Ambitious cowboy-next-door Max O’Connor has the means and the desire to buy Wirra Station outright and return it to its former glory. But first, he wants elusive Maggie Walker to know what she’s giving up. He challenges her to live at Wirra Station for three months—with him as farm manager. Just one season–and if she still doesn’t love the place, he’ll gladly pay up and she can be cashed-up and careless, with no ties to anything or anyone.
Three months. Two hearts. One Summer. Roll on.
Kelly Hunter is a romance writer who was born and raised in Newcastle Australia. She earned an honours degree in Rural Science and afterwards worked within the university system as a research fellow in biochemistry. From there I went to the cotton fields as an agronomist, then the Department of Primary Industries, then Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO. She began writing romance stories while she was home-schooling her children. She soon joined the Romance Writers of Australia and became registrar, secretary, vice president and then president before stepping back in 2010. She then completed a two year stint as executive editor for Tule Publishing Group's Holiday imprint which gave her a chance to help shape a new contemporary romance line and work with favourite authors across the globe. Her awards include Favourite Short Category Romance for the years 2011-2013, from the Australian Romance Readers Association and Romantic Novella of the Year nominee 2013 from the Romance Writers of Australia. In 2015 she was named a finalist for the Australian Romance Readers Awards. She won the 2017 Australian Romance Readers Awards, Favourite short or category romance, with her story, Casey.
A year later, Harry Harrison’s bride is still a mystery. Who was she? Where was she? And why did she run? When Harry flies to a Australia for his best friend's wedding, he runs straight into the woman he’s never been able to forget.
All she asks is for their marriage to be kept a secret. All he asks is for a divorce. But after a week together, Harry and Isabella are forced to face what they really want.
From the moment Jack strides into her salon and helps himself to her clippers, Elsa is in lust. He might be a poster boy for the strong silent type, but she senses there’s a good man behind that stoic facade. With her business taking off, Elsa is finally ready for a relationship and Jack is just her kind of man. Not to mention, she’s never said no to a challenge.
Worried their association will harm Elsa’s business, Jack tries to avoid her, but Elsa is irresistible. Soon, she has him believing and hoping for a future with her in Wirralong, but another family tragedy shatters Jack’s fragile dream. Jack knows he must leave Elsa to protect her, no matter the cost to himself.