"How Do You Feel About Marrying a Cowboy?" When Pete Ledbetter's granddad decided to find Pete a wife, the bachelor had no choice but to find a decoy bride-to-be. For help with his scheme, he looked no further than the chef at his family's Colorado dude ranch. After a summer romance, he knew he was compatible with Mary Jo Michaels. But after the way they had broken up, he knew convincing her to help him would be nearly impossible.. Mary Jo loved the Lazy L; it was Pete she wasn't so sure about. He'd hurt her once, and she couldn't be sure he wouldn't again. Although the way he was acting around her-the way he looked at her-had her thinking the cowboy had changed his ways. Could she trust Pete enough to turn their pretend engagement into a real marriage?