Years ago, Sheriff Beck Tanner had believed the worst about Faith Matthews. Now she was back in their small Texas town, forcing him to question everything he thought he knew about her. And when the killer who'd murdered her family set his sights on Faith--and her innocent baby girl--Beck's protective instincts kicked into high gear. As dangerous pranks turned into deadly games, Beck needed Faith to trust him with the secrets of her past. And with a sadistic killer circling closer, all of Beck's attention had to be on keeping her baby safe. . . and ignoring his inconvenient attraction to the beautiful mother. . . .
BRANDED BY THE SHERIFF The killer who'd murdered Faith Matthews's family is back, and he's set his sights on her and her innocent baby. Sheriff Beck Tanner vows to protect Faith and her daughter...and ignore his attraction to the beautiful mother. EXPECTING TROUBLE Claiming Jenna Laniere's child as his own would ruin Agent Cal Rico's career. But Cal had to risk his future to help save Jenna from her past. As an agent, it was his duty. As a man falling for this tiny family, he couldn't turn away if he wanted to....
This Christmas he'd have to play Santa in disguiseFederal agent Matt Christensen hadn't planned on spending Christmas Eve dodging bullets. He hadn't planned on fatherhood, either. But when he discovered he had a daughter, Matt vowed he'd do anything to find her--including cozying up to a beautiful murder suspect with dangerous connections. To get inside the isolated West Texas compound of a known criminal, Matt needed Cassandra Harrison's contacts. But could he ignore the other needs Cass brought to mind? She was vulnerable and soft. . . almost innocent. With an arsenal of gunmen intent on crushing his Christmas mission, he'd have to protect them both if they wanted to survive the cold, cold night and bring his baby home for the holidays.
ONE TEXAS CHRISTMAS CHANGED EVERYTHING. . . Despite his dark past and dangerous edge, Jordan Taylor fell for the helpless infant left on his Texas doorstep with a frantic plea for help. The millionaire security agent had built a fortress around baby Gus. . . or so he thought until Kinley Ford showed up at Christmas fourteen months later. Kinley wanted only to see her son; instead she'd led the killers on her heels straight to Gus. Killers who wouldn't hesitate to use him as the ultimate pawn. Kinley got to Jordan's heart, and after a lifetime of loss, he vowed to sacrifice everything to protect his surrogate son and the woman who'd ensnared him. Everything. Even his life.
Sheriff Jake McCall is about to break the law. To find a bone marrow donor for his ailing baby girl, he'll hack into WITSEC to track down Maggie Gallagher-the only person who could be a genetic match. Yet by doing so, he is jeopardizing not only his badge, but Maggie's life, as well. Expecting to have to force Maggie against her will, Jake is unprepared for her willingness to help-and for the desire and hunger she arouses in him. Still, those forbidden feelings could make Jake reckless, and losing focus now isn't an option. With time running out and a killer on their heels, Jake has to keep Maggie alive-and give his daughter a Christmas miracle.
Three stories salute the romance of holiday homecomings Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him, he doesn't think twice. On the Montana ranch where they grew up, holiday magic permeates every acre, kindling long-awaited love. But will duty trump desire? Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen Tailed by a camera crew, Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his best friend's sister Kelly Coburn. But she's had her own delivery: beautiful baby Noel...Gabe's daughter. Navy Joy by Geri Krotow Chief Petty Officer Ian Cairne arrives stateside for Christmas with a four-legged friend: his late buddy's military service dog. Fortunately, the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home-and her heart.
Shock didn't describe Rachel Dillard's feelings when her estranged husband told her the news: her precious embryo had been stolen! A child-their child-had been born and had become a pawn in a killer's deadly game. Finding their baby was her priority now, but the familiar heat of Jared's arms was proving a dangerous distraction. . . . One touch of Rachel's lips and Lieutenant Jared Dillard knew he'd do anything to have her back in his bed. Bringing their baby home was the first step. Stopping a murderer was the second. And if risking his life was the only way, he would prove the power of a father's love. . . .
Natalie Sinclair was stunned to discover she'd been drugged-and impregnated. Even more shocking was the identity of her baby's father: Rick Gravari, her sworn enemy. Now the only way to uncover the truth and reveal the mastermind behind their mysterious one night together was to join forces with the one man who was completely off-limits. As the peril around them intensified, Natalie realized the dangerous men on their trail were nothing compared To The tender emotions provoked by her baby's father. But could she trust her once formidable foe's determination in his role as hard-nosed defender?
Two newborns in jeopardy bring together former sweethearts in the second book in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen's Sweetwater Ranch series! The last thing Texas Ranger Tucker McKinnon expects to find in his pantry is two sleeping newborns. But it's the woman who spirited the infants to his ranch who stirs the lawman's blood, along with haunting memories. Once, Tucker and Laine Braddock were inseparable...until murder divided their families. Now, with a killer on Laine's trail, Tucker has never felt more powerless. Or been more determined. Desperate to keep her and her innocent charges safe, Tucker uncovers some shocking truths. Including the feelings they still share-and the desire they're finding impossible to resist.
Three cowboy protector romances in one collection for the first time by New York Times bestselling authors Linda Lael Miller, B.J. Daniels, and Delores Fossen. The Man from Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller When trouble strikes in Haven, Arizona, Ranger Sam O'Ballivan is determined to sort it out. He arrives posing as the new schoolteacher, and discovers his first task: bringing the ranchers' children under control. So he starts with a call on Maddie Chancelor, older sister of a rowdy schoolboy. Maddie turns out to be a woman whose prim and proper demeanor is belied by the fire in her eyes. Working undercover to capture rustlers and train robbers has always kept Sam isolated and his heart firmly in check--until now. But something about the spirited Maddie tempts him to start down a path he swore he'd never travel... Justice at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels Six years ago, Dana Cardwell found her mother's will in a cookbook and became sole owner of the Cardwell Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Now happily married, Dana is surprised when her siblings, Stacy and Jordan, show up on the ranch...and trouble isn't too far behind. As danger draws closer to the ranch, deputy marshal Liza Turner quickly realizes that Jordan Cardwell isn't the man the town made him out to be. Lone Wolf Lawman by Delores Fossen Breaking into the home of the woman who shared his bed three months ago isn't Texas Ranger Weston Cade's usual MO. But he's on a personal vendetta to catch a killer, and Addie Crockett is the killer's biological daughter. Addie also happens to be carrying Wes's child...Addie can't remember her birth father, but she'll never forget Wes got her pregnant and then disappeared. Now she has to trust Wes with her life. And the life of their unborn baby. As desire reignites, Addie quickly discovers that with this lawman by her side, she just might escape the target on her back. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Months after Lexie Rayburn faked her own disappearance, someone injected her with a drug that robbed her of her memories, and kidnapped her newborn baby. Now, The only hope for locating her daughter rested on the too-broad shoulders of Garrett O'Malley-the one man she swore she'd never set eyes on again. But someone would stop at nothing to ensure Lexie never learned the truth about her baby's disappearance. Still, As the danger escalated, Lexie wondered which posed a greater risk: The killer on their trail or a reunion with her baby's father. . . .
From USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen come three Sweetwater Ranch stories about meting out justice, Texas-style...MAVERICK SHERIFFTexas sheriff Cooper McKinnon once had it all--until a tragic car accident changed everything. When he meets DA Jessa Wells, Cooper is shocked to discover her adopted little boy looks just like his son, whose body was never recovered. Now, with a new investigation opening old wounds, Cooper will have to work with the frustrating beauty if he's to reclaim the child he never gave up searching for.COWBOY BEHIND THE BADGETexas Ranger Tucker McKinnon steps out of the shower and gets the shock of a lifetime when he finds his old flame and newborn twins hiding out in his pantry. Although they have a troubled past, it's the still-simmering attraction that makes Tucker want to protect Laine Braddock and these babies she claims are in danger.RUSTLING UP TROUBLEATF agent Blue McCurdy never thought he'd forget the night he spent with Deputy Rayanne McKinnon--until a bullet wiped out his memory and left him for dead. Reuniting with the beautiful brunette only ratchets up the danger...especially when he learns she's carrying his child.Get all three edge-of-your-seat reads, now available for the first time in one volume!
A Texas lawman risks his future to protect a woman from his past in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen's latest Sweetwater Ranch book. The woman fleeing a cold-blooded killer is no stranger to Deputy Colt McKinnon. Fourteen years ago, Elise Nichols was the love of his life. Now she's back in Sweetwater Springs-to be the star witness in an upcoming murder trial that could tear the Texas lawman's family apart. With her explosive revelations certain to rock the town, Elise didn't expect to be welcomed home with open arms. Certainly not by the cowboy with the badge who once meant everything to her. But after being run off the road and shot at, she has no choice but to trust him. Even more dangerous is the desire that's reigniting, making Elise yearn for something she may not live to see.
Agent Cal Rico knew that Jenna Laniere was lying. But then he discovered that she was only trying to protect her baby from an untrustworthy ex and his ruthless associates. A deadly game of cat and mouse forced Jenna into hiding. And if Cal didn't help, the struggling single mother would have nowhere else to run. So it didn't matter that claiming the child as his own would ruin his career. Cal had to risk his future to help save Jenna from her past. As an agent, it was his duty. As a man falling for this tiny family, he couldn't turn away if he wanted to....
He faked his death for good reason, but CIA operative Gage Ryland has a better reason to come back from the grave. Though they had a bitter breakup years ago, Gage wants to save his ex-wife-his very pregnant ex-wife-Lynette Herrington from a vengeful hit man. Obviously the baby proves she's gotten over Gage. Or has she? While on the run, Gage feels the attraction between them heating up and yet he knows he must undo a decade of hurt and separation before she'll put her trust in them again. But complicating his emotions is Lynette's pregnancy...and how, as she claims, her unborn child could be his.
Battered ex-soldier Parker McKenna is facing his riskiest mission yet: guarding Bailey Lockhart. Returning to civilian life hasn't been easy, but Parker's new job with Corps Security and Investigations gives him purpose again-ifhe can keep Bailey alive. The privileged governor's daughter has been receiving threats-and they've just escalated into dangerous territory. Someone close to her wants her dead. Parker can handle any adversary, but handling Bailey proves more difficult-the stubborn, independent beauty stirs the passion Parker had thought long buried. Passion has no place in war, and the enemy is always watching, waiting. Now with desire blurring his objectivity, Parker must face the fact that the greatest danger to Bailey just may be him. . . ;.
The Girl Least Likely To... by Dorien KellyLove in a small town...When Hallie Brewer left home seven years ago, she swore she'd never return. She was an accident waiting to happen as a kid, earning her the nickname Horrible Hallie. Leaving Sandy Bend was the only way to escape her past. But now she's back...and is having a doozy of a time convincing people she's changed! Her only wish? That her high school crush, Steve Whitman, would see her as something more than Horrible Hallie....The Deputy Gets Her Man by Delores FossenPlus a whole lotta lovin'NYC cop Rayanne Garrett has a lot to live down when she returns to Longhorn, Texas, to get Aunt Evie-her only relative-out of jail. Unfortunately, the current sheriff is the one Rayanne has to live down! An embarrassing moment with Rios McKay eleven years earlier keeps it awkward between them. Determined to get to the bottom of her aunt's arrest, Rayanne'll do anything, even if it involves dating that darn sheriff!
Sheriff Grayson Ryland wasn't easily shocked. But then his old flame, Eve Warren, returns to Silver Creek for the sole purpose of asking him to impregnate her. And although he's never forgiven Eve for walking away and breaking his heart, her anguish is hard to watch. Before he can reject the most hardheaded-yet still impossibly alluring-woman in Texas, he has to protect her. An attempt on her life thrusts the two of them into a dangerous murder investigation-and an even more dangerous liaison. In the heat of the moment, Grayson may be able to forgive Eve...but is he willing to give her what she so desperately wants?
Savor four chilling tales of lust and longingValley of Nightmares by Jane Godman-It's 1938, and war is looming as Lilly Divine leaves London for life as a governess in a crumbling mansion. Her employer, Gethin Taran, a man as remote and compelling as the mountains encirlcling his home, soon has Lilly intrigued and enthralled. But there is danger as well as passion in the valley, and its ghostly source begins to stalk Lilly's nightmares....His to Possess by Delores Fossen-Haunted by erotic memories that are not her own, Olivia is shaken to her core. She and enigmatic Lucian Wilde discover they're hosts to the souls of two lovers murdered decades before. Time passes, but passion and the desire for vengeance endures.The Girl in Blue by Barbara J. Hancock-Trinity Chadwick once helped Samuel Creed cheat death. That long-ago kiss of life kindled an obsession both sensual and macabre. When Trinity, plagued by misfortune, returns to her hometown, Samuel is already there. Is he watching over her...or awaiting some dark chance?The Ghosts of Cragera Bay by Dawn Brown-Declan James is the reluctant heir to a crumbling Welsh estate with a deadly history. He'll never sell Stonecliff with a parapsychologist poking around fueling ghostly rumors. But his truce with beautiful Dr. Carly Evans is destined to end in bloodshed.Mood, mystery...romance that makes you shiver.
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