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Merek Slatter is the wild card on the Silver Star Ranch in Texas and always has been. He's blessed with his granddaddy's love of the ranch, yet haunted with chasing that gold buckle eight seconds at a time.

Tensions are high on the ranch when circumstances threaten to take it under. His dad and brothers pressure him to stay home and become an active cowboy on the ranch. However, Merek is addicted to the road and rodeo. He's home anytime he can be and provides plenty of money to keep the family ranch afloat, but sometimes it takes more than what's in the bank to protect tradition.

Now home on a three-month break, Merek finds himself all tied up with the new girl in town. She's quiet and reserved but there's something about Challis' green eyes and feisty attitude that makes her irresistible. When he runs into her at a rodeo and catches a glimpse of her on horseback all hopes of leaving her alone flies out the window.

There are several rumors floating around town about her, however that doesn't stop Merek from going after what he wants. He knows she's off limits and only full of trouble, but Merek thrives on trouble and adrenaline.

Then the road calls again and it's time to leave.

Eight Seconds

Gold Buckles

And the high...

What will he choose?

©2015 HJ Bellus (P)2016 HJ Bellus

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  • Lydia - HEA Bookshelf
  • 18-08-2016

Amazing!

LOVED Merek.

Great storyline and great narration. What's there not to love?

I highly recommend this one!!!

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  • A.W.
  • 15-12-2018

Enjoyable!

Another great story from HJ Bellus. The narrator was enjoyable and the story progressed well.

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  • Eliza Olsen
  • 12-07-2018

Awesome Texas Cowboy and his best girl.

I had to keep listening and not stop ! Chalis and Merick were meant to be together ! I laughed at their antics each denied what was happening between them . I was brought to tears during the end I wasn't sure if they'd make it and if Chalis lost TBaby I knew Merick would lose her . WoW 🔥 Cowboys are always welcome in any story and these three make me want to read more about the other two brothers 😉😁 !

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  • C M Silver
  • 29-10-2019

If dreams were horses

Well paced, well rounded ranch tale of rodeo life and family issues through the generations manifesting problems in the present, with a beautiful love story, beautifully told. Plenty of action in the arena, on the ranch, between the characters and not just in the bedroom. The female protagonist is strong, skilled and determined, and not talked down to by the males. With all good stories, there is sadness and passion. Clearly this author knows the rodeo subject well, but has sugar coated the injured horse scenario. At times the excellent male narrator confuses you as to which character he is, but you soon pick the story back up when you hear he "put on his bra" lol. Will definitely seek other books by this author, hopefully in the same subject. Recommended.

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