Book 2 - Texas Outlaws series
Carrie Campbell has secret business in Naconiche, Texas. But while she's quietly looking into land for oil exploration, she's also falling for Judge Frank James Outlaw. Hard. Yes, he's got two little rug rats and yes, he lives in this crazy backwater town. But Carrie is discovering she would do just about anything to hang on to this Outlaw, no matter what his crimes.
But will Frank still want her when he finds out what she's up to? After all, she's not doing anything illegal. He can't throw the book at her. But she is kind of hoping he might hand her a life sentence!
Harlequin American Romance - # 1021