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What a bride wants…
Ella Grace Emerson adores her father, but he keeps trying to marry her off to every eligible rancher in Montana. When he puts an ad in the paper on her behalf – for a docile house-husband – Ella retaliates with one of her own, pinned to the noticeboard of the local saloon. No husband required, housebroken or otherwise. What she wants is the perfect lover.
What a bride needs…
Newcomer Cam Sawyer is perfectly willing to tear up the sheets with Ella and be her partner in chaos. She wants a bad boy and he’s had experience aplenty. But what she really needs is a strong and loving partner, and until Sawyer stops running from his past he can never be that.
Sawyer’s the one Ella wants. But can he be the man she needs?
Now enjoy an excerpt:
Sawyer laughed as he got to his feet in order to avoid being trampled by one very eager mama cow who was up and turning toward her calf. Moments later she was nosing and nudging and licking its little face. “What now?”
Now we wait for the calf to get to its feet and have a drink. Ella glanced at the sky, her eyes narrowing. “And then I think we might help dry the calf off and put it on the sled, and get them to shelter with the others. The cow will follow.”
Ella picked up her coat and shook it out, put it on and shoved her hands into the pockets. “Brrr. Bit chilly out.”
“And you do this how often?” he asked politely.
“Not that often.” She looked bright eyed, rosy cheeked and utterly content. “You did well, bartender.”
“What would you have done if I hadn’t been here?”
“Used the calf pullers strapped to the sled. But a hand-pull has more finesse, and besides, I wanted to see what you could do. You’ve a strong and steady way about you, Sawyer, underneath all that charm. You made it look easy and I know for a fact that it’s not. Gonna make a cowboy out of you yet.”
“Let’s not get carried away.”
“You don’t want to be a cowboy?”
“Put it this way… did you ever dress up as a kid?”
Ella nodded. “Annie Oakley, sharpshooter.”
“I was the fireman.”
Accidentally educated in the sciences, Kelly Hunter didn’t think to start writing romances until she was surrounded by the jungles of Malaysia for a year and didn’t have anything to read. Eventually she decided that writing romance suited her far better than throwing sterile screw-worm flies out of airplane windows, and changed careers.
Kelly now lives in Australia, surrounded by lush farmland and family, 2 dogs, 3 miniature cows, a miniature pig, a 3-legged cat and a small flock of curious chickens. There are still flies, but their maggots don’t feed on flesh. Bargain.
Kelly is a USA Today bestselling author, a three time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and loves writing to the short contemporary romance form.
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