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It's the most wonderful time of the year...for rugged ranchers to fall in love! Diana Palmer spins two fan-favorite tales of love, joy and happily-ever-after under the mistletoe. Winter Roses-Handsome rancher Stuart York was never one to mince words. Ivy Conley, his younger sister's best friend, found that out the hard way. During a night's stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart's arms. Knowing she was too young for him, Stuart closed his heart to her. Now, years later, Ivy is determined to be treated like a grown woman. But can she tame the one man determined to avoid her embrace? Cattleman's Choice-Carson Wayne has come to Mandelyn Bush with the ultimate request: he needs her to teach him how to treat a lady. There's no doubt he asked the right person. Beautiful Mandelyn is as polished and feminine as Carson is rough and reclusive. It's too intriguing a challenge for Mandelyn to turn down. She's always been curious about what lies beneath the outlaw's hard shell. But what she didn't count on were her own feelings for the irresistible rebel.utlaw's hard shell. But what she didn't count on were her own feelings for the irresistible rebel.
Sparks flew the moment Kasie Mayfield arrived at Gil Callister's sprawling Montana ranch to temporarily care for his two adorable daughters. Yet never in her wildest dreams did the innocent young woman imagine that her formidable new boss would sweep her off her feet with his potent charm. Before long, she was so deeply in love that it made her heart ache. But how didhefeel? The enigmatic rancher was so difficult to read. Still, she couldn't imagine spending her life with anyone but Gil. Could Kasie convince the hard-edged widower that a circle of gold belonged on her finger?
RUGGED RANCHERSparks flew the moment Kasie Mayfield arrived at Gil Callister's sprawling Montana ranch to temporarily care for his two adorable daughters. Yet never in her wildest dreams did the innocent young woman imagine that her formidable new boss would sweep her off her feet with his potent charm. Before long, she was so deeply in love that it made her heart ache. But how did he feel? The enigmatic rancher was so difficult to read. Still, she couldn't imagine spending her life with anyone but Gil. Could Kasie convince the hard-edged widower that a circle of gold belonged on her finger?
Dr. Louise Blakely didn't want to love Jeb Coltrain. They were supposed to be partners, running the Jacobsville medical clinic together, but instead, he treated her like the enemy. And yet when Lou tells Jeb that she's leaving, he shocks her by proposing!It wouldn't be a real marriage, of course...at least, that was Jeb's intent. Then he started to get to know Lou, to let down his guard to her warmth and caring, and everything changed. After so many years of conflict, can he prove to Lou that his love is real?
Penelope Mathews had spent her entire adolescence worshipping the elusive C. C. Tremayne-from afar. Until one night, trying to protect the mysterious loner from landing in a Mexican jail after he had drunk a little too much, Pepi was forced to seek refuge in a wedding chapel-and wound up going one step further by emerging as Mrs. Connal Cade Tremayne!When C.C. realized what had happened, he was outraged-the last thing he needed was a shy virgin on his hands. The marriage was off; he'd see to an annulment immediately. Yet the more time he spent with Pepi, the more he realized he didn't want a divorce... he wanted forever.
The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America may make his former job as a ranch manager for his friend Jay Pendleton look like a cakewalk, but it's nothing that the former Green Beret can't handle.A woman's heart, however-that's dangerous territory. Back in Texas, Grange's biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications being attracted to the daughter of his foreman would entail. Now Grange will need all his training to help General Emilio Machado gain control of the tiny South American nation of Barrera; when Peg arrives unannounced, she's a distraction he can't avoid. She's determined to show Grange she can be useful on and off the battlefield. Once she breaks through his armor, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will prove an easier task than defending himself against her winning charms....
At sprawling Casa Verde, old flames still burn...Seven years ago Amanda Carson watched her affluent, well-respected family lose both face and fortune. Then her childhood crush-ice-cold cowboy Jace Whitehall-made her an offer she had to refuse. Now Amanda has returned to Casa Verde, Jace's luxurious home. And Jace isn't about to let her forget who she is or what she's lost.Yet beneath their heated words, something simmers, waiting. For what once drove Amanda from this land may be the one thing that can make her stay.
Coming soon! Cowboy Box Set by Diana Palmer,Carla Cassidy will be available Dec 14, 2015.
New York Times bestselling authors Diana Palmer, B.J. Daniels, Vicki Lewis Thompson and Carla Cassidy deliver four sexy cowboy heroes for one amazing box set!TEXAS BORN by Diana Palmer (Long, Tall Texans)Rancher Gabriel Brandon rescued an orphan years ago from sure ruin and became her hero. Now she's blossomed into a woman who must cast aside the shadows between them to prove their Lone Star love is true.DELIVERANCE AT CARDWELL RANCH by B.J .Daniels (Cardwell Cousins)Deputy sheriff Austin Cardwell rescues a woman who has no memory of who she is or what she was fleeing. As desire builds between them, he vows to uncover her identity...before her past destroys any hope of a future.A LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS by Vicki Lewis Thompson (Sons of Chance)Ben Radcliffe has a good reason to avoid serious relationships. But when the lone cowboy delivers a "secret" present to the Last Chance Ranch, he catches a glimpse of what family could be...with a stunning woman by his side.HER COLTON LAWMAN by Carla Cassidy (The Coltons: Return to Wyoming)Police chief Flint Colton is determined to keep his witness to a murder safe. After ordering her into protective custody, the attraction between them grows-but he'll put himself in the line of fire before he ever lets her down.
Tall, lean and headstrong, FBI agent Kilraven lives by his own rules. And one of those rules includes keeping his hands off Jacobsville's resident sweetheart, Winnie Sinclair, no matter the temptation. Shy and innocent, Winnie couldn't handle a man like him-a merciless man with a haunted past. And this small town may hold not only the woman he fights to resist, but the answers to a cold case that is very personal to Kilraven....Winnie has had her own share of sorrow, and senses Kilraven's pain. Even though she tries to deny it, the gentle 911 operator feels a connection with the darkly handsome agent. As they combine forces in a dangerous investigation, the stakes rise ever higher. Winnie's life is on the line, and she'll need Kilraven more than ever. But if they are to have a future together, her ruthless Texan will need to confront his past and risk it all for their love.
Teddi Whitehall longed to escape from her hectic life as a New York model, and a summer in the wilds of Canada with her best friend's family sounded perfect. But arrogant rancher Kingston Devereaux seemed intent on making her feel anything but welcome.Teddi knew King was convinced she was nothing but a glamorous playgirl. She also knew that the truth wasn't about to change his mind. So why did she feel so alive when he was near?Giving her heart to a man who despised her was bad enough. But why did she have to go and fall in love with her best friend's brother?
Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe-the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton.Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life-and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy.Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.
Risking his neck is all in a day's work... Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe-the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton. Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life-and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy. Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.
All Denny Cole ever noticed was her typing speed. But Kenna Dean promised herself that one day the Atlanta lawyer would see beyond his efficient secretary to the woman beneath. It seemed an uphill battle until Denny's partner and stepbrother Regan decided to make her over to catch Denny's eye. But the "solution" backfired when Regan became the problem. She'd distrusted him on sight until he swept her into his practiced arms to an ecstasy she'd never known before. He was grooming her for another man, but suddenly Kenna wanted to capture only Regan's heart.
Sassy Peale is desperate to help her family, but her meager salary doesn't stretch far. Then she meets John Callister, and she thinks her new friend is an honest-to-God cowboy-rugged and trustworthy. But John isn't a ranch hand, he's a millionaire from one of Montana's most powerful families! And when Sassy finds out who he really is, she's certain the arrogant millionaire is just playing with her. John has to convince Sassy that he's the man she first thought he was -- a diamond in the rough.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author DIANA PALMER serves up one of her most popular Texans-Jason Donavan-in a thrilling story destined to enthrall her many readers! Texas rancher Jason Donavan is known for his temper, his brooding nature and his deep distrust of women. No one at the Diamond Spur ranch can stand his moods-except Kate Whittman. She might be young, but she knows Jason is the only man for her. Kate wants him more than anything, but he offers her only brotherly protection-until she discovers that Jason's desire for her is as strong as hers for him. Ever the gruff cowboy, Jason insists that commitment and love aren't for him. So Kate pursues her own life, away from the man she loves. But just when it seems that her fairy tale is coming true, fate brings her back to Texas. To Jason. And to a dream that she'd almost abandoned...
Texas rancher Jason Donavan was known for his temper, his brooding nature and his deep distrust of women. No one at the Diamond Spur ranch could stand his moods-except Kate Whittman.Kate was young and inexperienced, but she knew that Jason was the only man for her. She wanted him more than anything, but he offered her only brotherly protection-until the day she discovered that Jason's desire was as strong as her own.But Jason was not interested in commitment, or marriage, and especially not love. So Kate pursued another fantasy-becoming a successful New York fashion designer. But just when it seemed that her fairy tale was coming true, fate brought her back to Texas. To Jason. And to a dream that she'd almost abandoned...
Saddle up for true love as New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer revisits three classic Long, Tall Texan heroes!CALHOUNAbby Clark is sick of being treated like a child. Sure, handsome Calhoun Ballenger took her in when she was just a girl, but that was long ago. She may be different from the worldly girlfriends Calhoun usually dated, but Abby is determined to win his heart. Can she make the man of her dreams realize she's everything he wants in a woman?JUSTINShelby Jacobs never meant to hurt Justin Ballenger when she broke their engagement--and his heart--six years before. Truth is, she loves him more than ever...and she had her reasons for pushing him away. But with her family facing hard times, Shelby is all on her own in Jacobsville. Can she help the bitter rancher finally open his heart--and let love in?TYLERNell Regan has learned the hard way that she doesn't have anything to offer a man. Her future is in Arizona, running her dude ranch by herself...until Tyler Jacobs arrives. But Nell's not about to mistake kindness for love. Not again. Yet denying her own desire might destroy her one chance for happiness...
Saddle up for true love as New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer revisits three classic Long, Tall Texan heroes! SUTTON'S WAY Wyoming rancher and single father Quinn Sutton is raising a child he knows isn't his own. All the love left in his guarded heart goes to the boy. But when a beautiful city woman is stranded nearby in a blizzard, he rescues her and brings her to Ricochet Ranch. Amanda Callaway has her own secrets and plans to keep her distance. If only she weren't falling for her unlikely hero... ETHAN Arabella Craig was eighteen when Ethan Hardeman had opened her eyes to passion... then married another woman. Four years later, Ethan was back running his family's cattle empire. He was just as tall and handsome, but he was now divorced and embittered. Except when it came to Arabella. Living day to day with him brought back all the passion... and pain. Ethan was so near, yet he refused to loosen the reins that held back his heart. But Arabella was determined not to let him escape her again.... CONNAL Penelope Mathews spent her entire adolescence worshipping the elusive C.C. Tremayne--from afar. Until one night, trying to protect the mysterious loner from landing in jail after he drank a little too much, Penelope was forced to seek refuge in a wedding chapel--and wound up married! When C.C. realized what had happened, he was outraged. The marriage was off; he'd see to an annulment immediately. Yet the more time he spent with her, the more he realized he didn't want a divorce... he wanted forever.
Includes the complete novels: <P><P> Soldier of Fortune<P> For Gabby Darwin, working as a paralegal for one of the most famous criminal lawyers in Chicago was a full-time job. J.D. was demanding, and never gave Gabby a thought--until the unforeseen happened and they were on a secret mission to Central America to track down terrorist kidnappers.<P> Tender Stranger<P> She'd met Eric Van Meer entirely by chance during an unforgettable vacation in Mexico, and with reckless abandon, she'd agreed to marry the mysterious blond stranger. Dani St. Clair, prim southern bookseller, had experienced a passion that exceeded even those in her cherished romantic novels--until a hijacked plane and a daring rescue by Eric revealed his true nature and dangerous work.<P> Enamored<P> 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...<P>
Diana Palmer Soldiers of Fortune Series Books 4-6: Mercenary's Woman\The Winter Soldier\The Last Mercenaryby Diana Palmer
Don't miss these three adventures in New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer's classic Soldiers of Fortune miniseries! MERCENARY'S WOMAN "Retired" soldier of fortune Ebenezer Scott was a bad boy...hardly suitable for girl next door Sally Johnson. When sweet-natured Sally's life was put in danger, Ebenezer fought to protect her. But she dreamed of a lifetime of love in Ebenezer's arms. Could she evade his ironclad defenses to wed her beloved mercenary? THE WINTER SOLDIER Everyone in Jacobsville, Texas, steered clear of taciturn Cy Parks. That is, except spirited Lisa Monroe. To shield her from a revenge-seeking desperado, the winter soldier claimed her as his bride. Cy found himself getting possessive of this alluring woman who needed his help...but who would protect the beguiling bride from him? THE LAST MERCENARY Micah Steele was all set to retire his gun--until his sworn enemy kidnapped a woman from his past. Rescuing Callie Kirby was less daunting than trying to combat his desire for her. The trust between them shattered years before, but given a second chance, Micah only wanted to convince Callie to forget the past and surrender her heart to him--forever!
"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.