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A Man to Call My Own by Johanna Lindsey

By Johanna Lindsey

"From number 1 *New York occasions* bestselling writer Johanna Lindsey comes a love tale as passionate and tumultuous because the outdated American West, approximately an heiress who discovers ardour within the hands of a Texas cowboy.Amanda and Marian Laton are exact twins yet they're as assorted as evening and day. Amanda is gorgeous yet nasty, and Marian is style yet plain—purposely in an effort to keep away from scary her spiteful twin's jealousy. whilst their prosperous father without warning dies, the 2 lightly reared New England heiresses are despatched to reside with their aunt on a sprawling Texas ranch. There the twins meet Chad Kinkaid, the cowboy son of a neighboring rancher. Marian is fascinated about Chad's rugged attractiveness and his sheer masculinity, yet she is aware that like any different guy she and her dual have met, he'll pursue Amanda, now not her. Chad is certainly beguiled via Amanda's attractiveness, yet quickly he starts off to work out past Marian's conscientiously built dowdy façade. not like the tame gents again East, after witnessing Marian's flavor for event, her humorousness and bravado within the face of probability, Chad reveals himself in need of *her.* yet how can he, a guy who's only a cowboy with no fancy airs or urbane allure, persuade her she's the one girl for him?

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Jake didn’t realize he still had his hand on Tabitha’s back until he paused at the door of her office and she stepped away from him. His hand suddenly felt cold, bereft. Jake cursed under his breath. This shouldn’t be happening. The first rule of hostage negotiation was never get emotionally involved with anyone connected to the hostages. Not only was it unprofessional, not only did it cloud your vision and color your decisions, but relationships forged in crisis situations were doomed from the start.

If there was one thing he prided himself on, it was his self-control. ” They stared across the desk for several long seconds, the only sounds the tinkling water fountain, the hum of the fish tank and the whoosh of heavy breathing. Realizing the heavy breathing was his, Jake slapped his thighs and stood. ” Tabitha’s spine straightened, making her several inches taller in the chair. ” “Search tactics. Security measures. ” Her eyes widened. “You think he’s going to call me? ” Actually, there were several reasons Tabitha had made herself the focal point for Hines during the press conference.

Maybe she’d have cooled off by then. Oh, she looked cool enough, sitting there in her serene surroundings. But there were telltale signs—shallow breathing, high color on her cheeks—that let him know she was still seething inside. He spun around and headed for the door. He needed to do a bit of cooling off himself. As he turned to close the door behind him, Jake couldn’t resist one last look. She seemed so aloof, so in control. But he knew better. So she hated cops. Why? The only reason he could come up with from what he knew about her was that her father had made sergeant in the Dallas Police Department.

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