A smart person knows when to accept her lot in life. So Madison Belle has resigned herself to a solo existence running her family's ranch. That's before she finds a young girl and her baby brother hiding out in her barn. . . and before she meets their tough but tender father. As the only law in High Cotton, Texas, Walker is struggling to juggle his job with single parenthood. But his kids need a mother, and Maddie has a way of making them all feel like a family again. The beautiful rancher is even starting to make Walker believe in miracles. Until his ex-wife shows up, claiming to be carrying his child. . .
Abby Duncan's come home to Hope, Texas-the town known as Brewster's Valley, after the wealthy, powerful old man who rules it-to find the truth behind the accusations that drove her father to his death. Only Brewster knows what really happened. But he refuses to tell Abby unless she agrees to find his missing daughter, the child he's never acknowledged.Part of Brewster's deal is that Abby undertake this search with the help of Jonas Parker, foreman of Brewster's farming empire. Jonas knows only too well that the truth may not be what Abby expects. But neither of them can anticipate the secrets they're about to uncover. Secrets that threaten to shatter everything they've ever believed about themselves...and each other.
Brodie Hayes is a former rodeo star, now a rancher--a cowboy, through and through. But when he finds out some shocking news about the circumstances of his birth, he begins to question his identity. Luckily, private investigator Alexandra Donovan is there to help him find the truth about who he is. Along the way, he discovers that even a man who thought he'd be alone for the rest of his life can fall in love. For Brodie, love was something you did once--and for always. But is Alex the type of woman who can take on a stubborn man like him? Because there's one thing about him that will never change, no matter what they find out about his past--once a cowboy, always a cowboy.
THE SECRET OF HORSESHOE, TEXAS Angie Wiznowski has made mistakes-the biggest is the secret she's kept from Hardison Hollister for ten years. The man she loved has the right to know what happened following that hot Texas night long ago. And it could cost Angie the most precious thing in her life. Hardy has no inkling he's a father...until an accident leaves a young girl injured and the Texas district attorney with an unexpected addition to his family. Blindsided by shock and hurt, Hardy can't forgive Angie for her deception. But as he gets to know his child, old and new feelings for Angie surface. While scandal could derail Hardy's political future-is that future meaningless without Angie and their daughter?
Sarah Welch didn't know she had a twin until five years ago, when a string of events led her through the seedy underbelly of Dallas to the family she didn't know she had. Sarah has spent those five years trying to forget what she went through-forget the man who was gunned down, the criminal she helped put behind bars and the cop who saved her life.Now Sarah is in danger once again. And while this time she's able to confide her fears to her twin sister, there's only one person who can truly help her-Daniel Garrett, the cop who never stopped loving her. Working by Daniel's side to stop a killer, Sarah begins to accept Daniel as part of her past. And part of her future...
His friendly, peaceful Texas hometown is the ideal place for Wyatt Carson to raise his young daughter. Until Peyton Ross zooms through Horseshoe and turns his quiet world upside down. Wyatt may think Peyton's just another fun-loving party girl, but she intends to show the straitlaced sheriff what she'sreallymade of. And while she's at it, put some fun back into the widowed lawman's life...With Peyton around, there's never a dull moment. Even Wyatt's eight-year-old is falling under the spell of the irrepressible blonde. But what happens once Peyton leaves his jurisdiction? Is she going to leave his heart in one piece?
Skylar, the youngest Belle daughter, is known as the rebellious sister. But her days of sowing wild oats are over--now her life's about running the family ranch and keeping her four-year-old daughter safe. And Skylar doesn't feel very safe around Cooper Yates, High Five's foreman...and a former criminal.Cooper can't shake his reputation as an outlaw. Being framed for a crime he didn't commit is one thing. A stubborn boss lady making him feel he doesn't belong on the ranch--the only home he's known in years--is another.But when danger threatens her child, Cooper has a chance to show Skylar what really separates the good guys from the bad.
Caleb McCain, Texas Ranger, will always be a son of Texas-loyal to the badge, always working above and beyond the call of duty. Which means taking care of Belle Doe, a woman rescued from a horrible fate and left without any memories.But Belle is starting to remember. As Belle disappears, Josie Marie Beckett emerges, and Caleb knows he must back away to allow Josie to complete her healing. As they get closer to finding the person who tried to kill her, she recalls more of her past-including her fiancé.Loyalty to his job means he must let her go. Loyalty to his heart means he wants to keep her close....
Getting criminals off the street-that's why Blair Logan went into law in the first place. She's an assistant D.A. in Houston, and she's always scorned defense attorneys like Lucas Culver. Especially Lucas Culver, who's tough, sharp-witted and way too handsome. He's the kind of man most women fall for, although Blair's determined not to be one of them. And he's got an impressive record of acquittals-even if she refuses to be impressed.Then the unthinkable happens. Her twin brother, Blake, is accused of murder. A murder she's convinced he didn't commit, despite damning evidence to the contrary. She knows he'll need the best defense attorney in the state of Texas. And that means Lucas. He's the only one Blair can turn to now, the only one who can help her brother.Will he do it?
Sheltered her entire life, Jessie Murdock has rarely gotten her way. Until her dying father makes a deal with Cadde Hardin. Cadde will get shares of Shilah Oil on one condition-marry Jessie. In love with him for years, Jessie doesn't hesitate to sign the papers. But she didn't sign up for a completely absent husband. Now Jessie has a counter offer. She'll give Cadde controlling interest of the business if he'll give her a baby...the natural way. Only he has a few caveats of his own. When life refuses to follow their written plan, Jessie and Cadde have to decide which is more important: their unspoken love or the family business.
Asking for a favor from a woman scorned isn't Cisco "Kid" Hardin's smartest move. But he needs Lucinda "Lucky" Littlefield's land for his oil company. Surely enough time has passed since he left her-and his promises-behind? Apparently not, because Lucky still holds a lot of resentment. Then Kid learns of the baby Lucky lost-their baby-and he's determined to right his wrongs. He needs to prove he's a man worthy of her love and trust. And he plans to do it by transforming his sins of the past into the most glorious holiday season she has ever seen.
He's not the only one with something to hide Chance Hardin has spent many good years as a ranch manager on the Southern Cross. But now it's time to move on. His brothers want him to join them in the oil business-equal partners. But spending every day with them, Chance would never be able to keep his secret. So to protect their father's memory, he'll deny his Texas ambitions. Until Shay Dumont literally crashes into his life. Who is the beautiful stranger? For the first time, Chance is very interested in the truth. Telling his brothers about the past could destroy their relationship, but it could also bring him everything he's ever wanted. Including Shay, who is hiding a secret he doesn't suspect. The truth will challenge everything he knows-about his family, Shay and himself.
Luke Chisum spent most of his life running from his past. Now a family crisis has brought the former River Bluff daredevil home. Home to the small-town girl he still loves--and the secret that could tear them apart again. Sixteen years ago, Luke dated Becky on a dare and broke her heart. Now he's back, rekindling desire and tempting Becky to give him a second chance. But she can't risk Luke discovering the truth about the child she's kept from him all these years. Becky isn't the only one keeping secrets. A shocking revelation about his own family is about to test Luke in ways he never imagined--as a father and a son. . . . Luke Chisum spent most of his life running from his past. Now a family crisis has brought the former River Bluff daredevil home. Home to the small-town girl he still loves--and the secret that could tear them apart again. Sixteen years ago, Luke dated Becky on a dare and broke her heart. Now he's back, rekindling desire and tempting Becky to give him a second chance. But she can't risk Luke discovering the truth about the child she's kept from him all these years. Becky isn't the only one keeping secrets. A shocking revelation about his own family is about to test Luke in ways he never imagined--as a father and a son. . . .
To save a child Regret. Assistant District Attorney Myra Delgado knows all about it. She's spent seven years regretting a foolish betrayal of her ex, Levi Coyote. But now Myra needs Levi, a private investigator, and the stakes are bigger than their history-a baby has been kidnapped. And only Myra is brave enough-or crazy enough-to go after a Mexican drug lord and attempt a rescue. Levi might not be able to forgive her, but he can't let Myra face the danger alone. As they work to save an innocent child, he learns a shocking truth about their shared past. If they make it through this, he and Myra just might get a second chance at not only love, but family.
A Texas-size secret... Nine years ago, Jena Brooks fled Willow Creek, Texas, as a frightened teenager. Now she's finally found the courage to come home, and this time she's not leaving without her baby. Memories of Asa Corbett stealing her newborn child still haunt Jena to this day. Unfortunately, her best chance at finding her baby is Asa's eldest son, local cop Carson Corbett. Trusting a Corbett again isn't easy, but they'll need to rely on each other completely to face their pasts and discover the truth. Together, Jena and Carson have a chance to heal old wounds and unite their families for good...if the truth doesn't first tear them apart.
Cari Michaels has known for a long time that Reed Preston is the only man for her. Until her boss--the dynamic CEO of a family-owned department store chain--announces his engagement. . . to another woman. It's just the reality check Cari needs to get over Reed. But when a plane crash strands her in the west Texas desert with the man she loves, she can't hide her feelings. And now they have only each other to depend on for their survival.
Falling for her protectorFor single mother Abby Bauman, a failed marriage and a troublesome ex are proof of love gone wrong. But once she's caught up in danger and saved-twice-by take-charge detective Ethan James, she considers whether falling for a true-blue hero is worth the risk. Even now, after the rescue, he seems bent on continuing to protect her and her daughter. Why?There's more to Ethan's determination to stay close than he's telling her. But when she confronts him, he proves she's more than a means to solve a case. That tempts Abby to take a second chance on trust-and love. Which might be the best choice she's ever made.
CHRISTMAS IS FOR REAL Moving to Horseshoe, Texas, to become guardian of her half sister has been rewarding for Lacey Carroll. But raising a six-year-old-especially one who has stopped believing in Santa Claus-has its challenges. Lacey's goal is to bring holiday wonder back into the child's life, which isn't going to be easy with a grinch like Gabe Garrison next door. The man is mean, rude...and hurting. After losing his son, Gabe shut out the world. But his privacy is invaded by the quirky, dynamic blonde and her kid sister, who are single-handedly filling his solitary life with love. When Lacey enlists him in a holiday campaign for Emma's sake, he can't resist. Will Lacey's unique brand of healing magic make this a season of second chances-for all of them?
Heart of a Hero Big-city art instructor Rachel Hollister isn't back home in Horseshoe, Texas, for more than a few hours before she's lost and stranded in the woods surrounding Rebel Ranch. But Rachel's bad luck takes a sudden turn for the better when a ruggedly handsome cowboy manages to save her life, not just once, but twice, in the same day. Rancher Egan Rebel can't resist helping someone in need, even an enemy-or the daughter of one. It was Rachel's father who unjustly sentenced Egan to prison years ago. As attracted as he is to Rachel and her bright, creative energy, Egan can't forgive the man who stole his freedom. Can Egan let go of the past, or will he turn his back on the only woman he's ever loved?
A REBEL LOVES FOREVER Falcon Rebel has been father and mother to his girl ever since her mother walked out on them both seventeen years ago. Now Leah's back to see their daughter-just once, she says. She's built another life and wants them all to move on. But Falcon's suspicious. Her story doesn't add up. Why isn't she willing to keep the door open between them, at least for Eden's sake? Leah can't tell them the truth-she won't burden her family with what she must face. But being close to Falcon again has reignited the incredible bond they once shared. They were so young then...and some things never change, including their feelings for each other. Leah thought she could walk away. But nobody loves like a Rebel-even though love might not be enough.
A Heart Divided Quincy Rebel lives by a strict code of honor. Family first. Which means Jenny Rose Walker, his younger brother's ex-girlfriend, will never know how deeply and devotedly he loves her. The woman of his dreams is off-limits...until his brother gets engaged to someone else. Jenny is ready to sever all ties with the ranching clan who has been like a second family to her. Even if it means giving up working with her best friend, Quincy, who she helps train paint horses. Quincy...the tall, masculine Rebel who's always been there for her. Is she developing feelings for him? Or are they headed for a rebound romance that will leave them both brokenhearted?
Marine Staff Sergeant Tomas "Tuf" Hart is beginning to understand why they say "you can never go home again." Still grappling with the mental scars of battle, Tuf's just learned that Thunder Ranch is in trouble. Now, the Harts are banking everything on their stallion, Midnight, winning the National Finals Rodeo. The only easy part of Tuf's homecoming was falling for his high school crush all over again.Cheyenne Sundell has always been drawn to Tuf. But as a single mom of twin daughters, she's wary of getting involved, especially with another military man. Cheyenne's disastrous marriage taught her that war changed men, and not always for the better.Tuf and Cheyenne have been through hell and back. But with a little hope and a lot of holiday spirit, they just might find a way to heal themselves...and each other.
Christmas Jane Doe, known as C.J., has grown up with one obsession: finding her parents. Unfortunately, it seems they don't want to be found.Now, after years of fruitless searching, three things happen. C.J. is left an unexpected legacy. Someone tries to stop her search. And Matthew Sloan returns to Coberville.Matthew and C.J. work together to solve the mystery of her birth. Because only when they learn the truth about Jane Doe will Coberville's lies and secrets be exposed. Only when C.J. knows who she REALLY is, can she consider a life with Matthew. Which is what she wants most in this whole world.It's what Matthew wants, too. A hometown life, a hometown love....
They say everyone has a double... And according to private investigator Ethan Ramsey, Serena Farrell's double is a stripper working in a Dallas nightclub.Serena doesn't believe it-but she can't help wondering. After all, her mother died when she was an infant and she's been raised by wealthy grandparents who refused to discuss the past. So she knows next to nothing about her parents. Could she possibly have a sister? A twin?She decides to hire Ethan to find out who this other woman is. That fateful decision leads to some shocking revelations about Serena's family-and about her look-alike, Sarah Welch. It also leads Serena into Ethan's arms...and into his heart.
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