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Since my River’s Edge artist’s voyeuristic activities were exposed last week (last week’s scene) I’m finishing the scene in this week’s snippet. The Unlikely Gentlemen series found its name because of former gunslinger Edge Grayson’s  actions here. Last line last week–“Come down from there now or I start shooting.”

(From) Rivers’s Edge

“Please go away,” River shouted, and thankfully, the sound of her voice identifying her gender seemed to jar him a bit.


“You coming down?” he growled, lowering his gun as he pulled on his trousers and stepped into his boots before walking toward the willow.


“No,” she answered, estimating the distance to the ground from the limb where she perched; she might have to jump and run.


“Guess I’ll have to come up to meet you, then.” The tree swayed under his weight as he began to climb.


“I’d rather you didn’t,” she called to him.


“I’d rather peeping-toms didn’t watch me bathe; it appears we all get disappointed sometimes,” he drawled, his voice holding an unexpected edge of humor, as if he thought the situation funny.


“In point of fact, you’re trespassing,” River protested, prepared to defend herself with the broken pencil stub.


“That I am; beg pardon.” Hearing her words, he paused in his climb and instead of arguing or continuing up the tree, began a retreat.

River Prescott has everything she’s ever wanted – except perhaps a man. The unconventional ranch owning artist is very certain she doesn’t want a husband. But sometimes she can’t help wishing for a lover; especially after her new neighbor trespasses and she gets a full-frontal view of his assets.

Edge Grayson moves onto the rundown spread he’s inherited, expecting to stay aloof from nearby town business. But between local artist, River Prescott’s determination to seduce him and protecting her from a killer on the prowl, the ex-gunslinger is finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin.

First Ride Cowboy Collection FEATURING:

Forget Me Knot by Lori King~ Will her vacation into the heart of cattle country turn out to be a mistake?

Cowboy Crazy by Em Petrova~Five brides for five brothers: at least that’s the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much.

Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford~A cowboy who knew nothing of love. A city girl who wishes she didn’t.

Sweet As Candy by Sidda Lee Rain ~She may be the softness to smooth his rough edges. That is…if he can convince her to give an ol’ rodeo bum a chance.

Lazarus by Beth Williamson ~Being a Graham isn’t easy, and it’s about to get a lot harder for one stubborn lawman and the woman who still owns his heart.

The Heartsong Cowboy by Melissa Keir ~Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?

Gimme Some Sugar by Stephanie Berget ~She’s is a genius with cupcakes and croissants. He needs a ranch cook to whip up beef, beans and bacon. Love never tasted so good.

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels ~Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.

Cowboy Proud by D’Ann Lindun ~She left town to chase her dreams; he stayed and ignored his. Can they find love again?

Davis: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager ~A marriage of convenience ignites into a steamy romance and brings two strong wills together.

Make Mine a Cowboy by Sandy Lea Sullivan ~She writes fantasy cowboys for a living…but she never expected to find her own on the back roads of Hill Country, Texas.

Chocolate Cowboy by Kirsten Lynn ~Returning to Wyoming two things surprised GySgt Jared Worrell: becoming the town chocolatier and Lucy Thomas. Coming home never tasted so sweet.

Montana Bachelor by Hildie McQueen ~Rich Bachelor seeks Single Female who won’t mind complications of elite society, a suspicious father and an evil ex-girlfriend.

Cowboys Never Fold by Lexi Post ~A cowboy honors a promise by working at a nudist resort but to win the sexy owner’s heart, he must bare more than his soul.

Under Pressure by Rhonda Lee Carver ~The Stone sisters know their way with a gun, rope, three-inch heels, and a cowboy’s heart.

Jake: Men of Clifton by Susan Fisher Davis ~He can tame the wildest stallion, but can he tame a stubborn redhead that wants nothing to do with him?

The Real McCoy by Sabrina York ~She mistakes him for a stripper…he is happy to comply!

River’s Edge by Gem Sivad ~From gunslinger to ranch owner. He’s finding respectability a lot more dangerous than his former life of sin.


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