Laying Down The Law
The Triple Horn Brand series, #1
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
September 11, 2012
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Seeking sanctuary could be the hottest mistake she ever made.
A lifetime ago, Zuri Prescott kicked the dirt off her boots and ditched her small-time small town for the glam city life—and lived to regret it. When she’s framed for a bank job, she lights out for home, seeking refuge with her old high school sweetheart while she figures out her next steps. Only she discovers that the boy she left behind is the last man she should trust.
Sheriff Colt Triplehorn knows trouble when he sees it, especially when it comes in the form of a familiar trespasser, caught naked between an angry bull and her underwear. Sure she’s up to her usual no good, he grants her sanctuary at his ranch—the better to keep an eye on her, and purge her from his system once and for all.
Reconnection is sweet and hot, but the heat can’t hide the truth. When Colt inevitably finds out what Zuri’s running from, it’s too late to put the fire out, and he’s got a career-compromising choice on his hands. Follow the letter of the law, or follow his heart.
Product Warnings: When a sheriff captures the girl who got away, expect revenge so hot it leaves brands on two lonely hearts…
Zuri bit back a complaint, wishing he’d quit hovering because he was keeping her on edge. But when he didn’t budge, she dragged her feet to the bed, scooped up the wash-softened cotton and turned toward the bathroom.
“Uh uh,” he said, tsking softly. “My house. My clothes. My rules.”
She glanced over her shoulder, not knowing if she’d heard him right, but that same hard challenge he’d issued when he’d demanded the kiss was stamped all over his granite features.
She knew she ought to ignore him and lock herself into the bathroom to dress and gather her scattered wits, but the underlying tension riding the edge of his jaw excited her.
Colt had never been this dominating…except when they had sex. She’d loved it then. Her body seemed to crave it now. Heat bloomed again, winding around her core. A delicious little thrill accelerated her heartbeats.
Without a saying a word, she walked back to the bed and tossed down the clothing. Then keeping her gaze glued to his, she slowly untied the belt and let the robe fall open. With a sexy shrug, she let it slide off her shoulders and pool behind her on the floor.
Colt blinked first. His gaze trailed downward. His throat worked around a tense swallow, and Zuri couldn’t help the smile that tugged at the corners of her mouth. He might think he was in charge, but she knew better. Colt liked what he saw.
About The Author:
Until recently, award-winning romance author Delilah Devlin lived in South Texas at the intersection of two dry creeks, surrounded by sexy cowboys in Wranglers. These days, she’s missing the wide-open skies and starry nights but loving her dark forest in Central Arkansas, with its eccentric characters and isolation—the better to feed her hungry muse!
For Delilah, the greatest sin is driving between the lines, because it’s comfortable and safe. Her personal journey has taken her through one war and many countries, cultures, jobs, and relationships to bring her to the place where she is now—writing sexy adventures that hold more than a kernel of autobiography and often share a common thread of self-discovery and transformation.
Delilah Devlin is a prolific and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive historical stories that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…” (Paranormal Reviews) Ms. Devlin has published over 100 erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths.
She is published by Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Harlequin Spice, Kensington, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing.
Cowboys, hot sex and amazing suspense! Three things that absolutely capture my attention every time. Delilah Devlin is still a fairly new-to-me author, but quickly becoming my favorite. I first read her work when I read Cowboy Lust, and was quite pleased with the outcome. So, I was certain I would love Laying Down The Law……I was right! It’s definitely a home run in my book!
Zuri Prescott is on the run…..she knows she shouldn’t be, but she is overwhelmed with the events of her bank be robbed, and heads out of town. The one place she knows she can go is the one place she knows she shouldn’t go. She left there long ago, and never planned to return. But, once she’s there, the man she’s running from seems to have found her. Through the rain and slicked up roads, she runs her car off the road. Then she’s discovered by the one man she never thought she’d see again……a man who still stirs up sizzling sparks for her.
Colt Triplehorn is one hot cowboy! Twelve years ago, the one he loved and wanted to married, left him on their high school graduation day. Broken hearted, he sets off for the Army and returns home to accept a Sheriff’s position and work his family’s ranch with his two brothers-the same brothers who warned him about the woman who left him all those years ago. Now he finds himself face-to-face with said woman….and wanting to protect her. When he learns of situation, he’s hesitant to believe but wants to protect her. Against his brothers better feelings, he dives into the situation head on, finding his heart is still in the place it was all those years ago. Can he lay down the law ,protect his heart and his job and tell Zuri like it is? Or will he be left standing alone once again?
With amazing suspense, and hot, dominant lovin’ this cowboy and his high school sweetheart take the reader on an amazing emotional journey. Mixed with a bit of humor, sizzling bedroom scenes, and cowboys that steal your heart, Ms. Devlin has created a beyond 5 Book worthy start of an incredible new series. I am absolutely dying to know what happens in the next Triplehorn story! I want to see more of the Triplehorn brothers and feel the intensity of the suspense and the passion! Once again, thank you, Ms. Devlin, for stealing my heart with complex and witty characters, hot sex and riveting suspense!