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Tanyon and Karis exited the rental car. He headed to the barn to saddle a horse but glanced over his shoulder as Karis strode straight to the house. Yep, jeans on her wore as good the second day. Those not rounding up cattle had spotted them getting out of the car together. Nothing they said now would make a difference.
He took another step but came to a halt, unable to drag his gaze away from her. Why had he left her last night? They could’ve slept in the same bed without having sex. Maybe it’s what they’d both needed to feel connected again. Tanyon chuckled to himself. No, they couldn’t, and that’s why he’d left her. To be truthful with himself, he didn’t know what to do from this point on.
Having her in his arms for those brief moments told him what he wanted. Needed. Her. This self-betrayal pissed him off. She had no plans on sticking around when summer ended, thus adding to his confliction. The way their relationship had been before wasn’t enough anymore. He wanted all or nothing. The idea slapped him upside the head good and hard. Was he willing to let her go if she couldn’t, wouldn’t stay? He might as well draw the line in the sand now.
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About the Book:
Four knife-piercing words in a frantic phone call from her mother, caused Dr. Karis Sutton to leave her cowboy in Northern Arizona to return home. While grief-stricken over a tragic loss, she’d let the man she loved slip away instead of allowing him to console her in a time of need. Now, a year later, and ready to break free from her world of gloom, she drives north to seek a second chance with the moody yet irresistible alpha-owner of the ranch. But she’s forced back to Phoenix to fight to keep two fatherless kids. While doing so, will Tanyon think she’s leaving him again and give up on any chance they might’ve had? She’s pulled in different directions. How will she make it right with so much distance between them all?
Tanyon Outlaw never thought he’d see her again. Now, she’s returned as part of the summer crew on the Two-Five Ranch. In her sad eyes, he sees straight through to her pained soul while memories of their past love invade each thought. What will it take for his cold heart to grow warm toward her again? Then, when bad things happen on the ranch, it comes in droves. Karis is called back home. A lawsuit looms over his head. Fences are cut to maim or steal his cattle. Someone else has an eye for the woman he longs to love. He’s running out of time. How can he discover why people are out to get him, while figuring out what his heart wants before he loses her forever?
Once again, Karis and Tanyon have separate, life-changing matters to attend to, so how will they keep it all together and still find a way to capture the love they once shared?
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