There ain't a rider that can't be thrown. And large-animal veterinarian Regan O'Connelli was thrown hard when he discovered his fiancée with his best friend. Now he's starting his life over at the Last Chance Ranch, run by the tightly knit Chance clan. But damned if his libido hasn't perked up over the spirited redhead who looks a lot like trouble….
Lily King is the queen of anti-structure. Turns out, that makes running a horse sanctuary a challenge. Regan's help is exactly what Lily needs—not to mention the seriously sexy sparks that are flying between them. Now she just has to convince this fallen cowboy to dust himself off and get back in the saddle…and into her bed!
Collect all three in this sizzling hot trilogy!
Photographer Dominique Jeffries has come to Wyoming to find herself—her creative self, her sexual self. After escaping the engagement from hell, she's dying to break loose and live a little. And seducing a shirtless, sweaty cowhand looks like just the place to start….
Nick Chance isn't exactly a cowhand but, hey, he'll be whatever the lady wants! Only he soon realizes that this is more than just a quick roll in the hay. There's something about Dominique that calls to him, something about her that completes him.
There's only one problem. Dominique wants a fling, not another relationship.
Little does she guess how easily she'll be persuaded to take a Chance—again and again and again!
Thunder Mountain Ranch was the only place cowboy Cade Gallagher had ever called home. But after he and Lexi Simmons broke each other's hearts, he left it behind, along with his foster family. Since then, Cade has drifted, looking for something—anything—to call home. Until a call from Lexi changes everything…
Cade has been gone too long. His foster mother is hospitalized, and the ranch is in deep financial trouble. Yet even as his world crumbles, Cade's hunger for Lexi is almost as tangible as the taste of her lips and the way her body fits deliciously against his. It's bittersweet surrender. But Lexi isn't the girl she used to be, and she's determined to have the hot cowboy in her bed only if she keeps him out of her heart.
Following a dream brought Josie Keller to Shoshone, Wyoming. Following her heart brought her plenty of great sex with good-time cowboy Jack Chance! She was head over heels for him… until he left her.
Stay with one woman? Not a chance! Then why does Jack miss Josie like crazy? Had their relationship been more than just incredible sex?
Little do Josie and Jack know that a plan's afoot to get them back in the saddle…together. And once there, it's not long before they're burning up the bedsheets again!
But the past is never far away. Before it catches up with them, Jack has to decide if he's going to stake his claim on Josie, or lose her forever….
Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her...
Real cowboys aren't born. They're made…
Logan Carswell has just kissed his professional baseball career goodbye. Goodbye dreams, career and future. For now, though, he's working at the Last Chance Ranch and the town saloon, where sexy bartender Caro Davis is definitely taking his mind off his troubles…
Caro's days have been so hectic, she's forgotten all about the finer aspects of life. Like men. And sex. And really smokin'-hot sex with men like Logan. But when their two worlds collide—and boy, do they ever collide—they both realize that once the gear is off, a cowboy is still a cowboy!
Who will you find under your Christmas tree?
Ranch hand Tucker Rankin isn't crazy about the holidays…until a wintry night before Christmas, when Lacey Evans shows him how much fun it is to be nestled all snug in her bed….
A wealthy New Yorker?
Stockbroker Jared Martin needs to get away, and Alaska's the perfect place to unwind. Especially once actress Theodora "Teddy" Monroe gets him to loosen his tie—and take it all off!
Or maybe even a man in uniform?
Soldier Silas Davenport is on Christmas leave. But when he arrives at his parents' home, no one is there…except for the irresistible Delphie Moreau. And she's one gift he won't be exchanging!
Wyatt Locke believes in second chances. Sure, meeting his half brother last year was a complete disaster—but blood is blood, right? Now Wyatt is returning to the Last Chance Ranch to try to make peace with a family he hardly knows….
Then he comes across beautician Olivia Sedgewick stranded on the side of the road.
As it turns out, most of the Chance clan is away for the weekend, and Olivia proves to be a very delicious and sexy distraction. But as his brother's return draws closer, Wyatt has to decide. Can he leave this cowboy life—and Olivia—behind? Or would the ranch be the setting of Wyatt's last stand?
A deal with a devilishly sexy cowboy…
Self-help guru Bethany Grace has returned home to clean up the now-decrepit family ranch after her father's death. Rather than just set the whole place ablaze (her first choice), she settles for a nice symbolic little blaze outside…until things get out of hand!
Cowboy Nash Bledsoe is working at the Last Chance Ranch next door when he sees the smoke. Bethany is the last person he expects—or wants—to see. How can he explain that she's indirectly responsible for ruining his life?
Still, there's an opportunity for Nash to buy the ranch if he can help restore it, and the two strike a deal. But there's a whole lot of chemistry in the fine print, and Nash is about to discover that where there's smoke, there's fire!
Ben Radcliffe reckons it'll be a cold day in hell before he considers a serious relationship or family of his own—with good reason. When he delivers a "secret" present to the Last Chance Ranch, however, Ben catches a glimpse of what family could be. And suddenly this lone cowboy finds himself under the mistletoe…planting one heck of a kiss on a stunning woman!
Genealogist and academic Molly Gallagher is all about family. And even if Ben's secrets make him as skittish as a wild mustang, there's nothing Molly loves more than an enigma. Especially a ridiculously sexy one! But the magic of Christmas—and the Last Chance Ranch—might not be enough to wrangle a cowboy who can't trust himself…
This Harlequin Blaze bundle includes:
MIDNIGHT THUNDER (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood)
by Vicki Lewis Thompson
An emergency may have brought wandering cowboy Cade Gallagher home, but the heat between him and former flame Lexi Simmons is enough to keep him there. Lexi isn't sure she trusts him, but she can't help give in to the intense attraction…
FEVERED NIGHTS (Uniformly Hot!)
by Jillian Burns
Supermodel Piper Metcalf is trying to reform her bad-girl ways. Just her luck she's met the only good guy who's trying to be bad—sexy SEAL Neil Barrow. Will he be the one temptation she can't turn down?
COME ON OVER (Made in Montana)
by Debbi Rawlins
Shelby Foster arrives at her inherited ranch desperate for a fresh start. Too bad the Montana spread already has an owner—seriously hot horse trainer Trent Kimball—and he is not impressed!
TRIPLE TIME (The Art of Seduction)
by Regina Kyle
Strait laced DA Gabe Nelson needs a friendlier image, and bartender/artist Devin Padilla is happy to help him shake things up. But their relationship turns more than friendly fast, and opposites don't just attract—they get downright scorching.
Look for four new sexy, steamy stories every month from Harlequin Blaze!
Much to his family's displeasure, Michael Hartford pens popular Western paperbacks. But despite his cowboy image, he's more Central Park West than Wild West. With a major photo shoot coming up, he'll need to be a cowboy—not just look like one! And Michael has only a week at the Last Chance Ranch to get the giddy-up in his game….
After a girl-fight scandal, socialite-turned-housekeeper Keri Fitzpatrick is cheerily unrepentant as she waits for the dust to settle. It's not long before she discovers Michael's secret and a whole lot of similarities…including an irresistible temptation to play Naughty Naked Cowboy!
But does this scrappy socialite have what it takes to ensure her would-be cowboy is both saddle sore and satisfied?
ROLLING LIKE THUNDER (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood)
by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Chelsea Trask might just be able to save the finically troubled ranch Finn O'Roarke once called home—if the scorching chemistry between her and the sexy brewmaster leaves them any time to work at all!
THE MIGHTY QUINNS: DEVIN (The Mighty Quinns)
by Kate Hoffmann
When Elodie Winchester returns to her hometown, Sheriff Devin Cassidy wants to reignite the passion between them, even if it costs him everything he's worked for…and exposes a shocking family secret.
SEX, LIES AND DESIGNER SHOES
by Kimberly Van Meter
Rian Dalton likes to keep his business separate from pleasure. Until he meets client CoCo Abelli, an heiress with a reckless streak. Now Rian can't keep his hands to himself!
A COWBOY RETURNS (Wild Western Heat)
by Kelli Ireland
He's back. Eli Covington was Regan Matthews's first love—but not the man she married. Working together to save his New Mexico ranch brings up old feelings that are far too tempting to resist.
Look for four new sexy, steamy stories every month from Harlequin® Blaze!
Some men can't be tamed…
Domesticity can starve a man's soul, and drifter cowboy Luke Griffin believes in absolute freedom. His gig at the Last Chance Ranch will end soon, and he'll move on. But then Luke gets splashed by a green energy drink from a platform in a tree, and suddenly things get complicated.
Naomi Perkins was studying the nesting of a rare pair of bald eagles when she accidentally "baptizes" the delish cowboy. And when his shirt comes off…good morning, libido! But this attraction isn't just mutual—it's fierce enough to send them both tumbling into a no-strings fling.
It's a temporary arrangement, even if it is way more intense than anything Naomi could have imagined. But when the time comes, will she be able to let this wild cowboy go?
Morgan O'Connelli hated the restless lifestyle she'd had as a child. All she wants now is to create a real home in small-town Wyoming. So first she hangs up her real-estate agent shingle…then she promptly borrows the horse of the hottest cowboy in town!
Cutting-horse champion Gabe Chance is blown away by the feisty redhead who unexpectedly lands right in his bed…and, soon enough, his heart! Morgan's perfect for him in every way. Until he realizes that while she's turned out to be everything he never knew he wanted, he's got everything someone in her profession has ever wanted…his family's ranch.
And that's a legacy he's just not willing to give up—not even for the sexiest woman he's ever fallen for….
Two red-hot reads by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson
Two in the Saddle
Travis Evans loved beautiful women—and Gwen Hawthorne was definitely a beauty. But before he could make Gwen his, another tiny female stole his heart. Gwen might have been able to withstand Travis's sensual assault when he was just a charming cowboy. But when Don Juan turned into Mr. Mom, she was lost. Gwen knew her happiness was short-lived, though. Because where there was a baby, there had to be a mother….
Boone Connor liked being a loner. Women just got a guy into trouble—and Shelby McFarland had trouble written all over her. But Boone couldn't leave her and her young nephew stranded in a storm. Just as he couldn't help falling for her and her too-tempting body. But as good as they were together, Boone couldn't make Shelby any promises. Because he'd just discovered he had a baby girl….
THUNDERSTRUCK (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood)
by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Cowboy-turned-contractor Damon Harrison comes home to Thunder Mountain to help with a building project. But when he meets the carpenter Philomena Turner, they have so much spark they might just burn down the bunkhouse.
IN TOO DEEP (SEALs of Fortune)
by Kira Sinclair
Ex-SEAL Knox McLemore needs to prove the shipwreck they found is really the Chimera, but tightly buttoned nautical archeologist Avery Walsh has her own agenda. And he's determined to uncover what she's hiding…one button at a time!
HOT IN THE CITY
by Samantha Hunter
Math whiz Della Clark wants to swap equations for a wild fling when she meets flirty hunk Gabe Ross. Until Gabe's true identity throws their chance for a happy-ever-after into dire jeopardy.
BEST MAN…WITH BENEFITS (The Wrong Bed)
by Nancy Warren
From a wedding to a bedding! Somehow maid of honor Lauren Sanger wound up between the sheets with sexy—but irritating!—best man Jackson Monaghan. Pure sexual bliss…but will their secret relationship last?
Look for four new sexy, steamy stories every month from Harlequin® Blaze!
City slicker Rafe Locke is no cowboy. When he arrives at the Last Chance Ranch for his brother's wedding, Rafe refuses to buy in to the whole cowboy "thing." That is, until he sees engineer Meg Seymour whoopin' it up—a city girl gone country—and she hits his libido with a bull's-eye!
Meg grabs life by the horns, and it's not long before she's enticed Rafe into riding, roping, country dancing…and gettin' naked in bed! But as they get tangled up in the sheets—and each other!—Rafe has to keep reminding himself that this cowboy life is just a fling.
Or is it?
After nearly being trampled at a concert hall when a fire broke out, Valerie Wolitzky went from confident and self-assured to scared and skittish. And when a ringing fire alarm sends Valerie into a full-out panic, her friends convince her to seek some professional help.
Former CEO Adam Templeton gave up the corporate life to buy a ranch and his horses provide equine therapy for those suffering from PTSD. While not afflicted himself, Adam has his own share of emotional damage from his failed marriage. But when he meets Valerie, he finds himself suddenly ready to get back on the dating horse. Valerie wants to put her faith in this sensitive, gorgeous billionaire cowboy—but her scars may run too deep for her to trust a man again…
Roark Wallace can't risk having tourists comb the woods for Bigfoot-not with a local pack of werewolves to protect. When Roark meets Abby, sparks fly-but can he pursue this fiery red-head without compromising his pack?
There's an angel watching over cowboy Trey Wheeler. After a nasty accident during a snowstorm last spring, a mystery woman saved Trey's life…and disappeared. Since then, he's been looking for his sexy savior. Now the Last Chance Ranch crowd has taken over the Serenity Ski Resort for a Christmas wedding and Trey realizes there's something familiar about the exquisite ski instructor….
Elle Masterson has no halo—just the love of her footloose-and-fancy-free lifestyle. And when she finds out the sinfully hot cowboy she rescued is staying at the resort, she's happy to indulge in a little holiday hanky-panky. Just as long as she can still take off for Argentina in the New Year.
But after three days of heaven between the sheets, will this down-to-earth cowboy be able to let his guardian angel go?
Thanks to his skills with difficult horses, trainer Matthew Tredway has traveled all over the world. And his new gig? The Last Chance Ranch. But after a chance glance at the ranch's hot little blond cook, Matthew's libido is immediately set to sizzle!
Chef Aurelia Smith has been trying to tempt the ranch hands with mouth-watering concoctions, with less-than-stellar results. But when Matthew is sent in to intervene, his attraction to Aurelia boils over.
Before long, they're cooking up a storm, in and out of the bedroom. But Aurelia knows that while she might have led her horseman to bed, she can't make him stay….
Party organizer Tyler O'Connelli is on the fast track to her dream career. She's so close she can almost taste it. But when she returns to her family and sees her one-night stand, Alex Keller, all done up in his cowboy gear, her self-control is stretched to the breaking point….
They're worlds apart. She's a busy career girl, and Alex is a cowboy. But while getting together might not bode well for anything long-term, it more than makes up for it in sheer hot chemistry! Problem is, this is one wrangler she might want to get tied down—and tied up—to…indefinitely!
Tyler O'Connelli is a busy career girl, and Alex Keller is a cowboy. They may be worlds apart, but their hot chemistry more than makes up for their differences. They both know this thing between them isn't long-term. Problem is, Alex is one wrangler Tyler might want to tie down—and tie up—indefinitely!
Rancher Clay Whitaker is the resident stud expert at the Last Chance Ranch and isn't so keen on "spoiled" city slickers…until Emily Sterling arrives. Now he's showing Emily just what a ranch—and a cowboy—has to offer. And luckily for him, it's an offer Emily can't refuse….
Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a living—flipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those "exceptions" have talked Damon into working on a new project with a carpenter named Phil…
Only, "Phil" is a nickname for Philomena Turner. She has a wicked way with carpentry and an even wickeder way of turning Damon's head. And the chemistry is like a lightning bolt of lust. But Phil wants a family and a home, and no hotshot cowboy—even a tantalizingly sexy one—will change that. All she can steal are a few nights of sizzling passion before she has to set this lone cowboy free…
Perfect is good.
Imperfect is even better…
City-slicker lawyer Jeannette Trenton is about as welcome at the Last Chance Ranch as a rattlesnake at a square dance. She's there to atone for one major mistake. But Jeannette's pretty sure righting her big wrong does not include thinking lustful thoughts about the ranch's new cowhand….
Zach Powell knows Jeannette's type—a wound-up-tight perfectionist with one eye on her email at all times. Heck, that used to be him. She needs to shake it loose, face her imperfections and allow herself to make mistakes. There's definitely no mistake about the wickedly sexy vibe between them. This gal is gonna have to "cowboy up"…or miss the ride of her life!
Collect all three in this sizzling hot trilogy!
Growing up in a small town with four very big brothers means Tess Blakely might as well be wearing a chastity belt. This has to change before she moves to New York. She's read loads of books about sex, but she needs some hands-on training. And her best friend, "Mac" MacDougal, looks like the perfect teacher to set things on fire….
Old Enough to Know Better
Accepting a dare to hit on the gorgeous new landscaper is Kasey Braddock's chance to prove she can entice a man and leave him drooling. After all, she's old enough to know what she wants—and she wants Sam Ashton…badly. The chemistry between them is powerful, explosive. Still, she plans to keep their past connection her little secret!
Look for four new sexy, steamy stories every month from Harlequin Blaze!
Chase Lavette—A New York trucker turned cowboy. A loner, who avoids commitment of any kind. But when his one-time lover, Amanda Drake, comes out to visit the True Love Ranch, Chase knows his roamin' days are over….
Amanda Drake—A New York advertising executive. She's feisty, proud and determined to make it on her own. But before she can get on with her life she must do one thing—introduce Chase to his son.
Daredevil videographer Langford "Hutch" Hutchinson has put his career on hold to help his widowed father run their family store in Wyoming. He doesn't mean to stay in town for long—though it's long enough to rekindle his lust for Trina Bledstone. Hutch always had a thing for Trina, but she's his best friend's sister—and that meant hands off!
But Trina still has the power to set his pulse racing—and her brother isn't around to stop them from exploring their sizzling chemistry this time….
A Sons of Chance series novella.
Don't miss this summer's sizzling hot Sons of Chance trilogy!
When Denver-based Were blogger and founder of Honoring of Werewolf Legacy (HOWL) Kate Stillman agrees to take on political “bad boy” Duncan MacDowell in a public debate about werewolf segregation, she’s confident she'll sail through the challenge without letting down her guard.
And what can go wrong while hanging out with the sexy Scottish founder of Werewolves Optimizing Our Future (WOOF) long enough to convince him his views on interspecies mating are mistaken? Plenty, when Kate discovers that she’s actually wildly attracted to her opponent—who by all accounts prefers dating human women!
But what hope can there be when this irresistible werewolf-with-a-cause believes their future depends on Kate losing the argument?
Part of the Winter clan, the Evergreen family is considered magical nobility. While Evergreen Industries in picturesque Gingerbread, Colorado, might look like an ordinary office building, this is where the magic of Christmas unfolds. Above Santa's workshop, the Evergreens hold court, manage Christmas and, sometimes against their will and better judgment, fall in love. When it comes to love, the Evergreens know that sometimes you have to play a little naughty to get exactly what—or who—you want from Santa. Celebrate the holidays with Evergreen siblings Cole, Ethan, Dash and Belle in this enchanting collection from New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Rhonda Nelson, Kira Sinclair and Andrea Laurence.
Growing up on a ranch, Melanie Shaw always assumed she’d end up with a strong, protective cowboy someday. Before she settles down, though, she decides to take a romantic adventure in Paris, a city she longs to explore.
But on the first day of her getaway, Melanie winds up in trouble and is rescued by an unlikely stranger—the handsomest Texan she’s ever seen. He may not be a cowboy, but what girl can resist a billionaire who wants to take her on a whirlwind tour of the City of Lights? And when the romance between them heats up, Melanie realizes that she may have found her perfect man where she least expected…
"Never fall in love with a cowboy." These words were drilled into Emily Sterling's head since her parents divorced over twenty years ago. But now Emily has returned to her father's ranch… only to find herself face-to-face with jawdroppingly hot rancher Clay Whitaker.
Clay is the resident stud expert at the Last Chance Ranch and isn't so keen on "spoiled" city slickers…until Emily arrives. Now he's showing Emily just what a ranch—and a cowboy—has to offer. And luckily for him, it's an offer Emily can't refuse…
Wyatt Logan, champion bull rider, isn't ready to settle down. But from the moment he spots Charity Webster's cute little behind stuck in his aunt Nora's doggy door, he knows he's going to end up eating dust.
Then came the snow…
And Wyatt kisses his single life goodbye. Trapped by the storm, he and Charity have to keep warm somehow. And there's a lot to be said for body heat…. Not even the comic antics of Nora's maniacal neighbor disturb their idyllic love nest. But when the snow melts, Wyatt's dreams turn to slush. He's finally lost his heart—to a woman who has no intention of committing.
When Vince Durant left Bickford, Texas, he was a rowdy cowboy just looking for a good time. He also left unfinished business. He hadn’t captured the Ghost, a wild stallion that roams the hills, and he never convinced Georgina Bickford to go out with him. Georgie might be a lost cause, but the Ghost has been calling his name ever since....
When Vince returns to Bickford, he finds his old stomping ground a shell of what it used to be, and Georgie still wants nothing to do with him. To her, he’ll always be the womanizing cowboy she knew seven years ago.
And when Vince comes up with a plan that might restore Bickford to its former glory, Georgie wonders if the rough-and-tough cowboy has truly changed. As they get closer, Georgie will have to decide whether to resist Vince’s charm or to attempt to tame the wild stallion who’s stolen her heart.
Jess always got a laugh at Katie's irreverent on-air comments. He'd even thought of asking her out…for old time's sake. But now Katie's barbs are directed at him — implying that any man driven to build a structure this high is obviously compensating for something…. Jess has only one thing to say to Katie, and it isn't something he can just phone in. It's time to turn the radio off…and turn Katie on!
Quentin Wallace has it all. He's got money in the bank from his lucrative job as a Manhattan contractor, and he runs with the big dogs of his were pack. But when he meets and falls for Nadia—who's soon to be named the leader of Chicago's Henderson pack—he knows he's in over his head. Nadia belongs to a rarefied world; Quentin would sooner be seen in torn jeans than in an Armani suit. But when Nadia's new position is threatened by a rebel were, Quentin has a chance to prove his worthiness and his love—and show her the alpha-male inside.
Now they’re doing it for mere mortals—although all agree: Sean Madigan is something of a god. Because he’s tired of being the town sex object, Dorcas and Ambrose strip him of his appeal and then introduce him to his destiny, Maggie Grady. This time winning a girl’s heart won’t be so easy for Sean. It means rediscovering the charms buried beneath a gorgeous surface, and finally proving himself to be more of a man than ever before.