From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover—and learn to love again.
Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.
But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zack, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zack is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?
“What’s wrong?” I ask. “Has something happened to Cara? Or Josh?”
“No.” He shakes his head and comes to a stop a few feet away from me. “Everyone’s fine.”
“Then why are you here?” I ask, confused.
He sighs and scrubs his fingers through his hair, then props his hands on his hips and hangs his head. “I just needed to make sure you’re okay.”
“Why wouldn’t I be okay?”
He doesn’t answer, and it all starts to make sense.
“Zack, why wouldn’t I be okay?” I ask again and cross my arms over my chest.
“I told you, Max has a history of being a womanizer.”
“Max has always been a friend of yours,” I remind him. “He’s a good guy.”
He rubs his fingers over his mouth the way he does when he’s agitated and shrugs again. “I’m just making sure you’re okay.”
“Let me get this straight. You drove all the way into town and sat in your truck, waiting for me to finish dinner, just to make sure I’m okay? Do you know how ridiculous you sound?”
“I’m ridiculous because I want to make sure you’re safe?”
“Zack, what do you care who I date? You don’t want me, remember?”
His mouth drops and his face pales before his eyes narrow. He steps forward and pushes his nose close to mine and I can smell the earthy, clean scent of him.
“I wasn’t the one who got on a plane and left the fucking state the next day, Jillian. I never said I didn’t want you.”
“I woke up and you were gone!”
“I had to check on my son!” he yells back.
“Well, you should have woke me up or left me a note! I’m not a fucking mind reader.” I shake my head and back away. I can’t believe this. He wants me? “You’ve avoided me like the plague!”
“When a woman flees the fucking state after I’ve had the best sex of my life with her, I take that to mean she’s not interested.”
I’m struck dumb.
Best sex of his life?
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About Kristen Proby
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.
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