Promoted and pregnant!
Life is about choices—but, as Anna Larkin knows, sometimes life makes those choices for you. Knowing she can never have children, Anna has thrown herself into a high-flying career. She's poised for promotion when in walks her new CEO…the man who broke her heart a few weeks ago!
As soon as Tanner realized he was going to be Anna's new boss he ended things—for both their sakes. He knows business and romance don't mix—and Anna agrees.…
But then Anna discovers that a little miracle has happened—and it changes everything!
Ten years ago, Marcie Winter had her heart set on marrying Zack Kincaid. But he stood her up at the altar—to chase very different dreams. Now he's back in their small Maine town, claiming he has new dreams. Of marriage, church picnics and a seaside cottage full of little Kincaids. But Marcie, busy with her café and a bit of family mystery, gave up hope for a life with Zack long ago. More charming than ever and vowing he's changed, Zack is asking for a second chance. Now Marcie just needs faith to believe that, this time, he means forever.
Discovering she's pregnant fills Annalise with joy! She doesn't have a clue about babies, but with her husband by her side, she's confident they can learn the ropes together….
But Dominic feels shell-shocked by the news. The truth is he's still reeling from an unhappy experience of parenthood from his past—a fact he's kept secret from everyone, even his beloved Annalise. So even while he longs to share her excitement, the fear that history might repeat itself is keeping him from the one person he loves most—his wife.
Now it's up to her to prove that Dominic really can be a daddy in a million!
In tiny Grasslands, Texas, Maddie Wallace has discovered siblings she never knew existed—including a twin sister. When ranch foreman and single father Ty Garland hires her as nanny for the daughter he just discovered, it's only temporary. The handsome loner thinks she's just a glamorous city gal in borrowed cowgirl boots. He knows the type. And he expects her to hightail it back to Fort Worth the minute she sorts out her family secrets. But it turns out Maddie has just found where she belongs—in every possible way.
After risking his life to save a little boy, handsome widower Tate Johnson becomes the biggest hero in town. Even nurse Faith Stewart, who's long since given up her romantic dreams, can't help falling for the brave sheriff. Her former fiancé broke her heart when he walked away, so she's resolved to start fresh in small Rocky Point, Maine. She quickly notices that Tate is a hero to everyone but himself. Just as Faith's heart is opening, Tate's remains as guarded and closed as ever. Unless a promise made in Rocky Point can bring these two hearts together permanently.
Laura has never believed in the adage of love at first sight, though her friend is an absolute believer. Yet when she meets a dashing, tall, dark and handsome man at a charity event, she falls head over heels. She’s swept away with fabulous dates from a hot air balloon ride to a fantastic weekend away. Could this be forever love?
Family first at all costs
When Sheikh Taliq discovers his younger cousin is involved again with another gold digger, he makes plans to lure the woman away from his cousin, lavish her with attention–and trinkets–until she chooses him as a wealthy prospect. Then he will repudiate her–showing his cousin her true colors.
To Taliq’s utter astonishment, his cousin announces his engagement to another women. What of Laura? Has he been totally mistaken about her? Has he lost any chance with a woman he was growing to love?
Josh Randall's a cowboy with a fixed idea in mind—earn enough money to buy his own spread. A short-term summer job should give him the final amount needed for a down payment on a ranch he has his eye on. But most ranches are hiring for the long term and he's only available for the summer.
Be careful what you wish for. You may just get it and find out it's not nearly enough.
After a year’s deployment, soldier Josh Marquette is back in the US. His first assignment state side–best man in a Christmas wedding. More importantly, he’s going to get his dog who was fostered while he was gone.
Goodbyes come too soon
Cassie Smith fostered a serviceman’s dog for a year while he was overseas. She should have thought that through. Now he’s back for his dog–only she hadn’t expected to fall in love with the big German Shepard, nor her owner.
When Josh agrees to stay beyond the wedding and spend Christmas with Cassie, she begins to hope their friendship will blossom into something more. After all, Christmas is the time of hope–and love.
Stacey Williams loves children and travel—so accepting gorgeous Luis Aldivista's offer to look after his adorable twin boys on the Spanish Riviera is a no-brainer.
All widower Luis wants is to see his boys smile again, but Stacey's zest for life is catching! Stacey knows she can get the boys to giggle, but it will be much harder to get the darkly brooding Luis to open up. She's just the temporary nanny, but now Luis wants her to stay…as permanent nanny…or wife?
Bluebells on the Hill
Country singing star Amanda Smith was seeking a refuge from her busy concert schedule when she finds the perfect hide-away in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Buying the cabin on impulse, she finds out why it was so cheap. Her neighbor Mac Mackenzie's had his eye on that patch of land for years. When he can't bribe her to leave, he changes tactics. The only problem is it becomes hard to tell if he's trying to drive her away, or convince her to stay.
When Kalli Bonotelli inherits a ranch in Wyoming, she hasn't a clue how to start. When neighbor Trace Longford offers to buy her ranch, she turns the offer into a chance to learn what she can about operating a profitable cattle ranch. When Trace tries to teach her the ins and outs of ranching, he's handicapped by the way his mind keeps imagining taking her to bed instead of teaching her how to brand a calf.
One Stubborn Cowboy
When crippled rodeo cowboy Kit Lockford meets children book writer Kelly Adams, sparks fly. She’s intrigued, he’s elusive. Neither can forget the encounter. Despite his vow to stay away from entanglements, Kit can’t resist the town’s newest resident. Can she convince him that disabilities don’t matter–it’s the man who faces all challenges head on who can capture her heart?
For one night, Sam Duncan is determined to dress to impress and let her hair down. It's New Year's Eve, and with her hands on the hottest ticket in town, she finds herself dancing with billionaire Mac McAlheny!
When the clock chimes twelve, reality strikes! Sam doesn't belong in Mac's world—in fact, her stolen night costs Sam her job! But Mac comes to the rescue and makes her nanny to his adorable little son, Tommy. Everything about Mac seems like a dream, but the butterflies Sam feels are definitely real….
For the last two years, Brianna Hart has focused on her career in order to forget the man who dumped her. She's a bit wary around those of the opposite gender these days, but time enough in the future to think about love and commitment. When her home is broken into, her office ransacked and her car searched the last person she wanted involved in any investigation is Detective Jake Morgan, the man who broke her heart two years ago.
To serve and protect
Jake Morgan's no longer a beat cop, and has no business responding to the call of a B&E but he was almost at the address when the call came in. To his surprise, it's the woman he stopped seeing two years ago. Nothing adds up—not who could be stalking her, nor why she's still single when he thought she was on the verge of getting engaged to another man.
He wants to protect—wouldn't he do that for any citizen? But when the chips are down, he lays his heart on the line.
Marc wanted a sleep, sophisticated woman from the right social background to marry and have children with, but he was finding it practically impossible! He was finally offered a solution in the guise of fun-loving Rennie Morgan, who certainly wasn't suitable herself—but had lots of eligible friends!
Marc suggested that in return for his canceling a business debt she owed him, she should help him choose a bride. It seemed like a great idea—until he started thinking more about kissing Rennie than he did about finding his perfect wife!
There are two sides to every story…and now it's his turn!
Molly Forrester's never held a job longer than six months. Now it's do or die time. If she can't find something she's good at, she'll have to admit defeat and return to her father's household and end up marrying some man more interested in her father's bank account than his only daughter. This time she has to make it work! Yet a cook and housekeeper at a cattle ranch? Even she begins to doubt she can stay the course. Still—she's the seventh in six months. And it's her last chance.
Cynical and contemptuous
When his fiancée proves to be a gold-digging cheat, Josh Hart sends her packing and refuses to see any other woman in a different light. He'll leave romance to others. Falling for another woman is the last thing he'll do in this lifetime. He has a ranch to run. Unfortunately his long-time housekeeper left at the same time and over the last year six different women have quit or been fired. But to keep the cowboys on the ranch working, he needs a good cook—and soon.
Nothing about Molly Forrester convinces him she's the right one, but he has no other alternatives at the moment. She can stay—but just until he finds a woman of fifty who can cook and clean and stay out of his way. At least that's the plan at the start.
Burned first by her dead husband, then a second time by the foreman Shannon hired, she's sworn off cowboys forever! Except – she can't run the ranch she now owns without help and lots of it. Despite her distrust, she knows she needs someone who knows ranching. Shannon hopes to get that help from a rodeo cowboy she's never met before—but only until she can operate her ranch on her own. Appealing to Jase Hart when he's down and out she parlays his friendship with her dead husband into an agreement to help her until he's fit again.
Footloose and carefree
No duties, no routine, no responsibilities—Jase Hart's a man living for the moment. After years of more responsibilities than any one man should have, he's following his own dream on the rodeo circuit. With a good shot at a chance at a winning season, he's temporarily sidelined by a few broken bones and cracked ribs. He never knew Bobby Blackstone was married, but when his widow shows up and asks for help, Jase's intrigued. And throws in with her plan—as long as they both know he's only there temporarily until he's fit to ride again.
When her ranch is threatened, Jase makes an astonishing proposition. If Shannon agrees, it will change their lives forever.
Always impetuous, this time Sara’s really landed herself in hot water. Caught photographing forbidden locations in a foreign country, she’s in jail and no one knows where she is.
Sheikh Kharun bak Rijad learns the daughter of the chief negotiator from the United States is in a remote jail accused of spying. To allow the courts to proceed would have international consequences. Yet, not to act, would cause internal conflicts at the highest levels of his government.
A hastily conceived plan might buy them enough time to close the deal worth millions and avoid any international repercussions. Can they fool the world into thinking they’re in love?
Musician Angelica Cannon arrived in Smoky Hollow, battered suitcase and precious violin in tow, to rediscover her passion for music—not to fall for the town's most eligible bachelor, Kirk Devon.
Kirk's faded jeans and laid-back charm are a million miles away from the sharp-suited businessmen of New York. But his warm chocolate eyes most definitely put the harmony back into her soul!
City girl Angelica has already fallen for Smoky Hollow's magic—now she's succumbing to Kirk's spell….
Jared Hunter came back from an overseas trip to discover that he had not one, but two adorable two-year-old daughters he'd known nothing about! Desperate, he begged help from the one employee in his office who knew how to look after children—Cassandra Bowles.
It wasn't long before Cassie fell in love with the twins and Jared, but when he asked her to marry him she was furious! She couldn't deny the attraction between them, but how could she make him see that marriage had more to do with love than with baby-sitting skills?
Who says bachelors and babies don't mix?
Abigail Trent had never intended to be thirty and still single. So when her colleague Dr. Greg Hastings offered to help her transform from prim-and-proper physician to irresistible temptress, Abigail couldn't refuse. But she never expected that with just one kiss, Greg would make her feel so desirable and special. For the first time in Abigail's life, she was keenly aware of the sensations and longings a man's touch could evoke. Suddenly, she began to hope that what had started out as a Cinderella-esque fantasy could turn into something much more…that maybe Greg was the Prince Charming she'd been waiting for all her life to give her innocence, and her heart.
His young daughter has already lost too much. Widower Joe Kincaid doesn't want her forming attachments that will break her heart. So he'd appreciate if his pretty new neighbor didn't charm the girl with hot chocolate, fun stories and big smiles. After all, Gillian Parker is from glittering Las Vegas—she won't last a month in their quiet Maine town. But Gillian isn't what he expected at all. And when her painful past catches up with her, Joe finds himself opening his door—and his heart—wider than he ever dreamed possible.
When firefighter Cristiano Casali is injured on duty, there is only one place he can think of to recover—Monta Correnti, his home…
Estranged from his feuding family and still wounded, Cristiano finds it difficult to start living again—until he meets pretty, warmhearted Mariella and the adorable baby she cares for, Dante….
As Mariella helps Cristiano recuperate and reunite with his family she realizes that she wants a family, too—with Cristiano!
Khalid al Harum was Quishari's beloved playboy, balancing public duty with his daredevil streak by fighting fires. Until an uncontrollable blaze scarred his chiseled features.
Now Khalid seeks solace, and salve for his burning skin, in the tranquil waters of Quishari's coast. It's on a secluded moonlit beach that he meets beautiful, sweet Ella Ponti.
Ella is everything Khalid could wish for. But how can he hope to claim her heart once the beating sunlight reveals the torment of his scars?
For Bethanne Saunders, flying Sheikh Rashid al Harum's private plane has its perks. When her feet touch the ground it's on the plush carpet of his sumptuous palace. And just being near gorgeous Rashid makes her feel on cloud nine!
Bethanne has all the luxury she can handle—until suddenly she's promoted to princess! But the dazzling rock on her finger is a stark reminder that it's a convenient engagement. Everyone knows sheikhs don't fall for ordinary girls from Texas….
On board his luxury yacht, Nikos Konstantinos isn't looking for love. But sharing the breathtaking beauty of the idyllic Greek islands with his pretty new chef is driving him crazy!
Independent, free-spirited Sara Andropolous knows Nikos is a Mediterranean dream, but he's her boss, and she won't risk her business. And there's another, secret reason why Nikos is the most unsuitable man she could fall for….
When Zack Morgan discovers he's a father, and that his little boy was given up for adoption, he decides to find him. He has to know his son is okay.
Life is a struggle for single mom Susan Johnson, but she loves being Danny's mother. When Zack unexpectedly comes into their lives, he lights up their world.
Zack intended to keep his distance, but he's found the family of his dreams. Only, Susan has no idea who he really is….
A hot-air-balloon race with her daredevil boss!
What if…a conservative young woman is offered the challenge of a lifetime?
What if…she's paired with thrill-seeking sportsman Rafael Sandoval in a hot-air-balloon race with a fifty-thousand-dollar prize?
What if…she needs to fly for a week with sexy Rafael, who doesn't even know the meaning of afraid of heights?
This is the beginning of Amalia Catalon's great adventure….
Despite his vow to stay away from entanglements, Kit can’t resist the town’s newest resident. Can she convince him that disabilities don’t matter–it’s the man who faces all challenges head on who can capture her heart?
A lovely, heartwarming story, a gorgeous hero and a refreshingly sassy lady...; Rawhide & Lace
The small town setting is the perfect background for this well plotted love story with its splendid cast of characters; Rendezvous
The fireworks ignite the moment they met...a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining novel; Booklovers
Ms. McMahon skillfully implements a favorite plot with tender sensitivity and fiery passion. Romantic Times.
Savannah Williams loves being a nanny—but her assignment for single dad Declan Murdock is her most challenging yet. Not only is his daughter unruly, but Declan is her ex, whom she's spent seven lonely years trying to forget….
After Declan's ex-wife took him for a ride, he's maintained a suave, in-control persona. He won't make the same mistake twice. Yet seeing Savannah again lights up Declan's world.
And he begins to wonder whether his real mistake was letting her go….
My aunt's attorney has assured me that the best solution to the problems facing us would be to marry…
Nick Silverman needed a mother for his orphaned niece, and Caroline needed money to pay her grandma's hospital bills. It certainly wasn't a marriage made in heaven, but Caroline was determined to make it work—for baby Amanda's sake. But whilst Caroline—a Texas girl, born and bred—knew plenty about cattle ranching, she knew very little about lean and Sexy Outback ranchers…but she was going to find out!
When Trace tries to teach her the ins and outs of ranching, he's handicapped by the way his mind keeps imagining taking her to bed instead of teaching her how to brand a calf.
Kalli wants it all, the ranch and Trace. But can they ever agree on anything? Or will she give up her dream and return to Boston with the memory of the sexy cowboy the only thing she takes with her?
“Cowboy's Bride is an enjoyable modern day western romp that explores exactly what happens when an irresistible forces meets an unmovable object. A delightful comedy.” Affaire de Coeur
“Five Stars. ...excellent story with an easy, flowing style..keeps the readers routing for Kalli until the very end of this very satisfying story.” Booklovers Newsletter
“Dimensional characters make Cowboy's Bride a tender, compelling love story. This is a great story that leaves you wanting more!” Rendezvous Magazine
“Barbara McMahon turns the heat up on a favorite classic theme and really makes it sizzle for romance connoisseurs.” Romantic Times
“A thoroughly enjoyable and humorous story. Barbara McMahon endears herself to her readers as she proves once again that there is no stronger bond than that of a man and woman in love.” Romantic Readers Association Newsletter
Her foster mother's stroke brings April Jeffries back to Maraville, Mississippi, the town of her youth. It's a place of memories for her, good and bad. Memories that lead her to fulfill a long-standing dream—finding her biological parents. In her quest she enlists the help of Jack Palmer, a journalist recovering from injuries sustained overseas.
As April and Jack work to uncover the mystery of her past, they begin to grow close in ways they hadn't expected. But two failed marriages make her wary of another commitment. Then they discover a shocking secret about her birth parents—a secret that forces Jack and April to reconsider everything. Including their feelings for each other….
When Eliza Shaw was sixteen, her life was torn apart. False accusations meant the only home she'd ever known—a foster home—was destroyed, and she and her two foster sisters were separated. That same year, tragedy struck Cade Bennett, Eliza's first love, and it ruined their relationship.
Twelve years later Eliza returns to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Seeing her childhood home brings back emotions Eliza hasn't felt in a long time, and she begins to search for her former foster sisters. Eliza can't ignore the feelings she still has for Cade, either, even though he blames her for his sister's death. But as the truth about the past begins to emerge, Cade and Eliza find themselves growing close. Maybe you really can go home again.
California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.
Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.
But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go.
A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.
Includes a six-part reading group guide!
The day before a teenage Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other and buried them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later, dig the box up, and read the letters. But now, as that date approaches, much has changed. Ellie has abandoned the faith she grew up with, her days consumed with loving her little girl and trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches TV to catch a glimpse of her old friend Nolan, now an NBA star, whose faith is known by the entire nation. But few know that Nolan’s own personal tragedies have fueled both his faith and athletic drive. Despite his success, Nolan is isolated and lonely, plagued by a void in his heart that has remained since that night beneath the old oak tree with Ellie. For both Ellie and Nolan, the coming date is more than just a childhood promise. It’s the chance to make sense of it all—the chance to find out if it’s ever too late to find love again.
Karen Kingsbury weaves a moving tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only a forever kind of love can heal. She delves deeply into a theme that resonates within us all: Hope lives for those willing to take a chance.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury has written a modern-day classic with this unforgettable love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore. Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee when she walked away from Ryan five years ago. They had a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since.
Ryan Kelly lives in Nashville after a broken engagement and several years on the road touring with a country music duo. Sometimes when he’s lonely, he visits The Bridge—the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin—and remembers the hours he and Molly once spent there.
For over four decades, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing customers with coffee, conversation, and shelves of classics—even through dismal sales and the rise of digital books. Then the hundred-year flood sweeps through Franklin and destroys everything. The bank is about to pull the store’s lease when tragedy strikes. Can two generations of readers rally together to save The Bridge? And is it possible that an unforgettable love might lead to the miracle of a second chance?
When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler’s one true love Sami Dawson has moved on.
A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer’s who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks.
A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step.
It is time for the mission to begin…
The first book in the bestselling Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.
#2 An Echo in the Darkness: Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul.
From International Bestselling Author Ava Miles comes an uplifting and inspiring romance about two unlikely people rediscovering their belief in the power of love.
Amelia Ann Hollins might have been raised to be a sweet magnolia, but she’s found her inner fire—the quest for justice. The secrets she carries and a tragedy from her past prompt her to volunteer at a legal clinic in the worst part of town. Here she can serve and protect the one she couldn’t save. Here she will risk everything.
Clayton Chandler’s happy life ended when his daddy died tragically when he was a boy. He lost his belief in magic and signs, but Amelia Ann is stirring the embers of passion and faith inside him again. He doesn’t plan on risking his heart. To make matters worse, he works for her rock star brother and knows better than to date the younger sister of his best friend.
When Amelia Ann volunteers to help with her brother’s charity concert, Clayton has nowhere to run. Soon he can no longer deny his fiery passion for Amelia Ann, and as the danger of her calling and her secrets threaten their newfound love, they’ll learn fireflies are magical and magnolias can burn hotter than steel.
"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land
"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog
“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly
"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog
"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything
-Rosslyn Elliot, author of Fairer Than Morning and Sweeter Than Birdsong
"A Bride for Keeps treats readers to an engaging, prairie romance...delivering a heartwarming, satisfying read."
-Maggie Brendan, CBA bestselling author of The Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series.
"Melissa Jagears has penned a tender tale of a mail-order bride who takes both the groom--and herself--by surprise when love comes softly...quietly... to heal their broken hearts."
-Julie Lessman, author of Love at any Cost
"A Bride for Keeps is just beautiful. It put me in mind of Janette Oke's sweet prairie romances but with a bit more edge, which I found compelling...I loved it."
-Mary Connealy, author of Fired Up
Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He's already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn't in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn't given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him.
Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. A mail-order marriage in faraway Kansas is a last resort, but she'll do anything to leave her life in Massachusetts and the heartbreak she's experienced there.
Although Everett doesn't see how a beautiful, cultured woman like Julia could be happy sharing his simple life, he could really use a helpmate on his homestead. Determined to prove she's more than just a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairie and hesitant to explore the tentative feelings growing between them, can Everett and Julia ever let each other in long enough to fall in love?
A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life, The Waiting is the second book in the LANCASTER COUNTY SECRETS series. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.
#1 A Voice in the Wind: Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.
#2 An Echo in the Darkness: Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul.
#3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . but his life is about to change forever.
No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.
Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.
Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?