As a first-year university teaching assistant, historian Grant Fennell was quietly infatuated with a beautiful student in his class. Now the teacher-student taboo is gone, and he can finally pursue the unforgettable Carla Gill…but he doesn’t have much time to do it. He’s earned his PhD and is heading home to Ireland immediately to start a new job.
As luck would have it, Carla’s in desperate need of an expert who can help her unravel the Irish half of her family tree, and she’s willing to tag along.
Traveling to a foreign country with a man she hardly knows is the boldest risk the nervous artist has ever taken, but Carla can’t pass up the opportunity to learn about her late father’s roots and about herself. After battling years of depression, she’s ready to come out of her shell. She’s ready for passion again, and the devastatingly charming Grant awakens her boldness.
It only takes Grant a few days to be convinced that sexy, quick-witted Carla is still worthy of obsession, but Carla worries they’re moving too quickly. Playing off Grant’s assertive spontaneity, her long-stifled audacity is surfacing, and she’s certain he’ll become disenchanted. She’s not the saint he thought she was, and the torch he’s been carrying for her for so long might be overdue to burn out.
This is the second edition of a work originally published by Lyrical Press in 2013.
Holley Trent is an award-winning and bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and erotic romance. See her full backlist of titles, including other stories in the Hearts and Minds series, at her website, holleytrent.com.
Photojournalist Erica Desoto hadn’t set out for Ireland looking for a hookup, either, but being abroad incites a spark of adventure in her. Curt is way too smart and a little cynical, but he makes her laugh and think rebellious thoughts. For the first time in over a decade, she starts to believe that she deserves more from her relationships. Further, she wonders if the inscrutable Irishman could be the missing piece to her bold new life.Frustratingly, Curt is repelling anything resembling commitment. His family has too many embarrassing secrets, and he’s terrified that if he fully falls for Erica, she’ll be the one who quits first.
With the education system in Storafalt sorely lacking, rancher John Lundstrom thought hiring a private tutor would ease some of his considerable stress. What he didn’t expect was a powerful mutual attraction with Ronnie or her steadfast refusal to let him properly court her. She’s on a one-year assignment and wants no entanglements when it’s time to go home to North Carolina.
An unplanned pregnancy and Ronnie’s ensuing deception spins the Lundstrom ranch into a major upheaval. John refuses to let Ronnie run away with his daughter, but he may be forced to compromise when her homesickness threatens to drive a wedge between the two lonely hearts once and for all.
Teaching the Cowboy is a book containing the following themes: western romance, cowboy romance, small town romance, secret baby, bwwm
When her search lands her outside Maria, New Mexico, a surly ranch hand pegs her as an annoying stray dog. Desperate to keep his new job, cowboy Austin Stuart plans to get rid of the distraction. Yet, according to his little brother, the dog is really a human, and she’s on the run. Could this get more ridiculous? But he soon finds out shapeshifters are very real…and all signs point to Austin being Sheena’s mate.
After a lifetime spent recovering from one embarrassing social gaffe after another, Austin is open to trading his solitude for a chance at having a partner who’s kind about his rough edges—and no one’s sweeter than Sheena. Unfortunately, Sheena is still under her abusive father’s thumb, and she knows he’s waiting for her back in Sacramento.
It’s up to Austin to convince her that the bravest thing she can do is stay in Maria—not only for him, but so she can incite lasting change in Coyote culture as well.
Also available in the Masters of Maria series:
1 - The Demigod's Legacy
2 - The Angel's Hunger
3 - The Wolf's Joy
4 - The Coyote's Chance
The thing is, Andrea Ridge doesn’t expect him to. In spite of Peter being a killer-for-hire, he’s one of the few Bears she feels completely at ease around. She’s used to being the weak link—the victim—and believes that when mating season passes, he’ll change his mind.
Sweet Drea is the soothing mate Peter craves, and bold Peter is the protective companion Drea needs. But if they can’t convince themselves that they deserve each other, they’ll miss the only shot they’ll ever get at true love.