Excerpt Friday – Outlaw In Love

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From Author Tanya Hanson – OUTLAW IN LOVE

 

OutlawinLove_w8481_300 (2)Ahab came to sit beside her, and Teresa suddenly realized how she’d missed him at her side. Just these last few minutes. Her, a nun who should have no such thoughts. Even it was all pretense. Besides, he was an outlaw with a price on his head. Same as her. Whoever found him would find her, too.

The thought brought on a sudden tear.

And a sudden fear. How much was her head worth these days?

His chest still plunged into itself once in a while like he hadn’t yet recovered all the air he needed. Some of the breathlessness, she reckoned, might be the remains of getting shot at this morning but likely he’d lived through such antics before. Her own heart still danced macabre when she thought about their circumstance just an hour ago.

“I’m thinking…” He started slow and didn’t look at her, kept his eyes on the shrinking flickers of the fire. “Found a saddle in the barn. Spade, too. Think I might take one of those horses–“ He pointed to the corral. “–and head over to….” He paused for a long while. “Head over to Nitro and bury him proper. Get the rest of my own gear. Reckon I could leave a pearl or two at this place for purchase. Maybe some food, too. Saw a smoke house.”

“You’d leave me here alone?” Teresa all but shrieked. Dread drenched her. She might have lived in Arizona these past years, but she was foremost a city girl. Her heart sank when the truth hit her. “Oh, I get it. You’re leaving me behind. Like your gang leaves folks behind when they’re too much trouble.”

His face turned that handsome purple she’d seen before. “Not doing any such thing. Reckoned you could wait for me here and rest up some. It’s been a hard trudge. Reckon you’re ankle’s a tad sore.” His voice turned so low she could barely hear him. “I know how to treat a lady.

Winnie Griggs
Winnie Griggs is the author of Historical (and occasionally Contemporary) romances that focus on Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace. She is also a list maker, a lover of dragonflies and holds an advanced degree in the art of procrastination.
Three of Winnie’s books have been nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and one of those nominations resulted in a win.
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Updated: November 12, 2014 — 12:00 pm

5 Comments

  1. Hi Ladies, Interesting story line that’s for sure, a nun and an outlaw. I hope your story does well. Jenny
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks, Jenny, for the kind words. I gotta say, it got my editor in tears a few times LOL. Or so she says.

    And thanks, Winnie, for the shout-out. xo

  3. sounds like a very good book 🙂
    dkstevensneAT outlook DOTcom

  4. Sounds like a good book.

  5. Winnie – The cover is beautiful for this book. Will put it on my TBR list. Clint Eastwood had a movie about a nun & he was a outlaw, I really enjoyed the batter between the two. Your book excerpt sounds good also.

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