TWO-WEEK TEXAS SEDUCTION – Cat Schield
Texas Cattleman's Club: Blackmail , Book 2
Harlequin Desire #2498
February 2017
Contemporary Series Romance

Royal, Texas – Present Day

Brandee Lawson has steadily built her ranch from nothing, but now it may be taken away from her if she doesn't adhere to the demands of an unknown blackmailer. The allegation is that she doesn't have the right to the property she's living on as it legally belongs to rival real estate developer Shane Delgado. Shane has been after Brandee to sell the property to him because he wants to expand his resorts, so if he should find out he really owns it…she would lose everything. Brandee decides to see if she can seduce Shane into signing over rights to the property by making a bet with him and luring him into staying at her ranch. Soften him up before telling him the truth. However, she's soon pulled into an irresistible attraction to him.

Shane is in the midst of building his latest hotel on land next door to Brandee's, but he must admit her challenge to him about working hard for her on the ranch has him intrigued. She has also implied there would be a sexual reward as part of the wager, so he jumps at it. Shane isn't afraid to work hard, though he is surprised at all that Brandee is doing to make her ranch a success. Long days working hard and then sitting around in the evenings together enhances the attraction that's built between them. They're soon making love, but will things explode between them when Shane learns the real reason Brandee is trying to soften him?

Brandee is holding a valuable secret about the land her ranch is on in TWO-WEEK TEXAS SEDUCTION. She's worked hard to get where she's at and to give it up would kill her. She has run into Shane around town, especially since he's made it clear he wants her land, and their encounters haven't been pleasant. Now she has to pretend to be attracted to him, but will it prove to be too hard? Yet, once Shane is staying with Brandee, he turns out to be charming, and desire for each other rises between them. Will sleeping with him be the only way to get him to sign the document giving her the property?

Shane is unaware of what Brandee's motives are, but he likes the turn of events in their relationship. He can't turn down a woman as attractive as she is, and likes the challenge of getting her into bed. Meanwhile, he's dealing with his mother, who has insisted he host an upcoming party. While he's dividing his time between Brandee's ranch and his own business, he really wants to spend it all with her. When will Shane realize he's falling for Brandee? And when the news that she is hiding from him becomes known, will it end things between them?

TWO-WEEK TEXAS SEDUCTION is part of the Texas Cattleman's Club: Blackmai l series but can easily be read as a standalone, and readers will be wondering who is blackmailing members of the Texas Cattleman's Club. There's plenty of intrigue and sensuality going on between Brandee and Shane, but could there be more, like…marriage? Find out in the engaging TWO-WEEK TEXAS SEDUCTION.

Patti Fischer