Colton Kingston is set on rebuilding his ranch to what it once was before his livelihood was diminished to a pile of ashes from a revengeful dark act of arson. His brothers at heart are there with him every step of the way to help pick up the pieces of the old and replace them with the new.
Paige Summers finds her inner strength to battle through her burdens of taking another person’s life. Standing in her rightful place by Colton’s side, she’s finally holding her own and living her dream of training horses.
Together, Colton and Paige have endured their fair share of obstacles and tragedies, and it has only made them stronger. With Hank Ulrich out of their lives, Colton is determined to make Paige, the girl he’s loved since he was five years old, his wife—forever.
But as one door closes, another opens, and a new danger is lurking in the shadows, threatening to stand in their way.
Will Colton and Paige’s love be endless, the way it was always meant to be? Or will a new devastation fall upon them and ruin their fate?
*Contains Mature Content*
standing in front of the water spigot with the hose in his hand, spinning it,
with a devilish look in his baby-blue eyes.
I gazed at him and apprehensively asked, “What are you doing?”
You should have taken my advice.” He advanced a step, and I retreated one,
causing him to pause. “It’s a hundred-foot hose, baby. And you know I’ll catch
you before you can make it to the house, so it’s best to come quietly.”
to the right, and he followed, so I backed up.
impassive. “I can be quick on my feet.”
years of school before college, you avoided gym class like the plague, so you
don’t fool me, sweet girl.”
wasn’t going to surrender to him. “You wouldn’t,” I seethed in good humor.
forward—“we both know I will catch
only one shot, so without another word, I whipped around on my heels and ran
for the backyard, straight toward the pear trees. My only catch was hoping that
I could weave between them, and he’d run out of hose.
tree. It was a shock to my system and definitely way colder than I remembered
as a kid.
row of trees. I was hoping to shield myself with the leaves, but I had no such
branches skimmed my shoulders as I continued to weave from side to side. The
air came and went from my lungs with deeper pants.
shape. When did that happen?
no time, Colton’s arm banded around my waist, and we were falling to the
ground. A yelp of shock tore from my lungs as our feet tangled with the hose.
Colton managed to break my fall with his hands. I landed flat on my back with
his knees on either side of me, bracing his weight.
tip of the hose soaked my stomach.
us and grabbed the hose in an attempt to wiggle it free.
pull it off of us. It was still wrapped around both of our legs, so he rolled
us again. I felt dizzy.
All of me was drenched in cold water. I peered up at Colton. His hair was wet, sticking
to his forehead. Water was dripping down his face, from his cheeks to his full
lips, making his skin glow in the light. Those baby-blue eyes of his were
beaming down at me with such love, making the drumming of my heart erratically
cheeks, feeling his stubble beneath my palms. He was so handsome that it made
my chest ache.
fighting to keep my voice stern. “Big, big trouble,” I emphasized each word.
between placing short tender kisses and gentle nips along my lower lip. It was
difficult to remember why I was mad at him when he was touching me.
love for me.”
sternum, and across to my breast to my taut nipple. I exhaled sharply when he
tweaked it in between his thumb and forefinger.
worry. I have just the cure to warm you up.”
urge to challenge him. I slid my hands into his hair and pulled him closer. “I
don’t believe you. I think you’re going to have to prove me wrong.”