Today I am so happy to be bringing you an exclusive excerpt from Trusting the Rancher with Christmas, the second book in Cari Lynn Webb’s Three Springs, Texas book. I have been enjoying this series thus far, and I hope you will, too. Be sure to enter the great giveaway after downloading your copy of this clean romance!
A visit for the holidays
Brings love for a lifetime
Cattle rancher Evan Bishop is desperate for Paige Palmer’s help. The veterinarian is in Three Springs for the holidays, but the single dad hopes she has time to save his ailing livestock. Paige is up for the challenge, though not quite up to resisting the cowboy’s rugged charm and his darling devotion to his little girl. Can Paige learn to trust the rancher before the countdown to Christmas ends?
Paige Palmer jerked her rental car to a stop on the Texas interstate and cut the engine. Her stomach grumbled. She’d skipped breakfast. The line in the Dallas airport coffee kiosk had been too long that morning and she hadn’t wanted to miss her connecting flight. As it was, Paige was supposed to have arrived in Three Springs yesterday. But bad weather in Chicago, then mechanical plane trouble in Dallas had delayed her overnight.
Now she faced another delay. And it wasn’t airport related.
She scrambled out of her car and strode toward a cowboy seated on a stunning white horse with brown spots in the middle of the road. The cowboy, his beautiful horse and his herd of massive brown cows crossing the interstate were in her way. Literally. They blocked traffic in both directions.
Traffic was a stretch. Paige’s rental car was the only vehicle visible for miles on either side of the road.
Her stomach rumbled again. A hunger headache pulsed behind her temples. Careful to approach in the horse’s line of sight, Paige paused within easy conversation distance. No shouting required. “What are you doing?”
The cowboy nudged his hat up his forehead and regarded her. His half grin etched a dimple into his cheek. “I’m working.”
Paige worked on reining in her frustration. Hunger was never her best look. She wanted to get to her cousin’s house. She wanted to eat fried eggs, slather two thick slices of toast in butter and pretend she was in town for a two-week vacation with her family, not a forced administrative leave from her veterinarian job.
Paige put her hands on her hips and eyed the long line of cows waiting to cross. “Will this take long?”
“Well, that depends on your definition of long.” The cowboy settled into his saddle as if he was settling into a lazy morning of his own.
“There’s more than one definition?” And of course, more than one dimple. His full grin revealed the pair and fully captured Paige’s attention. As if she’d never seen perfectly carved dimples on a man before. Now she knew exactly what devil-may-care—one of her grandmother’s favorite terms—looked like. Her grandma Opal would’ve warned her about him.
The warning wasn’t necessary. Paige was in Texas to figure out how to get her job and life back on track in Chicago. She wasn’t there to get distracted by handsome cowboys and their horses, no matter how beautiful and well-mannered.
Excerpted from Trusting the Rancher with Christmas by Cari Lynn Webb, Copyright © 2021 by Cari Lynn Webb. Published by Harlequin Heartwarming.
New set of problems
Suddenly single—and pregnant—Abby James hopes Three Springs, Texas, will give her the fresh start she craves. But five minutes in and she’s already clashed with a former Navy SEAL on horseback. Wes Tanner might be devastatingly handsome, but Abby has no time for romance. Especially with a man intent on leaving town. Abby wants to plant some roots…and falling for the tempting Texan could upend all her plans!
Cari Lynn Webb
lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted
four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true
love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of
over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be
challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters
are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at
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