I'm continuing to share snippets from ROPE A FALLING STAR, book 1 in the Triple Star Ranch series. Tom Colton and Amber Hillcrest have gone into town for errands and he took her to his favorite cupcakery.
“How did you discover this place?” Amber opened the box and selected a Chocolate Espresso cupcake to try. “Seems a little strange for a rodeo cowboy.”
“Strange? Why is it strange?” He selected a Sangria and set the box aside.
“Of all the things I imagined cowboys would like, cupcakes weren’t one of them. They seem…girly.” She swiped a finger through the cream on top of her cupcake and stuck it in her mouth. Tom had never been so jealous of a finger.
“Girly? Just wait till you taste these things. Ain’t nothin’ girly about it. These are damn good and I have to watch how many I eat at once.” When she licked her lips to get the last of the cream off them, he almost lost where his thoughts were leading.
“Ooohhhh.” She moaned and closed her eyes after she took a bite of her cupcake. “These are good.”
“Told you.” He swallowed hard and tried to act all cool, but her evident pleasure at the cupcake in her mouth made his cock harden. He cleared his throat. “Uh, so, I thought we’d go to The Bread Basket for some more everyday items then I need to head to the hardware store to pick up some split-rail fencing for the front paddocks.”
She tilted her head as she licked more cream off the cupcake. He took a sip of iced tea to cool his throat.
“That’s kinda old fashioned, isn’t it?”
“Yeah. Uh, yeah, it’s to make the atmosphere of the ranch more inviting. Or something.” Think of building the damn fence, moron. “We use regular rails and barbed wire for the other corrals and fields.”
I think his focus needs focus. ;) 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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