High Country Hideout



Last hope or second chance? 

Ranching was Angus Ketchum’s first love—until his last tour of duty shattered that dream. The wounded ex-soldier gets his second chance when he’s recruited to go undercover to protect a widowed ranch owner. But from the moment he meets Reggie Davis, Angus can tell holding on to her land and keeping her young son safe is taking its toll. Especially when someone threatens her livelihood and her life. As the attacks escalate, Angus must rely on his combat skills to keep Reggie and her boy alive. And he must rely on his commitment to the mission to keep their powerful attraction in check.




Bon Appetit and a Book

Elle James


High Country Hideout is based in the Colorado Rockies in the winter time. Normally I would say a hearty beef stew would be in order. But as I’m writing, I’m craving one of my favorite recipes I only cook in the cooler months. Cheese Soup! When you cook this, don’t be alarmed at the amount it makes. It’s even better as leftovers. And be sure to make garlic bread sticks to tip into the thick soup. You can’t go wrong. Use a large stock pot and prepare to enjoy a wonderful meal while you sit back and read an exciting story.


Cheese Soup 

Melt: 1 stick butter


6 small onions (scallions) chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

3 carrots, grated

Sauté until tender on low heat



48 oz chicken broth

Cover and simmer for 45 minutes



65 oz potato soup (you can buy cans of this)

½ lb Mexican Velveeta

½ lb grated longhorn cheese (or sharp cheddar)

½ tsp parsley

1/8 tsp pepper

2 Cups Sour Cream


Simmer for 15 minutes after adding sour cream. DO NOT BOIL!

Stir constantly to avoid scorching soup to the bottom of the pan.



I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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