I'm continuing to share snippets from my newest release, ROPE A FALLING STAR, book 1 in the Triple Star Ranch series. Tom Colton has invited Amber Hillcrest over for dinner, not as a "date", but just to eat. As friends. Riiiigggghhhhttt.
He liked Amber, he’d just never had the time or chance to get to know her other than as one of his father’s employees. But now that his rodeo career had ended, he wanted to know her better. She seemed grounded and steady unlike a lot of the women he’d met on the circuit, and she definitely didn’t strike him as a woman looking for a notch in her bedpost.
This isn’t a date, remember?
He pulled the fish off the fire and brought them back inside just as Amber slid the eggs onto plates on the counter. She moved with practiced ease and he had the oddest feeling of contentment. She looks like she belongs here. He wanted her to stay in this kitchen, this house with him. I want it to be her house, too.
Reality smacked him up the side of the head and he gaped at her just as she turned around.
“What? Did I get something on my shirt?”
On her shirt? He dropped his gaze to her chest and his body enjoyed the press of her nipples against the soft fabric. Want.
“Tom, is everything okay?”
“Uh, yeah. Yeah, it’s fine. Sorry, lost track of things.” Understatement of the century.
Oh, he sure did. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Veronica Scott, Gem Sivad, Jessica Subject, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb to ROPE A FALLING STAR:
Only the best stars fall...
Three time bronc-riding champion Tom Colton’s dream of a fourth title ends when he draws Wooden Nickel, a mean little bronc with more twists than a maze. With his heart no longer in rodeo, he figures it’s time to go home to the Triple Star Ranch, the PTSD therapy ranch he and his dad founded to help others with trauma in their pasts. Tom just wants a little time to nurse his hurts and consider his next move.
Amber Hillcrest started out as a Triple Star client and stayed on as a massage therapist. Her dog Nimbus keeps her PTSD in check, but her heart remains bruised. She knows she’s too old and too broken for love, especially with the son of her boss, but he’s hot enough to fill her fantasies for years to come.
Amber tries to keep it professional between them, but Tom proves too irresistible with his big heart and charm. But someone is sabotaging the Triple Star and the neighboring Fantasy Ranch, and an ex-girlfriend keeps coming around, trying to reconnect with Tom. Tom’s hands are full of problems instead of the luscious massage therapist. But when Amber gets kidnapped, Tom will move heaven and earth to get her back and tell her how he truly feels.
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