An outlaw trying to go straight…A widow looking to break a few laws…Two hearts on track for love’s holdup.
Outlaw Jake Avery is handed an ultimatum--hang for his crimes, or become the new Sheriff of Sheridan, Wyoming. When he chooses the life of a lawman, he doesn’t expect a local widow woman to tangle with his emotions.
Ellie Reed needs Sheridan’s new sheriff to help her rob a train, and recover her late husband’s treasured property. She doesn’t expect the outlaw-turned-sheriff to steal her heart, as well.
As the train barrels through Wyoming, Jake and Ellie plan a robbery to avenge the past. But can they heist a future together?
If she wasn’t such a pain in a man’s ass, Mrs. Reed might be considered attractive by some men’s standards. Her skin wasn’t the milk white of a woman who stayed inside, but was tanned by the sun, testifying that she wore work clothes more often than the fancy get-up she sported today. And her eyes were more of a light caramel than mud brown like his. She wasn’t a plump woman by any means, but she had a woman’s curves and enough meat a man would know he was holding something.
“Now, since I gather you’re not going to offer me a cup of coffee, or any refreshment, I’ll just get down to business.”
Yep, but there it was…that mouth. She opened that mouth, and any softness brewing in Jake disappeared like mountain peaks on a cloudy day.
“Mrs. Reed, I’m pretty busy this mornin’. Fact is, I was headed out when you came in…”
She crossed her small hands over her lap. “No, you weren’t, Sheriff Avery, you were sitting right there in that chair thumbing through handbills.”
“I don’t much like bein’ called a liar, ma’am.” Even when he was one, he reminded himself.
“I’m sorry…” She waved a hand in front of her face as though erasing what she just said. “I’ll be quick. This past week, I’ve been testing you.”
“Yes, to see if you’ll do.”
“See if I’ll do what?”
“Help me rob a train.”