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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.
Praise for One Hot Cowboy Wedding: "Sizzling hot and absolutely delectable."--Romance Junkies She's Got Sass... Emily Cooper promised her dying grandfather that she'd deliver a long-lost letter to a woman he once planned to wed. Little does adventurous Emily know that this simple task will propel her to places she never could have imagined...with a cowboy who's straight out of her dreams... He's Got Mail... When sexy rancher Greg Adams discovers his grandmother Clarice has installed Emily on their ranch as her assistant, he decides to humor the two ladies. He figures Emily will move on soon enough. In the meantime, he intends to keep a close eye on her--he doesn't quite buy her story of his grandmother as a mail-order bride. A lost letter meant a lost love for Clarice, but two generations later, maybe it's not too late for that letter to work its magic. Praise for Billion Dollar Cowboy: "Charming...a smoking-hot romance...there's nothing sexier than a cowboy."--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "Witty dialogue and hilarious banter...Carolyn Brown delivers yet another steamy cowboy romance."--Night Owl Reviews
Minutes before saying "I do," Annette Olsen realized her mistake and bolted-a wedding gown in her trunk and a baby in her belly! In St. Valentine, she found the perfect place to start over...until a handsome drifter blew into her diner, setting the town abuzz with gossip and her heart aflutter with impossible dreams.Jared Colton wanted only to find his ties to the town's legendary founder and move on through. But something about Annette got to him. Maybe it was the secrets she kept, or her tender touch, or how much she needed him. Or maybe it was the spark of longing her kiss awakened in his soul. Either way, Jared found himself wishing for what had eluded him-a family, with Annette and a baby he'd claim as his own....
He'd been ready to move on, to marry a woman who'd provide him with heirs. But a year of separation hasn't slaked rancher Clayton Worth's raging desire for his soon-to-be ex-wife. And Trish is as unpredictable as ever. Her mysterious reluctance to have kids was what drove them apart. Now Trish is back in Red Ridge, mother to a baby girl. The irony is maddening. Trish urgently needs to finalize their divorce before Clayton's irresistible charm can melt her resolve. Because his touch awakens a consuming hunger that hasn't died. They'd thought it was all over between them...but their hearts have other ideas.
Broken Cowboy...Trent Anderson's rodeo days are over. Thanks to the car accident that killed his best friend, he will never get on a horse again. But physical therapist Alana McClintock isn't listening to his protestations. She just won't let up-getting under his skin, waking parts of him he thought would sleep forever. He can sense she feels something for him, too.Alana knows Trent's injuries aren't as extensive as he thinks, and with some hard work she's convinced he will ride again. But the problem is convincing Trent. As Alana works with the wounded cowboy, she is drawn to him in a way that is anything but professional. She's determined to help him, though-even if it means he'll walk away from her.
A cowboy gets a baby surprise from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child All former marine Jake Hunter wants is peace and quiet. But when his business-minded mother sends her assistant Cassidy Moore from Boston to see him about a long-standing family dispute, chaos ensues. Their attraction rages out of control as a snowstorm strands them on his Montana ranch. Flash-forward fourteen months: Cassie can't bring herself to tell Jake she's had his child. But when his mother interferes again, Cassie rushes back to Jake...just in time for another blizzard-and for the Christmas spirit to open one reclusive cowboy's heart.
Two reader-favorite stories of powerful men...wrapped around their babies' little fingersTHE COWBOY'S PRIDEEven a year of separation hasn't slaked rancher Clayton Worth's desire for his soon-to-be ex-wife. Trish's mysterious reluctance to have kids is what drove them apart. Now she's back in Red Ridge--and mother to a baby girl! Clayton thought it was all over between them...but it seems their hearts have other ideas.THE PATERNITY PROPOSITIONBillionaire Alex Dalton has been with many women. Now he needs just one--Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead he spent one hot night with. Might she be the mother of a baby left on the Dalton doorstep? It's either his child or his brother's, but the paternity test is inconclusive. He needs Julie's DNA. And Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.
Her horse-boarding business may have gone belly up, but Amy Olsen isn't a quitter. Even when handsome ex-rodeo rider Matt Cartwright shows up with three mares in tow, claiming he's owed a lot of money. Then he makes her an offer she can't refuse. . . Matt came to Amy's Idaho farm to collect on a debt and be on his way. But his horse-breeding plans are taking a backseat to helping out the widow and her two young daughters. Matt's never been able to resist a woman in distress, especially one who's suddenly making him yearn for hearth and home. All he came with was a promise and a dream. And when he starts falling for the trio of spirited females, darn if this roving cowboy doesn't plan to make good on both!
The Cowboy Arrangement Susanne Collins has her hands full raising her four orphaned nieces and nephews and managing the family farm. So when her cowboy neighbor proposes he plant her crops in exchange for keeping his wild horses in her corrals, Susanne hesitantly takes the deal. Soon her reluctance to accept help ebbs, and she wonders if Tanner Harding will he prove to be the strong, solid man she's been hoping for... Half-Native American Tanner has always been adrift in a white man's world. Yet the beautiful stand-in mother and her ready-made family give him a sense of belonging for the very first time. But can he convince Susanne to take a chance and welcome him not just into her home but also into her heart? Montana Cowboys: These brothers live and love by the code of the West
A MAN WITH A PAST... Cruz Rivera is on his last second chance. He can't afford to blow it by falling for the beautiful blonde widow who just hired him to fix up her family's New Mexico property. If he's going to get back on the rodeo circuit, Cruz needs to focus. Besides, a sweet single mom like Sara Mendez can do better than someone with Cruz's troubled history. Sara isn't making it easy for Cruz to keep his distance. He's a man of many secrets, but Sarah sees only good in his warm brown eyes. Though Cruz knows he should move on before Sara discovers the truth about his past, he can't leave the closest thing to a home he's ever known. Cruz is the only man Sara wants-can he become the one she deserves?
A good man is hard to findSingle mom Annie Bernard needed a new beginning for her young son and a miracle for her run-down farm. Enter Mitch Ryder, the sexy blue-eyed handyman who answered her call for help. Their attraction was instant, and with Mitch's tender ministrations, more than Annie's farm began springing back to life....Mitch yearned for a fresh start of his own-or at least more time before he had to return to the life he left behind. And what better way to avoid his past than to mistakenly slip into the role of Annie's handyman? But he'd never counted on falling for Annie and her precious son. His true identity might be hidden, but his feelings toward Annie might be too strong to hide....
A pictorial essay on cowboys, focusing on the annual roundup at the Eby Ranch in Faywood, New Mexico.
Landon Cartwright was a hero in Maggie Stevens's eyes. The roving cowboy showed up just in time to rescue the Crescent Moon owner from the men trying to steal her land. But the longer the sexy-as-sin loner stayed--working her ranch and bonding with her daughter--the more Maggie knew she was setting herself up for heartbreak. . . . Haunted by tragedy, Landon Cartwright came to Destiny looking for a job. He didn't expect to play rescuer, then fall for his alluring new boss and her daughter. He'd board his horse, earn his pay, and hit the road again. Because Maggie was a forever kind of woman. And he wasn't a stick-around kind of guy. Or was he?
Rugged J. D. Holt had a life full of secrets--none of which he intended to share with brainy, beautiful Lydia Cochrane. He wasn't sharing anything with Lydia--until he found out she'd bought his ranch and was now his boss! Well, he could handle it. He was tough, wasn't he? But Lydia had a way of getting under a cowboy's skin, making him want things he had no business wanting. A home. A family. A woman like her. Everyone knew she wasn't his kind of woman. But what if everyone was wrong-and some secrets were meant to be shared?
It takes two to make a baby... When an injury forces bull rider Ty Conroy home to his family ranch, he comes face-to-face with a big secret. A tiny version of himself. His son. Ty never anticipated being a daddy, but there's no denying the adorable boy. Nor the one amazing night he had with the baby's mom, Marissa Lopez. A night Ty can't forget... ...but three to make a family. Moving to Ty's ranch was supposed to be just a temporary move for Marissa and the baby. Instead it's proving to be a temptation for her, and if appearances are to be believed, for Ty as well. But Marissa has to resist, for their son's sake. Because nothing-and no one-can keep a rodeo cowboy in one place. And when he leaves this time, she'll be damned if he takes her heart with him...again.
After battling a serious illness, Grace Cameron realizes one thing: her son needs his father. But how can she face Nathan Teague after seven years of lies? To ease into it, she enrolls her boy in the Cowboy Camp run by the Teague family on their Texas Hill Country ranch. Little Evan is bursting with excitement over horses, ropin' and hanging around real cowboys! Oh, my!Nathan is in shock when Grace comes back to town. Then when he discovers he's the father of her cute little boy-a miniature Nathan-he's not sure if he should be angry, grateful or both. He decides to go with angry. For a while, at least...until he gets the sense that Grace is still hiding something. What's the secret-and how can he ever trust the woman who stole his son from him?
Isabella Trueblood made history reuniting people torn apart by war and an epidemic. Now, generations later, Lily and Dylan Garrett carry on her work with their agency, Finders Keepers. Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remains the same.LostHis first love. Mark Peterson had never gotten over Jillian Salvini's desertion ten years ago. She and her family had left in the middle of the night. Mark's heart hadn't recovered. Now that she was back, was a second chance possible?FoundHer son's father. When Jillian and her son, Drew, reclaimed her family's Panhandle homestead, she'd never expected there would still be a Peterson in residence next door. Of course, she'd never expected her ranch to be sabotaged. Or to find out what had terrified and made enemies of her father and Mark's so long ago.Finders Keepers: bringing families together
One cold December night, Henry James Randolf III wanted to escape. His money, his heritage, his lonely life. But when the blizzard drove the sexy Melissa Monroe into his arms he made sure to avoid that trap, too.A year later, when she shows up at his Texas ranch with adorable twin boys, he can't believe his eyes. The boys look just like him. Was their night of passion a premeditated snare or a Christmas surprise? But when shots ring out, his instincts take over. He'll stop at nothing to keep Melissa and the boys safe. And he just may recognize where his true wealth lies, if it isn't too late for them all.
HE MADE "MARRY ME" SOUND LIKE A DARE.... In one blazing moment, rugged rodeo man Jared Whitewolf had tempted straitlaced Faith Kolanko to do something reckless. With a nod of her head, she could have it all--a home, a baby and a long-legged heartbreaker in a ten-gallon hat. Faith was pushing thirty, and this gorgeous, exasperating man was pushing all her buttons. The determined daddy saw Faith as perfect mommy material, but to her he was trouble in blue jeans. She was far too smart to consider his outrageous marriage of convenience. And far too tempted to say "I do!"
Hometown Reunion After years away serving his country, Cole Bishop finally returns home-with a newborn baby in tow. As a single dad, Cole needs help. <P><P>But the last thing he expects to encounter at his new job is his high school sweetheart-all grown up and more beautiful than ever. Tessa Applewhite might have broken Cole's heart years before, but she's never forgotten him. And he can wrangle her heart like no one else ever has. But Tessa rejected him when the stakes weren't nearly as high. Can Cole trust her again-and in the process, form a forever family?
Traveling to Canada's Northwest Territories is a thrilling opportunity for Linette Edwards-and her chance to escape a dreaded marriage in England. She's more than eager to accept Eddie Gardiner's written invitation. How could she know that Eddie thinks he's marrying not Linette, but her friend, Margaret?Eddie planned for a well-bred bride who'd help prove his worth to his father. Instead he's saddled with a ragamuffin stranger and the little boy in her care. He'll shelter them until springtime and no longer. But before the snow clears, his heart is thawing too...and hoping this makeshift family can find a permanent home together.
"It's nice to have someone with your...um, skill set...around when there's a killer on the loose."Taking out bad guys is in Jake Connelly's DNA as much as strength, fearlessness and Greek-god good looks. So is rescuing women like Chelsea Harris, who's kidnapped by a brutal escaped convict. What isn't in the cowboy hunk's DNA, Chelsea fears, is an interest in relationships-especially with a jilted size-fourteen plain Jane like herself.With the killer on the loose and a Texas-size blizzard raging, Jake and Chelsea take refuge in an icy farmhouse. Sudden sparks between them turn on plenty of heat! But Jake has sworn to put his black ops career before distracting emotions. He needs to stay focused to stop the convict's reign of terror...and protect Chelsea from the danger of falling for him....
Abigail is just in Moose Creek, Montana for the summer to temporarily care for her great aunt. But a tender-hearted cowboy beckons her to stay.Abigail Jones intends to spend just one summer in middle-of-nowhere Montana with her Aunt Lucy. Time away from her job is just what Abigail needs to reassess her life. The slow pace has her breathing deeply for the first time in years. And the majestic scenery encourages her to get reacquainted with herself . . . and God.What she didn't count on was the handsome widowed cowboy who owns the ranch where her aunt lives. When the rancher loses his daughter's nanny, Abigail decides to lend a hand for the summer.Wade Ryan can't help being attracted to Abigail. But he's given up everything to protect his daughter, and he's not about to risk it all on a pretty face.Under Abigail's care, Wade's home and daughter thrive. And with Wade's touch, Abigail's heart feels at home at last. But Abigail knows this elusive rancher is hiding something. Will her own secrets separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?
She had one reckless one-night stand and now Grace Sinclair has to face the fact that Justin Johnson, her triplets' father, is an irresponsible cad. But his cowboy brother Jake-smoldering hot and single-welcomes Grace and her infant daughters to their family's Oklahoma ranch. It's a quiet place...until someone tries to kill the single mom! After years of cleaning up Justin's messes, Jake wants no responsibility for him-or anyone. Even as he protects Grace and feels a powerful sexual desire for her, he assures her they have no future. But when the killer makes another brazen attempt on Grace, Jake finds himself rethinking his life alone...and those three adorable babies.
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