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From an award-winning author who “writes real cowboys with heart and soul” (Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author) comes an unforgettable western romance about two strangers who learn that home is where the heart is. . .

First rule of life on the run: never get attached. Nevada Sweet knows that better than anyone-it’s just too dangerous to stay put. And until now, she’s never wanted to. But she gets more than she bargained for when she walks into the Chestnut Creek Café looking for a job. Despite the protective wall she’s built, her coworker Joseph has her imagining a life she isn’t yet convinced she deserves…

While Unforgiven, New Mexico has always been home, Joseph “Fishing Eagle” King still feels like an outsider-no matter how much he tries to give back to his Navajo community. Beneath Nevada’s biting wit, he glimpses a similar vulnerability. Against all odds, Joseph finds himself falling for her, and it’s clear she’s not as unaffected as she pretends. When her past finally catches up with her, she’ll have to decide whether to keep running, or fight for what’s hers.

Includes the bonus novel Wild Cowboy Ways by Carolyn Brown!

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Praise

"This fast-paced romance has just enough suspense to give it spice."—Publishers Weekly
"Drake is a fabulous new voice in romantic fiction."—New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller on The Sweet Spot
"Drake writes excellent contemporary westerns that show the real American West."—RT Book Reviews
"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
"Lovers of western settings will enjoy debut author Drake's detailed descriptions of bull riding and cattle ranching."—Publishers Weekly on The Sweet Spot
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