- Belle Books
- Release Date
- December 2013
- Book 1 of A Dixie Cowboys Romance
How can a city girl resist a Dixie cowboy?
Serve those foreclosure papers, or find another job.
Katlyn Mays never defies her dad's orders, but how can she bear to evict elderly Frank Davis from his beautiful Georgia ranch, not to mention evicting Tyler Davis, the incredibly sexy cowboy who's fighting to save it for his Uncle Frank?
Her gaze snapped to the message board on the porch. Hiring: Someone to handle reservations, make deposits, pay bills, and manage housekeeping staff. The Dixie Rooster is a working dude ranch.
"Hi, there," Frank Davis said. "I take it you're the reporter from the Cantor Gazette?"
Confused, Katy stammered for a second then found her voice. "No, sir. I'm Katlyn--"
"Tyler?" Mr. Davis looked at the tall cowboy standing next to his wheel chair. "Didn't you tell me the reporter from the newspaper was here?"
"I'm Tyler Davis." The cowboy shook her hand. "I'll be managing the ranch until Uncle Frank gets back on his feet."
He held her hand longer than necessary. Blood hummed through her veins. Captured by his gaze and lost in the crystal blue of his eyes, she felt their power to the bottom of her stomach.
"Well, Katy," Tyler said, "what can we help you with?"
Panic forced a knot in her throat. Impulsively, she ripped the want ad from the message board and then shook it slightly in Tyler's direction. "I want this job."
Jul 19, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
69 people found the following review helpful
He's trying to help his uncle save his guest ranch. She's been sent to serve the notice of intent to foreclose. Her impulsive act of defiance lands her a new job and the ranch a short reprieve. But she never anticipated her good intentions and a white lie of omission could lead to a whole mess of heartache.
Katlyn Mays, chief loan officer at Mays Savings and Loan, was appalled to discover her father, Mays' president, had plotted to foreclose on the Dixie Rooster Ranch so that he could sell it to developers for a huge profit. She'd been very bluntly told by her father to serve the 30-day foreclosure papers or find herself another job. Still, she just couldn't bring herself to fall in with her father's cold demands, especially when she met such genuine men as Tyler Davis and his uncle Frank.
On a spur of the moment whim, Katy followed her heart and asked for and got hired as an assistant on the ranch. But knowing the Davis men would never hire anyone connected with the Mays family or Mays Savings and Loan, Katy failed to disclose her real name. Could she possibly find a way to help the Davis family hold on to their ranch?
Within a matter of days, Tyler and Frank Davis were discovering Katy Mason had a natural talent for putting the Dixie Rooster's finances in order. Plus, her financial knowledge and Tyler's ideas for saving the ranch at least gave them a fighting chance to reverse some of the lingering mistakes Frank's son had made while he was in charge of the Dixie Rooster. In fact, Tyler and Katy were rapidly developing such a deep and harmonious connection that Tyler was finally putting aside his former fiancée's betrayal and learning to put his heart and trust in another woman's hands.
Yet, if you're not the person you claim to be, can you really be the person others believe they've come to know?
Delores Wilson has written an engaging contemporary romance with an interesting plot rife with family politics, expectations, and betrayals. Blending southern charm with a likable hero and heroine, Ms. Wilson eases the reader into a light romance that makes for a pleasing reading interlude that's laced with unfolding drama and heartache. And, although the hidden identity plot isn't new to romance, the author reveals just enough detail to keep the reader engaged and vested in a happily-ever-after outcome for Tyler, Katy, and the Dixie Rooster Ranch.
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