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Badlands Bride

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A fiery desert flower and an irresistible cowboy steam up the Wild, Wild West in Adrianne Wood’s rip-roaring romantic debut.

Lily Highfill has spent eight years in Colorado, exiled from her wealthy, high-society Boston family. With a long-awaited invitation to return home finally in hand, she’s doing all she can to secure her betrothal to a charming and cultured gentleman. But with just a few weeks left at her grandfather’s fossil expedition, a rugged and handsome stranger rides in on horseback, stirring up trouble . . . and excavating a place for himself in her heart. Free-spirited journalist Mason Donnelly came to the frontier to cure his writers’ block, unaware the badlands offered such tempting distractions. Lily is as breathtaking as a Western sunset. But she’s also as delicate as a bowie knife. The more Mason digs up about the suspicious bone-hunters she works for, the more the feisty heiress derails his plans. If he exposes the priceless secrets hidden deep in the desert, will he lose his only chance with the sensuous diamond in the rough?

Photo by Terry Watson

Adrianne Wood is an East Coast transplant to the gorgeous Northwest. A veteran of the book publishing industry, Adrianne is one of the lucky few who managed to parlay her English degree into an actual job. After eight years in go-go-go New York City, she and her husband moved to Seattle, bought a lawnmower and grill, and promptly started a family. The nonhuman members of Adrianne's family include two gentlemen cats and sometimes foster kittens, all of which like to fight for space on her lap while she reads.

  • Publisher: Pocket Books (November 27, 2012)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451698268

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