Not only was Nora Hart Kingsley stranded in a blizzard, but she was stuck in her wedding gown! And she was attracting the attention of the far-too-good-looking lawman at the country roadside rest stop.
Nora blew in to Sheriff Sam Whittaker's county—and into his life—with the same gale force of the swirling snowstorm…and as surely took his breath away. Now it looked as though he and Nora would be holed up for the duration. Only, Sam aimed to convince her to stay with him for good. But first he'd have to get her out of that dress….
The baby buggy containing the pink-clad triplets arrives at the ranch with a note… asking Kurt McCabe to step up to the plate. Being a son of that honorable, family-first clan, he'd never turn his back on a person—three miniature persons—in need. But he can't do it alone. That's where Paige Chamberlain comes in.
The pediatric surgeon is ready to start her own family, with or without a husband. But foster parenting the adorable infant girls, even temporarily, is an offer no woman who longs for a child can resist. Even if it means sharing baby detail with the devilishly handsome vet…Paige's old childhood rival.
They may or may not be his, but Kurt's getting used to having the tiny tykes—and Paige—around the ranch. And he just thought of the perfect solution!
When Rafferty Evans goes out in the pouring November rain to help a lost tourist find his way off his land, the rancher doesn't expect to return with an expectant mom.
Jacey Lambert isn't just pregnant—she's about to give birth.
Five hungry cowboys looking for a home-cooked meal isn't what Jacey imagined when she set out for the Texas Hill Country. Neither is having her baby delivered by Rafferty, a handsome widower who offered her shelter from the storm.
With an alluring cook in the kitchen and an irresistible infant in the bunkhouse, it's beginning to feel more like Christmas at the ranch. But mother and daughter have to move on eventually, and when— if—they do, Rafferty knows his fragile heart will break all over again. Unless Rafferty can convince Jacey there's only one thing her new family is lacking—him!
All Emily McCabe wants is for Dylan Reeves to pretend they're dating, so she can get her overprotective clan out of her life. But he flat-out refuses. So why does the sexy horse whisperer kiss her in front of the whole town? Could the untamable bachelor actually be dreaming of making a life with Laramie County's most willful woman?
A COWBOY TO MARRY
The only way for widow Libby Lowell to move on with her life is to leave Laramie, Texas. But Holden McCabe isn't letting Libby go. Not after she turned to him in her hour of need…and their passion created a baby. Is this their biggest mistake, or the second chance they've both been searching for?
As of Christmas Eve, Hank McCabe will lose his chance to bid on the Mesquite Ridge ranch. But ever since Ally Garrett delivered her ultimatum, Hank's more set than ever on snapping up her land. He's ready to build his future, and is crazy enough to think generosity would overtake the holiday-hating Ally this season. Apparently not!
Ally came home to say goodbye to her family ranch and sever her ties to Laramie County once and for all. Not find herself smooching with the hunkiest cowboy in Texas. And not having a litter of adorable golden retriever pups take over the house she's trying to sell!
It seems that with a McCabe around, things always get complicated. So it's time to make a choice—sell to the highest bidder, or give in to the spirit of the holiday. After all, what could be better than a cowboy under the mistletoe?
All Noelle Kringle wants for Christmas is a distraction from the very sexy Deputy McCabe. She hasn't felt anything like this since the death of her husband several years ago. And she sees her son, Mikey, responding to him like a father figure. However, despite what her heart tells her, Noelle knows it can never go anywhere. She has secrets in her past that make it impossible for her to be with a lawman like Kevin.
Then again, you can never underestimate the power of a Laramie, Texas Christmas….
The Best Man In Laramie
She's no damsel in distress, but Shelley Meyerson may just need a white knight like deputy sheriff Colt McCabe. Thanks to her scheming ex-husband, Shelley's about to lose her home. The last person she wants to turn to for help is Colt, the guy who broke her heart the night of the high school prom. But now that she's back in Laramie, there's no avoiding him—especially when they're both serving in the same wedding party.
True, the handsome, gallant lawman is a valuable ally. And he seems genuinely interested in Shelley and her little boy. She could definitely use a friend…and maybe something more. Rekindling their romance is easy—but learning to trust again is hard. Especially when Shelley learns that Colt's been keeping a secret that could cost him his badge….
Next-door neighbors and fellow single parents Travis Carson and Holly Baxter don't know what they'd do without each other. Besides being good friends, they're each other's backup in times of domestic chaos, which, with four preschoolers between them, is most of the time!
They have just one unwritten rule: they have to stay friends. But after sharing a knock-your-socks-off kiss, friendship no longer seems like enough.
To top it off, Travis's little girls have decided they want a mommy for Christmas. And they want the whole town, including Holly, to help them find the perfect mate. Can Holly watch the man she's come to depend on date other women? Can Travis sit back and watch Holly's ex reenter her life?
Could it be that the perfect holiday solution lies right next door—for both of them?
So there's going to be an auction!
Name: Chance Cartwright
Biggest Achievement: Being the best horse trainer in Wyoming.
Men of Chance Cartwright's caliber were hard to find, and Madison Burnes needed, wanted, was determined to have him as the spokesman for her ad campaign. Even if it meant seducing him. She'd stop at nothing…but then…she hadn't bargained on morning sickness or falling in love with her prey!
They're Her Family Now…
Claire Olander is determined to create a loving, stable home for her newly orphaned niece and nephew. That means holding on to the sprawling Texas spread that's been in her family for generations.
Which is where Heath McPherson comes in.
The tall, dark and gorgeous banker has all sorts of ideas for getting Red Sage Ranch out of the red. But the more he hangs around this instant family, the less he can resist the spirited twins. And that goes double for their new single mother.
Can Heath help Claire work a miracle—one that will save her home and create a real home on the ranch for all of them?
It's no surprise to see a package on Thad Garner's porch. Women are always leaving tempting offerings for the sexy E.R. doctor—and his reputation with the ladies is what makes Michelle Anderson keep her distance. But when Michelle hears a baby's cry, she realizes this is no ordinary delivery….
Thad opens his front door to find his gorgeous neighbor cradling an infant in her arms. Michelle is obviously instantly smitten with the mysterious baby. It seems as if the coolly professional attorney is also a natural mom.
When Thad finds out the baby is a relation, he sets out to adopt little William immediately…and who better to help than Michelle? But how does Thad tell her he wants her not just as a lawyer—but as a wife and mother?
John and Lilah McCabe have four of the sexiest sons Laramie, Texas, has ever seen—but no grandbabies! Now they're fixin' to get a whole passel of 'em.
Cattle rancher Travis McCabe was the last eligible McCabe man standing. The oldest, most serious of his brothers, he was also the most solitary. Then Travis made a secret vow to look after Annie Pierce, the single mom next door—which would automatically make him a stand-in dad to her triplet Texas tykes!
Travis wore the code of the West like a badge of honor. He kept his promises, held doors, tipped his hat—the perfect role model for three rambunctious little boys...the perfect husband for any woman. Annie couldn't help but want to indulge herself in his strength and bottomless brown eyes. But was duty or desire keeping him at her homestead?
Three generations of Cartwright women have run the Four Winds cattle ranch, and Liz Cartwright is being pressed to keep the tradition going. But Liz wants to continue her legal practice in town, not spend her time working the land. She needs a man to do the heavy lifting!
Travis Anderson is also a big-city lawyer, claiming to be back in Laramie County with a desire to reconnect with his ranching roots. Only Liz isn't buying it. When it turns out her old flame is being sued for malpractice, Liz agrees to assist him in exchange for help around Four Winds. Now all she has to do is ignore the incredible chemistry she's always shared with the sexy cowboy.
The trouble is, if Liz helps Travis win his lawsuit, he'll leave the ranch—just as she's learning the benefits of having him around. What's a poor cowgirl to do?
The only way to hold on to the family homestead was to partner with Brady Anderson—in business and in bed. The contracts, the “I do's,” the seduction were easy…except Kelsey chickened out before she closed the conjugal deal.Brady admired his new “wife's” determination, loved her sass and the fact that she was full of surprises—except for one. Kelsey's innocence was not part of the bargain. And a day of reckoning was coming….
John and Lilah McCabe have four of the sexiest sons Laramie, Texas, has ever seen—but no grandbabies! Now they're fixin' to get a whole passel of 'em.
Like his kin, Wade McCabe's word was as solid as his reputation. Bold and brash, he was an oilman to be reckoned with—and he'd met his match in Josie Lynn Corbett Wyatt!
Lucky for Wade, Josie didn't want any part in a McCabe baby-making scheme, wasn't looking to be a wife. She held her own with the guys at the rig, but no lady should be covered in that much grime—even if it looked cute. When Wade set out to evoke the softer side of Josie, it fueled his fantasies and verbal sparring. But what Josie didn't say fired Wade's desire to unlock the secrets of the woman....
goes bust, Brad McCabe hightails
it back home to Laramie, Texas.
Swearing off women—and the
press—he works tirelessly with his brother to get the Lazy
M Ranch up and running. Miraculously, his wounded pride
begins to heal when the domestically challenged McCabe men
hire lovely Lainey Carrington to get their lives in order….
Trouble is, their tart-tongued “housekeeper” is here on false
pretenses. An aspiring reporter on assignment for a splashy
celebrity magazine, Lainey hopes to uncover the real story of
Brad McCabe in a tell-all exposé that will end his tenure as
America's Most Loathed Bachelor. But all bets are off when she
falls hard for the gruffly tender cowboy…. Now, once the truth
comes out, this heartbreaking hottie just might break Lainey's
Jen Carson made a promise to herself: no more powerful, controlling husbands.
So why is she letting herself be tempted by Matt Briscoe, surely the most alpha male in Laramie County? She only agreed to stay at the Triple B to create a series of commemorative bronze plaques for Matt's father. Not end up sharing taboo kisses with six feet four inches of irresistible cowboy.
A cowboy who also happens to be her client's son. Talk about mixing pleasure with business! And now Jen's suddenly the reluctant keeper of a Briscoe family secret. Which thrusts her into an even more heated conflict with Matt. No matter how strong her feelings for the studly rancher, Jen has so many good reasons to keep him from becoming a permanent part of her life.
Too bad her heart won't listen to her head….
Few people in Laramie, Texas, know that Merri Duncan is actually the biological mother of her late sister's twins. Even fewer know that Chase Armstrong, and not his late brother, is their biological father. It's even news to Chase—and when he returns from military duty, he's determined to do the right thing by Merri, who's been raising the twins alone on the Broken Arrow ranch. It's time for a walk to the altar, for the sake of the children.
There's just one problem. Merri and Chase are, as they always have been, just friends—nothing more. Without love, their marriage can never be truly complete. Sticking it out may mean sacrificing their chances for future happiness. But maybe faith, hope and desire can bring these two newlyweds what they truly need. After all, it is the season of miracles.
WITH ONLY FORTY-EIGHT HOURS TO LASSO THEIR MATES—IT'S A STAMPEDE…TO THE ALTAR!
Patience McKendrick wanted a baby more than anything. Only the witty advice columnist was plumb stumped when she heard that her crazy uncle Max had bequeathed a stud to sire her child!
Josh Colter was a fine steed, indeed—a cowboy Patience would tell her readers to stay away from. The strong silent type whose gray eyes hid a secret and seemed…familiar. His touch, his kisses, too, reminded her of the man who'd once left her at the altar—her first and only love. But not even her rich and well-connected uncle could bring back the dead…. Could he?
With a busy career and three kids to feed, single father Dan Kingsland needs help to bring peace to his chaotic household! Hiring a professional chef is such a perfect solution, Dan doesn't notice the baby bump under Emily Stayton's coat.
Emily, after working on her career for so many years, is finally getting what she wants—a baby—and going where she wants: home to the peach orchard her family used to own. Then her ex-fiancé outbids her on the land and offers a compromise: a business relationship.
When Dan shares the joy of her baby's first kick, he realizes he's falling for his very temporary employee. His kids need a mom as much as her baby needs a dad. With Emily's old flame pressuring her to sign that contract, can Dan come up with his own compromise before it's too late?
Rebecca Carrigan is determined to run an alpaca ranch in the middle of Texas cattle country, and succeed on her own! What she doesn't count on is constant interference from Trevor McCabe, the bossy rancher next door. Rebecca figures his nose is out of joint because she's bought the property out from under him. And because she's friendly with Vince Owen, Trevor's archrival from college.
Trevor knows Vince has ulterior motives for spending time with Rebecca. He won't let his beautiful neighbor—or the ranch she's worked so hard for—be hurt by the vindictive Vince. The problem is convincing Rebecca that Trevor's on her side—and not because he's been influenced by her meddlesome family. But because he's fallen for her…
Callie McCabe-Grimes has one thing on her holiday wish list: to make this the best Christmas ever for her little boy. Without including Nash Echols, whose team of lumberjack cowboys is creating a Texas-size racket at the Christmas tree farm next door! But she has no defense against two determined males when her son decides Nash is the extra-special present he wants from Santa.
Just the sight of the beautiful widow who bought the sprawling spread east of his puts Nash in the yuletide spirit. Callie and the toddler in the tyke-size cowboy hat fill his head with visions of the three of them together under one roof. That is, if Callie can let go of her past and picture a future with her one and only Lone Star cowboy!
Sure Beau was movie-star handsome and lived by a value system that would stand the test of time. From work to lovemaking and everything in between, he followed the all-or-nothing rule. And he intended to find out exactly how his name and Dani's ended up on a marriage license—and just how Dani could be expecting his child!
It's the happiest day of Hannah Callahan's life when she brings her new daughter home to Texas. But what would make the new mother really happy is a daddy to complete their unconventional family.
Hannah's friend Joe Daugherty would make a perfect father. Ever since he helped bring her adopted baby back from Taiwan, he's bonded with her in a way Hannah never dreamed possible. But the world-hopping travel writer never stays in one place long enough to form any lasting ties.
Until Hannah and her baby start working their special magic. This could be Joe's one true chance to be part of the family he's always wanted—with a wife and daughter to cherish and protect forever.
Gearing up to be a single father to his newly adopted son could be the toughest job Nate Hutchinson has ever taken on. That's why the self-made millionaire hired makeover expert Brooke Mitchell to turn his lonely bachelor estate into a real home…and provide him with some much-needed parenting advice.
As a widow with a son of her own, Brooke's heart goes out to Nate's new charge…and to the sexy CEO who's trying to be the best dad he can be. But temporarily living under the same roof with Nate, no matter how attracted he is to her, doesn't make them an instant family. He's still her boss—at least for now—and no pressure from the matchmaking boys is going to make her fall for Nate.
Unless of course, it's already too late!
She and Nick were as different as night and day. But seeing Nick in the role of temporary daddy and spending long days--and nights--playing house with him made Amy yearn to turn their situation into something more permanent. Could Amy and their instant baby convince Nick that his bachelor days were numbered...?
The heart-stopping attraction's still there, but today Lily needs only one thing from old flame Gannon Montgomery—the best damn legal counsel ever. The stakes are high—custody of Lily's son, Lucas. And the rules are clear. Lily's not giving Gannon the chance to break her heart again. They can be friends. That's all.
Not enough, thinks Gannon. He's only in town to sell the family ranch, but Mayor Lily McCabe makes sticking around seem pretty attractive. He can see the desire in her eyes every time they're thrown together. And with the court case and the Texas chili cook-off he's been dragged into, that's a lot. As the stress grows, so does the attraction. But Lily won't compromise, and Gannon can't let go. Someone's gotta give!
Nothing in his military training—or Texas upbringing—prepared Hart Sanders for rescuing a woman fleeing her own nuptials. But when the runaway bride is dangerously desirable Maggie McCabe, now working at his family ranch as a wedding planner of all things and bonding with his toddler son, Hart can't stop fantasies of domestic bliss.
Two years ago, Maggie ran from making the biggest mistake of her life as fast as her cowgirl boots would take her. Now the gorgeous ex-soldier and his adorable, blue-eyed boy are wreaking havoc with this McCabe daughter's hard-fought independence. Maggie just wants to help Hart create a stable, loving home for Henry…but doesn't stand a chance against their irresistible Lone Star charm!
Except Jenna was nobody's fool. Jake wanted something only she could give him. And while it required rock-solid willpower to ignore Jake's masculine appeal and million-dollar courtship, it was darn near impossible to deny his offer of marriage. Would Jenna finally become Mrs. Jake Remington by default…?
"I Need A Mommy For My Daughter And I'm Willing To Marry To Get One."
Texas developer Grady McCabe is in the market for a wife—in name only. Alexis Graham's job is to find him the ideal candidate. But only one woman seems to fit the sexy single dad's conditions. And she's not available.
That doesn't stop Grady from popping the question to the widowed matchmaker. And the take-charge scion of the legendary McCabe clan isn't used to taking no for an answer.
Impossible as father and daughter are to resist, Alexis has her own rules for dating. Marrying for love is at the top of her list. So it looks as if she won't be getting her secret wish to be part of Grady's family. Unless she can change a certain Texan's mind and heart….
This land is not for sale!
The Triple Canyon Ranch isn't just land to single mom Erin Monroe. It's a place her family has called home for generations, a place to raise her kids, a place where she's known love and loss. She's not about to hand it over to outsider Mac Wheeler, no matter how good the city slicker looks in those custom boots she made for him. He can find some other place for his wind farm!
Years ago, tragedy made Erin close off a part of her heart for good. Mac, with his smooth talk and smoother kisses, can't possibly be the one to heal that hurt. But as Erin learns more about Mac's past, she realizes there's more to him than meets the eye. Which makes holding on to the ranch more important than ever….
Libby Lowell's mind is made up. The only way for the widow to go forward with her life is to leave Laramie, Texas, behind. She should have known rugged rancher Holden McCabe would try to stop her! Her husband's best friend is Libby's fiercest protector. It's not that she doesn't want or need Holden's broad shoulder to cry on. But it's time to put away the past.
Holden isn't letting Libby get away so easily. He hasn't forgotten how she turned to him in her hour of need—and the painful secret she shared. But his idea to push them both into moving on backfires when passion leads to pregnancy…something Libby's wanted for so long.
Is this their biggest mistake…or the second chance they've both been searching for?
Wyatt Lockhart is bound to regret moving in with Adelaide Smythe. She's broken the Texas rancher's heart before, and their last spontaneous reunion resulted in a couple of surprises—twin babies! Wyatt won't shirk his fatherly duties, but being this close to Adelaide makes it hard to remember why he should stay far away.
Adelaide knows she hurt Wyatt, and she's determined never to do it again. Once they figure out how to share parenting duties, she'll give him enough space to keep both their hearts safe. But life together at the Circle H is already growing on her. For the sake of their family's future, can Wyatt forgive Adelaide for the past?
As teenagers, Amy Carrigan and Teddy McCabe made a solemn vow to each other: if they didn't find their soul mates by thirty, they'd start a family…together. Now, with everyone around her having babies, Amy is afraid motherhood will pass her by. That's when the sexy rancher pops the question. If best friends can't help each other out, who can?
Teddy wants the same thing Amy does. Now he's holding her to their promise of long ago. Their wedding stuns everyone in Laramie—including the McCabe and Carrigan clans. But no one is more surprised than Teddy and Amy when their close bond deepens into something even more precious. Together, will they ring in the New Year with a baby of their own?
Once upon a time—and after too many birthday margaritas— Holly Springs "Ice Princess" Lily Madsen decides she's had enough of being a virginal Southern belle and bets her friends that she can seduce a visiting television celebrity. But now Lily wonders if she's going too far. Especially since Fletcher Hart, the town's wickedly gorgeous veterinarian, keeps interfering with her plans….
When Fletcher (who has a bit of a reputation himself) discovers Lily's outrageous gamble, he feels obligated to protect the innocent beauty—until he finds himself caught in a scandalous wager of his own….
Now the game is on—and both Lily and Fletcher are determined to win. But how far are they willing to go in the name of love?
When Justin McCabe hires a master carpenter to help build his ranch for troubled teens, tall, gorgeous blonde Amanda Johnson isn't quite what he'd imagined. But not only can she do the job, she has a thing or two to teach him about judging by appearances. And, more important, she has a knack for reaching the kind of kid Justin wants to help.
Amanda hadn't counted on her new boss—all strapping six foot five of him—being so utterly irresistible. Working side by side under the scorching Texas sun, the two of them make a great team—in every way possible. The heat of summer is no match for the sizzle they generate whenever they're together. But when a crisis forces Amanda to face her past, she'll need to make a heart-wrenching decision about her future…whether Justin is in it or not.
Caroline Mayer has made a successful career out of planning everybody's wedding but her own. But this is the first time she's been asked to stop one!
Jack Gaines is certain his mother's impending nuptials are a big mistake. The take-charge CEO is too smart to believe in happy endings. His matchmaking mom and young daughter don't agree! And his instant attraction to Caroline is making the single father wonder if he's really a romantic at heart after all.
Caroline never planned on falling in love with Jack's family. And now his lively little girl is making her think twice about putting her own dreams of motherhood on hold.
Chemistry aside—is Caroline ready to trust her future to one stubborn, overprotective, utterly irresistible Texan?
On the last leg of his tour of duty, Captain Garrett Lockhart is summoned home to Laramie, Texas, to handle an urgent family matter—a scandal that could destroy the enduring legacy of the Lockharts. Except it's already being "handled" by Hope Winslow, a professional crisis manager.
Hope is also the beautiful single mother of the most adorable baby boy the Army doctor has ever seen. Garrett is resisting Hope's efforts at damage control—and pushing her clearly defined boundaries. Too bad she can't resist him…and fantasies of a future with her Lone Star soldier!
Ginger Rollins can't believe she gave in to temptation—again! It's time for her and Rand McCabe to face the consequences. Never mind that the geological engineer and sexy environmental cowboy are on opposite sides when it comes to the Texas land they both love. Now that she's pregnant, they have one option.
Rand isn't used to being proposed to by a woman—especially one as gorgeous as Ginger—but he's all for getting married. Too bad the independent wildcatter sees their union as a nonnegotiable deal. Doesn't she know they share more than hot chemistry? How long can he keep his feelings—and their baby—a secret? Rand vowed to love and honor Ginger forever. And it's a promise he intends to keep….
When Jeb McCabe gave Laramie, Texas, the scandal of the century by leaving his bride at the altar, he garnered the reputation of the most notorious bachelor in town. So what's the handsome heartbreaker doing playing nanny to Cady Keilor's young nephews?
Cady desperately wants a baby of her own.
But before she adopts, she's practicing for motherhood by babysitting her sister's rambunctious brood for two weeks. The cowboy she's always been sweet on is just along for the ride—after Cady bets him he can't last a week!
It turns out Jeb's a natural at parenting, and Cady badly needs his help. The question is: Does playing house make Jeb yearn for the real thing? He is a McCabe, after all—and the name is synonymous with family!
Is Clint McCulloch really thinking of bulldozing one hundred acres of prime blackberries? Not if Rose McCabe has her way! The enterprising single mother's plan will benefit the rodeo-champion-turned-rancher and her natural-food co-op. Too bad the sexy six-foot-four Texan is more stubborn—and devastatingly attractive—than when they were kids growing up in Laramie.
Clint just wants to restore his family ranch to its former glory, but the sassy entrepreneur can be awfully persuasive. Their mutual attraction is an added incentive. Until Rose lays down the ground rules: a no-strings affair because she's never, ever marrying again. Only now Clint wants the whole shebang—a future where he can be daddy to Rose's adorable preschool triplets and husband to his Lone Star cowgirl!
A home for the holidays—that's a pretty tall order, with Christmas only a few weeks away. But venture capitalist and single father Derek McCabe never takes no for an answer. And he's certain that Eve Loughlin is just the Realtor to find a house for him and his young daughter.
Derek needs more than shelter, though. Being with Eve makes him aware of all he's missing: love, companionship and a beautiful woman to share his life. Eve is all business, but there's no denying the attraction that keeps bringing them together long after the contract is signed. Derek knows just what he wants. Can he get past that cool exterior and make her his own Christmas Eve?
Convincing the fiery brunette to come back with him is one thing. But Will realizes he does want her to stay in Laramie—and convincing her to do that is another thing altogether.
To Samantha's surprise, life in small-town Texas is beginning to grow on her, and so is Will. Does that mean there could be two weddings in Laramie?
Suddenly finding herself a foster parent to an infant girl definitely shakes things up for Doctor Violet McCabe. Especially because her attractive and pragmatic colleague, Doctor Gavin Monroe, is little Ava's co-guardian. Gavin has doubts about the arrangement, but idealistic Violet is certain they can work together to care for Ava while they find the perfect adoptive family.
Gavin secretly crushed on sexy, irrepressible Violet for years, but after losing her fiancé, Violet's heart was impenetrable. Ava changes everything. For once, Violet is ready to embrace the unpredictable…maybe even love. But Gavin fears he's not the father Ava needs or the man Violet deserves. In their search for a perfect home for Ava, will Violet and Gavin miss that the best family for her is the one they've already created?
A MAVERICK FOR CHRISTMAS
Abigail Cates has loved Hollis "Cade" Pritchett almost forever. Unfortunately he seems to barely know she exists. Until now, that is. Abigail's plan to make him notice her is working better than she imagined. Could a marriage proposal be next? Everyone in town is speculating that they're in for the biggest Christmas wedding this Montana town has ever seen!
A COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE
As of Christmas Eve, Hank McCabe will lose his chance to bid on the Mesquite Ridge ranch. But ever since Ally Garrett delivered her ultimatum, Hank's more set than ever on snapping up her land. He's ready to build his future, and he's crazy enough to think generosity might overtake the holiday-hating Ally this season…especially when he offers to be her cowboy under the mistletoe!
More Than Expected by Tina Leonard
The Cowboy's Triplets
Pete Callahan never considered himself the marrying kind. And that's just fine with Jackie Samuels, a nurse who is perfectly happy with their Saturday-night arrangement, until she finds out she's having triplets!
The Cowboy's Bonus Baby
No woman's going to hog-tie Creed Callahan into getting hitched. Even if it means losing his claim on the family ranch. Then sweet temptation comes knocking in the form of Aberdeen Donovan….
A FAMILY MAN BY CATHY GILLEN THACKER
Mommy For Hire
Grady McCabe is in the market for a wife—in name only. Alexis Graham's job is to find him the ideal candidate. But only one woman seems to fit his conditions, and that's Alexis! She's not available, but that doesn't stop him from popping the question.
A Baby For Mommy
With a career and three kids, single father Dan Kingsland needs some help. Hiring a chef is the perfect solution, until Dan noticed Emily Stayton's baby bump! His kids need a mom as much as her baby needs a dad, so can Dan come up with a compromise?
SUDDENLY A FATHER BY CATHY MCDAVID
Aaron Reyes wasn't expecting Bear Creek to roll out the welcome mat for him. And he certainly didn't intend to fall for single mother Natalie Forrester. He'd planned to skip town, but how can he leave with Natalie making him feel this is where he belongs?
WAITING FOR BABY
Lilly Russo is thrilled—and terrified—to be pregnant, even if it happened because of a brief affair with rancher Jake Tucker. But there are complications, especially now that he's proposing to turn their temporary arrangement into a permanent one.
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction...my every desire...mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful...except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness...
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside—so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.
No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.
Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession...