When former Secret Service agent Alex Stone is asked to impersonate a foreign dignitary who wears a full beard and is rarely seen without his sunglasses, it’s not a problem. But getting someone to impersonate the man’s new bride, a beauty the world adores, is a little bit harder. Melusine Brand looks astoundingly like the pampered princess. She’s also a rough and tumble Oklahoma Tom boy with colorful language. Besides, she’ll never agree.
Only, she does. Alex has to tutor her to survive the glitzy world he’s used to. But when things take a turn and they’re on the run in the wilderness with killers on their heels, it’s Mel’s turn to school him. Depending on each other to stay alive, these two opposites find a love that’s stronger than either of them could have imagined...and hope they can live long enough to claim it.
In high school, Edie Brand had been afraid to even look at Wade Armstrong. He was too hot, to smooth, and his reputation of being able to get any girl to say yes on the first date scared the daylights out of her. Now, though, a bad boy is what she needs. She’s back in town, driven out of L.A. and her lucrative modeling career by a crazed stalker who nearly killed her once. And who seems to have followed her home.
The attraction between these two burns them both, while a dangerous admirer watches, and grows angrier.
Jessi Brand always gets what she wants. And what she wants is part time ranch hand, part time deputy, and full time hunk, Lash Monroe. Unfortunately, her five big (really big) brothers have other ideas. And so does Lash, who had his fill of large families and overbearing “brothers” during his childhood in foster care. He’s a loner and a drifter and he intends to stay that way.
Can the youngest Brand on the ranch handle six uncooperative males and land the man of her dreams? Maybe, but when trouble finds Lash and he heads off to face it alone, everything else takes a back seat, because the Brand family sticks together, and like it or not, Lash has become a part of that family. And when the cavalry shows up, it’s Jessi leading the charge.
Back from the Dead?
Ben Brand is still in mourning for his long lost wife, Penny, although it’s been two years since she died in a fiery car wreck leaving her wedding band as the only identifiable thing on her body. Now he wonders if his endless grief has finally driven him crazy, because he’s seen her, twice now, once outside his gym in town where he teaches martial arts to kids, and ones right outside his bedroom window. Is Ben losing his mind...or experiencing a miracle?
Alter Ego or Ghostly Warrior?
Wes Brand is the black sheep of the family. But lately, he’s become friends with an old Shaman named Turtle who has hidden reasons for wanting to put Wes in touch with his Comanche roots. He convinces Wes to impersonate legendary warrior, Wolf Shadow, to drive archaeologist Dr. Taylor McCoy away from her dig site. His failing health provides plenty of leverage. But when the beautiful doc finds herself falling for both Wes and his ghostly alter-ego, Wes wonders how he’ll get out of the mess he’s made without ruining the powerful feelings beginning to grow between them.
The hottest billionaire cowboys in Oklahoma!
Fans of New York Times bestseller Maggie Shayne’s award winning Texas Brands and Oklahoma All-Girl Brands series, are raving about this new spinoff, The McIntyre Men.
Kiley Kellogg and her twin sister Kendra were raised by a con-man who’s sitting in prison. When Kendra dies in a tragic fire, all Kiley wants is to reclaim her home and start a new life. An honest life. The sprawling ranch where she grew up in Big Falls, Oklahoma, is on the auction block. She only knows one way to raise the funds to buy it. But she’s determined it will be her final con.
Rob McIntyre is the most honest man in town. He surrounds himself with honest people, and has sworn off liars after a beautiful one broke his heart two years ago. He plans to buy a ranch, raise quarter horses, and live a peaceful, honest life in Big Falls.
Then he meets Kiley, who lies to him from their very first encounter. Yet he’s powerfully drawn to her. He convinces himself that he’ll be all right. She’s a terrible liar, completely transparent to him. Instead of letting her con him, he partners with her and they purchase the ranch together.
But Rob is unprepared for the tangled, sticky web of deceit that threatens the entire town when her criminal relatives show up. And even more unprepared the overwhelming power and rapid growth of his feelings for Kiley.
“Maggie Shayne is better than chocolate!” New York Times Bestselling Author SUZANNE FORSTER
Her gothic mansion is cold and filled with secrets. One member of this hostile household wants her dead—and unless she can regain her lost memories, they might just get their wish.
*A substantially revised edition of the story originally titled Kiss of the Shadow Man
“Maggie Shayne is better than Chocolate!”
NY Times bestselling Author Suzanne Forster