A USA Today Bestselling Author A former top cop, now a crackerjack attorney, Chloe Ryder always gets to the heart of the matter. She never lets anything or anyone get past her cool, protective exterior. Yet even she can't keep her feelings on ice when a murdered man is found in the sanctuary of her church and Father Brendan, beloved by all his parish is suspected of the shocking crime. To protect the innocent priest, she is forced to investigate the case with her former lover, Detective Matthew Diel. And to this day only Matt knows the secret tragedy in Chloe's past. Working with her again, he soon realizes some painful truths. He never stopped loving her -- and he may never again get the chance to prove it, because a killer is watching their every move.
Just coming off a bad relationship and stuck in a work-related nightmare, Trish Devlin doesn't need more stress. So when she spots a stranger lurking outside her home, it's the last straw. Yet she's drawn to this compelling man who claims to have visions of her impending murder and offers protection. Grant Wolfe can't explain why he feels compelled to defend the skeptical beauty, but he ignored a premonition once before--with deadly consequences. Can he convince Trish that his visions are based in an all-too-dangerous reality--or will the killer get her before their love has a chance?
The Montana Mavericks: Tough cowboys who you can't help but fall in love with. The series concludes with Books 9-12: Father Found by Laurie Pagie, Baby Wanted by Cathie Linz, Man With a Past by Celeste Hamilton and Cowboy Cop by Rachel Lee.
Conard County "Conard County is a wonderful place to visit." -New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Graham Pozzessere HE WAS HER ONLY HOPE Esther Jackson needed Craig Nighthawk's protection. The father she'd helped put away for murder was now seeking her out, so against her reclusive nature, she welcomed the darkly handsome Nighthawk into her home, hoping he could keep her safe. SHE WAS HIS ONLY PEACE Craig knew all about fear and isolation After all, he was still being tried and convicted by the people of Conard County for a crime he hadn't committed. All he wanted was to be left alone. Until he met Esther, and discovered in her loving arms a peace he would safeguard at any cost.... Conard County. Where the Wyoming sky spreads bold and blue above men and women who draw their strength from the land and from the bonds of the love they share.
Nighthawk by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel Lee Esther Jackson needed Craig Nighthawk's protection-the father she'd helped put away for murder was now seeking her out. So against her reclusive nature, she welcomed the darkly handsome Nighthawk into her home, hoping he could keep her safe. Craig knew all about fear and isolation. After all, he was still being tried and convicted by the people of Conard County for a crime he hadn't committed. All he wanted was to be left alone. Until he met Esther and discovered in her loving arms a peace he would safeguard at any cost.... The Return of Luke McGuire by USA TODAY bestselling author Justine Davis Luke McGuire was everything shy Amelia Blair had been fascinated by as a girl but too terrified to go near. And now here she was, the only person in the whole town decent enough to give him the time of day, caring enough to stand up for him.... For his part, Luke didn't need the town's nasty stares to know that Amelia was off-limits. But then, reformed or not, he'd never been one to abide by the rules. He only hoped that the quiet beauty would fall for the man he had become instead of the one he used to be.
When veterinarian Mike Windwalker shows up on widow Del Carmody's doorstep, she soon discovers that he's no ordinary man. Mike's a drop-dead-gorgeous Native American caught between two worlds: those of science and his ancestors' spiritual ways. Del can't explain the strange things happening in her house-the unexplained noises and seemingly misplaced items-unsettling her and her teenage daughter. Concerned for their safety, Mike offers his help. Besides, there's a sexual undercurrent simmering between him and Del and Mike needs to get to the bottom of that, too. Together they must unravel the mystery surrounding the house only to discover a passion that's hard to deny.
After a devastating accident, Kerry Tomlinson is left with psychic abilities. She has plenty of skeptics, but her visions provide vital clues to a double murder. It isn't long before the killers determine the extent of Kerry's insight, putting her on a dangerous path toward unexpected love. . . and death. Embittered ex-agent Adrian Goddard isn't sure how to handle Kerry--especially his powerful need to protect her. He shouldn't want her, but Adrian feels compelled to keep her close, even if his hardened heart feels it's too close. As the chemistry simmers between them, will Adrian make the ultimate sacrifice to save her life?
In these rugged mountains, Cassie thought she'd finally found the small-town welcome she's been looking for her whole life. But after she stops some school bullies, suddenly the rest of this close-knit community isn't acting so friendly. The threats begin, and this schoolteacher has nowhere to turn for help-until a rugged, mysterious rancher steps in.Lincoln Blair has been drawn to Cassie from day one. That's why he's avoiding the too-tempting new teacher-he knows from experience that outsiders get bored and leave. Still, he just can't help wanting to protect Cassie when trouble starts. As her danger grows, Linc realizes it's his heart he's forgotten to safeguard....
The plane went down-and sparks are flying... As a Wyoming snowstorm rages around their downed plane, Rory Campbell knows survival should be all that matters. But she can't deny the desire that sizzles between her and ex-military pilot Chase Dakota. Rory is in capable hands...though it doesn't stop her from wishing for more than his protection. Chase has flown his share of planes. There are no guarantees they're going to make it to safety-and see Rory's terminally ill sister to the hospital for an emergency treatment. Despite their dire circumstances, all he can think of is the captivating woman by his side. Dare he lose control long enough to let Rory into his heart?
A passionate summer romance between a rancher and a social worker is rekindled when they meet again unexpectedly in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee's latest addition to her miniseries, Conard County: The Next Generation! "I love you." Ten years ago rancher Cliff Martin said those three little words to Holly Heflin. But all she said was "goodbye." She ran from Conard County fast as a jackrabbit, leaving Cliff with a broken heart. But Cliff never forgot the one that got away.... Now Holly has returned to settle her aunt's estate-and Cliff is the executor. Her matchmaking aunt and his jealous ex-wife are the least of Holly's problems. Everywhere there are memories...and Cliff. But he's still a small-town rancher with roots and she's a big-city girl with a ticket home. She's got two weeks to avoid the hunky cowboy.... But what if she can't?
She wanted peace. Instead she found danger-and a reason to live againWhen Skylar Jamison heads to the Wyoming Rockies, all the army veteran wants is some rest. But as a stranger warns her away-off public lands-every war-torn nerve she has goes on alert. The ranger who investigates makes her even more wary, for very different reasons. Smart, good-looking, with an inner calm Sky envies, Craig Stone sparks her interest and wakes all her fears.Craig didn't plan on inviting Sky to stay with him. But there are armed strangers in his forest. And Sky-tough, vulnerable, sexy Sky, everything he's ever wanted-is their target. They are each trained to handle danger. It would take both of them, together, to survive this new threat....
They have liberated Anahar, but for Tess Birdsong and Archer Blackcloak the war has only begun. Anari slaves are rebelling in Bozandar, and the streets of that sparkling city are wet with blood. Tess and Archer must forge a peace between the warring races, for only together will their combined armies have the strength to move against the dark forces gathering to the west. As the scars of old wounds are ripped open, pitting brother against brother and the Ilduin sisterhood against itself, Tess and Archer march into a battle that will determine the world's fate. Guided by snow wolves, moving under the dark cloud of a bitter prophecy, they ready themselves to strike at the enemy's seat of power, a mountain fortress that has never been taken. But their greatest danger comes from within, for Archer carries a dark secret that may doom them all. . . ;.
No memory, no future, and only a white rose to identify her. . . The Ilduin Bane are myth and legend: assassin mages whose blades drip poison and whose minds share a common purpose--one of death or control. All who have gone against them lost, unable to penetrate their powerful protections. So Archer Blackcloak gathers a small band to destroy the Bane. From Archer comes strength of purpose and an indomitable will. Ratha and Giri give the group a fighter's skill and temper. They are joined by Young Tom, whose unwavering loyalty is matched by an insatiable curiosity, and by Sara Deepwell, who has a surprising talent for magic. From their last member, Tess Birdsong, the only survivor of a brutal attack that left her with no memory, comes the power of one who has nothing left to lose. But the road to freedom is long and twisted, and before they are finished old sorrows may destroy them. Yet once started, they cannot turn back--no matter how high the price. . . .
What will happen when the assassins are defeated. . . 'For Tess Birdsong and her companions there will be no warm homecoming. The death of one evil exposed the beating, seething heart of another far more dangerous power. Together they must go to Anahar, to help free the Anari people from their enslavers, and purge the darkness in their own hearts. But that ancient city holds more than the key to Anari liberation. In its temple lie the secrets of the Ilduin, women of almost godlike power. Tess, who remembers nothing of her past, is terrified by the power of her Ilduin blood. But Tess's mind conceals more than fear. There is war, and pain, and death, and anguished grief. And somehow she must face it all again, guided only by the shocking secrets of a temple as old as time itself. . . .
I'll Be Home by USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel LeeSeth Hardin is devoted to his career as a Navy SEAL, but his ex couldn't handle the pressures of being a military wife. Now he's resigned to spending the holidays alone. . . ;until he gets snowed in with Maria Hoskins and finds there are far greater gifts than just the material kind. A Bridge for Christmas by USA TODAY bestselling author Merline LovelaceAs commander of her combat engineering team, Air Force reservist Abby Trent has a job to do-and Special Ops major Dan Maxwell is determined to get in her way. But as they work together on a crucial bridge, Abby discovers there's a lot more to the major than meets the eye. The Wingman's Angel by RITAreg; Award-winning author Catherine MannThere's just one thing keeping Air Force officers Joshua and Alicia Rosen from finalizing their divorce-the Arctic survival course they must pass together. But when they find themselves chased by armed pursuers, even the frozen tundra is no match for the heat of their desire.
He was an embittered soldier with a name well-known in town. A long-lost son with Cheyenne roots, Ethan Parish sought to meet his father for the first time. The community buzzed over this newcomer, suspicious of his identity, but Ethan found the seeds of hope. Falling in love with Connie Halloran was never part of his plan. Somehow, the beautiful deputy and her adorable daughter got under his skin and brought out his protective instincts. As a violent element from the past emerged, Ethan had to risk his heart and his life to save his new family.
Honor, duty and loyalty drove Major Edith Clapton to risk her life flying Combat Search and Recovery in Afghanistan. Hunger, desire and lust drove her into the arms of Seth Hardin, a gorgeous navy SEAL she had airlifted to safety. Their epic one-night stand in the shadow of the Afghan mountains has left Edie facing the most important mission of her life: motherhood.After sharing her news, Edie is stunned by Seth's insistence on being a father to his child-and the bewildering feelings this practical stranger has stirred within her. This wasn't part of her life-in-the-navy plan! Should she flee back to military life for a desk job and single parenthood? Or give thanks for this unexpected family?
Rachel Lee's fourth book for Warner is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel in which a killer stalks a female museum curator who is wrongly suspected of stealing a piece of priceless Mayan jewelry.
Nurse practitioner Kristin Tate had hoped her new job would be a welcome change from her military tragedy--not a chance for Dr. David Marcus to set her vulnerable heart on fire. But there was more to the handsome doctor than his rough, war-hardened exterior suggested, and soon Krissie wondered if she had finally found the love she desperately craved. . . . Until patients started dying and she became a suspect for murder. David knew the beautiful nurse wasn't a killer, and powerful feelings for her threatened his best-laid plans. With evidence mounting, could he help clear Krissie's name before she turned up on someone's fatal list?
"If he was murdered, you're the loose end."Waitress Haley Martin has made a small, safe life for herself: no big surprises, no falling in love. In one night, that calm world is shattered. A truck driver is dead, a sexy former military cop needs her help to solve the murder, and she might be next on the hit list.There's something big going down in this sleepy county. Buck Devlin needs to keep Haley close-and he's had worse cover stories than pretending to be in love with a beautiful blonde. But the more danger they expose, the harder it is to remember their love story is just a cover....
Withdrawn and depressed after an accident that cost her both her hearing and her marriage, archeologist Veronica Coleridge is desperate for something that will make her life worth living. When her father tells her of the mask of the Storm Mother, the very same ancient Meso-American mask which her mother died searching for, Veronica devotes herself to vindicating her mother's quest.<P>But she can't do it alone. She needs the help of Dugan Gallagher, the owner of a boating and salvage business who agrees to take Veronica to the wreck of The Alcantara, an eighteenth-century vessel aboard which the Storm Mother was believed to have been lost at sea. Dugan quickly becomes engrossed in Veronica and her search as they race to recover the mask before the mysterious man who hounded her mother gets his hands on it first. When they find themselves caught in a maelstrom at sea, they learn that far more than an ancient mask is involved -- and only the love and trust they have come to share can save them.
One Last Mission For wounded army vet Liam O'Connor, trekking across the country is something he has to do for his best friend-he promised Chet he'd deliver one last letter to his wife if he didn't make it home. Fresh out of rehab for a traumatic brain injury that robbed him of his former life, Liam maintains one thought to keep him focused: make it to Sharon Majors.Even in her grief, Sharon is incredibly beautiful, and her heart boundless. She offers Liam a deal: stay and work on her fledgling ranch and they'll help each other heal. But too soon the former soldier realizes he's facing his most dangerous mission of all: he's falling for his best friend's wife.
"In five minutes, you'll be dead."The pregnant widow and her stern words saved Ryder Kelstrom from a tornado. The least he could do was help the woman rebuild after the deadly storm. It felt good working with his hands again, forgetting about all he'd lost...and maybe finding the will to love again.Marti Chastain had nothing left except the baby she carried. But she had a wealth of compassion for Ryder's torment and guilt. As these two lost souls found love and redemption in each other's arms, a secret enemy stalked Ryder. And killing Ryder's new woman would make revenge complete.
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