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The Best Christmas Present Since the first grade, Holly Johnson has known that Ramon Rodriguez is the only man for her. But the carefree, determinedly single Texas cowboy with the killer smile doesn't have a clue. Until they share a dance and a kiss...and Ray finally sees his best friend for the woman in love she is. With his brothers racing each other down the aisle, Ray figured he'd be the last bachelor in Forever. That was before the night that changed his life. He can't believe the sexy, beautiful lady who arouses heart-stopping desire is his pal and confidante, and loving aunt to the most adorable little girl. Now that he realizes what he's been missing, Ray plans to make up for lost time...starting with the three little words Holly's waited thirteen years to hear.
CHRISTMAS MIRACLES DO HAPPEN! Cabe Jensen hates Christmas. After losing his beloved wife, the holidays are nothing but a painful reminder of all that was good in his world. When his best friend asks to get married at his ranch, Cabe has no idea that it's to be a Christmas wedding! The worst part is he has to work with Saedra Robbins-a friend of the groom-on the plans. And Saedra can't seem to stop herself from poking her nose everywhere, making him feel things he'd rather forget. Trouble is, he's not sure what Saedra's after. She makes herself at home around the place, and his daughter likes her. All Cabe knows is he can't stop thinking about kissing her....
No self-respecting cowboy wants to be a rich girl's dirty little secret. That's why Nick Benson left Grady Gulch, looking for greener pastures even as his heart was breaking. Little did he know that the beauty he left behind was carrying his child, a son. Or that his wealthy lover would be abandoned by her family because of their forbidden affair.Now Nick has returned, and he wants to be a father to little Garrett. But Courtney Chambers has been taking care of herself long enough to distrust their renewed passion. Her little boy is her life now. Only when he disappears, does she realize how dangerous love can be....
AN IRRESISTIBLE ATTRACTION... Years ago, Emma Reardon had transformed herself from a poor farmer's daughter to an independent career woman. And though she'd sworn to never look back, everything changed while interviewing Nick Barlow. For Emma was drawn to the charming rancher whose precarious lifestyle mirrored a past she'd wanted to forget. A FOREVER LOVE? Experience cautioned Nick to rebuff the beautiful city sophisticate who didn't understand his deep ties to the land--or his proud cowboy code. Yet, when impending danger brought them together, Emma's sassy spirit and soft vulnerability set his own pulse racing. Now the stakes were higher than ever as he put his heart--and their future--on the line...
YOURS, MINE...OURS The most handsome man in Texas had asked Megan Delaney to be his bride--well, his convenient bride. For when social services came a-callin' on the bachelor cowboy raising his adopted kid sister, Linc Stoner acted fact. And there Megan mysteriously was--a woman better suited to help raise the girl than anyone knew... Megan had come to Linc's ranch to make good on a promise. And before she could blink an eye, she'd fallen in love with Linc and had her heart stolen by his sister. But could she marry the man of her dreams with a gigantic lie standing between them?
Second Chance RanchShe was a woman in need of protection. But trust is the one thing feisty Grace "Red" Henderson is sure she'll never give to any man again-not even the cowboy who rescued her. Still, Ward Walker longs to protect the wary beauty and her little sister-in all the ways he couldn't safeguard his own family.Red desperately wants to put her tarnished past behind her. Little by little, Ward is persuading her to take a chance on Eden Valley, and on him. Yet turning his practical proposal into a real marriage means a leap of faith for both...toward a future filled with the promise of love.
IT WAS FATE... Destiny Saunders is tough, but being left at the altar makes even the toughest gals do some strange things. When she stumbles upon a stranded cowboy-Buck Owens Cash, the best thing to arrive in Lizard Gulch, Arizona, in a long time-she arranges things so they can have a little fun before he rides off into the sunset. The sexy, shapely auto mechanic is just one surprise after another, so Buck plays along to see what will happen. What happens is love...the kind that makes a man want to prove himself. Then Buck discovers Destiny's secret-one that will tie her to another man for the rest of her life. Betrayed, he returns to the rodeo circuit determined to forget Destiny...but fate has other plans!
WHAT EXACTLY DO COWBOYS DO BEST? Seduction. Chase McGuire knew he shouldn't seduce his new, pretty boss lady. But he wanted Summer Callahan in the worst way. Wanted to show her what his work-roughened hands would feel like, as they rolled in the prickly hay in the barn, tangled in the cool sheets in his bed... EVERYTHING, HONEY! No man had ever made Summer feel the way Chase did. But she was a forever kind of woman and he was a wandering man who'd never commit to one place or one woman. Could Summer take a sultry, torrid affair and turn it into happily-ever-after?
Round 'Em Up, Cowboy! Luke Tanner wasn't afraid of looking danger right in the eye. He'd wrestled his way through his share of ornery situation, and he'd never run from anything-or anyone-in his life! Except once...Jillian Crane was part of Luke's past. Her beauty tempted him, and her spirit awoke a passion in him that he swore never to give in to. But that was then...and now Jillian wasn't going to leave Luke's ranch refuge until she got her man. And there was nothing Luke could do to stop himself from losing his heart to her....
A Cowboy's Christmas Wish Noah Tanner had taken more hard knocks on the rodeo circuit than he cared to count, but nothing had ever thrown him for a loop like this! A chance encounter brought him face-to-face with Tess Montgomery-and the child he never knew he had.Now, after eight years of life on the road, he felt a hankering to settle down. Noah's cowboy luck hadn't failed him yet-and he'd make sure Tess saw that all he wanted was to spend this, and every Christmas to come, with her and their daughter....
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.
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