Secondhand Husband by Dallas Schulze, Silhouette Intimate Moments 500. Strangers when we meet. Laura Halloran was going nowhere fast; hustling drinks in an L.A. dive seemed more a life sentence than a life. But the night Conner Fox escorted her home from a barroom brawl, everything was suddenly different. For this tall, solid rancher with the crystal-green eyes offered her marriage, and a new life under the endless sky .... Connor had noticed a lot of things about Laura right off the bat: she was sweet, caring ... and her legs were impossibly, invitingly long. But he didn't want a loving wife; he wanted a mother for his child and a companion on cold, lonely nights. And he would refuse, with every fiber of his being, to let himself love again.