Rhonda Lee Carver
Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy’s command.
Not getting any younger and wanting to leave her cheating ex-husband in the past, Moon Novak decides she wants a child, even if she must do it alone. Well…as alone as Mother Nature will allow her.
She’s lacking a key factor—a man.
Dr. Cam Parker isn’t quite ready to jump into the saddle after losing his wife to cancer, but he isn’t against getting his feet wet with the stunning, brazen cowgirl ranch hand at Nirvana.
What he didn’t expect is to become a perfect cowboy daddy. Or that he would fall for the raven-haired beauty.
Nirvana Ranch is steamier than ever. There’s lust between the sheets. Secrets. Conflict. Hot cowboys. And a maniac on the loose who wields a deadly club and has a taste for revenge.
Moon’s ex-husband cheated on her repeatedly. Now on her own working as a hand at Nirvana, she has proven herself more than capable to keep up with her male counterparts. The problem is they think of her as one of the guys. She is more than a little embarrassed when the doctor witnesses Jace’s rejection of her. A mistake on her part to begin with.
Cameron likes his busy life, Nirvana and the small local hospital have proven to be the change he needed. Like everyone else he sometimes needs to wind down a bit. Little did he know he would run into Moon. Moon is different than other women he’s known and he is more than a little attracted to her. This is a favorite scene the night after the encounter in the barn.
He’d realized earlier that he’d made the same stupid mistake that Jace did. He’d turned down her request to spend some time with him. Hell, what red-blooded, single man did such a thing?
Yeah, Cam was single. He looked down at his bare finger.
He swept his gaze back to Moon who was dropping coins into the slot. A soft tune floated from the speakers and before he could change his mind, he took off toward her and reached her just as she spun around, coming face to face with him. A slow smile drew up the corners of her beautiful lips. He didn’t say a word as he took her hand, smiling at her surprised expression, then he led her to the dance floor.
“Get a couple more beers in?” she asked.
“Nope.” He drew her against him, their bodies pressing against each other, heat nestling below his waist. “I came to my senses,” he whispered next to her ear. She smelled so good, felt even better. Everything around them faded as they moved against each other to the rhythmic tune of a familiar country song. “I’m a slow learner sometimes.”
She lifted her arms around his neck and drew her face back just enough so that she was looking up at him through the veil of her long lashes. “I don’t hold grudges.”
“Does that mean I’m forgiven for my lack of protocol in the barn?”
“What incident in the barn?” She laid her head on his shoulder and his breath hitched. Her soft curves swayed against his tight muscles, her legs brushing against his thighs, causing a rush of emotions behind his zipper.
Pressing his palm to the small of her back, he breathed in her scent— a lethal concoction of woman and seduction. He slowly walked his fingers up her spine, caressing each vertebrae as he moved, until he reached her neck. Threading his fingers in her hair he tested the satin smoothness of the tresses, before gliding the tips of his fingers along her slender nape and the baby soft hairs on her skin. Slipping his fingers against her scalp as he brushed his lips against the slender line of her neck. His body turned rock solid and he had to remind himself to breathe. “I’m glad I rethought things.”
“I am too. I thought I’d have to dance with the fellow who has the slicked back hair and the tattoo of his mom’s face on his chest.” He pulled back slightly. “What do you have against a man who loves his mom?”
“Not a thing, but can you imagine being with a man, making love, and having his mom’s face looking straight at you. A mood-stealer. Not that making love to him crossed my mind… but…”
He laughed. “Yeah, point taken.”
Their gazes connected and his throat tightened. He’d never wanted to kiss a woman more in his life. Truth was, he felt like he was back in college when he was the awkward teenager who couldn’t put two words together without announcing that his cock was hard. He was a bit unpolished when it came to attraction. He remembered what his nurse Maria said, “Just be yourself. That’s what a woman wants.”
“The song is ending, cowboy.” Moon stepped back, smiling, her eyes sparkling.
Fuck! What did he want to say? “If you’ll excuse me, I need to run to the restroom and splash my face with cold water, or maybe dive into the ice bucket behind the bar.” He rubbed his hat down his head, resituating it low on his forehead.
Her laugh was the sweetest, most pleasant sound he’d heard in a long time. “I’ll meet you when you’re finished.”
Carver, Rhonda Lee; Carver, Rhonda Lee. A Perfect Cowboy Daddy (Cowboys of Nirvana Book 7) (Kindle Locations 647-682). Kindle Edition.
When a guest is attacked at the resort, something isn’t jiving. The guest is staying longer because of the investigation and is becoming a bit clingy in the friendship she’s established with Moon.
Cam and Moon are starting a relationship but she hasn’t stalled her plans to have a child without a man. Yes things are about to become complicated.
This one kept me guessing even as the sparks continued to fly between Cam and Moon. With her independent streak and his protectiveness all bets are off.
5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!
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Rhonda Lee Carver is a published book writer with a collection of print and eBooks under her wing. She is also a freelance editor. Her first book was published with Wild Rose Press in 2010.
She writes everything from contemporary to steamy to paranormal to suspense…you name it, she’s written it. Her specialty is writing men who love to get their hands dirty—hardworking, blue collar, heroes in everyday life.
When Rhonda isn’t crafting edge-of-your-seat, sizzling novels, you’ll find her with her children and husband watching soccer, watching a breathtaking movie, traveling to exotic places (with Bora Bora on her bucket list), doing (or trying) yoga, saving cats and dogs, and finding new ways to keep life interesting.
Rhonda thrives on making her readers happy. She believes life can be a challenge, but reading is a place where fantasy comes to life. Her motto: “Everyone deserves romance—one page at a time.“