Texas Cattleman's Club: The Showdown , Book 4
Harlequin Desire #2114
ISBN: 978-0-373-731275
October 2011
Series Romance

Royal, Texas – Present Day

New York City architect Daniel Warren is only in Royal for a quick business trip to present his plans for the new Texas Cattleman's Club building to the board, but he almost immediately runs into—and is attracted to—ranching heiress Elizabeth Milton. They hit it off, but both realize that Daniel's reasons for being in town are short-term, and Elizabeth can't get involved with a man who lives halfway across the country. Yet it doesn't stop them from enjoying a night of passion, and it doesn't take them long to realize that they want more. But Elizabeth is tied to her late parents' will that decrees that she can only be out of Royal for no more than two months out of the year, and Daniel's work is in New York City. Daniel isn't planning to marry anytime soon, and he isn't going to get involved in a long distance affair, so any hope of being together is doomed by the time the sun rises the morning after they make love. Can they overcome the obstacles between them to make any kind of future together?

Instant attraction hits Daniel and Elizabeth in Robyn Grady's MILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY, MAVERICK HEIRESS, but can they dare explore any future between them? Daniel grew up being shuffled between parents and hated it. He's worked hard to be independent and successful, without marriage in his plans. One look at Elizabeth has him wanting a woman like he's never wanted one before. She's sexy, beautiful and the right temperament for him, yet she has her own problems. While Elizabeth could give up the ranch and the income it provides and run off to New York City to join Daniel, she uses the funds from the ranch to help others in need. Dare she be selfish and lose everything for a man who won't commit? Neither sees a way around the problem, so they embark on a short term affair, while Daniel finds excuses to stick around Royal. Their lovemaking is sensual and shows a sense of desperation, as they realize this might be their last time together. Is there any way they can make things work for a happily-ever-after?

Meanwhile, the Texas Cattleman's Club: The Showdown series heats up as secrets and blackmails become known. Is it related to the continuing battle for the presidency of the club? Readers will surely be as curious as I am and wait with bated breath for the next book in the series.

Elizabeth is sassy and upfront, just the right woman for the quiet, business-oriented Daniel. Their tale is about their working out the obstacles placed in their path to happiness. Let's hope it all works out in MILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY, MAVERICK HEIRESS.

Patti Fischer