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Never trust a man!That's what Dixie Cash learned from her mother. That and fathers don't stick around. She's pretty independent, and doesn't need help from her baby's daddy, sexy rodeo rider and ex-soldier Gavin Tucker. But he seems determined to do right by her. Just as Dixie starts to imagine that together they might be a family, tragedy strikes-and Gavin shows his true colors. She knew he wasn't honorable!After what Gavin went through in Afghanistan, he was more than happy to lose himself in the rodeo circuit-and in sweet Dixie's arms. But doing the right thing can be hard sometimes, and when Dixie-Gavin's lifeline-doesn't need him anymore, he's at a loss. His heart still longs for her, though he's not sure he deserves a second chance....
Widower Wyatt Johnson brought his two little girls home to Dawson, Oklahoma, looking for a place to heal. The grief from his wife's death still lingers, but it's time to move on and try to live a simple life. He's in for a surprise when he finds a lovely young nanny on his doorstep, ready to give him the help he won't admit he needs. Now his life is far from simple, whichmaybe a blessing in disguise. In Rachel Waters he finds a nurturing, vivacious woman whom his daughters adore. Together, Wyatt and Rachel can help each other realize that they're deserving of laughter, friendship. . . ;and love.
Solemn rancher Alex Connor was looking for a good woman. To be more precise, he was looking for a surrogate to bear his babies. He had it all figured out: he'd be a single dad completely devoted to his children. But after his first meeting with obstetrician Dr. Selena Ramirez, all his carefully made plans flew out the window.Selena knew she'd be able to help Alex, though not in the way he might imagine. Common sense told her to run when the sexy green-eyed cowboy admitted he wanted her. What kind of crazy fate had brought a man yearning for offspring to a woman who couldn't have any? What kind of crazy girl would gamble on a man whose heart was already taken?
3 cowboys...2 weeks...1 wedding! Three all-new stories by Kim Law, Terri Osburn, and Liz Talley Claire, Georgia, and Mary Catherine couldn't be more different, but they promised they would be there for one another no matter what. And when they all gather in Holly Hills, Texas, for Mary Catherine's Christmas wedding, they'll find they have one thing in common: hearts that are about to be branded--by unforgettable cowboys. In "Love Me, Cowboy" by Terri Osburn, wallflower Claire would be more excited about the wedding if it didn't mean running into Mary Catherine's brother--the bull rider she once had a scorching one-night stand with... Ivy League volleyball coach Georgia never wanted to see Holly Hills--or another cowboy--again. But a sexy veterinarian is making her rethink her vow to never marry a Texas man in "Kiss Me, Cowboy" by Liz Talley. Claire and Georgia both think that Mary Catherine is getting hitched to the wrong man, despite how perfect he is. And in "Marry Me, Cowboy" by Kim Law, a local rancher with a wild reputation gives Mary Catherine a glimpse of what might have been--and what could still be... "Magic and miracles are in the air in Cowboys for Christmas. It's one of those wonderful holiday books that you wish would never end and you darn sure can't put down once you start reading. It makes you believe...truly believe in the power of love!" --New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown "A trio of tasty cowboy tales."--New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde Praise for Kim Law, Terri Osburn, and Liz Talley "[Terri Osburn] continues to enchant."--Fresh Fiction on Up to the Challenge "Talley's characters are well drawn and complex."--RT Book Reviews on His Brown-Eyed Girl "[Kim Law] made me fall in love with her fictional characters the minute they were introduced."--Book Lovin' Mamas on Sugar Springs Terri Osburn is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Anchor Island series. She makes her home along the coast of Virginia with an eye-rolling teenager, three fat tabbies, and a hyper yorkiepoo. Liz Talley is a former English teacher who lives in North Louisiana with her high school sweetheart, two rough and tumble boys, and a gaggle of pets. RITA-nominated and Golden Heart winner Kim Law is a former computer programmer, now spending her days writing happily ever afters. A native of Kentucky, she lives with her husband and a passel of animals in Middle Tennessee.
His Best Friend's Baby Widowed and pregnant, Laney Beckett wants nothing to do with stubborn rodeo cowboy Slade McKenna. But avoiding her late husband's best friend is nearly impossible now that Slade thinks Laney and her baby need his protection. Though Slade figures he's too rough a man to settle down, his thrill-seeking ways have already cost him his childhood pal. Looking out for the man's wife and child is the least he can do, especially when headstrong Laney doesn't know the first thing about running the family's ranch. For the sake of baby Beckett, Laney and Slade give friendship a chance...but could they become a true family? Cowboy Country: Surprise babies lead to unexpected love in Texas lready cost him his childhood pal. Looking out for the man's wife and child is the least he can do, especially when headstrong Laney doesn't know the first thing about running the family's ranch. For the sake of baby Beckett, Laney and Slade give friendship a chance... but could they become a true family? Cowboy Country: Surprise babies lead to unexpected love in Texas
Texas cowboy Matt McDermott was craving his first white Christmas on his family's Wyoming ranch. But a blizzard delivered more than Matt bargained for-a petite, pretty motorist stuck in a snowbank, with a bump on her head and her memory gone!The woman melted Matt's heart like a puppy at a pound. But hadn't Matt learned that loving someone with secrets was just plain dangerous? Still, he couldn't help but wonder-if he gift-wrapped his heart and gave it away, might this beautiful mystery woman become his bride?
Will Brockett Certainly Had His Hands Full His ex-fiancée had up and married while he'd been out on a cattle drive. Then she'd run away from her new husband, and as the town's part-time sheriff, it was up to Will to rescue her, and keep the residents of Possum Trot happy knowing that he was watching out for them. Now, to top it all off, his best friend, Paulie Johnson, had discarded her riding togs for a fancy dress and suddenly started looking like prime wife material. Poor Will was beginning to wonder just what was going to happen next!
Willow Michaels is through letting other people run her life. No matter what former rodeo star Clint Cameron thinks, she can stand on her own. Clint is used to taking care of everyone, yet his stubborn, beautiful neighbor keeps pushing him away. But he's not about to let her get away. Original.
Like father, like son... A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN…A SECRET CHILD Sharon Douglass thought she'd made her peace with the past. After all, it had only been one sultry summer night so long ago, although its memory would always live on in the face of her son... A SEXY COWBOY He'd been a champion rodeo star until one hard-headed bronc changed everything--and forced Mac McAllister to look backward, to return to the one place, the one woman, who was the only thing he'd ever run from... A FUTURE AS A FAMILY? Sixteen years had passed since that hot summer at the Double S ranch. But sometimes the road to the future lies right through the heart of the past.
King and Queen of the Rodeo Driving to Vegas with the Sexiest Cowboy of the Year is a dream come true for barrel racing finalist Liz Henson. Now's her chance to get up close and personal with Connor Bannock, her secret girlhood crush-even if their families are on the wrong side of a long-standing feud. It's also her shot at rodeo fame before she returns to working as a veterinarian, taking care of the horses she loves. A five-time champion steer wrestler, Connor's going for the gold-then he's off the circuit for good. But the divorced rancher doesn't want to return home solo. Dr. Elizabeth Henson was always out of bounds. But this road trip could change everything for the Montana cowboy...if they both return as champions!
CAPTOR...OR LOVER? 0ne minute they'd been dancing...the next Laurie Brown found herself abducted, with a charming renegade, Apache cowboy Johnny Bronco, as her jailer. She was angry at his deception, but more furious with her own body for wanting the man with the fierce eyes and the skin-shivering voice. For wanting the man who held a politician's daughter captive in the name of blackmail... Though logic said otherwise, the mysterious cowboy's kindness and sympathy hinted at a hidden agenda. And even more inexplicable was the feeling that, if she could trust him, everything might turn out all right...
The Cowboy's Reunion Seeking redemption from his troubled past, cowboy Lee Bannister returns to his Montana hometown. He's not looking for love-just to prove he's not the same reckless guy who broke Abby Newton's heart and destroyed her family. But when Abby, a magazine photographer, is assigned to cover the story of his family ranch's 150th anniversary, old feelings start to resurface. He knows Abby will never forgive him. But as they spend more time together, they begin to discover the lies that kept them apart...and that some reunions are meant to last forever.rgive him. But as they spend more time together, they begin to discover the lies that kept them apart...and that some reunions are meant to last forever.
BACK...FOR GOOD? Once, rodeo star Rylan Duggan had called Crooked Valley Ranch home. But after an incredible, romantic night with neighboring rancher-beautiful, strong, smart Kailey Brandt-he'd bolted. He didn't look back, telling himself he preferred life on the circuit with no commitments and no ties. Until now. With Rylan back for a few short weeks, Kailey can't deny their attraction is as strong as ever. She thought she'd learned her lesson the first time he'd hurt her-and the handsome cowboy is still adamant he will not be sticking around. While helping him build Crooked Valley's business, Kailey sees a different, more grounded side of him. Has Rylan finally found his home...in Kailey's heart?
The McQuaids: Easy to love, hard to forget, they are brothers by blood, lawmen by choice. Up against the toughest cases--and the strongest passions--they live by THE COWBOY CODE In Black Stetson, leather jacket and Levi's, sheriff Cameron McQuaid epitomized the sexy cowboy. His sense of honor was as rock hard has his physique, and he'd never come across anything to challenge that. Until he met Francesca Landon. Caught in a rain of bullets, and with her best friend recently murdered, Frani needed the kind of help only Cam could give. As a lawman, Cam realized his father was the chief suspect, but as a man, he couln't walk away from the desire Frani ignited in him. With a secret Frani was desperate to hide and a family Cam was determined to protect, did their passion have a chance?
He Didn't Know He Had A Wife. . . Or A Daughter Dallas Henderson had gone missing six years ago. At last his wife, Gracie, had her answers--an accident. . . amnesia. Still, she had their child to protect. Would rekindled love be enough to heal her doubts? Did she have enough faith to start over? Dallas knew he belonged with this woman and his precious child. And he knew God had led him safely home. He vowed to put things right. Because a cowboy always keeps his promises. Especially to those he loves.
THE LONESOME COWBOY BLUES Rancher Yance Culhane had loved truly-and lost big time. So he faced the long Wyoming winters solo. Until Della Dennehy and her four kids moved back to Elk Creek, in need of a man's helping hand. Yance had known Della forever-even had had a secret schoolboy crush on her. But now the single mom and her rambunctious brood struck deeper chords. Made Yance hungry for livin' and lovin'. Had Yance found the perfect fit In Delia's fatherless family? Or was the lonesome cowboy...heading for heartache'
THE LONESOME COWBOY BLUES Rancher Yance Culhane had loved truly--and lost big time. So he faced the long Wyoming winters solo. Until Della Dennehy and her four kids moved back to Elk Creek, in need of a man's helping hand. Yance had known Della forever--even had had a secret schoolboy crush on her. But now the single mom and her rambunctious brood struck deeper chords. Made Yance hungry for livin' and lovin'. Had Yance found the perfect fit in Della's fatherless family? Or was the lonesome cowboy...headin' for heartache? A RANCHING FAMILY Though scattered by years and tears, the Heller clan shares mile-deep roots in one Wyoming ranch--and a singular talent for lassoing the unlikeliest hearts!
Cowboy's KissProud, hard Jackson Heiler had plowed his blood, sweat and tears into his father's rugged Wyoming ranch. And now the wispy city woman in his father's will aimed to plant her cute greenhorn butt smack on Jackson's precious acres! Why, he would rather be snakebit! But audacious Ally Brooks and her sweetly timid child got a toehold in Jackson's granite heart. And they wouldn't let go until he agreed they could reap a lifetime of loving!
Eliana Tamar knew nothing could ever come of her secret crush on Josh Garrett. The restless rancher's son was more interested in his bull-riding career than in getting married and raising a family. Until he offered up his New Mexico spread to kids like her special-needs brother. Suddenly Eliana was seeing a whole different side to this rugged, irresistible cowboy!All his life, Josh dreamed of coming home with the bull-riding title. Now he wasn't sure what he wanted. Eliana was so warm and nurturing. And once they shared a heart-stealing kiss, how could he leave her--and a love he could finally call home?
A RANCHING FAMILY THE BRIDE'S BACK IN TOWN Ivey Heller had left Cheyenne in a wedding dress--but without a groom. She'd narrowly escaped marrying the wrong man, and she couldn't think of anything to do but go home to Elk Creek. Ivey vowed she was finished with men. But she'd been in town less than one day when she ran into Cully Culhane... The hard-muscled cowboy had sure grown up well. A single father with two adorable little girls, he was now aiming his considerable charm right at Ivey. Could the sexy rascal win over the reluctant bride? A RANCHING FAMILY Though scattered by years and tears, the Heller clan share mile-deep roots in one Wyoming ranch--and a singular talent for lassoing the unlikeliest hearts!
Real cowboys aren't born. They're made... Logan Carswell has just kissed his professional baseball career goodbye. Goodbye dreams, career and future. For now, though, he's working at the Last Chance Ranch and the town saloon, where sexy bartender Caro Davis is definitely taking his mind off his troubles... Caro's days have been so hectic, she's forgotten all about the finer aspects of life. Like men. And sex. And really smokin'-hot sex with men like Logan. But when their two worlds collide-and boy, do they ever collide-they both realize that once the gear is off, a cowboy is still a cowboy!
THE LONG WAY HOME A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know-for years since high school she's tried to bury the pain of Cole's cruel betrayal. But it's impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son's eyes now that Cole is back in her life-and about to meet the child he never knew he had. Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there's a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can't be the man Tina deserves, he's determined to try. For his son's sake-and his own.
LOVE THAT COWBOY! He was mile-wile shoulders and rakish cowboy charm. He was her first love. Her heart and soul. And abandoning Clint Culhane was the hardest thing young Savannah Heller had ever done. Until, fifteen years later, she came back to Elk Creek--and the anguish in Clint's eyes... Could Clint forgive the guilty secret that had wrenched her from his arms? Would she ever taste his precious kisses again? Or would Savannah have to leave her beloved cowboy behind...the second time around? A RANCHING FAMILY Though scattered by years and tears, the Heller clan share mile-deep roots in one Wyoming ranch--and a singular talent for lassoing the unlikeliest hearts.
Conservative businessman Jake Braddock had a heart that was all cowboy-and closely guarded. Following his stepmother's death, he learned he'd be sharing custody of his five-year-old half sister with a sexy dancer-not his notion of the ideal mommy. Chloe Haskell had barely begun playing mother to little Brianna when she found herself at odds with stuffy Jake, who seemed determined to fight her at every turn. But the long-legged beauty soon got under the Texan's skin in more ways than he cared to admit. Now Jake had to decide whether he was ready to let Chloe into his heart-and help him build the family he'd always wanted. hellip;
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