Love and Protect by Lori Ryan
Her husband's death should have freed her. Instead, she's on the run from an unrelenting past, seeking refuge for her and her unborn child on a Texas animal rescue ranch with the one man who offers more than a new life: hope she'll someday leave the past behind her.
Laura Kensington is desperate to give her unborn child a fresh start. On the run from her late husband's ruthless family, she takes refuge on a Texas ranch. As her twisted mother-in-law hunts her down, she has one reason to be hopeful: a loving man who believes in second chances.
Cade Bishop has dedicated his life to protecting injured and neglected animals. He didn't hesitate to protect the strong, beautiful Laura when she showed up on his doorstep, but he never expected the passion he feels for her. As the truth comes out, Cade dedicates himself to guarding the woman he's falling for.
When sinister forces from her past draw near, Laura and Cade will need more than a refuge to preserve their love and their lives.
"The tension and anticipation kick in with the very first sentence of Lori Ryan's Love and Protect ... a stunning series of curve balls ... Well played, Lori Ryan. Well played." USA Today
Love and Protect is the first standalone book in the Heroes of Evers, TX romantic suspense series.
If you like determined heroines, strong heroes, and small-town intrigue, you'll love New York Times bestselling author Lori Ryan's compelling thriller. Scroll up and one click to escape to a romantic refuge today!