The Lawman Lassoes a Family
Harlequin Special Edition, Jun 16 2015, $5.50
A little over a year ago in Texas, Vicki Templeton’s husband died in the line of duty. Recently, her persistent Aunt Lena Winston persuades her grieving niece to move in, along with Vicki’s four year old daughter Krystal, to her home in Conard County, Wyoming.
Lena’s next door neighbor Conard County Sheriff’s deputy Dan Casey meets the two female newcomers when he helps unload their van. Vicki is attracted to the kind lawman, but refuses to act on her feelings out of guilt for her late husband and fear what could happen to Krystal if the child gets too attached to Dan whose job places him in peril. Widower Dan understands why Vicki hesitates, but can’t comprehend why he wants her (and her daughter) in his life.
The latest Conard County: The Next Generation romance (see A Conard County Baby, The Widow of Conard County and Reuniting with the Rancher) is a charming rural contemporary starring two adults whose spouses passed away. The key to this wonderful Wyoming family drama is the leads place the needs of Krystal before their own desires even as their relationship nicely matures.