Single mom Anne Fraser has sacrificed plenty to get ahead in the world of corporate hotel management. Just ask her eight-year-old daughter, Zoey. When her stepfather asks Anne to fill her late mother’s shoes at the Silver Rose Guest Ranch, Anne can’t say no. Even if the job includes sharing the reins with the man whose kiss she’s never forgotten.
Will Cavanaugh planned to be the top bull rider in the country. He’s come close in his fifteen-year career, but now an injury has him sidelined for the summer. He answers his grandfather’s plea for help but soon realizes he’s facing a new dilemma. Could one summer with Anne and her daughter possibly be enough? Or is it just the beginning?
Battered and a bit disillusioned by life, Will and Anne return to the Silver Rose to repay old debts. To fall in love again. But, just for the summer.
Or, maybe...for a lifetime.
Jonas Galloway's daughter is missing. He returned from active duty in Afghanistan to find his ex-wife had joined a cult and taken their seven-year-old with her. The group disappeared off the grid and Jonas has exhausted all leads. His only hope is to convince his old high school flame, Remy Bouchard, to use her “gift” to find Birdie. Remy may doubt her abilities, but Jonas never has. After all, she found him once and saved his life. He’s praying she can do the same for Birdie.
Her so-called gift.
Remy’s only back in Louisiana to close up her old family home and say goodbye to the past. She plans to reinvent herself in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and nothing Jonas, the ex-love-of-her-life, says is going to change that. Until he shows her a photo of his daughter. A little girl who looks like the child in her dream. A desperate soul on the verge of giving up. But if what Remy’s late mother said is true, then Remy could be the biggest mistake of Jonas’s life.
Despite what people think, Jessie doesn't have a death wish. She knows the only way to handle fear is to face it head on. She's convinced herself that living in the moment is enough--until she meets Cade and his daughter, Shiloh. But even if she did believe she deserved the kind of love Cade has to offer, the stalker who’s trying to kill her might make sure she never gets the chance.
Ren is sad to learn that "Jewel" died in an accident. But her fifteen-month-old son is living with his aunt, Sara Carsten. Ren does the math and feels compelled to find out if his suspicions are correct, even though he knows he should stay away…or risk his promising career. Then he meets Sara—and suddenly staying away is even more difficult.
But what he has to tell Sara—and what he sees with his own eyes—rocks both their worlds.
Jonah knows Krista has a not-so-hidden agenda, but sparring with her over cocoa at their Secret Santa meetings is the most fun he’s had since returning to his old hometown. Krista may come across as all business, but Jonah’s positive he’s glimpsed a little girl inside her who wants to believe in Santa... and in love.
Nathan Kent owes his wife a baby. A fresh start on the West Coast seems like the perfect fix. He’ll make partner while Casey nests in their small, but hip San Francisco apartment. Too bad whipping his law firm’s dysfunctional office into shape gobbles up all his time and energy, leaving Casey vulnerable to her estranged father’s plea for help. How are they supposed to get pregnant when she’s living in the Central Valley, running a campaign that could ruin his career?
You can go home again…with the right incentive.
Casey Kent swore off California at age fifteen when Red Buchanan, her widower father--the first man to break her heart--banished her from Willow Creek Ranch. Sent to learn “girl stuff” from her maternal aunt in Boston, Casey vowed never to return. But when Red needs her help to fight a threat to his home and livelihood, Casey can’t say no. Even if that means leaving Nathan alone with a beautiful, power hungry barracuda.
Lisa Malden fell in love with Joe in seventh grade, but it was his twin brother, Patrick, who wooed her, who pursued her, who proposed to her when she found out she was pregnant. And he would have married her if his life hadn’t been cut short in a drunk driving accident.
Seventeen years later, single mom Lisa is worried that history might repeat itself. Her son is in trouble. Her life is at a crossroads. And her one conviction – that Patrick was the father of her son – has been brought into question. But can she trust Joe with the truth? The men in her life have always left. Why should this time be any different?
Ask anyone in Sentinel Pass. They’ll confirm: Rufus Miller is an enigma. An outcast. A mystery man content to live and work in his Black Hills cabin with little or no contact with people. Where’d he come from? What’s his story? What’s a Dream House? Those answers are pure speculation...until marketing guru Rachel Grey shows up with plans to make Rufus’s art the next big thing.
Turning rustic artist Rufus Miller into a household name seems like a no-brainer—except for the fact the handsome recluse spurns the spotlight like…well, like a man with something to hide. Rachel isn’t sure what she’s gotten herself into but the chemistry between her and the Black Hills mountain man seems worth the gamble because the people of Sentinel Pass have overlooked one important fact completely: Rufus Miller is hot!
Ryker Bensen doesn’t have much– and that suits him fine. Less than a year ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living…until he didn’t. When beautiful Mia shows up and orders him off what she says is her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart his interest in living again.
Daniel wants a family. Gretchen will never be able to give him that. So why does fate keep throwing them together so cruelly? First, at a Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop Speed Dating event, then when he’s hired to open a new division at her PR firm. But competing, shoulder-to-shoulder, to sell the most exotic chocolate kisses for charity really is the last straw.
Is love a cosmic connection or a karmic joke? Sometimes, the answer reveals itself in a kiss—a sweet kiss shared beneath a warm Montana summer sky.
Justin Oberman‘s credo for living his adventurous–some might say death-defying–life to the max served him well until the unfortunate outcome of a climb made him walk away from the sport he loved. A lucrative new job offer could pave the way to a more traditional life in Marietta, Montana, where his two best friends have fallen in love with the women of their dreams. But settling down always seemed more daunting than Everest and not worth considering until a mysterious lady in red walks into his life on New Year’s Eve. Suddenly, that happily-ever-after stuff Flynn and Tucker have been raving about looks within reach.
The first fall is always the hardest.
Nikki Magnesson Richards has loved Justin Oberman most of her life. First, from the safety of her brothers’ old tree house. Later, with unrequited teen-age angst. Her poorly thought out attempt to get him to notice her cost them both dearly. Now, a dozen years later, her fairy godfather boss has orchestrated the most romantic meeting possible–the Big Sky Mavericks Masked Ball for Charity. A kiss at midnight with her very own Prince Charming isn’t too much to ask, is it? But what are two star-crossed lovers supposed to do when one kiss isn’t enough?
*previously titled Montana Rebel
That's what Mac McGannon tells himself. With both feet firmly on the ground--or in his family's gold mine beneath terra firma--Mac has no time for the "Hollywood types" that have invaded his hometown of Sentinel Pass. Even less for the beautiful TV "star" who needs his help. He fell for a pretty girl once and nearly lost everything—including his faith in the myth called love. Any attraction he feels is pure illusion. But try telling that to his little daughter who believes Morgana Carlyle is a real life princess.
Morgana Carlyle doesn't let anyone peek beneath her glamorous, carefully crafted image--with good reason. She's a fraud. Her secret could derail the entire Sentinel Passtime production and—worse--break the hearts of a very special little girl and her father. The man she has no business loving. But try telling that to her heart.
Robyn Craine has two loves: her Harley and the Mystery Spot, the Black Hills tourist attraction she bought with funds from her late mother’s estate, an inheritance that included a generous gift from billionaire Harold Hopewell. With a chance-of-a-lifetime expansion in the works, Robyn doesn’t have time to babysit the handsome Sentinel Passtime actor who shows up to do “research”--especially when she figures out his connection to the wealthy businessman/politician trying to sabotage her new project.
Liam Temple has no intention of falling for a Black Hills local. His agent has Liam’s breakout, big budget movie deal lined up. Even though Liam likes his current Sentinel Passtime gig, he promised his late sister he’d win a Golden Globe by thirty-five. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a feisty, Harley-riding tourist trap owner caught in Liam’s father’s crosshairs for buying a hunk of land Richard Marston thinks belongs to him. But when Robyn’s doppelganger stunt double is attacked, Liam recognizes his father’s MO and Liam makes keeping Robyn safe his first priority.
A-list agent William Hughes leaves high drama to his Hollywood clients. There’s only room for one crusader in the family and that role falls to his saintly mother, a doctor who has devoted her life to the children of the world…seeming to forget she has a son of her own. But one tragic missed opportunity to help a friend still haunts him. So, when asked to fly Daria Fontina and her two daughters to a safe house in the Black Hills, William doesn’t hesitate. He trusts his highly reputed English reserve to shield him from the immediate attraction he feels toward Daria.
When push comes to physical abuse, Daria Fontina knows she has no choice but to leave her powerful politician husband. Fear for her children’s safety makes escaping to her grandfather’s home in the Black Hills her only option. Her rescuer might not be riding a white horse, but William Hughes seems prepared to take on whatever army her estranged husband sends after her. A woman could fall for a man like that—even a woman who has no intention of falling in love again. Ever.
The successful, attractive TV personality quit her prestigious network job in New York for a mysterious "dream job" in Atlanta. Now she seems to have vanished from the airwaves, and nobody's heard from her in weeks.
The last thing private investigator Matt Ross wants is to go searching for a spoiled celebrity type. Especially over the holidays. Matt's trying to come to terms with his divorce, his troubled young daughter and an injury that ended his career as a cop. Besides, he suspects Eve's simply pulling a publicity scam.
But then he finds her—and learns that he couldn't have been more wrong.
Eli Robideaux’s vision quest takes him down a road he never wanted to walk—to the past. His mistakes—even the ones he made for the right reasons—have come back to haunt him. He doesn’t understand why, but stumbling across Char Jones feels like grabbing on to a lifeline that might keep him from falling into the bone-deep despair that had been his father’s ruin.
No one is more surprised than Char when the unrequited love of her life walks into her Black Hills store, looking for the missing pieces of himself. She holds the key to one of those pieces—the son Eli never knew they had, the baby she put up for adoption. But is she brave enough to let go of her guilt and lead them on a journey that could hold love and hope…or almost certain heartbreak?
Outspoken, direct, and ambitious Kat Robinson isn’t thrilled to have a new boss—after all, if the timing had been different, she’d have been a shoe-in for Flynn’s job. But a single mom of a ten-year-old son knows where her priorities lay—with Brady, the light of her life. No way is she looking for a relationship and co-workers are always off limits. Too bad Flynn’s so darn hot, gorgeous, kind and authentic.
Will Flynn be the hero Kat needs to help her find the courage to fall in love again?
Are you ready for your close-up, Sentinel Pass?
Change hits the sleepy, Black Hills town of Sentinel Pass like a tsunami from a blockbuster movie when Hollywood heartthrob Cooper Lindstrom falls for the Pass’s favorite daughter, postmaster Libby McGannon. It’s only a matter of time until other locals' love stories, including the members of Libby’s Wine, Women and Words book club, get written into the script.
This contemporary western romance collection includes the first FOUR books in a TWELVE-book series set in the Black Hills, Malibu, LA, and Louisiana. In this small town, secrets, mystery, murder and revenge are more than plot points in a script, when love is at stake.
BLACK HILLS BABY
Hollywood heartthrob Cooper Lindstrom needs money to get his late mother's homicidal bookie off his back. Black Hills postmaster Libby McGannon’s online “deal” sounds like a goldmine—exactly the kind of TV sitcom audiences love. Libby might be the ticket that pushes Coop back on top of the ratings, if he can keep from falling in love with her.
BLACK HILLS BILLIONAIRE
Success can hide a multitude of secrets, but when Hollywood's "wunderkind" producer/director Shane Reynard agrees to set his pal Cooper’s TV sitcom in the Black Hills, he knows he’s risking more than a boatload of money. He's risking a war with the brother he hates. What he didn't count on was making Jenna Murphy--his first love and biggest regret--a target.
BLACK HILLS BAD BOY
Look out, Sentinel Pass, Jack Treadwell's got a brand new Harley--and attitude. No more “Mr. Nice Guy.” He’s bad to the bone…sort of. Single mom Kat Petroski knows love-at-first-sight can’t be trusted, and happily-ever-after only exists in romance novels. She’s too busy—and too smart--to fall for a RUB--rich urban biker. Until she does.
BLACK HILLS BACHELOR
A miner and a movie star? Even Hollywood thinks pairing celebrity actress Morgana Carlyle with Sentinel Pass miner Mac McGannon is a bad idea. The only person who thinks it’s the best news ever is Mac’s young daughter, Megan, who insists Morgana Carlyle would make the perfect replacement mom. Even if Mac secretly agrees, it’s clear Morgana isn’t who she claims to be.
The BLACK HILLS RENDEZVOUS contemporary romance series--where Hollywood meets the real Wild West--includes:
BLACK HILLS NATIVE SON
BLACK HILLS OUTCAST
BLACK HILLS WHITE KNIGHT
BLACK HILLS RANCHER
BLACK HILLS STRANGER
BLACK HILLS LEGACY: THE INHERITANCE
The hit show Coop saw coming.
Love? Completely blindsided him.
And the baby? Who could have guessed Cooper wanted to be a father? Too bad Libby--the woman he's fallen hard for--might never forgive him for turning her life into a joke for worldwide consumption.
Oscar "OC" Jenkins has a lot to live down. Marietta, Montana's notorious Fish Whisperer had chapters of his life he'd like to forget, but he knows his wife of nearly forty years and he knows it's time to set the record straight.
When their newly enlarged family gathers to celebrate Christmas, Louise and OC share that gift most precious of all...the truth. Unvarnished. Some good. Some bad. A real life love story of two survivors who gave each other gifts beyond price and stayed together because love makes all things possible.
Gage Monroe has given himself until Christmas Day to wrap up the unpleasant bits and pieces of his old life in Paradise, Montana, before starting fresh in much warmer climes. And the last thing a loner like Gage needs is a beautiful, passionate pastor’s misguided attempt to draw him into her flock. The people of Paradise exiled Gage a long time ago…with good reason.
Pastor Samantha “Sam” Zabrinski didn’t move halfway across the country to accept a position in the little town of Paradise because she lacked gumption. She has no intention of giving up on Gage Monroe–a man with depth and heart he hides from the world. Besides, Gage just may be the Christmas miracle Sam’s been praying for…
But this time Tessa Jamison isn't leaving River Bluff, Texas, until she finds what she came for: the father of her sister's two-year-old son. And the stand-in Santa at the local church bazaar could be the man she's looking for.
Cole Lawry seems an unlikely candidate for instant daddy. What's more, the divorced ex-businessman and consummate poker player insists he's not a father-never has been, never plans to be. Until Tessa calls his bluff.
Which means gambling everything she's got. Including her heart.
Jack Treadwell's plan is simple: hop on his Harley and experience life. The grit. The heat. The passion of the biggest motorcycle rally in the Black Hills. For two life-changing weeks, he plans to escape from his boring routine as a Denver dentist. Look out, Sturgis, South Dakota, Jack's got a Harley and he's not afraid to ride it. Life can't get any better...until he meets single mom Katherine Robinson.
Kat has fallen victim to that love-at-first-sight feeling she calls "swoo" twice before. Two sons and two divorces later she's convinced only an idiot would fall for a RUB--rich urban biker. And the sexy one in her bar is can't even hold his liquor. But something about this guy gets to her.
Could the third time be her happily-ever-after charm? Or is this Black Hills bad boy here today, gone tomorrow? Like a dream. A crazy, sexy dream with lasting repercussions.
Black Friday. Black ice. Lives changed in a blink.
The lines in Miami financier Jake Westin's world are crisp and easy to delineate: black and red, profit and loss. On paper. Until the Friday after Thanksgiving when Allison Jeffries—a woman he’s heard about for four and a half years but never met—calls to tell him the world they’ve shared from opposite sides of the country will never be the same. Pam and Kenny Rydell--Jake's best friend and only link to the "bad ol' days" of his youth—died in a car accident on the way to a Sierra ski resort, leaving their son, Caleb, with his grandmother, who upon hearing the news of her only daughter’s death went into cardiac arrest. In an instant, Caleb’s godparents--two grieving strangers who never imagined the worst-case scenario becoming a reality—must decide how to best care for the little boy they both love.
Jake is determined to do the right thing for Caleb--even if that means facing demons from his own loss-filled childhood and dealing with the woman Kenny called “a sweetheart but wound too tight for her own good.” Allison suffers no illusion that she'd make a good mother. After all, hasn’t she let her computer business fill the gap left by a failed marriage and aborted pregnancy? But she'll do anything in her power to give her godson the life Pam intended for her son--even if that means sharing a house with the charismatic stranger Pam teasingly called “Jake the Rake--a broken heart waiting to happen.”
“Get your Zip On” – That’s Tucker Montgomery‘s slogan for the new zip line he’s building near Marietta, Montana. But before Tucker can get the first pole in the ground, he suffers an injury that could cost him everything, until help arrives in a surprising–but gorgeous–package: Amanda Heller. They’ll share her grandmother’s guesthouse while he supervises the old Victorian’s restoration… all with the added benefit of exploring a sizzling mutual attraction.
Amanda Heller knows her exile to Montana is her family’s excuse to spare them the embarrassing fallout from her very public break-up with her ex-boss’s son that left her jobless and living in her parent’s Manhattan home. But then Amanda strikes a bargain with injured, sexy businessman Tucker Montgomery, who needs a place to stay while recovering. A hot summer fling seems just the thing for Amanda and Tucker, something to enjoy for a month or two tops. Most certainly not long enough to fall in love….
Fifteen years later, Bailey’s back–shattered, humbled by fate and bruised at the soul level but determined to rebuild–once she helps her parents get back on their feet. She didn’t expect Paul Zabrinski to meet her plane, but seeing him strong, handsome and successful is somehow fitting. After all, Bailey didn’t need Paul’s gypsy great-grandmother to put a curse on her–Bailey already had the worst luck on the planet.
Never say never.
One look at Bailey Jenkins–his first love, the woman he adored…and cursed–and every emotion Paul Zabrinski felt fifteen years earlier comes rushing back. The love of his life broke his heart and made him hate her…or so he thought. The line between love and hate is very narrow, with only so much room for forgiveness. But Paul Zabrinski owns Big Z Hardware and Construction. If anyone is capable of building a bridge for them to cross together, it’s him.
He’s got the ranch, the boots, the hat and even a few head of cattle, but everybody in Marietta, Montana, knows the former golden boy of Marietta High is a wealthy politician, not a cowboy. And even though that nasty scandal in Helena might have knocked him down a notch or two in the polls, what kind of a fool would trade access to the halls of power in Helena and a Harvard law degree for a ranch in western Montana? Possibly one whose new neighbor, Serena James–the woman the guys at Grey’s Saloon call “…the Red Hot Llama Mama”–makes him start to think about what he wants out of life, instead of what’s expected of him.
Serena James knows trouble when it hops her fence–
Moving to Montana and deleting her blog seemed like the perfect solution to her online stalker problem. Serena’s ready for a fresh start, but when her escrow on her ranch falls through, she has to scramble to find an immediate but temporary safe haven to rent for her herd of 50 alpacas, two llamas and one giant dog. Serena’s barely moved in when Austen Zabrinski–the man her landlord called “my absentee ranch owner brother who lives and works in Helena”–hops the fence in need of a lift. Even at first glance, Serena can tell he’s nobody cowboy, but who’s to say that isn’t a good thing? A little tryst with her gorgeous, sexy, here-today-gone-to-Helena-tomorrow neighbor might be the perfect welcome to Montana.
Tessa Jamison no pensaba marcharse de River Bluff hasta que encontrara lo que había ido a buscar: al padre del hijo de su hermana. Y la persona que se escondía bajo el disfraz de Santa Claus de la iglesia del pueblo podría ser el hombre que andaba buscando._x000D_
Cole Lawry no parecía el mejor candidato a ser padre. De hecho, el ex empresario divorciado aseguraba una y otra vez que no tenía ningún hijo, que nunca lo había tenido y que nunca lo tendría._x000D_
Pero Tessa estaba dispuesta a jugárselo todo para demostrar que no era así… incluso el corazón.
Sentant un regard peser sur lui, Cole leva les yeux et vit, de l'autre côté de la rue, une jeune femme inconnue qui l'observait intensément. Dans les bras, elle portait un petit enfant aussi blond qu'elle était brune. Qui était cette parfaite étrangère et pourquoi l'étudiait-elle avec autant d'attention ? La réponse ne se fit plus attendre très longtemps. Car déjà la jeune femme traversait la rue pour se camper devant Cole et lui révéler sans préambule la raison de sa présence : « Ma sœur est entre la vie et la mort, dit-elle. Joey, son fils que vous voyez là, risque de devenir orphelin si je ne retrouve pas son père. Or, si j'en crois le journal intime de ma sœur, son père, ce pourrait bien être vous... »