Her Unbridled Cowboy (Harland County Series)

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“You’re not my type either,
darlin’,”
he said, settling down by the window, arms folded across his
chest. “I don’t care for city girls. Besides…” His gaze was lazy and lingering.
“You’re like my kid sister.”

Kid sister. Right.
Except her
body didn’t have sisterly responses to his. No. The handsome cowboy made her
toes curl with his deep, sexy drawl, and her heart race should his brown eyes
stare for too long. Yeah.
Not
sisterly.

“Then this should be interesting,”
Cole said, smile still hovering around his mouth.

Kerri watched Jordan turn to her fiancé and frown. “What?”

“The mistletoe, of course.” Her
future brother-in-law pointed to the branch hanging directly above Connor’s
head.

Kerri’s gaze bounced from the sprig
down to Connor, then to the others.

They were all staring right at her.
Oh, heck no.
They’d all lost their friggin’ minds. “No way.” She
couldn’t. She just couldn’t. “You can’t be serious?”

“Of course we are,” Cole replied,
looking from her to his brother. “You’re the only single girl standing here.”

“Then I’ll go get another.” She
laughed and would have left if Connor had kept his pain-in-the-butt mouth shut.

“She’s too chicken, little brother.
Must be a city girl thing. No backbone.”

 

 

 

 

Her
Unbridled Cowboy

Harland
County Series

Book Two: Connor

 

 

By

Donna Michaels

 

HER UNBRIDLED COWBOY

Harland County Series/Book Two:
Connor

 

Copyright © 2013 Donna Michaels

Cover Art by
Ramona Lockwood
© 2013

 

Excerpt from
Her Uniform Cowboy
Copyright
© 2013 Donna Michaels

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this book may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including
photocopying, recording, or by an information storage and retrieval
system-except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review to be printed
in a magazine, newspaper, or on the web -without permission in writing from the
author. For information, please contact the author via email at
[email protected]

 

All characters in this book have no existence outside the
imagination of the author and have no relation whatsoever to anyone bearing the
same name or names. They are not even distantly inspired by any individual
known or unknown to the author, and all incidents are pure invention.

ISBN: Not Assigned.

 

License Statement

 

This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook
may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share
this book with another person, please download an additional copy for each recipient.
Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

What they’re saying…

 

About Her
Fated Cowboy:

 


As always, this author perfectly blended an amazing
storyline, which contained characters you just can’t help but fall in love with
and she worked her magic in creating a masterpiece of the heart. I even enjoyed
her sense of humor sprinkled throughout, which was placed in all the right
places. This is one story I highly recommend and one author I just can’t read
enough from. Since this is the first book in the Harland County series, I’m
eagerly looking forward to the next book.

—Night Owl Reviews,
Reviewer Top Pick

 

About Captive Hero
(Time-shift Heroes
Series-Book One):

**2012 RONE Awards
Nominee for Best Time Travel**

“Captive Hero” is a compelling story about
two star crossed lovers. They make an amazing couple.  Their banter,
chemistry and the deep love that is obvious in their interactions make them a
true pleasure to read about! The story is full of twists, unexpected
revelations interwoven with moments of peace and love. It’s an amazing
adventure that will tug at the reader’s heartstrings and refuse to let go!”

—InD’tale Magazine
,
Awarded
Crowned Heart of Excellence

 

“Ms. Michaels has outdone herself yet
again by writing another story in which her readers can’t help but fall in love
with her characters.
This is another great story by Ms.
Michaels that I enjoyed from cover to cover and I’m eagerly awaiting the next
book to be released in this Time-shift Heroes series. Well done!”

—Night Owl Reviews,
Reviewer Top Pick

 

About
Cowboy-Sexy:

 

“A blend of military man and cowboy …ohh
my. The connection between these two is electric. This book is full of real
life struggles that military couples face. These details give the story a lot
of depth and heart. Yet despite the difficult topics tackled, the upbeat
dialogue makes this a fun read. Readers will race through this story and then
preorder the next book in the series to see what is in store for outrageous
Brett.”

—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

 

 

Also by Donna Michaels

 

~Novels~

Captive Hero
(Time-shift Heroes Series-Book One)

The Spy Who Fanged
Me

Her Fated Cowboy

~Novellas~

Cowboy-Sexy

Thanks for Giving

Ten Things I’d Do
for a Cowboy

Vampire Kristmas

~Short Stories~

The Hunted

Negative Image

The Truth About
Daydreams

Holiday Spirit

~Do-Over Series~

Valentine’s Day
Do-Over

Valentine’s Day
Do-Over Part II: The Siblings

 

UPCOMING
RELEASES:

She Does Know Jack

~Time-shift Heroes
Series~

Future Hero—Book Two

~Harland County
Series~

Her Uniform Cowboy
(Book 3/Kade)

~Dangerous Curves
Series~

Locke and Load—Book
One

Dear
Reader
,

Thank you for purchasing Her
Unbridled Cowboy. This was the second book in my four book Harland County
Series. Unruly cowboys and the women who tame them. 

Connor McCall is Cole’s older, laid-back
brother. Tall and handsome, the cattle rancher loves the outdoors, but isn’t
crazy about city girls. Three times he was engaged to one, and three times the
relationship failed. Connor turned out to be the sweetest, biggest, teddy bear
hero I’d ever written, and it was going to take an understanding ‘cowboy tamer’
to help him overcome his trust issues.

Kerri Masters is exactly what the
cowboy needs, and vice versa. Sweet and unsure, she’s homeless and unemployed,
hoping to stay in Texas only until her sister is married. But of course, the
matchmaking parents have other ideas.

The unwanted attraction between the
two is too strong to fight. Once they give in, they stumble and grow, falter
and blossom, learning a few things about themselves along the way.

Another hot, heartfelt, sexy read,
this story also includes some of the other characters in the series. Once
again, their participation rounds out this book and sets the stage for the
next.

Thanks for reading,

~Donna

www.donnamichaelsauthor.com

Dedication

 

To the fans of the first book, Her Fated Cowboy. I hope you
enjoy the story of Cole’s older brother Connor, the laid back cowboy and his
bumpy journey!

To my husband Michael, my family, the HOODS, and most of
all, to my fellow author and friend JT Schultz who’s waited years for Connor’s
story. This one’s for you, JT!

Table
of Contents

What they’re
saying…

Also by
Donna Michaels

Dear Reader

Dedication

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter
Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter
Seven

Chapter
Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter
Eleven

Chapter
Twelve

Chapter
Thirteen

Chapter
Fourteen

Chapter
Fifteen

Chapter
Sixteen

Chapter
Seventeen

Chapter
Eighteen

Chapter
Nineteen

Chapter
Twenty

Chapter
Twenty-One

Chapter
Twenty-Two

Chapter
Twenty-Three

Stuffed
Strawberries with Yummy Cream Cheese Filling

Chapter One
– Her Uniform Cowboy

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Chapter One

 

H
omeless and unemployed.

West Coast Chef Kerri Masters
silently summed up her current life situation. Her
sucky
life situation.
Will I ever catch a break
, she wondered as she stood in a roomful of
people gathered at the Wild Creek Ranch, home of longtime family friends, the
McCalls.

The last place she wanted to be.

Ever.

She had hoped not to suffer this
fate again until, oh…say
never
. Okay, not true. She loved her parents,
and since they’d recently moved back to Harland County, Texas and were
currently staying with the McCalls until renovations were completed on their
old homestead,
never
wasn’t an option.

But, next summer worked for her. Yes,
she’d had
that
timeframe in mind. Not
now
. Not the day before
flippin’
Thanksgiving.

Leave it to fate.

Fate.

She swallowed a sneer, but was
unable to stop a slight twist from reaching her top lip.
Yeah

leave it to fate to take another swing at her life with a
blasted butcher knife. Felt more like a meat cleaver.
Two
meat cleavers.

Didn’t she already have enough deep
cuts?
Criminy
. Was she walking around with an invisible sign on her back
blaring,
Come on, is that all you’ve got?

“We’re just thankful you and Jordan
are all right,” her mother, Hannah Masters said, pulling her into a hug.

Again.

This one made number seven since
she’d arrived from California with her sister Jordan a little over four hours
ago. She’d spent most of that time in her room avoiding…well, everyone, while Jordan did the same by saddling a horse and going for a ride.

But that was okay. She’d understood
her sister’s need to be alone. Coming here had been painful for Jordan until
Cole had shown up and gone after her sister to profess his love. The happy
couple had returned five minutes ago. Engaged.

Finally.

A good size helping of warmth
invaded the almost constant chill in Kerri’s body. If ever two people were
meant to be together, it was Jordan and Cole. Both had lost a spouse, and it
was that shared pain, plus a long history of attraction that had brought them
together at last.

It did her heart good to know at least
her sister would have a happy life. 

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