Banging the Cowboy
Every Saturday for a year, Annie Paris has lusted after Rafe McCord from behind her drumset on stage at the honky tonk. The Big Cowboy, they call him, and rumors say he likes it rough in the bedroom. The thought of banging him makes Annie's body tingle and heat. But Rafe is a one-night-stand kind of guy, and Annie couldn't handle seeing him every Saturday, knowing she'd already had her one night with him. That there'd be no more.
Tonight, something's different. Rafe doesn't leave with a woman. And he's been staring at Annie since he came in the door. At closing time, he sets his longneck on the bar, and swaggers toward her, his gaze locked on hers, his smile pure sexual invitation. Annie's whole body aches for his touch. If he asks her to his house for an all-night rough ride, where would she find the strength to say no?
When Toni Keeps takes her horse for a ride on his ranch, Cash Masterson worries as an unexpected storm races down off of the Rocky Mountains. Cash has grown close to Toni since the night she appeared bruised and limping, wanting to board her horse in his barn. But Toni had been through a lot in her life, and Cash isn’t going to be one of those guys who hits on her because she’s beautiful, sweet, and sexy as sin.
Toni has waited a year for her chance, and when she arrives back at Cash’s ranch wet and cold, she gladly accepts his offer to come into the house and dry off. Are her feelings toward the big, handsome rancher just a one-way thing? Or can she convince the cautious cowboy to give her a chance?
Layne Starwood drives all the way from Denver to a barely-there town in rural Colorado to drink away her self-pity in a watering hole aptly-named The Wrong Turn Bar. Taking a seat near one of the three customers, she orders a beer and begins her mission. Starting up a conversation with the quiet cowboy hiding in the shadow of his Stetson, she unburdens her sad story on him, and then is shocked to learn of his tragic history.
The scar on Kyle’s face mirrors the ache in his heart, and after a long evening of talking, Layne realizes the man is as modest and kind as he is funny. She lets herself indulge in a touch, a kiss, and a wild, hot hour in his arms. Can she convince him to spend the rest of the weekend with her, or are his scars too deep for her to try to heal?