Books 1 through 4 in the Lost in a Boom Town series.
Waltz Back to Texas
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?
That Wild Texas Swing
Liz Salazar has a reputation for being wild, and it’s well-earned. But the women of Evansville, Texas, choose to overlook it since she’s an excellent stylist, with her own shop on the square. But when the handsome young mayor shows interest in Liz, that’s a different story. Suddenly everyone has an opinion, and none of them are positive.
Killian Dawson has always toed the line. He continued his father’s legacy by running for mayor, and is leading the town of Evansville through the changes brought about by the oil boom. His one rebellion is his interest in Liz Salazar. He’s had a crush on her for years, and he’s ready to make his move despite the town’s disapproval.
The reaction of the town is predictable, but the more time he spends with her, the more he knows she’s the one for him. And she is ready to change her ways, but not until after taking him on a wild Texas swing.
Two Step Temptation
Sage McKenna likes to be in charge. In fact, without her as the driving force, the town of Evansville, Texas, wouldn’t be undergoing such a transformation. She's the one steering the revitalization of downtown, keeping her fingers in as many pies as she can reach—renovating shops on the square, running the Sagebrush Saloon, making plans for a bed and breakfast. She’s busy night and day, unwilling to give up control of any of her ventures. She certainly has no time for love.
Musician Flynn Tscheulin is trying to build a name for himself, playing his music at small bars across Texas, following his dream. The Sagebrush Saloon in Evansville still smells of sawdust when he pulls in for his three-night commitment. The uptight blonde who runs the place is nothing like he expected, and he’d love to delve beneath her cool exterior and find her inner fire.
One night shakes up all the carefully laid plans, and the two have to adjust the future they’d envisioned. Can they make room for each other?
The Cowboy’s Promenade
Single mother Juliana Kendrick moves to Texas when her soldier husband is killed. With no family of her own, she is welcomed and absorbed into the family of his best friend, Grady McKenna.
A year has passed, and she’s as much a part of Evansville, Texas, as any of the McKennas. She’s running his sister Sage’s bed and breakfast, is involved in the school, and is falling in love with rancher Trace McKenna, Grady’s older brother.
Trace’s ex has remarried and wants to take his daughter hundreds of miles away. He doesn’t want his daughter to live with his flighty ex and her shady new husband, and feels his only choice is to marry to win custody. He can’t think of a better candidate than Juliana. But he’s so scarred by the whole divorce, he knows he can never love again.
Can Juliana remind him how to find happiness?
Isabella Canales has been Saldana’s prisoner for four long years. Worse, he’s taken away her most precious possession. Except Alex doesn’t believe a word of it. The clock is ticking, and she’s frantic to do anything to convince him to take her home. Even agree to serve as bait to draw Saldana out.
As they push through the tangled jungle dodging bullets and ambushes, Alex fights his growing respect for Isabella’s determination—and an attraction that’s impossible to resist, whatever she’s done. But Saldana never lets go of what’s his. And betrayal is his deadliest weapon.
She also didn’t expect to want to stay at the dig site on the Yucatan Peninsula. But the lure of the ancient ship and, yes, her sexy ex provide more of a draw than the white picket fence she thought she wanted.
Marine archaeologist Adrian Reeves has good reason to trust no one. His former partner—and former best friend—made off with his last archaeological find. And his wife left him, frustrated by his obsession for professional revenge.
Now both Mallory and his nemesis have returned, and it can’t be an accident that they’ve turned up in the middle of the most important excavation of his career. Seeing her again unearths old pain—and rekindles never-forgotten desire. Now he has to decide if he can trust Mallory again. More importantly, if he can trust himself with her.
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.