Ambush at Dry Gulch: Ambush at Dry Gulch / Mountain Bodyguard (Big 'D' Dads: the Daltons, Book 8)
Ambush at Dry Gulch Jake Dalton believes in worthy causes-like opening his Texas ranch to inner city kids for the summer. But there's catch...that involves a woman. Dedicated do-gooder Carolina Lambert can hold her own against any man ...Jake included. Except now someone with a nasty grudge who's been waiting for the perfect moment to strike has the beautiful widow in his sights. R.J. Dalton's estranged son is the last man on earth Carolina wants to trust with her life. But the rugged single father is sworn to keep her safe. As passion ignites-and a killer closes in-Carolina and Jake may lose their chance at a love neither expected to find again. Mountain Bodyguard Nannying six children was supposed to be the toughest part of Lexie DeMille's new job. Then their massive Aspen residence was attacked and it was clear someone had a very personal vendetta to settle. A job that required TST Security and its best bodyguard, Mason Steele. His focus should only have been on securing the remote mountain hideaway. But unraveling Lexie's secrets became critical to the case and to his own private agenda.
Under a veneer of domesticity was a Marine brat with more survival skills than your average nanny. Something about her had driven her assailant into a violent rage. And that same thing blurred the parameters of Mason's detail-and would test his every survival instinct.