A Cowboy and a Secret Baby – The Cowboy Earns a Bride, by Cora Seton

The Cowboy Earns a Bride is now available!



Wedding bells are ringing on the Double-Bar-K and Luke Matheson is determined to make his move on his favorite bridesmaid—sweet, sexy Mia Start. Though she’s shared his house for more than two months, she’s remained elusive. Luke’s ready to cross that divide, and win her love for good.

Mia would give anything to marry Luke, but he won’t want her once he knows the truth; she’s four months pregnant with another man’s child. It’s time to find a real home—and a real job—so she can raise her baby alone.

When a nosy neighbor exposes Mia’s pregnancy at his brother’s wedding, Luke sees his chance to finally get what he wants. He lays claim to the baby—and to Mia—but their happily-ever-after lasts barely a day. When Luke’s pride clashes with Mia’s need for independence, Mia calls their brand new engagement off.

Can Luke convince her to change her mind? Or will these wedding bells sound the death knell of their relationship?


“I want a baby with you, Mia. I want to marry you.” Luke knew this wasn’t the right moment for a proposal but here he was, jumping the gun, proposing anyway. He didn’t know what else to do. He’d tried to convince Mia to date him. He’d done everything he could to let her know how he felt. He’d wanted to make love to her for months. She’d been living right under his nose, tempting him with every sway of her hips as she moved about the house straightening up, every bounce of her breasts when she dashed up and down the stairs getting ready for a day’s work. But he wanted more than that, too. He wanted his ring on her finger, his name on her debit card and his baby in her arms. He wanted it all—everything that Ethan had with Autumn, that Ned was about to have with Fila. He wanted it all and he wanted it right now.

“Mia? Did you hear me? I want to marry you.”

She had gone as pale as the paint on the wall behind her. Her eyes were huge in her face and he wanted to kiss away the fear in them. What was she afraid of? Him?

“Say yes.” He took her hand in his. Tugged her closer. “Damn it, say yes, Mia.”

“I…” She couldn’t seem to answer.

“Stop thinking. Just say yes.” He bent down to kiss her, but she gasped and pulled back.

“I’m sorry.” Tears sparkled in her eyes. “I’m sorry! I tried to tell you!”

“Tell me what?” He refused to let her go. His arms tightened around her waist until they formed a cage she couldn’t break out of. Strength had its advantages. This time she wouldn’t get away. “What do you have to tell me?”

“I’m pregnant already.”


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3 Responses to A Cowboy and a Secret Baby – The Cowboy Earns a Bride, by Cora Seton

  1. ELF says:

    Looks like a poignant story, fraught with complications! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Clare O'Beara says:

    Shows that there are consequences! I hope this does well.

  3. coraseton says:

    Thanks to both of you!

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