Above Rubies (Rockland Ranch) (Volume 2)
Jaclyn M. Hawkes
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“I thoroughly enjoyed this book—a fun mix of romance and adventure! I couldn’t put it down to get anything done because I just had to find out what came next! Can’t wait for the 3rd one!” Diane L. His chivalry was strangling her. He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart. Her attraction was drowning him. When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is. It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart. Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch Series!
in the arena dirt after his ride, and his black cowboy hat would never be the same after being stepped on by a nineteen hundred pound Brahma bull. At least the bull had only gotten the hat. He’d been aiming for Slade. They stopped to untie their horses from the outer rail and headed back across the rodeo grounds toward the trailer that was home to them on this rodeo circuit. Leather reins in hand, they paused when they realized a street dance was starting up in the area directly ahead of them.
Rossen to whisper something in his ear. He couldn’t help the huge smile that spread across his face. When she was finished with her exam, the tech sent them on their way. “Everything looks good. I’ll get this report sent to your doctor. You look like you’re on track for twenty three weeks along.” On the way out to the truck, he took her hand again on the icy walk and squeezed. “That was awesome! I’m so glad my mom and Isabel couldn’t come! Those images were unreal! It was such a little person!”
How did she have so much better an understanding about things he'd only begun to question at nearly thirty? He looked over at her in wonder and found her watching him intently. She asked, “I’m sorry, did I offend you somehow?” “No, but I’m a little lost. Am I one of the ones you feel sorry for?” “No, not the way I do them.” She smiled an impish smile at him. “You know a lot about the good qualities in life, a lot more than you admit. Probably a lot more than you even understand. You even know
faithful to her. At least, he didn’t treat her very well. She was always just his old lady.” “I know what you mean. I hadn’t ever seen one either until about nine months ago, but since then I’ve been around a lot of happily married couples. You should meet Joey’s parents. Their friendship is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! Coming to live with them has changed my life more than you could even comprehend.” He was mixed up again about her life before Joey, but didn’t press. Instead, he asked,
Kit’s eyes when he came to walk her through the day’s music and she wasn’t sure what she saw there. At least he hadn’t sent her packing. They played through the morning and he was quiet during the lunch they ordered in. They never even tried to play Coming Home and by the time they left for dinner, Kit had no clue what to think. He picked her up in the Maserati again, but this time they got takeout at a drive through and took it back to the beach. They walked back out to the boulders they'd sat