Garrett McKettrick’s political idol and employer has let him down. Actually, the man has outright lost his mind and Garrett heads back home to the ranch to assess his future. But calm isn’t what he finds back home. Chaos reigns at the ranch. His brother is planning a wedding, their cattle are being stolen and left for dead and Julie Remington and her son are staying at the house. He can take all of it in stride — except for Julie. Their immediate physical connection is fun but quickly turns to something more, something he’s not sure he wants.
Julie has more than enough on her plate. Her son’s father is in town and wants to make a connection. Her house is being sold out from under her and her prize student is at risk of not having the future she deserves. On top of all that, Garrett McKettrick has caught her eye. Not one to shy away from physical pleasure, she jumps in only to find that she wants Garrett for more than sex. She wants him to stay. (HQN, Jun., 384 pp., $7.99)