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Men are on Tanya's bad list and she needs a new job, in a new place. Her best friend has the perfect job for her, working at her brother's ranch as his accountant...but Drew doesn't want another beautiful woman complicating his life.
Tanya Montrose was sexually harassed by her former boss and falsely accused of ruining his marriage. Men are seriously on her bad list. She is forced to find a new job, in another town, at least for a while. Her best friend insists she go with her to Kansas so she can work temporarily for her handsome, somewhat domineering brother on his ranch. If she didn’t need the job so badly, she’d refuse. The man gives all new meaning to the word “hot.” She doesn’t need that kind of temptation after what she’s gone through. And he doesn’t want her there, even if he needs a good accountant, which she is. Plus he tells her that he has a lot of rules and time schedules…and that she will be expected to follow them or face consequences. Consequences? That doesn’t sound good. But she’s desperate. For now.
Drew Weatherford is worn out from the stress of working his dude ranch, dealing with his new animal rescue foundation, and trying to keep up with the ranch books. His sister shows up with her friend and informs him Tanya is the answer to his bookkeeping problems. Maybe so, but she’s more temptation than he wants anywhere around him. She’s the exact opposite of his two ex-wives and so not his type of woman. Really. Not his type. His body doesn’t believe that. His record with women sucks. He doesn’t want another one complicating his life. No way, no how. But, damn, she really needs this job. And she barely blinks at his mention of her facing “consequences” if she screws up or doesn’t follow his rules. A month. He’ll give her a month.
Drew sat behind the large oak desk his father had handmade years ago in the home office at the back of the house and battled a whirlwind of emotions. Again, he was furious with his sister for putting him in this awkward position. He was pretty damn furious with himself for not having gone with his gut instinct and said no right off. As far as Tanya was concerned, that’s where his emotions were a complete wreck. He knew she needed this job, and hated that he felt sorry for her because some asshole had put her in this position. He needed accounting help, yes, but not from someone who looked like Tanya Montrose. He hoped to hell he wouldn’t find himself acting like that scumbag partner. She was nothing like the women he was used to, so he shouldn’t be drawn to her. But he was, big time drawn to her.
In the near silent house, he heard the front door open. A second later the soft tap-tap of heels on the tiled hallway headed his way. He heaved a sigh and gritted his teeth. Still wearing those ridiculous heels. Stubborn female! Every nerve in his body went on full alert as she grew closer.
She’d obviously dressed in a hurry, putting on something easy and taking very little time with her hair. The mass of blond silk draped her shoulders, long, sexily wavy.
Trying not to think about how much he wanted to touch that hair, he turned his attention to the rest of her appearance. Another mistake on his part. The sight of her standing in the doorway wearing a pair of slim, black tailored slacks and a red deeply v-necked sweater—like that purple one she’d worn that still haunted him—had him rethinking how much he liked women in jeans. This casual outfit hugged every inch of her petite, delectable body.
Heaving another sigh, he looked down. Her small feet were encased in spiky high black heels. Hot red-painted toes peeked at him, teased him. He was a dead man.