A scintillating, fast-paced, winner-take-all confrontation between a fifth-generation rancher and a dashing, charismatic rogue out to get whatever he wants. Kate Clark was content with life on her Montana ranch, until she met billionaire playboy Jarrett Sinclair, a meeting that forever changed her life. Following in her father’s footsteps, Kate wrangled cattle, bulldogged steers, and broke horses with the best of men. She had her life neatly laid out. She was going to marry her neighbor and acquire the remaining properties she needed to restore the family ranch to the largest in the state. Everything was going as planned until Sinclair received pictures of her swimming naked in a mountain lake.
Overwhelmed by her beauty, Sinclair went after her with a passion. He lavished her with affection. Her life could not have been more exciting. At the same time, she got wind that an anonymous developer was scheming to break up her ranch for a colossal resort they sought to build. In her fight to save her ranch, Kate was forced to take on roles she never wanted while dealing with Sinclair’s amorous advances and deteriorating health.
Sinclair kept his identity as the developer secret as he quietly struggled with the ravages of CTE, a life-threatening football-related brain injury. While caring for Sinclair, Kate suddenly learned he owned the company bent on destroying her ranch. On discovering that, she was torn between abhorring him as the developer and comforting the gravely ill man she hopelessly loved.
A woman tries to keep her family land away from a developer, only to discover she has a connection (and chemistry) with him, in this enjoyable romance from Saltwick (Winner Takes All). Thirty-four-year-old Kate Clark doesn't have much time for a personal life, spending all her energy on the Clark family ranch that she owns and operates. A fifth-generation rancher, Kate wants to fulfill her dream of restoring the ranch to its former glory by purchasing three properties, previously part of the ranch, that were sold by her grandfather. Her plans are cut short when a developer with a secret identity buys the properties and tries to push her to sell parts of her land. After Kate attends a business meeting with her largest customer, a grocery chain, and meets its owner, billionaire playboy Jarrett Sinclaire, their instant attraction develops into a love affair, despite his mysteriously manipulative behavior, such as having photos secretly taken of her and organizing a sham business event as a ploy to see her. When Kate discovers that Jarrett is the developer trying to buy her land, she is furious, but might already be in love. While the plot is outlandish, the chemistry between Kate and Jarrett is fierce, leading to some truly stunning twists. Although faith elements are barely present, Saltwick's tale will please romance readers. (BookLife)