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Ante Up

(The first book in the Black Aces series)
A novel by

River "Hart" Hartwell was raised by his Crow grandfather to do the right thing... even when it means sacrificing everything.
For several years, the town of Black Aces, Montana has been under the control of a nasty piece of work, Mr. Augustus King. He's got the brains and the muscle to keep the townspeople cowed, so no one stands up to him.
Except the Black Ace.
This masked vigilante swoops out of the hills with six-guns blazing, protecting the town from Mr. King's machinations and economic ruin. He's a local hero, a folk legend, and everyone - including Regina Vickers, the daughter of the town doctor - would love to know his identity.
With her father under King's control, Regina is the only doctor available when Hart's grandfather breaks his leg. At his ranch outside of town, Hart is handed the opportunity to spend more time with the woman he's always loved.
But between King's suspicions, a ranch to run, the arrival of a mysterious child, and Hart's midnight masquerades as the Black Ace, there's not going to be anything "typical" about this courtship at all. If Hart wants to play such a dangerous game, it's time for him to ante up!

ANTE UP has a heat rating of 2/5.

Don't forget to check out Book 2 in the Black Aces series: Three of a Kind!
The Black Aces series is closely tied to the Sunset Valley series. If you've been anxious to discover all you can about this mysterious vigilante, you're in for a wild ride!
Lucas's Lady
Verrick's Vixen
Abigail's Adventure

Genre: Historical Romance

Used availability for Caroline Lee's Ante Up

Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Paperback

Title: Ante Up (Black Aces)
Author(s): Caroline Lee
ISBN: 1-09-248697-6 / 978-1-09-248697-2
Publisher: Independently published
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March 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Ante Up: 1 (Black Aces)
Author(s): Caroline Lee
ISBN: 1-68955-637-4 / 978-1-68955-637-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Ante Up (Black Aces Book 1)
Author(s): Caroline Lee
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU