With: Victoria James
Congratulations to "Kim", the winner in Victoria's giveaway. Please contact JUST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE to claim your prize!
I’m so thrilled to be able to introduce you to my characters, Cade and Sarah. One of my favorite things about romance is that there is always a happily ever after. These two characters were so real to me and they had both been through hard times, so it was so satisfying for me to give them their happily-after-after. Here’s a little more about the book:
When a shy woman inherits a ranch, she’ll have to find an inner strength to succeed—and open herself up to love—in this heartwarming novel from New York Times bestselling author Victoria James.
Sarah Turner has led a very sheltered life. So when her parents pass away tragically, suddenly she’s left in charge of the family ranch with little know-how but plenty of will to keep it afloat. Determined not to lose her parents’ legacy or her newfound independence, she needs a hero fast—not to save her, but to show her how to save herself. But she’s unprepared for the ruggedly handsome cowboy who answers her ad.
“Cowboy for Hire,” the ad said, and Cade Walker is quick to respond. Betrayed as ranch manager by his former boss, he’s looking for a new place to put down roots—without the pressure to prove himself again. Except when he meets his new boss, it’s clear he’s not only there to run a ranch but to also teach Miss Independent how to run it. But as they struggle to make the ranch flourish, they’ll both need courage if they hope to find a family...together.
“I don’t want to go home,” she said as the turnoff in the direction of the ranch came into focus.
Her hand clutched his shoulder, and he was shocked because they didn’t usually touch. Or, as little as possible, anyway. The feel of her hand on him reminded him of why he shouldn’t put himself in positions where it was just the two of them. It would only fuel the attraction he felt for her, especially with these conversations that told him more and more about her.
“Don’t take me home. I don’t want to go back,” she said, her voice whisper-thin, her eyes glued to the road.
Cade gripped the steering wheel tightly, and she dropped her hand. Hell. He kept telling himself he couldn’t get involved with Sarah, but the more time he spent with her, the more he wanted to know her. “Why don’t you want to go back home?”
“I’ve never been anywhere or done anything in the last fifteen years. I haven’t lived. All those people at that party had real lives. I’m the same age, and I felt like an outsider tonight. I didn’t know what to say, what to do. I was more comfortable on the sidelines. I... Don’t drive me home. Take me anywhere but there. Please, Cade.”
He clenched his teeth and knew he couldn’t take her home. It couldn’t be him to take her back there. Things he’d suspected about her, all those pieces were coming together. Her desperation clung to her words like fresh dew on the grass at dawn. “Okay. So where are we going?”
She turned to him and gave him a smile as though she’d just won the lottery. Her green eyes sparkled, and damn if her happiness didn’t punch him in the gut.
Victoria is giving away a digital copy of the first book in the Wishing River series, The Trouble with Cowboys, plus a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader leaving a comment or email entry!
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