~ Bestselling author Celia Yeary offers an exciting Texas romance about the King family and the difficulties which come from mixing ranching and oil. ~
Lee King is a dreamer. When he realizes he was born under a lucky star, he reached for the jackpot and won. But winning a big prize isn’t the same as keeping it safe from interlopers and greedy fortune hunters – including women. When oilman Tex McDougal crosses his path, Lee believes he has found the perfect man to help him. His daughter, Emilie McDougal, while not a buxom beauty, impresses him with her intelligence, her courage, and her selflessness.
Could he strike a financial bargain with her? One that would suit them both?
Emilie McDougal has no family except her father, and she has followed in his footsteps from age one. When Lee King enters their lives, she begins to dream – for the first time in her life. She only wants one thing from Lee, one tiny thing that would make her life complete. Would he agree to her counter-bargain?
She put her arms around the mare’s neck and whispered in her ear. The mare nodded, as though saying, “yes” to something. Emilie laughed, rubbed her ears, and patted her neck. She walked all around the horse, touching and talking softly, as though wooing a lover.
Lee couldn’t take his eyes off Emilie. Here was her soft side he’d never seen. Would she treat a man…a lover…the same way? Whispering, softly laughing, touching?
Celia Yeary-Romance…and a little bit ‘o Texas