A big thanks to Iris for inviting me back to the blog! I’m sharing a short excerpt from Rancher at Risk. This is onHone of my Flagman’s Folly stories. Though it includes characters from other books in the series, each book stands alone.
Hope you enjoy the peek!
From the cover of Rancher at Risk:
A Fresh Start
After the loss of his family in a tragic accident, Ryan Malloy has been given one last chance to change his life. His boss sends him to Flagman's Folly, New Mexico, to run his ranch, but unfortunately, Ryan's troubled attitude lands him in hot water with the locals, especially the ranch's manager, Lianne Ward.
Deaf since birth, Lianne has never let her disability define who she is. But, she's yet to meet a man who treats her as an equal. Ryan seems different…that is, when they're not butting heads over the ranch's new school for disadvantaged boys.
Forced to work together, Lianne and Ryan discover an unexpected attraction beneath their quarreling. But will Ryan's painful past drive them apart…permanently?
Despite her good intentions to watch for Ryan, he seemed to appear out of nowhere.
"Oh, hi." The tightness of her throat told her she hadn't managed a casual tone at all. She tried again. "Want a brownie?"
He couldn't mask his surprise—not one from someone who depended on reading expressions the way she did. Yet even with a lifetime of experience, she couldn't quite decipher the look in his eyes.
"Yeah," he said finally. "If the coffee's on offer, too, I'll go grab an extra mug."
He left the room and she rolled her eyes and told herself to get a grip. Except she already had one on the magazine she was crumpling in her fingers. Immediately, she forced her hands to relax. This was a simple snack. He wasn't a date. She could act like a rational woman.
She fanned herself with the magazine.
Yes, he had come in and showered earlier, then gone out to the bunkhouse for dinner with the cowboys. He had done that every night this week. But this was the first time he had changed into shorts no larger than a scrap of denim and a faded blue T-shirt that clung like the plastic wrap she'd had covering the pan of brownies.
Rancher at Risk can be found at:
Amazon (U.S.) http://amzn.com/B00E1UY35I
Amazon (Australia) http://www.amazon.com.au/Mills-Boon-Rancher-At-Risk-ebook/dp/B013269BEE
Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwestern U.S. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom.
When she was very young, Barbara learned from her mom about the storytelling magic in books—and she’s been hooked ever since. She hopes you will enjoy reading her books and will find your own magic in them!
Barbara’s new series, The Hitching Post Hotel, features a matchmaking grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The series began in April 2015 with The Cowboy’s Little Surprise and continues with A Rancher of Her Own in July and The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal in December.
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