Beautiful Stranger - Ruth Wind
- Author: Ruth Wind
- Publisher: Silhouette Intimate Moments # 1011
- Year: 2000
- Setting: small town in Colorado
- Amazon Listing: Beautiful Stranger
- Last Roundup Series #4
SHE NEVER KNEW LOVE -- UNTIL HIM
Raised in a gilded cage, she was the chubby twin sister no one noticed. Now her weight loss made Marissa Pierce the kind of woman every man desired - including Robert Martinez. If only she had the courage to return his seductive gaze...
A proud Native American, Robert resented Marissa's privileged lifestyle. Yet this elegant stranger understood his wounded heart. Now Robert was determined to show her how truly beautiful she was - before the princess could escape to her ivory tower forever.
THE LAST ROUNDUP: Red Creek, Colorado's matchmaking matriarch rounds up two bachelors for the Pierce twins!
In spite of her wealth, Marissa Pierce has chosen to live in Red Creek, Colorado and work as a teacher. One of her students is pregnant, and Marissa consults with the student's uncle, Robert Martinez. Robert has lived a hard life starting as the son of a mother addicted to crack cocaine and leaving home when 14 years old. He is an artisan with a special interest in stained glass. Marissa lived a lonely life, separated from her twin and placed in a boarding school in another country, for which she compensated by overeating and becoming obese.
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