To the citizens of Mineral Springs, Texas, Janice Harrison is no more than a dowdy schoolmarm. But Peter Mulloney catches a glimpse of the woman she hides, a woman worth having—if he wasn’t running out of time. Without a loan to purchase the mountain of gold he’s discovered, he’ll never escape his wealthy, corrupt family.
Janice only wants what’s best for her fragile little sister Betsy—while keeping her secrets. A strong, experienced man like Mulloney, with his hungry kisses, could keep her and Betsy safe…or shatter her soul and leave her worse off than before.
Previously titled: Paper Moon
AWARDS: 4 ½ stars – Romantic Times
"An intriguing romance filled with passion, corruption, and hidden secrets." ~Rendezvous
"Ms. Rice uses her delicious, subtle sense of humor to reunite us with her zany cast of characters... A definite keeper." ~Romantic Times
TOO HARD TO HANDLE, in series order
Texas, historical, western; gold, wealth, strong heroine; action; adventure, school teacher