Butch / Femme
Danger / In Peril / On the Run
Enemies to Lovers
Fish Out of Water
Forced Proximity / Stranded Together
Humor / Comedy
Loss / Grieving / Widow
Murder / Crime / Serial Killer
Pet / Wild Animal
Workplace / Office Romance
Hot & Steamy (full, graphic description of sexual acts occurs and may include crude language)
Cowgirl / Rancher
Housekeeper / Servant / Maid
Musician / Pianist
Office Worker / Assistant / Temp
United States: Midwest
United States: South
Big City / Urban
Farm / Ranch
Hotel / Inn
Small Town / Rural
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Murder, addiction, grief (death of spouse), graphic dreams that includes violence toward horses
Gittie-Up Ranch, Book 1
By D. J. Fronimos and Elke Lakey
Can two fake cowgirls find real love?
Gwen Worthington is horrified when the woman she loves commits a terrible crime. Fearing for her life, she flees Chicago. An office job on a remote guest ranch promises refuge, possibly even a new start. Minus her phone and credit card, but with a new name and hair color, Gwen heads for Texas.
Having recently lost her partner, Jesse barely makes it through each day. Despairing over the life she no longer has, Jesse agrees to exchange her native Germany for a three-month stint in the U.S. where her mom’s horse-loving friend Gittie lives.
Gwen, now Nicole, immediately dislikes Jesse, who smells of horse manure and barely talks except to taunt her. Tempers flare when the first guests arrive and Nicole is forced to share her living quarters with Jesse. If only she wasn’t attracted to the blasted woman!
Annoying or not, Nicole falls for Jesse. Just when she suspects the feeling may be mutual, a revelation from Jesse’s past shatters that illusion. Nicole’s still trying to
recover when a visitor from her former life shows up.
Can the two fake cowgirls save their budding relationship? Or will the ghosts from the past destroy their one chance at love?