Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.22 × 5.45 × 0.94 in
Published: April 29, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0373778422
ISBN - 13: 9780373778423
Read from the Book
It was a blistering hot day in south Texas, even for early September. Christabel Gaines was wearing a low-cut white top with faded blue jeans, a book bag slung casually over one shoulder. The top outlined her small, firm breasts and the jeans clung lovingly to every softly rounded line of her young body. The faint breeze caught her long blond hair in her pretty bow-shaped mouth, against her wide forehead and high cheekbones. She moved the strands away, her big, warm brown eyes amused at something one of the students with her was saying about a classmate. It was a long, dull Monday morning. Debbie, a girl in her computer class, was suddenly staring past Christabel toward the parking lot. She whistled softly. "Well! I know what I want for Christmas," she said in a loud whisper. Teresa, another classmate, was also staring. "Hubba, hubba," she said with a wicked grin, wiggling her eyebrows. "Anybody know who he is?" Curious, Christabel turned around to see a tall, darkly handsome man walk gracefully across the lawn toward them. He was wearing a cream-colored Stetson, jerked down over his eyes. His neat long-sleeved white cotton shirt was fastened with a turquoise bola tie. His long, powerful legs were encased in gray slacks, his feet in gray hand-tooled boots. On his shirt pocket, a silver star in a circle glittered in the sunlight. Across his lean hips, a brown leather holster and gunbelt were fastened. In the gunbelt was a .45 caliber Ruger Vaquero pisto
From the Publisher
Five years ago, Judd Dunn, a hard-edged Texas Ranger, put Christabel Gaines''s father behind bars—where he belonged. But Judd''s involvement in Crissy''s life was far from over. With their jointly owned ranch on the verge of bankruptcy, Judd wed her in name only, promising to save their land and vowing to ignore the sexual tension between them.
Now, just when Judd decides to release Crissy from their sham of a marriage, he is blindsided by a bloodthirsty foe who is setting the stage for unspeakable evil by preying upon Judd''s greatest weakness—his wife. No longer a starry-eyed schoolgirl, Crissy''s a smart, fearless woman with unfulfilled desires. And she will do anything in the name of love—including taking a bullet for her husband.
With their very lives at stake, Crissy and Judd must confront their darkest demons, their new rivals and their deepest desires—and face up to a mutual destiny they cannot outrun.
About the Author
Susan Kyle, née Susan Spaeth (born December 11, 1946 in Amarillo, Texas, USA) is an award winning American writer well-known as Diana Palmer, who published romantic novels since 1979. She has also written romances as Diana Blayne, Katy Currie, and under her married name Susan Kyle and a a science fiction novel as Susan S. Kyle. Before writing fiction, she was a journalist for 16 years under her birth name. Now, she has over 150 books in print, more of them translated and published around the world.