Once a Rancher

Once a Rancher
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Author: Linda Lael Miller
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780373779680
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes an excerpt from Texas Rebels: Jude, by Linda Warren.

The Carsons of Mustang Creek Complete Collection

The Carsons of Mustang Creek Complete Collection
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Author: Linda Lael Miller
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781488076589
Release: 2020-05-11
Editor: HQN Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Meet the Carsons of Mustang Creek: three men who embody the West find love in these four fan-favorite stories—collected here in one volume for the first time—from New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, queen of the Western romance! Once a Rancher Slater Carson might be a filmmaker by trade, but he’s still a cowboy at heart—and he knows the value of a hard day’s work under the hot Wyoming sun. So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the ranch he shares with his two younger brothers. And since Ryder’s guardian is the gorgeous new Mustang Creek resort manager, Grace Emery, Slater figures it can’t hurt to keep a closer eye on her, as well… But Grace Emery doesn’t have time for romance. When an unexpected threat emerges, she’ll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most—and that love is always worth fighting for. Originally published in 2016 Always a Cowboy Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives, Luce Hale, and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can’t deny the longing—and the challenge—she stirs in him. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who’s stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everything—for both of them. Originally published in 2016 Forever a Hero Mace Carson doesn’t consider himself a hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she’s in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only he’s not selling. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them. Originally published in 2017 A Snow Country Christmas Raine McCall would take snow-covered mountains over a star-studded premiere any day. But when hotshot movie executive Mick Branson arranges dinner on Christmas Eve to discuss a work opportunity, she’s intrigued—by the offer and the man. She’s a no-makeup, no-frills single mom who’s happy with her quiet life. Sharing chili cheeseburgers and sizzling kisses with Mick is sure heating up her holiday, but country girl and power player don’t mix. Their attraction is undeniable—and so are their differences. For Mick, putting down roots in the Wild West wasn’t in the script. But there are some Christmas gifts you can’t walk away from, even when they turn your whole world upside down… Originally published in 2018

Forever A Hero

Forever A Hero
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Author: Linda Lael Miller
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781489216113
Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: HarperCollins Australia

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Forever a Hero is the third book in The Carsons of Mustang Creek series following Once a Rancher (April 2016) and Always a Cowboy (September 2016). For the youngest Carson brother, finding—and fixing—trouble seems to be all in a day's work. For the youngest Carson brother, finding – and fixing – trouble seems to be all in a day's work. Mace Carson is no hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened – but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business...a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling. Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance...against both of them.

The Rebellious Rancher

The Rebellious Rancher
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Author: Kate Pearce
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781420148282
Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Zebra Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Attachment to the land, hard work, and community, sets the folks of Morgantown apart from the everyday, and always brings them back to the ranch—where they might even find love . . . After his father decides to leave the ranch to his older brother, usually calm, steadfast Ben Miller struggles to deal with his resentment. When he’s invited to develop a trail riding experience on the Morgans’ dude ranch, Ben jumps at the chance. Soon he’s assigned a mysterious client, an actress whose family secretly wants her removed from influences in LA. Ben’s determined to teach her to fend for herself. But he quickly discovers she’s more than a pampered pretty face . . . Silver Meadow believes she’s preparing for a serious dramatic role—one that will free her from her controlling parents. She’s certainly not going to be controlled by Ben, especially when he takes her out in the middle of nowhere to learn how to survive. Yet gradually, far from her cell phone, Silver begins to open up to him about her life—and finds they have more in common than they thought. Soon a romance blossoms—but can a jet-setting movie star and a homebody cowboy find the best of both worlds? . . . Praise for The Rancher “Pearce’s fans and contemporary romance readers will want to pick this one up and read it to the end.” —Publishers Weekly “Fans of Pearce’s Morgan Ranch series and all who enjoy contemporary western romances will relish the love story.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

Saved by the Rancher

Saved by the Rancher
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062268020
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Harper Collins

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From the moment rancher Jack Turner rescues Jenna Caldwell Merrick, he is determined to help her. Soon, he is doing more than tend her wounds; he is mending her heart. Jenna is a woman on the run—hunted down by her ex-husband, David Merrick, from the day she left him, taking part of his company with her, to the second she finds herself in the safety of Jack's ranch. More than just a haven, Jack's offering the love, family, and home she thought were out of reach. Jack's support will give Jenna the strength she needs to reclaim her life. The hunted will become the hunter, while David gets what he deserves, when they have an explosive confrontation in the boardroom of Merrick International. But not before Jack and Jenna enter into a fight … for their lives.

The Rancher Takes a Family

The Rancher Takes a Family
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Author: Paula Altenburg
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781949707090
Release: 2018-10-11
Editor: Tule Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rugged rancher Jake McGregor wrangles cattle better than kids, but when he's suddenly saddled with three grieving children, he's determined to step up. His sister's kids shouldn't pay for her error in judgment in naming him guardian. Problem is, he doesn't have a clue what he's doing. And the woman who attempts to help with his every fumble is the one woman he wants to steer clear of... Lacey Anderson loves a challenge, but Jake's already broken her heart once. When his tall shadow darkens the doorway of her classroom, she's ready to shut him out - until she meets her new students, and sees the desperation in Jake's eyes. Emotional intelligence is so not his forte. But she's done banging her head against that wall. Jake, however, is finally ready to learn how to love and Lacey’s the teacher he wants. Is she willing to risk her own heart again to teach him?

At Wolf Ranch

At Wolf Ranch
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062334909
Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything. Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next…unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be… As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?

One Wish

One Wish
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Author: Linda Lael Miller
Pages: 353
ISBN: 0739407856
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"She was the only child of a rich and powerful rancher. He was the son of a drunken ne'er-do-well. But when eleven-year-old Luke Shardlow rescued eight-year-old Charity Barnham from drowning, she promised him one wish ... any wish his heart might desire. Fifteen years later, Charity and Luke meet once more, but the gulf between them seems as wide as ever. Charity is engaged to a neighboring rancher her father has chosen for her. Luke still seems to be a Shardlow to the core -- a drifter, maybe even an outlaw, on a road to nowhere. But things are not always what they appear, for Luke has a few secrets to hide. And as a sweet, sensual passion begins to grow between them, Luke and Charity discover that the only wish either of them long to fulfill is to spend a sweet eternity in each other's arms -- no matter the cost."--Back cover.

A Rancher s Heart

A Rancher s Heart
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Author: Vivian Arend
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781941456309
Release: 2017-11-16
Editor: Arend Publishing Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This cowboy has given up on love, but the new nanny might just make him change his mind. The first in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend. Caleb Stone is wearing too many hats and it’s making him crankier than usual. He’s a cowboy, a father, and the head of his large family—and has been since tragedy claimed his parents over ten years ago. The ranch is struggling, but it's the title of single dad that’s got him tangled up in knots. He needs a full-time, live-in nanny at the Silver Stone homestead in Heart Falls, Alberta, to help with his two little girls, but the woman about to arrive on his doorstep? Tantalizing, tempting, and trouble with capital T’s. Tamara Coleman doesn’t regret the choices that led to losing her job, but she definitely needs a fresh start. When a friend recommends her for a nanny position in a new town, she swears this time it’ll be different. No more acting on impulse—except sexy, gruff Caleb is exactly the kind of man who pushes all her buttons. And what’s more, it’s so much fun to push his in return. Sparks fly between Tamara and her gorgeous boss, but she can’t risk her position, and he doesn’t dare risk his heart. With two people fighting their true natures, something’s going to give. Luckily, there’s more than one way to capture a rancher’s heart. Keywords: Canadian Author, cowboy, western, contemporary, small town For readers who enjoy Lorelei James, Jennifer Ryan, Cora Seton, Maisey Yates, or Harper Sloan.

Restless Rancher

Restless Rancher
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062851840
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you like bad-boy heroes, western settings, and a sexy, sassy heroine you will love Jennifer Ryan's newest Wild Rose Ranch book! Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and Jodi Thomas. One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up—in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him? Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she—who’d been raised by her mother at Nevada’s notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch—only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring. But then Austin’s powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love…

Rancher s Wild Secret

Rancher s Wild Secret
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Author: Maisey Yates
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781488046889
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times bestselling author He’s come to Gold Valley with a hidden agenda… not to fall for his enemy’s daughter! Emerson Maxfield is the perfect pawn for rancher Holden McCall’s purposes. She’s engaged to a man solely to win her father’s approval, and the sheltered beauty never steps out of line. Until one encounter changes everything. Now this good girl must marry Holden to protect her family—or their desire could spell downfall for them all…

The Second Chance Rancher

The Second Chance Rancher
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Author: Kate Pearce
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781420148268
Release: 2019-06-01
Editor: Zebra Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It might be the pride of hard work on rugged terrain, the welcoming community, or the memories—but wherever the folks of Morgantown may roam, they have a way of coming back to the ranch . . . There’s a reason Jackson Lymond left the Air Force, but he’s not telling a soul. He’d rather keep things simple, while trying to start a new life helping his older brother on their northern California ranch. At least Morgantown’s flirty local bartender can keep his mind off the past—that is, until he runs into Daisy Miller . . . Daisy doesn’t really expect Jackson to remember her. Back in school she did her best to blend in—and pretend she didn’t have five brothers who’d hogtie any boy who even looked at her. These days though, she and Jackson might have more in common than just their ranching relatives. After all, they both left home only to return. Trouble is, under the watch of her fiercely protective family, Daisy is longing for some privacy. Letting Jackson into her life could make that even more difficult—or it might be the second chance they’re both looking for . . . Praise for Kate Pearce’s The Bad Boy Cowboy “HW and Samantha are unique and memorable, and this is the strongest story yet in Pearce’s excellent series.” —Booklist

The Wyoming Cowboy

The Wyoming Cowboy
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Author: Rebecca Winters
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780373754557
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Cowboy Who Cares Former marine Carson Lundgren's Wyoming ranch is a place where families of fallen war heroes can find joy and healing. The wounded vet is eager to give back, while rebuilding his own life. The last thing he expected is to fall for his first guest and her young son. Widow Tracy Baretta and six-year-old Johnny have been struggling since losing their husband and father. When they meet Carson, his strength, patience and generosity—along with how great he looks on a horse—leads little Johnny to call him "king of the cowboys." They've fallen in love with the place…and maybe with the man himself. But is Tracy just looking for a surrogate father? Or could this incredible cowboy really be the one who'll make her and her son believe in love again?

The Rancher s One Week Wife

The Rancher s One Week Wife
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Author: Kathie DeNosky
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781488001925
Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It's a quickie marriage to a rich cowboy from USA TODAY bestselling author Kathie DeNosky! Blake Hartwell is a sexy-as-sin rodeo champion with money to burn and a way with the ladies, but to Karly Ewing he's her soon-to-be ex! Their whirlwind affair ended with Vegas "I dos"—but saying yes was a mistake. So Karly heads to his ranch, divorce papers in hand, only to be stranded with the man she can't resist! Will temptation lead them to happily-ever-after? Or will Blake's secrets tear them apart for good?

The Rancher s Wager

The Rancher s Wager
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Author: Maisey Yates
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781488070334
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tempers flare as passion takes over in this new Gold Valley Vineyards novel from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates! This wealthy rancher has placed his bet… And it’s winner takes all! No one gets under Jackson Cooper’s skin like fellow ranch owner Cricket Maxfield. Now, facing off at a charity poker game, the stakes get personal. Jackson finds himself on the losing end… And paying up means being the ranch hand at Cricket’s beck and call. In close quarters, tempers flare—and the fire between them ignites into a passion that won’t be ignored… From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. Gold Valley Vineyards

Always a Cowboy

Always a Cowboy
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Author: Linda Lael Miller
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781460394137
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: HQN Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He's the middle of the three Carson brothers and is as stubborn as they come—and he won't thank a beautiful stranger for getting in his way! Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can't deny the longing—and the challenge—she stirs in him. Luce Hale is researching how wild horses interact with ranch animals—and with ranchers. The Carson matriarch invites her to stay with the family, which guarantees frequent encounters with Drake, her ruggedly handsome and decidedly unwelcoming son. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who's stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everything—for both of them. Don’t miss Country Proud, the second book in Linda Lael Miller’s Painted Pony Creek series about three best buddies whose strength, honor and independence exemplify the Montana land they love.

Her Renegade Rancher

Her Renegade Rancher
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Author: Jennifer Ryan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062435378
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With their hearts' desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men No one knows better than Colt Kendrick that life can change in an instant. He lives without regrets except for one: not making the gorgeous woman he sees every time he walks into the local diner his. Luna Hill is haunted by the heart-stopping kiss she and Colt never should have shared. Their timing has always been off. Just as sparks begin to ignite again, she is offered a job that will take her far from their ranching town. But when a dear friend dies unexpectedly, leaving Luna a staggering gift, she has a chance to stay and finally make her long buried wishes come true—even ones that involve the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known. Not everyone is happy with Luna’s good fortune, and as they make their feelings dangerously and abundantly clear when she falls in their crosshairs, Colt will do anything he can, risk everything he has, to keep her safe. Because Luna showed him he has a heart...and it belongs to her.

Her Billionaire Rancher Boss

Her Billionaire Rancher Boss
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Author: Genevieve Turner
Pages: 220
ISBN:
Release: 2015-08-16
Editor: Penny Bright Publishing, LLC

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The handsome cowboy is completely off limits… Benedict Merrill is the perfect cowboy: rugged, wealthy, and handsome as sin. He’d be perfect for Pilar… if he wasn’t her boss. In her wildest fantasies she’s in his bed every night, but there’s no way she can seduce him. Not unless something changes. She can be his… but not forever… To escape the burning tension between them, Pilar only has one option: resignation. But once Benedict has her two weeks notice, all bets are off. He wants her between the sheets, on the floor, and anywhere else he can have her. A short steamy affair should be everything Pilar could hope for.  But what will she do when her heart wants more? Can she convince her rancher to stay with her for good? western contemporary romance, rancher hero, latina heroine, workplace romance, boss secretary romance, BBW, california, multicultural romance

Her Reluctant Rancher

Her Reluctant Rancher
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Author: Anne Marie Novark
Pages: 204
ISBN:
Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Anne Marie Novark Books

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Trevor Callahan's long estranged grandfather is dead. As a kid, living with the stern old man had been pure hell. Trev returns to Stone Creek for one reason and one reason only: To sell the Rocking C Ranch. Maybe then he can put his past behind him and move on. Beth Evans once confused lust for love and vows never to let it happen again. The bookmobile driver is trying to raise funds to build a new library. The late Hank Callahan bequeathed one million dollars for the project, but he attached one stipulation: Do not let his grandson sell the ranch. EXCERPT: He leaned across the desk. “You know, we haven’t discussed the kiss the other night.” She scooted the chair back. “There’s nothing to discuss.” He stood and slowly came around the desk, reached for her hand and pulled her to her feet. “I want to kiss you again.” “That’s probably not a good idea.” Oh, lord. She was playing with fire and if she wasn’t careful, she was going to get burned. Bad. “Probably not. I know you said we’d never kiss again. But don’t you want to kiss me? Can’t you feel the pull between us?” “Yes . . . No!” She jerked her hand free and started backing away. He followed, closing in on her until she bumped against the library table. “Just one kiss, Beth. One kiss can’t hurt.” Before she could react, before she could reply, Trevor wrapped his arms around her, covered her mouth with his and God help her, she was a goner. KEYWORDS: Texas romance, cowboy romance, single mom, librarian, small town, alpha male, tortured hero, secrets, steamy romance

The Lone Rancher

The Lone Rancher
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Author: Andrew Grey
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781634769136
Release: 2016-02-15
Editor: Dreamspinner Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Can Aubrey manage until he can quit performing as a weekend stripper to save the family ranch and find love with Garrett?