When Clara Fuller inherits her father’s ranch, she quickly learns being in charge is not going to be all that easy. Raised around cattle, she knows the business inside and out, but few men are willing to work for a lady rancher. Even nature itself seems to have it out for her when a drought threatens the livestock. Little does she know, that’s the least of her concerns. A darker cloud is on the horizon. Once a drifter, Jake Talley has finally found a place to call home. As the foreman of the Fuller Ranch he doesn’t mind taking orders from a woman. As Miss Clara’s self-appointed protector, he takes his job seriously. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to help the lady succeed. That devotion is tested when trouble comes to call. Edward Sinclair is a successful man who wants more. He’s used to getting what he wants and few have dared to try and stand in the way. One piece of property is all he needs to have complete control of the one thing his neighbors need most—water. There’s only one problem, the land belongs to Clara Fuller. That’s all right, he’s never met a problem yet he couldn’t erase.
Targeted Audience: 21 and over
Kari Mackenzie loves writing romance short stories with an edge of realism. She loves to cook, exercise and spend time with her family.