Romance and murder from Manhattan to a Texas ranch

Emma wants to go back to her life in Manhattan, but the surprise death of her father left her to deal with his, now her, ranch in Texas. The last thing she wants is romance…or a ranch, but a prank changes Emma’s ad from “Ranch manager wanted” to “Husband wanted.”

The last thing Henry, a Manhattan financier, wants is a wife, but he’s out of clients, out of money, and out of options, so he applies for the job.

When Emma and Henry discover that her father was murdered, someone is intent on destroying her ranch, and the sheriff isn’t interested in investigating, Henry figures she needs an old-west hired gun a lot more than a husband, but the husband offer is sounding better and better.


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What people are saying:

“THE LONGHORN AFFAIR is one of those books that is hard to find a comfortable place to stop. Get ready to read into the night!
The Texas scenes are especially real to this native Texan. And the poignant emotions of losing a family member and coming home while coping with the breaks in the life you’ve created elsewhere drew me right into the story. Definitely a good romantic and alive mystery story.” …Denise Bartlett, Gypsy Shadow Publishing.

“The Longhorn Affair” by Jane Rohde is a contemporary romance novel that intertwines elements of murder and suspense, set against the backdrop of a Texas ranch and the bustling streets of Manhattan. The story begins with Emma Langston, a Manhattan art gallery manager, who finds herself inheriting a large Texas cattle ranch following her father’s unexpected death. Determined to return to her life in New York, Emma’s plans are derailed when she discovers her father was murdered, the ranch is on the brink of financial ruin, and she becomes the target of a deadly cat-and-mouse game. A twist in the tale comes when Emma’s advertisement for a ranch manager is surreptitiously changed to include ‘husband wanted,’ leading to the arrival of Henry Fielding, a once-wealthy Manhattan financier now desperate to escape his failing finances and dangerous loan sharks.

The narrative explores the reluctant partnership between Emma, who is fiercely trying to save her ranch while grappling with the loss of her father and the realities of ranch life, and Henry, who is out of options and finds himself considering a role he never wanted: a husband. As they join forces to uncover her father’s killer and navigate the challenges threatening the ranch, their relationship evolves amidst the backdrop of vengeance, secrets, and survival.

“The Longhorn Affair” offers readers a gripping mix of romance, suspense, and adventure, with vivid descriptions of Texas landscapes that resonate with authenticity. The emotional depth of the characters, combined with the plot’s twists and turns, makes for a compelling read that keeps readers engaged from start to finish. The book has been praised for its engaging storyline, well-developed characters, and the seamless blend of romantic and suspenseful elements​​​​.”…Janan Frasier, reader

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