Cowboy Heat (Bayou Cowboys #1) Read Online Tyler Anne Snell

Categories Genre: Romance Tags Authors: Series: Bayou Cowboys Series by Tyler Anne Snell
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Total pages in book: 100
Estimated words: 98789 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 494(@200wpm)___ 395(@250wpm)___ 329(@300wpm)
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His world has gone up in flames.

Beau Montgomery has lost everything and all the detective wants is to suffer in quiet. So when his former foster father leaves him part ownership of a derelict ranch in Nowhere, Louisiana—aka Robin’s Tree—he goes. The tiny town can’t possibly be worse than his current life.
Right?
She just wants to escape the fire.
Leaving Robin’s Tree is Kissy Lawson’s dream. The town may be built around the epic stories of the Bayou Cowboys, but there’s been no white horse for her. Instead, a cult-leader has made it clear in no uncertain terms: Kissy is his, even if she doesn’t want to be. And that escape will come at the cost of the people she cares about most.
Danger is burning around them.
Beau may be trying to piece his life back together, but he won’t leave Kissy to fight the danger alone. Yet with each step they find deeper and darker secrets. Secrets that could destroy the whole town.
Beau and Kissy aren’t going to let that happen.
And if that means Beau will have to embody the local legend of the great Bayou Cowboys? So be it.

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PROLOGUE

“Don’t do it,” he says, water soaking into his pants. The rain already slacked off, but the marsh he’s stepping back into is overtaking him.

I wonder if he already knows I’m going to kill him no matter what he says. I at least give him the mercy of knowing.

“You know there’s no way to make this work,” I say. “Gun in my hand now or gun in my hand later, the bullet’s still going to find you.”

He’s smaller than I thought, slight in a way. Like the world beat him down while the town did nothing to build him up.

Funny how that’s part of the reason I’m holding the gun on him now.

Hope is what’s killing this man, not me.

“There’s a lot you don’t know about going on here,” he says, finally stopping his backward trek. His hands drop to his sides. “Killing me is only going to make it all the more complicated.”

I shake my head. Laughing would be cruel, but I do it a little. “The only complicated thing that happens next is my making sure no one cares about how you went. That’s it. After that? Well, we can finish what we came here for.”

He must feel his death before it comes. He throws his body backward into the water.

It’s deep enough to give him cover, sure, but he’s miscalculated something mighty.

I’m a fast shot.

He’s dead before the water can take him all the way under.

If he were a true Robin’s Tree local, he’d know I was killing him in the only marsh in the parish without a gator in it. Which means it might be the perfect place to keep him for a while until I can make sure his death works out our way.

But he’s not a true local.

He’s not even living anymore.

A voice pulls my attention from his sinking body. There’s no humor in it, just facts. “He has no wife, ex or otherwise, and no kids. No family or close friends at all. No one’s going to miss him, far as I can tell.”

I look back behind us. There are trees, fences, and untended land between us and the house the man used to live in.

The whole reason we’re doing this.

“Let’s hope you’re right,” I say. “But if not, we’ll deal with them too.”

A bead of sweat rolls down my forehead.

I can’t see the man anymore.

If he has any loved ones, I hope for their sake that they stay far away from Robin’s Tree, Louisiana.

CHAPTER ONE

Beau

I can still see her face sometimes, shadows and dirt across it, fear too. She’s always waiting there, beneath the floorboards, wondering what took me so long. I try to tell her that I was afraid myself, twelve and living with a foster family who’d rather me keep my mouth quiet than tell them about something I thought I saw.

It doesn’t matter to her, though.

She’s been under the floor for so long, she just wants to know why I spent a day and a half thinking about her but not doing a damn thing.

She’s there now, next to the stairs leading into the basement, looking at me and shaking. No matter that it’s been almost twenty years since we got her out. No matter that the monster who had her beneath the floor has long since been gone.

No matter that we’re both free now.

For the most part, at least.

“So I know it’s a little weird to have a basement on the property, but the previous owner had it put in because of weather concerns. It was no small undertaking, but as you can see, it definitely worked out. Tons of extra storage.” The woman talking to me, Miss Lawson, doesn’t recognize my face. Not that I expect her to, but being recognized happens more than people would think. To her, I’m just Beau Montgomery, an out-of-towner with an inheritance to collect. Miss Lawson looks to be around her early twenties and was touted as being a career local of Robin’s Tree, so hearing about the Montgomery boys probably isn’t something she’s had the chance to do.


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