Lucy's Revenge:Divine Creek Ranch 15

By: Heather Rainier

Divine Creek Ranch 15

Lucy’s Revenge

Lucy Carter is striving to succeed as a self-employed licensed massage therapist and to bolster her flagging self-confidence. The ménage of her fantasies, featuring her best friends, seems to be on the back burner.

Single dad Patrick Owen has been refined in the fires of betrayal. Now he knows exactly what he wants—Lucy Carter—and he’s ready to claim her along his best friend.

Beekeeper Beck O’Malley’s heart has been shattered, and he withdraws from the world until Lucy heals his heart. He’s held the spirited woman at arm's length, until he can no longer fight his attraction to her. Unfortunately, Beck and Lucy clash nearly as often as they kiss, and his possessiveness sets her on edge even as she falls deeper in love with him.

When Lucy is drawn into a life-threatening crisis, all of their differences and struggles are brought into perspective. But by then will it be too late?




DEDICATION





To Mr. Rainier, who has taught me so much about what it means to take joy from serving others.





ACKNOWLEDGMENTS





Thanks first, to all the readers who love my stories. The encouraging and edifying e-mails I receive truly humble and thrill me. I’m exceedingly grateful to the fabulous Divine Divas on Facebook who make Online promotion seem more like play and less like work. Because of their tireless efforts, Divine, Texas, is so much more well-known and well-loved.

Thank you to Candace R. for her help with several scenes. I like story elements to be as accurate as possible and I very much appreciate her sharing her expertise and experience with me.

Thank you very much to my beta, Stormy, for her tireless efforts helping me put forth the best possible story. She has been an enthusiastic cheerleader and a sympathetic ear when I’ve struggled.

Thank you to Morgan Ashbury, also known as Cara Covington. Creating the next Divine/Lusty crossover has been a pleasure. Morgan is such a sweet and caring person, easy to work with, and so patient with my questions and mental mishaps. I look forward to creating more with her in the future.

Thank you to my publisher, Diana DeBalko, and her amazing staff at Siren-BookStrand. If I’ve had any luck at all in my career, it has been finding my niche in digital publishing with these wonderful, professional people, many of whom I also value as friends. I can never say thank you enough.

And to you, the reader. Thank you for purchasing this book and making it possible for me to continue to share more Divine stories with readers.





CAST OF MAIN CHARACTERS IN BOOK READING ORDER





Divine Grace

Grace (Stuart) Warner is co-owner of Harper Embroidery. She’s also invested in and works at Discretion, a ladies’ adults-only boutique located in Morehead.

Jack Warner, Ethan Grant, and Adam Davis. These three distant cousins are owners of the Divine Creek Ranch, a horse ranch specializing in the breeding of Andalusian horses. Jack is also a building contractor. Adam is an HVAC and electrical contractor. Ethan co-owns the Dancing Pony nightclub, located in Divine.

They have one daughter, Rose Marie.



Her Gentle Giant (Part One & Two)

Rachel (Lopez) Wolf was employed at Thorne Home Theater as a bookkeeper. She now does the books for Discretion and is a stay-at-home mom.

Eli Wolf was one of the bouncers at the Dancing Pony and is now licensed as an EMT.

They have one son, Levi.



Heavenly Angel

Teresa (Palacios) Martinez worked at Stigall’s with Grace and is now invested in Discretion and works there part time when not caring for her children.

Angel and Joaquin Martinez are brothers and horse breeding specialists who handle the breeding operation on the Divine Creek Ranch.

They have two sons, Michael and Eleazar.



Rosemary’s Double Delight

Rosemary (Piper) Garner splits her time between the family business, Cheaver’s Western Store, and her husbands’ business, Garner Custom Furniture.

Wes and Evan Garner are brothers and self-employed custom furniture craftsmen who have known Rosemary since kindergarten. Rosemary is expecting their first child.



Spurs and Heels

Juliana (Meyer) Peterson, an admitted perfectionist, was the manager of Stigall’s Department Store and is now a buyer for Discretion Boutique.

Ash Peterson, a former bareback bronc riding champion, is the foreman of the Divine Creek Ranch and runs all of the day-to-day operations.

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