ALL OR NOTHING…After a very bitter–very public–divorce, high-society surgeon Michael Harper needed a vacation. But his plans for peace and quiet hadn't included falling in love with a stubborn, self-reliant cocktail waitress from the wrong side of the tracks…or the two kids she hoped to adopt. Mansions, money–marriage. Michael was suddenly prepared to offer it all….But Kara Westin refused to take charity from anyone, especially not from a sexy, well-meaning doctor who knew more about family fortunes than family values. Despite temptation, Kara was determined to keep her distance. The only way she'd surrender her pride was in exchange for his heart.
Fake Fiancée…True Romance!The Antonio Banderas lookalike standing on the porch in western gear wasn’t at all what actress Catherine expected. But when the tall, dark and irresistible rancher asked her to play the role of his fiancée to get the local matchmakers off his back, well…it was an offer she couldn’t refuse.Brighton Valley mayor Ray thought he’d come up with the perfect plan. But as his fake engagement awakened stirrings of real romance he soon found himself wondering if he could persuade his co-star to make their arrangement permanent. A proposal from the heart – and a baby on the way! – might just convince her…
When race car driver Chase Mayfield found himself recovering from a car accident at our small-town hospital, the last thing he expected was to fall for the local Florence Nightingale.Who would have thought demure nurse Molly Edwards–the complete opposite of a man who lives on the edge–could lose her heart to a famous playboy? But after cautious Molly succumbed to a single night of passion, both she and Chase crashed headlong into a life-changing surprise: she's pregnant!Can Chase convince his favorite nurse that he's a risk well worth taking–for her and their baby? This reporter bets that Chase will soon be carrying his new bride over the finish line!
Eva Galindo's dream of being a mother was about to come true–twice over. The Brighton Valley biologist wasn't just having a baby…she was expecting twins! Meeting single father of twins Dan Walker seemed like the sweetest twist of fate. How could she not offer to help out the gorgeous Texas rancher–by being temporary mommy to his own adorable pair?Suddenly becoming guardian of his orphaned niece and nephew was a tall order for any man. But Dan couldn't think of a better stand-in nanny than the sloe-eyed mother-in-training. Only, now he didn't want Eva to leave. Maybe it was time to take a chance on both their futures by combining forces and turning two into one big, loving family….
A family-focused cowboy falls hard for the most single gal in town! USA TODAY bestselling author Judy Duarte returns with a new installment of The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow!Toby Fortune Jones has no problem with commitment. He's committed to his ranch, to his family and to the three foster children he's taken in! Lately, though, he can't seem to stop thinking about making a little time for dating. Specifically, one very particular, blue-eyed single gal…Twenty-four years old and Angie Edwards still can't figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. She's tried her hand at everything–even helping Toby out with his adorable brood on occasion. Folks in Horseback Hollow have called her the Queen of First Dates, but now she thinks she might have met her match in the sexy cowboy! Is she ready for true love–and a full house?
They were suddenly…Mummy and Daddy! Conservative businessman Jake Braddock had a heart that was all Texan male – and closely guarded. Following his stepmother’s death, he learned he’d be sharing custody of his five-year-old half sister with a sexy dancer – not his notion of the ideal mummy. Chloe Haskell had barely begun being mother to little Brianna when she found herself at odds with stuffy Jake, who seemed determined to fight her at every turn. But the long-legged beauty soon got under Jake’s skin in more ways than he cared to admit.Now he had to decide whether he was ready to let Chloe into his heart – to help him build the family he’d always wanted…
SHE WAS A WOMAN ON THE RUN…Shattered by her fiancé's betrayal, Lauren Taylor fled California and her society engagement. In a small Texas town, she found a place for herself in the gentle arms of rancher Cole McAdams. He was as honest as the day was long…and as guarded.HE'D GIVEN HER SHELTER FROM THE STORM.Cole had enough problems keeping his ranch afloat and raising his daughter alone. He'd trusted a woman once and been burned, and he knew that Lauren had secrets of her own. But in a time of crisis, could this cowboy find the courage to put the past behind him and finally embrace a future…with her?
SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HEROESHailey Conway believed in making a good, predictable life for herself. Until San Diego detective Nick Granger saved her from a mugger and swept her off her feet–and into bed. Their steamy one-night stand was almost enough to melt the snow that had stranded them together…and then they said goodbye.Except Nick's dark eyes and whispered endearments haunted Hailey's dreams, and continued to set her world on edge. For their night together had conceived more than insatiable passion. They had a baby on the way. And when Hailey shared her secret, she knew the rugged rebel might break her heart…unless he became the hero who saved it.
HE WASN'T THE «RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET» TYPE…T. J. «Cowboy» Whittaker wasn't looking to be anyone's hero, but when vulnerable Priscilla Richards turned her tear-filled blue eyes on him and asked, «Can you help me uncover the secrets in my past?»…well, how could the sexy P.I. say no?His job was simple: escort the sheltered city girl to Texas to meet the mom she'd never known, then hightail it out of there as fast as his boots could carry him. Temptation wasn't on the agendaespecially with a prim New Yorker who most definitely was not his type. But Prissy made him hotter than Dallas in July…and made him want things he'd given up on long ago….