Praise for Branded:
"I was hooked from the first page. It sizzles with sexy tension, and Cole is HOT!"
---- Jennifer Blackwood, USA Today bestselling author
I have my hands full taking care of my little sister and covering for my uncle as ranch foreman. The last thing I need is a Texas princess like Callie Llewellyn getting up in my business and messing with my head.
All I can think of is getting up close and personal with those curves of hers. And being on the edge of discovery makes our quick-and-dirty encounters twice as hot. And that’s all they are—quick and dirty—there’s nothing deeper going on here.
There’s only one rule to keeping my job and a roof over my sister’s head: stay away from the boss’s granddaughter. But I’m not always great at following the rules.
The idea of her giving any man what she’d given me pissed me off. I had no right to be jealous. None. But I didn’t want to think about anyone else touching my princess. She was fucking hot and deserved someone who knew how to handle a woman who was reserved on the outside but burning on the inside. I shoved my hand up her shirt. Her breath caught as I rubbed a thumb across her nipple. God, she made me come undone.
The mere thought of another man’s hands on her and I was a damn gorilla beating my chest and telling her no. Ridiculous.
My cell rang, and I pushed away from the wall. Away from her. I growled and then I answered.
Callie was a vision, with her mussed hair and those swollen lips. For a few moments, she just watched me. Usually, her feelings were easy to read, but not this time. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath.
“Cole?” My name came over the cell. I’d forgotten to answer the damn phone after I’d accepted the call.
“I’m going to send out Avery to check some of the other cattle. I’m worried about the bacteria spreading. Your boss would have my hide if he lost any cattle because of this. You might want to rustle up some of the others to test the herd. It’s going to be long day.”
I didn’t hear the rest of what he said. Callie pulled her T-shirt down and grabbed a band to pull up her hair.
She turned without a backward glance and headed out of the barn. I wanted to say something but couldn’t. It was best if she left.
But damn if I didn’t want to believe that even though I had a ton of work to do.
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Best-selling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt. Her entertainment columns are syndicated by FYI Television, Inc. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing classes. She does film reviews with Hawkeye in the Morning on 96.3 KSCS, and is a former president of the Television Critics Association.