Hello, everyone! I’m so excited to have a new Harland County crossover release, and the pre-order for my second book with Entangled! Best part? Both heroes are my favorite kind: cowboys and military.
First, I’m thrilled to have a new release in Sable Hunter’s 3rd Hell Yeah Kindle World this month with HER HELL NO COWBOY, part of my Harland County series. This book features Lincoln McCall, the twin to Logan who was my hero in Her Hell Yeah Cowboy. Here’s the blurb and all the cover yumminess!
Keeping it light has never involved more heart
Ever since his first deployment, Lincoln McCall came home a changed man, swapping life philosophies with his twin brother. No more playing it safe, or by the rules, or looking for “Miss Right”. Hell no. But holding onto that concept is hard after Linc fell into a pool with his arms full of the one that got away.
Coming out of the fog from her husband’s death, Ashely Patterson wants to live a little, have fun…feel alive. So when the sexy cowboy she crushed on in her youth hires her to work on his house, she gives herself permission to enjoy the attraction sizzling between them…after all, she’s only there temporarily, and he doesn’t do relationships.
But when their feelings turn serious, she’s in a heap of trouble. Linc is in the military. So was her husband and that got him killed. She can’t risk her heart to another man who could deploy and never return. Hell no. It was better to leave and take her heart with her.
Now, if only she could figure out how to get the cowboy to give it back.
“Did you want another cooler?” he asked, gathering the empty pizza box and plates before he rose.
“No. I’m good.” She’d nursed hers, too afraid to have more for fear she’d do something foolish—like press Linc back into the cushions and kiss him until she couldn’t see straight.
She grabbed Stef’s bottle, and carried it, along with hers, into the kitchen and set them on the counter. Moving the curtain aside, she glance out the window above the sink.
“What’s wrong?” He frowned, moving close to peer out too.
Forcing her body to ignore the brush of his broad chest against her arm, Ashley concentrated on his question. “Nothing’s wrong. I was just looking to see if Stef sent out a bat signal for you.”
Laughing, he released the curtain and turned to face her. “I’m pretty certain there was only one bat.”
“Oh, trust me, if there were more, you would’ve known by now, and not with a light in the sky. Her scream would’ve reached all the way here.” That woman had a set of lungs. Ashley had temporarily gone deaf from her friend’s startled cry earlier.
“The bat was probably more afraid of her, flying round and round, trying to get the hell out. Bet he warned all his bat buddies to steer clear of the banshee in the cabin, too.”
She laughed, not just because it was funny, but because it was probably true.
He leaned his hip against the counter and folded his arms across his chest. “I’ve had the integrity of my eardrums tested several times. You don’t want to be in the truck with her on the highway when a bug hits the windshield if the windows are up. My ears were ringing for hours.”
The teasing gleam in his eyes told her he was exaggerating, but she chuckled anyway.
“Well, I guess I should get going. Stef was my ride home. But, it’s a mild night, so I won’t mind walking.”
He straightened. “Like hell you will.” All traces of amusement were gone from his gaze, leaving his face tight with serious concern. “It’s too late at night. I’ll take you home.”
“No. I don’t want to impose. I’ll be fine.”
“Ash.” He set a hand on her shoulder and squeezed. “You don’t seriously think I’d mind, do you?”
It was suddenly hard to draw air into her lungs, or form a thought, or word. She had enough sense to shake her head, but not enough to move.
Or stop her gaze from dropping to his mouth.
He had a great mouth, not too full or thin, sort of chiseled just right. It matched his strong jaw, and the dusting of five o’clock shadow upped his sexiness to irresistible status.
Did he taste as good as he looked?
He sucked in a breath. “You need to stop looking at me like that. You’re killing me.”
But she didn’t want to stop. Her body was filled with too much excitement. Too much anticipation. Too much need, to stop.
“I don’t want to do either,” she whispered, turning to fully face him and set a hand on his chest. It was warm and solid, and his heartbeat strong and sure under her palm. All the reassurance she needed to step into him and cup his face with her other hand. “I’m tired of fighting this.”
He cupped her face with both hands and stared deeply into her eyes. Apparently he was satisfied with what he saw because he slowly lowered his mouth.
Now, I’d love to share my new cover and blurb to my upcoming Entangled release, HER SECRET RANGER!! This is the 2nd book in The Men of At Ease Ranch series and I’m so excited to share Brick’s story with everyone! And yes, Lula Belle the cow makes another appearance or two.
Kissing the sexy soldier was a dare she couldn’t resist…
By-the-book event planner Beth Brannigan’s best friend dared her to kiss a cowboy. She should have said no. Instead, she said please…again and again. If her brother finds out she’s dating—okay, kissing—okay, sleeping with—one of his military buddies, he’ll kill her. Assuming he doesn’t kill his friend first.
Former Army Ranger Brick Mitchum isn’t a relationship kind of guy. But then he meets Beth and starts to wonder if maybe it’s time he settled down. She’s mysterious. Unpredictable. Curvy in every way he needs… And hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what.
Releasing March 6th