THREATENED, a Hill Country Lawman novel 2

Texas Ranger Ben Rasmussen had his heart broken by a blonde once, and he’s not interested in repeating the experience. Still, there’s something tough, yet fragile, about a certain young business owner, and yes, dammit, she’s a blonde. And beautiful to boot.

Co-owner of Wheaton’s Mercantile and Bistro, Beth Wheaton has had a thing for Ben Rasmussen since the seventh grade when he saved her from some bullies. She isn’t just any blonde. And she’s certainly not the blond bimbo who trashed Ben’s marriage. But she is determined to break through his reserve to find her happily ever after.

But when the Houston mob and a deadly drug cartel threaten business owners in the Texas Hill Country, Beth’s business is bound to be one of their targets. Ben finds himself drawn more and more to the beautiful blonde who’s willing to do anything to save her home town. Even if it means risking her life.

THREATENED
Hill Country Lawmen, 2
Genre: Contemporary Western, Romantic Suspense

OUTLAWED, a Hill Country Lawman novel 3

Ex-Navy SEAL, Stone Ericsson returns from Afghanistan and discovers his father has a gambling problem and has lost the ranch that’s been in the Hyde family since the late 1800s due to unpaid taxes. Even worse, his father blames Stone for enlisting after 9/11 and deserting him and the ranch. It’s true that 9/11 changed Stone’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 Dude 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-Knott County line. She hears rumors that her former neighbor and high school heartthrob Rob 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.

OUTLAWED
Hill Country Lawmen, 3
Genre: Contemporary Western, Romantic Suspense
Pub. Date: TBA