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He’s a wild Texas whirlwind, trying to outrun his painful past.

She’s a sweet Lone Star cowgirl, with deep down-home roots.

Life in the fast lane is how bad boy Cru Cassidy escapes the aching memories of his childhood. Fast cars and fast women—not necessarily in that order—keep the sexy cowboy from caring or thinking too much. When a road trip has him passing through Simple, Texas, where he spent one summer on a boys’ ranch for troubled teens, he can’t help stopping in to see the two old cowboys who run it. When he sees the bad shape the cowboys and the Double Diamond Ranch are in, Cru knows he has to stay and help . . . and his job is made more enjoyable by the beautiful daughter of a neighboring rancher. He hopes to score a ride with the feisty redhead, but Penny is harder to catch than an unbroken filly. And when he discovers the soft heart under the womanly body, he soon starts to worry that he’ll be the one getting broken and tamed. 

Penny Gardener has loved Cru almost as long as she’s loved the Texas ranch she calls home. Unfortunately, when they first met, she was an awkward thirteen-year-old—which explains why Cru fell for her pretty older sister instead of her. Since her family’s happiness has always been Penny’s priority, she tries to push her feelings aside. But when Cru returns and sets his devilish green eyes on her, she struggles to remember that he was her sister’s first love. Discovering his heartbreaking past will finally have her giving into her feelings and putting her own happiness first for a change. But will her love be enough to rope and heart-tie her bad boy? Or will he slip through her fingers like the elusive Texas wind?

 

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He’s the troubled teen turned tortured father.

She’s the responsible good-girl turned protective mama.

And there’s about to be a Texas-sized showdown.

 

Fifteen years ago, Logan McCord was the classic irresistible rebel of the Double Diamond boys’ ranch. Scarred both physically and emotionally from his abusive father, he kept to himself. Except for Evie, the heart-thumping girl from the neighboring ranch. No matter how much he tried to ignore her, the sassy blonde was determined to make him hers, and who was he to turn down some sweet summer luvin’. But her overbearing, mad bull of a father had other ideas. He refused to let a no-good delinquent mess around with his daughter and made sure Logan was removed from Evie’s life. Or so he thought. Now Logan and Evie are back in Simple, Texas, and things are about to become anything but simple.

 

Evie Gardener has never forgotten her brooding bad boy, Logan. How can she when their son looks just like him? But she’ll never forgive the dirty sidewinder for lovin’ and leavin’ her pregnant. Now he’s really overstepped boundary lines thinking he’ll ride in and tame their wild, belligerent teenager for her. Just because the sexy cowboy is longing to mend fences doesn’t mean she’s ready to kiss and makeup. But the more time they spend together, the more Evie learns the truth about Logan’s tortured past. Slowly, Logan and Evie build back the trust they lost . . . until she finds out that he’s still keeping secrets. Now she’s boot stompin’, ass kickin’ mad and it’s going to take more than some country boy charm to calm this little Texas tornado.

 

Can Logan and Evie let go of their insecurities and learn that love is well worth the risk? Or will the mistakes they made in the past separate these Lone Star-struck lovers forever?

 

 

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She’s a sweet southern scientist searching for oil—not a wedding ring . . . until she locks horns with a smooth-talking Texan who makes her an offer she can’t refuse

 

Devlin McMillian has spent the last few years searching for oil . . . and not finding a drop. But she knows she has the right land this time. Only one man stands in her way. A man who is as hot as a two-dollar pistol and as stubborn as a Texas mule. Striking it rich seems to mean nothing to Holden Lancaster. He won’t even give Devlin the time of day. When the ladies of Simple, Texas, suggest that all she needs is a makeover to get Holden’s attention, she readily agrees. But the plan of going from awkward inept scientist to sexually aggressive bombshell backfires, and Devlin becomes the one caught like a fly in Holden’s bad-boy web. Suddenly, finding oil takes a backseat to finding a man who will love her for who she is.

 

Holden Lancaster was the stereotypical rich kid of the Double Diamond Boy’s Ranch. Raised by a driven career mom who put the family business before her kids, he learned to hide the grief he carried over the death of his baby sister behind a charming smile and a bad boy attitude. As an adult and successful attorney, Holden is still hiding his feelings. When a brainy geoscientist starts snooping around his land, Holden fears that the things he buried there from his painful past might be discovered. And he’s not about to let that happen. But before he can get rid of Devlin for good, his controlling mother decides that finding him the perfect mate will fix all her mothering mistakes. If Holden doesn’t want to be stuck with his meddling mom and her list of potential brides, he’ll need to make a deal with the sexy scientist. A deal that will dig up the past and spin his life around like a chicken coop in a tornado.

 

Can Holden finally let go of his past and strike it rich in love? Or will Devlin’s kept secret frack up their budding romance forever?

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This bad boy has met his match . . .

 

Reba Dixon has no illusions about men and what they want from a full-figured woman like herself. She’s been burned before by love and she has no desire to become any man’s sex toy again…especially a Double Diamond heartbreaker’s. But when Valentine Sterling shows up at her boardinghouse demanding she wait on him hand and foot, she has little choice but to comply. If she wants her business to succeed, she needs the famous author’s endorsement. So she’s forced to make a deal with the whiskey-eyed devil: if he gives her great reviews, she’ll meet his every need. She soon discovers that Val’s needs are plenty—then again, so are hers. But can she let down her hair and stop being a country Rapunzel locked away in her boardinghouse? Or will her fear of heartbreak keep her from accepting the bad boy prince of her dreams?

 

Bestselling author, Valentine Sterling has everything a man could want: fame, fortune, and beautiful women. But if he can’t produce another bestseller, Val stands to lose the success he’s worked so hard for. Hoping the peace and quiet of a small town will help him focus on his new novel, he rents a room at the only hotel in Simple, Texas. Unfortunately, the boardinghouse is run by a voluptuous redheaded vixen who is the definition of the word “distraction.” Reba is as real as Val is fake and when she looks at him with her Texas bluebonnet eyes, he feels as if she can see right through his suave confident façade to the insecure bullied teenager he once was. Val wants to keep that side of him well hidden. Demanding star-treatment should do the trick…or so he thinks. But making Reba do his bidding only makes his desire for her stronger. Soon the demanding boss becomes the willing servant. Val will do whatever it takes for just a chance to win this country girl’s heart.

 

It’s going to take a major “plot-twist” from a grumpy aunt and a ghostly great-grandma to give Val and Reba a chance to turn their love story into a happy ending.

 

 

 

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Lincoln Hayes is a badass Texas Ranger who lets nothing get in his way of enforcing the law...until he's stuck with a ditzy ex-beauty queen who enjoys breaking all the rules. Out September 25, 2020! Preorder now!

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