Love blossoms when an injured Texas Ranger meets a schoolmarm with past secrets.
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Ciara Gold, Romance Author
When Texas Ranger Copper Reeves goes on the hunt for a suspected murderer, he finds more than he bargains for in the form of schoolmarm, Eliza Woodpen. Copper has a mission, but his efforts are impeded by two young boys who mistake him for a deer.
Eliza has been hiding from a past she'd rather forget, but a chance newspaper article promises discovery from a powerful foe. Salvation comes when two of her students bring a wounded man to her home. Can she open her door and her heart to the man who can unlock secrets she’s held for three long years?
“So what’s on the menu?” he asked with just a hint of suggestive speculation.
“Not me, so you can keep that particular appetite to yourself.” She pushed the wire rims farther on her nose to punctuate her opinion.
“In that case, I could handle a steak, medium rare, with lots of mashed potatoes.”
“You’re getting stewed chicken with carrots.”
He scrunched his features. “I despise carrots.”
“And you’ll eat every bite if you want dessert.”
“You definitely need children, Miss Woodpen.”
“Maybe, but they won’t be yours, Mr. Reeves. Let’s get that straight right now.” She marched out of the room before he could respond appropriately. He smiled. Yes sir, that woman could get a man to thinking all right. When he was fully recuperated, he had unfinished business in Brownwood. Once that job was completed, he would take some time off and come back to Banjo. Copper Reeves liked challenges, and Eliza Woodpen would be worth the time and effort. There was a certain spark between them that he’d never felt with any other woman. He needed to find out if that spark could lead to something more.