Synopsis ~ The Christmas Cowboy Hero
The word flashed across the screen of Clayton’s cell for the fourth time in three days. He turned the phone over as his way of ignoring it.
It had been over six months since he last spoke to his parents. They hadn’t exactly been thrilled when he didn’t return home after resigning his commission in the Navy.
Three weeks before Christmas
This should couldn’t be happening. Abby Harper’s heart thumped against her ribs as she turned into the parking lot of the sheriff’s department. She parked and opened her car door, only to have her keys drop from her shaking hand. It took her three tries to pick them up because she couldn’t get her fingers to listen to what her brain was telling them.
“Sometimes boys don’t listen to reason no matter who says the words.”
“Nothing illegal is good. Remember that. Abby just wants you safe, happy, and loved. She doesn’t strike me as the kind of woman who wants things.”
Brice shrugged. “Everyone wants things. Abby keeps it hidden, but I wanted her to be able to open a present this Christmas that wasn’t something from around the house we wrapped just so she’d have something to open.”