In three months, Pilar Lopez will be free: free of the charity she’s always had to take from the Merrill family, free to live where she wants, free to be her own person. The secretarial job Benedict Merrill gave her five years ago has allowed her to support her younger brother and she’s indebted to the wealthy rancher. But soon her brother will be on his own and she’ll leave the tempting Benedict—and her powerful attraction to him—behind forever.
When she hands in her resignation, Benedict reveals plans of his own—ones that involve Pilar in his bed. She can handle a three month affair, no sweat. But when she starts to fall for Benedict, will she be able to handle loving him for always?
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When her father becomes gravely ill, Laura Kemper sets aside her own dreams to nurse him, as a devoted daughter should. She buries her wants so deeply that not even she can see them. But an unexpected offer from a man too charming to resist unearths those dreams… and she might not be able to bury them again.
Marcus Gries fell for Laura the first moment he saw her. He’s been waiting for the perfect opportunity to win her heart ever since. And when he learns of Laura’s circumstances, he’s even more determined to wed her and make all her dreams come true—if only she would let him.
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Liliana Merrill learned to love the rodeo with her ranching family. Now heading their stock operations, she attends an event where she gets the ride of her life from the sexiest bull rider she’s ever seen. But one pregnancy test later, she discovers that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there…
Up-and-coming Brazilian bull rider Adriano Silva has been careful to avoid entanglements during his time in America. The money’s great, the fame fun, and the ladies enticing, but he plans to head home once he’s won a championship. That is, until he gets a call from the one woman who tempted him like no other…
Lil is determined to raise the baby on her own. Adriano is resolved to be the father he never knew. He’ll show Lil he’s got what it takes to tame her—if she doesn’t tame him first…
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Francisca Moreno was born to rope and ride on the rancho she loves. But she can’t escape her mother’s attempts to lace her into the corset of propriety. So she makes one last grab for a grand adventure—and lands square in the path of the one man who’s never thought of her as anything but a pest.
Felipe Ortega is friendly and open to everyone he meets—and attached to no one. Loss has taught him that love can shatter a man. He’s spent half his life ensuring his best friend’s little sister never breaks her neck doing a man’s job. But when Franny stows away on a dangerous hunt for a cougar menacing the ranch, they are trapped together in the mountains of California… alone.
One long night by the campfire, the two crash into a passionate encounter and discover that familiarity can breed more than contempt. Much, much more. As their repressed desires dare Felipe to step from the shadows of the past, the two will discover how much they must risk for the one person they were never meant to love.
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Mary Margaret McCallahan is proud of her career as a nurse. It wasn’t easy for a girl from the slums to transform herself into someone respectable. Mae loves every aspect of her job save one—dealing with the handsome, gruff sheriff in her care.
Sheriff Joaquin Obregon sees no reason to change his short-tempered ways. After all, an outlaw’s bullet tore his livelihood away—he has nothing to be happy about. But his stubborn nurse won’t take no for an answer… and surprisingly, Joaquin finds himself wanting to say yes to her.
Joaquin can’t imagine reclaiming his life. Mae is determined he must. The battle lines are drawn—and only love can win.
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Catarina Moreno only wants a few things in a husband: he needs to have his own ranch, be reasonably handsome, and, most importantly, must utterly adore her. Unfortunately her illustrious Old California family has higher standards—ones that Catarina fears no man will ever meet. But Catarina has no choice except to wait for the man who’ll gain her parents’ approval—until an American cowboy rides onto the rancho and tempts her to forget her duty… and herself.
Jace Merrill has always wanted one thing: a ranch of his own. When his powerful father cheats him of his inheritance, Jace strikes out on his own, determined to prove he’s his own man and the bonds of family are meaningless. After many years, Jace’s dream is finally within reach—as long as Catarina’s father never discovers Jace’s true identity… or how irresistible Jace finds his daughter.
Desire can’t be denied and soon Jace and Catarina find themselves in a shotgun marriage. But they’ll discover that ancient vendettas live long in Old California. They’ll find themselves battling old family grudges—and each other—to save a marriage neither wanted.
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A vicious attack has stripped everything from Isabel Moreno: her fiancé, her sense of security, and the life she’d always dreamed of. With the outlaw still on the loose, regaining peace of mind is impossible. Desperate to banish her fears, she agrees to join the hunt for the fugitive… even though the marshal investigating the case is the most unsettling man she’s ever met.
US Marshal Sebastian Spencer is as coldly determined as the criminals he tracks. He’s spent years perfecting his iron self control—perhaps the most important work of his life. Because when he unbends, things break. People bleed. But no one has ever tempted him to unbend as much as the fiercely brilliant Isabel. He plans to apprehend this outlaw in record time before he’s provoked into something he’ll truly regret… like falling in love.
When more than just one lone outlaw threatens Isabel, Sebastian must keep her closer than ever. They’ll find in one another a kindred soul—and each other’s downfall…
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Anne-Marie Smith wanted normal: a loving husband, two beautiful kids, and a well-kept house. But when she catches her husband cheating, she decides that normal isn’t worth it. Now in a new city with a new job, she’s trying to find her new normal—but she knows it doesn’t include the sexy playboy astronaut next door.
Commander Kit Campbell has a taste for fast: fast cars, fast planes, and even faster women. But no ride he’s ever taken will be as fast as the one he’s taking into orbit. He’s willing to put up with the prying adoration of an entire country if it will get him into space.
But Anne-Marie and Kit’s inconvenient attraction threatens both normal and fast. As the space race heats up, his ambitions and their connection collide and combustion threatens their plans… and their hearts.
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Available as a bundle for the first time! Includes exclusive bonus epilogues available only in this set.
A lonely drifter, a deeply scarred US marshal, a broken-hearted cowboy, a shy farmer, and a gruff sheriff will all find love with women strong enough to tame even the toughest cowboys.
Complete set listing:
The Farmer Takes a Wife (Book One)
She’d given up on love—until a handsome farmer surprises her with an unexpected proposal…
Summer Chaparral (Book Two)
A marriage born in deceit can bloom into true love—or become the newest casualty of an ancient enmity...
(With Bonus Epilogue: The Cowboy’s Christmas Seduction)
Autumn Sage (Book Three)
A wounded woman, a deeply scarred marshal: the closer they grow, the closer danger comes…
(With Bonus Epilogue: The Reunion)
The Sheriff Takes a Bride (Book Four)
A determined nurse resolves to bring a surly sheriff back to life, no matter how much he grumbles—or how attractive she finds him…
High Country Spring (Book Five)
She’s determined never to marry. He’s resolved never to love. But fate has its own plans…
(With Bonus Epilogue: The First Christmas)
This boxed set includes three full novels and an exclusive bonus story!
Her Billionaire Rancher Boss (Book One)
She’s handed in her resignation—but this rancher has another position in mind…
Her Bull Rider’s Baby (Book Two)
Can one wild night in Vegas become a lifetime of domestic bliss?
Rescued by Her Fire Fighter (Book Three)
Trapped together in the wilderness, they’ll discover opposites don’t just attract—they ignite…
And an exclusive bonus story—Reunited with Her Bull Rider!
Penny Moreno chased Beau Weston for years, while he chased his rodeo dreams, happy to have any bit of him she could.
Until one day, she wasn’t.
With their relationship now firmly in the rearview mirror, Penny’s gotten on with her life and her veterinary practice. But a late night plea for help from an injured Beau brings the bull rider crashing back into her life and she discovers that the fire between them isn’t as cold as she thought. In fact, it might still be wickedly hot.
But will it be enough to keep Beau in her life this time? Or will her heart be scorched if he leaves again?
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Ana Chacon never much liked Luke Merrill, even if the arrogantly charming cowboy does make her heart race. From high school to adulthood, she’s wanted nothing more than to beat him at everything. Now that they’re running rival resorts, she can give her competitive instincts full rein—all in the name of business, of course.
Since she stole away his best employee, Luke doesn’t like Ana much, no matter that she makes his head spin. Things have always come easily to Luke—except Ana’s approval. But Luke doesn’t give up easily, and he’s determined to win her over. Or at least to negotiate a cease-fire.
When they’re forced to collaborate on a charity event, will Ana and Luke remain the worst of enemies… or could they become the best of lovers?
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Leonora has spent the past five years putting her life back together. Yes, her family hovers—smothers her, really—but it’s a small price to pay for all their help after her horrific injury. When Josh crashes back into her life, he tempts her to declare her independence from her family… and her allegiance to him.
They can’t stay away from each other, but their families are determined to keep them apart. Are Josh and Leonora simply repeating past mistakes when they rekindle their affair? Or is this their last, best chance at redemption?
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The race to the moon is on, and engineer Eugene Parsons has two enemies: danger and distraction. Nothing is more distracting than his attraction to the brilliant, beautiful computer scientist on his team, but he’s determined to overcome it since he needs her to help America win.
Charlie Eason is used to men underestimating her. It comes with being a woman in engineering, but it’s worth it to join the space race—even if she can’t figure out what’s behind the intense looks one tightly wound engineer keeps sending her. But life isn’t as unemotional or predictable as code, and things soon boil over with the intriguingly demanding Parsons.
With every launch, their secret affair grows thornier. The lines between work and play tangle even as Parsons and Charlie try to keep them separate. But when a mission goes wrong, they’ll have to put aside their pride for the greater good—and discover that matters of the heart have a logic all their own.
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A wounded soldier searching for healing…Hank Moreno returned home from combat not quite broken but definitely battered. His job now is to recover from his tour of duty and to keep a hundred-year-old house from falling down around his ears. No one calls, no one visits—just as he likes. But then one irrepressible woman invades his sanctuary, hunting the secrets hidden within.
A determined scholar searching for a legend…Graduate student Lale Pehlivan is investigating a century-old mystery. Unraveling it will guarantee she becomes a star history professor. But one surly former soldier is guarding the family archives—and standing between her and the information she needs.
There’s no escape from the person destined to break your heart…Lale launches a charm attack Hank can’t resist, and the sterling honor Lale finds beneath Hank’s surliness tunnels under her own defenses. But when Lale threatens to unearth Hank’s secrets along with those in the archive, their hearts might not survive the upheaval.
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