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.
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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