This is the third book in the Hill Country Lawmen series. It takes place in Knott County which is the county next to Los Marcos County, the setting of the other two books in the series. The heroine is a Rasmussen cousin and will interact with characters from the first two books. The hero is a retired Navy SEAL who comes with a great deal of baggage.
Ex-Navy SEAL, Josh Tyler returns from Afghanistan and discovers his father has a gambling problem and, due to unpaid taxes, has lost the ranch that’s been in the Tyler family since the late 1800s. Even worse, his father blames Josh for enlisting after 9/11 and leaving him alone to manage the ranch. It’s true that 9/11 changed Josh’s world view. He enlisted and never looked back. Still, he’s never forgotten his high school love, Luci. Seeing the woman she is now rocks his world. But he won’t let an old flame deter him from righting more than a few wrongs, even if he has to break the law to do it.
Despite her dark, slim beauty, Lucinda Hendrix is a rancher through and through. The San Saba Guest Ranch caters to city dudes who want to try their luck as cowhands and city gals who just want to while away their time in a luxury retreat. But Luci’s tough, and not even her father’s ill health will keep her from standing up to the sheriff who would like nothing better than to get his hands on her very profitable ranch located on the Los Marcos County line. She hears rumors that her former neighbor and high school heartthrob Josh Tyler is back in the county, but she’s yet to run into him. Will he still ignite the same passions he did then? Passion aside, she hears even more disturbing rumors. Is it possible her old beau is venturing onto the wrong side of the law?
Passions may be long denied, but the attraction is instantaneous. While their fiery passion threatens to engulf them, they vow to fight the local corrupted officials…if the sheriff doesn’t arrest them first.
Hill Country Lawmen, 3
Genre: Contemporary Western, Romantic Suspense
Pub. Date: TBA, 2020