I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It OnlinePaperback - 2006
To single mom Allison Barker, men are a heap of heartbreak. So when her twelve-year-old daughter confesses that she's posted Allison's profile on an Internet matchmaking service and has been pretending to be her mom, Allison hits the roof . . . just before the doorbell rings. Standing on the porch is her date--he's Hollywood handsome and all male and he looks somehow familiar.
Turns out he's famed ProRodeo bull-riding champion Quint Matthews. He whisks Allison off to dinner, but it's not Quint who captures her interest--it's his old friend, rodeo bull fighter Tag Freeman.
But Quint's got something--or rather, someone, more on his mind than Allison--because the very next day he's off to visit Debbie Sue Overstreet. Debbie Sue was once taken in by Quint's sky-blue eyes and tight jeans, but that was before she remarried the best-looking man in Texas, Buddy Overstreet. When Quint turns up at Debbie Sue's door begging for help, she can't turn him down. Seems that Quint has finally gotten his comeuppance--his identity has been stolen, by a woman no less, one he met through an online dating service.
The Equalizers take the case--after all, Quint is an "old friend" and, even better, he can pay! But no one would ever have guessed that the investigation would lead to murder . . . or that gender-confused Eugene/Janine--whom the Equalizers have tangled with before--would return to stir the stew. Or that there would be mixed messages and broken hearts all over the place.
Of course, as Edwina has often said, there's nothin' that a pitcher of strong margaritas and some serious snooping can't cure . . . but not until Debbie Sue and Edwina go on a crazy ride across West Texas!