When bounty hunter J.G. Kerrigan comes to Burr, Wyoming Territory, he's in for two big surprises. The first: his old back-stabbing nemesis Blade is in town, trying to pass himself off as a respectable citizen. Kerrigan is determined to bring him to justice, and becoming the sheriff of the small town Blade cares about seems the best way to do it.
The second surprise? A kind, pretty reverend's daughter...with a backbone of steel and blood hot enough to put the desert sun to shame.
Marianne Westerly has lived in Burr her whole life, and when her marriage abruptly ended in an embarrassing scandal, the entire town stood behind her in support. However, their well-meaning concern has turned to nearly smothering pity, and Marianne is determined to leave Burr and move to another city—anywhere else, really, as long as no one knows her story.
But the new sheriff arouses emotions in her she'd never thought to feel again, and she wonders if she should continue with her plan. If she throws caution to the wind, she could find out the attraction is mutual, or risk a second round of heartbreak. One thing's certain, though—in Burr, the trail to love is always bumpy.
About the Author
Debra Mullins is the author of both historical and paranormal romances. She has been nominated for awards from RT Book Reviews as well as Romance Writers of America, including the Holt Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, the Golden Heart and the RITA. Her historical romance A NECESSARY BRIDE was the winner of the Golden Leaf Award for Best Historical, and she won the Book Buyer’s Best Award for Best Paranormal Romance for her book PRODIGAL SON. In 2015, her book HEART OF STONE won the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal.
Born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area, Debra now lives on the West coast with her family, where she does not miss snow in the slightest and continues her search for Real Pizza.