THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE HIDDEN BEAUTY
One of Booklist’s Top 10 Romances of 2008!
Theyâ€™re backâ€”the boys your mother warned you about, the black sheep her mother warned her aboutâ€”the bad boys every good girl needs oh so badlyâ€¦
Raphael â€œRafeâ€ Santiago may have left the streets years ago, but the street has never left him. A rough childhood in the Bronx taught him never to let his guard down, to keep everything in order, and always to trust that little voice in his gut that tells him when someoneâ€™s got something to hide. Horse trainer Elena Caulfield, is definitely hiding something, and Rafe intends to find out what it is and take care of itâ€”his way.
But his way wasnâ€™t supposed to include feeling an intense attraction to the tomboyish Elena. With her mud-caked boots, quiet strength, and gentle manner, sheâ€™s nothing like the flashy, seductive, overtly feminine women Rafe usually beds. The closer he gets to her, the harder it is to control that fiery passion heâ€™s worked hard to keep cooled, the kind that can catch a man off guard and leave him open to dangerâ€”because whatever secret Elenaâ€™s protecting, itâ€™s bigâ€¦and worth killing for. Because when youâ€™re from the Bronx, you take care of what you loveâ€”or die tryingâ€¦