By Karen Witemeyer

Adelaide Proctor is a tender lady along with her head within the clouds, eager for a real-life storybook hero to assert as her personal. but if a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess place on a vital Texas sheep ranch and vows to go away her romantic yearnings in the back of.

When Gideon Westcott left his privileged lifestyles in England to make a reputation for himself in America's wool undefined, he by no means anticipated to develop into a father in a single day. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a be aware in view that she misplaced her mom. The unconventionality of the recent governess issues Gideon--and intrigues him while. yet he can't find the money for distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to supervise, and a suspicious fence-cutting to enquire.

When Isabella's uncle involves declare the child--and her inheritance--Gideon and Adelaide needs to interact to guard Isabella from the man's evil schemes. and shortly neither can deny their growing to be appeal. yet after such a lot of heartbreaks, will Adelaide be prepared to get her head out of the clouds and positioned her center at the line?

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A nightmare he'd be mad to repeat. ’ he asked. ‘Now's the best time, the lull before the storm. ’ Holly bit her lip, a tiny gesture that sent a volt of sexual energy coursing through his veins. ’ Scott strode off quickly before the close confines of the hallway led him to do something he shouldn't. In the main open plan living area mellow flames still flickered in the fireplace. They cast a soft, amber haze over the room's leather sofas and faux fur throws. ’ Holly grinned. He liked that she was taking the mickey.

He knew he should maintain a professional distance but what the hell, it was fun playing with her. She was a puzzle to be solved, a challenge to rise to. On the surface she seemed to be acting a part, that line about being grateful for the opportunity had been falser than her little strip routine. Usually he hated that kind of superficiality but her eyes had a depth and intelligence that blew him away. Intuition told him there was more to her than met the eye, although he had to admit what met the eye – the lush curves of her body and wavy auburn hair - was an absolute treat.

Clearly all was not well back home. Well he could certainly relate to that. Generally the chalet girls the agency sent him were a hardy breed who partied like it was their vocation. They worked efficiently enough so they could get maximum time on the ski slopes and in the bars at night. Some were looking for flings, others looking for rings. Holly didn't fit the Hooray Henrietta mould. Nor did she fit the bra she’d so carefully tried to pass off as her own. ‘It was too small,’ he replied bluntly, trying not to laugh too openly, watching the deepening flush of her cheeks.

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