This week on Sneak Peek Sunday, I’m highlighting a fun excerpt from the end of Chapter 3 of Gambling On A Heart, book 2 of the contemporary western romance series Colton Gamblers. It is now back on sale with Kensington Publishing, Lyrical Press imprint at a lower price! It is now offered at $2.99!
Setup: It’s Sunday morning and the Quinns are in the kitchen having breakfast, when Sheriff Zack Cartwright and the ranch foreman, Tom, shows up to announce they had cattle stolen…..
As Tracy passed Zack and headed toward the door, he glued his gaze to the swish of her long brown hair and the sway of her behind until she pushed out the swinging door.
“Cartwright, if you’re done lusting after my daughter, why don’t you tell us exactly how you plan to catch these cattle thieves.”
Tom Miller’s chuckle punctuated Bob Quinn’s amused words.
Damn, he needed a woman.
But that woman couldn’t be Tracy, no matter how much he wanted her.
I really have a feeling no other woman would fill his need… What do you think?
She once lost his heart on a bluff. Will she risk everything to win it back?
Beautician Tracy Quinn spends her days making the women of Colton, Texas beautiful, while living down the nickname of Olive Oyl, given to her by the only man she has ever loved—Zack Cartwright. She spends her nights alone, despite what her ex husband wants their friends and neighbors to think.
Ex-rodeo cowboy. Ex-bad-boy. Ex-Marine. Widower and single dad Sheriff Zack Cartwright can describe his life in exes. One ex in particular reminds him of what’s missing in his workaholic life: Tracy Quinn. For years since she broke his heart, he’s practically made avoiding her a second job. He still wants her, but can never go after her.
When cattle rustlers target her brother’s ranch, Tracy and Zack are stuck working together. Her son could use a positive male role model, and his daughter is wild for a chance at a “substitute” mom. But Tracy’s ex threatens to sue if she lets Zack near her son, and the Colton grapevine is abuzz with rumors about their past relationship. Is it worth the gamble to see if what they have is more than lust?
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