HER RELUCTANT RANCHER
Hot and Steamy
Book One: Return to Stone Creek
Living with his stern grandfather taught Trevor Callahan one important lesson: Caring makes a man weak. Now the old man is dead and Trev returns to Stone Creek for one reason and one reason only–to sell the Rocking C Ranch. Maybe then he can put his past behind him and move on.
Beth Evans once confused lust for love and vows never to let it happen again. The bookmobile driver is trying to raise funds to build a new library. The late Hank Callahan bequeathed a million dollars for the project, but he attached one stipulation: Do not let his grandson sell the ranch.
He leaned across the desk. â€œYou know, we havenâ€™t discussed the kiss the other night.â€
She scooted the chair back. â€œThereâ€™s nothing to discuss.â€
He stood and slowly came around the desk, reached for her hand and pulled her to her feet. â€œI want to kiss you again.â€
â€œThatâ€™s probably not a good idea.â€ Oh, lord. She was playing with fire and if she wasnâ€™t careful, she was going to get burned. Bad.
â€œProbably not. I know you said weâ€™d never kiss again. But donâ€™t you want to kiss me? Canâ€™t you feel the pull between us?â€
â€œYes . . . No!â€ She jerked her hand free and started backing away.
He followed, closing in on her until she bumped against the library table. â€œJust one kiss, Beth. One kiss canâ€™t hurt.â€
Before she could react, before she could reply, Trevor wrapped his arms around her, covered her mouth with his and God help her, she was a goner.