Previously published as Caress of Fire
She Got What She Wanted
Lisette Keller has always dreamed of opening up a millinery shop in Chicago. But first she has to get there. Taking a job as a cook on a cattle drive certainly wasn’t part of her dream, but then so wasn’t the iron-jawed rancher running the whole operation. Maybe it’s the way he wears his Stetson or the steely gaze underneath the brim drinking her in, but when he touches her, it’s like a dream she never wants to end . . .
He Found What He Needed
When the spirited beauty applied for the cook opening, Gil McLoughlin was doubtful she could handle the long hot trail from Texas to Abilene. But he was also tempted by thoughts of what she could handle. Against his better judgment, he not only hires Lisette, but soon enough, under a starry night sky, he gives in to every temptation she lights up inside him. From that point on, where they’re heading no longer matters. Home had found them in their lasting embrace . . .