I thought I’d share a snippet from Finding Kimber.
A Double Dutch Ranch Series Spin Off novel.
She’s wary of her future. He’s burdened by his past.
Cattleman Zachary (Zach) Bryson arrives in Arizona with hopes of leaving the ghosts from his past behind. Hired by a stranger to run a ranch, he meets the owner—a secretive woman with no ranching experience. He’s seen her before, but she wasn’t a redhead with green eyes. In their first encounter, she swept him off his feet without their exchanging a word. Why did she change her appearance? What secrets lay behind those heart-stopping eyes? Seeing this job as a challenge, he sticks around to tackle this hottie head-on.
After her life is threatened, Kimber Sinclair is forced to flee her lush Oregon county for a small town in Arizona with sand, saguaros, and dusty cowboys. She settles in to live a lie—to discover the person behind her new identity while she mourns the death of Tressa Garnett—her given name at birth. However, keeping a distance from her ruggedly handsome, broad-shouldered, wise-cracking ranch foreman, isn’t easy. She struggles daily to hide her secret from Zach who demands answers. By telling him the truth, his life could also be in danger.
If trouble finds her, will she choose fight or flight? Can Zach set aside his own issues, or will his nightmares prevent him from doing what he was unknowingly hired to do?
Set up: Kimber is doing something she swore never to do… Modified to avoid spoilers:
Her breath caught. “What the hell did you say?” Greg repeated it.
“What does that mean? How?” Her heart hit the floorboard of the truck. This couldn’t have been Jerry’s doings. Who else was involved?
“He was stabbed multiple times. They’ll transfer him to their local hospital.”
“How do you know? Who did this?”
“It doesn’t matter how I know.”
“It matters. His men or woman, is still out there looking for me. There is no guarantee they’d stop looking if he…dies. I’m sure they’re all doing this for Sam now.”
Zach whipped his head around so fast, she thought it’d roll off. She nodded to him, that in fact, he had heard her right. “I’ll get the phone you mentioned.”
“Stay out of sight.” He paused. “Ah, Tressa, there’s something I have to tell you. Your father is on the way here.”
“My father will be there?” Her fingers instinctively clasped her necklace, and she pictured her gentle dad.
Zach pulled into the campground and drove around looking for their site. He stopped the truck and took her hand when he found the spot.
Greg spoke low into the phone. “I have to go.”
“Greg, wait. When my dad arrives, make sure they’re both safe. Please.”
“Jerry is under guard; therefore, your father will be, too.” He hung up.
Zach faced her, and his eyes held questions she’d become accustomed to. “Your father? Your family isn’t dead?”
Here we go again. No more lies.
Thanks for reading. Enjoy your weekend.