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02/10/2021
Laurel Bennett is a dutiful daughter, working as a secretary at her father's office. Her life is about to take a terrifying turn though, when her father cold-bloodedly, in a bid to save his floundering business, agrees to marry her with a crude, older man. Desperate to escape, she sees no other choice but to run away in the middle of the night. To make things even worse, she is being attacked by a dangerous man, but, luckily, a total stranger, Owen, comes to her rescue. Although Laurel realizes she is in a tight spot, she is rather hesitant towards Owen's unusual but exciting proposal to meet with the Pinkerton's boss. Will she dare to follow someone she has just met? Is this her one chance to fulfill the yearning for adventure she's always harbored in her heart? Owen Collins, a talented Pinkerton's private detective, is devoted to the hunt of bad guys and the excitement of working undercover. From the very first moment he lays his eyes on Laurel he feels amazed by her vigor and determination to protect herself, and he knows that she will be a perfect addition to the team. Soon, he will undertake a bizarre, yet fascinating task with her, but acting to be Laurel's husband appears to be a real challenge. To his surprise, his role feels much more natural than he expected, and falling for her seems to be beyond his power. Will he be able to keep their relationship strictly professional and balanced? How can he focus on this important mission when his mind is overwhelmed by emotion? Misunderstandings, past heartbreaks, and fears of losing themselves cause Laurel and Owen's relationship to fluctuate from a sincere understanding to a tangled web of secret thoughts. As their paths begin to entwine more than either of them expected, will they be able to tame their deep feelings? "Deciphering His Enigmatic Heart" is a historical western romance novel of approximately 60,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
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