Best-selling author Elizabeth Lowell opens The Perfect Touch with San Francisco art dealer and design studio owner Sara Medina heading to Jackson, Wyoming, in the shadow of the craggy Grand Tetons. Having grown up dirt-poor on a dairy farm, she’d be the first to tell you that cowboy country is the last place she’d choose to be. But she’s travelling to Wyoming to provide expert testimony for Captain Jay Vermilion in a legal battle for disputed ownership of a potentially priceless art collection—and she hopes to handle the collection’s sale should he win. It’s merely business that has her sitting outside the courtroom waiting to hear the final verdict and meet the man with whom she’s shared so many long telephone conversations. It has nothing to do with that deep voice on the other end of the line.
Since coming home, Afghanistan veteran Jay Vermilion has struggled to keep the family ranch afloat. However, given the financial hemorrhaging caused by his former stepmother’s legal wrangling, it hasn’t been easy. Not until the court rules in his favor does he at last have hope of restoring the ranch to its former profitability.
But nothing prepares Jay and Sara for the impact they have on each other. Or the less palatable fact that hot mutual attraction, genuine respect and increasingly deep feelings can’t guarantee a happily ever after. For even though they instantly connect, Jay and Sara’s differing plans for the future place them worlds apart.
But will the double murder on the ranch that sends them alternately racing to unmask a cold-blooded killer and running for their lives shine a light on what’s truly important in this relationship?
The Perfect Touch serves up a classic romantic suspense with the trademark thrills, chills and passion Elizabeth Lowell’s many readers adore and have come to expect.