She’s fierce. Gorgeous. Elusive. Even a little dangerous…
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d be paying the likes of Peyton Crow for her time.
I knew I wanted company tonight – that’s why I came to the bar in the first place. I just didn’t expect myself to approach her, the beautiful, mysterious Peyton. The woman who can hypnotize a guy with just a toss of her sleek, dark hair, or a twist of her gorgeous body…
She’ll do just about anything if the price is right – except let a man get truly close to her.
I doubt she’s ever heard a proposition like mine, though. All I want from her is precious information, because I’m sure, considering who her father is, she knows plenty about my secret passion: horses. Horses are the key to saving the Corbin Ranch, I’m sure of it…I just need to know more. I need a business partner.
That means that Peyton herself is the key to saving our ranch, to making my dreams come true…maybe in more ways than one.
Corbin is kind, handsome, ambitious…the perfect man…for some other girl.
I’ve gotten to know a lot of men over the years. I guess you could call it my profession. I’ve found that most men are just different shades of the same boring bastard, with few good ones thrown in.
Emmett Corbin, though, is a little more interesting. He first caught my eye back in high school, and he’s grown up to be a fine-looking man. And he has ambition, passion, which is unique in this middle-of-nowhere town.
He’s about as intriguing to me as a guy can get.
But the trick to keeping things professional, to holding myself together, is to keep most everyone at arm’s length.
I’m a loner for a reason…always have been.
Nothing can change that – not Corbin’s business plan, good intentions…radiant smile…nothing.