It’s Sunday, so y’all know what that means… It’s time again for a whole slew of talented authors to post 6 sentences from their works. You can find more at Six Sentence Sunday.
We continue with more from my January 7 release, Gambling On A Secret. I’m excited and thrilled to share my awesome cover quote from best-selling Western Romance author Carolyn Brown:
“Full of intrigue, tangled pasts, and raw emotions, this one is guaranteed to keep you turning pages from start to finish and then wishing for one more chapter!”
Today, I’m introducing Leon Ferguson. He’s Dylan’s step-uncle (Dylan’s mother’s step-brother) and Charli’s oil tycoon neighbor. Dylan thinks he’s a rattlesnake in Charli’s garden, Charli considers him a friend. So what is Leon–friend or foe? Well, I’m not going to tell you that. But I will tell you, he gives Dylan a run for his money where Charli is concerned.
She held up the flowers and smiled. “What are these for?”
“A housewarming gift.” Leon pulled a bottle of Dom Perignon from under his arm and held it out. “I thought we’d celebrate.”
She stared at the bottle of champagne and the too-hot peppery feeling of anxiety rushed over her tongue, making it hard to speak.
Former runaway-turned heiress Charli Monroe is hiding her sordid past and planning a future in Colton, Texas. Attending the local college for a degree in social work, she intends to raise cattle on her newly purchased ranch, which she plans to open as a home for troubled teens. Only a few glitches—the Victorian mansion is crumbling, the barn needs a roof, and her oilman neighbor wants more than friendship. When she meets Dylan Quinn, Charli is willing to take a chance on the town drunk to help her rebuild the rundown ranch.
Dylan has his demons, too. The former Special Forces commander can’t get past his ex-wife’s betrayal and the botched mission that left him with much more than a bad limp. Certain the greedy oilman next door to Charli wants much more than just her heart, Dylan’s even willing to stop drinking in order to protect her.
When things get dangerous and secrets of the past are revealed, is he only looking out for his new employer, or is she the new start he so desperately needs?
CONTENT WARNING: Details abuse of a minor, drug abuse, alcoholism, swearing, spicy sex, murder.