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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London delivers a sexy new contemporary western, where a lonesome rancher and a no-nonsense cowgirl learn that you don't choose who you fall for--love lassos you....
As the firstborn son, it's been drilled into Nick that he is the heir apparent to the Prince family empire. But cattle ranching has never been his true passion. Nick wants to be a pilot. However, when his father dies, leaving Nick to clean up the mess, he knows he must do his duty before following his heart.
Charlotte Bailey can't believe that Nick is back to run the ranch. As the office manager, she knows it's her responsibility to help him. If only he wasn't so brooding and cranky--and so hot it's a wonder his chaps don't melt right off him. But when sparks fly between them, she's adamant about staying away from a cowboy on his way out the door.
Nick knows the ranch's pretty, smart, and capable office manager is off-limits, but he needs her. And working in such close proximity to Charlotte every day is making Nick crazy. She smells good, she looks good, she makes him laugh, but most of all she makes him want to stay....
London's top-notch third entry in the Princes of Texas series (after The Devil in the Saddle) entices with sizzling romantic tension and genuine human conflict. Charlotte Bailey works for Nick Prince as the office manager of Saddlebush Land and Cattle Company in Three Rivers, Tex. Nick always wanted to be a pilot, not a rancher, but, after his father died, he put his plans for flight school on hold to help the struggling family business. Now Nick and Charlotte keep up a near constant stream of contentious but borderline flirtatious workplace banter stemming from their frustration with each other's organizational styles and memories of the passionate night they shared before they became employer and employee. When Nick and Charlotte inevitably give in to their mutual attraction once more and embark on a tentative relationship, their different visions for the future create complications: Charlotte wants to settle down and have children, while Nick still plans on leaving Three Rivers to learn to fly. This painfully plausible conflict is rendered with tenderness and humor. The sweeping emotions and down-to-earth protagonists of this fast-paced love story make it a must-read.