By Linda Lael Miller
When unmarried lawyer Steven Creed turns into mum or dad of an orphaned five-year-old boy, he trades his big-city legislation enterprise for a ranch close to his McKettrick relatives within the close-knit neighborhood of Stone Creek, Arizona. caring for little Matt and solving up his run-down ranch condo with its outdated barn loosens whatever tightly wound inside of him. but if Steven takes at the professional bono safety of an area teenager, he meets his fit within the opposing counsel—beautiful, by-the-book county prosecutor Melissa O'Ballivan. it will take one grieving little boy, a candy followed puppy and a girl who by no means anticipated to win any man's middle to make this Creed in Stone Creek recognize he is really came upon home.
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Uh-oh, he thought. Been there, done that. After what Cindy Ryan had done to him, he’d sworn off dating other lawyers—especially DAs and their assistants. “Sorry,” Steven said, finally finding his voice and dredging up the patented, lopsided grin that had been serving Creed men well for generations. ” It was only then that he noticed the uniformed lawman standing just inside the small room, arms folded, assessing him with a certain noncommittal detachment, as if he might be running through a mental database of wanted criminals, in case he could match up Steven’s face to one of them.
That’s great,” she said. Matt absorbed her approval like it was sunlight. “You could use Brad’s old tour bus,” she told Steven, a few moments later. The two of them had only known each other for about six months; turned out Meg was something of an amateur genealogist, and she’d tracked him down on the internet and sent him an email. Steven didn’t have a lot of kin, and he wasn’t taking any chances on alienating his cousin by imposing on her generosity. Brad nodded, though, and rested a light hand against the small of Meg’s back.
There were disputes over property lines and water rights, Sheriff Parker hauled in the occasional drunk driver, and some of the kids in town seemed to gravitate toward trouble. “That’s interesting,” Melissa said, vaguely unsettled as some pertinent recollection niggled at the back of her brain, just out of reach. As for Mr. Creed, well, she tended to be suspicious of do-gooders—they usually had hidden agendas, in her experience—but she was also intrigued. Even a little pleased to learn that Steven Creed wasn’t just passing through town on his way to somewhere more fashionable, like Scottsdale or Sedona.
A Creed in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller