Red Dirt Royalty , Book 5
Harlequin Desire #2507
ISBN: 978-0-373-83834-9
March 2017
Contemporary Series Romance

Las Vegas, Nevada and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Present Day

As the security head of Barron Enterprises, Cash Barron prides himself on his ability to always be on top of any security issue. When the nefarious Rowland family descends on a Barron casino, they're no doubt up to no good, but Cash is ready for them. He'd hoped to able to catch them, but they escape, except for one member: Roxanne “Roxie” Rowland. However, Cash is not able to pin anything on Roxie and lets her go, but that doesn't mean he still doesn't have his eye on her. After investigating her, it turns out she lives in Oklahoma City just like he does; he “apprehends” her and forces her to stay with him at his condo.

Roxie was dumped at a boarding school by her father when she was a child and never part of her family's criminal activities. However, they have no compunction in using her as bait in Vegas, which ends badly. She knows they're wanting to do it again and hopes to avoid this, but Cash intervenes, prepared to keep an eye on her to either flush out her family, or prove her guilt. Roxie is not happy having to give up her job and staying under constant guard by Cash and his minions. Of course, he's not happy having her, especially since her enormous dog, Harley, is part of the deal. But living under the same roof soon has the sexual chemistry between Cash and Roxie hotter than a forest fire.

REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL opens with slam-bang action as Cash and his security team attempt to stop the Rowland clan from stealing money from their casino. But they're thwarted, and Roxie is the only person captured. She claims innocence, and with no money actually taken, Cash can't hold her. However, she's now on his radar, and he will do whatever it takes to bring down her family, including holding her under house arrest. Cash is not used to having a woman (and her big, lovable dog) under his roof, and has to adjust to the situation. Roxie aggravates him, because she is annoying, loudmouthed and a klutz, but she's also a woman he's having a hard time resisting.

Roxie feels betrayed by her family as she walked right into their trap to make her take the fall in their robbery attempt. She's never been a part of their schemes and doesn't approve, and has built her own life working for a museum. Roxie can't persuade Cash of this, and when he drags her to his condo, she's annoyed. There's an attraction between them that refuses to die, and soon they're embarking on a steamy affair, but Cash and Roxie are sitting on a ticking time bomb, because there's no doubt her family will be making another move. Meanwhile, Cash is having to come to turns with repairing broken fences with his brothers. At the conclusion of REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL, the final tale in the Red Dirt Royalty series, a start is made for reconciliation.

A sexy, passionate tale of a couple trying to find love despite the pressures of their families, REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL is a one you won't want to miss.

Patti Fischer