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When Victoria Bradford got engaged, she told herself to give love a chance. Six months later, she’s on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go.
Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That’s what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble.
One look tells Josh the pretty redhead with the adorable little girl will give him trouble of the most personal kind. But he’s seen trouble before, and he doesn’t scare easy. Not when “accidents” start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory’s best friend back in Phoenix is abducted and brutalized. Not even when it looks like their current problems are only the tip of the iceberg.
But if he gets too close to fierce, determined Tory, Josh knows his nights are going to be anything but quiet. And that’s one possibility no amount of training can prepare him for . . .
About the Author
Kat Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of sixty-five books across multiple genres. Sixteen million copies are in print and she has been published in twenty-one foreign countries, including Japan, France, Argentina, Greece, China, and Spain. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA award and won both the Lifetime Achievement and Reviewer’s Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews.
A resident of Missoula, Montana, Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She and her author husband, L.J. Martin, spend their winters in Ventura, California. She is currently writing her next Romantic Suspense. Visit Kat at www.katmartin.com. Or join her Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-Martin).
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Victoria Langford started running, hiding, and trying to escape from an abusive relationship and keep her daughter safe from harm. She kept moving but her predator kept finding her until she ran out of gas and got a job in Texas working for Joshua Cain on the Iron River Ranch under the guise of Tory Ford. Josh did not want her and saw trouble with a capital T written all over her, but something about this feisty woman made him say yes she could be a ranch hand. Josh figured it would be a day and she would call it quits, but morning after morning she got up before the sun and did the work he requested. So now what is Josh going to do with her and the problems that seem to be hitting them from both directions?
Tory proves to be a hard worker and Josh expands her responsibilities and helps find some help for her daughter so that Tory can even help him with an unmanageable horse that he is desperate to get under control. The only person that can get close to Star is Tory and the skill set she shows for helping him with the modernization and promotion of the ranch as well as caring for his animals is more than making up for the baggage she carries around with her. Josh gets bits and pieces from her of the background she is hiding from and swears to her nothing will ever harm her or her daughter in anyway – so a deal is struck and the work on the ranch continues. The only problem is the almost desperate attraction between the two of them that they are tamping down with every ounce of self-control and the battle goes well by day but the two surrender to their desires by night. As long as they remain professional all will be fine, but the line if very fine between professional and passionate when it comes to close quarters.
When disaster comes in the manner of a fire the first reaction is Tory’s predator has found her, however it becomes clear the issues are against Josh and not only does he have someone with a grudge he has a terrorist from his military days leading a march of destruction against him and his fellow Marines. When one event gets under control another pops up and Tory with Josh are striking against problems from one part of the country to the next. For Tory it has become a problem keeping quiet and hidden but she knows with Josh by her side she is safe and when her past shows up everyone will be able to handle it. For Josh the problems are revealing themselves and his ability to utilize that military background proves that patience is what will wear your enemies down and eventually eliminate them.
Kat Martin rocks the written word on every page with suspense, intrigue, and hot as lava rock romance every reader craves. Know ahead of time if you start a Kat Martin book there is not putting it down until you are done!
Kat Martin writes Romantic Suspense at its finest – her books are an auto-buy for me and I always love them.