Folks say I’m reckless. I suppose loading a Texas Ranger in the ass with buckshot in my fit of jealousy earned me more scrutiny than the preacher’s wife at a Sunday potluck.
Now I work as a deputy, and the pistol on my hip is registered. I’m finally moving past all the tongue wagging about my youthful escapades. That is until Gunner Wilson, the object of said target practice, struts his cowboy boots back into town. Now he keeps showing up everywhere with that sexy grin of his.
All I want to do is solve this latest case then kick the cocky, tattooed lawman to the curb. But Gunner has gotten under my skin. And hell, that’s a problem, because I’ve made a new life in Pistol Rock, one that doesn’t include my hotter than hell ex-boyfriend. Except now I need his help…and asking a favor from Gunner might cost me more than just a pair of panties…
There’s something about a cowboy, right? Exhibit A: Gunner Wilson—Pistol Rock’s resident gunslinger. He’s broad-chested, inked, with a devilish swagger that could make a nun to recant.
He moved back into my life quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas. I should be concerned since Mr. Sexy Texas Ranger has put me in hot water more times than I can count. Yet we can’t keep our hands off each other.
Folks in town say he’s bad news. I beg to differ. He’s changed. They think I should give him the boot. Rid my life of more trouble. But what they don’t know is—
I’m the one welcoming trouble into our small town. And sometimes a reformed bad boy is the only thing standing between a girl and some-not-so-very-good men.
Give me tight Wranglers. Stetsons. And a grin that would make the devil green with envy.
Give me Gunner Wilson. I’m his. And he’s mine. We’ve been given a second chance, and I have every intention of showing my cowboy how much he means to me.
Tonight, he has my kisses, my desire, and my focus. It’s date night, and I’m bringing the big guns—
My red cowboy boots.
The second I ran into Gunner Wilson and his outrageously cocky attitude at my cousin’s shooting range, I considered us a team. Then he played dumb about a duffel bag full of money, my cousin’s whereabouts, and the freaking case he’d been working.
Now, I’d bet my britches (and everything else I’m wearing) that my sexy, hot-assed Texas Ranger is lying about my cousin’s real involvement in the local gun smuggling ring.
I know just how damned distracting Gunner can be. Trust me. The pure, unadulterated want between us has never been stronger—and it seems Gunner is pulling all the punches to drive me crazy. He’s good, I’ll hand him that.
But as they say—“You can’t pick your family”—and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let one of them take heat for a crime they didn’t commit.
This case means war.
Happily ever afters are for wimps. At least that’s what I tell myself. Although, when you expect a proposal from your longtime boyfriend and instead watch him arrest your best friend—diamond size becomes a moot point.
This time not even that sinfully delicious swagger will be enough to save Gunner Wilson from my shit list.
Yep, Laney’s gonna have my hide. Especially when she finds out how much I’ve been keeping from her.
Mafia? Check. Corrupt cops. Check. Fake arrests. Check. Check.
It looks bad. I know.
But I love my girl. I’ve made some mistakes. Damn right, I have. But everything I’ve done was to protect her.
I’ll break every rule in the book to prove to Laney I’m the best man for the job.
About Jodi Linton
Jodi Linton is the author of the Deputy Laney Briggs Series and the Dirty Sinners Motorcycle Club. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. When she's not writing about sassy females and dirty talking heroes, she enjoys long walks and family time down at the river.