Trey's Secret (Silhouette Special Edition #1823) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Left for dead in a ditch by the side of the road, Trey Harper had no idea why he was in Granger, Montana, although it was clear someone wanted him out of the way. The smart thing would be to lie low until his memory returned. Maybe then he'd recall why he'd been targeted…and remember his own name.

When the broad-shouldered cowboy walked into her establishment, Lori Ashworth automatically assumed he was the new bartender she'd been expecting. ...
See more details below
Trey's Secret (Silhouette Special Edition #1823)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.50
BN.com price

Overview

Left for dead in a ditch by the side of the road, Trey Harper had no idea why he was in Granger, Montana, although it was clear someone wanted him out of the way. The smart thing would be to lie low until his memory returned. Maybe then he'd recall why he'd been targeted…and remember his own name.

When the broad-shouldered cowboy walked into her establishment, Lori Ashworth automatically assumed he was the new bartender she'd been expecting. "Troy Jones" couldn't be more perfect for the job—or her. Until his past caught up with him and she realized she had to forgive her employee on two counts. For stealing her heart…and for doing it with a lie.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426800320
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: McClouds Of Montana Series , #1823
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 243,277
  • File size: 145 KB

Read an Excerpt

Wolf Creek, Montana Early Spring

On a windswept hilltop a mile outside Wolf Creek, twelve-year-old Trey Harper hunched his shoulders against the spatter of raindrops that chilled his face and hands. Beside him, his twin sister Raine shivered and tucked her chin lower into the neckline of her hooded sweatshirt.

they lay flat on their bellies, hiding behind a three-foot-tall sagebrush. Scattered chunks of shale littered the hard clay and sand soil beneath them. When Trey leaned to his left and peered around the lowest branches of the bush, he had a clear view of the cemetery below. A single, uniformed officer stood several feet behind the grieving family while the other black-clad mourners clustered across the open grave.

"He looks different," Raine said, her voice troubled. "Don't you think Chase looks different, Trey?"

He stared intently at the group of McClouds. "He looks sad." Of course he does. His grandpa Angus is in that coffin. Trey knew about being sad at funerals. their older brother, Mike, had been buried barely three months ago. "And older. Maybe thinner. I wonder if he gets good food in jail?, And I wonder if he minds having that cop standing behind him, watching him.

"I hope so."

Below them the pastor lifted his Bible and began to read. the faint sound of his voice reached them, although Trey couldn't make out the words.

"I miss Mike," Raine continued, her voice breaking. "And I miss Chase, too. I wish this year had never happened."

Trey hoped she didn't start crying again but he thought she might. He always knew when Raine was upset, just as she seemed to know the same about him. their mother said twinswere telepathic. He didn't know why his mom seemed to think it was such a big deal. they were brother and sister, that's all.

"Well, it did." He couldn't look at her, afraid that if he saw tears on her face, he'd cry, too. Guys his age didn't do that.

"I don't believe Chase hurt Mike on purpose, do you?"

"People say he did. Mom believes he did." Trey didn't like to think about his mom. She'd started staying in bed after Mike's funeral. He rarely saw her dressed in anything except her nightgown and robe anymore. Sometimes he was afraid she'd never come out of her bedroom again. And the sound of her soft weeping behind the closed door made his heart hurt.

Even his dad had stopped smiling and, despite his and Raine's efforts to get him to eat the dinners they made after school, he was losing weight. His jeans hung loose on his hips and the bones of his face seemed to stick out more each day. And too often Trey could smell the sweet odor of whiskey when his Dad got home from work.

Maybe if Raine and I were better cooks, Dad and Mom would eat more, he thought gloomily. I'm really tired of mac and cheese and hamburgers, too.

"Dad said Chase says he didn't." Raine's comment broke into Trey's thoughts. "Do you think he did?"

"No." Trey looked at her. Her gray eyes were anxious. "I don't."

"Me, neither." Her gaze left his to focus on the group in the cemetery below. "But he's still gone away and we never get to see him— just like Mike. Only Mike's dead and Chase isn't. Do you think Chase will ever come back?"

"I don't know." I want him to, he thought fiercely. I know Mike never can, but Chase could. He's like my other brother and he can help me make Lonnie Kerrigan pay for what he did to Mike. Maybe life would be normal again if Chase came home. He wasn't sure how he could change things, though, unless he could find a way to prove Chase hadn't been driving his truck when it crashed into Mike's car. But that seemed impossible.

"Maybe someday, when I find out what really happened."

"Do you think Mom will believe you?"

"Probably not." His voice was bleak as the swift mental image popped into his head of his mother as he'd last seen her, drifting around the darkened house like a ghost. But I'll find out, anyway. Chase wouldn't lie, and he said it was Lonnie's fault Mike wrecked his car. Losing their brother, Mike, had been devastating, but losing Chase, too, had made Mike's death that much worse. the two older boys had spent long hours hanging out at the Harper family home. Chase was cool. he'd let Trey tag along with them, even if Mike hadn't wanted him to. Now they both were gone, and he felt as if a giant hole had been blown in his world.

Down in the cemetery, the small crowd of mourners stirred, some paying their respects to the McCloud family while others moved toward the parked cars.

"Come on, Raine." Trey used his elbows and the toes of his sneakers to maneuver backward. "We don't want anyone to see us. We'll be in trouble with Dad for sure if he knows we came out here."

Rocks and twigs scratched his palms. When the slope of the hill hid them from view, he stood, and with Raine close on his heels, they raced to their bikes. Soon they were pedaling furiously down the little-used dirt road back to town, intent on reaching home before they were missed.

Fifteen years later Wolf Creek, Montana

"Raine, you're too sick to leave the house." Trey frowned at his sister. the afternoon sunlight slanted through the window, highlighting the slender form on the blue sofa. Her legs were tucked beneath her and her head rested against the cushion. Her face was flushed and her gray eyes seemed bright with fever.

"I have a summer cold," she insisted.

"That's all." She stopped talking as a sudden bout of coughing doubled her over.

Trey handed her a glass of water and a box of Kleenex from the coffee table. "it may be a cold but I bet you've got a fever." He laid his palm against her cheek.

Raine ducked away from him before he could do more than register the heat radiating from her skin. She glared at him and sneezed. "Sometimes I run a temperature when I have a cold." She dabbed at her watering eyes with a tissue. "it's no big deal. I'll be fine by tonight."

He sighed. "Be reasonable, Raine. Chances are this trip is a dead end and the letter just an attempt to con us into handing over money. the writer didn't say there was any hard evidence."

"Nevertheless—" Raine's chin jutted with determination" —it's the first new clue in fifteen years. Don't try to convince me you aren't dying to find out who wrote it, Trey, because I know you are."

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 31 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(22)

4 Star

(4)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 31 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    May I Join?

    A beautiful she cat pads in. Her fur glistens.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Help!

    Eathreal is attacking us! At grumpy cat res.2. Hurry! Sunstar.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    A cat

    Limps in, blood trailing from her neck. Her eyes are scratched out, and she is panting heavily. "I- i - am Hawk's Wing... Tell all about me..." She collapsed and choked on her own blood. She gasped and fell silent.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Snowkit

    "Hi!"

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    To nightmare

    What cat are u . From Riverback from sandclan

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Tidekit

    Looks around

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Shinningheart

    She started to lick her almost dead kit with a glimmer of hope in her eyes. "Come on." She whispered.
    <P>
    Tigerkit watched with fear.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Nightmare

    Hi

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    To Blackshadow

    My name is Spurrstar and my mates name was Blackshadow. I was just wondering...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Nightclaq

    Watches

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    SoftShine

    Looked pleadingly at the Starclan cat. "Warriorkit should not di<_>e. Please, don't take him with you." She pleaded, not stopping her kitty form of cpr.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    The outcast

    Sat in the shadows peerining around only two dark blue eyes shown through the darkness

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Featherkit

    Sh clibs on holding on and squeaks yes

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Fadingpaw

    I KNOW you will do great Tigerstripe

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Rabbitkit

    Peers out of the nursury.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Hey threeclan

    Go present your new app to the gathering at wings of fire res 6

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Bluefoot

    Greets his apprentice, we start training tomorrow

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Nightfall

    Hello beautiful. Need a mate?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Poppyfrost

    U can do it tigerstripe

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 31 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)