Kooky Becky Ryan owes Deputy Nate Dalton, big time. He gallantly overlooked one of her rather innocent, but harum-scarum infractions, when he could have easily hauled her right off to jail. So, when Nate comes knocking on her door, she readily agrees to help him care for his infant niece…and play the role of his fake fiancée. Stoic Nate is clueless when it comes to babies and he's grateful for Becky's assistance, but the two of them mix like oil and water. Yet the longer the solemn lawman is around this fun-loving gal, the more Nate finds himself longing to propose a more permanent arrangement…
Lori Wilde is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers' Weekly bestselling author of 85 works of romantic fiction. She's a three time Romance Writers' of America RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Readers' Choice Award. She has won numerous other awards as well. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, with more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her breakout novel, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a TV movie.
Lori is a registered nurse with a BSN from Texas Christian University. She holds a certificate in forensics, and is also a certified yoga instructor.
A fifth generation Texan, Lori lives with her husband, Bill, in the Cutting Horse Capital of the World; where they run Epiphany Orchards, a writing/creativity retreat for the care and enrichment of the artistic soul.