THE NO. 1 SHERIFF IN TEXAS
THE NO. 1 SHERIFF IN TEXAS (3) by Patricia Thayer: On the run from her abusive drug-dealer ex-husband, nurse Nora Donnelly settles into a small town with her son, Zach, hoping they'll be safe there. When she's assaulted in the hospital parking lot and her apartment is vandalized, Nora wonders if her ex's associates have found them. Detective Brandon Randell makes Nora believe in love again, and promises he'll keep her and Zach safe, but what if he can't? A reader-favorite plot and decent conflict are the strongest aspects of this story, but the romance seems rushed -- it's all about lust, rather than an emotional bond being formed.