The Kincaid Bride is a book by American author Jackie Merritt in the Montana Mavericks series. Melanie Kincaid takes leave from her job in California to spend time with her grandfather, Garrett Kincaid after the death of his son, her irresponsible father Larry. When she arrives at his ranch near Elk Springs, Montana, she meets his foreman, Eli Forrester. The attraction is instant, and mutual. Circumstances put them in each other’s exclusive company once too often, and things get physical. More than once. When Garrett happens upon them, he insists on immediate marriage, and they are both too stunned and embarrassed to object. But Melanie has other plans for her life, and nobody knows who Eli really is. This enjoyable romance has a feisty female lead and a strong, sensitive male to match. This book can be read as a stand-alone but as part of the Montana Mavericks series, there are several sub-plots that lead the reader to further books in the series. In particular, Garrett’s discovery of six Kincaid heirs that Larry has fathered leaves plenty of scope for more stories. This is another dose of Merritt at her best.