Those Texas Nights &
Lone Star Cowboy Bonus
(Wrangler's Creek #1)
by Delores Fossen
The Granger siblings thought they'd left their ranching days behind, until fate sends them home to Wrangler's Creek, Texas—and into the passionate arms of those they'd least expect…
It's some run of bad luck when Sophie Granger loses her business and gets left at the altar all in one day. Desperate to not appear jilted, Sophie begs Clay McKinnon, Wrangler's Creek's smoking-hot police chief, to pretend they're having an affair. But Clay refuses, leaving Sophie to retreat to the family ranch to lick her wounds.
Hoping to leave his disreputable past behind, Clay moved to Wrangler's Creek for a fresh start. But that looks unlikely when Sophie's ex-fiancé shows up married to Clay's impulsive kid sister. Overcome, Sophie resuggests the affair—but this time for real. Clay is hesitant. City-girl Sophie isn't usually his type. But he can't deny the desire she elicits—or his yearning to have her plant her cowboy roots for good.
… as soon as he had a name, Clay would run a background check on him. He loved his sister – most of the time anyway – but April was a turd magnet when it came to men.
Before the woman even stepped into his office, he caught a whiff of her. Garlic, for sure. Limburger cheese, maybe. And Listerine… Clay wasn’t sure exactly how old Vita was, but she had to be a lot younger than she looked because she had a thirty-year-old daughter, Mila. Yet she looked to be a hundred and sixty. Or maybe that wasn’t actually wrinkles upon wrinkles but instead she was smearing her face with Limburger cheese.
You couldn’t always tell if her mother was clued into reality or not. She looked prim and proper as if she should be on one of those TV shows from the sixties, the ones where the moms wore high heels to do housework. Not a hair out of place. Lipstick was a necessity, and she wore hard padded bras that could bruise you when she gave you a hug.
Billy Lee’s got that closet phobia thing. Has had it since he was a kid… He got it ‘cause all them bigger boys in junior high used to cram him in his locker and fart on him through the vent holes.
In this moment being responsible seemed highly overrated. That likely explained why there were unplanned pregnancies, therapy, and regrets.
Mila caught onto the doorframe so she could put on a pair of red high heels normally reserved for movie musicals and cheap hookers.
I adored this humorous and delightful small town romance by Delores Fossen. It was wryly amusing with a twist of intrigue and heap of family drama. Sophie’s wedding day brought disaster of epic proportions for the entire Granger family as her fiancé fled in one direction and the considerable family fortune in another. I was instantly hooked on page one when this busy and eventful story took off and kept me engaged, entertained, and smirking throughout. Those Texas Nights was a comfortable read full of quirky characters, a well-paced storyline, a few delicious steamy bits, and considerable levity hiding within the narrative.
About Delores Fossen
USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She’s received the Booksellers’ Best Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she’s had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines.
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