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"Anything worth having is worth fighting for. . . "From the moment the elegantly dressed society woman walked into the bar on the wrong side of town, rugged Texan Donavan Langley knew she was trouble-and just the type of woman he'd vowed to avoid. But the lovely Fay York awoke a tenderness in him that he'd never known. . . and a yearning for something he could never have. The electrifying instant Fay gazed into a pair of glittering silver eyes, she fell hard for Donavan. Even though the rough-and-tumble cowboy was determined to keep his heart from her, he needed Fay. And it wasn't such a big step from needing to loving. . . .
Eleanor Perrie lands her dream job working as Curry Matheson's personal assistant. But Curry treats her like furniture--until her remarkable transformation. Reissue.
Single dad Emmett Deverell thought moving to Jacobsville, Texas, would mean "quality time" with his children. Then he realized the truth-his kids were uncontrollable! He knew the three little rapscallions needed a woman's influence. But the only female available was Melody Cartman. . . and Emmett trusted her about as far as he could throw her. Melody's new charges were a force to be reckoned with. But it was theirfatherwho proved a handful. That sexy wink of his was enough to send a woman into orbit. She knew Emmett would never forgive her past, though, which was definitely a problem. Because being part of Emmett's family was a habit Melody didn't want to break.
Diego Laremos had never forgotten the last night he'd spent with Melissa Sterling five years before. She'd fled their home after a bitter dispute, hoping to escape their unhappy marriage. He hadn't forgiven her for leaving, though he'd hated himself even more for driving her away. Seeing Melissa again had renewed his hope for a possible future together...Melissa had felt the same way, but she'd lied to Diego in the past. Now she had to prove to him that she was indeed his love-his ENAMORADA-and that the truth could set them both free...to love again.
Ever since she could remember, Anna Cochran had been passionately, shamelessly in love with tall, quiet Evan Tremayne. But the stubborn man was so focused on protecting her from rough-and-tumble cowboys like him that he wouldn't acknowledge the fierce yearning she awoke in him.So it was up to Anna to draw Evan out of his shell and prove that she was the only woman for him now...and always.
Two of Diana Palmer's previous titles published together in one volume: Hunter and Man in ControlHunterThe desert was no place for a female. But as chief of security for a top secret operation, Hunter had his orders, and Jennifer Marist needed his protection. He thought he could handle spending a week on the rugged Arizona plains with the one woman he was determined never to touch. . . . But he hadn't planned on the lure of Jenny's wild, sweet passion-or on discovering a love he'd never dreamed possible. Man in ControlEver since DEA agent Alexander Cobb had given Jodie Clayburn a Texas-size brush-off, they'd been sworn enemies. But eight years later, this cynical long, tall Texan couldn't believe the baby-faced schoolgirl had turned into such a beauty. Or that she'd help him crack the drug-smuggling case that threatened Jacobsville. He'd risk everything to protect her. Would the man in control finally get caught in his own web of danger. . . and desire?
Born into a sprawling ranching family, rugged Harden Tremayne was the toughest, wildest man ever to come out of Texas cattle country. And the loneliest. Until he met Miranda Warren, the lovely Chicago widow who aroused feelings too long denied-and a yearning for something that could never be his....Miranda had never felt anything as overwhelming as her passion for the long, lean cowboy. But was her love enough to melt his hard, hungry heart and help them make a new life-together?
Boone Sinclair is a hallmark Diana Palmer hero: tall, strong and handsome. A businessman and a rancher, Boone had it all--except for Keely Welsh. The first time he spotted her on his property, he was determined not to let her get away from him. The lovely beauty would be his. . . . Every Long, Tall Texan gets his woman, and this one would not be denied.
Woman HaterEveryone in the office described the boss's mysterious older brother as wary of the female of the species-a real woman hater. He'd been burned in the past, and now was twice shy, to say the least. So when Nicole White had to travel with her ailing employer to his brother's home in Montana, she was prepared for the worst. What she found was a man more roughly masculine than any she'd ever met. But Winthrop Christopher's distrust of women ran straight to the bone. Nicki knew she should avoid him, but she couldn't hide from the feelings he stirred in her. Could she ever teach this woman hater to love again?If Winter ComesCharismatic Phoenix mayor Bryan Moreland had already won the devotion of his constituents and was well on his way to getting reporter Carla Maxwell's vote. . . ;until she found out that the hunky leader wasn't all he claimed to be. Rumor had it the popular politician was an embezzler. It was just a rumor, Carla told herself. As a reporter she'd have to get to the bottom of it; as a woman, she wanted nothing more than to lose herself in sexy Mayor Moreland's arms. Or was that exactly where he wanted her, for reasons other than love and seduction?
HEARTBREAKERJ. B. Hammock played by his own rules, and rule number one was never settle down. He treated his women well, but with a no-strings detachment they all accepted. But sweet Tellie Maddox hovered about like a gossamer butterfly, always trying to take care of him, always caring about him. It was enough to make a confirmed bachelor take drastic measures. Then Tellie lost part of her memory. She believed she was J. B. 's faithful sidekick. Even he couldn't be so heartless as to push Tellie aside, and so he played the role of friend. . . until friendship turned to something else, something so much deeper than a heartbreaker like J. B. ever intended. He was hooked. Then Tellie's memory returned. . . .
Secrets abound on a Texas ranch...As a teenager, Gracie worshipped her stepbrother, Jason, a strong, silent cowboy who left home early to seek his fortune. Now the wealthy owner of Comanche Wells ranch, Jason has finally come back home and discovered that the little girl he knew is all grown up.In a moment of unbridled passion, Jason realizes that he's falling for Gracie. But Gracie harbors a shameful secret that makes her deeply afraid to love. Stung by her rejection, Jason leaves, ready to put the past-and the one woman he can't have-behind him once more.Gracie thinks she's lost Jason forever. But when danger threatens her she can only hope that her long, tall Texan will come blazing home to save her.
The master of romance presents two classic tales of unforgettable men and the women who claim them, in this single volume. Original.
[From the back cover] Under His Spell Three of Hearts! Charismatic Phoenix mayor Bryan Moreland had already won the devotion of his constituents, and was well on the way to bringing reporter Carla Maxwell to his side...until she found out that the heart-stoppingly handsome leader wasn't all he claimed to be. Rumor had it the popular politician was an embezzler. It was just a rumor, Carla told herself. As a reporter she'd have to get to the bottom of it; as a woman, she wanted nothing more than to lose herself in sexy Mayor Moreland's arms. Or was that exactly where he wanted her, for reasons other than love and desire?
Rancher Jared Cameron was a mystery to everyone in Jacobsville, Texas. . . and he liked it that way. Only sweet-natured bookseller Sara dared to intrude on his privacy--informing the loner that a book on ogres might be more appropriate for a man of his qualities. Charmed by her audaciousness, Jared seduced the town's plain Jane. But their burgeoning relationship soon thrust Sara into Jared's hidden world of intrigue. Now the iron cowboy had to steel himself for the fight of his life. . . and his heart.
Sweet dreams had been all that lovely Shelby Jacobs had ever given Justin Ballenger. He'd loved her, wanted to marry her...and his sweet dreams had blown away. A Ballenger wasn't good enough for Shelby...she'd broken their engagement and flaunted her rich society lover in Justin's face. He vowed never again to be vulnerable to his beautiful Texas rose.Shelby had never stopped loving dark, intense Justin, and seeing him only deepened her feelings. She was sure he despised her, but she knew he needed to hear the truth about the past. She was risking everything, but the heart of her lonesome cowboy was more than worth it...
Cole Whitehall had asked Lacy Jarrett to wait for him. But after the war, he returned to the rambling Whitehall cattle ranch a changed man, the promise of lasting love replaced by a cold, hard distance. And Lacy yearned to reignite the unquenched passion they'd once shared.Unwittingly compromised into marriage, Cole refused to let Lacy get too close-but still, she longed to learn the secrets the handsome Texan harbored in his heart. Tormented, she wouldn't let him shoulder the burden alone, and soon the pursuit of an endless love burned bright enough to set their world ablaze....
THE LAST MERCENARY WAS ABOUT TO RETIRE HIS GUN...But that was before the virginal beauty from Micah Steele's past was kidnapped by his sworn enemy. Traveling far and wide to rescue Callie Kirby from a dangerous desperado was far less daunting than trying to combat Micah's potent desire for the feisty young woman. Though her beguiling innocence and sassy spirit penetrated Micah's granite heart, bitter discord had shattered their trust and torn them apart. Still, the heavenly taste of Callie's sweetly tempting lips-and the heady rush of her satiny-soft body yielding to him so trustingly-was slowly driving Micah insane. Was the last mercenary finally ready to claim his bride?
Five years ago, Judd Dunn, a hard-edged Texas Ranger, put Christabel Gaines's father behind bars-where he belonged. But Judd's involvement in Crissy's life was far from over. With their jointly owned ranch on the verge of bankruptcy, Judd wed her in name only, vowing to save their land, and vowing to ignore the sexual tension between them. Now, just when Judd decides to release Crissy from their sham of a marriage, he is blindsided by a bloodthirsty foe who is setting the stage for unspeakable evil by preying upon Judd's greatest weakness-his wife. No longer a starry-eyed schoolgirl, Crissy's a smart, fearless woman with unfulfilled desires. And she will do anything in the name of love-including taking a bullet for her husband.With their very lives at stake, Crissy and Judd must confront their darkest demons, their new rivals and their deepest desires-and face up to a mutual destiny they cannot outrun.
When San Antonio FBI agent Garon Grier buys a ranch in Jacobsville, Texas, the strong, silent loner is hoping to mend some broken family fences. He's not looking for love. Grace Carver grew up in this quiet Texas town, but because of her troubled youth, she's never married-hadn't even thought about it...until Garon.These unlikely allies are brought together by the most difficult case of Garon's career: hunting an escaped child predator whose former victims are all dead. All except one.Now a desperate lawman and the woman who is the lone survivor of a madman's twisted rampage have one chance to put the past to rest....
THE LAST HART BACHELOR GETS LASSOED!As the holiday season approached, the residents of Jacobsville were whispering about Janie Brewster's hopeless crush on Leo Hart. Up till now, all her efforts to lasso the dynamic cattleman had crumbled quicker than those mouthwatering biscuits the Hart men coveted. However, this time the starry-eyed debutante had come up with the perfect self-improvement campaign to dazzle Leo-she'd become a courageous cowgirl!Still, her sudden transformation seemed to rouse Leo's formidable temper more than ever. But was it tender yearning-not dark disdain-that gleamed in his eyes when they kissed beneath the mistletoe? Could the last Hart bachelor be on the verge of taking Janie as his bride?
Four Christmas novellas: Christmas Cowboy by Palmer, Redbird by Palmer, A Hawk's Way Christmas by Johnston, and Taming the Lone Wolf by Johnston.
The Winter SoldierEveryone in Jacobsville, Texas, steered clear of taciturn Cy Parks--everyone but the spirited Lisa Monroe, who electrified the formidable loner with her tantalizing kisses. Their fiery passion escalated when the soldier returned from the line of duty--and claimed Lisa as his bride, to shield her from a revenge-seeking desperado. Clearly Cy was getting mighty possessive of this enchanting woman who needed the type of safeguarding only he could provide. But who would protect the beguiling bride from him?Cattleman's PrideHe was strong, seductive and set in his ways. She was shy, unassuming and achingly innocent. Yet when Jordan made it his personal crusade to help Libby hold on to her beloved homestead, everyone in Jacobsville knew it was just a matter of time before wedding bells chimed. But a cattleman's pride was a force to be reckoned with. Could Libby accomplish what no woman had and tame this Long, Tall Texan's restless heart?
Three untamed Texas men are about to meet their matches--ready or not! REDBIRD: After years of heartache and drama, musician Hank Shoeman has come to the conclusion that love is nothing more than a nuisance! But a few days stuck in a mountain retreat with a beautiful woman could change the mind of any man.... PAPER HUSBAND: Hank Grant is not interested in marriage--been there, done that. But if it means saving his ranch then he'll commit, as long as it remains a business transaction. Of course, he didn't expect his wedding night to feel so real...and so right! CHRISTMAS COWBOY: Corrigan Hart hasn't escaped life without a few bruises, and it seems neither has Dorie Wayne--his long-lost love. After fleeing town from his rejection eight years ago, Dorie is finally back. Is she willing to give Corrigan another chance, before it's too late for both of them?
Three gorgeous, iron-willed men, forged under the hot Texan sun Tom Walker Discovering he has a daughter could be stubborn Toms last chance to win back Elysia Craig, the mother of his child and the woman he lost so long ago. Drew Morris When Kitty Carson became his receptionist, Drew didnt know what had hit him. She attracted trouble like a magnet, making Drew determined to protect her! Jobe Dodd No one believed that this rugged rancher would ever settle down until Sandy Regan made it her mission to tame him! Discover Diana The author of over a hundred books, Diana Palmer is one of the top ten romance authors in America. This is sweeping, intense, passionate romance at its very best!
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