Until he gets a call from a damsel in distress.
Nurse Jolie Guenther has just moved into the house by the cemetery with her roommates. If the location isn't eerie enough, she starts hearing strange sounds at night.
Luckily, the cute deputy she’s encountered a few times is available to help any time she needs him, whether he’s rounding up trespassers, taking her shooting or making her a brisket.
A series of crises throw them together, so they work side by side to help their neighbors, finding that the more they build on each other’s strengths, the deeper their feelings go. This good-hearted, hard-working woman is reason enough to stay right where he is.
And that's where she catches the attention of Ben Braun, who is having trouble keeping a job, trouble keeping sober. But something about the quiet newcomer draws him. And when he finds out she is expecting a child, well, protective instincts he didn’t know he had come out in him. He has to change his life if he wants to be a part of hers.
The first book in each of MJ Fredrick’s three small town series—travel from the Texas coast to a Minnesota lake town in this boxed set!
Bluestone Homecoming (Welcome to Bluestone Book 1)
War correspondent Leo Ericson returns to his hometown of Bluestone Lake, Minnesota, when his parents notify him his young son is having trouble fitting in at school. Leo doesn’t know how to be a single parent since the death of his wife, and he certainly has no desire to return to Bluestone. But he needs a place for his son, a place where he’ll be with family, while Leo does his job. He’ll stay long enough to get Max settled, then go back to work.
School counselor Trinity Madison watches Leo struggle with his son, trying to overcome the mental barricade she’s erected against the man who sent his son away when he’s perfectly capable of caring for the child. The situation brings about her own unsettled feelings about giving her child up for adoption when she was young. But as she observes Leo’s difficulties, his sacrifices, she softens toward the man.
While he’s in town, he ends up working with some old friends and Trinity on a committee to revitalize Bluestone. The former resort town is struggling and looking for ways to bring tourists back. Leo finds himself charmed, then smitten with the feisty counselor, but will he still love her when he learns her secret?
Waltz Back to Texas (Lost in a Boom Town Book 1)
After growing up in a dying town, with only two restaurants, no movie theater, and no future, waitress Cassidy Simon wants out. For once, luck is on her side when the oil boom comes to South Texas. She’s determined to use it for her advantage, starting up an RV park for the oilfield workers to add to her escape fund. She’s never been out of Texas, and she’s itching for adventure.
Grady McKenna couldn’t get away from his family’s ranch fast enough when he was a teenager, but a tour in the Air Force in the Middle East is enough to convince him there’s no place like home. He’s seen the world, had his adventure. Now he’s ready to contribute to his family’s legacy in Evansville.
Naturally, the woman who draws his attention is the one intent on slipping through his fingers. How can he convince her life with him will be all the adventure she needs?
The Love I Want to Be In (The Off-Season Book 1)
Single mother Brioney Mayburn has learned about responsibility the hard way, working as a maid in the motel in the small beach town of Avalon Island, Texas and looking after her younger brother. Local jack-of-all-trades Blue Maddox was her sister's high school boyfriend, but stayed behind when she went off to college. He's now drawn to Brioney, admiring her drive, her determination to give her daughter the best life she can. But will Brioney look past his beach-bum facade to see who he really is?