Above Rubies (Rockland Ranch) (Volume 2)
Jaclyn M. Hawkes
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“I thoroughly enjoyed this book—a fun mix of romance and adventure! I couldn’t put it down to get anything done because I just had to find out what came next! Can’t wait for the 3rd one!” Diane L. His chivalry was strangling her. He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart. Her attraction was drowning him. When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is. It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart. Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch Series!
decided to go up right then while they were already in town. It was actually very cool. The rooms were almost like hotel rooms and going past the nursery window Rossen could hardly pull himself away. Looking at these tiny babies and trying to equate them with the kicks he felt this last week was incredibly intriguing. Each little finger and toe fascinated him. Even the baby that was screaming its little lungs out as its diaper was being changed was its own miniature miracle. Kit finally dragged
wondering what the heck had just happened. Kit never hit wrong notes, and Nick was not a temperamental musician and nobody else had a clue. Nick started to slip the shoulder strap over his head. “Let’s break for lunch and try it again after. Somebody . . . Shane, call and order us some lunch, would you?” He set his guitar down and stalked out the door. Kit set hers down and followed him. Behind them, the other four and Ian in the control room all remained silent, until finally Shane said, “Okay.
cheerful as possible. She took his hand and said, “Come on. Let’s go eat, I’m starving! We’ll play this afternoon and be fine. Maybe we can try that song again in the morning when we’re fresh and not tired.” They ate and played and got through the afternoon, and when he asked her to have dinner with him, she was surprised. She agreed to, even though she was unsure it was wise. He rode with them in the limo to drop them at the hotel and left her to change, saying he’d be back to pick her up in
with a tiny guitar carved into it, and a CD with a new song he'd written just for her. He called her every couple of days and she always tried to steer the conversation away from herself. It worked because Nick usually asked her questions about God or life, and they had some great discussions about the principles of the gospel. The fact that Kit was a recent convert somehow made everything easier to grasp for him and she could sense that he had some deep questions that he’d only lately begun to
by now. You can at least be honest with me.” He smiled as he finished. She shook her head and smiled shyly back. “Trust me. You don’t want honest.” “You’d be surprised. I’m tougher than I look.” He continued to joke while he asked a hard question. “While we’re being honest, is there anyone we need to contact to let them know you’re safe?” She inhaled a big breath and shook her head. “Not a soul.” She tried to be flippant, but the reality was devastating. She was alone and she knew it. It