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Her Surprise Cowboy
(Heroes of Shelter Creek #3)
By Claire McEwen
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
April 1st 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Looking for redemption…
Finding a future
Rancher Liam Dale is in Shelter Creek to make amends for his troubled past. He had no idea vet assistant Trisha Gilbert would be there, too—and he’s even more shocked to discover he’s a daddy! Trisha has good reasons not to trust him and a baby boy to protect. But now that he knows he’s a father, Liam longs to transform this unexpected reunion into a true family.
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Trisha and Liam go on their first family outing
Trisha went to put Henry in the stroller, but Liam held out his arms. “Can I carry him for a bit?”
She hesitated, anxiety whispering vague warnings in her ears. “Well, I guess. Just watch your step.”
He shot her an amused look. “I’m fairly good at walking.”
“I know, I’m just—” she sighed, hating to admit it “—overprotective. Everyone teases me about it. Maya, Vivian, all the ladies in my book club.”
She set Henry carefully in Liam’s hands and he nestled Henry on his hip, his arms around him, just like she carried him. At least he’d been watching her. He was trying.
“Does he look comfortable?”
It was sweet that he cared so much. “Yes. He looks happy.” And Henry did. Maybe he felt Liam’s magnetism, too, because her baby seemed perfectly content, looking around at the trailhead and chewing on his fist.
Still, it was hard to relax, knowing how little experience Liam had with babies. What if he did trip, what if he dropped little Henry into one of the ponds... Stop. She was imagining totally implausible catastrophes. She channeled her worry into action, getting the diaper bag and loading it in the stroller and locking the car.
“The trail is this way.” Trisha pushed the empty stroller toward the wooden boardwalk, built over the valley so people could enjoy the views without damaging the salamanders’ habitat.
“You are stressed right now, aren’t you?” Liam was teasing her, but his eyes were kind. “I promise you I will take the best care of our son.”
They stared at each other, both of them startled by those two words. Our son.
“That’s pretty strange to say out loud, isn’t it?” Liam tilted his head for a better look at Henry. “What do you think about that, little guy?”
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About the Author
Claire McEwen writes romance set in quirky small towns and beautiful western settings. Her strong heroes and heroines take big emotional journeys to find their happily-ever-afters. Claire’s books have been published by Harlequin’s Superromance and Heartwarming lines, and have won various awards, including The Golden Quill, the Book Buyers Best, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. Claire lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she’s a busy mom who enjoys gardening, hiking, discovering flea-market treasures and wandering on the beach. A life-long bookworm, she always has her Kindle close by.
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