He's everything she fears…
Wounded gunfighter Colt Evans stumbles onto a remote homestead never expecting to find compassion. But beautiful Amelia McCollister is like no other woman. Suddenly, his dream of settling down with a wife and home is within reach—but only if his past never comes gunning for him.
She's everything he dreams of…
Amelia had to grow up fast after outlaws murdered her parents, leaving her to raise her siblings alone. With a young brother who idolizes shootists, she dreads having a notorious gunman in her home. But as Colt slowly recovers, he reveals a caring nature under his tough exterior that Amelia can't resist.
Just when Colt starts to believe he can leave the gunfighter life behind, his past returns, bringing danger to them all. Can a shootist ever hang up his hardware? Or will their dreams disappear in the smoke of a desperado's gun?
Lynda Cox earned both her B.A. in English and history and M.A. in English from Indiana State University. Growing up on a steady diet of John Wayne Westerns and the television series Lassie, Lynda has incorporated those influences into her life. Her historical romance novels are set in the Wyoming Territory and when she isn’t writing she can be found on the road to the next dog show to exhibit her award winning collies.
No one knows for sure exactly what the fifth card in Bill Hickok's hand was when he was killed in a poker game. Some say it was the queen of hearts, but even more say it was the nine of diamonds. I went with the majority.
The Devil's Own Desperado
Aces and eights and the nine of diamonds—a dead man’s hand. A superstitious chill crept up Colt’s spine, despite the heat of day lingering in the dark night. Same hand Hickok had been holding when he’d been shot in the back—when Hickok had forgone his rule of never sitting with his back to a door. Colt pulled out the nine, and was dealt a third ace