by Martha Hix
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 8/29/2017
Win, loseâ€”or fall in love . . .
After losing her mama and all she has, vagabond Patience â€œPattyâ€ Sweet dreams of reuniting with her father in the New Mexico territory. So she teams up with a no-good gambler whose winnings enable her to get her closer to her destination. Patty hates hanging around saloons and poker parlors, pulling dishonest deeds. But when a game of five-card draw goes wrong in Lubbock, Texas, Patty gets offered up as collateralâ€”to a handsome stranger whoâ€™s about to turn the tables . . .
Lawyer Grant Kincaid has no intention of claiming his prizeâ€”a nearly nineteen-year-old petite beauty with sweet eyesâ€”who has a hold on him he canâ€™t deny. But as he tries to help Patty untangle herself from her shady partner, he discovers sheâ€™s not as innocent as she seems. For starters, sheâ€™s already stolen his hardened heart . . .