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Texas beauty Claire Savage learned a hard lesson the day her father left to pursue his selfish dreams. Trust no one. Now in possession of an MBA, and the owner of her own business, she felt in control. A woman like her had no use for church newcomer and former rocker Luke Dawson. What kind of a man had nothing better to do than produce music for her church's youth band? The kind of man she needed to keep an eye on. She never expected Luke's noble spirit to soothe her, yet could even his gentle touch curb her mistrust when his past resurfaced to threaten them both?
His past...or her future?From the moment Gillian Moore set foot in Temple Territory, she knew it was the perfect place to open her boutique hotel. The fact that it's also the ancestral home of currently out-of-work Texas cooking sensation Hunt Temple seems like fate. With the cowboy chef in her kitchen, success is practically guaranteed! Too bad their visions of his family land couldn't be further apart.Hunt can't let Gillian destroy his family legacy-not before he and his brothers have a chance to rebuild it. Hunt's prepared to challenge Gillian at every step and make sure she embraces the local Texas flavor. But despite their differences, they make an amazing team. And not just in business. Yet when Hunt's own opportunity knocks, even Texas may not be big enough for both of their careers.
Could he really be Professor Perfect? A handsome professor in a flannel shirt and a Texas Rangers cap? Returning to university just became less intimidating-and more intriguing-than Sarah Eason expected. As a widow in her thirties and single mom of three, Sarah's hardly a typical coed. Except Professor Cullen Temple is starting to make her feel like one. He's brilliant, attentive, incredibly sweet...and he's winning over her girls. Yet there's something troubled in those gray eyes. Something that makes her wonder if he might be too good to be true. Plus a bonus short story by USA TODAY bestselling author Ingrid Weaver
From the book: #12;He caught Jessica to his chest, muscular arms wrapped protectively around her. She'd never felt such relief in her life. Suddenly there was a sense of completeness where there had been a huge void. "What on earth is wrong?" "The wedding is less than nine hours away, my work crew just canceled and I can't even begin to tell you what's at stake today. I know I don't deserve it, but if you'll help me, Drew, I promise I'll explain everything tomorrow." He smiled, dimple and all, and guided her to the sidewalk. "Let me make a couple of phone calls. I'll meet you in the Commons in five minutes." He ran his hand down the back of her hair as she turned to walk away. A glance over her shoulder sent a thrill of hope through her heart. He was still watching, tenderness etched in his features. ... Definitely a good love story.
After an injury ended her dance career, Jessica Holliday became a landscape designer. So when a society wedding gives her the chance to make a name for herself, she vows to get the job done without help from anyone-especially handsome newcomer Captain Andrew Keegan.Though his neighbor may be beautiful, even with dirt under her nails, Drew Keegan has to do what he feels is right-by marrying the socialite of his father's choosing, he'll be able to help those who need it most. But when Jessica's livelihood is jeopardized, Drew begins to see his goals-and Jessica-in a new light.
Her entire career was hanging on the yes or no of a total stranger? Well, Casey Hardy would just have to show highfalutin British lawyer Barrett Westbrook what she was made of. And that was 100 percent serious Texan businesswoman. She'd worked so hard to prove to her father that she could run their family company. But one no from Barrett, with his ledgers and checklists, and Casey could forget her dreams--which now included a Lone Star courtship by him!
He's willing to risk it all...is she? Stella Jane Scout has never met a cowboy as handsome as Joiner Temple. Or as aggravating. His thoroughbred Argentinian stallion and professional polo player pedigree doesn't impress her one bit. At heart, he's still a footloose cowboy from Kilgore and a reckless one at that. But her father hired him as a ranch hand for her riding school, so she'll have to reign in Joiner's wild streak and teach him to put safety first. At the same time, Joiner seems determined to bring out Stella's long-buried free spirit. If she can give him a place to call home, maybe he can teach her how to live.
Juggling the care of her toddler son and elderly parents kept young widow Abby Cramer busy from sunup to sundown. Just when she thought she had it all under control, her mother broke her hip at a home-improvement store. Good thing store employee Guy Hardy rushed in to save the day with his quick thinking, big smile and his tender kindness extended toward her whole family-especially Abby. Though she suspected Guy had a secret to hide, Abby wanted to believe he was a man of honor and faith. A man she could trust with her heart.
Too Good to Be True?Juggling the care of her toddler son and elderly parents kept young widow Abby Cramer busy from sunup to sundown. And just when she thought she had it all under control, her mother broke her hip at a home-improvement store. Good thing store employee Guy Hardy rushed in to save the day.Even after the crisis was over, Guy seemed reluctant to end his time with the Cramers. With his generosity, big smile and tender kindness, he fit easily into a life that had been anything but easy for Abby. She wanted to trust him...with her son, with her family and with her heart. But she couldn't help but feel that he was hiding something....
When former flames Tara Elliott and Sam Kennesaw jointly inherit property, their past hurts instantly put them at odds. But as the weeks pass and the truth starts to surface, they come to realize that the love they once shared never died. Original.
Texas cop Heath Stone knows what it's like to have no home or family. Once a foster-care kid, Heath now appreciates those who help others. Like Olivia Wyatt, the lovely young woman who opened a homeless shelter in a tough part of town. But Olivia's hard work is in danger when Table of Hope is suspected of being a drug front. Heath goes undercover to keep a close eye on the shelter-and Olivia. What he finds is a woman of faith, a woman who feels like family...the family he's always dreamed of.
She's everything he didn't want...and exactly what he needs McCarthy Temple, the last unmarried Temple brother, was happy with his safe, predictable world. He had his family, his accounting business and his numbers. He didn't need love. He already had it all...except an assistant. Jacqueline Aimes was the least likely candidate. She was overqualified, gorgeous and only staying in Kilgore long enough to sell her parents' land. But as Jacqueline starts to permeate every aspect of his life, Mac finds it harder and harder to imagine life without her. Jacqueline's passion is her work for children in international war zones, though, not small-town living. So Mac has to find a Texas-size miracle to get her to stay...
Photojournalist Erin Gray has seen the world through her camera. But she's never taken a snapshot of the husband and daughter she left behind years ago. After Erin suffers life-threatening injuries, she returns home to heal--with every intention of leaving again. But seeing her Texas Ranger husband with their teenage daughter begins to melt her heart. Daniel never lost faith that some day they would be reunited. Now he hopes that he and Erin can put the past behind and come together as a family forever.
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