Date Published: Apr 2020
She’s a sweet southern scientist searching for oil—not a wedding ring . . . until she locks horns with a smooth-talking Texan who makes her an offer she can’t refuse
Devlin McMillian has spent the last few years searching for oil . . . and not finding a drop. But she knows she has the right land this time. Only one man stands in her way. A man who is as hot as a two-dollar pistol and as stubborn as a Texas mule. Striking it rich seems to mean nothing to Holden Lancaster. He won’t even give Devlin the time of day. When the ladies of Simple, Texas, suggest that all she needs is a makeover to get Holden’s attention, she readily agrees. But the plan of going from awkward inept scientist to sexually aggressive bombshell backfires, and Devlin becomes the one caught like a fly in Holden’s bad-boy web. Suddenly, finding oil takes a backseat to finding a man who will love her for who she is.
Holden Lancaster was the stereotypical rich kid of the Double Diamond Boy’s Ranch. Raised by a driven career mom who put the family business before her kids, he learned to hide the grief he carried over the death of his baby sister behind a charming smile and a bad boy attitude. As an adult and successful attorney, Holden is still hiding his feelings. When a brainy geoscientist starts snooping around his land, Holden fears that the things he buried there from his painful past might be discovered. And he’s not about to let that happen. But before he can get rid of Devlin for good, his controlling mother decides that finding him the perfect mate will fix all her mothering mistakes. If Holden doesn’t want to be stuck with his meddling mom and her list of potential brides, he’ll need to make a deal with the sexy scientist. A deal that will dig up the past and spin his life around like a chicken coop in a tornado.
Can Holden finally let go of his past and strike it rich in love? Or will Devlin’s kept secret frack up their budding romance forever?