He can't be fooled by a pretty face…
Brock Paxton’s love life is suffering, and there’s no woman around who can cure him—until a raven-haired beauty in stilettos drives into town to help at his family's vacation resort. Her questions stir his suspicions and his instincts insist there's more to her than she lets anyone see. So why does he still want her more than he should?
Facing false allegations back home in New York City, Lucienne Dunn has only one hope left to save herself: asking her father for help. Though his ruthless solution goes against everything she's ever believed in, she must go along with his plan, even if it means clashing with a sexy, ex-military cowboy...
But the Paxtons refuse to sell, and there’s danger brewing on the ranch. Everything in Lucienne’s life is falling apart. How can she live without Brock when it does?
Crooks returns to Texas in the spicy second Blackstone Ranch romance (after A Cowboy and a Promise). Lucienne Dunn could be facing jail time after her powerful father's erstwhile girlfriend falsely implicates Lucienne in her embezzling scheme at the New York City hospital where they both work. Lucienne's father believes that if they raise the money to build the hospital a new wing, it might be persuaded to drop charges against both women. To get the money, he sends Lucienne to Texas to buy a ranch from the Paxton family unbeknownst to the Paxtons, it sits atop massive mineral reserves. Brock Paxton hasn't had the best luck with relationships, and he doubts that will change just because a beautiful, Jaguar-driving Manhattanite rolls into town hoping to buy a ranch that's not for sale. As they spend time together, however, opposites attract but will their romance survive after Brock learns Lucienne's secret? While it's difficult to believe that the Paxton family could be unaware of a lucrative source of income on their property, readers will appreciate the headstrong heroine and strong, silent hero. Tightly plotted and sexy, this contemporary western should please Crooks's existing fans and earn her new ones.
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Pam Crooks’ second story in the Blackstone Ranch series, Her Texas Cowboy, is one filled with honorable men, and women, who are have unmeasurable compassion, belief and trust in others. Laced throughout is the concept of overcoming the obstacles others with loathsome intentions place on the innocent...just to deflect from their own misdoings.
The chemistry between Brock and Lucienne is palpable...witnessing their journey, though rife with obstacles, is rewarding and makes the story move at a rapid pace. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment in the series.
This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.