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Heart of the Falcon

Heart of the Falcon

A Falcon Novel

Francis Ray

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Madelyn Taggart has shattered her share of glass ceilings. As a young engineer at a Houston oil company, she's managed to make it in a mostly older, all-male, all-white industry. But her success has come at a high cost to her love life. So far this classic beauty has made zero headway in finding the man of her dreams…until she sees a photograph of one of her brother's friends, and is determined to meet him.

Daniel Falcon is a bit of a Lone Star legend. He's off-the-charts handsome and very, very rich. All the ladies entertain fantasies about being "the one"…and soon find out he's not the type to settle down. Then Daniel meets his friend Matt's little sister. This Madelyn clearly has eyes for him but there's something about her that makes Daniel take a closer look. She's clever beyond compare, and ambitious, and sexy as the day is long. Is she soul-mate material? For the first time Daniel can remember, he's going to take his time to find out—beginning with one slow, passionate embrace…


Chapter 1

Madelyn "Addie" Taggart awoke by slow degrees, turning from her left side to her back, then stretching languidly on the plush comfort of the king-sized bed. Slim arms circled her tousled head of shoulder-length black...


Praise for Heart of the Falcon

“Ms. Ray continues to cut a swath across the lustrous fabric of romance history with Only Hers. Her inimitable style, irresistible humor, and extraordinary talent grace the pages of her books with the delicious tenacity of chocolate fudge swirls on French vanilla ice cream! She is one of few authors who never disappoints her readers.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Only Hers

“Master craftswoman that she is, Francis Ray is gifted at creating heart-warming love scenes that never leave you hanging.” —Romance in Color on Only Hers

“Ruth Grayson is a force to be reckoned with as she sets her matchmaking sights on Faith's brother, since there is no such thing as happily single in Ruth's world. The steam the lovers create is a pleasure to behold. Ray never disappoints!” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Only Hers

“A story that tugs at the heartstrings.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Nobody But You

“Not only does Francis Ray rock in this book but also you see a whole different side of racing that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” —Night Owl Romance on Nobody But You

“A wonderful read.” —Fresh Fiction on Nobody But You

“Fast and fun and full of emotional thrills and sexy chills. Everything a racing romance should be!” —Roxanne St. Claire on Nobody But You

“Ms. Ray has given us a great novel again. Did we expect anything less than the best?” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars) on Until There Was You

“Crisp style, realistic dialogue, likable characters and [a] fast pace.” —Library Journal on Until There Was You

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About the author

Francis Ray

Francis Ray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Tempation, among many other romances. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she is a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lives in Dallas.

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