This one simply couldn’t be left alone. Come on, there’s a cowboy, a sick sister, a baby… how do you say no to that?
The book is Two Hearts, Once Stone (Boots and Babies ) by Leslie Scott, a Contemporary Western Romance.
Horse trainer Stone Dempsey’s life is all about the ride—with horses and women. He uses his equine talents to impress the country club set and earn money for Smoky Mountain Reining Horses. When his drug-addicted sister deposits her sick baby on his doorstep, he’s suddenly saddled with real responsibility.
Dr. Emmersyn Cole’s goal of starting a practice in her favorite place on earth is finally coming to fruition and she is not going to be sidetracked. Everything is going great until Stone swaggers into her life, half-dressed with a smile that could melt her insides. She’s determined to keep her distance…until he rushes into her grandfather’s home, clutching a feverish baby, terrified and vulnerable, and her heart’s hard shell begins to crack.
In only a few short weeks, Stone’s wayward heart suddenly relies on two women—one who needs him—and one that he might not be able to live without.
“Of all the trainers in the state of Georgia, you go and hire the biggest man-whore to ever live?” A gorgeous one, at that. More than six feet of lean, corded muscle, topped with dark golden hair that looked especially sexy when tousled. Why did the really attractive ones have to know the effect they had on women?
Pop coughed and covered his mouth, choking on the bite he’d been swallowing. When he finally cleared his throat, his eyes watery, she met his gaze with a pointed stare. The years of med-school, sleepless nights, and internship didn’t mean she hadn’t kept up with the sport she loved so much. Stone Dempsey was as well known in the world of quarter horses as Hollywood Dun It and had probably studded himself out just as many times.
After a silent moment, he grunted and wiped his mouth with his napkin. “I wasn’t too concerned with his personal life when I hired him. You were off living your life, my trainer retired, and I needed a new one.”
There was no reason she should be annoyed with her grandfather. Dempsey was a well-respected trainer. Then again, in a world where your name was your brand, though, he might not have been the wisest choice.
He cut her off before she could argue, tossing his fork with a clank onto the plate. “Emmy, don’t you Pop me. You’ve found your calling—you’re a damn fine doctor. I’ve seen what Stone can do. The stock he can produce will put this farm firmly into the black before I die.”
“Don’t be dramatic. You’re not dying.”
“But I ain’t getting no younger. Stone Dempsey is the best damn horse trainer I’ve ever seen. I don’t give two shits where he casts his fishing line.”
That had been that.
About the Author
Leslie Scott is an avid romance reader and writer, a PAN member of RWA, and a homeschool mom to one gifted eleven year old. Her debut novel was released in December of 2017. She spends her days (and most nights) crafting sexy, drool worth heroes and sassy, opinionated heroines.
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