Colden Saint James, Dusty Owens, and a single night of passion had equaled to poor old Mr. McAllister’s broken fence. Add six years, a troublemaking photo, and there’s not a fence in Texas that’s gonna be safe.
It took Dusty Owens two years to land Colden “Saint” James, even if it was for only one night, but the very next day, he was gone. Now, years later, the “Saint” has returned, but he’s no longer the do-gooder rookie cop Dusty remembers.
Dusty Owens always had a way of making every single one of Colden’s man parts go all hard. He’d been so close to falling for the girl before he’d left Odessa. Now, due to a troublemaking photo, Colden must return to his hometown to keep her safe. Trouble is, he’s a different man—not to mention the change. Well, it’s gonna cause all kinds of problems where Dusty Owens and all of his man parts are concerned.
Dusty had saved herself for six years. After one night with Colden and breaking a fence during her first sexual encounter, there was never going to be anyone else for her. Unfortunately he left the next day and she never heard from him again. She was told that he had married and had three children so Dusty did what she thought was best, she moved on with her life.
One day Colden walks back into her bar, she figures it is because his brother is going to marry Dusty’s cousin in a few days, but Colden had other reasons. He knew he needed to protect Dusty from something she had no part of and he accepted he was the reason she was in danger, but how was he going to protect her and still keep his secrets hidden?
This book was not an intense read, but there isn’t any way your heart can’t melt for Colden. When you learn what he has been doing for the last six years and why he came back you know he is the man who would be hard to resist. As the story goes we get to see a part of Dusty that she hides so well, her fears and heart-break but she is a fighter and she is going to resist Colden if it is the last thing that little spit fire does. Good thing for her she has a talkative cousin and Colden is a stubborn man.
The love scenes between these two are unique, you see the little spitfire melt, then turn to ice again. The alpha male takes complete control over their sex life, yet is lost in the dark when it comes to her emotionally. You wonder at times if these two will ever stop trying to read the situation as they see it and just start hearing each other, even their nonverbal clues are screaming loudly. Those two are meant to be and this story is about them realizing it and accepting it.
I love that the author showed us what was really fueling Dusty’s rebellion, she could have been seen as a spiteful woman, but the author let us see the broken little girl inside and the strong woman on the outside. We got to see the Colden put his pride aside and learn to deal with the pieces of Dusty that life had left. They are an adorable couple and I just loved this story. If you want a HEA then this is for you. It isn’t intense, but it keeps you going because you just have to find out what was the final barricade that needed to be taken down for these two to find their happiness. God knows it should have been clear in the beginning, but not with these two lovable, head strong people.
Kelly resides in a quiet suburb somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. Her day job? Kelly works in health care representing a group of nursing facilities in the WNY area. She’s been faithfully writing for three years but did write her first book ten years ago. She put it down to raise her son as a single mom and then picked it back up when she and her son finally grew up. That’s when she settled into her newly married adult life and started to seriously write again. She’s dabbled with Romantic Suspense stories, but recently she’s been on a contemporary kick. The recipe for the men in her stories: a dash of bad boy attitude, a cup of strong and confident and, of course, besides being packed with magnificent bodies, and doused with shameless aptitudes, they must have a tender heart you want to rip out of the pages (or your e-Reader) and take to bed with you at night.
AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLES
Releases October 15th