HIS BID FOR A BRIDE
HIS BID FOR A BRIDE (3) by Carole Mortimer: Skye O'Hara has fancied herself in love with professional show jumper Falkner Harrington since she was 18. Six years later, she's injured and her beloved father is killed in a car crash while the family business is shrouded in scandal. Falkner, now divorced and a success in the stock market since a leg injury ended his show-jumping career, brings Skye home from the hospital and cares for her. He tells himself he's only doing what a good friend of her father's should do, but he can't ignore the chemistry that burns between him and the redheaded beauty of his dreams. Mortimer's story sags in the middle, and some readers might be uncomfortable with the 14-year age gap between the hero and heroine.