The Cavanaugh brothers left behind River Black, Texas, long ago. But after their father dies, bequeathing them the Triple C, a cattle ranch that sustains their small town, they return - and confront the painful memories of their childhood home . . .
For years, James Cavanaugh has travelled the world as a horse whisperer, but even the millions he's earned hasn't healed the pain he hides behind his stoic exterior. Forced to tackle old demons at the ranch, James throws himself into work to avoid his true feelings. Until he meets a woman who shakes the foundations of his well-built walls . . .
Sheridan O'Neil's quiet confidence has served her well, except when it comes to romance. Tired of rejection, she's ready to swear off men. But after being rescued from a horse stampede by the most beautiful cowboy she's ever met, her resolve wavers. Only, as Sheridan uncovers James's belief that no woman is safe with him, she wonders if such a wounded man could ever give in to love, or if some hearts are too broken to be healed . . .
For fans of Joan Johnston, Pat Thayer, MJ Summers and smokin' hot cowboys, this is sheer reading pleasure
Praise for Laura Wright
'A sexy hero, a sassy heroine, and a compelling storyline, BRANDED is all that and more - I loved it!' -Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author
'Saddle up for a sexy, intensely emotional ride with cowboys that put the wild in wild west. Laura Wright never disappoints!' - Alexandra Ivy, New York Times bestselling author
'Secrets, sins, and spurs - Laura Wright's Cavanaugh brothers will brand your heart!' - Skye Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
'Saddle up for a sexy and thrilling ride! Laura Wright's cowboys are sinfully hot' - Elisabeth Naughton, New York Times bestselling author
'Deadly secrets, explosive sex, four brothers in a fight over a sprawling Texas ranch . . . Ms. Wright has penned a real page-turner' - Kaki Warner, bestselling author
Type A personality Sheridan O'Neil has her priorities firmly in hand, and wildly sexy horse whisperer James Cavanaugh does not figure into them in Wright's lackluster contemporary western. Sheridan, the personal assistant to James's powerful brother, has no desire to rock her stable career boat for a cowboy, no matter how attractive he is. Witnessing her mother's devoted marriage crumble due to the careless whim of her father taught Sheridan that men and love are not to be trusted. But longing glances, fiery lust, and an undeniable connection with James point to her romantic downfall even as she struggles to keep her guard up. Meanwhile, an old Cavanaugh family tragedy underpins the series story line, driving the main characters as well as a multitude of minor ones to various actions and sometimes muddling the central romantic plot. Characters straight out of central casting, a reliance on tired clich s, and overly dramatic responses to most situations result in a forgettable read.