A visit for the holidays
Brings love for a lifetime
rancher Evan Bishop is desperate for Paige Palmer’s help. The
veterinarian is in Three Springs for the holidays, but the single dad
hopes she has time to save his ailing livestock. Paige is up for the
challenge, though not quite up to resisting the cowboy’s rugged charm
and his darling devotion to his little girl. Can Paige learn to trust
the rancher before the countdown to Christmas ends?
“You’re hard to track down, Paige Palmer.” Evan lifted his cowboy hat off his head, ran his fingers through his short hair, giving the black strands a rather appealing disheveled look.
Speaking of challenges. Her cowboy was certainly one. And Paige wasn’t certain if she was glad about that or not. “I can’t believe I was that hard to track down. After all, it’s a small town. You said it yourself.”
Evan tapped his cowboy hat against his leg. “Can we talk?”
Wes came closer to wipe down what Paige was convinced was a permanent stain not far from her. Boone and Sam scooted their stools toward hers. Paige kept her smile in check and patted the empty stool beside hers. “Sure. My nachos should be ready soon. I have it on good authority they’re going to become my favorite.”
“Any chance you’d be willing to take those nachos to go?” Evan’s voice skimmed the edges of a plea.
She spun and faced him fully. That was her first mistake. “Where are we going?”
“Back to Crescent Canyon Ranch.” Doubt disrupted his confidence, pitching his tone slightly higher.
Her brows lowered. The second mistake: locking her gaze on his.
How was it possible his eyes looked even more piercing blue inside the bar? No one should have eyes that color. His were the kind of blue that haunted. That invited her to dive in. That hinted at unknown depths. Ones she wanted to discover. The shock of attraction she absorbed and acknowledged. He was entirely too handsome.
Yet it was the connection she felt to him that rattled her. Connections weren’t immediate. Trust wasn’t instantaneous. She and Evan were all wrong. From two different worlds. A rancher and a city veterinarian. She drank instant coffee, rarely took breaks, and thrived when her already fast-paced workload pushed her to think even faster. He watched the sunrise, preferred unrushed mornings, and moved leisurely and gracefully as if there was enough time for everything.
The longer she held his gaze, the louder one single whisper became inside her: Trouble.
Excerpted from Trusting the Rancher with Christmas by Cari Lynn Webb, Copyright © 2021 by Cari Lynn Webb. Published by Harlequin Heartwarming.
New set of problems
single—and pregnant—Abby James hopes Three Springs, Texas, will give her
the fresh start she craves. But five minutes in and she’s already
clashed with a former Navy SEAL on horseback. Wes Tanner might be
devastatingly handsome, but Abby has no time for romance. Especially
with a man intent on leaving town. Abby wants to plant some roots…and
falling for the tempting Texan could upend all her plans!
About the Author
Cari Lynn Webb
lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted
four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true
love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of
over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be
challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters
are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at
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