Danielle De Luca worked hard to build a life she was proud of without help from her wealthy family, only to find that her life spinning out of control as some of the nation’s biggest power brokers were trying to end it. As a witness to a horrific crime, Danielle knows she is now a loose end. The determination she used to build her life is what she’ll need to stay alive.
As a prince of the small nation of Rahmi, Mohtadi Ali Rahmen went against his father’s wishes and followed his heart by moving to Keeneston, Kentucky to start a horse-racing farm. He knows his time to find love is short as he faces an arranged marriage to secure the royal bloodline. But then Danielle De Luca arrives in Keeneston with killers on her heels. Their connection is instant and he knows right away he’s found the woman of his dreams. Now Mohtadi must decide whether to follow his heart once more, even if it means only one side can walk away with their lives.
Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist
Finalist Reader Views Literary Awards Best Romance
Mark Russell never expected his beautiful rookie groom to have the spunk or savvy to last at his demanding race barn. Or that his reluctant respect would turn to desire. But as the forbidden attraction between them sizzles, manipulation and murder threaten not only his horses but also their lives. And suddenly a championship race is the very least of his worries.
She thought she would be safe far away in Kentucky…
McKenna Mason’s perfect life in New York City has just been destroyed. She is now a witness to a horrific crime involving some of America’s most influential men. She knows she must get away and can think of only one outsider that might help her—Will Ashton. The flame of their brief romance during their teenage years never completely died out, and now it is about to explode.
Trouble at every turn, a feisty horse that refuses to race without a good luck kiss, and three old ladies hell-bent on playing match-maker turn this newly rekindled romance into a wild race to the finish. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?
This is the first book in Kathleen Brooks's breakout Bluegrass and Bluegrass Brothers Series.
Bryce Simpson did the only thing he could. He spurned Marjorie Steel. Even though he’ll be living on her ranch, he is determined to stay away from her. She’s worthy of more than he can even think about giving, especially now that long-buried memories are surfacing and he’s learning that his father’s sins may go even deeper than he imagined.
Bryce’s rejection destroys Marjorie, and she descends to a dark place she thought she’d abandoned forever. She emerges stronger, though, and is determined not to let heartbreak rule her life. Change is the answer, she’s sure, so she makes plans—plans that include a handsome personal trainer she meets at the gym.
When Bryce and Marjorie are thrown together, though, their ravenous hunger for each other takes over, leaving both of them more vulnerable than they realize.