Heartbreak’s Reward: Jase Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight #2

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Heartbreak’s Reward Can be read on its own and out of series order.


Rancher Jase Carlson doesn’t understand the ache in the hollow of his chest, since his ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn’t follow the court rules where his children are concerned, making him even more pissed off. Harboring a bad attitude, he wishes he wasn’t a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a quick-tempered, sexy blonde. He can’t allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to sway him, even after he’s coerced into spending time alone with her. Fighting the torturous battle going on within his own mind and body, he can either deal with it—or succumb to the woman who appears to be everything he didn’t know he needed.

In an attempt to save her rebellious teen sister from herself—as her guardian, Brenna Page leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction, Arizona. When she unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes and muscles to die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can’t seem to shake him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy with an attitude is someone worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, and a sister who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a horse ranching cowboy interfering.

One wrong turn. Two broken families. Brought together by chance, and need.

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“No issue here. Shooting is my hobby.” Brenna got out of her vehicle and clicked the lock. “Let’s ride in your big ass truck, cowboy.”

“Sure, you come right along, little lady. I like being in control anyway.” He wrapped his fingers around her upper arm and pulled her closer.

“Jase?” She shook herself free.

“Yeah?” He tried his best to hide a grin without success.

“You drive yours. I’ll drive mine.” She got in her car, locked the doors and started her engine, pressing down on the accelerator until it howled.

Jase got in his truck. He dropped his head against the steering wheel and pounded the sides of the wheel with his palms. How’d I end up in this mess? He sat up and blew out a big breath.

The next thing he knew, she pulled out, squealing tires around his vehicle and headed toward the restaurant without him. “She’ll probably get lost.” He shifted into gear and followed her, his bright lights on. “Now, who’s the boss, little Miss Brenna Page?”

Jase slid into the chair beside her when they got inside the restaurant. Lowering his voice, he said, “Crimminy, you’re a wild woman.”

“Listen to you, Mr. Bright Lights.”

He broke out into a hardy laugh, having a hard time stopping. When he looked at her biting her lip, trying her darndest to hold in a smile, he laughed even louder. Damn it all to hell, but it feels good to laugh. Once he calmed down, he took hold of her hand. He had met his match. “Okay, let’s start over one more time,” he said, still snickering. “Are all the women in the Midwest like this?”

“I think maybe me and my little sister back home, are probably the best, you know. Kind of like you and your brothers. Jase Carlson, you must be a lot of fun when not trying to be a pain in the ass.”

“Yep, got that right… I’m starving now, too. You made me work up an appetite with all this frustration.” Is that what he called it? Frustration? It was pure fun. He ran his fingers through his tousled hair and winked at her. A wink? Something else he hadn’t done in a long time.

Books in this series

  • Cowboy Boss and his Destiny
  • Tristan’s Destiny, Bonus Book #1.5
  • Heartbreak’s Reward
  • Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord
  • Lassoing the Last Dance Coming in 2016

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Jase’s house on the Double Dutch.

Joey and Jaelle Carlson


Brenna’s little sister Chloe Page.

Davy occasionally works for the Carlson brothers.

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“This town’s full of damn cowboys and mountains!” Brenna Page

For a look at the real Brenna, visit The World of Jax.