Rochelle Bradley

The Double D Ranch

A Fortuna, Texas Novel Book 1

Longhorns and lingerie…

Much to the chagrin of foreman Josiah, Jessie Davidson wants a romance reduction. But the Double D Ranch hides a secret. Since inheriting the property, Jessie kept her grandmother’s hoard concealed, but now she’s found the courage to purge the unwanted items: steamy novels, thousands of them. Romance has to go! Donating the books is a good thing, right? Not when coupled with a dare.

The dare spirals out of control. The ante is upped when caches of the spicy books, left in barber shops, pool halls, and pubs, challenge others to join the fad. A perverted prankster runs amok playing on the town’s fantasies. Book clubs are formed. Plots acted out. In a town saturated with romance, Jessie finds her love life underdeveloped.

Keep Jessie safe. It’s the promise Josiah Barnes made to Jessie’s dying grandmother. He aims to honor it, even if it means protecting Jessie from himself. Failing her in the past has him on high alert when the Double D becomes ground zero for the arousal avalanche sweeping the town. As a full-support, silent partner, Josiah will do anything to augment the Double D. But when Jessie starts selling handmade lingerie, keeping his hands to himself is easier said than done…

Will Jessie shelve happily ever after like a rejected novel, or open her heart and start a new chapter?

“I was pleasantly surprised by this great yarn about a small western town gone loco over a secret treasure trove of old romance novels. . "
Author JB Richards
Amazon Review
"Fun, sassy romantic romp! Lots of creative puns and a satisfying HEA. Highly recommend this first book in the series. Eager to read Bradley's next release."
Pamela
Amazon Reader
"Jesse's story is also her grandmother's story. The legacy of books, love, and laughter abound and leads to a new meaning for the Double D Ranch."
A Coonfield
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