by Cora Seton
The Brides of Chance Creek Book One
Will falling in love be the most dangerous mission of all?
Navy SEAL Brian Lake is out of luck. Going rogue on his last mission landed him on a fast track out of the Navy—years too soon to have saved up enough money to buy the ranch he’s always wanted. Without a career—or the cash to start over—Brian’s options are few, until Army general Augustus Reed steps in with an intriguing new mission—a permanent one.
Ignored by her absentee father, duped by thief he appointed to oversee her family’s ranch, Cass Reed is done with men for good. From now on she’s determined to run Two Willows herself, so when her father sends a Navy SEAL to fix up her house, she vows to run him off her land as soon as possible. But Brian’s just as determined to stay, and he’s in a far different league than the men she’s met before.
Brian’s ready to do anything that will earn him a share of a prosperous ranch—even take a chance on marrying the General’s daughter. And he soon realizes it won’t be a hardship to marry Cass. She’s everything he’s ever dreamed of in a woman—and Two Willows is everything he wanted in a ranch.
But he’s not the only one who wants Two Willows—and Cass.
Genre: Contemporary RomancePurchase link(s): Amazon iTunes Kobo Google B&N
Content/Theme(s): Navy, SEAL, Cowboys, Military, Western
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: One Acre Press
Excerpt & More
Cass slammed the drill down on the counter. “When are you going to get it through your thick skull you aren’t wanted around here?”
“When are you going to get it that I’m not going anywhere?” he countered. “Look, sweetheart, I know you don’t like this situation, but I’m here to stay. You’d better get used to that.”
He was blocking the entrance to the small room and Cass looked ready to plow right through him to reach it, but as he watched, she pulled herself together.
“I won’t get used to it, and you’d better not either. We’ve run lots of men off this ranch. You’re nothing special.”
“That’s where you’re wrong,” Brian countered. “None of the men who’ve come here before were Navy SEALs.” And none of them were trying to get out from under an investigation into their past actions either, he’d wager. He had everything to lose if she didn’t marry him. That definitely made this situation special.
Funny. He wasn’t doing this to get away from that investigation anymore. Nor was he doing it to please the General. Or win the ranch.
He was doing it for the chance to get to know Cass. Twenty-four hours in and he was smitten. With a woman who hated the sight of him.
“Navy SEALs. Hah. Who gives a hoot?” She lunged for the door.
He caught her in his arms. She might hate him, but she was attracted to him, too. That had been obvious when he’d kissed her before. Which he really wanted to do again. “You do, whether you admit it or not.” He was taking a risk, but then he loved risks, and the adrenaline thrumming through his veins was like a drug he’d gone without for too long. The surprise on her pretty face triggered an answering rush of heat that blocked out his better nature. He bent down. Brushed his mouth over hers.
And liked it even better this time.
He expected Cass to protest. Maybe to strike him again.
She didn’t. She squeaked as he covered her mouth with his, then moaned the most delicious moan he’d ever heard. It was a signal for more and he gathered her in closer.
He tangled a hand in her ponytail and wrapped his other arm around her waist. She was so pliant in his arms. So soft. So willing.
And then so absolutely rigid.
Brian let her push him away, knowing he’d never force her into anything she didn’t want to do. That kiss had told him everything he wanted to know, anyway. He stepped aside and let her escape through the door.
She was as attracted to him as he was to her.
Which meant this war might be lengthy, but his victory would be so, so sweet.
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Be on the lookout for Cora Seton's future release(s): Issued to the Bride: One Airman coming March 2017, A SEAL’s Consent coming Spring 2017, Issued to the Bride: One Marine coming Summer 2017, and Issued to the Bride: One Sniper coming Summer 2017.
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