Country music princess Starlet Brubaker has a sweet tooth for moon pies and cowboys: both are yummy-and you can never have just one. Now Beckett Cates may not be a cowboy, but he certainly has the heart, soul-and body-to whet her appetite. He's a sexy ex-Marine with a touch hotter than the scorching Texas sun and arms strong enough to catch her when she lands into trouble.
Playing bodyguard to America's sweetheart isn't easy for Beckett. But falling for her sure is. Unfortunately, Starlet has a reputation for keeping a guy or two wrapped around her finger and Beckett refuses to be anybody's backup. So now it's up to Starlet to prove that she's put her cowboy-crazy days behind her. Otherwise, she'll be singing solo instead of living in harmony with the man who's loved her even before her fame and fortune.
As the song continued, Starlet started to move. For the first time, Beckett noticed what she had on: A feathery dress that flared out on either side and reached to her knees. With the dress, she wore spiked heels that made her legs look a mile long as she swayed to the beat of the music. Even when she had weighed more than a bushel of apples, she’d been a good dancer. The night of her going away party, he had watched from the sidelines while one man after the other had swept her across the ballroom floor. Back then, he had been impressed. Now he was more then a little turned on. There was something about the way she moved that was as seductive as the jazz singer’s voice. Something about the way she held her eyes at half-mast as her arms came out to her sides--
Beckett’s eyes widened as the feathers of the dress parted for a split second then fluttered back into place. Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t a dress she was wearing but two large feather fans. Two large fans that she proceeded to manipulate around her body in a swirl of white as she twirled and spun around the dance floor.