A lady in danger.
Verena Howard's mother taught her some very good lessons, including never to fall for a darkly handsome man with something to hide. Now on a journey alone across the Texas frontier, Verena has had more than one run-in with ruffians intent on more than just her cash. Before she could get in over her head with the last run-in, a smooth-talking, darkly handsome gambler stepped in to come to her rescue, immediately putting Verena at risk of not listening to her mother's advice.
A man on the run.
When Matthew Morgan first lays eyes on pretty Verena Howard, he instantly realizes the lonely and vulnerable woman will be the perfect cover as he flees the hangman. Originally planning on a partnership of convenience, his heart apparently has other plans as he and Verena grow closer. Risking everything might just be worth it in order to keep Verena in his life...for however long that lasts.
"A fast-paced, frolicking duel of wits that keeps you guessing...Anita Mills at her best!" —Patricia Rice
by Anita Mills
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