Remembering One Wild Night (Silhouette Desire #1559) [NOOK Book]

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On New Year's Eve, Travis Whelan came home to Royal and found himself face-to-face with Natalie Perez, the one woman he couldn't forget...and the baby he hadn't known about. It had been nearly a year since Trav had spent the night in Natalie's arms, a year since his secrets and her pride had torn them apart. Still, the memories of the night they'd shared burned hot. But danger had followed Natalie to Royal, and Trav was the only one she trusted to keep their daughter safe from harm. Would recalling the love they ...

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On New Year's Eve, Travis Whelan came home to Royal and found himself face-to-face with Natalie Perez, the one woman he couldn't forget...and the baby he hadn't known about. It had been nearly a year since Trav had spent the night in Natalie's arms, a year since his secrets and her pride had torn them apart. Still, the memories of the night they'd shared burned hot. But danger had followed Natalie to Royal, and Trav was the only one she trusted to keep their daughter safe from harm. Would recalling the love they had shared help them to put aside the past and create a future for their family?

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Remembering One Wild Night


By Kathie DeNosky

Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.

Copyright © 2004 Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-373-76559-2


Chapter One

When Travis Whelan stepped off the Learjet with fellow Texas Cattleman's Club member Sheik Darin ibn Shakir at the private airstrip just outside of Royal, Texas, he wanted three things - a hot shower, a cold beer and a week's worth of uninterrupted sleep. Was he going to get them?

Hell, no. He and Darin had been invited to David Sorrenson's ranch for a New Year's Eve party. But the carefully worded invitation that had been waiting for them when they arrived at the airfield hadn't fooled either one of the them. David's party wasn't the reason they'd been summoned. Trav and Darin both knew the TCC had another high priority case.

"Did the message indicate what's up?" Trav asked the stoic figure seated on the passenger side of his dark silver SUV.

"The directive did not say," Darin answered, staring straight ahead.

"It has to be something pretty damn important if it can't wait until we meet the day after tomorrow for the Obersbourg debriefing," Trav said, turning the Mountaineer onto the road that would take them to the TX S Ranch.

Darin gave a short, unemotional nod. "It would appear to be so."

Surprised, Trav glanced at the man. Darin was in an unusually talkative mood, which wasn't saying much, considering the man normally limited his responses to no more than a word or two, and then only when directly addressed. Otherwise, he remained silent - a solitary figure whose demeanor was as dark and foreboding as the black clothing he always wore.

In the two months they'd been working together to find the assassin trying to kill members of the royal family of Obersbourg, Trav had come to know the mysterious, brooding sheik as well, if not better, than any of the other TCC members. And that wasn't much. All Trav knew for sure about Darin was that the man drank enough coffee each day to bleed black if he cut himself shaving, wanted absolutely nothing to do with the trappings of his own royal heritage and preferred working cases alone.

Steering the SUV onto the driveway leading up to the main house at the TX S Ranch, Trav yawned and checked the digital clock on the dashboard. With any luck, he could find out about the club's next mission, get one of the other guys to drive Darin home and be in bed an hour before the beginning of the New Year.

It wasn't the way most people in the good town of Royal would expect their jet-setting, playboy prosecutor to ring in another year. But they were only looking at the carefully crafted facade that Trav had fabricated for his undercover work with the TCC, and not the real man beneath the surface.

He almost laughed out loud at how far from the truth the persona really was. Only his younger sister, Carrie, and best friend, Ryan Evans, knew the true extent of the ruse. Trav was basically a good old boy at heart, much more comfortable in jeans and a work shirt than a suit and tie. And more times than not, his Saturday nights were spent vegging out on the couch in his family room with a bag of popcorn, a cold beer and an old movie playing on his big-screen TV. Alone.

As he thought about watching the vintage films, an image of the woman who had gotten him interested in them came to mind. How was she spending her New Year's Eve? Was she watching her favorite classic movie in the arms of another man?

His gut twisted at the thought and he had to remind himself that it was ancient history. Things hadn't worked out between them, and spending time thinking about it wasn't going to change that fact. Natalie Perez had made it perfectly clear that if she never set eyes on him again it would be all too soon.

Parking the truck among a variety of vehicles ranging from a sporty little Jaguar to a couple of boxy-looking Hummers, he got out of the Mountaineer with Darin and walked toward the house. Music and laughter greeted them, growing louder the closer they got to the front door.

Trav yawned again as he pressed the doorbell. As soon as one of the guys filled him and Darin in on what was going on, he was out of here. He might even forgo the cold beer, but nothing was going to keep him from that hot shower and his king-size bed. Whatever the new mission was, it was just going to have to wait until tomorrow morning for them to get started on it.

When the door opened, David Sorrenson grinned at Trav and Darin. "We were taking bets on when you two would finally show up."

"Well, hello to you, too, Sorrenson," Trav said, laughing as he and Darin entered the stylish, modern ranch house. "So who won?"

"I'm pretty sure it was Kent." David fished a small piece of paper from his shirt pocket. Glancing at it, he nodded. "Yeah, Alex Kent had the times between nine and ten."

"Who is it, David?" an attractive, petite blonde asked, walking up to stand beside him.

Sorrenson slipped his arm around the woman's waist, then bent his head to kiss her like a soldier returning from war.

Trav glanced over at Darin about the same time the sheik looked at him. The corners of Darin's mouth turned up slightly in a rare smile, surprising Trav further.

What the hell was going on? When their flight cut across the Bermuda Triangle on the trip home from Obersbourg, had he been thrown into the Twilight Zone and failed to notice the fact?

Darin had been talkative. David was showing the little blonde more affection than Trav had ever seen him show any woman in front of the guys. And now the sheik was smiling?

"Honey, this is Travis Whelan and Sheik Darin ibn Shakir," David said, grinning like the cat that swallowed the canary. "Travis, Darin, I'd like you to meet my wife, Marissa."

"Your wife?" Trav asked incredulously.

David nodded. "And, hopefully this time next year, the mother of my baby."

(Continues...)



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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    A sexy Texan and an amnesiac

    Remembering One Wild Night - Kathie DeNosky Book 3 of the Texas Cattleman's Club It was New Year's Eve and all Travis Whelan wants is to drink a beer, shower and go to bed. Yet when he arrives home in Royal, Travis is summoned to Daniel Sorrenson's house to meet Jane Doe. It's quite a shock for Travis when he recognizes Jane as Natalie Perez, the woman he'd had an affair with almost a year ago. But, that's not all the surprises Travis is in for. You see Natalie has a beautiful baby girl named Autumn who just happens to be Travis's daughter. When Natalie sees the tall, dark, and handsome stranger come through the door everything comes flooding back. He's Travis Whelan, the man whom she fell in love with and the man who broke her heart. Natalie discovered that Travis had lied about his identity and the fact that he was a wealthy man. But, one thing Natalie knows for sure; Travis will protect her and Autumn with his life. Though Natalie regains only some of her memories, there are still some things that are fuzzy. Like who attacked her and tried to take her baby and why. Flashes of memory, hands reaching out to take Autumn haunt Natalie. Why can't she remember and why does she get all queasy when someone mentions doctors and hospitals? With the help of his friends, Travis plans to uncover whatever is going on and keep Natalie and their daughter safe. he still can't believe he's a father and is angry over the fact that Natalie never told him. Her prejudiced attitude against rich people could have something to do with her keeping him in the dark. REMEMBERING ONE WILD NIGHT starts off with a bang and just keeps them coming. Travis and Natalie are intriguing characters with some history, not to mention a daughter. I loved watching their interaction, both of them fighting the strong sexual pull they felt each time they were together. And let's not forget Autumn. Now that little girl would steal anyone's heart including her daddy. Interlaced in this sparkling romance is a thread of danger woven into the story perfectly. Why did someone try to kill Natalie and take her child? Can Travis find out before it all comes to a head? Author Kathie DeNosky proves once again why she is a fast growing commodity in the world of romance. REMEMBERING ONE WILD NIGHT with its multifaceted characters, fast paced story, and passion on every page is definitely one for the keepers shelf. I look forward to the next installment of the Texas Cattleman's series but more importantly I can't wait for Ms. DeNosky's next book. Robin Peek

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Recommended

    Great series. Make sure you read from book one to book six. Very good story.

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