Title: The Marshal’s Justice by Delores Fossen
Appaloosa Pass Ranch Series Book Four
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Length: 224 pages
A Texas lawman will move heaven and earth to keep his former lover and their infant daughter safe
A shoot-out on the banks of Appaloosa Creek is the last place marshal Chase Crockett expects to find his ex-lover. Former criminal informant April Landis is supposed to be in WITSEC awaiting the birth of their child. But the desperate woman caught in the cross fire isn’t pregnant.
Telling Chase he was a father—two months early—wasn’t an option with murderous thugs targeting April and their infant daughter. Despite the violence that divides them, her only prayer is to trust the Texas lawman sworn to protect his family. Until desire ambushes them again, leaving April and Chase at the mercy of a past with no promise of a future.
The ranch hand opened the gate, and the bull charged out. Snorting and bucking. Its massive head was down while the animal spun around, trying to hurl off the rider. But Lucky held on. He squeezed his legs around the bull’s sides, the chaps reacting to that pressure.
Cassie reacted, too.
And she thought about how it would feel to be that bull right now. Oh yes, she was worked up, all right.
The bull bucked even harder, slinging Lucky around, but Lucky just adjusted, his long, lean body sliding into the bucking moves. His left arm stayed high, dipping and lifting only when his body did. It was like watching some kind of dance. With a guy wearing chaps and spurs.
Cassie completely lost track of time. Eight seconds or an hour could have passed for all she knew, but then Lucky threw his left leg over the bull’s head, and he jumped off. Lucky landed on his feet and hurried to get out of the corral before the bull came back at him.
That’s when Cassie realized she was holding her breath. Possibly drooling, as well.
Lucky looked at her again, their gazes connecting and holding for a couple of seconds. Cassie didn’t believe in ESP, but something passed between them. He said something to the hands who were still watching the bull, maneuvered off the railing and came toward her. She had another chance to assess that ESP thing, but this time she knew what it was.
A really hot look.
Lucky walked toward her, the spurs jangling and the chaps swaying to give her another Look here! Look here! moment. Cassie tried to seem unaffected by all of this and failed so badly that she just gave up.
“Yeah,” Lucky said, his voice doused with testosterone. He bit down on the fingertip of his right glove to remove it. Then did the same to the second one. “It has the same effect on me.”
This probably would have been a good time for her to play innocent and say oh? or maybe a huh? But after watching what he’d done to those gloves, her innocence was shot to Hades.
Lucky kept coming closer, and the moment he reached her, he slid his hand around the back of her neck, hauled her to him and kissed her.
Title: Truth and Consequences by Lenora Worth
Rookie K-9 Unit Series Book Two
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational, Romance, Suspense
Length: 224 pages
THE PROTECTOR’S MISSION
Honoring a promise to a fallen comrade, former army medic David Evans heads to Arizona to check up on the soldier’s sister. But as his train pulls into Desert Valley, David witnesses a drug run gone wrong and narrowly avoids the bullets flying his way. And when the police show up, he discovers the investigating officer is the woman he’s supposed to look after. With a fiercely protective K-9 partner and a new badge, Whitney Godwin insists she can take care of herself and her infant daughter. But the criminals want both David and Whitney permanently silenced, so David will stop at nothing to protect the family he yearns to join.
Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners
Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped, seeded tomato
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 8 ounces)
1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme
- In a small saucepan bring vinegar to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir tomatoes into hot vinegar reduction.
- Meanwhile, trim fat from steaks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steaks; reduce heat to medium. Cook to desired doneness, turning once. Allow 7 to 9 minutes for medium-rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F).
- To serve, spoon vinegar reduction over steaks. Sprinkle with thyme.
Title: Deadly Obsession by Elle James
Devil’s Shroud Series Book Five
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Length: 288 pages
In New York Times bestselling author Elle James’s latest, one woman finds she’s unsafe in her own home—and in her heart…
Real estate whiz Jillian Taylor thinks heroes and haunted houses are bogus. But when a series of strange events leaves her in danger, Stealth Ops Specialist Chance McCall is quick to the scene. Jillian can’t resist the chemistry brewing between her and the sexy agent. But as she and Chance deconstruct her nightmares, someone becomes more desperate to keep those secrets from surfacing.
Chance knows there’s more going on at the derelict Victorian manor than just ghosts—just as he knows there’s something about the blonde beauty he can’t resist. If only he could help decipher the meaning of Jillian’s tortured dreams…and keep her safe in his arms forever.
My characters each have experienced traumatic events in their pasts and have built walls around their hearts to protect them from more pain. They learn to love each other as the story unfolds and they are forced together to keep Jillian safe.
Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth
I don’t want to miss a thing – Steven Tyler
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
All of Me – John Legend
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author ELLE JAMES also writing as MYLA JACKSON is an award-winning author of stories including cowboys, intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edges of their seats. With over eighty stories in a variety of sub-genres and lengths she has published with Harlequin, Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Kensington and Avon. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories.
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