The Sheriff's Runaway Bride by Arlene James
Book 2 in the Rocky Mountain Heirs Series
Zach Clayton has come back to Clayton, Colorado to honor the stipulation in his grandfather's will, to have all six grandchildren return to Clayton and stay at least one year before they inherit land and money. He was able to take the Deputy Sheriff job as Digger's has just retired. His first day back and he rescues a fleeing bride, who for good reason has had a change of heart. And he would gladly help this beauty escape the clutches of his nemesis, Vincent Clayton. Their families have been feuding for years but Vincent has been extremely nasty to Zach's sisters.
Kylie Jones runs to the handsome new lawman, hoping he will help her. She just had a wake up call and realizes she never really wanted to marry Vincent, he was a way to get her family out of debt, not someone she loved. Only problem is that what Vincent deems his, he don't let go of easily. Little misdeeds keep happening to Kylie and Zach but nothing that can be pinned directly on Vincent, as always.
Zach had long ago left Clayton and now that he is back again, he is considering making it his home. Kylie had to leave college and her dream of a Bridal shop in Denver to come help her family get out of debt that Samuel Clayton got her dad into. Her dream is to get out of Clayton again one day, only getting to know Zach is changing her dreams once again.
Rocky Mountain Heirs
This book focuses on Zach, Brooke's brother. He's a sheriff and is only in Clayton because of his late grandfather's order in the will that he has to serve a year there in order to get his inheritance. But he's not there a day before a damsel in distress runs from the church and straight into his arms! Little did he know that she'd become the most important thing in Clayton!
I loved reading more about the family bad boy, Vincent. The author describes him of handsome, but I cannot imagine anyone as sleezy as he is as being cute at all. The other side of the Clayton family really seems to all be a bunch of bums who haven't made anything for themselves, which is probably why they want the inheritance so badly.
I always love it when a couple is in a relationship during the book. This book is more of a mystery and an adventure than a romance, but I love it! Zach and Kylie have a lot of obstacles to overcome before they can really concentrate on them. Another great thing about this book is referencing Gabe and Brooke and how they are doing. Though not yet married, the two just show you want true love can really be like. Other mysteries continue in this book. The two most perplexing are the paternity of Mandy, the ten year old fatherless girl who's about to lose her mother, and the whereabouts of the cousin who seems to be running and hiding out. I cannot wait to find the answers to all these mysteries.