It’s release day for Melissa Maygrove’s debut novel!
Left behind by everyone she loves…
Rebecca Garvey had the promise of a California future dreams are made of, until the wagon train her family was traveling with left her behind. Now she’s slowly dying in the wilderness, abandoned and stripped of her self-worth. Once the shock of her desertion turns to embittered despair, she doesn’t want to be found. Then a handsome stranger challenges her convictions and changes her mind.
Headed for Texas, chased by the demons of his past…
Seth Emerson knows exactly what he wants. Working to save for a cattle ranch of his own keeps him busy and keeps his pain buried. Rescuing a stubborn woman from the hills of New Mexico Territory isn’t part of his plan—but she’s exactly what he needs.
Making greater sacrifices than either of them could foresee…
Seth and Rebecca set off on a risky journey and a quest for truth, each healing the other’s love-starved soul along the way. Will they give in to their growing attraction? Or will they honor their commitments when Seth returns Rebecca to civilization… and her betrothed?
On his way back to the main room, something caught [Seth’s] eye. A small leather-bound book lay open on [Rebecca’s] vanity. It looked like a diary. He glanced around the corner. She was clearing the dishes from supper, so he ducked into her room and picked it up. He despised himself for what he was about to do, but he was desperate to know what she was thinking.
He kissed me today. It was a simple kiss, just a brush of his lips, but it blazed through me like a grass fire on a windy day. My heart pounded and my knees gave way. If he hadn’t held me up, I would have crumpled to the ground.
How is it that such a simple thing can feel so wonderful? I have touched people before and been touched, shaking hands… caring for the sick… a goodbye kiss for my grandmother, but none of that ever felt like this. Every place he touches me tingles with a strange heat that makes my insides shiver and my heart long for more.
I know it is terribly wanton of me to say, but I want more.’
Seth swallowed. His pulse sped and his hands trembled as he turned the page.
I lay awake last night, thinking of him, his golden hair and his vivid blue eyes that seem to see straight to my soul. I can’t get him or his kiss out of my mind. It consumes me hour by hour. The mere thought of him stirs me deep inside, and not only in my heart. It stirs me in places I cannot talk about… dare even think about.
I know there is more that goes on between men and women than the caress of a face or the brush of lips, and I know it is wrong, but I want him to do more, to teach me more. If I don’t quench this longing, I will surely go mad.’
Seth’s throat went dry. He practically shook with desire as he turned the page.
He laid the book aside and closed his eyes, and then he gritted his teeth and clenched his fists in a tenuous bid for control. He’d never wanted a woman so badly in his life, and now, to know she wanted him just as much—damnation! It was more than he could take. It was all he could do not to run and bury himself in her body.
Becca’s confession had stolen what little doubt he had left about her feelings for him.
He prayed it hadn’t stolen his decency right along with it.
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