COURTING THE COWBOY BOSS – Janice Maynard
Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies , Book 1
Harlequin Desire #2409
ISBN: 978-0-373-73422-1
November 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

Royal, Texas – Present Day

As the new president of the Texas Cattleman's Club, Case Baxter realizes his time is going to be limited, so decides to hire a cleaning service. Mellie Winslow, who owns the business, shows up to be the housekeeper, but right away Case is on alert. He finds himself attracted to Mellie, and after already being burned once by a gold-digger who married him for money, he doesn't want to risk the same thing happening again. Mellie is efficient and all business, but that changes when he comes down with a bad case of the flu. It is Mellie who nurses him back to health. In the process, the below the surface bubbling attraction between them comes to the top.

While having Case as one of Mellie's clients surely will help her fledging business, getting involved with him can only lead to big problems. Yet a delirious Case is hard to resist, and he comes to rely on her. Mellie is content to be friends, but Case wants her…in his bed. She is afraid of what people will think if she embarks on an affair, especially since he makes it clear he cannot offer anything beyond a fling. But Mellie is afraid she'll lose her heart to Case, especially when he doesn't trust her after rumors swirl that her alcoholic father is selling some of their family's property to a mysterious company.

It's dangerous to fall for the boss in COURTING THE COWBOY BOSS by Janice Maynard. All Mellie wants is to get her housekeeping business up and running, and having Case will be a boost to her plans. He's attractive, even as he is a tad distrustful of her motives for doing the work herself when she could've brought in another worker. She assures him she just wants the job to be done properly, and she sets out to prove it to him. Mellie and Case keep their distance from each other, but all that goes by the wayside when he gets ill and can barely function. With Case having no family, it is up to Mellie take care of him, which she diligently does. He is grateful, and they grow closer. He wants a fling, while she wants to keep things strictly business. But there's no denying the sizzling attraction between them…

COURTING THE COWBOY BOSS is the first tale in the Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies, series with the plotlines swirling around a mysterious company that is apparently up to no good by buying Royal land. What are their plans? Things even come to a head in COURTING THE COWBOY BOSS when it turns out the Texas Cattleman's Club building might be in jeopardy. Will Mellie and Case work together to bring things to a satisfactory conclusion?

An intriguing tale of a couple falling in love despite their boss/employee relationship that put up barriers. Will Case and Mellie find their way to true love and happiness? Pick up your copy of COURTING THE COWBOY BOSS to learn the answer.

Patti Fischer