Just how far are people willing to go to keep their secrets? Protecting the citizens of Beartooth, Montana, is never an easy job. It's been one year, and Sheriff Dillon Lawson still feels guilty that he couldn't save his twin brother, Ethan. But the biggest test of his bravery comes when Tessa Winters arrives, claiming to be pregnant...with Ethan's baby. At first, Dillon can't decide if this beautiful woman is a con artist or a victim. If Ethan didn't die in that car crash, then where is he-and why is he hiding? Now, Dillon is prepared to do anything to uncover the truth-anything except admit his growing feelings for Tessa. But with violence threatening, Tessa and Dillon must trust in each other to save not only themselves...but also Tessa's unborn child.
Trouble came to Cardwell Ranch when a pile of old bones was discovered. Since then, nothing has been the same. Follow the Cardwell family as they band together to overcome murder, mayhem and a family imposter.
Dalton Corbett's secret past had fi nally caught up with him and taken residence above Whitehorse's knit shop--owned by the unsuspecting and sweet Georgia Michaels. Although Georgia had no reason to mistrust the woman she'd just rented to, Dalton knew how dangerous and deadly she was. . . just as he knew that Georgia was the type of girl his mother hoped he'd marry. Unwilling to see Georgia hurt, he devoted himself to ensuring her safety--and the more time he spent with her, the more he realized that she was the woman for him. But would his secrets jeopardize his brothers' marriage pact and put the next Corbett bride in danger?
Cyrus Winchester's last attempt at helping a damsel in distress led to a coma and a stay in the Whitehorse hospital. But the Montana private investigator can't seem to shake his protective instincts, especially when it comes to local shop owner Kate Landon. While unconscious, he had dreamed of her brutal murder-or was it a dream?With her girl-next-door good looks and adventurous spirit, Kate doesn't see herself as a victim-but Cyrus is sure that she's in danger. And this cowboy at heart isn't about to take a risk with her life. All he knows is that his investigation is bringing old secrets to life, secrets that point to Kate being a target of a merciless killer. Driven to keep her safe, he'd give his all to protect the woman he loves... but will it be enough?
Responding to a 911 call, Whitehorse Deputy Halley Robinson is stunned to find herself face-to-face with her teenage crush, Colton Chisholm. The schoolboy who had teased her is now a strong and sexy man-and he's on a mission to solve a case! But if he plans on unmasking a killer, he's going to need her help. Colton can no longer run from the truth...someone in his small town has gotten away with murder. Now it's up to him to bring the killer to justice-with the help of local authorities, which, to his surprise, include Halley. The girl who had once idolized him is now a woman he must fight to resist. But as they work on the case, the attraction between them only grows stronger. Their rocky past may lead to a future together...unless the killer parts them forever.
Cardwell Beware The Cardwell clan has a new, mysterious member. Dana Cardwell warmly welcomed her Justice cousin into the family fold and to the ranch for a reunion. But this cunning kin has other plans for Dana...and designs on her husband, Hud. Hilde Jacobson has known Dana too long to let her best friend get conned-or worse, killed. Unfortunately Hilde is no match for a skilled impostor who's duped everyone in the canyon. Only Deputy Marshal Colt Dawson believes Hilde's claims about the phony relation; only his strong arms have saved her from "accidents" intended to get her out of the way. Together can they convince the Cardwells that a predator lurks in their happy home?
Cardwell BewareThe Cardwell clan has a new, mysterious member. Dana Cardwell warmly welcomed her Justice cousin into the family fold and to the ranch for a reunion. But this cunning kin has other plans for Dana...and designs on her husband, Hud.Hilde Jacobson has known Dana too long to let her best friend get conned, or worse-killed. Unfortunately Hilde is no match for a skilled impostor who's duped everyone in the canyon. Only Deputy Marshal Colt Dawson believes Hilde's claims about the phony relation; only his strong arms have saved her from "accidents" intended to get her out of the way. Together can they convince the Cardwells a predator lurks in their happy home?Big Sky Standoff also included in this book!
AT CARDWELL RANCH, THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE BRUTAL...It had been years since Tanner "Tag" Cardwell's boots touched Montana soil. This Christmas he was determined to change that. Until a run-in with local Lily McCabe revealed dark secrets from his past and deep trouble for his future.Cowboys came and went in these parts. But Tag Cardwell caught Lily off guard in more ways than one when the two became entwined in a murder mystery. What was it about Tag? The dreamy eyes... The rugged physique... The protection she felt in his strong arms...But before they could lose themselves in each other they had to trace a killer. Or risk finding a crime scene under the Christmas tree.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR B.J. DANIELS HAS A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU: TWO BOOKS IN ONE!In CHRISTMAS AT CARDWELL RANCH, Tag Cardwell caught Lily McCabe off guard in more ways than one when the two became entwined in a murder mystery. But before they could lose themselves in each other they had to trace a killer. Or risk finding a crime scene under the Christmas tree.In the holiday favorite KEEPING CHRISTMAS, Chance Walker was the cool-eyed cowboy hired to bring Dixie Bonner, a wild child on the run, home by Christmas. But when the bad guys started to close in, two stubborn souls needed to trust each other if they hoped to survive the season.
Cade Jackson was as country as a cowboy got, but then came reporter Andi Blake to civilize him. While turning his peaceful Christmas upside down. But Cade had a reputation as a hard-driving man to uphold, even if he was a sucker for a sassy brunette in high heels. . . Andi had her sights set on tracking the lawless Calhoun family and exposing the secrets of their greatest bank heist. And no one was going to stop her--not even that smoldering, sexy stud Cade Jackson! Though Andi didn't come to town looking for a cowboy, now that she'd rustled up one, could she find a way to get Cade under the mistletoe?
When a mystery woman with a gleam in her eye and trouble on her mind hops on the back of Logan Chisholm's Harley, he thinks he's in for a wild ride.But Jennifer "JJ" Blythe James might be more than he bargained for.The pretty pop star is running scared. Desperately trying to escape her past, JJ's defenses are on high alert.She doesn't really want the cowboy's protection, but Logan knows that with a killer on her trail, she needs it. It's the only way the songbird who's corralled his heart will live to sing another day.
After Hudson Savage betrayed her, Dana Cardwell hoped never to lay eyes on the seductive cowboy again. Until a bunch of old bones showed up on her family ranch. Suddenly her former lover was back in her life in a big way-to investigate a decades-old crime.Five years ago, Hud left town with a heartload of regrets. But now, as acting interim marshal, he had a job to do. And this time he wasn't walking away. Because now Dana's life was on the line-as the unsuspecting target of a killer who still walked the canyon. Hud would do whatever it took to keep Dana close. Even if it meant risking his own heart for a second chance for both of them....
Armed men take over City Hall. A woman is shot--and a hostage will be killed every hour if demands aren't met. SWAT paramedic Anna Carson is going in. . . Five years ago Anna Carson left Courage Bay. . . and SWAT commander Flint Mauro. Now she's back, and assigned to Flint's team during a hostage-taking at City Hall. Flint is furious. SWAT is no place for a woman--especially Anna. He couldn't handle it then. But can he handle it now? All Flint knows is that Anna is determined to go in and save an injured hostage. And Flint won't be letting her go in alone. . . .
Ambushed!Molly Kilpatrick had managed to keep ahead of the criminals who wanted to kill her, but her luck was almost up. . . until she read about Jasmine Wolfe. Jasmine had been missing for years, and Molly resembled her enough to assume her identity. All she had to do was convince Jasmine's fianc#xE9;, Cash McCall, she was the woman he'd loved and lost. One look at the sexy sheriff and she knew it wouldn't be a hardship. But Molly had exchanged one set of murderers for another. Someone wanted Jasmine dead and would stop at nothing to make sure she stayed that way. High-Caliber CowboyAs the black sheep in the family, Brandon McCall wasn't expected to rescue damsels in distress. But Anna Austin was in trouble, and he'd never walked away from a beautiful woman. Anna was determined to find out what had happened to her past, her parents. And someone clearly wanted those secrets to remain buried. Could Brandon protect Anna long enough for her to uncover the truth?
Cowboy Accomplice J. T. was as authentic as a cowboy could come, and Regina Holland knew it. He was just what she was looking for, and she was determined to have him-for business purposes only, of course. But when she finagled a job with his cattle drive deep in the Montana mountains, she didn't count on becoming a killer's target or on falling for J. T. But would they survive the assault of a madman? Shotgun Surrender When tomboy Dusty McCall traded her cowboy boots for high heels, rancher Ty Coltrane never knew what hit him. And he wasn't the only one who had noticed her transformation from rough-and-tumble cowgirl to fresh-faced beauty. But then questions were raised about a competing suitor's sinister and suspicious activities, and Ty knew he had to win Dusty's affections before things turned deadly. No matter the cost, Ty would do anything to protect the woman he loved.
USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels welcomes you to the town of Beartooth, Montana, for a new series set under Montana's big sky...Since teenager Bethany Gates was a girl, Clete Reynolds had been hers-in her heart, at least. She was devastated when he left their small ranching town of Beartooth, Montana, on a football scholarship, but then an injury brought him back. Now she's determined to get him to notice her...if her rival Ginny West doesn't get in the way. But Bethany doesn't know Ginny has a secret of her own-one that could turn out to be deadly....Return to Beartooth in Unforgiven by B.J. Daniels, available from Harlequin HQN.
She needed protection for herself--and her baby... Kit Bannack had witnessed a murder and set a killer on her trail. Fortunately, the sexiest cowboy she'd ever seen kidnapped her for safekeeping. And while her handsome bodyguard kept her and her child out of harm's way, Kit was poleaxed by Luke St. John the man. He'd surely stolen her heart...forever. By night, Luke showered her with tender caresses. By day, he was consumed by his need to right a wrong. And Kit, loving this honorable man, knew he was everything she'd want...need...in a husband and father. But before they could be a family, they had to catch a killer...
Danger runs high and passions burn hot in Montana's wild country Big-city detective Bentley Jamison is a long way from home in the Beartooth wilderness when one of local rancher Maddie Conner's ranch hands goes missing. Towering mountains and a small, tight community are as unfamiliar to Jamison as herding sheep, but he's never shied away from a challenge. As the new deputy sheriff, he's sworn to protect every inch of this rough terrain-starting with unraveling a mystery that has left Maddie a wide-open target. Maddie's as beautiful-and untamable-as the land around them. Like Jamison, she won't back down from danger. But desire that flares hotter than their tempers only raises the stakes when a fierce storm traps them in the high mountains. Caught in a killer's sights, Jamison and Maddie must trust one another, because now survival...and love...are all that matter.
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Includes an excerpt from Daddy by Christmas, by Patricia Thayer.
The prime suspect was a sleepwalker. For the second time in her life Clancy Jones had awakened at a murder scene-this time with the murder weapon in her hand. Without recall, she insisted she was innocent, framed and the real killer after her. To the untrained eye, she looked mighty guilty. But to private investigator Jake Hawkins, she still looked damn good. Desire for Clancy had always burned inside Jake; so had anger. Ten years ago Clancy sleepwalked onto another crime scene and her testimony had put Jake's father behind bars. Now Jake didn't know if he wanted to prove his seductive client's innocence-or guilt.LAWMAN-There's nothing sexier than the strong arms of the law!
GUARDIAN OF THE NIGHT Danger! Undercover agent Jonah Ries couldn't explain to the stunning woman who'd mistaken him for her blind date exactly how he knew someone was trying to harm her. But evil stalked Moriah's Landing, and Katherine Ridgemont was its target. When she learned of Jonah's deep secret, Kat might not give him the time of day. Only that wouldn't stop Jonah from watching over the vulnerable beauty after dark. As the anniversary of Kat's mother's mysterious death approached, the instinct to protect became a fire in Jonah's blood. A fire matched by his determination to save the woman he loved from the unknown forces that haunted the night. . . .
Brave, courageous and single, Jud Corbett loves the life he leads outside his hometown of Whitehorse-so it'll be up to his brothers to meet the nice Montana cowgirls their mother hoped they'd marry. Then he met Faith Bailey...Faith is a local woman with an adventurous streak, and Jud can't help but be attracted to the beautiful blonde. When dangerous, life-threatening accidents begin to befall her every step, Jud can't walk away. But when he's through being a hero, will he still be a bachelor?
Gone Cold by USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels Ice Lake is the ideal romantic getaway for Morgan Sinclair and her new husband, Tom Cooper-until Tom's past catches up with him. Snowed in with a man who isn't what he seems and a killer out for revenge, Morgan must unravel the truth before it's too late...but can she trust the man she married?Cold Heat by USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen Leah Gray has never forgotten Alex McCade, her ex-lover...and new supervisor. When a blizzard strands the wounded FBI agent and her boss together at a remote Montana lodge, their passion reignites-hotter than ever. But danger has stalked Leah to the resort, and now keeping her safe is Alex's only mission....Stone Cold by Julie Miller Wounded war hero Daniel Stone just wants to escape to the solitude of his Rocky Mountain home. But Deputy Sheriff Kylie Webber needs his help tracking down a killer at the snowed-in Ice Lake Resort. Secretly in love with Daniel since she was a girl, Kylie vows to heal his heart by turning stone-cold danger into red-hot love!
She had the kind of secret no woman could keep...When Josie O'Malley found herself pregnant, she knew her father would surely mete out the Texas law of the West-and shoot the no 'count before he'd demand a shotgun wedding. What her dad didn't know was that Josie had been with the one man he'd respected above all others. Clay Jackson.He'd never guessed he fathered her child...Two years ago Josie left Texas in a hurry for the solitude of Montana. Now Clay knew why. But it boiled his blood that she'd had anybody's baby but his. It burned him even more that a thief led Clay to her doorstep. So what was Josie hiding besides a child? And what would Clay's investigation reveal about the toddler's father...and the woman he'd never stopped loving?
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