Artist Victoria Whitloch escapes the clutches of a stalker only to stumble into the arms of the man she never wants to see again, bad boy prosecutor Garrett Reynolds. To protect Victoria, Garrett whisks her away to an isolated lodge. Major problem for Victoria—how does she help Garrett capture the stalker while guarding her heart against the man who broke it once before.
Garret thought his heart had healed when Victoria left him ten years ago. Garrett’s bigger problem—capture the stalker determined to imprison Victoria. Keeping Victoria safe is no easy task for Garrett, but getting her to trust him is an entirely different challenge. He puts his life on the line to guard the woman who is more deserving of love than any woman he’s known.
But love takes a back seat to the Whitloch-Reynolds feud. At the center is the Crystal Creek Ranch. The Whitlochs own the ranch. The Reynolds are the rightful heirs.
About the Author
Laura Haley-McNeil received degrees in Spanish and German from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She taught Spanish in the public school system, then worked in the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library translating correspondence of Bishop Joseph Machebeuf.
After moving to San Diego, she worked as the accountant for a Christian television station, then transferred to Hardin, Montana, and performed technical production for the television station there.
She has renovated homes, bought and managed several residential properties and obtained a real estate license. Currently, she works for a real estate company as the property manager overseeing four business office complexes and producing the company newsletter and marketing material.
She is an accomplished ballet dancer having studied and performed in that area for more than twenty years and has studied piano for over forty years. Musical studies also include violin and organ. She has been on the board of directors of two Colorado orchestras and is a member of the American Liszt Society.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Guarding Her Heart by Laura Haley-McNeil Crystal Creek Series Book One Victoria Whitloch's peaceful life took a sudden turn. One minute she's busy writing and sketching for her new book about Paris...the next she feels she's being watched. And then the phone call. Their dad is missing. Victoria continues to feel she's being watched. She was right. Getting home to Crystal Creek Ranch was not the homecoming she expected. And worse...the one man she wants far away from her, in now her protector. Garrett Reynolds finds that ten years of being apart hasn't changed much for him when it comes to Victoria. Especially finding out she's in danger. He takes over protecting her, but this is not a regular job for him. If something happens to her...he'll never be the same. Not that it matters, they can never be together. Never. This story was a real page-turner. An unknown stalker. A missing father, which that story is to continue. A father, who by the way, has a penchant for collecting ex-wives and mistresses—not to mention lots of children. A teenage romance gone wrong. Great story.