Her Cowboy Defender


From the moment he finds himself staring down the barrel of her gun, rancher Cade McClain knows Piper Lowry isn’t just another stranded tourist. Armed and desperate, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to carry out her mission. A mission she claims only he can help her with. Knowing it would be impossible to walk away from this tempting, determined woman, Cade offers her a place to hide from the gunmen on her trail. Despite his broad shoulders and intimidating gaze, it isn’t long before the straight-shooting cowboy realizes he can’t guarantee Piper’s safety. Even if his heart is beginning to tell him he has no choice but to try.…

Harlequin Intrigue 1334
February 2012
ISBN: 978-0-373-69601-7

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“With a hero who rides to the rescue despite his better judgment, a fearless heroine, a complex plot and even a victim with real bite, Connor’s got all the makings of a first-class suspense tale that will keep readers turning pages.”  — RT Book Reviews

Behind the Scenes
This book was an experiment for me. With it, I really wanted to slam on the accelerator and write a story that simply moved a lot faster than any I’d written before.  I looked at it like an action movie, one that starts off with a bang, takes off and really keeps moving.  Most of my stories are mystery-driven, and while this one does have some things the characters need to figure out, it’s more about dire situations and the obstacles they have to overcome.  Most of this story also takes place over the shortest timespan of any of my books so far–less than forty-eight hours–which made telling a romance particularly challenging.  It was a lot of fun to try.  In the end, it’s a story I hope will really keep readers on the edge of their seats wanting to see how it will all turn out.

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