Texas Heat (Lone Star Intrigue #1) by Debra White Smith

By Debra White Smith

A lady is improperly accused—and one guy will possibility every little thing to turn out her innocence and store her lifestyles. the very last thing Jack Mansfield ever sought after used to be to arrest his former sweetheart—especially together with her crying five-year-old putting directly to her. yet Jack is the police leader of Bullard, Texas, and files point out Charli has embezzled greater than $100,000 from the financial institution the place she works. Charli swears she's blameless, yet Jack needs to abide by means of the legislation. Charli inspiration she had pieced her existence again jointly after her first husband left her by myself and pregnant. yet now she sits in a prison mobile, accused of a criminal offense she didn't dedicate, with a bit woman ready at the outdoors. Charli's religion has regularly saved her regular in the course of the ups and downs of lifestyles, yet she cannot deny she's now as regards to melancholy. Jack has harbored unrequited love for Charli for over a decade; and that love drives him to activity himself and his private-eye brother, Sonny, to end up her innocence and locate the wrongdoer. yet Jack and Charli won't ever have their happily-ever-after if she is going to prison...or is murdered by means of the individual that framed her. Will they locate the real wrongdoer in time to avoid wasting Charli's existence and eventually supply their love an opportunity? contains dialogue questions, a letter from the writer, and a preview of publication within the lone superstar intrigue sequence

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A miracle occurred that night. Jack walked away from the booze and never went back. He also found the strength to get back in college and finally finish his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Unfortunately, Sonny hadn’t recuperated quite so swiftly. In Jack’s estimation, his journey to God was still in progress. As for the drink­ ing, Sonny had stopped that a few years ago after he’d almost killed himself in a one-vehicle wreck near their parents’ place. Jack had known about the wreck the second it happened.

Even at eight thirty, he felt the potential. ” He swiped at the beads of sweat collecting along his collar and wished for that breeze again. “You still carrying a torch for her, man, because if—” “Nobody said anything about any torches,” Jack growled. ” “Because if you are,” Sonny continued his voice measured, “you’re a glutton for punishment. ” Jack stood and stomped to the edge of the deck. ” “Take it any way you like,” Jack shot back. ” “So, if I don’t, what-er-ya-gonna-do? ” Jack frowned. Sometimes his brother could be too blasted cocky for his own good .

He straightened. At this angle, the woman resembled Charli Friedmont. Sigmund leaned forward, hardened his stare. There is no way that can be Charli, he thought. This gal looked haggard, worn down—not fresh and perky like the Charli he knew. But the longer he observed her, the more convinced Sigmund was that the bedrag­ gled brunette really was Charli Friedmont. ” he whispered as a quiver shook him to his core. Spinning toward the store, Sigmund marched to the door, TE X AS H E AT « 45 whipped it open, and entered the building.

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