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|Renee Rose + sexy cowboy. You know you are going to love this.|
“You were right when you called me a bastard,” he said with a twisted grin. “I never knew my father. My mother ran a saloon in Central City during the Colorado Gold Rush. I grew up in it, watching gunfights and hearing stories about the quickest draws in the West.
“The sheriff there took me under his wing. Taught me to shoot before I could stand tall enough to serve behind the bar, and I practiced every chance I got.”
“How many men have you killed?”
His jaw hardened. “Enough.”
“Is that why you’re Wanted?”
He exhaled. “Yes. I killed four men back in Colorado Territory. I had a ranch there—sheep, mostly.”
“I’m sorry,” Mabelle said. He could feel her looking at him, but he didn’t turn.
“I had a fine homestead—access to water and old trees. But the cattle men couldn’t stand the homesteaders fencing off what they considered their land. They cut my fences and killed my sheep. When I caught them at it, there was a gunfight.”
He looked out at the horizon, the blue sky dotted with a few fluffy clouds. Mabelle’s eyes still bore a hole on the side of his face. He turned to face her. “I never shot a man who didn’t draw on me first. Never in my life, I swear it on my mother’s grave.”
Her eyes were round and she blinked at him. “I believe you,” she said softly.
He snatched up one of her hands, pulling it to his lips to kiss. Realizing the inappropriateness, he dropped it again and cleared his throat. “I will drive now,” he said gruffly, looking away.
Unjustly accused of murder, Sam Pride is on the run and his luck worsens when he tangles with the Curly James gang. The only bright spot is the little spitfire rancher who steals his heart with her courage and spunk. When the two set off together for Cheyenne and then Denver, sparks fly and their magnetic connection grows.
Still, Mabelle is not sure if Sam will commit and even if he does, can he clear his name before a bounty hunter shoots him or brings him in?
There will be more from the Sons of Johnny Hastings here over the next few days so keep an eye out for the return of these ridiculously sexy cowboys.
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