Cattle rancher Tony Young was seeing stars. Movie idol Maggie McShane—America's Sweetheart—had just asked him to marry her! It was a strictly temporary business arrangement. But ever since they shared a dance and a night of incredible lovemaking, Tony wanted the pleasure of something a little more…permanent. From the moment she met the sexy cowboy, Maggie knew he was the answer to her wedding woes. But when the charade ended, would they have to call the whole thing off? Or, with the Taka-Hanson Hotel throwing them the biggest wedding ever, could Maggie and Tony turn their sham marriage into a forever kind of love?
It had been months since an unidentified rugged cowboy had saved Victoria Fortune from the rubble of the tornado—and she'd been haunted by his image ever since. Garrett Stone knew her name, all right. Everyone in Red Rock knew the Fortunes. And now the pampered princess had shown up on his doorstep! The taciturn rancher braced himself for trouble. Victoria was too young, too spoiled—and way too tempting. She saw Garrett as some kind of hero. But he was just a man. A man with a shadowed past who didn't deserve the glow he saw in her eyes…
History certainly is repeating itself, romantically speaking, in USA TODAY bestselling author Susan Crosby's third book in her Red Valley Ranchers miniseries! The Capulets and the Montagues had nothing on the Ryders and the Morgans! But despite the fact that each one was from one of the rival ranching families, Jenny Ryder and Win Morgan had a passionate summer affair four years ago—one that resulted in pregnancy. They got married and promptly lost the baby. Heartbroken, Jenny let herself be talked into divorcing Win…without ever having revealed the marriage to her family—or his. Now Jenny's back, and one impulsive night means that Jenny and Win are about to be parents again! This time, they have to fess up. Their future happiness and child depend on it. But Win is keeping his own secret—that "divorce" he and Jenny supposedly got might not be worth the paper it (wasn't!) printed on….
She would give up anything for him… Even though Dixie Callaghan had been in love with Joe McCoy since they were teenagers, she knew he'd never be happy living a small-town life, as her small-town husband. So she had to let him fly. Even if it meant flying away from her…. He would give up anything for her… For years, his and Dixie's had been a can't-live-with-her/can't-live-without-her existence. Well, no more! It was time for his now ex-fiancée to stand on her own two feet. Even if it meant she was walking away from him. So why were all roads leading back to Chance City? And into each other's arms…
Newly minted father Donovan McCoy had to give it a try—he owed it to the little boy who now called him "Daddy." So the photojournalist had to say goodbye to his life on the road and learn to find joy a little closer to home. Perhaps with the girl—now woman—who, despite all his travels, he'd never been able to forget? Beauty-queen-turned-attorney Laura Bannister had never really left. But she'd long abandoned the hope of attaining her real definition of home—a man she loved and children of her very own. Yet here was Donovan and his precious child, making her wonder if happily- ever-after could still be in the cards—for all of them….
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings readers back to the ranch for an emotional holiday visit with The Cowboys of Cold Creek! Hardened rancher Ridge Bowman has long told himself he has no need for love—just work and his little girl are enough to get him through. But when his "cleaning lady," Sarah Whitmore, gets injured on his staircase, well, of course he has to invite her to spend the holidays with him. It's only the responsible thing to do. Only, Sarah isn't really there to work on his house. She came bearing precious artwork belonging to Ridge's late mother, and possibly a secret that could devastate them both. But as Christmas draws closer, so does Ridge—and Sarah convinces herself that she will tell him what she knows as soon as the holiday is over. She might be the key to his past—if only he could be a part of her future….
In New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas’s small town of Harmony, Texas, “there’s always something brewing" (Fallen Angel Reviews). Now, a generations-old feud is about to come to a head—and the stakes couldn’t be higher with two hearts on the line… Cord McDowell gave up his freedom at eighteen when he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years later, he’s about to give it up again for a piece of land. Nevada Britain, his neighbor, has just made him an offer he can’t refuse: If he’ll marry her, she’ll sign over a section of property that their families have been fighting over for a hundred years. Nevada refuses to explain why, but Cord knows the bargain is in his favor. He just has one condition—she has to sleep in his bed every night for as long as their doomed marriage lasts. Nevada only wants to maintain her family’s legacy—and redeem herself for a wrong she did Cord years ago. But as she spends more time with her husband of necessity, she discovers something unexpected—a love so deep it takes her breath away.
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Now available in one volume, USA Today best-selling author Colleen Coble’s Under Texas Stars series! Blue Moon Promise Lucy Marsh's worldly resources are running out, but she's fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father's recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for. Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under the Texas stars. Safe in His Arms When Margaret O’Brien’s father hires Daniel Cutler as a new foreman, she’s frustrated and suspicious of her father’s intentions. Then an overheard conversation links the man with a gang of bank robbers, and she’s downright worried. Daniel swears he’s not involved, but Margaret’s not convinced. She knows the man still has secrets. But would a criminal be so kind and talk so convincingly of his faith? As a series of tragic “accidents” threatens all she holds dear, Margaret must decide what to trust: her own ears, her best judgment . . . or what her heart keeps telling her. From the author of the best-selling Blue Moon Promise . . . an exciting tale of danger, romance, and faith played out under the Texas stars.
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. Lost Any chance Kyle Blackstone might have of a relationship with his gorgeous neighbor Ashley Garrett. He kept flirting, but she just wasn't buying. Found One baby girl. By Ashley Garrett. Outside Kyle's apartment. He'd actually fathered a baby and didn't know it? Or he'd unintentionally hit on a surefire plan to involve Ashley in his life? She had a career…standards…rules! But the baby was irresistible. Unfortunately, despite everything, so was Kyle! Finders Keepers: bringing families together
The Big Brokers is an explosive novel of America's jungle. Here is the story of three New York boys, Mitch, Larry and Bull, who took Las Vegas by storm-and then turned their guns against their bosses' bosses. Authentic and shocking, The Big Brokers exposes the inner workings of the syndicate. It is a masterful chronicle of men and women who choose crime as a way of life.
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
Release Date: 2017-02-06
Hotelmanagerin Grace hätte nie gedacht, dass ein berühmter Filmemacher wie Slater Carson eines Tages ihr Ritter in schimmernder Rüstung sein könnte. Doch als der Sohn ihres Exmannes in Schwierigkeiten gerät, bietet Slater sofort an, sich um ihn zu kümmern und ihn auf seiner Ranch zu beschäftigen. Schnell stellt Grace fest: Slater tut es vor allem für sie - was sein heißer Kuss verrät. Das Glück scheint so nah ... aber plötzlich taucht ihr Ex in Mustang Creek auf. Der großartige Auftakt zur neuen Erfolgsserie von Nr. 1-New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Linda Lael Miller.
Author: Robert M. Utley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2002-05-16
From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. In Lone Star Justice, best-selling author Robert M. Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. As the Rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, they learned to face new dangers, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, and vigilantes turned mobs. They battled train robbers, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the most feared gunman in the West. Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier.
She knew working for Jase Calhoun would amount to nothing but heartache. The wealthy rancher had never seen Mandy as anything more than the shy girl next door. But then a secret about Jase's past was uncovered, and the handsome Texan decided bedding Mandy would be the perfect way to forget. Now that she'd slept with her boss, how could they ever go back to business?