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Clem Wells has made a career out of screwing upFirst she quit school to get married. Then she spent years being the perfect corporate wife-only to get dumped. Finally she went home to manage her family's ranch, figuring even she couldn't wreck a smoothly running operation. But she'd saved the worst for last.Who would've guessed that those sweet little cows she'd put out to pasture would turn into feral beasts that refused to be rounded up? Simple math said 0 cows = $0. And $0 meant her family's ranch was in jeopardy.What Clementine needed now was a miracle. Hard to believe that a miracle would take the form of Dexter Scott. But if a silent, ornery and stubborn cowboy was all that was available, then she'd take what she could get.
A Love Built To Last? Finn Murphy has always been good at building things. So when the town's alluring new developer makes him an irresistible offer, he's all set to jump on board. And working side by side with Constance Carmichael sure has its perks. Too bad the big-city beauty will be heading back east after she makes her name in his hometown. Hiring the handsome saloon owner and carpenter to turn Connie's dream of building Forever's first hotel into reality was a stroke of pure genius. Finn has magic in his hands, and she's far from immune to his rugged charms. But what happens when the time comes to say goodbye to this close-knit, warmly welcoming community...and Finn? Or has Connie finally found forever-with her Texas cowboy?
It's 1885 and five preachers sit around a campfire out West, trading stories of unlikely couples they've seen God bring together. This is one of those stories . . .In which Katie, who has chased off half a dozen suitors with her shotgun, hires a rambling ranch hand who's finding Katie may change his wandering ways.Everyone in town knows Katie Pearl has no interest in getting hitched. She likes living on her own out on her departed Pa's big ranch, turning down suitors left and right--with a pistol by her side.But when she needs a strong hand to help with rebuilding her house, Katie hires wandering cowboy Treb Rayburn, knowing he's just in town to make a quick buck and then he'll be off for parts unknown. But Treb's got a heart big as Texas. Their blossoming friendship may change her loner status and his wandering ways for good."Debra Clopton is a master at creating characters youjust have to love!" --Linda Goodnight, New York Times best-selling author
To Dana Landry, Will Baker looked as wild as a Texas tornado. Despite her cautious attitude toward men, Dana was mesmerized by Will. This cowboy' s combination of dimples and sun-streaked golden hair leant him a boyish charm, but his eyes held an allure that was one hundred percent grown-up male... ... and zero percent husband. A rodeo cowboy running from relationships, Will couldn' t offer the fairy-tale marriage and family that Dana longed for. And with endearing Dana stripping away the barriers that protected his heart, Will wanted to run again. But this time it wouldn' t be so easy...
With horse thieves threatening her wild mustang herd, of course it had to be Cade Lantana to come riding to her rescue. But just because Cade's back in town doesn't mean Reno Blackwell's ready to forgive him. It may have been nine years ago, but she has never forgotten how he broke her heart, abandoning her when she was in crisis. Sure, the cowboy's sexier than ever. And yes, she's flattered that he's determined to win her forgiveness. . . . But, really, how can she ever trust him again?
The ride of a lifetime! The year is 1924 and the place is Florida's dusty and rugged "long" country. Sixteen-year-old Titus Timothy MacRobertson--"Tee"--can saddle up a wild mustang and round up stray beefs on his father's ranch with the best of them, but does he have what it takes to make it on a grueling cattle drive through the unpredictable Florida wilderness? Battered by a storm, then caught up in a roaring stampede, Tee is rip sawed by the raw edges of ranching. But he manages to hang proud--until fate lands one final blow, and Tee must find the courage to become the man no one but his brother, Micah, ever thought he could be.
Two full-length novels that conclude Christenberry's bestselling 4 Brides for 4 Brothers miniseries are together in one volume. Two Randall brothers have yet to find brides. Left to their own devices, the brothers would happily hole up at their Wyoming ranch. Now they have two contentedly married siblings--and two very determined sister-in-laws--to deal with. (May)
They may ride off into the sunset, but cowboys never go out of style. These manly men embody the fiercely independent, earthy alpha male and hero who isn't afraid to show the gentle, nurturing side of his complex nature when he's faced with a woman in need. Even when he's coated with dust from riding behind a herd of cattle or up to his knees in mud freeing a calf from a wallow, this stud still generates a lot of Cowboy Heat. Delilah Devlin's Cowboy Lust was a sensation, hitting the top ten of romance books and generating a river of praise. Award-winning Devlin is back on the ranch with stories of rugged romantics, rough riders, and rope wranglers sure to satisfy the reader who craves the idea of that gruff, romantic hero, a man of few words but many moves. Cowboy Heat sits tall in the saddle, winning hearts and spurring readers to new heights of happiness.
When you find yourself in cowboy heaven... When lonely widow Angela McClure hires a gorgeous hitchhiking cowboy with an affair in mind, she knows they'll have to be discreet: her old-fashioned father and the stern ranch foreman adamantly discourage any interaction between her and the ranch hands.Things can get hot as hell...Despite their attempts at secrecy, the heat between them is undeniable. To divert suspicion, Angela forms a new plan: she'll flirt with all of the ranch hands. Suddenly Angela has a whole stable full of sexy-as-sin cowboys to play with, but only one can win her heart.Praise for Cheryl Brooks: "Really sexy. Sizzling kind of sexy. Honestly, only Cheryl Brooks can deliver a line like, 'I can give you joy unlike any you have ever known' and make you want to melt." -Bitten by Books "Ms. Brooks delivers plenty of sexual tension, suspense, and pleasure in simply being alive." -Romance Junkies "Incredibly sexy and wonderful to read all around." -Night Owl Romance"Fun...unique...and wicked sexy! Cheryl Brooks knows how to keep the heat on and the reader turning pages!" -Sydney Croft
Delaney's GROOMS. "You don't own a tux shop for forty years and not know a little something about romance."--Karl Delaney She's still your wife! Not even his rented tux could mask the fact that J.T. Watson was 100% Grade A cowboy. Nor could he mask the feelings he still had for his ex, now his surprise bridesmaid partner. He hadn't seen Candice Montgomery since their wedding night eight years ago after the shortest marriage on record. But now he found a note in his tux telling him they were still married. How could it be that the woman who stirred his cowboy blood was none other than his own wife? All J.T. had to do now was sign one paper and it would be over.... But why was he suddenly longing to consummate the marriage all over again?
Christmas is the perfect time for romance with a cowboy! Enjoy this holiday novella from Harlequin American RomanceWhen Talia Ardmore inherits her family's run-down ranch in Blue Falls, Texas, all she wants is to sell the place and get back to the life she's made for herself in California. But then she hires her high school crush Jake Monroe to fix up the house, and now she can't help dreaming of what might have been.Jake's happy to see Talia, but he's hurt she never told him why she ran away all those years ago. Still, with Christmas on the way and his daughter Mia's medical bills piling up, the widowed rancher can use the extra work. The last thing he expects is for Talia to ignite a fire in him that he thought had gone out forever....It's not long before Talia's head over heels for Jake-and his little girl. But Talia must face her past before they can both receive the gift of a future together and a lifetime of happy holiday seasons.
"There's an intruder in my cabin!"The moment he heard Kim Long's terrified voice on the phone, Brandon Woodstock knew he had to help her and her little girl. Once, he'd promised to love and protect Kim forever. Now, in spite of the secrets that had come between them, the Texas rancher intended to keep that promise. But rescuing Kim riled all the wrong people-and rekindled the attraction he'd thought ended with their broken relationship. Honoring his role as Kim's fiercest protector, he whisked her and her daughter to safety without considering the consequences. With a target on Kim's back and old wounds reopened, Brandon thought there'd be no more surprises. He'd never been more wrong.
Cookbook buyers and foodies the world over have come to count on Ten Speed to introduce exciting young chefs and up-and-coming cuisines. In the tradition of Mark Miller's COYOTE CAFE, ROY'S FEASTS FROM HAWAII, and CHARLIE TROTTER'S, we are proud to bring you a haute take on one of America's most traditional cuisines-that of the Texas ranch. But don't be thinking ribs, beans, and biscuits . . . . unless, of course, you're thinkin' South Texas Venison Ribs with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Black Bean Nachos with Chargrilled Chicken, and West Texas Biscuit Pudding with Southern Comfort en Glace. You see, at the Reata Restaurant in West Texas, hot new chef Grady Spears is cooking cowboy cuisine with an emphasis on the cuisine. Filled with fresh, strong flavors, fascinating ranch memorabilia (these Texans take their history seriously!), gorgeous full-color food photography, and truly marvelous, utterly real food, this is American cooking at its kick-off-your-boots-and-get-down-to-business greatest.
A Little Bit Country... Emma Donovan ran off to Nashville when she was young and full of dreams. Now she's back home in Colorado with a little more common sense. And that sense is telling her not to count on Jamie Westland. He won't be around long-not with his big-time career in New York City. Jamie's never felt at home, not with his adopted family, not with himself. Now, on his grandfather's ranch, the pieces of his life are coming together in a way that feels right. And Emma has so much to do with it. But when an opportunity comes along back in New York, he has to decide between his old life and the promise of a new one...with Emma.
A COWBOY BY ANY OTHER NAME... Luke Steadman was back--long and lanky and looking every bit the cowboy he once was. But with the feud still raging between the Malones and the Steadmans, his return only made Charlotte Malone's life tougher. Now she had to defend her family ranch against the Steadman who'd stolen her heart. Seeing Charlotte had Luke dreaming of making his home under western skies again--with his beautiful enemy as his bride. But Luke wasn't so sure marriage could end the bitterness between their families--or win him the love of the woman he'd once left behind...
"Melissa Cutler is a bright new voice in contemporary romance. " --"New York Times "bestselling author Lori WildeTransforming their parents' rundown ranch in Catcher Creek, New Mexico, into a tourist destination is the toughest challenge the three Sorentino sisters ever faced. But now one of them has another fight on her hands--to keep from falling for the sexy town sheriff--again. . . Rachel Sorentino has spent her whole life protecting her siblings from trouble--only to run headlong into it herself. Her first regret about shooting at the vandals targeting her family ranch is that her aim wasn't better. Her second is that when bullets started flying, it was Sheriff Vaughn Cooper's number she dialed. Vaughn is the mistake she keeps on making, a cowboy lawman who cuts through Rachel's surface bravado to the vulnerability no one else sees. And no matter how inconvenient their attraction--for his career, her tangled case, and his already battered heart--there's no denying what feels so irresistibly right. . . Praise for Melissa Cutler's The Trouble With Cowboys "One hot romance from start to finish. " --Carolyn Brown"Cutler grabs readers from the first page. . . one fun, passionate romp. " --"RT Book Reviews," 4 Stars"Sexy, savvy stuff " -Susan Andersen
Margaret Lark knew all about cowboys in pin-striped suits: they were the heroes in her books. She'd never admit to fantasizing about that type of man--much less acknowledge that she'd walked out on one. And Rafe Cassidy--all the powerful grit of a true cowboy--is fantasy material. He's just not her fantasy anymore!
A Love Worth Fighting ForWhen Slade McKennon comes looking for Mia Cooper, the Dawson sheriff's only mission is to keep her safe. But the wounded DEA agent isn't ready to trust the man whose past is so entwined with hers. Slade lives by his own code of honor-one that prevents the widowed father from pursuing the woman he's known most of his life. But for the first time in ages, Mia feels safe. And she's finally starting to seal up the scars on both her body and her heart. Can Slade and his sweet but aching son provide the healing touch of love?
Love On The Lazy Y?She'd sooner sleep with a snake! Yet Amanda Johnson had no choice but to do business with barracuda Scott Beringer. This millionaire wanted to go from computer wizard to prime cowboy material, and he had Amanda hanging by the ankles-well, he had the deed to her beloved ranch. All he wanted were cowboy lessons, and he'd sell her back the family homestead.It seemed like a simple exchange, but teaching Scott "the ropes" had Amanda in a tizzy. For while he might not know how to lasso a steer, Scott was running circles around Amanda's carefully guarded emotions, stirring up her true passionate nature and making the cowgirl wish she could teach Scott some "groom" lessons.ASAP!
Rattlesnakes and ornery horses, the dreaded Texas Itch, midnight rambles in graveyards, trips to Mexico, and hard riding on the last open range: George Philip recounts all these adventures and more with wit and humor. As a young man, George Philip emigrated from Scotland to escape a harsh apprenticeship. In 1899, he arrived on the doorstep of his uncle, James ("Scotty") Philip, patriarch of one of South Dakota's foremost ranching families. For the next four years, Philip rode as a cowboy for his uncle's L-7 cattle outfit during the heyday of the last open range. But the cowboy era was a brief one, and in 1903 Philip turned in his string of horses and hung up his saddle to enter law school in Michigan. With a law degree in hand, he returned to South Dakota to practice in the wide-open western towns of Fort Pierre, Philip, and then Rapid City. In these candid letters, Philip tells his children that his life was an ordinary one, but his memoirs quickly dispel that notion. He provides fascinating insights into the development of the West and of South Dakota. His writing details the cowboy's day-to-day work, from branding and roping to navigating across the plains by stars and buttes as the great open ranges slowly closed up. Philip's tales emphasize the simple pleasures and hard work of cowboy life. "The range country was largely peopled by young boys and young men," he wrote. "They were not arrayed in the spangles so liberally shown in the movies. They slept beneath the stars or the clouds, when they could get to it, and the rest of the time, they were dirty and sweaty and tired." The places and characters of the range find life in Philip's mixture of humor, hard-nosed "horse-sense," and poignant reflection.
There's a reason Western romance novels never go out of fashion. The cowboy is an iconic figure embodying the dichotomy of the fiercely independent, earthy alpha male juxtaposed with the male as a nurturer and protector. Cowboys take care of their women in every possible way. Wild and wayward women are gentled by the scent of horse and cow and the sight of sun-kissed skin, the feel of work-hardened thighs and arms, and the sound of a deep-voiced Texas drawl. Contributors at the top of the Western romance genre, including Charlene Teglia, Randi Alexander, and Cat Johnson, have corralled here strong and memorable characters ranging from a rodeo star and a cop on horseback to a feisty female gunslinger. Traversing romantic settings from Montana, Texas, California, Mexico, and the Outback of Australia, the stories in Cowboy Lust are risky and risqué, full of studs in spurs hot enough to send you to a vacation on a dude ranch!
Alison Forester has come to this idyllic California dude ranch to recruit Dr. Nicholas Sheppard for the burn unit at her hospital. Thanks to doctors like him, she survived the fiery crash that killed her parents. He's not going to waste his time and talent patching up rodeo cowboys-not if she can help it.Except the doc she finds is more spurs and saddles than scrubs and stethoscopes. Even more troubling, he's lost his faith in medicine...and in his own abilities. But as Nick quickly discovers, it's not going to be easy saying no to this brave, beautiful woman with the sweet-as-honey Texas accent. And sometimes a physician needs a little help before he can heal himself.
Ride horseback through dangerous Montana high country with infuriating AJ Clayburn as her guide? Fine--if that would help reporter Jacquelyn Rousseau get her story and prove to the rugged rodeo champ she was anything but an uppity debutante! A few close calls later, the heat blazing in AJ's eyes looked less like ire and a lot more like passion. Still, a match between a cantankerous cowboy and a prim Southern belle? As likely as snow in August. Until a late-summer blizzard gearing up to strand AJ and Jacquelyn in the mountains had them thinking about today, tomorrow--and forever.
Never again would he be burned by a city girl! No matter how sweet and loveable they seem, Lacey Gould and her niece won't win over Jay Blackhorse. Still, they clearly need his help. Lacey needs a place to stay. . . he has a house to rent. She's clueless about caring for the infant her sister abandoned. Jay has a talent for stopping the baby's tears. But when a dark secret from Lacey's past blows into town, will Jay's help be enough? And who will help Jay when he realizes he's falling for the city girl next door?
Two original full length stories! In Paige's "The Cowboy Next Door, " Cybil buys a ranch in order to lead a life of serenity and purpose. Then she meets her sexy neighbor Mason Faraday. And in Knoll's "Meant for You, " Caitlin and Jed have problems. They don't see eye to eye on anything--except their inability to keep their hands off of each other.