Dangerous Ties by Debra Parmley
Belo Dia Publishing (September 5, 2015)
Lillian Hayes’ fiancé, Thomas Shelton, convinced the townsfolk to exchange their gold for his worthless bank notes. After he disappears with the gold, every eye turns to Lillian for answers. Even her cousin Carl insists she knows where the gold is. He is desperate to find it because he is deeply indebted to Kingston, small town criminal and owner of the local saloon. Carl will do anything to clear his debt; even torture Lillian for answers. Nick Brace is driving a herd of horses to town when he stumbles across Lillian, branded, strung up over a mineshaft, and left to die. He saves her, tends to her wounds, and teaches her to shoot to protect herself. But the danger isn’t past. When Nick’s horse-trading deal with Kingston goes bad, Lillian races to be the one to save him this time.
“I am not a victim. I am a survivor.”
Engaging story with small western town “justice”. Lillian’s fiancé has abandoned her to face the anger of everyone in town. Nick comes across her beaten and hanging from over a mineshaft. She becomes his “Broken Angel” and he immediately takes care of her. She only knew bad behavior from men, not the kind, helpful behavior from Nick who wanted nothing from her in return. She is slow to trust him but he soon as her believing that she is not a victim but a survivor. A sweet romance mixed into the action.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Debra Parmley spreads love, one story at a time. A multi-genre, hybrid author, fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was young, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after. Every story she writes turns into a romance. She started out writing gritty western historical romance, always with a damsel in distress, back before self-publishing was an option. Her first book, A Desperate Journey, was published in eBook in 2008 and in print in 2009. An Air Force veteran’s wife, she now writes military heroes. Montana Marine, part of Elle James Kindle Worlds Brotherhood Protectors series, is her most recent contemporary military romantic suspense. Debra enjoys travel and her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries. Her luggage often carried home folk tales from the countries visited and you will find her travel experiences scattered throughout her books.