I Shocked the Sheriffby Mara Fox
When Roxy Adams shows up in her bright yellow Porsche, Sheriff Luke Hermann knows he and his small Texas town will never be the same. Within twenty-four hours he's pulled her out of a catfight, almost hauled her off to jail and spent the most incredible moments of his life in her bed. But Luke knows she'll love him and leave him soon enough. Still, before… See more details below
When Roxy Adams shows up in her bright yellow Porsche, Sheriff Luke Hermann knows he and his small Texas town will never be the same. Within twenty-four hours he's pulled her out of a catfight, almost hauled her off to jail and spent the most incredible moments of his life in her bed. But Luke knows she'll love him and leave him soon enough. Still, before she does, he intends to make sure she'll miss being held in the long arms of a lawman .
Roxy figures the scrumptious sheriff thinks she's some spoiled city girl looking for attention. But in truth, she left Dallas to stay out of trouble. She's staying in town just until she's strong enough to move on. In the meantime, though, she's sure enjoying the scenery. Only, the closer she gets to Luke, the more she can't bear to leave. Little does she guess her past is about to catch up with her .
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When Dallas high school teacher Roxy Adams learns that her AA group member Joey tried to kill himself after going on a binge following a six month dry spell, she flees the city. Distraught Roxy still has not recovered from the death of another AA pal. She needs time, but her car runs out of gas in West Texas. Roxy, a borderline diabetic, dehydrates in the heat until Red Wing Sheriff Luke Harmon finds her sitting almost drunk like by her yellow Porsche.................................. Needing time to regroup and to continue to remain sober, Roxy remains in Red Wing. She soon falls in love with the sheriff, but his girlfriend of several years Carla makes trouble for her. When her AA friend Mick arrives to see if she is okay, Carla persuades him to tell about their drunken past expecting straight shooting Luke to be horrified and return to her. Roxy expects the same so it is up to Luke to convince the outsider that she, alcoholic addiction and all, is who he wants........................... The alcoholic elements pivotal to the tale are handled with dexterity so that the reader sees how difficult it is for an alcoholic to stay away from drinking. The AA members add depth especially to the problems of controlling the urges as much as insight into Roxy, which is why readers will want Luke and her to make it. Fans of a deep contemporary romance will appreciate this fine tale that will remind readers of The Lost Weekend and days of Wine and Roses with Roxy¿s battle to never drink again........................ Harriet Klausner