Lilly Carmichael sees the real man Diego is, though he tries to discourage her. Angry and secluded he tries to shove her away, but she hopes that if she’s persistent enough, he’ll bend. And he doesn’t seem to be protesting as hard as he used to be…As she’s thrust into a situation she has to fight against, he’s right there supporting her, being the man that she had always hoped for.
NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Madden writes compelling romances between 'combat modified' military men and the women who love them. J.M. Madden loves any and all good love stories, most particularly her own. She has two beautiful children and a husband who always keeps her on her toes.
J.M. was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, until hubby moved the clan to Kentucky. When not chasing the family around, she's at the computer, reading and writing, perfecting her craft. She occasionally takes breaks to feed her animal horde and is trying to control her office-supply addiction, but both tasks are uphill battles. Happily, she is writing full-time and always has several projects in the works. She also dearly loves to hear from readers! So, drop her a line. She'll respond.
His Marine training taught him that failure is never an option regardless of circumstances. That certainly applies to Chad's need to stop Lost and Found's deranged client from using the information he gathered to stalk and abuse his ex. Falling in love with the broken woman and her sweet daughter in the middle of rescuing them is definitely not the best timing. But it's also inevitable. In Book 3 of this heart-warming military romance series, Chad will discover that protecting Lora is a much easier task than proving he’s the one man she can finally trust with her heart.
Weeks of no incriminating evidence should have clued him in sooner about who was the real victim. Now Chad Lowell is wracked with guilt after the woman he’s assigned to investigate is attacked by her abusive ex-husband right under his nose. Lora and her little girl are in incredible danger, and he vows to protect them at all costs, whether the angry and hurt woman wants him to or not. His Marine training makes the protecting part easy, but nothing he does seems to make Lora want to take a chance on him or his love.
Lora O’Neil left a life of abuse to make a new start for herself and her daughter. When her ex hires Lost and Found Investigative Service to track her down, she’s left reeling both physically and emotionally. The private detective that had been watching her for the past couple of months did finally come to her rescue, but does that mean she should now trust him to help her turn their lives around? The sexy former Marine makes her body feel things she thought she’d never feel for a man again, but she just can’t imagine what it would take for her to heal enough to ever say yes.
Rachel Searles, a former Marine Helicopter Pilot, normally did the rescuing, so she’s a little off balance when Denver PD officer Dean West comes to her aid in a crash. Even injured she recognizes that he’s incredibly handsome and seductive. But he also has a caring heart that appeals to a part of her she’s denied for many years.
Dean West is intrigued by the warrior woman’s spirit. As she adjusts to her new life, grounded but still vital, he wants to be a part of it. Will he be able to surmount her fears and convince her to take a chance on flying with her heart?
Female professional bull rider, Reece Hearst, graduated from the school of hard knocks. With honors. Because life is like bull riding—when it sends you to the dirt, you do whatever it takes to get on your feet, even if you have to crawl. After a rough senior year, she fixed Lonesome Point in her rearview, joined the pro circuit, and never looked back. But now a serious injury threatens to end her career and she’s back in Lonesome Point, living next door to the family that made her life a living hell.
After multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, all Grayson Parker wants is to get his family’s cattle business back in the black and live a quiet life. But the return of Reece Hearst makes “quiet” impossible.
Though it’s hard to care when Reece makes chaos so much fun…
Soon, Grayson longs to be the man to show this wounded cowgirl that there is life after loss. But can two damaged people find their way to happily ever after? Or will the scars on their hearts keep them apart?
Sheriff Sheridan Lane was unable to rescue the beautiful Cheyenne in time seven years ago, but he’s going to do everything in his power to make sure she and her girls stay safe this time around. The best way to do that is to move them into his house where he can keep an eye on everything. His own daughter isn't wild about the prospect, but even she starts to come around. And as the attraction between he and Cheyenne builds, Sheridan wonders if he'll ever be able to let her go, because once they’re under his roof, it’s so easy to envision the temporary turning into the permanent.
He vows to catch the bad guy, but what else will he have to do to prove he’s the man for Cheyenne?
They’re in love, engaged and wildly over scheduled and over extended. There never seems to be enough time in the day for Lora to go to school, learn what she needs to run the corporation her daughter inherited, and take care of the two most important people in her world — her fiancé and her daughter. There are days when she’s not sure she’s eaten or not, much less what important things might have fallen through the cracks.
Chad’s madly in love with Lora and being as patient as he can while she navigates a new world of independence, financial security and being loved by a man she can trust. Seven-year-old Mercy is his daughter in every way that matters to him but he’s eager to make their family connection permanent and secure.
Into the chaos of their too busy lives comes a family emergency back in Texas. When Chad’s father is injured on the range, Chad, Lora and Mercy head for the Blue Star Ranch to pitch in with the spring round up. With the Lowell family gathering to care for each other and help on the ranch, Lora finds the direction she’s been missing. Her vicious ex stole years of her life. Now she has to catch up with the world, and refocus on those she cares for.
Chad and Lora fell in love on the Texas range. Maybe coming back is just what they need to find their way back together … and forward.
In spite of the secrets he continues to keep.
Investigator Roger Stottsberry watched several of his buddies fall to the love bug recently, but he never thought he would be one of them. The blind date he’s hustled into for the Lost and Found Christmas Eve party ends up exceeding his expectations, though. Cassandra Jones is lush and lovely and more than any man could hope for. She seems totally unconcerned with his arm prosthetic and scars. Is it possible to fall in love within a night?
Plus-sized graphic designer Cass is stunned when she realizes Roger really means the words he says. She’s never been on the receiving end of such devoted attention, and it makes her realize how barren her life has been for so long. Roger destroys all of the natural defenses around her heart with his love… and his mistletoe mischief!
Plus, as a special treat, never before seen short-stories with some old favorites! See what happens to Gabe and Zeke and their families over Christmas!