He’s got the ranch, the boots, the hat and even a few head of cattle, but everybody in Marietta, Montana, knows the former golden boy of Marietta High is a wealthy politician, not a cowboy. And even though that nasty scandal in Helena might have knocked him down a notch or two in the polls, what kind of a fool would trade access to the halls of power in Helena and a Harvard law degree for a ranch in western Montana? Possibly one whose new neighbor, Serena James–the woman the guys at Grey’s Saloon call “…the Red Hot Llama Mama”–makes him start to think about what he wants out of life, instead of what’s expected of him.
Serena James knows trouble when it hops her fence–
Moving to Montana and deleting her blog seemed like the perfect solution to her online stalker problem. Serena’s ready for a fresh start, but when her escrow on her ranch falls through, she has to scramble to find an immediate but temporary safe haven to rent for her herd of 50 alpacas, two llamas and one giant dog. Serena’s barely moved in when Austen Zabrinski–the man her landlord called “my absentee ranch owner brother who lives and works in Helena”–hops the fence in need of a lift. Even at first glance, Serena can tell he’s nobody cowboy, but who’s to say that isn’t a good thing? A little tryst with her gorgeous, sexy, here-today-gone-to-Helena-tomorrow neighbor might be the perfect welcome to Montana.
Former award-winning newspaper journalist Debra Salonen is a nationally bestselling author with 26 published novels for Harlequin’s Superromance and American lines and one single title release for Harlequin Signature. Several of her titles were nominated for “Best Superromance,” including UNTIL HE MET RACHEL, which took home that honor in 2010. Debra was named Romantic Times Reviewer’s Career Achievement “Series Storyteller of the Year” in 2006. Debra lives in the foothills near Yosemite National Park in California with her husband and two dogs. Luckily, her two children and three grandchildren live close by to keep Debra connected to the real world.
Once the town bad boy, Blake is now a prominent shipbuilder dedicated to helping local teens. When he asks Claire to talk to one of his boys about astronomy, he's only thinking she might give direction to a troubled kid. He certainly never dreamed she'd inspire him - to fall in love.
Now Blake is determined to show Claire that their future together is in the stars - if she'll only open her eyes.
Ryker Bensen doesn’t have much– and that suits him fine. Less than a year ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living…until he didn’t. When beautiful Mia shows up and orders him off what she says is her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart his interest in living again.
Welcome to the West Coast, where love is state-of-the-heart.
Debra Salonen’s West Coast Happily-Ever-After Series Books 4-7 includes four heartwarming romance stories that come with all the trimmings: kids, horses, dogs, cats, and, of course, a potbelly pig.
A Baby After All (Book 4) – When divorce is the answer, maybe two people in love need a new question.
Casey and Nathan Kent fell in love, got married, and promptly got so caught up in the business of life they lost track of each other. Are they husband and wife…or strangers living in the same house? Their love is still there, but can they find it beneath the barrage of turkeys, a barracuda in stilettos, fairy shrimp and endangered salamanders?
“…a deeply emotional, involving story about love and family values brightened by lively, witty and realistic characters striving to achieve a better understanding of themselves and reaching a new level of happiness.” ~ Amazon review
Love, After All (Book 5) - A match made in heaven? In what universe?
After lawyer Gwyneth "The Barracuda" Jacobi’s very public loss in San Francisco, she’s handed the ignoble job of helping a wealthy do-gooder with a Don Quixote complex save an old lady and her pig. People call Arley McNamara a trust-fund misfit who tilts at windmills. Can a man who has never lacked for anything—but love—convince a by-the-book lawyer to bend a few rules for the greater good? Love, after all, demands the kind of truth only an honest heart can answer.
“…packed full of humor, real life, and romance. And, Cuddles the pig, of course.” ~ Goodreads review
That Cowboy’s Forever Family (Book 6) – Can a woman who’s given up on love help a single dad reconnect with the daughters he thought he’d lost forever?
Ranch foreman Tom Butler loved his ex-wife enough to let her go when ambition lured her to L.A., but he never stopped loving their two daughters. Tom may not be the dad his daughters know, but he’ll do anything for his family—even ask for help from a beautiful stranger. Victims advocate Abby Davis can’t turn her back on two brokenhearted children and their beleaguered father, but can she do her job without losing her heart in the process?
“This story sucked me in emotionally from the beginning, but that’s no surprise as Debra Salonen is an expert when it comes to dealing with emotions.” ~ online reviewer
Forever and Ever, By George (Book 7) – Even the dog knows the importance of happily-ever-after.
Sometimes, a dog’s gotta do what a dog’s gotta do. Paws Spa owner Kara Williams loves her animal clients--especially Brad Ralston’s Great Dane, George. But recently divorced men—no matter how attractive—are Kara’s kryptonite, and the single mother of twins keeps her distance…until a storm takes the roof off her coastal Oregon home. Restaurant owner and chef Brad desperately needs a live-in housekeeper. If she comes with two little girls and a bunny, so be it. Twice burned, Brad’s heart isn’t part of any business agreement…unless a matchmaking Great Dane has his way.
“This wonderful book is touching and humorous and engages you from the word go.” ~ Goodreads review
The West Coast Happily-Ever-After Series, Books 4-7, introduces readers to four unique romance novels filled with the kind of family drama and heartwarming characters Debra Salonen--winner of Romantic Times Reviewer's Career Achievement "Series Storyteller of the Year" award in 2006--is known for. “Debra Salonen captures reader attention with multifaceted characters, layered conflict and fast pacing.” ~ Pamela Cohen, Romantic Times
Buy the West Coast Happily-Ever-After series, Boxed Set #2, to immerse yourself in today’s west, where love never backs down from the challenges life throws its way and every happily-ever-after is satisfyingly well-deserved.
Hollywood agent William Hughes leaves high drama to his A-list friends and clients. The child of two career crusaders—a Member of Parliament father fighting social injustice and a pediatric doctor mother more devoted to the children of the world than to her own son--William left England for the least altruistic career he could find: L.A. talent agent. Sadly, one tragic missed opportunity to help a friend still haunts him. So, when asked to fly an abused woman and her two daughters to a safe house in the Black Hills, William can’t say no.
When her powerful, highly connected, estranged husband’s war of words switches to physical abuse, Daria Fontina knows she has to leave California. But escaping to her grandfather’s home in the Black Hills means trusting a stranger--a handsome Brit with surprising depth and the kind of compassion that touches her heart. Too bad Daria has no intention of falling in love again. Ever.
Black Hills White Knight is Book 7 in the 10-book Black Hills Rendezvous series. If you’re a fan of deeply emotional stories that make you root for true-to-life characters who earn every bit of their happily-ever-after, then you can’t miss Debra Salonen’s epic tale of love conquers all.
Buy Black Hills White Knight to honor mothers who stand up to bullies and risk everything to show their children—and the world—that all women deserve to be treated with fairness and respect, and that love and happiness both are possible with the right partner.
George Ralston’s human family needs his help. Life was better with a mom and nothing’s been the same since the old one left. George may not be a retriever, but he has the perfect replacement in mind.
The Paws Spa owner Kara Williams’s goals are written in stone. The single mother of twins has scrimped and saved to take her pet care salon to the next level. She loves her animal clients but can’t always say the same about their owners. Even Brad Ralston—her youthful secret crush. His dog, George, is acting out. Rumor has it his son is, too. Recently divorced men—no matter how attractive—are Kara’s kryptonite and she keeps her distance…until a huge winter storm takes the roof off her house.
Dog trouble. Ex-wife trouble. Kid trouble. Restaurant owner and chef Brad Ralston desperately needs a live-in housekeeper. If she comes with twin little girls and a bunny, so be it. Twice burned—his ex-wife and ex-best friend ran off to Mexico together—Brad’s heart isn’t part of any business agreement…unless a matchmaking Great Dane has his way.
Forever and Ever, By George is Book 7 in the West Coast Happily-Ever-After series. If you’re a fan of romantic comedies packed with cute kids, an ark of animals, and a crotchety side-kick or two, you won’t want to miss Debra Salonen’s sweet, fun, feel-good story set on the Oregon coast.
If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, you owe it to yourself to buy Forever and Ever, By George.