It was meant to be an affair…

After Kelsey is assaulted, her FBI foster parents plead with her to spend a few weeks with their friends in Montana while they investigate the incident. Since she would do anything for them, she grudgingly agrees, wondering how she will pass the time on a ranch in the middle of nowhere without going stir crazy. As soon as she catches sight of her two hosts, Greg and Devin, she figures: what better way to take her mind off her troubles than with an affair with one of them?

Ex-FBI agents Greg and Devin vowed never to get personally involved with another woman under their protection after their last case ended in tragedy. When their former boss asks for their help, the two best friends butt heads over how to answer him. But what with the insecurity reflected in Kelsey’s blue eyes, the desperation behind her flirtations, and discovering her submissive side, both men find themselves succumbing to the petite blonde.

While Kelsey basks in the dominant attention of both her cowboys, she continues to insist she can’t wait to get back to her life in Philadelphia. It isn’t until the threat against her is verified, the truth comes out about her past, and a few disturbing mishaps occur that Greg and Devin step into full protection mode, vowing to keep the woman they’d both grown to care for safe. And not until after the guys save her life, freeing her to return home, does Kelsey realize home really is where the heart is, and hers is in Montana with her two cowboys.

This is book five in the Cowboy Doms series, but reads as a standalone.

Publisher’s Note: This steamy, contemporary, Western romance contains elements of mystery, suspense, ménage, and power exchange.

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Kelsey missed the comfort his embrace and strength as soon as he slid off, but then those large, calloused hands reached up, clasped her waist and lifted her down with as little effort as he’d exhibited when hauling her off Cleo onto Cherokee.  Accidentally on purpose, she fell against him as soon as her feet touched the ground, loving the hard contact of all those chest muscles against her front as much as she had pressing against her back a few minutes ago. As soon as her nipples flattened against his taut pectorals, the girls puckered into turgid tips and the slutty bitch showed her glee with a surge of damp heat. Who was she to continue telling her body no?

A quick glance proved they were the only ones around. With a coy smile and blatant batting of her eyes, Kelsey brushed her chest against his, shivering as he narrowed those heart-melting green eyes and sucked in a deep breath that shifted his tense muscles over her nipples. 

“I don’t know what you’re playing at, Kelsey, but knock it off,” he warned.  “It’s not happening.”

Cocking her head, she trailed her fingers down his corded, tanned neck.  “What’s not happening?”

“Anything between us while you’re here.  We’re responsible for you, and we take our responsibilities seriously.”  Greg reached up and pulled her hand down.  “Now, be a good girl and return to the house.  I’ll escort you to dinner after I see to Cherokee and get washed up.”

Grabbing the reins, he pivoted and led the horse into the stable, Kelsey following on his heels with another taunt.  “Fine, but Devin made it clear he wasn’t responsible for me, so I’ll just see if he’s interested in helping me pass the time in this boring place so I don’t go stir crazy.”

A laugh burst from Greg as he pulled the saddle off and opened a stall gate.  He didn’t want to see her hurt by what would be Devin’s much harsher rebuttal to her wiles, so he sought to caution her. “If you think you’ll get anywhere with him, you’re sadly mistaken.”

Flipping that long, blonde hair, she glared at him with sparks in her bright eyes.  “It’s my mistake to make, isn’t it?” 

He swore as she spun around and took two steps toward the open door, twitching that cute ass he was sure, on purpose.  He understood she was put out by her circumstances and that the ranch offered little in the way of pastimes she was used to.  But that was no reason to break his vow not to involve himself on a sexual or personal level.  She tempted him, he wouldn’t lie, but not enough to go down that slippery road again with a woman he’d sworn to protect. 

After ensuring they were alone in the stable, Greg decided an example of those consequences he mentioned wouldn’t threaten his resolve if he delivered just enough to deter Kelsey from her set course and spare her the embarrassment of Devin’s reaction.  Reaching her in two, long-legged strides, he grasped her hand and tugged her back into the stable. 

“You need to heed my warnings better, and remember, I don’t bluff.” Ignoring her startled gasp, he yanked her over his arm and delivered five rapid swats on her upturned, jean-clad butt, putting just enough force behind them she would experience a twinge of discomfort and nothing more.


I live in the Midwest with my husband and our dog, a lovable Great Pyrenees/Standard Poodle.  I love dogs, enjoy spending time with my daughter, babysitting dogs and kids, reading and working puzzles.  We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I now prefer being a homebody.  I worked for a while writing articles for a local magazine but soon found my interest in writing for myself peaking.  My first book was strictly spanking erotica, but I slowly evolved to writing erotic spanking romance with a touch of suspense.  My favorite genre to read is suspense.