?Is there an outhouse??

?Straight out back about a hundred yards,? he nodded. ?There?s a path.?

?Okay.?

She hadn?t balked at the outhouse. Kit was impressed.

Mary was busy noting that there were two bedrooms in the house ? one had a bed and a helluva lot of clothes on the floor, and the other had no bed and was set up as an office. Kit had put her luggage in the bedroom, but Mary bravely went in and rescued it, bringing it out to the living room, but despaired of finding a clean place to put it. Finally, looking around and shaking her head, she moved a pile of newspapers off what she hoped to discover was an easy chair and plopped her stuff down there after brushing the upholstery off violently.

?What are you doing?? He?d watched her with curiosity at first, then aggravation. She was busy cleaning off the couch and didn?t answer him immediately. ?You don?t need to do that now, you know.? Kit certainly knew something he would much rather be doing at this point, and it involved getting her open and beneath him on his bed. ?Are you hungry?? he asked belatedly. He was going to have to get used to thinking about someone besides himself, and she needed fattening up.

The look she gave him told him there was not much likelihood that she would eat anything that came out of the kitchen. ?No, thank you, but do you have an extra pillow and blanket??

Her question stopped him cold in his tracks. Kit didn?t even want to consider the ramifications of what she meant. ?Why??

Mary turned towards him with her nightie in her hands, saying very matter-of-factly, ?Because I?m sleeping out here tonight, that?s why.?

Kit growled low in his throat; Mary backed away from him as if he were a rabid dog. Reigning in his baser instincts, he asked as politely and patiently as was possible in his state of arousal, ?Why, pray tell??

The look in his eye, as if he wanted to devour her whole, frightened her. ?Because we?re not married.? Mary?s answer whispered through a tightly constricted throat. She was half-prepared to duck if he threw a punch at her or made a grab for her, although she had no idea where to run should that happen.

Instead Kit stood stock still, his arms folded over his chest, warring with himself while his bought-and-paid-for fianc? tried not to cower in the corner. It was an ignominious beginning to their relationship, he knew, but he certainly didn?t want to force himself on her. Some ? not a lot, but some ? of the gentleman he?d been taught to be in his younger years, still remained with him. When he?d sent her the money for the train ticket, he didn?t know if she?d really come out to him, or if he?d just thrown a good amount of money away. Kit knew as little about her as she did about him. Honestly, he?d expected a woman of some experience, not the shy, bet-his-bottom-dollar virgin that stood before him. ?I don?t suppose you?d consider the idea that we?ll be married in five days to be a mitigating factor??

His vocabulary stunned her almost as much as his growl had. Fists clenching and unclenching nervously at her sides, she replied, ?N-no.? It took her a moment, but she straightened her back in defiance, almost daring him to force her, yet terrified that this man she knew nothing about would do just that.

For a long moment, he looked at the floor, a big-booted foot tapping away on the ancient braided rug while Kit wrestled with his conscience. God, he wanted her! He?d wanted her since he?d seen that damned picture more than three weeks ago, and read her timid, starchy little letter. He?d laid awake nearly every night for almost a month, thinking about all of the things he wanted to do to her with his lips and his tongue and his . . . and now, here she was, under his roof, smelling all soft and womanly, but still untouchable. She might as well have stayed in Boston, for Chrissakes!

Suddenly, Kit did an about-face and stomped towards the back door, grabbing a hole-y towel that hung off a hook in the kitchen, swinging it over his shoulder.

Confused, Mary asked his retreating back, ?Where are you going??

?To the creek,? he answered shortly. ?You take the bed. I?ll sleep out here.? He stopped at the door to turn and give her a once over that seared her from twenty feet away. ?If I?m waiting for you all this time, woman, you?d better be damned good.? The growl was back just before he shut the door behind him.

As she lay atop the comforter, covered by a blanket she?d found in the closet – not trusting the condition of the sheets – Mary replayed his words in her mind. One thing bothered her:

Damned good at what?

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48 reviews for Love’s Possession (Book Two Priceless Love trilogy)

  1. Evelyn

    This is a great addition to the Priceless Love series with great characters both new and old and it sets up for the next one in this series. Kit is a great alpha cowboy and he knows just how to keep his lady in line and out of trouble. Great series by one of my favorite authors.

  2. Evelyn

    This is a great addition to the Priceless Love series with great characters both new and old and it sets up for the next one in this series. Kit is a great alpha cowboy and he knows just how to keep his lady in line and out of trouble. Great series by one of my favorite authors.

  3. W. H (verified owner)

    I think this is my favorite CF book thus far. I didn\\\’t even notice that it was a sequel to Priceless Love, which was my first and favorite Faulkner book until today. It wasn\\\’t until Cam and Brianna visit that I put the two together.
    Kit and Mary are wonderful characters. I fell in love with Mary immediately. Her good heart and financially humble situation make her the perfect woman for Kits mail order bride. The less than warm welcome she receives from her fiance upon her arrival, the filthy state of The man as well as his home, the lack of bathroom facilities and money would have had this girl running back home. If that wasn\\\’t enough to scare her off, then the fact that he tells her, within the first hour of meeting her, that he will blister her butt good if she disobeys any of his rules, should have.
    However, dont worry, because in spite of all the hardship, Ms. Faulkner weaves (as only she can) these two fabulous personalities together with a \\\’happily ever after\\\’ ending.
    Great writing and an excellent story makes this romance well worth reading.

  4. W. H (verified owner)

    I think this is my favorite CF book thus far. I didn’t even notice that it was a sequel to Priceless Love, which was my first and favorite Faulkner book until today. It wasn’t until Cam and Brianna visit that I put the two together.
    Kit and Mary are wonderful characters. I fell in love with Mary immediately. Her good heart and financially humble situation make her the perfect woman for Kits mail order bride. The less than warm welcome she receives from her fiance upon her arrival, the filthy state of The man as well as his home, the lack of bathroom facilities and money would have had this girl running back home. If that wasn’t enough to scare her off, then the fact that he tells her, within the first hour of meeting her, that he will blister her butt good if she disobeys any of his rules, should have.
    However, dont worry, because in spite of all the hardship, Ms. Faulkner weaves (as only she can) these two fabulous personalities together with a ‘happily ever after’ ending.
    Great writing and an excellent story makes this romance well worth reading.

  5. SH

    What a great story!! A fantastic read that draws you in from the beginning! Strong characters and a detailed plot make you keep on turning the pages. This ties in nicely with part one and sets up for part three.

  6. SH

    What a great story!! A fantastic read that draws you in from the beginning! Strong characters and a detailed plot make you keep on turning the pages. This ties in nicely with part one and sets up for part three.

  7. DNF

    This is a great sequel. Good plot and the characters are well developed. It\\\’s a story you can read more times.

  8. DNF

    This is a great sequel. Good plot and the characters are well developed. It’s a story you can read more times.

  9. Karen

    This is a very wonderful story. They come to care for each other and to find their place together. As fortunes change it only gets better.

  10. Karen

    This is a very wonderful story. They come to care for each other and to find their place together. As fortunes change it only gets better.

  11. Jaycee (verified owner)

    Kit and Mary\\\’s story is a sequel to Priceless Love, one of my favorite Faulkner stories. Although this one was not quite as good, it was still an enjoyable read. Kit was a bit too alpha at times, but I could clearly feel his care and concern for Mary. Their relationship developed a bit too fast for my liking, but again, I enjoyed the story and it was nice to see Cameron and Brianna again. Looking forward to Dom\\\’s story next!

  12. Jaycee (verified owner)

    Kit and Mary’s story is a sequel to Priceless Love, one of my favorite Faulkner stories. Although this one was not quite as good, it was still an enjoyable read. Kit was a bit too alpha at times, but I could clearly feel his care and concern for Mary. Their relationship developed a bit too fast for my liking, but again, I enjoyed the story and it was nice to see Cameron and Brianna again. Looking forward to Dom’s story next!

  13. Alicia (verified owner)

    This is a really great sequel to Priceless Love and definilty sets up the plot for the third book in this series. The characters both old and new are fun to read about and the plot and action is good.

  14. Alicia (verified owner)

    This is a really great sequel to Priceless Love and definilty sets up the plot for the third book in this series. The characters both old and new are fun to read about and the plot and action is good.

  15. KArc (verified owner)

    I liked this sequell better than the first book, mostly beause I thought Kit was a much better dominant than Willl. I still found there to be little plot. The story still had lots of sex with a few spankings thrown in. It would also be nice if the names were corrected so they are the same from the first story to the second. I didn\\\’t even know they were the characters from the first story until it was pointed out to me.

  16. KArc (verified owner)

    I liked this sequell better than the first book, mostly beause I thought Kit was a much better dominant than Willl. I still found there to be little plot. The story still had lots of sex with a few spankings thrown in. It would also be nice if the names were corrected so they are the same from the first story to the second. I didn’t even know they were the characters from the first story until it was pointed out to me.

  17. JC

    This story is every bit as good add the first in the series. Kit and Mary are lovable characters with great personalities.

  18. JC

    This story is every bit as good add the first in the series. Kit and Mary are lovable characters with great personalities.

  19. JK (verified owner)

    A really good book! I liked this one even better than the 1st one in the series. I thought the two main characters in this book were more loving than in the first book. I also didn\\\’t find it quite as severe. I really enjoyed the story.

  20. JK (verified owner)

    A really good book! I liked this one even better than the 1st one in the series. I thought the two main characters in this book were more loving than in the first book. I also didn’t find it quite as severe. I really enjoyed the story.

  21. drb (verified owner)

    A really great book. I love the first one and just had to read the sequel. It didn\\\’t disappoint at all. I look forward to reading it again. I enjoyed reading Kit and Mary\\\’s story and liked that the author brought in Cameron and Brianna again. Great read.

  22. drb (verified owner)

    A really great book. I love the first one and just had to read the sequel. It didn’t disappoint at all. I look forward to reading it again. I enjoyed reading Kit and Mary’s story and liked that the author brought in Cameron and Brianna again. Great read.

  23. Debbie (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this story. Its a great sequel and definitely left the option for a Book 3. I enjoyed this book a little more than the first one.

  24. Debbie (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this story. Its a great sequel and definitely left the option for a Book 3. I enjoyed this book a little more than the first one.

  25. Arleen

    This was a great second installment to Book 1 of the Priceless Love trilogy. It was not quite as good as Book 1 but it was very well written. It could easily be read without Book 1 but does have the characters from Book 1 if you enjoy a continuing series like I do. I like Ms. Faulkners stories but she out did herself on this series so far. Also they are full length books. Enjoy, I did.!!

  26. Arleen

    This was a great second installment to Book 1 of the Priceless Love trilogy. It was not quite as good as Book 1 but it was very well written. It could easily be read without Book 1 but does have the characters from Book 1 if you enjoy a continuing series like I do. I like Ms. Faulkners stories but she out did herself on this series so far. Also they are full length books. Enjoy, I did.!!

  27. lanigirl

    This is the second in the Priceless Love Series. It\\\’s about Mary, a mail order bride and Kit, a down on his luck rancher. He\\\’s also a bit rough around the edges and Mary is also very innocent. There\\\’s quite a bit of getting to know and learning to live with one another, along with falling in love. It\\\’s a sweet story, although it\\\’s a short story.

  28. lanigirl

    This is the second in the Priceless Love Series. It’s about Mary, a mail order bride and Kit, a down on his luck rancher. He’s also a bit rough around the edges and Mary is also very innocent. There’s quite a bit of getting to know and learning to live with one another, along with falling in love. It’s a sweet story, although it’s a short story.

  29. TG (verified owner)

    This was a great old-timey story. I could imagine that this might be how things would transpire if a man from that era ordered a mail order bride. Could barely put the darn book down.

  30. TG (verified owner)

    This was a great old-timey story. I could imagine that this might be how things would transpire if a man from that era ordered a mail order bride. Could barely put the darn book down.

  31. Kendra Trafton

    Wonderful story and a great sequel to the first one. Great story with the theme of a mail order bride and an old fashioned cowboy. Great plot and wonderful characters both old and new.

  32. Kendra Trafton

    Wonderful story and a great sequel to the first one. Great story with the theme of a mail order bride and an old fashioned cowboy. Great plot and wonderful characters both old and new.

  33. K (verified owner)

    I read this story after the first thinking she can\\\’t top what she already has done. I was wrong! I loved it. I\\\’m looking for the next. You simply can\\\’t go wrong with Carolyn Faulkner. I gave it a 5 because ten wasn\\\’t an option. Keep them coming.

  34. K (verified owner)

    I read this story after the first thinking she can’t top what she already has done. I was wrong! I loved it. I’m looking for the next. You simply can’t go wrong with Carolyn Faulkner. I gave it a 5 because ten wasn’t an option. Keep them coming.

  35. Sarah (verified owner)

    This was a great book, the second story in the Priceless Love Series. Mary is poor and all alone and answers and mail order bride ad, Kit is a tough but kind cowboy. I love how they learn to lean on each other and that characters from the first book have an appearance too.

  36. Sarah (verified owner)

    This was a great book, the second story in the Priceless Love Series. Mary is poor and all alone and answers and mail order bride ad, Kit is a tough but kind cowboy. I love how they learn to lean on each other and that characters from the first book have an appearance too.

  37. Mattie (verified owner)

    I love these old fashioned mail order books. Kit and Mary\\\’s developing love throughout this book is great. I think it is sweet that Kit sleeps outside until they are married and how Mary takes care of him when he gets hurt.

  38. Mattie (verified owner)

    I love these old fashioned mail order books. Kit and Mary’s developing love throughout this book is great. I think it is sweet that Kit sleeps outside until they are married and how Mary takes care of him when he gets hurt.

  39. CC (verified owner)

    Not great, but not horrible. I found it to be just luke warm. Many of his punishments were ridiculous. If he just wanted to punish her for the pleasure of doing so, he should have simply said so, rather than pretending to have cause.

  40. CC (verified owner)

    Not great, but not horrible. I found it to be just luke warm. Many of his punishments were ridiculous. If he just wanted to punish her for the pleasure of doing so, he should have simply said so, rather than pretending to have cause.

  41. Laurel (verified owner)

    Another great book by C.F. This is about a mail order bride who marries a rancher who is also trying to find oil. He spanks her frequently but is also great in the bedroom. Mary loves him and takes care of him when he is injured.

  42. Laurel (verified owner)

    Another great book by C.F. This is about a mail order bride who marries a rancher who is also trying to find oil. He spanks her frequently but is also great in the bedroom. Mary loves him and takes care of him when he is injured.

  43. jeanped

    I read the first book of this trilogy and looked forward to reading this second one. Ms. Faulkner didn’t disappoint. The story between Mary and Kit is very typical of the western stories of the time. Mail Order Bride comes west and meets her dominant soon to be husband. The difference of this story being the way Ms. Faulkner tells the tale and the great happily ever after that comes of it.

  44. jeanped

    I read the first book of this trilogy and looked forward to reading this second one. Ms. Faulkner didn??t disappoint. The story between Mary and Kit is very typical of the western stories of the time. Mail Order Bride comes west and meets her dominant soon to be husband. The difference of this story being the way Ms. Faulkner tells the tale and the great happily ever after that comes of it.

  45. Denise (verified owner)

    I did not like this book anywhere near as much as i like the 1st book. I thought she was a real doormat, and that he was an uncouth idiot, playing with a Barbie Doll. She acted more like she was 14 than 20, and she really didn\’t have any character. Would like to know more about him and his wealth, how did he get to where he was. He did punish her at the drop of a hat, which just didn\’t work for me. I also hated how he brow beat her. She was so inexperienced, he really could do anything to her and who was to tell him know (since he obviously didn\’t have a conscience). One of the worst things the men say in these books as they are punishing their girls is because i want to or because i can, which basically takes any will the female may have completely away, and completely changes the dynamic of the story to a more sub/dom type book.

  46. Denise (verified owner)

    I did not like this book anywhere near as much as i like the 1st book. I thought she was a real doormat, and that he was an uncouth idiot, playing with a Barbie Doll. She acted more like she was 14 than 20, and she really didn’t have any character. Would like to know more about him and his wealth, how did he get to where he was. He did punish her at the drop of a hat, which just didn’t work for me. I also hated how he brow beat her. She was so inexperienced, he really could do anything to her and who was to tell him know (since he obviously didn’t have a conscience). One of the worst things the men say in these books as they are punishing their girls is because i want to or because i can, which basically takes any will the female may have completely away, and completely changes the dynamic of the story to a more sub/dom type book.

  47. Michelle (verified owner)

    A great story. I love the characters.

  48. Michelle (verified owner)

    A great story. I love the characters.

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