Coley was close to tears. “Don’t you want to tell me how much you love and adore me and how you can hardly wait to marry me?” Coley’s voice was mocking. “I was so looking forward to that part.” Even though her own heart was breaking, she could still derive pleasure from watching the angry scowl on Jason’s face. How upsetting for him and his plans for the Slash S ranch that Coley was not falling into his arms as he thought she would! Janet Dailey, who passed away in 2013, was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska, before meeting her husband, Bill. The two worked together in construction and land development until they “retired” to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was No Quarter Asked. She has gone on to write approximately ninety novels, twenty-one of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in nineteen different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world. For more information about Janet Dailey, visit www.janetdailey.com.