Texas beauty Claire Savage learned a hard lesson the day her father left to pursue his selfish dreams. Trust no one.Now in possession of an MBA, and the owner of her own business, she felt in control. A woman like her had no use for church newcomer and former rocker Luke Dawson. What kind of a man had nothing better to do than produce music for her church's youth band? The kind of man she needed to keep an eye on.She never expected Luke's noble spirit to soothe her, yet could even his gentle touch curb her mistrust when his past resurfaced to threaten them both?
She's everything he didn't want…and exactly what he needsMcCarthy Temple, the last unmarried Temple brother, was happy with his safe, predictable world. He had his family, his accounting business and his numbers. He didn't need love. He already had it all…except an assistant. Jacqueline Aimes was the least likely candidate. She was overqualified, gorgeous and only staying in Kilgore long enough to sell her parents' land.But as Jacqueline starts to permeate every aspect of his life, Mac finds it harder and harder to imagine life without her. Jacqueline's passion is her work for children in international war zones, though, not small-town living. So Mac has to find a Texas-size miracle to get her to stay…
Her entire career was hanging on the yes or no of a total stranger? Well, Casey Hardy would just have to show highfalutin British lawyer Barrett Westbrook what she was made of. And that was 100 percent serious Texan businesswoman. She'd worked so hard to prove to her father that she could run their family company.But one no from Barrett, with his ledgers and checklists, and Casey could forget her dreams–which now included a Lone Star courtship by him!
It had to be a mistake. Tara Elliott's grandmother had bequeathed the family office building to Tara – jointly?Her co-manager was Sam Kennesaw, the abrasive but still-handsome man who'd broken Tara's tender teenage heart nine years before. The will stated they needed to make business decisions together. At first the two couldn't agree on anything, but as the building's opening day drew near, the caring, generous man who'd stolen Tara's heart began to emerge.But Tara still couldn't believe she'd thought God meant for them to be together. It would take divine help to get them past a decade of pent-up bitterness…and into each other's arms.
Juggling the care of her toddler son and elderly parents kept young widow Abby Cramer busy from sunup to sundown.Just when she thought she had it all under control, her mother broke her hip at a home-improvement store. Good thing store employee Guy Hardy rushed in to save the day with his quick thinking, big smile and his tender kindness extended toward her whole family – especially Abby.Though she suspected Guy had a secret to hide, Abby wanted to believe he was a man of honor and faith. A man she could trust with her heart.
Could he really be Professor Perfect? A handsome professor in a flannel shirt and a Texas Rangers cap? Returning to university just became less intimidating–and more intriguing–than Sarah Eason expected. As a widow in her thirties and single mom of three, Sarah's hardly a typical coed. Except Professor Cullen Temple is starting to make her feel like one. He's brilliant, attentive, incredibly sweet…and he's winning over her girls. Yet there's something troubled in those gray eyes. Something that makes her wonder if he might be too good to be true.Plus a bonus short story by USA TODAY bestselling author Ingrid Weaver
From the moment Gillian Moore set foot in Temple Territory, she knew it was the perfect place to open her boutique hotel. The fact that it’s also the ancestral home of currently out-of-work Texas cooking sensation Hunt Temple seems like fate.With the cowboy chef in her kitchen, success is practically guaranteed! Too bad their visions of his family land couldn’t be farther apart. Hunt can’t let Gillian destroy his family legacy – not before he and his brothers have a chance to rebuild it. Hunt’s prepared to challenge Gillian at every step and make sure she embraces the local Texas flavour.But despite their differences, they make an amazing team. And not just in business. Yet when Hunt's own opportunity knocks, even Texas may not be big enough for both of their careers.
Photojournalist Erin Gray has seen the world through her camera. But she's never taken a snapshot of the husband and daughter she left behind years ago.After Erin suffers life-threatening injuries, she returns home to heal–with every intention of leaving again. But seeing her Texas Ranger husband with their teenage daughter begins to melt her heart. Daniel never lost faith that some day they would be reunited. Now he hopes that he and Erin can put the past behind and come together as a family forever.
Texas cop Heath Stone knows what it's like to have no home or family. Once a foster-care kid, Heath now appreciates those who help others. Like Olivia Wyatt, the lovely young woman who opened a homeless shelter in a tough part of town. But Olivia's hard work is in danger when Table of Hope is suspected of being a drug front.Heath goes undercover to keep a close eye on the shelter – and Olivia. What he finds is a woman of faith, a woman who feels like family…the family he's always dreamed of.
Widowed father Ben Lamar isn't an expert on parenthood. Especially when it comes to helping his teenage son with special needs.So when a caring child psychologist offers to work with the boy, Ben is relieved. Until he discovers that Alison Stone's ideas are very different from his. Granted, his son is responding very well to treatment. But the lovely doctor is asking way too much of a hardheaded guy like Ben. Such as opening his mind and heart to new possibilities…like love and a forever family.