Cassie Bellamy thought she'd left Bowie, Texas and Luke Matthews behind for good. She'd been gone for ten years and in that time had built a successful real estate business, had a new fiancé, and had all but forgotten about the Texas bad boy who'd sent her running to Phoenix in the first... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Cassie Bellamy thought she'd left Bowie, Texas and Luke Matthews behind for good. She'd been gone for ten years and in that time had built a successful real estate business, had a new fiancé, and had all but forgotten about the Texas bad boy who'd sent her running to Phoenix in the first place.
She wouldn't be going back now, but her daddy needed her at the Double B.
Driving her old pickup truck "Bessie" back to Bowie had seemed like a good idea when she'd left Phoenix, but it didn't seem so good when she was broken down on the side of the road in ninety plus Texas weather in between Bowie and her daddy's farm. And it seemed an even worse idea when her knight in brown khaki turned out to be none other than the bad boy himself, a Sheriff now, and still as hot as the Texas sun.
Cassie does her best to ignore Luke and remember her fiancé back in Phoenix, but Luke seems determined to make her remember his kisses and their nights of stargazing by the lake instead. And she definitely still has stars in her eyes when she looks at the delectable Sheriff.
Luke Matthews had worked damned hard to change the way people thought of him. He wasn't know as the bad boy son of the town's drunk anymore, they called him Sheriff now. For ten years, Luke had been living on the right side of the law, and had forgotten about Cassie Bellamy, the woman who'd left him dangling on a limb ten years ago.
All that changes when he plays good Samaritan and stops to rescue a woman stranded on the side of the road. He finds out the fine behind and illegally long legs sticking out from under the hood of the beat up old truck belong to Cassie Bellamy. She was back in Bowie and just as sassy and stubborn as always...looking better than ever.
Luke is determined to get answers as to why she left like she did, and she's just as determined to keep him at arm's length. Taking the choice away from her, Luke takes a vacation from his job, and hires on at the Double B as a ranch hand to help out while her daddy's down. The heat and the close proximity work in his favor and soon Luke has her cornered like a stray calf...but what was he going to do with her now?
He had a few ideas, and all of them involved a king-sized bed and his lasso. She might be trouble, but Cassie Bellamy had always been his kind of trouble...and if it took hog-tying to get her to believe that, he was definitely game.
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