From a "fabulous new voice in romantic fiction" (NYT bestselling author Lael Miller): an arrogant cowboy meets a headstrong woman determined to take custody of his niece, only to realize that she may be the family he was always searching for.
There's not much that could rattle a cowboy like Reese St. James. But when his twin brother dies in a car accident, Reese is stunned to discover he has a six-month old niece, Sawyer. Wanting to make up for lost time, Reese heads down to Unforgiven, New Mexico, to bring her home. He doesn't plan on Sawyer's guardian giving him any trouble, but the intriguing, independent woman is turning out to be more than he bargained for.
Lorelei West had given up hope of having a family of her own until her sister's tragic death brought little Sawyer into her life. And now there's no way she's going to let Reese take her away. Lorelei knows hotshot, good-looking cowboys like him -- she's dated enough of them -- and she intends to stand her ground. Yet the more time Reese and Lorelei spend together, the harder it is to deny the attraction building between them. But opening their hearts to a baby is one thing -- can they also open their hearts to the possibility of a happily-ever-after?
Drake's third Chestnut Creek romance (after Home at Chestnut Creek) takes the series to a new level of nuance and emotional impact. Diner manager Lorelei West is devastated when her younger sister, Patsy, dies in a car accident and shocked to discover Patsy had a six-month-old daughter, Sawyer, who she hadn't told Lorelei about. Sawyer's father also died in the crash, leaving Lorelei to become her legal guardian. She agrees, unaware that Sawyer has another living relative: her father's twin brother, rancher Reese St. James, the heir to an oil fortune. Reese also didn't know about the baby, but, unable to father kids himself, he's thrilled to discover that he's not the only remaining member of his family. He tracks down Lorelei and Sawyer, immediately bonding with his baby niece and finding himself drawn to Lorelei as well. Their very different lifestyles, economic situations, and the responsibilities of parenthood present refreshingly realistic obstacles in the path to a happy ending. Readers will be taken with the beautifully written moments of heartache and happiness.
Cowboy for Keeps
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A Cowboy for Keeps is book 3 in the Chestnut Creek series by Laura Drake. Emotional, well written with lots of heart!!
Lorelei West lives in Unforgiven, New Mexico, manager of the town cafe, takes care of her mother who has dementia and has just found out her sister and boyfriend died in a car accident leaving a baby girl behind for her to raise. She is saddened about her sister’s death but now her dream has come true to raise the baby girl as her own since she can’t have children of her own...until the wealthy Reese St. James from Texas her sister’s boyfriend twin brother shows up to claim the baby girl as his own to raise in Texas since he can’t have children either...
What happens next is some humor, a little suspense, doubting themselves, shared love for the baby, some tears, grief and maybe finding what both have been missing in their lives....love!!