That First Kiss… #MFRWHooks


Do you remember that first kiss with the love of your life? Traci will never forget this one, something she never thought would happen to her.


Traci tried to breathe. His mustache was so soft it felt like a hundred feathers tickling her upper lip. She wanted more of him, but he maintained a glacial pace. She stood on her toes, but he only nibbled. And then she felt him pull her close. His mouth was on hers. She opened her mouth greedily. His tongue entered without further invitation. She’d never been kissed so thoroughly. Reciprocating, Traci wet his mustache with her tongue. And then she bruised his lips with her own. Since when had she become the aggressor?


Threatened race horses, city slicker attorney, sexy California wrangler—what can possibly go wrong?

Hot-shot Chicago prosecuting attorney Traci Steele works tirelessly keeping rapists off the street to prevent other women from suffering the hell she’s endured, so she resists her friends’ insistence that she take a two month R&R in their California Live Oak condo—until they persuade her to help their rancher friend as a private investigator.

Though he runs the stables at Live Oak, well-muscled mustached wrangler Scott McCord much prefers working with the race horses he trains at his ranch, and he can’t believe his old friends have sent a greenhorn female to help him with horse troubles.

The improbable dance between this mismatched pair barely fits in around the escalating suspense of whoever’s after Scott’s horses. Traci is as tenacious in her sleuthing as she is terrified about her inability to ever love a man. Can Scott succeed in gentling her – like he does his horses – before she flees in panic?


Top Pick at Night Owl: “Add into this touching story of recovery a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end, and you’ve got a story you won’t be able to put down.” (Angi)

Five Stars at Amazon: “Riveting mystery and love story in one great book.” (Donna H) “A Great story that shows that love can heal anything!” (Amy B.)

Five Stars at Goodreads “This is a mature couple who have handled difficult situations in the past but have learned from them and do not give up what is important without a fight and serious soul-searching… I will miss this series and these characters.” (Sheila G)


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4 Responses to “That First Kiss… #MFRWHooks”

  1. I’ve never been a fan of facial hair, but you make his mustache sound nice. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks! Hubs has a mustache (which we both enjoy 🙂 ) so we’re fond of putting them on our male characters.

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  2. nice hook. how cool that you get to write with your husband.

  3. Great kiss!


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