Publisher: Tule Publishing
Masseuse Piper Wiley is doing the one thing she swore she never would–following a man who’s chasing his career from town to town. The daughter of an Army colonel, Piper’s lived all over the world, but has always craved permanence and belonging. Meeting Boone was unexpected and powerful. Love at first sight. But can she convince her cowboy to finally come home and make his mark with her?
Boone jerked his head yes and tried not to stare at the swinging double doors of Grey’s saloon. He knew he was waiting for Piper. His father, the legendary rodeo star, the bronc and bull rider who’d single-handedly saved his family’s ranch with his daring and earnings, saw too much, and Boone felt ten again and wished he’d taken his dad up on the beer. But he knew if he kept silent the moment, such as it was, would pass.
“Hoping you’ll stop at the ranch on your way out,” his dad finally said into the fraught silence. “Got some equipment that needs your magic touch.”
Boone nodded. Anything mechanical he could handle. His life, though? He seemed always poised to fuck it up.
“And I’ll need your help with the rodeo sound system, later today or early tomorrow.” His dad didn’t change tone, but Boone knew he was confused and disappointed. And fishing for answers, but if his dad said anything else, Boone .
didn’t hear it because right then Piper flowed through the double doors.
They immediately locked eyes, and it was just like the first time. Every time he saw her it was like the first time—that sense of falling, of breathlessness, and of a recognition that went soul-deep even as it made no sense.
“’Scuze me. Going to ask a girl to dance.” Boone pulled away from his wall slouch, handed his pool cue to a cowboy who’d been watching and walked toward Piper with purpose.