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Trauma Nurse Terri Cassidy is looking for a fresh start after being fired from her job. Her friend tells her about a resident medic position open at a dude ranch in Amarillo. Country living sounds like just what the doctor ordered, until she meets her new boss.
Freshly divorced former attorney and new owner of the R & R Ranch, Joel Rhodes, is a grumpy bear of a man who seems to mistrust all women. He’s also a man she had a one-night fling with while the ink was still wet on his divorce papers, a man who brutally told her that night meant nothing to him.
Terri had no idea how she was going to work with him, but she was desperate and took the job. Even if it didn’t work out, she figured it would be a temporary fix until she found something better. But things changed while working around the sexy, jaded rancher twenty-four seven and Terri no longer wants to leave.
She begins to understand the reason for his surliness stems from his divorce. Joel was cheated on and she knew from personal experience how traumatic and demoralizing that could be. With a little pressure from Terri, his façade finally cracks and under his steely exterior, she discovers a beautiful broken heart. A good heart that called to her own, so they could both heal.
When Joel finally opens up to her and they get closer, his ex-wife shows up out of the blue asking for his help. Instead of kicking her off of the ranch and telling her to get lost, though, Joel drops everything, including Terri, to solve her problem. Or maybe he was solving his own problem, Terri suspected, when his ex is found murdered in the bunkhouse and the police arrest him.
Had she fallen in love with a killer? Or was someone trying to set him up for a fall?
**NOTICE** The cover on this book is new, but the content and story have not changed. All of the books in the Texas Trouble series can be read standalone.
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