April Arrington grew up in a small southern town and developed a love for movies and books at an early age. Emotionally moving stories have always held a special place in her heart. During the day, she enjoys sharing classic literature and popular fiction with students. At night, she spends her time writing stories of her own. April enjoys collecting pottery and soaking up the Georgia sun on her front porch. You can follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/april_arrington.
Can a city girl and country cowboy open up to love?
The last place city girl Desiree Burke expected to find herself was living at and working on a ranch, much less butting heads with the ranch's sexy cowboy owner, Zach Gamble. But that's exactly where she ends up after an incident at work leads her to her best friend Rory's doorstep. Desiree is a gifted physical therapist, and Rory knows exactly where her brand of tough love is needed the most.
Zach's been through hell and back. A devastating car crash left his brother gone, his father paralyzed, and him with mental scars a mile wide. His survivor guilt alone makes him sure he doesn't deserve to find love. But as Des works her way into his ranch, his family, and his life, suddenly the last person who belonged there is the only one he believes belongs...with him.
Lance Cooper knows he shouldn’t try to escape his present problems by focusing on the past, but running Chance Creek’s Fourth of July Revolutionary War re-enactment is far easier than sorting out his family’s long-running feud with the Turners. At least it was until Maya Turner joins the historical society and upsets all his plans.
Maya Turner loves history, but Chance Creek’s re-enactments are boring—and far too predictable. Everyone knows who won the Revolutionary War, after all. Why shouldn’t they inject some drama—and sexy intrigue—into the annual event?
It’s bad enough Maya’s ideas are catching on with the rest of the re-enactment committee. It’s worse Lance’s heart is betraying him, too. How can he fall for her knowing how her family destroyed his?
But the past has its own secrets—and learning them can change everything…
Marjorie Steel is still healing from the events of the past year, and she’s happy to put her plans to study culinary arts on hold to help her best friend deal with a difficult pregnancy and two recently adopted troubled boys. The fact that Bryce Simpson spends a lot of time at the Steel Ranch is a benefit, and she’s ready to see if her attraction to him might be something more.
Bryce wants to do a hard day’s work on the ranch. Once his muscles give out and he collapses from exhaustion, maybe he’ll stop torturing himself over his late father’s horrific double life. The Steels have a different idea. They ask Bryce to take an executive position complete with a profit share. As he has a young son and widowed mother to support, it’s an offer he can’t refuse. The only catch is Marjorie. She’s beautiful, smart, feisty, and her kisses set him on fire. But he’s an empty shell with nothing to offer her, and she deserves the world.
As the sins of his father continue to haunt him, Bryce learns the horrors of the past may not yet be buried.