by Linda Warren
A Hart’s Greatest Gift
Marine Staff Sergeant Tomas “Tuf” Hart is beginning to understand why they say, “you can’t go home again.” Still grappling with the mental scars of battle, Tuf’s just learned that Thunder Ranch is in trouble and the Harts are banking on their stallion, Midnight, winning the National Finals Rodeo. The only easy part of Tuf’s homecoming was falling for his high school crush all over again.
Cheyenne Sundell has always been drawn to Tuf. But as a single mom of twin daughters, she’s wary of getting involved, especially with another military man. Cheyenne’s disastrous marriage taught her that war changed men, and not always for the better.
Tuf and Cheyenne have been through hell and back. But, with a little hope, and a lot of holiday spirit, they just might find a way to heal themselves…and each other.
Stay tuned for Author Interview and Book Giveaway - (Dec 13, 2012)
Tomas: Cowboy Homecoming
What’s your biggest regret?
Cheyenne: Not dating Tuf in high school.
Tuf: I asked, but she wouldn’t go out with me.
Cheyenne: Sorry, honey.
Tuf: I regret not hanging in until she said yes.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Tuf: Surviving Afghanistan
Cheyenne: Surviving my husband’s suicide.
Tuf: That’s too depressing. Our greatest accomplishment is despite all that we fell in love…with each other.
Cheyenne: Aw…that’s so romantic.
What is your most treasured possession?
Cheyenne: My engagement ring Tuf had made for me.
Tuf: Cheyenne and the twins.
Cheyenne: Tuf, we’re not possessions.
Tuf: You’re the most valuable thing in my life.
Cheyenne: Aw…(leaning in for a kiss) wait, we have more questions to answer.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Cheyenne: My freckles.
Tuf: No way. I love those freckles.
Cheyenne: So, honey, what would you change about yourself?
Tuf: My hard head.
Cheyenne: Yep, we have a winner.
What do you fear?
Cheyenne: Losing Tuf.
Tuf: That the flashback nightmares will come back.
Tuf: The eight-second buzzer.
Cheyenne: Yeah. His whole life is defined by eight seconds.
Tuf: Wait. That doesn’t sound right. Just my professional life is defined by eight seconds.
Cheyenne: Men. (smile)
What do you dream about?
Cheyenne: Loving Tuf for the rest of my life, and maybe having another child.
Tuf: Whoa, interview over. We have to talk about this.
Cheyenne: Oh, honey. It’ll only take eight seconds.
Two time Rita® nominated and award winning author Linda Warren has written over 30 books for Harlequin, including SuperRomance, American and Everlasting Love. Drawing upon her years of growing up on a farm/ranch in Texas , she writes about sexy heroes, feisty heroines and broken families with an emotional punch all set against the backdrop of Texas . When she’s not writing or at the mall, she’s sitting on her patio with her husband watching the wildlife and plotting her next book. Visit her Web site at www.LindaWarren.net