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Welcome to the world of horse racing! For the next few weeks we’ll be featuring excerpts from Detour Ahead, Book Four in our Rider’s Up Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, and all four books are always available FREE at KU.
Danger, suspense, stunning race horses,
courageous heroines, and the
complicated men who love them!
Time to hear something from the new “detour” in Traci’s future.
“You handled that real well, McCord—real smooth. The woman must think you’re a Neanderthal idiot.” Scott McCord berated himself as he broke a bale of hay apart to divide among his horses. No doubt the woman was Traci Steele. She fit Cassie Travers’s description, hair as black as night falling below her shoulders, and tall.
She might only be a few inches shorter than him, and he was six-one even. And there weren’t a lot of single women in and out of Live Oak. It was a nice enough resort, but it wasn’t Club Med.
The Chicagoan was a looker, all right, very nicely proportioned. Yep, Traci Steele looked as attractive as Cassie had bragged her up to be.
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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?
Night Owl Reviews Top Pick This is a story about letting go of your past so you can move on to your future…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
You Gotta Read Reviews Rich in romance and suspense, this book had me mesmerized from the first page…a sensational job of combining just the right amount of suspense with a sauciness that leaves you longing for more. Val
Amazon Riveting mystery and love story in one great book Donna H. A Great story that shows that love can heal anything!” Amy B.
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Nancy Gideon says
Sounds like he’s got some ‘splaining to do when next they meet.At least he sees his behavior for what it was. Hope for him!
Ed Hoornaert says
That fact that she’s so attractive makes his Neanderthalish gaffe that much worse.
Siren X Star says
This was a great little conversation he had with himself.
Charmaine Gordon says
I totally enjoyed your snippet.Thanks.
Amy Braun says
Wonder how much of his Alpha male side is gonna come out!
Diane Burton says
I loved his self-deprecating soliloquy. Makes me want to find out more about him.
Hywela Lyn says
He sounds nice, I like the way he reasons with himself.
(I forgot to register for this round of snippets but my post is up at https://hywelalyn.blogspot.com/2018/07/sunday-snippets-weekend-warriors_21.html )