Jackson, Brenda, The Rancher Returns (The Westmoreland Legacy, Book 1), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).
Title: The Rancher Returns (The Westmoreland Legacy, Book 1)
Author: Brenda Jackson
Issues: POC; WOC
Returning from active duty to find his ranch being dug up by a beautiful stranger isn’t the homecoming navy SEAL Gavin Blake expected. Layla Harris is convinced there’s buried treasure on his land. But the only treasure this wealthy rancher wants to uncover is the professor’s secret desires! When Layla unearths family secrets—and mysterious threats—he vows to do whatever it takes to protect her. Even as her revelations change everything…
It’s hard to believe that I introduced the Westmorelands almost fifteen years ago. At the time, little did I know you would welcome them into your home and heart the same way I had allowed them into mind. Originally, the Westmoreland family’s series was intended to be just six books, but more than thirty books later the saga continues.
I am proud to present the first book in a spin-off series about the friends and family of the Westmorelands – The Westmoreland Legacy series. First on centre stage is Gavin Blake. Gavin, code name Viper, is a Navy SEAL and a good friend to Bane Westmoreland. You met Viper in Bane.
While writing Bane’s story, Viper stood out, and I knew I had to tell his story. I believe I selected the perfect heroine for Viper. She’s a woman by the name of Layla Harris. Both Viper and Layla discover that when it comes to true love, anything is possible.
I hope you enjoy reading their story as much as I enjoyed writing it.