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HE WAS ROUGH, UNTAMED An arrogant, blue-eyed, half Native American cowboy with an attitude who thought prim one-room schoolteacher Carrie Raben couldn't hack it in the wilds of Wyoming. Guess again, cowboy. SHE WAS SOFT, INNOCENT Chaste Carrie was running from heartbreak, and she had something to prove to herself...as well as to Judson Horn. And neither the enormity of the open range nor this potent man of the land could intimidate her. Instead, she was about to tame this know-it-all virile cowboy and teach him about the explosive power of opposites attracting.
TWO STRANGERS. A LOVE SO PERFECT... Stone Garret. He was a fantasy come to life. Seductive eyes. Ruggedly masculine build. Sexy smile. And he was a cowboy. A real cowboy--offering shelter from the storm raging outside. He was also offering comfort in his arms...after Patrice's fiancé betrayed her. Patrice Caldwell. So pure and beautiful. So innocently sexy. A captivating woman with a heart of gold. She was the type of woman who deserved more than Stone could ever give her. Yet, she was the only woman able to melt the ice around Stone's heart...and he couldn't let her go.... COULD IT LAST...WHEN THEY'D ONLY JUST MET?
Cowboy Wisdom: Proverbs, Advice, Lore, Yarns, and Lies from Roy, Gene, and Other Riders of the Happy Trailby Denis Boyles
A collection of Wild West wisdom collected from real-life and movie cowboys and cowgirls.
"I'd apologize for kissing you, but I'm not all that sorry."Dancer Melanie Brooks had escaped small-town Oklahoma, giving up the country for Broadway's bright lights. Yet after her mother's funeral called her back, her own health issues forced her to stay. Now her tenant, too-hot-for-his-own-good Adam Benson, is giving her a reason to dance again. But has a killer set his sights on her, too?Adam knows a little something about fresh starts. As for his beautiful neighbor, he doesn't see a wheelchair-he sees a woman who understands. But as the heat grows between them, he can't avoid the feeling that more than her big-city past haunts her-and that danger has been lurking, waiting to strike....
Bethany Burke was intrigued by her new ranch hand-a man she'd ordered from a catalog! Strong, quiet Colt McClure had a way with animals and a past he never spoke of. The mystery only deepened when a baby girl arrived on the ranch doorstep-addressed to Colt!Colt's lovely boss made him want to reveal his secret past-especially because Bethany thought he was the baby's father! True, the cowboy had a few closely guarded secrets, but being somebody's daddy wasn't one of them. The wrangler was desperate to reveal the truth-but baring his soul could mean losing his heart.
The real rodeo starts when the spurs are hung up and the chaps come off. Twenty-four stories of ropin' and ridin' on the open range.Saddle up and go for a long, hot ride. There's nothing in this world like a sexy cowboy...mounting another cowboy. In this fiery collection of gay erotic fiction, today's top erotica writers offer up stories of devious cattle rustlers seducing naive farm hands; dangerous outlaws breaking in small-town deputies; young, hung buckaroos wrangling each other; and duels not on the streets but between the sheets. These maverick writers take readers on a hot and heavy, no-holds-barred trip through the Old West to the New West, where "ramrod," "six-shooter," and "hog-tied" take on entirely new meanings.
1873. Arizona. An era when all a man could count on was his horse and his six-gun, and Indians fought a losing battle with European settlers. Until somebody else entered the fight-an invader who saw all humans as slaves, and was determined to conquer our world.
Includes three complete books - each a collection of stories:<P> * A Family Man by Cathy Gillen Thacker - These two cowboy dads need a helping hand...a woman's hand, that is! <P> * More Than Expected by Tina Leonard - These two Callahan brothers are determined to be bachelors for live... until they meet the women -- and the babies -- they can't resist!<P> * Suddenly a Father by Cathy McDavid - Welcome to Bear Creek Ranch, the place where these two cowboys finally find their families!
RAISE A GLASS --TEXAS STYLE! Crystal Creek. . . where power and influence live in the land, and in the hands of one family determined to nourish old Texas fortunes and to forge new Texas futures. A TOAST TO NEW IDEAS. Tyler McKinney is out to prove you can produce good wine on a Texas ranch and make money doing it. He enlists the help of vintner Ruth Holden, but he doesn't like her advice. Her methods may work in California, but this is Texas! For Ruth, Tyler is too stubborn, too impatient, too... Texas. And far too difficult to resist.
Uneasy Allies Mariah Stewart has a passion-to save racehorses from slaughter once they're done racing. Zach Johnson has a passion, too-raising winners. Mariah and her protests are one more annoyance on a list that may cost him his family stables. And when his best horse goes down, she pesters him about his plans for it. The thing is, Mariah is also a vet. Her crazy proposal to save Dasher might work, and what does Zach have to lose? Only his sanity! Maybe his determined bachelorhood, too. Because Mariah just...gets under his skin. Zach knows she feels it-she heats up every time he's near. But is the attraction between them enough to set aside everything they believe in?
How do you hold on to heaven? There's an angel watching over cowboy Trey Wheeler. After a nasty accident during a snowstorm last spring, a mystery woman saved Trey's life...and disappeared. Since then, he's been looking for his sexy savior. Now the Last Chance Ranch crowd has taken over the Serenity Ski Resort for a Christmas wedding and Trey realizes there's something familiar about the exquisite ski instructor.... Elle Masterson has no halo-just the love of her footloose-and-fancy-free lifestyle. And when she finds out the sinfully hot cowboy she rescued is staying at the resort, she's happy to indulge in a little holiday hanky-panky. Just as long as she can still take off for Argentina in the New Year. But after three days of heaven between the sheets, will this down-to-earth cowboy be able to let his guardian angel go?
Set in the West and in Alaska, these 12 tales are about women who are smart and susceptible to love, and men who are wild and hard to pin down.
A WOMAN NEVER FORGETS HER FIRST LOVER... Handsome cowboy Ryder McCall was everything sheltered virgin Ashley Bennet had ever wanted in a man. His rugged good looks and seductive Texas charm were impossible to resist. Little did she know that nine months after she relinquished her virtue, the stork would be delivering to her two tiny mementos! Ryder would rather eat his Stetson than take a wife. But when he discovered that Ashley carried his babies, Ryder vowed to make the mother of his children an honest woman. Could he hope for marital bliss after he said "I do"?
Saddle up for heartwarming contemporary tales of rugged cowboys and adorable babies with this specially themed bundle from Harlequin American Romance. COWBOYS & BABIES Volume 1 from Harlequin includes The Texas Ranger's Twins by Tina Leonard, A Baby in the Bunkhouse by Cathy Gillen Thacker and A Cowgirl's Secret by Laurie Marie Altom.
Kira lit up Trace McKane's life when she said, "I do"-- but when no baby McKanes came, they lost sight of their precious bond. Now Trace is sleeping in the bunkhouse. But when their name reaches the top of the adoption list, he returns to stand firm and strong by his brave, beautiful wife's side. Kira is touched by how far Trace will go to make her dreams come true. Looking up at her husband as if for the first time, she realizes she has all the family she needs. It's then that she's given a miracle. . . .
MARRIAGE...VEGAS-STYLETwo months ago Kate McDermot had left for Las Vegas a levelheaded virgin-and returned with a marriage certificate and a baby on the way. Experience had taught her Brady Brown would feel trapped by the news that he was going to be a father. So, in her baby's best interest, she'd wait to tell him until after they dissolved the union. But the more time she spent with her "temporary" husband, the harder it became not to reveal the truth hidden safe within her-and the feelings hidden in her heart.
No woman's going to hog-tie Creed Callahan into getting hitched. Even if it means losing his claim on Rancho Diablo, the New Mexico spread that one of six brothers will inherit- whoever marries and has the most children. Come hell or high water, Creed plans to be the last single man standing. Until sweet temptation comes knocking.... Preacher Aberdeen Donovan is just fine tending her flock and getting ready to adopt her three nieces. Her job description does not include saving some incorrigible cowboy from himself. But there's something about a little competition that makes the devil-may-care bachelor change his mind about needing a wife. And marriage would help Aberdeen provide a home for the little girls. Not to mention, for the little secret that's on the way....
Wealthy Rebecca Stevenson comes to Wakely to get help from a well-known physiotherapist after a serious horse accident. Joe Brewer plans to capitalize on his skill as a horse trainer and breeder by building a horse-training arena. For this dream to come true he must work with Rebecca, the new accounts manager at the bank where he goes for a loan. Through their time together they both learn about the power of spiritual wealth, and realize that the precious gift of love is more important than money.
Book 2 of Cowboys & BridesFrom New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance filled to the brim with sexy cowboys, gutsy heroines, and genuine down-home Texas twang.'Tis the season for...A pistol-totin' woman who's no angel A tough cowboy who doesn't believe in miracles Love that warms the coldest nightsAfter a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person. When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet.Lucas is unfazed. But wait...is that a BABY in her arms?Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will thrill to this charming story of a Texas cowboy military veteran, the woman of his dreams...and the secret baby that binds them together.Cowboys & Brides Series Order: Billion Dollar Cowboy (Book 1, Cowboys & Brides) The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (Book 2, Cowboys & Brides) The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (Book 3, Cowboys & Brides) How to Marry a Cowboy (Book 4, Cowboys & Brides)Praise for Bestselling Contemporary Western Romances by Carolyn Brown: "Carolyn Brown created some handsome, hunkified, HOT cowboys! A fun, enjoyable, four-star-Christmas-to-remember novel."-The Romance Reviews "Full of sizzling chemistry and razor-sharp dialogue."-Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick 4 ½ stars "Makes me believe in Christmas miracles and long slow kisses under the mistletoe."-The Romance Studio
The Christmas Challenge With her mortgaged farm, rebellious brother and two jobs, Layla Silver is struggling to keep afloat for the holidays. But does she need Gage Cooper riding to her rescue? Back in high school, Gage was nobody's hero. Now he's an injured bull rider home for Christmas to make amends for his checkered past. And something about the stubborn, beautiful Layla has him wanting more than forgiveness. Can a wandering cowboy turn a Christmas courtship into an everlasting love? Cooper Creek: Home is where the heart is for this Oklahoma family
One snowy Christmas, wedding bells ring!Penny Bradford has inherited her family ranch, but she has no idea how to run it! So she hires rugged rancher Jake Larson to train her up and show her the ropes. Jake thinks it will be easy--he'll run the ranch and hold Penny's hand until she realizes she isn't cut out for ranching. Trouble is, Jake realizes he doesn't want to let Penny's hand go!As the snow falls thick and fast, Christmas begins to work its magic on the boss and her rancher. . .
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.
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?
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