My Favorite Cowboy by Donna Grant is book #3 in the Heart of Texas series. Releases February 26th, 2019. Read on for an excerpt from the book.
Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses—even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to falling deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . .
Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey—or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned?
It was the first thought that went through Caleb’s mind as he stared at the fine ass before him. He’d gotten enough of a look that morning to recognize the woman as the same one he’d spotted when they arrived at the auction house.
If he’d known what a fine specimen she was, Caleb would’ve made her acquaintance years ago.
He found himself smiling when he caught Audrey’s whispered retort to her sister in Spanish. Caleb glanced over at his brother and Clayton to see both of them star- ing at him.
That wiped the grin from his face. He shot them a con- fused look and mouthed, “What?”
Neither said a word as they returned their attention to the women.
Caleb adjusted his cowboy hat atop his head as David ambled up. The strain around the older man’s eyes had only intensified as the day progressed. He’d asked them not to tell anyone they were trying to fix the cameras, which had seemed like an easy request.
Until some of the employees asked what Brice and Ca- leb were doing. They were quick to come up with an expla- nation, however.
Audrey pushed away from the stall and turned to them. Her gaze landed on Caleb first but quickly slid to Clayton. Caleb tried not to be annoyed that his brother-in-law had been granted a smile.
But he was irritated.
“Hello,” Audrey said as she walked up to Clayton and held out her hand. “I’m Audrey Martinez.”
Clayton clasped her hand briefly. “I’ve heard a lot about you, Ms. Martinez. I’m Clayton East.”
“Please, call me Audrey.” Then large, dark eyes wid- ened. “East? As in the East Ranch?”
David chuckled and slapped Clayton on the back. “The very one. I’ve sold a lot of horses for both Clayton and his father.”
“And we’ve bought a lot of them from you,” Clayton added with a grin. He then motioned to Brice and Caleb. “These are my brothers-in-law, Brice and Caleb Harper.”
Audrey’s gaze moved to Brice, who tipped his hat to her. “Ma’am.”
Caleb waited until her eyes were on him before he reached up and touched the edge of his hat. “Nice to meet you.”
He found himself awestruck, though he couldn’t put a finger on why. He drank in her golden-brown skin, dark eyes, and black hair that denoted Audrey’s Spanish heri- tage.
Her oval face was covered in a light sheen of sweat that gave it a beautiful glow. He wanted to wipe his thumb over her wide, full lips before he kissed her.
Because he was going to kiss her.
Caleb had never walked away from someone he was attracted to, and he certainly wasn’t about to start now. Audrey didn’t just have a stunning face, she also had the hourglass figure that always brought him to his knees.
Audrey licked her lips and glanced away. Caleb nearly groaned at the sight of her pink tongue. Then he remem- bered that they weren’t alone. And they were dealing with a very serious situation.
But once everything was in hand, he was going to pur- sue Audrey.