Her Heart’s Bargain
He’s the kind of man—
a woman risks everything for
Head ranger Ash Kingfisher has been thrust into the eye of a political firestorm. Macy Gentry won’t quit until she clears her boss’s good name and safeguards the land they both love. The biggest obstacle is Ash, who’s determined to protect Macy at the expense of what’s developing between them. She’ll have to show their Tennessee town how much they need this special man—and how much Ash needs her.
Macy picked up her phone to text Ash an update. Reporters at the front door. Where are you?
She chewed the tip of her fingernail as she waited. Texting was Ash’s preferred mode of communication. Even in person, he spoke as few words as possible.
After what seemed like a lifetime, but must have been all of three seconds, Ash answered. Keep telling them: no comment. Brett is on the way. My orders are to avoid the press and the ranger station for now, but he’s close.
Macy considered a few different answers but settled on encouraging. We can handle the reporters. This will blow over.
When he didn’t immediately answer, Macy wished she’d erased the last line of the text before she’d hit send.
Eventually, Ash answered. You can handle anything, Gentry, but I don’t want you to have to do it alone.
Macy clasped a hand over her stomach as a weird twist settled there. Ash was confident in her ability as always. His concern for her was sweet, different from his normal stoic self.