We’re into another week of Book Hooks. I nearly mixed this post up with the 52-Week Blog Challenge post.
Today’s snippet features my ranch matriarch of the Double Dutch Ranch. This is book #5 in the series. Enjoy a snippet from my work in progress (WIP). I’m waiting for this book to come back from the editor any day now.
What’s an aging cowgal to do when two men stand in line to park their boots beside hers at the end of the day?
“Love ya, Mom, behave tonight.” Dane, her youngest and a protector of everything, gave one of the smiles he’d used to get his way as a boy. She couldn’t help but return it.
Selva trailed through the kitchen behind them all, holding up at the door. He met her gaze. “You look nice tonight. Is it Dale Connor who you’re dating? Roxanne’s father?”
“Yes, but I wouldn’t say dating. He’s been gone. Do you remember him from the wedding a few years back?”
“Yes ma’am, and for other reasons. Be careful, Judy.”
Judy tilted her head inquisitively. “Whatever for? Is there something I should know?”
He put on his hat, opened his mouth as if to speak, but nodded, then left.
Hmm. What had that been about? Judy eyed his tall frame and muscles a senior personal trainer might die for until he entered the barn ahead of Tristan. She padded over to lock the back door. Sighing, she wrung her hands at her midriff. Her mood lightened upon spotting the flowers on the island. She picked up the mixed spring bouquet, got a vase from the china cabinet on the far wall, and arranged them in water. Tonight, Selva wore the familiar cologne. His beautiful flowers were what she needed to bring a calm over her, but it didn’t last long. Dale’s car rolled into the driveway three years too late.
Information about the book and the rest of the books in the series, can be found on the Double Dutch Ranch Series page.
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