One, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series
to find adventure and perhaps a little danger in untamed California. He never
expected to meet the girl he would love forever. He also never expected her to
be the daughter of his family’s age-old enemy, but Sarah was a MacGregor and
the anger he anticipated soon became a reality. Her father would not be swayed,
vehemently refusing to allow marriage to a MacLaren.
did she give up on his promise to come for her. Carrying the brooch he gave her
as proof of their secret betrothal, she scans the trail from California,
waiting for Colin to claim her. Unfortunately, her father has other plans.
runaways, or miles of difficult trails. However, reuniting is only the
beginning. Together they must find the courage to fight the men who would keep
them apart—and conquer the challenge of uniting two independent hearts.
changed since I last saw you.” Colin tightened his grip on her hand.
even more beautiful than I remember.” Turning her toward him, he stroked his
knuckles down her cheek, watching as her eyes glowed. She didn’t resist when he
moved his hand behind her neck to draw her close. “I want to kiss you, Sarah.”
it’s been too long.” She sucked in a breath, waiting, as he lowered his head,
brushing his lips across hers once, then twice before taking her mouth.
back, he rested his forehead against hers.
boys have you kissed while you waited for me?” He knew asking wasn’t fair, yet
he couldn’t stop the words.
kissed only one boy. You. Is it so obvious?”
no answer other than to place a trail of kisses down her face, stopping at the
corner of her mouth.
Colin. I want more.”
turned to minutes as the kiss heated, their arms tightening around each other.
His hands moved to her hair, threading silken strands through his fingers as he
positioned her for better access. Tracing her lips with the tip of his tongue,
he encouraged her to open as his hands moved to her hips.
intense shudder heated her body, her heartbeat pounding in her ears as she
squirmed to get closer. The force of the desire she felt shocked her.
his hands tighten on her hips, sending an involuntary tremor through her and a
strange aching in her limbs, she moaned against his mouth.
the contact, Colin pulled back, his breath coming in deep gulps. “We need to
stop, lassie. We cannot continue like this.”
on him tightened, confusion replacing the passion he saw moments before.
strong hands cupped her face as his eyes locked on hers. “If we don’t stop, we
may do something you’ll regret.”
tingled as his warm breath fanned her face. “Do you not want me, Colin?”
mumbled a soft curse, realizing she thought his actions were a lack of desire.
lassie. I’ve never wanted anyone more.”
tongue darted out to moisten her lips, her brows furrowing at his words. “I’ve
waited five years for you, Colin MacLaren. I’ll not wait a minute longer.”
Shirleen Davies writes romance—historical, contemporary, and
romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State
University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University
of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and
mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged
stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her husband in a beautiful
town in northern Arizona.