Release Date: October 15th
Duke Evans didn’t expect to interrupt a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn’t expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he’s had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel.
Only, she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver’s license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic in the media over the past two weeks.
He’s not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she’s in Calamity. And she’s not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret.
“Let me hit him a few pop flies, then I’ll drive you home.”
“Oh, that’s okay. I can walk.” She took a step away, waving as she walked backward. “See you around.”
“Lucy,” I said, her name—the sweet one—loud enough for only her to hear. “I’m driving you home.”
She arched an eyebrow. “Please?”
I strode into her space, this time so close that the cotton of my T-shirt brushed against the fabric of her tank top. Close enough that I heard the hitch in her breath. “That wasn’t a request.”
“Bossy,” she whispered. “That’s a new look for you.”
“It’s not entirely unattractive.”
My Review: ****
Four Chessy Cheddar stars!
Willa Nash brings small-town, Calamity, Montana to the forefront in this spectacular drama, The Bribe. It starts when Duke Evans watches two women stare down a bison on his favorite hiking trail and explodes from there. This story has it all, a beautiful damsel in distress, a hot country singer living incognito, a stalker, mayhem, mystery, murder, and romance, not much more you can get with one book!