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The Black Sheep

#1, North Moon Bay

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“Catch me and you can have me.”

He studied her eyes. “‘Have me’ meaning…”

“Have me for the night.”

“For the purpose of…”

“For any purpose you want, although I’ve got a pretty good idea what that purpose will be. Even virgins aren’t that dense.”


Formerly titled Hale's Point

While house-sitting at a waterfront estate, sweet, straight-laced Harley is stunned by the arrival of her employer’s supposedly dead son, an Alaskan bush pilot with a bad boy rep who’s been wounded in an airplane crash. Coming home after years of estrangement—and a stint in prison—to make amends with the old man is difficult for Tucker, but not half as difficult as keeping his distance from the super-sexy but virginal Harley while they share the house, awaiting his father’s return.

Having given up on the idea that he’ll ever fully heal from his ravaged leg, Tucker balks when Harley urges him to swim as physical therapy—until she adds a unique incentive: “Catch me and you can have me.” Her certainty that he’ll never be able to swim that fast evaporates when he embarks on a rigorous training regimen, determined to claim her as his prize. But when she unearths the dark secret in his past, will she still be willing to pay up when the time comes?

The Black Sheep, formerly titled Hale’s Point, is a full-length novel that is Book 1 of the North Moon Bay contemporary romance series, but can be read and enjoyed on its own. It was honored with Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award.

“Harley and Tucker are unforgettable characters and this is an unforgettable story.” RomEx Reviews

“Passionate, playful, powerful!” The Literary Times

“Patricia Ryan creates a richly blended texture of passionate desire and tender love to keep our hearts aflame through each and every page.” RT BookReviews

“An amusingly tender and emotionally poignant glimpse into the souls of two people wounded by the very ones who should have nurtured them.” Affaire de Coeur

Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense by Patricia Ryan: (Other authors have started publishing in this genre as “Patricia Ryan,” which has led to confusion. Any full-length contemporary novel that is not on this list was written by someone else.)

Hot City Nights Books

A Burning Touch

Deep in the Night

Arm Candy

North Moon Bay Books

The Black Sheep

The Marriage Arrangement

My Best Friend’s Girl

Single Titles

Pure and Simple

Good to be Bad

About the Author: Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder, written as P.B. Ryan. A RITA® winner and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two RT BookReviews Awards. Subscribe to her newsletter by visiting 

Customer Reviews

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep by Patricia Ryan is a beguiling romance between two who are thrown together by fate. Both have grown up differently, but love draws them together.

Well-written even if the characters aren't as compelling as usual.

I've been a fan of Ms. Ryan's since I first read Silken Threads. I read many more of her books since then (mostly the historical romances - that's where she shines) and I have enjoyed them immensely. However, the characters in this book are less dimensional than usual to my mind.

It was a decent read but I wasn't wowed.

Really enjoyed this

Gr at free read on iTunes. So glad I found it when I did. Really liked these characters. They were flawed but overcame so much together. I rarely cry in these types of books, yet that's exactly what I did--in a good way, of course.

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The Black Sheep
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Aug 12, 2016
  • Publisher: Hawkley Books
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 274 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #1, North Moon Bay
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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