Back To Texas
Harlequin American, May 1 2015, $5.50
Magpie waitress Bridgett Jameson remains in shock after almost three decades of lies from her single mom Ruby when she learned that her new friend Abby Winchester is her fraternal twin; though they do not look similar starting with a nine inch height gap (see A Texan for Hire). Adding to her disappointment is finding out that the town’s cheap tipper Ramblewood Mayor Darren Fox is her biological father. Finally making matters worse Abby the stranger asks her to be her maid of honor.
After a decade away obtaining stardom and money in the Los Angeles music world under a phony identity until his career imploded, Adam Steele returns to Ramblewood hoping the family he abandoned forgives him. He and Bridgett are attracted to each other from the moment they meet when he enters the Magpie, but he conceals from her who he is. As they fall in love, still reeling from her mom’s deception, once the truth comes out Bridgett wants nothing to do with Adam.
The fourth Welcome to Ramblewood (see Home to the Cowboy and Betting On Texas) is an enjoyable small-town romance starring a deceiver and a deceived victim. The captivating storyline centers on whether love can overcome “… a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” (Marmion by Sir Walter Scott).