Gavin wants nothing to do with ranch life. Not since the ugly fallout he had with his father over eight years ago. But when he agrees to come back, harboring Jade and her son for a time, Gavin falls in love with life on the land once again. Above that, he finds his heart has been captured by his lovely house guest, Jade Miller.
After reservations on both parts, the two are finally ready to open up and give their new-found love a try. Only they aren't in the clear just yet, and as a dark and deadly threat falls upon them, Gavin finds that his bad-boy past may have led the danger right to their door.
Excerpt: Jade wasn't sure why she wanted him to think she was asleep. Perhaps to appear as if she hadn't been waiting for him. Besides, he'd done his job, finished massaging her back, and what they both needed was a good night's sleep. Nothing more.
Yet as Gavin sunk onto the edge of her bed, ran a feathery-light finger over her arm, Jade wanted something more than a simple night's sleep. She froze in place, stunned as she felt him lean over her, the bed slightly creaking beneath his weight. Her heart skipped at least two beats while she waited, working to keep her breaths slow and even. It wasn't until she felt his warm breath on her face that she realized just how close he'd gotten. Did he plan to kiss her in her sleep? Like sleeping beauty?
The idea caused a sudden streak of tingling anticipation to skitter over her flesh. If his lips touched hers, would she kiss him back? She imagined wrapping her hand around the back of his neck, indulging in the moment.
Suddenly it seemed as if her heart was working to make up for the lost beats - pounding in excess to a near painful degree. Please, Gavin, she pled inwardly. Please just kiss me.
Without a conscious thought, she let her lips part slightly. Gavin's warm breath met hers, the seductive sensation causing Jade to silently grip fistfuls of the sheets at her sides.
*Though this novel is considered clean romance, it does contain passionate kissing scenes and a few mild curse words.*
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I'm a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry.
I'm not patient enough to enjoy yoga, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run - anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was utterly blown away by this story’s flawless beauty and inexplicable magic in the transformations that take place and its unbridled passion for second chances that are given. Ever since I read Cassie’s Cowboy Crave, I have been in love with this series, and have been looking forward to enjoying Jade’s Cowboy Crush. This story gave me everything that I was hoping for and so much more! There was more danger, deeper family connections, and more passion then I thought possible. What an unexpected treasure Kimberly Krey has created! Jade is a single mother who witnessed a brutal murder of a friend. She and her son are now on the run for their lives. If that isn’t bad enough, they are handed over to Gavin who could care less about her and her son. He is cold, uncaring, and incompetent in her eyes. He is the antithesis of a man who would willingly agree to play the part of her pretend husband while he hides them away under protective custody. Unfortunately for them, there is an undeniable attraction that pulls them closer together forcing them to change their stubborn ways and find something that neither expected but both desperately need. If I thought Shane in Cassie’s Cowboy’s Crave was a bad boy with a colorful past, then I was in for quite a surprise with his brother Gavin. While his demeanor is quiet yet confident, Gavin has a past that he would much rather forget. The constant tension with his father doesn’t help to ease his troubled mind, but instead it serves as an annoying boil ready to burst at a moment’s notice. So when he is asked to take Jade into protective custody on his uncle’s ranch, he is less than cooperative. He isn’t interested in easing anyone else’s stress, but at the same time he knows he can’t leave her stranded and running for her life. There is more to Gavin than meets the eye, and the danger that Jade brings will put his very heart in jeopardy. The characters in this story are truly amazing and without a doubt some of my absolute favorite. While Jade and Gavin take center stage as we watch them slowly and irrevocably fall in love, we are also given some remarkable secondary characters like Gavin’s uncle and aunt who not only take them both in, but teach them what it means to truly live and love with their whole heart. They help to show this beautiful couple that life is only truly enjoyed when it is lived passionately, completely, and honestly. It’s inspiring what good advice, patient love, and real honesty can do in healing hearts and bringing people together as a family. Taking part in the lives of the Emerson family for a second time was even better than the first time around. Their quiet strength and gentle love towards women in need of safety, love, and hope is truly remarkable, and I am so glad that the better part of human nature is on display for the world to see. In my heart, I truly believe that there are people like this who give without thought of reward and desire to help those in need no matter the circumstances. Can you even imagine what our world would look like if more people took on these types of values?! It would truly be a better world. I read this book in one sitting, and I can’t shout my praise for it loud enough! This is a spectacular story that will touch your heart so deeply that you will hate to say goodbye to all of the wonderful characters that you have come to know and cherish. I am officially a HUGE fan of Kimberly Krey, and I anxiously await her next masterpiece. They say that things get better with time, and in this case I would have to wholeheartedly agree. Krey’s craft continues to strengthen by leaps and bounds with each story that she writes. I can only imagine the level of brilliance that will come from her next!
Loved It Jade was working as a waitress and raising her son on her. She was working a longer shift, she was taking the garbage and looked for her coworker. Little did she know she would witness her murder. Gavin received a call to help be a significant to his uncle's ranch, little did he know It was the woman he had been flirting with by text that he has met about a year before. Interesting things happen in witness protection.
I think this was my favorite of the series! I liked Gavin’s rebellious attitude that didn’t want anything to do with the family business. Kind of reminds me of me. ¿ Gavin and Jade’s story just made me think a lot of me and my husband. All the great time we had when we were dating and just kind of how we treated each other and all that! I didn’t have a kid like Jade but he did…. As I’ve said before, I enjoy the way that Kimberly writes romance. It is kind of intense yet tasteful and clean. If you love romance novels this is definitely a series to read!
I have loved this Witness Protection series but I just couldn't connect with the characters in this story. The story line was great with Jade needing to be put in WITSEC because she witnessed her friend, Wanda, being murdered and the killer was looking for her to kill her too. I particularly liked that Jade had a 4 year old son, Luke, who went into protection with her to Montana from Los Angeles. As the title suggests, Jade has a crush on the cowboy who is protecting her. I do love cowboy heroes. Anyways, it is worth a shot definitely, so if you guys want you can go on with it. I’ll recommend it for the plot and the concept which I liked very much.
This was another great book from Kimberly Krey. I love her writing, she shares just enough details so the story isn't boring and it's not to fast paced. It is perfect. I loved Jade story. It was cute and sweet! I had seen some reviews saying it was not clean written, it is in great taste, it's not graphic and it's just perfect. I loved the ending! I love the bases of these books. Off to read Cowboy Crave! If you love a great romance with suspense in and in a ranch read these!