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With one bad marriage under his belt and a little girl by his side, Jake Montgomery solemnly swears that he doesn't want another wife. Until a femme fatale in a wedding dress shows up snagged-like a bird of paradise-on his barbed-wire fence. That's when forgotten hormones start to buck like broncos and the solo dad knows he's in for the ride of his life.Madeline Tate just got stood up by her fiancé. But who cares-if she's about to be rescued by a guy with eyes as deep and blue as the cloudless Nevada sky? Faced with sweet temptation, Madeline is dying for Jake to invite her in, hoping that if she spends some time under the rancher's roof maybe-just maybe-he'll give love another chance.
Valentine's Men A trustin' Texan... One minute Cash McCloud was a fine, upstanding cowboy in Maybe, Texas, and the next he was guilty of harboring a centerfold. He thought he'd hired a matronly tutor for his teenage son, but beneath her baggy T-shirts and baseball caps, the ravishing Rainy Daye was anything but matronly... An undercover centerfold One minute Rainy was a well-respected teacher, and the next she was on the run, looking for a place to hide until this centerfold business blew over. It was just her luck to land in a small town filled with gossips--and a sexy, emerald-eyed cowboy. Now it was just a matter of time...before the centerfold hit the Maybe newstands...
twins on the doorstep THE RICH RANCHER'S DAUGHTER Bright lights, big cities and a brazenly unfaithful fiancé had fatigued Anna Murdock Sanders and left her longing for home. So she returned to the Bar M, swearing off men forever! But then she met Miguel Chavez... AND THE HIRED HAND The dark, dangerous cowboy sneered at her cool composure. Pronounced her a pampered debutante. And somehow ignited a white-hot desire innocent Anna had never known. She hungered for his kisses, yearned to bear his name...and his child. But what would it take to earn the respect--and love--of this man of land?
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.
EVERYONE NEEDS A HERO ...and this tiny Texas town is Deborah Kincannon's last hope. The Indiana nurse will do whatever it takes to save her troubled teenage brother from their painful past. <P><P>Debi isn't prepared for the community that welcomes them with open arms-or Jackson White Eagle, the handsome rancher who's giving new meaning to starting over. As co-owner of the Healing Ranch, Forever's former bad boy is paying it forward. But Debi's brother isn't the only one who's blossoming under Jackson's innovative program for giving back to his town. The pretty, guarded newcomer is igniting a powerful yearning that's bringing out the unlikely hero in him. Can Jackson convince Debi that she has finally found her safe haven-with him? An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author
Could This Stubborn Cowboy...Heartbroken Hank Tyler knew marriage was not for him, which was why all this rugged rancher wanted from pretty housemate Jilly Elliot was a chance at a no-strings fling. Imagine his surprise when this cool, collected single mom wouldn't give him the time of day! Had he lost his touch? Take This Beautiful "Princess"...Yes, Jilly had agreed to house-sit at her best friends' ranch, but she never agreed to "play house" with the cowboy-in-residence-no matter how fast he made her heart race. So she put on her ice princess act and decided to watch Hank sweat it out. And Hank had a choice: resist this irresistible challenge-or make this princess his bride!
The first Turing gate, a mere hundred nanometers across, is forced open in 1963, at the high-energy physics laboratory in Brookhaven; three years later, the first man to travel to an alternate history takes his momentous step, and an empire is born.For fifteen years, the version of America that calls itself the Real has used its Turing gate technology to infiltrate a wide variety of alternate Americas, rebuilding those wrecked by nuclear war, fomenting revolutions and waging war to free others from communist or fascist rule, and establishing a Pan-American Alliance. Then a nation exhausted by endless strife elects Jimmy Carter on a reconstruction and reconciliation ticket, the CIA's covert operations are wound down, and the Real begins to wage peace rather than war.But some people believe that it is the Real's manifest destiny to impose its idea of truth, justice, and the American way in every known alternate history, and they're prepared to do anything to reverse Carter's peacenik doctrine. When Adam Stone, a former CIA field officer, one of the Cowboy Angels who worked covertly in other histories, volunteers for reactivation after an old friend begins a killing spree across alternate histories, his mission uncovers a startling secret about the operation of the Turing gates and leads him into the heart of an audicious conspiracy to change the history of every America in the multiverse--including our own.This book is a vivid, helter-skelter thriller in which one version of America discovers the true cost of empire building, and one man discovers that an individual really can make a difference.
Cowboy at the Crossroads by Linda Warren Five-year-old Nicki Prescott isn't coping well with her mother's death-she's withdrawn, refusing to eat or leave her room. In desperation her father, Cordell Prescott, asks Dr. Becca Talbert to come to the Triple Creek Ranch to see Nicki. Becca's presence starts to make a difference, and Cord's gratitude soon turns into something more. But Cord doesn't believe he has the right to love Becca...not after what happened with his wife. That Cowboy's Kids by Debra Salonen Victim advocate Abby Davis wants a new job-one that involves shorter hours and less stress. But she's never been able to ignore a family in trouble-like Tom Butler and his two little girls. A robbery at an ATM has left his ex-wife dead, and overnight he's gone from being a single man living a simple ranch life to a single parent trying to cope with two grieving daughters. These children and their father touch Abby's heart like no one has before, but becoming attached to Tom and his daughters means Abby must face her own demons. Can love heal them all?
THE BEST MEN Three best friends, best fathers...best men to marry! Maid of Honor Falls For Best Man! Other than being in the same wedding party, Cade Gallagher and Miranda Sinclair had nothing in common--except intense attraction. After one soul-searing kiss goodbye, Miranda wasn't going to let the sexy cowboy get away so she followed the bachelor to Montana. But her chosen groom had three little cowpokes, determined to keep "Daddy" all to themselves!
Two newborns in jeopardy bring together former sweethearts in the second book in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen's Sweetwater Ranch series! The last thing Texas Ranger Tucker McKinnon expects to find in his pantry is two sleeping newborns. But it's the woman who spirited the infants to his ranch who stirs the lawman's blood, along with haunting memories. Once, Tucker and Laine Braddock were inseparable...until murder divided their families. Now, with a killer on Laine's trail, Tucker has never felt more powerless. Or been more determined. Desperate to keep her and her innocent charges safe, Tucker uncovers some shocking truths. Including the feelings they still share-and the desire they're finding impossible to resist.
Joan Johnston transports us to rugged present-day Texas--a place of wide-open prairies and unbridled ambitions--where two ranching families, the Blackthornes and the Creeds, are locked in a bitter century-old feud. Here, Johnston brings to life a breathtaking love story--between the Blackthornes' oldest son and the Creeds' beautiful daughter--a magnificent novel of passion, vengeance, and star-crossed love.Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted. And he wanted Callie Creed. Eleven years ago, the feud between their families had torn them apart. But now Trace has come home, a ruthless hard-eyed stranger, making her an offer she couldn't refuse: marry him and save her struggling family from financial ruin. But the secrets of the past return to haunt them. And Callie is once again compelled to make an impossible choice--between the family who desperately needs her and the only man she has ever loved.From the Paperback edition.
ONCE UPON A TIME, A GIRL FROM SMALLTOWN, TEXAS, WAS "AMERICA'S CINDERELLA." But Lacey McCoy traded her glass slippers for cowboy boots and vowed to make her own dreams come true. Trouble was, who'd hire an ex-countess with no experience? "Iron" Will Proffitt, that's who. Harboring a powerful grudge, the rugged rancher gave Lacey the dirtiest jobs, certain she wouldn't last. But Lacey flabbergasted him by working hard and refusing to be rescued. Suddenly Will's feelings for Lacey moved beyond grudging respect to an undeniable attraction. Sure as heck Will was no Prince Charming--but could he be the right man for Lacey?
'Tis the season for... Feasting Frolicking And...Feuding?All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet...After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.But that's going to take a miracle...Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...Praise for The Cowboy's Christmas Baby:"Featuring a down-home cast of characters that feel more like family than fiction, this story makes for the perfect escape."--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
Twelve days of Christmas--three heartwarming romances! A Husband for Christmas by Carol Finch To reassure her overprotective parents, Victoria Thurston must convince the town marshal to be her "holiday husband. " But the magical, festive air--and Tori's luminous green eyes--make it very difficult for Logan Daniels to keep to their marriage in name only! The Homecoming by Elizabeth Lane Brooding rancher Clay McAllister paid his reckless brother's dues in a tough Kansas jail. Now Clay must win back his beautiful wife, Elise. And, after three years apart, some yuletide passion is just what Clay and Elise need to reignite the fire that still smolders between them. . . . The Cattleman's Christmas Bride by Pam Crooks With her reputation cruelly slandered, Allethaire Gibson is forced to flee to the snowy Montana mountains. There the dazzling socialite unexpectedly finds a Christmas romance with a man who has fought for respect just as she has--rugged cattleman Mikolas Vasco!
A Christmas BabyLogan Taylor gets the shock of his life when Cassidy Ortiz announces she's pregnant...with his child! The widowed rancher wasn't looking for another relationship, but this is Logan's chance to be a father at last. Is he ready to risk his heart and share the most wondrous gift of all--just in time for the holidays?Marry Me, CowboyDarla Baker's determined to get her high school sweetheart out of her system once and for all. But the sexy rancher and single father isn't letting the girl who got away...get away again. Now he's just waiting to hear the three little words that will give them a Christmas they'll never forget.
Mr. DecemberLeander Knight: A rugged cowboy from the wrong side of the corralHis One and Only: Heddy Knight-his ex-wifeCommon Ground: Their daughter-and the Christmas star they were both born underThe seductive rich girl and the workingman's cowboy knew they were each other's destiny. But her family disagreed, and he hightailed it out of town for good. Years later, Heddy was planning a Christmas wedding to another man, but Leander refused to let Heddy go. Nothing would stop this Christmas cowboy from interrupting the marriage vows-and stealing back his princess bride!
Three grizzled cowboys--Dwight, Darryl, and Dub--are stuck out on the range at Christmastime, roping steers and wrestling longhorns. Reminiscing about their childhood Christmases, they try to make the cowboy camp feel festive--and it's no surprise that a cactus decorated with tin cans, and cows dressed as reindeer, don't fill them with holiday cheer! But a surprise is in store for the Circle D dudes when Santa pays a visit to the cowboy campfire! Illustrated by award-winning artist John Manders, this deluxe hardcover gives consumers what they expect from Golden Books: a high-quality book at a great value, ready for gift-giving.
Cowboys may be tough and gritty, but their beverages can be as smooth and refreshing as a mornin' sunrise. "Fishin' with a Worm," "Drugstore Cowboy Shake," "Branding Iron" -- these are just a few of the thirst-quenching libations served up in COWBOY COCKTAILS, the best drink collection this side of the muddy Mississippi. Step into the world of hot days, hard work, and dusty afternoons, and treat yourself to a bona fide cowboy cocktail straight from the heart of Texas. This is the perfect partner to the cookbook A COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN by Grady Spears.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Harlequin has a Western romance for every mood! Whether you're feeling a little suspenseful or need a heartwarming pick-me-up, you will find a delectable cowboy who will sweep you off your feet. The Cowboy Collection bundle includes the following 2-in-1 titles: HOME ON THE RANCH: TEXAS by Linda Warren HOME ON THE RANCH: NEVADA by Jeannie Watt HOME ON THE RANCH: MONTANA by Mary Sullivan Find more cowboys within the pages of Harlequin books every month!
After years of being the black sheep, an unexpected inheritance has finally drawn Caleb Terrell home. But that doesn't mean the cowboy-turned-CEO plans to settle down on his family's Colorado ranch. His single-minded goal is to sell and get out...until he's reunited with the sexy girl next door, Mandy Jacobs.Her mere presence reminds him of happier times. Denying Mandy seems impossible, but seducing her can lead only to heartbreak. There's no room in Caleb's agenda for such a delectable distraction. Because once he gives in to temptation, he may not be able to walk away.
Security and a home of her own-that's Sally Morgan's dream. And a new job could offer both. Her employer will marry her if she proves her worth as housekeeper. A sensible-if unromantic-plan. Until a lean, laid-back cowboy moves in next door...and "sensible" moves right out!Linc McCoy and his family left town years ago under a cloud of suspicion. A cowboy with a tarnished name has nothing to offer a woman like Sally. Except for a spark of kinship neither can deny. And the growing hope that two guarded hearts might learn to trust in a power greater than them both.
She Couldn't Keep RunningNot when she had finally found a place to call home. So this time, when her past reared its ugly head, Anna Fleming dared to seek shelter in the last place she had ever thought possible...the arms of a man.Hugh Gallagher knew what haunting memories could do to the mind. He taught her to trust, to embrace the passion his gentle touch evoked...and to make a stand for their future.
Ex-lawman Wyatt Ledger came back home to find his mother's killer...even if it was his father. The truth had haunted him nearly twenty years, but now nothing would come between them-except a damsel and her daughter in distress.Kelly Burger sought a fresh start in the Hill Country, but when her dangerous past followed, she turned to the safe arms of her cowboy protector. Though he now battled two killers by day, at night Wyatt was defenseless against her seductive touch. Secrets of their past lurked in town-unspeakable and deadly. Once he uncovered them, could Wyatt save himself, his family and the woman he loved?
SHE WAS A WOMAN ON THE RUN...Shattered by her fiancé's betrayal, Lauren Taylor fled California and her society engagement. In a small Texas town, she found a place for herself in the gentle arms of rancher Cole McAdams. He was as honest as the day was long...and as guarded.HE'D GIVEN HER SHELTER FROM THE STORM.Cole had enough problems keeping his ranch afloat and raising his daughter alone. He'd trusted a woman once and been burned, and he knew that Lauren had secrets of her own. But in a time of crisis, could this cowboy find the courage to put the past behind him and finally embrace a future...with her?
Romance novel. From the Silhouette Dynasties: The Danforths collection.