GENRE: Contemporary Romance
About the Book
Falsely accused of the murder of her best friend, Kayla Jenkins is on the run for her life. She ends up lost in dark, snowy woods off some backcountry road in the middle of nowhere. Frightened and colder than she’s ever been in her life, she almost thinks she’s hallucinating when a warrior on a white steed saves her.
In all his years as the sheriff of Peak Town, Colorado, Jake Ryder has never come across a half-frozen woman alone in the woods. She’s terrified…and lying to him, yet something about her calls to him on a primal level.
Even with her trust of law enforcement lower than the harsh temperature, Kayla finds it difficult to keep her secrets hidden from the kind and far too handsome sheriff. But as her faith in Ryder grows, she not only risks the real murderer finding her, but losing the one thing she has searched for her whole life and only just found…love.
Read an Excerpt
As the shape came closer, she realized it wasn’t Bigfoot—because he doesn’t exist—she reminded herself. It was also not a bear. Her vision finally focused on a large gray horse. Not only a horse, but a rider, too.
The clouds in the night sky dissipated, allowing the moonlight to shine down into the woods. Kayla’s heart skipped a beat as the two towered over her.
The man sat upon the horse like a warrior of olden days. Long, dark hair fluttered about his face in the wind—sharp, high cheekbones, a smooth, square jawline, and thick, dark brows pressed down over a pair of deep, warm brown eyes.
His voice rumbled over her like a warm blanket. What she wouldn’t give for a warm blanket right now.
“Do you need some help?”
She hesitated at his question, staring into his eyes. They looked so kind and trusting, but a man’s eyes had deceived her before. Until two days ago, David’s eyes had always been normal; sure, the guy had given off the jerkwad vibe at times, but she never suspected the evil hidden behind those eyes. Was this man the same? Could she trust those eyes?
Did she really have a choice?
No. She had no idea where she was and was literally freezing. Yes, she needed help. The only question, would this man be her salvation…or her downfall?
About the Author
RWA® Golden Heart® Nominated author Mariah Ankenman began writing at the tender age of five. Her first book “George and the Green Glob” received high praise from her mother. Many years, and green glob stories later, Mariah received a playwriting degree from the University of Wyoming. After a few years in Hollywood, working in “the biz,” she came home to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. When she’s not writing Mariah loves to read, crochet, and play her ukulele. She loves to hear from readers.
Mariah will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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This is a one-day, multi-site tour. Visit as many blogs as you’d like for even more chances to win.
1: Aurora B’s Book Blog
2: Christine Young
4: Deal Sharing Aunt
5: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads REVIEW
6: Fabulous and Brunette
7: Hearts and Scribbles
8: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
9: Inside The Mind of An Avid Reader REVIEW
10: It’s Raining Books
11: Jazzy Book Reviews
12: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
13: Liz’s Reading Life
14: Long and Short Reviews
15: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
16: Mixed Book Bag
17: Nessa’s Book Reviews
18: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
19: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
20: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
22: Two Ends of the Pen
24: charline’s blog and more…
25: Flirting with Romance
26: Romance Novel Giveaways
27: Sharing Links and Wisdom
28: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
29: Straight From the Library
30: T’s Stuff
31: The Avid Reader
32: The Bookworm Chronicles
33: The Musings of Author Jeanne St. James
34: The Reader’s Handbook
35: Theresa Stillwagon
36: Two Heartbeats
37: underneath the covers
38: Wake Up Your Wild Side
39: Welcome to My World of Dreams
40: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
41: With Love For Books
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It’s been my pleasure hosting fellow Rose, Mariah Ankenman, for today’s tour. Please come back again soon for more authors, books and giveaways.