Angus Macgregor has endured a lot in life. Mother passing when he was a small child, he also nursed an ill father to his last breath. But when he loses his one remaining relative, an uncle he’s never met, his existence is turned on its head forever. Bequeathed Clan Gregor Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Angus leaves Australia behind to take on the family business. It’s there he finds more waiting for him than he ever dreamed possible.
Daniel Ramsey is a man with secrets, none more dangerous than the fact that he can see what others can’t. When he meets one particularly handsome Australian, the attraction is immediate. Hesitant to let down his guard, his hand is forced when a former guest of the castle comes calling and attempts to stake a claim on the very man Daniel wants.
Angus loved that Daniel was not only handsome, but also funny, and if he didn’t know better, he’d say the man was flirting with him. But even if Daniel were gay, was it worth risking everything to pursue him? It wasn’t as though the man didn’t look hot as hell in a black polo shirt, knee high tan boots, and white riding breeches, but they’d be working together. Anything beyond friendship between the two men would be out of the question. Wouldn’t it?
“What, no kilt today?” Angus was still trying, rather unsuccessfully, to distract himself from his thoughts.
Daniel burst out laughing. “I’ll admit that every now’n then I get the urge to bare ma bawbag to the saddle, but no’ today.”
Ah hell, now didn’t that admission conjure up some images in Angus’s head.
“Oh, my God. Seriously?” Mouth falling open, Angus watched Daniel pick up an old, worn saddle and haul it over the back of the grey horse.
“Dinnae knock it till ye try it.” With an unrepentant grin, Daniel secured everything in place, repeating the same process with the Bay. Once he’d slung a large backpack over his shoulders, he grabbed the reins and pulled, clicking his tongue and leading the animals outside. “That black one on the end there should fit ye fine.” Daniel jerked his chin toward a set of hooks on the back of the stable door where several helmets of varying sizes and colours hung.
“Aww, man. Are you trying to give me a bad case of helmet hair?” Angus groused, and Daniel threw his head back and guffawed.
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About the author
J. HARRIS is a mother, wife, an introvert and author. Her family is her life, her soul, and the very reason she gets out of bed every day. Coming a close second is her writing.
She discovered a passion for putting pen to paper in her later years, jotting down poems in birthday cards for family members.
It was then a spark was lit, and ever since, she hasn’t been unable to switch off the urge to share her stories.
L.J. Harris discovered that as much as experiencing pain, loss and betrayal can be devastating, capturing the feelings of anguish and loss that some of her characters have had to endure without firsthand knowledge would have proved difficult.
L.J. has been previously published and has shared several online stories and looks forward to continuing to share her work.
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