Sam’s Legacy, Book Four, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain
Historical Western Romance Series
Samuel Covington, ex-Pinkerton
agent and deputy in the frontier town of Conviction, has come a
long way from his upbringing in Baltimore. His job, and a particular woman,
occupy his time and thoughts. His future is assured—until a message from home
tears it all apart.
Jinny MacLaren loves
the ranch, her family, and one particular deputy. Even though Sam’s
never said the words, she’s certain of his feelings, envisioning a future as
his wife—until the day he announces he’s leaving without a promise to return.
His future no longer belongs to him. Sam never anticipated
the news awaiting him, or the consequences of a past he’d left far behind.
Shoving painful thoughts of Sam aside, Jinny focuses on a
life without him, allowing a friendship to grow with someone else. He’s
handsome, smart, and caring, yet in Jinny’s heart, he’ll never be Sam.
As both face an uncertain future without the other, neither
anticipates the dangers stalking them.
Protecting what’s his is Sam’s calling. Reclaiming what he
left behind may prove to be the biggest challenge of his life.
Sam’s Legacy, book four in the MacLarens of Boundary
Mountain historical western Romance Series, is a stand-alone, full-length novel
with an HEA and no cliffhanger.
let me explain.” Sam tried to turn her toward him, feeling her resist. “There
are reasons I must go.”
refused to look at him, let him see how much his leaving hurt. She’d been a
fool to dream about Sam, hoping someday he’d feel the same. “I’m certain there
are, and I respect that you believe you must leave.”
around, he eased her between two buildings, out of the range of prying eyes and
ears. Placing his hands on her shoulders, he held steady, even as she twisted
at me, Jinny.” He waited until she stopped squirming, her reluctant gaze
meeting his. “I don’t want to leave.
It’s something I have to do. You were
the reason I stayed beyond the time I’d agreed to with Brodie.”
eyes widened. “I don’t understand. Why must you go now?”
his hands slip from Jinny’s shoulders to stroke her arms, he felt her shiver,
his own body tightening. A life with her was what he wanted. He’d thought of
little else the last few months, yet it may now be out of his control.
resolve began to slip as she moved closer, her feelings for him clear on her
face. Even as his hands moved to her back, he knew it was a mistake. Drawing
her to him, he leaned down, brushing a soft kiss across her lips. Seeing the
intensity in her eyes, feeling her hands tighten on his arms, he took her mouth
again, letting passion take control.
thrill rushed through him as he realized she knew little of what was happening.
He doubted she’d been kissed before, yet her response was immediate. Moving his
lips across her jaw, trailing kisses down her neck, he felt a shudder rush
soft plea brought an unwelcome flash of sanity. Placing one more kiss on her
lips, he pulled Jinny close, tucking her head below his chin.
are things you don’t know about me. I wish it could be different. You know I’d
stay if I could.”
body stiffened at his whispered words. Moving her hands to his chest, she
pushed away. Clearing her throat, Jinny took another step back. “I should go.”
walk with you.”
It would be better if I go alone.” Taking a few hesitant steps, she stopped.
“When will you be leaving?”
throat worked as he sucked in a slow breath. “As soon as a decision has been
made on the prisoners. I can’t leave Brodie with just two deputies.”
days then.” Her voice was devoid of all emotion. “Then I won’t see you again.”
She tried to smile, but couldn’t manage it. “I wish you the best, Sam. Always the
best.” Without waiting for him to respond, she hurried away, leaving him
feeling a loss greater than he’d ever known.
contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California,
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