The Headless Horseman Trail

The Headless Horseman Trail

by Gray Gardner

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The Headless Horseman Trail by Gray Gardner

Legend. Mystery. And love?

Eager to set up her archeological dig site on her cousins' ranch, Ellison Holliday is completely stunned to find that the always empty McCann Guest House isn't actually empty. She's even more unprepared for the muscular Adonis who greeted her. Or his gun. Or his nakedness.

FBI Agent Waller Beckindorf has taken solo residence on the McCann Ranch during his investigation into Jackson McCann's disappearance. But all of his training does nothing to prepare him for the spitfire that blows into his life in the form of Ellison Holliday. More than just a bit like her cousin Case--Jackson's baby sister who keeps trying to sneak into the still quarantined crime scene--Ellison is beauty, brains, and in desperate need of discipline. His discipline.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156970056
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: 07/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 423,311
File size: 445 KB

About the Author

About Gray:

Married? Yes

Babies? Yes

Cat? Yes

Anyone else? No, we have a full house!

As someone who has been writing since she could wield a crayon, I never in my wildest dreams thought I could be published. Additionally, as a lover of fantasy fiction I never even considered writing cowboy erotica. But, as they say, write what you know. I know sex (I’ve been married 8 years, you have to get creative!) and I know cowboys (I grew up on a ranch.)

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The Headless Horseman Trail 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JulietteS More than 1 year ago
I didn’t read the book prior to this one and found myself confused at times in the first chapter or so. Ellison and Waller develop a relationship very quickly, the dynamics of which are quite amusing and enjoyable. This book is a quick read which I enjoyed, right up until the sister-in-law spanked Ellison. I felt this was unnecessary to the plot and story progression and was added simply to get another spanking into the story. I found it difficult to read the remainder of the book but persevered. There is some mystery which lends itself to another story in the series. The editing needs to improve but otherwise three stars from me. I received this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.
BB-Reader More than 1 year ago
This was a love at first word for me! I had already read the first book (about Case and Hall), but this one really, really kept the story going!! Our new characters are absolutely as entertaining as they could be!! Between Ellison wanting so very much to prove herself, and being very determined to do everything on her own, AND Waller declaring himself her protector in all ways...boy, do the sparks fly!!! It just really has it all: mystery, spankings, hot sex, and everything in between. I received this book from the publisher for an honest review, and I loved it!!
HopeSW More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a standalone novel and had no problem understanding the story. However, I found myself wanting to go back and read Case and Hall's story. While they were only secondary characters in this book they still drew me in with their powerful chemistry and love. Ellison and Waller showed a lot of love. They had many humorous as well as serious conflicts to keep us interested. Waller, an FBI agent, was falling in love with Ellison and becoming more protective by the day. Ellison was headstrong, independent, and use to answering to no man! This short story is a wonderful read that will keep your attention. It is well written and the characters are complex. Overall I recommend this book to anyone who would like a fun night filled with mystery, danger and intrigue along with humor, love, spankings, and hot sex scenes. I hope you will read and enjoy!!
23Stats More than 1 year ago
This second short story by Gray Gardner is a really enjoyable read that will leave you very satisfied with both the content and the ending. The plot centres, loosely, around the kidnapping of Case McCann’s brother, but the real story is the budding romance between the FBI lead investigator (Waller Breckindork) and her cousin (Ellison Holiday). With numerous subplots and extended family interventions, there is a lot going on, but it all comes together in a most exciting way. There are lots of spankings, as his first book would lead you to expect, as well as some awesome sex scenes. For sure you will want to read this one, and quite likely go back and read the first in the series (if you haven’t already). Five Stars.
SLGIL More than 1 year ago
It grabbed you from the first with the FBI investigating a missing person, the intrigue of the headless horseman, and an old murder. I enjoyed the chemistry between Ellison and Waller. She is so strong minded and is use to doing everything herself. Waller just wants to serve and protect. Throw in men that spank in order to keep their women safe, and you have this story. It is a standalone. Enjoyable read. Lots of sex and steam.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
HIT IT AND QUIT IT The story picks up from book one, Ranch Rivalry after Case McCann comes back to the family ranch; Jackson is missing, the ranch has been trashed and now the FBI has been called in. Special Agent Waller Beckindorf has taken up residence on the McCann ranch at the guest house as he searches, looking for evidence in locating the missing Jackson. Case McCann tries sneaking back into the house where Waller threatens her, and it turns out, Halston Blackhill and Waller went to Harvard together, so he backs Waller. What a shock when Ellison Holliday shows up unannounced at the McCann ranch guest house and is accosted by Agent Waller. She has it all, beauty, brains and needing a man to set rules and keep her in line, and Waller appoints himself, that man. Ellie has received a grant to try and uncover this historical mystery along the Headless Horseman Trail where she plans to do her archeological dig. One major problem, this is the Laredo Trail where present day smuggling still takes place. The plot takes the reader on the trail of mystery, suspense, history, and throws in some angst, determined women, dominant men, and crime. Ground rules must be laid down and followed to keep Ellie safe, from those who would do her harm, from those who are wolves in sheep’s clothing and from her own self. Waller falls hard for this spitfire woman, what will it take for him to show her he honestly cares without shattering her enthusiasm as she plans and executes her dig of family land. Will they find Jackson before it is too late? How will the McCann family treat Casey with a Blackhill in the mix? The story may give some answers, but I think we are in for more of the family down the road.
madpuss More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read the first story so I read its description and that was enough for me to follow this one. I enjoyed it. I liked Waller and Ellison, their growing relationship was fun and sweet. Waller saw Hall with Case and wanted the kind of relationship they had. I liked Hall and Case enough to want to read their story now too. This story was fast paced, light and fun with plenty of discipline and a little mystery to keep us all wondering.