Barnes & Noble
Published by: Hachette/Grand Central/Forever
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Love as wild as the west….
Aubrey Madison is starting over. Leaving Los Angeles and everything behind except the scars of her ruined past, Bree sets out for cowboy country. Now she has a new home, a new job- and a new worry: the ruggedly sexy rancher who makes her long for things she shouldn’t…
Rough and tumble cattleman Max Jameson has broken wild stallions and face dangry bulls, Yet the redheaded city cupcake who turned up at the High Heather Ranch might be his undoing. Bree has a plan to rescue the ranch from foreclosure that’s just crazy enough to work. But will Max gamble his future on a beautiful stranger?
Also in this series:
“The second entry in Drake’s Sweet on a Cowboy series (after The Sweet Spot) is another character-driven contemporary western with more heart than heat."
‘Touchingly real. Tender and timely. Laura Drake crates characters you know you’ve met and you have to root for."
"Drake writes excellent contemporary Westerns that show the real American West – not a dude ranch fantasy. Her characters illustrate the problems, changes and bedrock strengths of ranchers and their communities. This one’s not to be missed."
“Cowboy up, big guy. It’s not that cold.” Bree taunted, hip deep in the shallows.
He swam to her, dove under the surface, grabbed her ankles and jerked. With a “Whoop!” she lost her balance and fell backwards. He walked his hands up her body, until she lie cradled in his arms.
She laughed up at him, water sparkling on her skin. As she sobered, her whiskey eyes grew dark. He bent to taste the water and sunlight on her lips. No reason to rush. They had all afternoon. She opened to him and his tongue met hers in a greeting that sent shivers through him.
She asked, “Are you cold?”
He growled out, “Not with you in my arms, Darlin’.” He lowered his head once more. She wrapped her arms around his neck and moaned into his mouth as his hands wandered over her just submerged breasts. He pinched her nipples, and she squeaked, but then arched to his hands for more. God, I don’t know what I did to deserve a woman like this, but I promise to do more of it in the future.