By Laura Drake
(Forever, Mass Market Paperback, 9781455521975, 320pp.)
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
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A Love as Wild as the West . . .
Aubrey Madison is starting over. Leaving Los Angeles and everything behind except the scars of her ruined past, Bree sets out for cowboy country. Now she has a new home, a new job-and a new worry: the ruggedly sexy rancher who makes her long for things she shouldn't . . .
Rough and tumble cattleman Max Jameson has broken wild stallions and faced angry bulls. Yet the redheaded city cupcake who turned up at the High Heather Ranch might be his undoing. Bree has a plan to rescue the ranch from foreclosure that's just crazy enough to work. But will Max gamble his future on a beautiful stranger?
"Touchingly real. Tender and timely. Laura Drake creates characters you know you've met and you have to root for." -Pamela Morsi, USA Today bestselling author on The Sweet Spot
"An emotionally packed story that will pull all the heartstrings." -Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author on The Sweet Spot
Laura Drake grew up in the suburbs outside Detroit, though her stories are set in the west. A tomboy, she's always loved the outdoors and adventure. In 1980 she and her sister packed everything they owned into Pintos and moved to California. There she met and married a motorcycling, bleed-maroon Texas Aggie and her love affair with the West was born. Laura rides motorcycles: Elvis, a 1985 BMW Mystic, and Sting, a 1999 BMW R1100.
In Texas, Laura was introduced to her first rodeo, and fell in love. She's an avid fan of Pro Bull Riding (PBR,) attending any event within driving distance, including two PBR National finals.
Laura now lives in California with her family. She is hard at work on her next novel.
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"Drake writes excellent contemporary westerns that show the real American West--not a dude-ranch fantasy...This one's not to be missed."
—RT Book Reviews on NOTHING SWEETER
"Max's tough exterior masks relatable fear, his relationship with Wyatt is handled gracefully, and Bree's genuine shame about her past makes her sympathetic."—Publishers Weekly on NOTHING SWEETER
"Poignant, heart-wrenching, hopeful...this realistic contemporary zeroes in on issues of trust, communication, healing, and forgiveness. A cut above the rest."—Library Journal on THE SWEET SPOT
"4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK! A sensitive, honest look at a family destroyed by loss...Drake's characters are so real, so like us, that you will look at your own life and count your treasures."—RT Book Reviews on THE SWEET SPOT
"Lovers of western settings will enjoy debut author Drake's detailed descriptions of bull riding and cattle ranching."—Publishers Weekly on THE SWEET SPOT
"Drake is a fabulous new voice in romantic fiction; this is a first-class Western!"—New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller on THE SWEET SPOT