Ashlyn Callahan has always known that her fate can only bring danger to those she loves. That's why she flees Rancho Diablo—and the ornery cowboy she loves—to hide out in Texas Hill Country. But all hell breaks loose when Xavier Phillips finds her…and her four newborn babies.
Xav finally tracks down his warrior woman—only to discover she's the mother of two perfect little boys and two perfect little girls. And he's the father! Now Ash has to marry him. With the future of Ash's entire clan at stake, Xav is ready to lay his life on the line to safeguard the family legacy. Not to mention create a homecoming—and a wedding!—worthy of his Chacon Callahan bride!
Suz Hawthorne was always a rebel. But falling for Navy SEAL Cisco Grant—when Bridesmaids Creek legend already chose him as destined for another woman—borders on sedition. For a small Texas town that depends on its romantic reputation, flouting local lore is disastrous. Now, Suz's renegade heart could cost her the family ranch, and the town its livelihood.
Cisco knows he and Suz are meant for each other, and the twin babies they're expecting are the only kind of magic he cares about. No one ever tried to cheat the Bridesmaids Creek charm before, but Cisco believes in doing things the old-fashioned way…his way. Can he preserve the town's fabled tradition and still win the woman he loves?
Tighe Callahan is wild and free as the wind, until he starts chasing the beautiful River Martin. After he catches her—in a midnight seduction he'll never forget—Tighe learns he's about to become a daddy…three times over! Not even an ornery bull can stop him from making River and their babies-to-be his.
Standing down isn't in River's vocabulary. Tighe can insist on doing the honorable thing all he wants—she isn't tying the knot until the cowboy says he loves her. Only, now her wounded warrior's on some dangerous, life-changing quest.
Tighe's finally ready to heed the message of his ancestors: defend his land and claim his woman. Because it's never too late to become the Callahan he was destined to be!
Soldier. Cowboy. Father. Husband?
Hired to work the Callahan brothers' New Mexico spread, Shaman Phillips doesn't know what to do about the stunning blonde he finds on his porch…except haul her into his arms. Turns out Tempest Thornbury wants to share more than just the returning soldier's out-of-this-world kisses. She wants to have Shaman's baby!
Tempest came home to turn her not-so-hot past into a better future. The sexy, broody military man's bringing that dream one step closer to reality—she's got twin boys on the way. At Shaman's insistence, she agrees to marry him…and remain his lawful wife for one year after their sons are born.
But once he's officially a father, Shaman can't let Tempest head back to Hollywood. It's time for this lonesome cowboy to join the ranks of those Callahan cowboys—and open a new chapter in all their lives!
Bridesmaids Creek, Texas, loves weddings. So favorite son Ty Spurlock hatches a plan to bring his single cowboy friends to town to woo the local ladies…as long as they stay away from Jade Harper. Ty secretly wants the gorgeous redhead for himself…even though he's about to leave town to join the Navy SEALs.
Jade refuses to stand in the way of Ty's dream of being a SEAL…but she also can't hide her precious surprise—two precious surprises!—when her hero comes home for Christmas. The whole town is in on a secret that's about to rock Ty's world. Head over heels for his twin girls, he's ready to do the honorable thing. But how can Jade say yes to a man who was never meant to be tied down?
Texas Ranger Dane Morgan wasn't planning to get married any time soon, but he's been lured home by his father's ultimatum: become a family man or forfeit his inheritance. Suddenly, sticking around the family ranch is looking better and better to this roving cowboy…especially when he meets the new live-in housekeeper.
Suzy Winterstone will do anything to give her twin toddler daughters a name—except marry Dane Morgan! He wants to play house for a year to appease his father, who longs for grandbabies to spoil in his golden years. But Suzy yearns for the real thing. True Love.
While the sassy single mother is as tempting as she is sweet, no Ranger worth his salt can be forced into marriage by a meddling matchmaker!
Gabriel Morgan has been lured home to Union Junction, Texas, by a father who claims he's not trying to match his ornery son with a ready-made family. Gabriel has his commitment radar up—so when he lays eyes on the widow Laura Adams and her sweet children, he's not prepared for visions of baby booties dancing in his head!
Laura finds it absolutely irresistible that Gabriel has fallen for her little girl and baby boy. But his "proposal" to marry her and take care of them all for one year smells too much like convenience—and not enough like the love she's looking for. Does being a good mother mean putting her children first?
What Laura doesn't know yet is that her kids aren't the only ones Gabriel's falling for.…
Asking for a favor from a woman scorned isn't Cisco "Kid" Hardin's smartest move. But he needs Lucinda "Lucky" Littlefield's land for his oil company. Surely enough time has passed since he left her—and his promises—behind?
Apparently not, because Lucky still holds a lot of resentment.
Then Kid learns of the baby Lucky lost—their baby—and he's determined to right his wrongs. He needs to prove he's a man worthy of her love and trust. And he plans to do it by transforming his sins of the past into the most glorious holiday season she has ever seen.
Sawyer Cash pregnant? With twins? The fiery-haired bodyguard who had secretly shared Jace Callahan's bed just rocked his world. The only solution is a quickie Vegas wedding. Then it's back to Rancho Diablo, where Jace can keep an eagle eye on his bride and babies-to-be while waging war against the Callahan nemesis hell-bent on stealing his land.
Jace knows Sawyer thinks she's only brought him trouble. She wanted to catch a Callahan and now she and their baby boy and girl are right in the line of fire. But doesn't Sawyer know she's the only woman for him, even if her family might be in the enemy camp? With things reaching a boiling point, Jace vows to fight for his family's future as only a Callahan can!
Skylar, the youngest Belle daughter, is known as the rebellious sister. But her days of sowing wild oats are over—now her life's about running the family ranch and keeping her four-year-old daughter safe. And Skylar doesn't feel very safe around Cooper Yates, High Five's foreman…and a former criminal.
Cooper can't shake his reputation as an outlaw. Being framed for a crime he didn't commit is one thing. A stubborn boss lady making him feel he doesn't belong on the ranch—the only home he's known in years—is another.
But when danger threatens her child, Cooper has a chance to show Skylar what really separates the good guys from the bad.
Becoming a husband and family man in the middle of a raging land feud wasn't the destiny Galen Callahan saw for himself. But once he laid eyes on Rose Carstairs, he knew the bouncy blonde with the warrior heart was his future. Now, with Rancho Diablo under siege, the eldest Callahan sibling will do whatever it takes to protect his new wife and triplets.
Except Rose refuses to be protected! No husband of hers can stop her from fighting by his side while keeping their newborn sons out of the line of fire. With Callahan lives and legacy on the line, Galen has a new mission: to vanquish a dangerous enemy and bring his family together in time for Christmas!
"Holy Smokes. I'm A Father."
Sabrina McKinley broke Jonas's heart when she left him for another man. Then the eldest Callahan brother gets the surprise of his life when he sees her again…holding his son. Even at six months, his bouncing baby boy was wearing the legendary Callahan smile!
Which means Sabrina has got to marry him, even if Jonas has to drag her to the altar.
Sabrina's been head over heels for the hunky cowboy doctor since the day she first came to Rancho Diablo; it's always been Jonas keeping her at arm's length. She won't settle for anything less than the real deal—the love and happiness that Jonas's five brothers have found.
But when a revelation about a family secret comes out, Sabrina can see Jonas is ready to look toward the future. He won't be the last bachelor on the ranch. After all, he's a Callahan!
Ava Buchanan dreams of a career on the rodeo circuit. Winning a spot on a one-of-a-kind team would be her ticket to the life she’s always wanted. Ava won’t let anyone stand in her way—not even a stubborn cowboy whose slow-molasses smile and red-hot swagger set her senses aflame . . . and whose talents as a trainer could make her a star. Rodeo might be a man’s game, but Ava knows the right woman’s touch can tame the wildest heart.
Trace Carter believes his mayor’s plan to raise the town’s profile has disaster written all over it, and he won’t allow the Hell’s Outlaws Training Center to be dragged into the fiasco. Yet watching Ava’s delectable body on horseback proves too much of a temptation, and his fantasies stray to her riding skills outside the arena. Soon Trace is fighting like hell to rein in his unbridled desire for the petite brunette before it becomes a passion hotter than the Texas sun.
Praise for Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys
“If you like your cowboys smokin’ and your cowgirls sassy, you’ll love the sparks that fly between Trace and Ava in Tina Leonard’s Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys.”—Laura Moore, author of Once Tasted
“Perfect for readers who enjoy heroes and heroines who clash upon first meeting and several times thereafter.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Hijinks and conflict propel Leonard’s first entry in her Hell’s Outlaws series, Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys.”—RT Book Reviews
“The perfect read for a day in the sun.”—Manga Maniac Cafe
“The actual story was gripping. It was a book I couldn’t stop reading because I had to see what happened. I even abandoned my vacuuming to find out what happened to Ava and Trace!”—Romance Novel Giveaways
“Refreshing . . . a very hot and steamy book.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
“I found myself totally immersed in the story! I really liked the characters and the dynamic in their small little town in Texas.”—The Crafty Cauldron
“I love a hot cowboy and this book had several hot guys.”—Red’s Hot Reads
“A great introduction to the residents of Hell, Texas . . . I can’t wait until the other boys of Hell’s Outlaws get theirs.”—Hannah’s Words
“The pages flew by.”—Not Everyone’s Mama
“I’ll definitely be looking for more by Tina Leonard.”—That Ginger Girl Reads
“This book was a fun-filled ride that I'd read over and over again.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Rebel with a cause
Beautiful Mackenzie Hawthorne is looking for a ranch foreman, not a husband. Good thing, because marriage isn't in injured bull rider Justin Morant's future. Justin is happy to take up the cause of saving the Hanging H ranch—and then there's the bonus of playing stand-in father to the sexy single mom's four angelic newborns.
Mackenzie doesn't know what miracle brought Justin to Bridesmaids Creek, Texas, but she'd be a fool to fall for the hunky cowboy who wears his rebel status like a badge of honor. Justin's a natural with her daughters and a whiz at ranching…yet one day she knows he's going to gallop off into the sunset. Unless, of course, the marriage-minded townspeople get their hands on him!
Jack Morgan came home to the Morgans' Texas ranch on urgent family business—not to get roped into marriage. But he's finding it impossible to steer clear of his attraction to angelic Cricket Jasper. Now the virtuous deacon is pregnant…with triplets!
The sexy rodeo rider has always been in Cricket's secret prayers. But she never dreamed she'd be having Jack's babies! She knows the firstborn Morgan son came home to make things right with his estranged father. Now he's about to become a father.
What will it take to make a family man out of this wandering rover? Because if three babies and the love of a good woman aren't enough to settle down this lonesome cowboy, nothing will be!
Callahan Cowboys are bachelors for life!
That is, until Pete Callahan's wily aunt delivers her ultimatum. The first Callahan to marry and have children—the more kids the better—wins the family ranch.
Like his five brothers, Pete never considered himself the marrying kind. And that's just fine with Jackie Samuels, a hardworking nurse who seems perfectly happy with her and Pete's Saturday-night arrangement. Until she realizes she wants something more from the hunky, footloose rancher. Like a father for the triplets she just found out she's having.
Pete couldn't be more delighted. He's suddenly got an instant family. Jackie's the only obstacle to their happy ending—she refuses to marry him. But maybe she knows the best way to land a cowboy is playing hard to get!
Defending his family's New Mexico ranch against a hostile takeover is the only reason Sam Callahan would even consider getting married. With four of his brothers already happily hitched, the youngest Callahan could end up being the last bachelor standing. Unless Seton McKinley says yes.…
Seton came home to Diablo to hang out her P.I. shingle. But the real reason is her unrequited crush on one hunky cowboy. The footloose charmer is proposing they make it legal—in name only! Of course she says no…until Sam flashes that infamous Callahan charm. Now the newlyweds are getting ready to become a family…of six!
Fatherhood can change a man's perspective, especially with quadruplets on the way. But nothing—not even the revelation of a shocker of a family secret—is going to change Sam's feelings for Seton…and their three baby girls and boy!
You could knock Rafe Callahan over with a feather. He and the very prim, very proper Judge Julie Jenkins are having triplets! Rafe doesn't expect their precious news to end the bad blood between the Callahans and Jenkinses. And as for saving his family's New Mexico ranch, with three brothers married off, Rafe's in fourth place. But that doesn't stop the die-hard bachelor from proposing—feud or no feud.
Julie always had a soft spot for the long, lean cowboy. But Rafe's still a Callahan, and if she says "I do," she'll be dealing with an army of bad-tempered in-laws and out-laws. Rafe's promised her it wouldn't be forever—just until their baby girls are born. That doesn't stop the mother-to-be from dreaming of a future at Rancho Diablo—with Rafe as the happy father!
A smart person knows when to accept her lot in life. So Madison Belle has resigned herself to a solo existence running her family's ranch. That's before she finds a young girl and her baby brother hiding out in her barn…and before she meets their tough but tender father.
As the only law in High Cotton, Texas, Walker is struggling to juggle his job with single parenthood. But his kids need a mother, and Maddie has a way of making them all feel like a family again. The beautiful rancher is even starting to make Walker believe in miracles. Until his ex-wife shows up, claiming to be carrying his child…
The blackest sheep of the Morgan clan came home to Texas to collect his inheritance…not start a family. But there's a family already waiting for him! Four orphaned quadruplets in need of a loving home are pretty hard to resist. The hitch? To adopt them, Pete needs a wife. And Priscilla Perkins could be the ideal candidate….
She may be wildly attracted to the globe-hopping secret agent, but Priscilla isn't going to be lassoed into marriage by Pete or his matchmaking father. Even if it is just a temporary engagement. And even if the tiny babies are calling to something deep inside her.
Priscilla may not think Pete is husband material, but he knows she'd make a super mom. With five angels stealing his heart, it's a scenario no man can resist!
Not The Marrying Kind?
Finding Daria Cameron warming his bed is a sight Judah Callahan will never forget. How can a red-blooded cowboy say no? Especially when Judah's desired Darla from afar for years. Only now she's having his babies…and planning on tying the knot with another man. Over his dead body!
All Darla wanted was one night of passion with the wildly sexy Callahan she secretly loves. But now that she's going to have a family, she has to be practical. And Judah isn't the marrying kind.
The die-hard bachelor was even willing to give up his share of his family's New Mexico ranch to his five brothers so he could stay footloose and fancy-free. Now all Judah can think about is getting Darla down that aisle…with him. Can he get her to believe in their future together? He'll bet the ranch on it!
Cari Michaels has known for a long time that Reed Preston is the only man for her. Until her boss—the dynamic CEO of a family-owned department store chain—announces his engagement…to another woman.
It's just the reality check Cari needs to get over Reed. But when a plane crash strands her in the west Texas desert with the man she loves, she can't hide her feelings. And now they have only each other to depend on for their survival.
Caitlyn Belle will die before she'll let Judd Calhoun take her Texas ranch! Her arrogant and wealthy neighbor has been waiting to get back at her for jilting him years ago. But she wasn't about to be roped and steered into wedlock—even if her feelings for Judd went far beyond a business arrangement between their two families.
Judd will never forgive Cait for walking out on him. Now that her late father's gambling debts have her backed into a corner, Judd's ready to take his sweet revenge. But first he has to forget the yearning in Cait's forget-me-not blue eyes. Just when Judd thinks he's over her, trust the fearless, stubborn woman to tempt him once again….
And more than anything, Marisa wants a child. But she's been keeping a secret about the past, a secret she has to tell Colter. She goes to see him at his ranch, and it isn't long before she falls in love all over again. With Ellie...and with Colter.
Cord calls Dr. Becca Talbert, a close friend of his brother's, and asks her to come to Triple Creek Ranch to see Nicki. To help Nicki. She agrees, and her presence starts to make a difference. But Cord's gratitude soon turns into something more.…Cord doesn't believe he has the right to love Becca, although he realizes she's falling in love with him. He feels responsible for his wife's suicide—or apparent suicide. But he's not sure he can resist what Becca's offering.…
The four of them quickly become attached to Homestead and its people—especially Sheriff Wade Montgomery, a man who knows what it's like to lose everything. But what will happen when he finds out Callie's secret? Will he turn her in, or help her at the risk of losing his badge?No matter what the future brings, she's made a promise to bring the kids back home…but what if they're already there?
"If You're Selling Something, I'm Not Buying, Cowboy."
They weren't the warmest words of welcome for Gage Phillips, who's just been named overseer of Dark Diablo ranch. On top of that, the Texas rover recently found out he's a father. The last thing he needs is a woman ordering him around, not to mention driving him crazy with desire…especially now that he's thinking about mending his footloose ways.
Ireland seems a long way from Chelsea's new life on the Callahans' New Mexico spread—which now includes a teenage girl and her father: a raffish Texas cowboy with a slow, easy grin who's throwing temptation squarely in Chelsea's path!
But a proposal? Gage surprises even himself with that one. It's strictly business—so Chelsea can get her citizenship. Or maybe not. Because as far as Gage is concerned she's already hooked one ready and willing renegade!
Nine years ago, Jena Brooks fled Willow Creek, Texas, as a frightened teenager. Now she's finally found the courage to come home, and this time she's not leaving without her baby. Memories of Asa Corbett stealing her newborn child still haunt Jena to this day. Unfortunately, her best chance at finding her baby is Asa's eldest son, local cop Carson Corbett.
Trusting a Corbett again isn't easy, but they'll need to rely on each other completely to face their pasts and discover the truth. Together, Jena and Carson have a chance to heal old wounds and unite their families for good…if the truth doesn't first tear them apart.
Yet just as Beau has reconciled himself to a life apart, an abandoned baby unexpectedly brings him and Macy together, pitching them both into a dramatic custody battle—reminding everyone that when something's very precious, it deserves a new start.
When New York billionaire John Carruth is summoned to No Chance, Texas, to save the local rodeo, he has no idea he is going home. Now the long-lost twin to the town's favorite son is determined to win over the people he left behind—and capture the heart of Chloe Winters, a Texan who has her own ideas of what it means to be part of a small town!
Jake Fitzgerald, champion bull rider, didn't know he had another half. John may be kin, but he's still a stranger in these parts. With his billionaire brother hell-bent on changing Jake's world, Jake knows he has to take a stand. Will he choose family—or will he take a chance on Erin O'Donovan, a woman who has always meant family to him?
Now she's Dr. Emily Cooper. And now, unexpectedly, she meets Jackson again when their work brings them briefly together. The attraction between them still exists—and so does a simmering tension.When Jackson learns the truth, he insists they search for her child—their child—although neither is prepared for where this leads….
His friendly, peaceful Texas hometown is the ideal place for Wyatt Carson to raise his young daughter. Until Peyton Ross zooms through Horseshoe and turns his quiet world upside down.
Wyatt may think Peyton's just another fun-loving party girl, but she intends to show the straitlaced sheriff what she's really made of. And while she's at it, put some fun back into the widowed lawman's life…
With Peyton around, there's never a dull moment. Even Wyatt's eight-year-old is falling under the spell of the irrepressible blonde. But what happens once Peyton leaves his jurisdiction? Is she going to leave his heart in one piece?
At eighteen, Claire and Dean were already planning their future. Until they suddenly found themselves parents. With Dean on the road pursuing a football career, raising their daughters became Claire's first priority and full-time job. Now, with the girls grown, she can finally pursue her long-deferred dream of going to college.
Then she gets the news: she's going to be a mother again.
Coming to terms with her midlife pregnancy means confronting her hopes, fears and choices she's made. Through twenty-five years of joy, struggle and near tragedy, the one constant was Claire's love for Dean. Is that love strong enough to weather the biggest crisis of their marriage and help them embrace the future—together?
Regret. Assistant District Attorney Myra Delgado knows all about it. She's spent seven years regretting a foolish betrayal of her ex, Levi Coyote. But now Myra needs Levi, a private investigator, and the stakes are bigger than their history—a baby has been kidnapped. And only Myra is brave enough—or crazy enough—to go after a Mexican drug lord and attempt a rescue.
Levi might not be able to forgive her, but he can't let Myra face the danger alone. As they work to save an innocent child, he learns a shocking truth about their shared past. If they make it through this, he and Myra just might get a second chance at not only love, but family.
Quincy Rebel lives by a strict code of honor. Family first. Which means Jenny Rose Walker, his younger brother's ex-girlfriend, will never know how deeply and devotedly he loves her. The woman of his dreams is off-limits…until his brother gets engaged to someone else.
Jenny is ready to sever all ties with the ranching clan who has been like a second family to her. Even if it means giving up working with her best friend, Quincy, who she helps train paint horses. Quincy…the tall, masculine Rebel who's always been there for her. Is she developing feelings for him? Or are they headed for a rebound romance that will leave them both brokenhearted?
"Marry Me, Taylor."
Those aren't the three little words Taylor Waters longs to hear from her crush, Falcon Chacon Callahan. The whole town knows the soldier-turned-rancher just needs a bride in order to inherit the coveted spread north of Rancho Diablo. Taylor wants more—even if Falcon is the hottest cowboy this side of the New Mexico border, which he proves one crazy, passionate night!
Family has always come first for Falcon, so when he finds out Taylor is pregnant with his baby, he declares a brand-new mission: to stand and fight for what's his. It will take maneuvering through some dangerous situations—and that legendary Callahan charm—to make Diablo's best girl fall in love with him. But to have his ranch at stake is one thing…what about his heart?
Moving to Horseshoe, Texas, to become guardian of her half sister has been rewarding for Lacey Carroll. But raising a six-year-old—especially one who has stopped believing in Santa Claus—has its challenges. Lacey's goal is to bring holiday wonder back into the child's life, which isn't going to be easy with a grinch like Gabe Garrison next door. The man is mean, rude…and hurting.
After losing his son, Gabe shut out the world. But his privacy is invaded by the quirky, dynamic blonde and her kid sister, who are single-handedly filling his solitary life with love. When Lacey enlists him in a holiday campaign for Emma's sake, he can't resist. Will Lacey's unique brand of healing magic make this a season of second chances—for all of them?
Now, after years of fruitless searching, three things happen. C.J. is left an unexpected legacy. Someone tries to stop her search. And Matthew Sloan returns to Coberville.Matthew and C.J. work together to solve the mystery of her birth. Because only when they learn the truth about Jane Doe will Coberville's lies and secrets be exposed. Only when C.J. knows who she REALLY is, can she consider a life with Matthew. Which is what she wants most in this whole world. It's what Matthew wants, too. A hometown life, a hometown love....
Fairhaven, Texas—Population 384 385 386
The townsfolk were buzzing at the Yellowjacket Cafe. Out on the Double D Ranch, there was a downright population explosion!
Seems when the hard-lovin' but commitment-shy cowboy Brant Durning left town on a cattle-buying trip three months ago, he'd decided sweet Grace Barclay was everything he could want in a wife. If only he'd been the marrying kind.
Brant got a shocker when he came back to the Double D and found out he was gonna be an uncle…. But just wait till he finds out he's gonna be a daddy!
Former Navy SEAL Sloan Callahan lives by his own rules, free and alone. But now urgent family business brings Sloan and his brothers and sister to New Mexico—and the cousins he'd never met. That isn't all he finds on Rancho Diablo, where a petite blonde is about to completely upend Sloan's world.
As the liaison between the two branches of the Callahan clan, Kendall Phillips's job description doesn't include being bossed around by one ex-military cowboy. It's hard enough to concentrate with the sparks she and Sloan are creating together. Now the sexy rebel has two more lives to safeguard: the baby boys Kendall's carrying.
No way is Sloan allowing danger to touch Kendall and the twins. His new mission: to protect his loved ones as he gets ready to change the course of Callahan destiny forever!
One twin. Ben Mulholland desperately needs a bone marrow donor to save his little girl, Lucy. The brother Ben never knew he had is Lucy's best, maybe only, chance. If he can just track him down…
The miracle of hope. Caroline St. Clair has loved Ben forever and she'll do whatever it takes to ensure he doesn't lose his precious daughter. In the process, old wounds are healed and flames of passion reignited. But the future is far from secure.
Finders Keepers: bringing families together
Then the unthinkable happens. Her twin brother, Blake, is accused of murder. A murder she’s convinced he didn’t commit, despite damning evidence to the contrary. She knows he’ll need the best defense attorney in the state of Texas.
And that means Lucas. He’s the only one Blair can turn to now, the only one who can help her brother. Will he do it?
And, according to private investigator Ethan Ramsey, Serena Farrell's double is a stripper working in a Dallas nightclub.
Serena doesn't believe it—but she can't help wondering. After all, her mother died when she was an infant and she's been raised by wealthy grandparents who refused to discuss the past. So she knows next to nothing about her parents. Could she possibly have a sister? A twin?She decides to hire Ethan to find out who this other woman is. That fateful decision leads to some shocking revelations about Serena's family—and about her look-alike, Sarah Welch. It also leads Serena into Ethan's arms…and into his heart.
The day his son was born, Jude Rebel knew he was meant to be a father. That was why he had to stop the adoption. How could he give away his own flesh and blood? For twelve years, Jude has kept his secret. Until Paige Wheeler comes home to Horseshoe, regretting the decision that changed both their lives forever.
At eighteen, all Paige wanted was to escape her Texas town and troubled, hardscrabble life. Her ticket out cost her dearly. Now she has a chance to make things right. Finding out Jude has been raising their child is only the beginning. Is it too late for forgiveness? Or have they all been given a second chance?
Alex Banning anxiously awaited the birth of his male heir to carry on the Texas family ranch. A Banning boy had been part of the bargain with his wife of convenience, Daphne. But then Daphne not only had triplets, she had three girls wrapped in ruffles, white satin and lace!
Suddenly this tough-guy cowboy was in over his head with three newborn daughters and a "marriage" to Daphne that seemed more than an arrangement.
Marine Staff Sergeant Tomas "Tuf" Hart is beginning to understand why they say "you can never go home again." Still grappling with the mental scars of battle, Tuf's just learned that Thunder Ranch is in trouble. Now, the Harts are banking everything on their stallion, Midnight, winning the National Finals Rodeo. The only easy part of Tuf's homecoming was falling for his high school crush all over again.
Cheyenne Sundell has always been drawn to Tuf. But as a single mom of twin daughters, she's wary of getting involved, especially with another military man. Cheyenne's disastrous marriage taught her that war changed men, and not always for the better.
Tuf and Cheyenne have been through hell and back. But with a little hope and a lot of holiday spirit, they just might find a way to heal themselves…and each other.
The Rich Girl and the Fugitive
She's the pampered and protected daughter of millionaire rancher and oilman Clyde Maddox. Miranda's life changes abruptly when she's kidnapped and hidden in the woods, deep in the Texas Hill Country.
He's a fugitive, solitary and self-sufficient, living in the Hill Country for the past five years. In his former existence, Jacob Culver was a Houston detective—framed for the murder of his wife and young son. His life changes when he rescues Miranda.
They're thrown together, Miranda Maddox and her fugitive. Her survival becomes bound up with his. And out of this crisis, new hope emerges—hope for justice and for love. For Miranda and for him. For now and forever.
Big-city art instructor Rachel Hollister isn't back home in Horseshoe, Texas, for more than a few hours before she's lost and stranded in the woods surrounding Rebel Ranch. But Rachel's bad luck takes a sudden turn for the better when a ruggedly handsome cowboy manages to save her life, not just once, but twice, in the same day.
Rancher Egan Rebel can't resist helping someone in need, even an enemy—or the daughter of one. It was Rachel's father who unjustly sentenced Egan to prison years ago. As attracted as he is to Rachel and her bright, creative energy, Egan can't forgive the man who stole his freedom. Can Egan let go of the past, or will he turn his back on the only woman he's ever loved?
Caleb McCallum has long been one of Texas's most elusive bachelors and everyone is wondering if the abandoned quadruplets left at Maitland Maternity Hospital are behind his sudden case of marriage fever. Is it mere coincidence that Caleb's lovely new bride, April Sullivan, wanted to raise the precious babies as her own, but her chances at adoption were slim--until she tied the knot with the handsome ex-cop? Rumor has it that this union may be based on a practical arrangement, but there is no telling what spending night after night together will do to this instant couple....
Running from relationships was a surefire way to get caught in the marriage trap—and ragged on by his brothers. But no matter what those rascals said, Tex Jefferson wasn't afraid of intimacy—or good girls. And to prove he was man enough to avoid the now-and-forever bonds of wedlock, he planned to temporarily marry Cissy Kisserton, the prettiest, naughtiest man magnet in Texas. But somewhere between I do and make-believe bliss, his sinfully sexy wife became the most delectable, upright girl in town. Wicked she wasn't…so why was this love-'em-and-leave-'em cowboy tempted to accept forever—with her?
When Daisy Donovan roars into town on the back of John "Squint" Mathison's motorcycle, the people of Bridesmaids Creek start buzzing like bees in mating season! The former bad girl is finally home where she belongs, ready to win over her Texas town—and the hunky former SEAL who is the father of her soon-to-be baby boys.
Although he just had the most passionate time of his life with the woman he adores, John's after a prize he thought couldn't be his. He never had a real home, growing up in a family who traveled from rodeo to rodeo. But now he's determined to show Daisy that he's ready to settle down and be the new favorite son of Bridesmaids Creek—by getting Daisy to the altar before their triplets are born!
Maribel McCray knew moving back to Horseshoe, Texas, would mean facing Elias Rebel, the cowboy she was forbidden to love in high school. She just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. With her teenage son, Chase, in trouble, she needs Elias’s help. He may be a Rebel, sworn enemy of every McCray, but he’s also Chase’s father.
For the lone bachelor of the Rebel clan, there’s only one way to make up for lost years with his son—become a family for real. But Maribel’s distance runs deeper than the Rebel-McCray feud. Elias won’t settle for a marriage of convenience with the woman he’s falling for again. How can he convince Maribel some second chances are worth taking?
Once he gets over the shock of finding out he's a father, Phoenix Rebel is ready to do right by his toddler son. The gorgeous barrel racer he runs into on the circuit could add a much-needed woman's touch. There's just one problem. She's a McCray—a Rebel's worst enemy.
Rosemary could gaze into Phoenix's warm brown eyes forever. And helping the sexy bull rider and his adorable two-year-old has ignited a fierce yearning in Rosie. Somehow she and Phoenix have to find a way to create their own family—even if it means leaving everyone else they love behind…
Poised to take over the reins of his family's multimillion-dollar corporation, Harrison wasn't looking for any more complications. Yet it was impossible to deny the intense emotions this brown-eyed beauty and towheaded toddler stirred in his jaded soul. Could love alone bridge the gap between their starkly different worlds?
He's not the only one with something to hide
Chance Hardin has spent many good years as a ranch manager on the Southern Cross. But now it's time to move on. His brothers want him to join them in the oil business—equal partners. But spending every day with them, Chance would never be able to keep his secret. So to protect their father's memory, he'll deny his Texas ambitions. Until Shay Dumont literally crashes into his life.
Who is the beautiful stranger? For the first time, Chance is very interested in the truth. Telling his brothers about the past could destroy their relationship, but it could also bring him everything he's ever wanted. Including Shay, who is hiding a secret he doesn't suspect. The truth will challenge everything he knows—about his family, Shay and himself.