can’t stand Buck Abercrombie! He’s rude, chauvinistic, and exasperating, and he’s her new boss. Why wouldn’t the bank loan her the money to buy The Welcome Inn? As manager she has proved her worth.
Worse yet, Buck’s criminal brother Travis works for him, and her friend Melanie likes him!
In this excerpt, Buck and Julianna have gone skinny dipping.
Julianna knew a challenge when she heard it. With a toss of her head, she waded out of the water, her body shining in the moonlight. She seated herself in the swing and began to pump her legs. She swung higher and higher. With a cry of triumph she swung over the water and let go of the swing. She hit the lake with a splash, and when she surfaced, she came up in Buck's arms.