by Reese Ryan
A Harlequin “Texas Cattleman Club” series
Tessa Noble and Ryan Bateman have been best friends since they were children. Tessa is the girl next door. His friend, Tripp’s little sister. A promise made to Tripp when they were just fourteen has kept Ryan from allowing his feelings for Tessa to show. He hides his desire for her behind his good buddy, keep his hands to himself façade.
A Cattleman Club Bachelor’s auction, her brother Tripp’s food poisoning and Tessa steps into the spotlight. “Do something that scares you.” No longer looking like one of the guys, Tessa turns the heads of several men, but it is her best friend Ryan that forgets his promise and makes the bid for her. When their friends make a mistake that could embarrass the club, Ryan and Tessa agree to up the glamour or their auctioned date to distract the local reporter.
Tessa has been in love with her best friend since she was a young girl, this date seems the time to let her feelings show. Do what scares you.
Can their friendship withstand a weekend of perfect passion? Will they be able to go back to the way it was before? Or will they be brave enough to take that next step?
Reese knows how to make us fall in love with her characters. She touches our hearts with her sweetness and bravery, showing us a woman can be both innocent and bold. Her heroes may be flawed but they are real and like life, sometimes their beauty is in their flaws.