Chase half-heartedly agrees, until Libby's picture in the locket becomes his touchstone, helping him to survive his injuries.
In New Mexico, Chase finds Libby in desperate straits and offers help instead of truth.
Libby's horse ranch, plagued by unexplained accidents, is failing. Until the arrival of the war-scarred stranger, a neighbor's unwelcome offer of marriage was the only way to save her son's inheritance.
But now, she has Chase. Working side-by-side, their passion becomes undeniable until Chase's truth is revealed.
Now, Libby must decide: forgive or say goodbye forever.
"...a splendid tale of strong men, stubborn women, wild horses and a love that heals as it grows." ~Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times
WILD WESTERN HEARTS, in series order
Chase the Fire
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Trouble is, the sexier-than-ever Finn, now a devoted single father, has just moved to Marietta with his adorable five-year-old twins. He’s in an unexpected custody battle with his ex and too proud to ask Kate for help in making his crazy life look stable. But Kate sees helping him as a way of sealing off the hurt from her past once and for all. If they can just keep their hands off each other. After all…expiration date, right?
Not if Finn has anything to say about it…
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Olivia resolves to keep Jake at arm’s length, even though the memory of his kisses keeps her up at night. She knows better than to let her heart get involved, but Jake is planning for the future. Their future. Can Jake convince her to risk it all one more time and really make this a fair to remember?
*Previously titled A Fair to Remember