THE FORBIDDEN TEXAN – Sara Orwig
Texas Promises , Book 3
Harlequin Desire #2637
Contemporary Series Romance
Dallas, Texas – Present Day
For several generations, the Ralston and Kincaid families have been embroiled in a feud that neither knows how it started. The late Thane Warner was friends with both families and, at his death, requested that Jake Ralston and Emily Kincaid work together in order to mend the fences. While Emily was reluctant at first, the request also comes with a large sum of money, so she agrees. But she fears her attraction to Jake could end with her in his bed.
Jake acknowledges their mutual attraction but insists to Emily that he will be a gentleman, even as he continues to flirt with her. They soon are friends, but things change after he discovers something that not only could alter their relationship, but allow an affair to happen with no regrets between them. But Emily is afraid of losing her heart to a man who insists he'll never marry.
In THE FORBIDDEN TEXAN, the romance between Jake and Emily is of the slow-burning kind. They spend a lot of time dancing around the fact that they're attracted to each other but, just when you think they'll make love, one or both back off. That family feud—and commitment phobia—plays a big part in keeping them from acting upon their attraction sooner. Meanwhile, Emily works to help Jake reopen the old Warner family homestead, though he insists he won't live there full time. It's all about adhering to the memory of their friend Thane.
Emily is big on family while Jake didn't have the best of childhoods. He even tried marriage once, but it ended badly. As such, another marriage isn't in his plans, while Emily wants love, marriage, and a white picket fence. After a while, she finally agrees to a fling with Jake. But can she walk away from him once their work is finished and they go their separate ways? Will the family feud end and allow the families to co -exist in the same social circles that they run in? In THE FORBIDDEN TEXAN, readers are also introduced to Emily's brothers. They're protective of her. Are their stories soon to be told?
A forbidden romance tantalizes Jake and Emily in THE FORBIDDEN TEXAN. While part of the Texas Promises series by Sara Orwig, it can easily be read as a standalone. Pick up this tale to find out what secrets are uncovered and if love is in the stars for Jake and Emily.