THE COWBOY AND THE ANGEL – On sale August 5, 2014
About the book –
From our NaNoWriMo author T. J. Kline comes the stunning follow up to RODEO QUEEN. When a sexy cowboy falls for a not-so-angelic reporter, secrets and sparks abound.
Reporter Angela McCallister needs the scoop of her career in order to save her father from his bad decisions that have depleted their savings. When the chance to spend a week at the Findley Brothers ranch arises, she sees a chance to get a behind-the-scenes scoop on rodeo. That certainly doesn’t include kissing the devastatingly handsome and charming cowboy, Derek Chandler, who insists on calling her angel.
Derek has a rodeo to run and a chip on his shoulder. He has no time for the fiery woman who is clearly hiding something. But for some reason he can’t keep his hands off of her. Their connection is instant and explosive but Angela’s secrets could threaten his family and Derek needs to prove that he’s not the irresponsible kid brother anymore.
When the rodeo dust has settled, will the Cowboy and his Angel allow themselves to give in to the attraction that threatens to consume them both?
“What do you want?” He wheeled the straw into the empty stall and broke it open, spreading it around with a pitchfork. Sweat trickled down his bare back but he was grateful for the physical labor. Normally, he would have cleaned stalls in the morning, when it was cooler, but he’d needed to get some perspective and the mindless task had done that. At least, it had until she’d come in.
She leaned against the open doorway of the stall, watching him work. “I thought we might talk,” she suggested.
“So, talk,” he said, barely glancing at her before focusing on the straw at his feet again.
“I know you don’t want me here.”
He laughed out loud. “And here I thought I was hiding it so well.”
“But Mike invited me and this is my job.” She folded her arms over her chest. “We can either get along or…well, it’ll be a miserable couple of weeks for us both if we can’t manage to at least tolerate one another.”
He stood up, leaning on the handle of the pitch fork trying not to notice the way her folded arms made her breasts fill out her shirt. He forced himself to focus on her eyes but even that was dangerous territory. “Just how do you propose we do that? Should I just ignore the fact that you’re hell-bent on proving something about us that’s simply not true?”
She stared silently at him for a moment, biting her lower lip before her gaze slipped to his face and down to his bare chest, slick with sweat, dotted with straw chaff. Her eyes darkened with desire and the corner of his mouth curved upward in a cocky grin as he waited for her reply.
“Earth to Angela?” he teased.
Her eyes jerked upward and she blushed furiously, her fingers fidgeting with a ring hanging from a gold chain at her throat. “I…I should go back.” She glanced toward the house. “Maybe this was a bad idea.”
“Chicken,” he taunted.
He wasn’t sure why he wanted to goad her but the desire he could see in her eyes sent a white-hot jolt of need through him, shocking him. He was convinced he must be completely irrational to continue to entertain the visions of her hands on him. The heat of his body suddenly had less to do with physical exertion, due instead to the intensity of her gaze.
She lifted her chin in defiance, as if daring him to challenge her. “Is it really that hard for you to believe that I just want to do my job?”
“When you look at me that way, it is.” Derek laughed quietly at the blush that crept over her cheeks.
About the author –
T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and Rodeo Queen competitions since the age of 14 and has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She has written several articles about rodeo for small periodicals, as well as a more recent how-to article for RevWriter, and has published a nonfiction health book and two inspirational fiction titles under the name Tina Klinesmith. She is also an avid reader and book reviewer for both Tyndale and Multnomah. In her spare time, she can be found laughing hysterically with her husband, children, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California.
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