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Handcuffed by Destiny

(The sixth book in the Crawley Creek series)
A Novella by

In a small town in North Dakota there resides a family of misfits on the Crawley Creek Ranch. Brought together by hardship, and heartache they've bonded without blood ties, and seek to help others. Four brothers who've walked both sides of the line, and come out stronger for it, but will they survive love, loss, and the law?

A broken woman...
After being kidnapped, tortured and surviving the brutality at the hands of human traffickers, Destiny Warren still finds everyday a struggle. Everyday Destiny works to overcome her injuries, both visible and hidden. Despite her overpowering fear, she finds herself drawn to her rescuer, Brandon Bowers.

A man of honor...
Bran Bowers was raised by his grandmother with a sense of responsibility and a serious demeanor. He's spent his life working for everything he has, but Mother Nature and fate seem to be taking turns dealing his cards lately. Between a flash flood that wiped out his home, and a beautiful woman who's scared to accept his protection, Bran has to roll up his sleeves and take a stand.

A mountain to climb...
They say that love conquers all, but can it also overcome the horrors of PTSD? Destiny isn't sure she can let Bran in, but she can't seem to let him go. Will Bran walk away knowing he can never know her completely, or is he handcuffed to his own destiny?

**Note from the author: This story reflects on a woman's victimization at the hands of terrible people. Possible triggers are involved in the storyline and thus should be taken into consideration.

Crawley Creek Series
Beginnings (Prequel)
Forget Me Knot
Rough Ride Romeo
Claiming His Cowgirl
Sunnyside Up
Hawke's Salvation
Handcuffed by Destiny
The Lawman's Lover (Cuffed & Claimed Anthology)
Pawprints on Her Heart (Coming Jan 17, 2017)

Smiling. Laughing. Finding joy. That's not what I might have expected from Handcuffed By Destiny, given the subject matter. But I did. I absolutely felt the hurt, sadness and fear that this couple experienced (thanks to Ms. King's vivid and emotional storytelling), yet still, I left this book happier than when I started, and hopeful that, thanks to some new secondary characters, this seri... es is far from over. If this one was awesome, and they keep getting better - really, is it any wonder I want more?! ~ Beth, Give Me Books 5 stars

To say I've been (im)patiently waiting for Bran and Destiny's story in the fabulous Crawley Creek series is an understatement! The human trafficking story line that's interwoven between the series continues to keep me guessing at every turn. And I, for one, cannot wait for more from this family. ~ Missy, Give Me Books 5 stars

Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Handcuffed by Destiny (Crawley Creek)
Author(s): Lori King
ISBN: 1-5371-9835-1 / 978-1-5371-9835-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Handcuffed by Destiny (Crawley Creek Book 6)
Author(s): Lori King
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU