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Sting by Sandra Brown

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.  As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother's ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits, and each other, to stay alive. Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie's only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn't entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother's scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers, and for each other, this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.

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always a cowboy

Always a Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller

Down-to-earth Drake Carson has no use for a tenderfoot city girl wandering around his sprawling Wyoming ranch studying a herd of wild horses for her PhD dissertation, especially not one as attractive or self-possessed as Luce Hale. However, Luce is there at Drake's mom's invitation, and she's not about to leave until she wraps up her research—which, to Drake's surprise and annoyance, also includes his ambivalent relationship with the wild horses, especially the majestic stallion who's been kicking down fences and making off with some of the ranch's best mares. But neither Drake nor Luce can ignore the chemistry that burns between them and eventually grows into something altogether different. Spirited dialog, realistic brotherly banter, and foreman Red's quirky cowboy observations contribute to the enjoyment. The story includes scenic descriptions so visually arresting that they will have readers heading for the Equality State. 

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