catering to the work demands of her ambitious father, a popular Washington
senator, and extricating herself from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Ryan yearns for
the life of which she once dreamed: that of a country singer/songwriter. But
how does one of Washington’s elite shed the slimy skin of politics for cowboy
boots and a Taylor six-string? And can she do it incognito?
six-figure income for a Texas ranch to indulge in his love of the land and,
more importantly, his autistic young daughter. With an intractable ex-wife and
ranch demands beating him down, the last thing Slade needs in his life is a
troubled woman with a fading black eye, the voice of an angel, and a dubious
past. But when need outweighs common sense, he hires the would-be country
singer for a short stint of housework at the ranch.
a past to escape and a dream to pursue, and he has a ranch to build and a
daughter to protect. But they can’t deny their desires or their hearts, and as
their love strengthens it is put to the test. Someone is intent on physical
harm, and Slade’s ex is determined to reconcile. Will the pressures destroy
what Ryan and Slade have started to build? Or will they follow the sounds . . .
of their Heartstrings . . .
her own restaurant, get married. In short order her dreams disintegrated. She
broke up with the man she’d fallen in love with, she lost her job, and her
landlord gave her sixty days to move. She was left with empty dreams and a
woefully small bank account. What’s a woman to do?
in the Houston Police Department and he’d met the woman of his dreams. Then
Fate dealt him two low blows: his woman broke up with him and he was wounded in
a takedown. What’s a man to do.
left to her by an unknown relative, the last person she expects to see is Jack
now working as a sheriff’s deputy. The first time they see each other, shock
waves shook the town. Could he get past the bitterness of the breakup? Could
she realize sometimes goals have to change…for the better? It takes a near
disaster for them to find the answer to that question.
microbreweries he’d added to his family’s chain of roadhouses. Working and
taking care of his nine-year-old nephew didn’t leave time in his life for a
woman. That all changes when Malibu Barbie comes into the western style bar and
orders a Pina Colada, with extra fruit. With her California tan and white
shorts she sticks out like a rose among a field of cacti. He didn’t do
one-night stands, plus he had too much going on in his life to get involved
with a blond-haired bimbo. Causing a scandal was the last thing he needed. He
was so close to achieving his personal goal, and no woman was going to mess it
new job. Driving a U-Haul cross country was a challenge and she’d never
received so many middle finger insults in her life. A hot dog motorcycle driver
cut her off and she missed her exit. Now she was at some honky-tonk bar in the
middle of Fort Mavis, Texas. She was tired and annoyed, but the guy
sitting next to her met numbers one through five on her, a-guy-must-have list:
Long black hair, stone-gray eyes, tall, lean muscular body, and he was close to
her age. Too bad she couldn’t stick around long enough for numbers six, seven
and eight, great in bed.
men from her past, who the Feds have lost track of.
that moves in next door stirs things up unintentionally.
than she already was in?
fresh start and Fort Mavis seems like the perfect place to do it. She’s
determined to work hard and make up for her mistakes, vowing not to repeat
them. Easier said than done. How’s a girl supposed to concentrate when a hot
cowboy keeps rescuing her and pestering her for a date?
damn good at taming wild horses, but apparently he’s far less competent when it
comes to wooing the fairer sex. Or maybe it’s just Laney. He’s never felt this
way about a woman before and he’s afraid he’ll screw it up. Or that his past
will screw it up for him.
have parts of their lives they’d rather not share, but nothing stays hidden
forever. Can they prevent the past from interfering with their present?