Fiercely independent single mom Quinn Christiansen is used to flying solo. She's been raising her young son and figuring out how to pay his pediatric hospital bills on her own for years now. And the truth is, Quinn kind of loves the notorious reputation she's already gained in town of having a heart too hard for any man to break. Because it is. Two carats too hard, to be exact. Courtesy of the two-carat heirloom she'd had to barter to cover her ex's debts when he took off after she got pregnant. The day she'd promised herself never again.
So color her pissed when the universe goes and decides to make the one man in Cactus Creek not afraid of her natural ball-busting charm another gambling musician. A ridiculously handsome, wickedly gruff and gritty, pushy one at that.
Rylan Grey isn't used to getting a woman so worked up...well, not in a bad way, at least. But somehow, his mere existence seems to annoy the guarded and gorgeous Quinn to no end. Surprising, really. A dirt-and-jeans landscaper by day with a small local gig to perform for a packed house by night, Rylan considers himself a pretty regular, more than half decent guy. Sure, he's made some gambles to get to where he's at, but they were all of the life variety, with risks as important as the rewards, fate betting as the house, and not a single dollar in play.
While Rylan never wagers anything he's not willing to lose--namely his heart--he's more than ready to ante up once he sees past Quinn's icy defenses. Quick as a firecracker, loyal to a fault, and sweet when no one's looking, she could be his riskiest gamble yet.
"Guaranteed feel-good, swoon-worthy romance!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Erin Nicholas
THE CACTUS CREEK SERIES
Love, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]
Love, Diamonds, and Spades [Rylan & Quinn]
Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia]
Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey]
All the Cactus Creek books are standalone novels with feel-good HEAs. :) Enjoy!