When I was writing Slow Ride Home I loved writing Ben – there’s no hidden agenda to him. He’s trying to do the right thing with no politics, no games. He doesn’t understand, and doesn’t like, people who like to play headgames like that. People who put on airs.
In one scene he had to go into Dallas and he felt like the proverbial fish-out-of-water. Oh, make no mistake, he’s educated – I made him a graduate of Texas A&M (aka an Aggie) but yeah, those city types who are all about designer labels and what is in fashion, perplex a guy who works in the fields wrangling cattle while on horseback every day.
Her father a former Bull’s Hollow hand, Allie was raised in the country but once she went to college and entered the legal profession, she’s had to make some changes to her choices, both in dress and speech. So when she accompanies Ben, she fits in better. I’ve often wondered what her response would be to his little speech above because I think she’d probably asked herself along the way, and even during Slow Ride Home, what was the cost of those changes? How much has she had to change, to sublimate parts of her personality to fit in? Is she who she wants to be? Or who she has to be? And now she’s not in New York anymore, or even in Houston, what parts of our old persona can she set free.
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The only woman in a houseful of men (even the cat and dog are male), Leah Braemel loves hiding away from all the dust bunnies while she writes sexy heroes and heroines finding true love. To read more about Slow Ride Home or any of Leah’s other books, you can visit her website, follow her on Twitter, or on Facebook.
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Losing his father was hard enough, but now Ben Grady must face the fact that he and his brother may not be sole owners of their beloved ranch. To protect his family’s legacy, he’s forced to rely on the legal prowess of the woman who stars in his erotic fantasies: Allie O’Keefe. Ben’s never forgotten the illicit encounter they shared fifteen years ago—or forgiven himself for letting her go.
Allie thought she’d moved beyond the scandal that cost her Ben in the past. But working so closely with the seductive rancher arouses the wild child within the cautious woman she’s become. Though she tries to keep business and pleasure separate, Allie soon gives in to temptation, and discovers Ben’s sensual skills surpass even her X-rated memories…
Allie has every intention of leaving Bull’s Hollow forever after her investigation is complete. But there are a few complications. Not the least of which is that while saving the ranch, Allie’s lost her heart.