Moving back home to my parents’ cattle ranch in Texas was the last thing I thought I’d be doing.
But, here I stand … in front of my high school girlfriend. A beautiful, confident woman has replaced the young girl I once knew and loved. Hell. I’m still in love with her.
Yep. Paxton Monroe was my first love and the one girl in town who now hated my guts. So much so, Paxton swore her revenge on me if it took her until the day she died. The last words she spoke to me were a vow to cut my dick off and shove it down my throat.
The fight between my heart, my head, and last, but certainly not least, my dick starts tonight. Because all I can think about is how I want to be buried so deep inside Paxton she won’t remember how I broke her heart, or how I left her when she needed me the most.
But who will win? My heart is too broken to listen to my head. And my dick, yeah it’s not listening to anything or anyone. Not until it gets what it wants and what it wants is Paxton Monroe.
Lost Love is book one in the Cowboys and Angels Series
I nearly jumped out of my skin as I spun around and clutched at my chest.
“Jesus, Amelia! Why would you sneak up on me like that?”
She tried to hide her smile and failed. Lifting her brows, she glanced past my shoulder. “Were you watching Steed and Chloe?”
My cheeks heated. “What? No! Are they here? I haven’t seen them. Why would you say that?”
When her eyes moved back to mine, I knew she saw right through my blunder of lies. “Uh-huh. I know I was little when you and Steed dated, so we really don’t know each other all that well.” She smiled. “But I can already tell you’re a terrible liar, Paxton.”
I dropped my head then peeked up at her. “I wasn’t spying.”
Amelia held up her hands. “I didn’t say you were.”
Chewing on my lip, I sighed. “Okay. I was spying. I’m lost, Amelia.”
With a soft sympathetic grin, she glanced at her brother. “So is he, Paxton. His eyes are so sad. Earlier this morning we all had breakfast together as a family and both Mom and I noticed it.”
“The family was all together?” I asked.
She nodded with a grin. “The boys have been working the ranch the last two days so they’re all staying at the house. It’s been nice having Steed home again. Dad’s thrilled he’s back and digging deeper into the business side of the ranch. The idea of having another son run day-to-day operations has him all kinds of happy.”
Guilt hit me square in the chest. It was my fault he left. I told him to leave.
He left his family and stayed away because of me.
“I’m so sorry he left town,” I said.
“Paxton, you didn’t keep him away all those years. That was his decision. A poor one, but his nonetheless.”
I shrugged. Turning, I glanced back at Steed and Chloe. “He’s such a good father.”
The sadness in my voice caused Amelia to put her hand on my shoulder and gave it a squeeze.
Kim's 5 Star Review
The Parker brothers are famous in Texas. Cowboys at heart! Steed was no different except he left his home and his girlfriend Paxton Monroe right after high school graduation. It is his biggest regret. Now that he can finally move back he’s looking forward to being home and winning Paxton back but this time he brings a surprise with him that just might end up making winning Paxton back even harder.
When I was first introduced to Kelly Elliott’s book I fell in love with her writing. When the announcement of this new series came out I got excited and couldn’t wait to starting reading the series. The one thing I know is that Kelly never disappoints her readers and this is no different. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
From the first few pages Kelly had drawn me in and I fell in love with Chloe and Steed. Chloe is an adorable little girl who captures you heart from the moment you meet her. Needless to say her daddy Steed is one hell of a cowboy and an amazing father. It also helps that he is the kind of man that any female would fall for. He’s a romantic at heart with a dirty mouth that turns anyone woman on. All the Parker brothers seem to have this trait which makes them dangerous and Steed may be the most dangerous of all with the way he is with his daughter.
One thing is evident from the moment Paxton sees Steed for the first time is that their love has never died. The air crackles around them when they are in the same room. I knew that Paxton was hurt and angry with Steed but you can’t help but be on Steed’s side and hope that they can work things out and get back together. Everything about these two draws you in and I couldn’t help but get caught up in their story, finding that I ended up reading late into the night. I love how both Steed and Paxton included Chloe as part of their relationship. I was Leary at first because of my beliefs but as I read further into the book I began to love how they included her.
If this is just the beginning of the series I can’t wait see what Kelly has in store for us in the rest of the series!!
ABOUT KELLY ELLIOTT
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.