The Romantic Ruse – Barbara Goss

Desperate circumstances called for bold action. Lily couldn’t resist the invitation to masquerade as her friend Emma to escape an undesired courtship. Her ruse backfires because she falls in love with Emma’s intended. How could she possibly tell him her real identity? This deceit has also put her life in danger. Stranded in Abilene, she takes a job in a saloon to survive. Gus finds her and turns his back on her. Now her main objective is to win him back— no matter what it takes.