Heart’s Desire 
Healing Harts # 1
By: T.J. Kline
Releasing April 28th, 2015
Avon Impulse


TJ KLINE’s brand new Healing Hart's series kicks off with HEART'S DESIRE

If you could have anything, do anything… what would it be?

Jessie Hart has a soft spot for healing the broken, especially horses and children, but her business is failing and bankruptcy is looming. The one man who can save Heart Fire Ranch is the last man she wants to take advice from - financial expert Nathan Kerrington - the same man who broke her heart eight years ago.

Nathan Kerrington has it all, except the one thing he’d wanted most - Jessie. Now that he’s finally freed himself from his corrupt family, he wants to make amends. When he’s called in to save Jessie’s ranch, he sees his chance to win her back - if only he can prove to her that she can trust him with her heart…



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T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and rodeo queen competitions since the age of 14, She has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She has had several articles about rodeo published in the past in small periodicals as well as a more recent how-to article for RevWriter. She is also an avid reader and book reviewer for both Tyndale and Multnomah.


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Jessie lay with her head on her folded arms, sound asleep. He was so surprised to find her sleeping, for a moment he didn’t move, content to simply watch her. It was the first time he’d seen her completely relaxed. Her face was tranquil, completely serene in a way he hadn’t seen yet. Even when they’d made love, she’d been battling with herself, trying to hide her emotions. 

But now, there was nothing to stop him from seeing the real Jessie, exposed and vulnerable. 

And she was stunning.

His phone vibrated again. He pulled out, silencing the notification with the push of a button. It was from Justin, letting him know they would be meeting with the lawyer and accountant in one hour at the house. When he looked up again, Jessie was awake, rubbing her eyes, and turning toward him.

Nathan leaned against the doorframe. “Good morning, beautiful. You have company on the porch.”

She frowned at him. “You don’t knock?”

Nathan arched a brow. “You don’t say thank you?”

She moved from behind the desk, having the decency to look apologetic. “Thank you. Who is it?”

“The cowboys you were waiting for.” He moved, blocking her exit, and held his phone out so she could see the screen. “Your brother set up the appointment with the attorney. They should be here within the hour.”

“What?” She stopped, unable to move past him. “I love how he just makes plans without even checking with me, like I have all the time in the world.”

Nathan reached for her waist and felt her stiffen. “Make time. Don’t take too long with the two on the porch,” he said, his hand skimming her spine, making her shiver and lean into him. She looked past his shoulder, as if she was afraid someone might see them. He loved the way she responded to him without thinking.

He tipped her chin up to look at him, and the worry in her eyes faded for a moment. “I have an idea to run past you. Come to the cabin after you finish with these two so I can show you.”

She quirked a brow and gave him a dubious look. “I think you already showed me.”

He gave her a lopsided grin and his fingers squeezed her hips at the thought of last night. “As much fun as it would be to show you that again, this is something else, but I think you might be just as happy with it.” Jess eyed him with distrust. “I promise. Go meet with your new crew.”

She brushed past him and walked into the hallway. “But, Jess?” She turned to face him. “If you want the other, I’m happy to show you that again, too.”

Jess flipped her middle finger up at him and hurried out the front door.

“Is that a yes?” he called after her.