The Rancher’s Baby Proposal
by Barbara White Daille
From the back cover
HER SECRET COWBOY CRUSH
Ally Martinez has always been known as a fun and flirty kind of gal. But deep down she’s never forgotten the cowboy who left town. When her crush Reagan Chase comes home after a five-year absence, Ally knows this is her big chance. The guy I’ve always wanted. Only Reagan has something different in mind…
Still reeling from his last relationship, Reagan needs a babysitter for his month-old son. With Ally’s help, he can get his family’s ranch ready for sale and get out of Cowboy Creek. The problem? Ally is one seriously cute distraction. But Reagan will do whatever it takes to keep his heart safe. Even if it means losing the only place—and the only woman—he can call home.
Excerpt from the book
“It’s still early yet,” Reagan told Ally. “You should go. You probably have somewhere else you want to be tonight.”
She shook her head. “Not really.”
He crossed the room and plucked the dust cloth from her hand. “All right, then, you must have something else you want to do on a Friday night besides clean dusty shelves. Like hang out at the Bowl-a-Rama. Or go for a treat at the Big Dipper.”
She gave him a slow smile that made him wish he’d stayed where he was. “I could go for something, but I sure don’t need any ice cream to make my jeans even tighter.”
He clutched the cloth, his fingers itching. And it had nothing to do with any dust allergy, that was for sure. He wanted to reach out and touch those curves he’d had the pleasure of seeing.
She couldn’t have caught him watching her, could she? He glanced at the shelves. No mirrored surfaces, and even the rows of porcelain knickknacks, now freshly dusted, couldn’t reflect an image from across the room.
No, Ally was just being Ally. A kid—now a woman—with a teasing sense of humor.
He had to believe that, because he refused to let himself think of her as anything more, as anything to him personally but an acquaintance. A babysitter. An employee.
He stepped back and cleared his throat again. Get a grip.
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About the Author
Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: http://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
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Congratulations on your new release, Barbara. What a darling cover.
Thank you, Linda! This little guy makes me smile every time I look at him. 🙂
And thanks for sharing the peek at the book with your readers.
The baby on that cover is adorable. Good luck with the new release.