ONE NIGHT, TWO HEIRS – Maureen Child
Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Showdown, Book 1
Harlequin Desire #2096
Royal, Texas – Present Day
Sadie Price and Rick Pruitt grew up in the same town, but their paths rarely crossed—until three years ago when they spent one magical night together. Rick was then on leave from the Marines, while Sadie was on the rebound after a divorce. They parted ways that night, but not before they conceived twin babies. Because Rick was off fighting in a war and she feared distracting him, Sadie never told him about being pregnant or the birth of his daughters. Now he’s back on a month’s leave and practically the first person he runs into is Sadie. It doesn’t take long for her to introduce him to his girls. He’s shocked and angry at Sadie for hiding this information and he knows that he needs to do the right thing: marry Sadie.
Sadie has no intention of getting married again for proprieties sake. She’s already had one failed marriage and she’s aware that Rick doesn’t love her. She’s sworn that any man she marries will not only love her, but be around. With Rick’s devotion to his career in the Marines and no declaration of love, she realizes marriage just would not work. But Rick is determined to bring his family together under one roof, so he embarks on a campaign to woo Sadie. There’s no doubt the sparks still fly between them, but will it be enough to convince her to marry him?
Sadie was raised a “good girl” and never questioned doing what she was told. This included marrying a man who ultimately cheated on her. The shock of betrayal helped give her enough of a backbone to stand on her own two feet, although her wealthy father thinks he still has a say in Sadie’s choices. But she’s determined to be independent, and no one will force her into anything she doesn’t want. Rick is charismatic and it doesn’t take long for him to charm her into his bed. Yet Sadie is soon back on her feet, pushing him away and telling herself that marrying Rick is the worst thing she could do. Rick is an honorable man, something ingrained into him by his parents and solidified by his service to his country. Can he give up the Marines and devote himself to Sadie and the twins? Can he convince her that he cares for her—or better yet, can he fully give his heart to the one woman who still turns him inside out and whom he desires passionately?
ONE NIGHT, TWO HEIRS is the first book in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Showdown. We get our first glimpse of what the “showdown” is about in this tale and a hint of a possible future couple in the series.
A couple who spent one night together three years ago now find themselves connected by twins in ONE NIGHT, TWO HEIRS by Maureen Child. Their tale is both sensual and emotional, making it an engaging read you should not miss.
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