Just His Luck
Shade Sterling has carried a torch for Lizzy Conners since senior year of high school. But the timing never felt right for them, especially since his ex-girlfriend, Ariel, disappeared without a trace years ago. Now, with their ten-year class reunion approaching, Shade is tired of waiting. Determined to move on with his life and take a chance with Lizzy, he’s all in...until a car is dredged up from a local pond and Ariel’s remains are found inside.
As the newly appointed sheriff, Lizzy must investigate every single lead – including the ones that point right to Shade. She knows she can’t let her heart get in the way of an investigation, but she can’t accept that Shade is guilty. Now if she can only prove it – both to the town out for justice and to herself.
When Josie O’Malley found herself pregnant, she knew her father would surely mete out the Texas law of the West and shoot the no ‘count before he’d demand a shotgun wedding. What her dad didn’t know was that Josie has been with the one man her father respected above all others: Clay Jackson. So Josie fled Texas before either man could find out the truth...and before she put either of them in danger.
Two years later, Clay found Josie in Montana and was shocked to see her with a child. It boiled his blood that she’d had anybody’s baby but his. It burned him even more that a thief led Clay to her doorstep. So what was Josie hiding besides a child? And what would Clay’s investigation reveal about the toddler’s father...and the woman he’d never stopped loving?