Brady-Big Sky Lawmen Book Three

Brady

 

My latest release is a revamped title that was previously published by Evernight Publishing in 2013.  It was called Tell Me No Lies, but I’ve changed the title to Brady and made it part of my Big Sky Lawmen series.

It was one of my favorites to write so if you didn’t pick up a copy in 2013 that you’ll check it out now.

 

Brady McDermott returned to Spring Valley to pursue his dream job of being the town’s sheriff. When he’s woken in the middle of the night and told some remains have been unearthed, he knows the only outstanding missing person case is that of Ruby Connolly.

 

Brady has a history with the Connolly family, some good and some bad. One of the bad things included hurting Christina Connolly in the worse possible way. Christina is now an attorney and also back in Spring Valley. Can they put their differences aside and work together to find a killer who’s been walking free for a decade? And while doing so can they rekindle their love and prove that everyone deserves a second chance?

Excerpt-

Christina was the last of the family to leave her dad’s house. She looked at her watch. Almost 8 p.m. She had work to do once she got home, and the cake and sandwiches hadn’t exactly filled her.

She’d stop by a restaurant on the way home and get herself a take out.

She’d eat while she finished her work, which with her current caseload could mean she’d be up till midnight.

Putting the key into the door of her car, she sensed someone was approaching her from behind. Her instinct to be aware of your surroundings at all times, which she’d learned by once living in a big city, kicked in immediately. She slowly put her hand inside her purse and fingered the nozzle of her pepper spray. She then gripped the container, ready for action, but suddenly remembered this was Lone Ridge and some people still left their doors unlocked all day and night.

“Christina.”

She recognized the man’s voice. Although her hand relaxed, her mind, along with her body, didn’t. Bree had told her that Brady was back in town so she’d done her utmost to avoid any place of business, even dinner at Bree’s, so they didn’t risk running into one another. Now he’d obviously found her and there was no place to hide.

Might as well get this over and done with and out of the way.

She turned to see him standing a few feet from her. He’d always been handsome, but since the last time she’d set eyes upon him, he’d grown more gorgeous. He made one fine-looking cowboy. No, most cowboys didn’t look quite this good. There was something about the way his cowboy hat sat on his head, the way his legs filled out his black jeans…and yes, the bulge at the front of them was quite something too. Her heart beat faster, looking at his lips and remembering them on her body, and then…

“Sorry if I startled you. I know I shouldn’t creep up behind anyone, but especially women, like that.”

“Yeah, not a good thing to do when she carries pepper spray in her purse. So what did you want?” That had sounded, snappy, defensive even, and she hadn’t meant it to be. But after all, this was Brady.

“I’ve been trying to track you down for most of the day.”

“Yeah, that’s right you’re the sheriff now. I’m pretty sure I don’t have any unpaid parking tickets. And I haven’t been speeding through town.”

“Nope, you haven’t broken any law—well, as far as I know.”

“So are you here on official business or are you trying to catch up on old times?”

Part of her hoped he’d say old times. The other half didn’t want to be foolish enough to think there was a chance of them having any sort of relationship besides him being the older brother of her best friend.

“I suppose you’d classify it as official,” he said.

Her heart sank and it was stupid, she knew, but disappointment washed over her. However, keeping things strictly business was probably for the best.

“Does it have anything to do with one of my clients?”

He shook his head.

“I’m confused. It’s business, but not about a client,” said Christina. She pushed her purse strap higher on her shoulder. He looked down at his cowboy boots, then across at her father’s house, and then back up at her. Whenever he’d looked at her like that, she’d always gone weak at the knees, and the years hadn’t changed that fact. She gripped the car door so hard her knuckles turned white. If he kissed her right now she wouldn’t protest.

And the chances of that are non-existent, so you don’t have anything to worry about.

“Do you think we could go someplace and talk?” he asked.

His baby blue eyes squinted at her and she was sure her heart missed a beat, making it feel like a humming bird was let loose in her chest.

Just what was this about?

“We can’t talk about whatever it is, right here?” asked Christina.

He looked over at her father’s house again, and then back at her, but didn’t respond.

“Okay, how about you stop by my office tomorrow morning?” she asked.

“How about right now? We could drive out somewhere?”

“Sorry, no, I’ve only eaten a sandwich and some birthday cake since noon, and I’m starving.”

“Then let’s talk over supper? I’ll even pick up the tab,” said Brady.

She smiled because time hadn’t changed Brady. Still a guy who can’t take no for an answer. Am I still the girl who can’t say no to him?

Sure she was, but at least now it was on her terms. And the sooner she got this over with, the quicker he’d leave her in peace. Hopefully it would be weeks or even months before they ran into one another again.

“Okay, but these days I can buy my own meals,” she finally said.

“Oh, I’m sure you can.”

“And one more thing,” said Christina. “I get to pick where we eat.”

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Wade-Big Sky Lawmen Book 2

My latest release is book 2 in my Big Sky Lawmen series.

I recently got back rights to Last First Kiss and thought a revamped version would be a perfect fit for this series. So it’s now called Wade and is available at Amazon through their KDP Select program so if you have Kindle Unlimited it will be a free read.

 

Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt-

Wade Linley never thought he’d live to see the day when he’d receive a frantic call from Emily Richardson asking him to drive out to the Mountain View B and B because she was about to be arrested for first degree murder. However, the evidence is overwhelming. Now she’s on her way to jail and has only one request—for Wade to phone call her granddaughter, Sophie, and ask her to come home. Wade knows having her back in town means nothing but trouble for his heart.

 

Sophie can’t believe it’s Wade’s voice on the other end of the line and that her grandmother has been arrested for murder. Going home is a must but things would be a lot easier if Wade wasn’t there. After all, she did break his heart eight years ago. Together, can these once childhood sweethearts clear Emily’s name and put their differences aside while rediscovering their love for one another?

 

Excerpt-

Sophie leaned closer to the mirror and swirled some lip gloss over her lips before smacking them together. She stepped back, taking a comb and running it through her hair. It looked a mess from sitting in that cramped seat for so long. She rummaged through her bag and found an elastic band. She quickly pulled her hair back and secured it into a ponytail. Sophie picked up her bag from the countertop, made a mad dash for the door, and headed for the baggage claim where she hoped Wade would be waiting to drive her to Glacier Valley.

Her heart beat faster with each step she took anticipating what he’d look like. What they’d say and also what they’d talk about on the journey home. A group of older women obscured her view of the baggage claim area, but as they parted ways she could a glimpse of a man holding his cowboy hat in both hands while leaning against a wall in the car rental area. He was standing in profile, but she knew it was Wade. She’d recognize that fine looking bone structure anywhere. Time hadn’t changed or taken it away. She stopped walking, wondering if she could actually face him again.

However, she had to for her grandmother. And after all, he’d driven all this way to collect her.

She took a deep breath, willing her feet to start moving again. The closer she got, the more her heart picked up speed. It pounded in her ears, almost deafening her. He turned her way but hadn’t noticed her quite yet because he seemed to be looking at the carousel that had just started up.

Yes, he was a mature grown man now. His shoulders were wider, and he’d bulked up in a good way. He’d suddenly caught sight of her and mouthed her name.

Sophie’s heart missed a beat as she ran at top speed toward him, and he ran toward her.

When they met she put her hand out to shake his, thinking that was the safest thing to do. However, when he failed to accept it, and instead pulled her in close, she knew she was in love with him all over again. She wondered if he felt the same way, too.

Would that be stupid of us or romantic?

“Sophie, it’s so great to see you. You look really good.” They pulled away.

“You do, too.”

Now that they’d got past the hugging stage she thought about giving him a kiss on the cheek for old times, but he made the first move and kissed her lips instead.

She closed her eyes. How long had it been since they’d kissed? Seemed like eternity. Sophie thought it would be just a quick peck. She wasn’t expecting anything more, but Wade’s lips lingered on hers.

Sophie had always loved the way he kissed. No other guy, including her ex-husband, had kissed quite like Wade. He was the first boy she’d ever kissed, and it had been the summer of her sixteenth birthday. Yes, they’d kissed before, play sort of ones, quick ones where their lips smacked together for a few seconds. But on that birthday things had gotten more serious, and the kiss had been longer; mouths had opened, and eager tongues had slipped beyond their lips. When they’d finally pulled away Wade had said something she still remembered to this very day.

“You’re going to be my only girlfriend, and I’ll be your only boyfriend, so we won’t have any other first kisses, which officially makes that our last first kiss.”

 

 

Tell Me No Lies

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My next release is Friday June 14th, and is Tell Me No Lies, a romantic suspense set in Montana. The story centers around another sexy sheriff, Aiden McDermott, and his task to solve a cold case involving a missing woman. Not just any woman, but the mother of Christina Connolly, the girl who once saved his life and who has always had his heart.

Hope you’ll enjoy reading it.