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The Beauty: Growing up, Lily Daltry was the shy, introverted gardener’s daughter who had nothing in common with the five siblings who lived in the fairytale castle on Kingman Ranch. Especially Stetson, a bullying tormenter in a cowboy hat who enjoyed making her life miserable. Her only reprieve was spending time in the garden with her beloved mother. After her mother passes away, Lily leaves for England where she becomes a children’s book author and strives to get over her grief. But when her father gets injured, Lily must return to the Kingman Ranch and face the sad memories of her mother . . . and the bullying brute of her past. Stetson now runs the ranch and has no desire for Lily to be his guest. Can she tame the cowboy beast . . . or will she be devoured?

 

The Beast: The last thing Stetson Kingman needs is to stumble upon a bookish beauty from his past wandering the halls of Buckinghorse Palace. He has enough to worry about with four younger siblings, running a huge horse and cattle spread, and trying to figure out who has it out for the Kingmans and is sabotaging the ranch. Lily should’ve stayed in England where she belonged instead of dredging up the secret Stetson has kept buried deep inside. Just seeing her floods him with dark memories . . . and dammit, desire. When his two randy younger brothers get all cow-eyed over Lily, there’s nothing he can do but claim “first dibs” so they won’t get tangled up with a Daltry woman like their daddy did. Unfortunately, Stetson is the one who gets all tangled up. The fake kisses don’t feel so fake. The sweet caresses much more than a lie.

 

When the dark secret is revealed, and the saboteur deals a deadly blow, can Stetson and Lily put the past behind them in time to make their fairytale dreams come true?
Or is a storybook ending impossible on the wild Texas prairie?

 

 

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The Sleeping Beauty: The oldest daughter of the Kingman dynasty, Adeline Kingman has always been thought of as ranch royalty and a little ol’ cowgirl princess. But Adeline is no princess and her life is anything but a fairytale. For the last year, she’s been riddled with guilt and grief over the death of her childhood sweetheart, Danny, who was killed in Iraq—only days after she broke off their engagement. Her guilt and grief have her sleepwalking through life and spending way too much time hiding in her tower room at Buckinghorse Palace . . . until the town fortuneteller has a dream. A dream where Adeline is the heroine who will save her family from the scoundrel who has been plotting to destroy the Kingmans. Adeline is as much a hero as she is a princess. But when all clues lead to the ranch foreman, Adeline has no choice then to saddle up and prove Gage Reardon is more fire-breathing dragon than cowboy-in-shining-armor. Which shouldn’t be too difficult since every time Gage touches her, he sets her aflame.

The Knight: Gage Reardon didn’t expect his job as the ranch foreman to make use of the skills he learned as a Marine. But when someone starts trying to kill off the Kingmans, the hero in Gage springs to action and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect the family . . . even play bodyguard to the coldhearted princess who broke his marine buddy’s heart. But picturing Adeline as an evil heartbreaker is much easier to do when she’s hiding in her tower. Spending time with her makes Gage realize that Adeline isn’t cruel as much as kind. Isn’t frigid as much as a passionate woman who feels as guilty about Danny’s death as Gage does. Before he can confess the real reason he came to the ranch, Adeline will discover the truth, the villain will strike again, and Gage will have to act fast if he doesn’t want to lose the only woman who can give him a happily ever after.

Can Gage save Adeline from the clutches of the scoundrel dragon? Or will it be the cowgirl princess who rides to the rescue and saves her Texas knight with true love’s kiss?

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Red Riding Hood: All Gretchen Flaherty ever wanted was stability and a place to call home. Dragged from pillar to hitching post by her man-crazy mama on the never-ending search for Mr. Right, Gretchen vows to never waste her time on a manhunt. When she accidentally lands a job as the new housekeeper at Kingman Castle, the loud, boisterous ranch family is all this sweet southern pie baker ever wished for . . . except for Wolfe, the Kingmans’ bad boy brother. She tries to pretend his growl is much worse than his bite, but the western playboy makes her a nervous klutz and no glass of sweet tea is safe around her—because Wolfe will be wearing it. Knowing she will be fired if she can’t win him over, Gretchen decides to seduce the hungry Wolfe with her southern charm and tasty pies. But just when her plan starts to work, Gretchen’s past threatens to ruin her happiness and she’s forced to flee her new home . . . right into the clutches of the Big, Bad Wolfe. Soon she won’t just be baking desserts, she’ll become one.

Big, Bad Wolf: Wolfe Kingman is the black sheep of the Kingman family who has never quite fit in with his perfect siblings. Feeling useless on the ranch, he spends his time carousing and devouring every country maiden in town. But underneath the carefree exterior is a sensitive cowboy who loves his sisters and brothers and is struggling to find his place in the family . . . until a sassy, redheaded housekeeper shows up at the ranch. He knows he should avoid Gretchen at all costs. Not only because she’s become his sister’s best friend, but also because he has no desire to hurt the caring woman who sees him as more than just a bad boy. When his sister asks him to keep Gretchen from fleeing town, Wolfe is forced to offer her a job at his uncle’s failing tavern. Gretchen’s delicious pies and sweet nature turns the bar into a success . . . and a wolf into the type of man who might just be Mr. Right.

But when tragedy strikes and Wolfe retreats into his bad boy shell, Gretchen must decide if she’s going to run away like her mama or stay and fight for her cowboy hero in wolf’s clothing.

 

 

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As the youngest Kingman daughter, Delaney has spent her entire life being protected by her three brothers and big sister--and by every person in Cursed, Texas. This feisty cowgirl is dang sick of it! Delaney is ready to spread her wings, and her womanly wiles, and find herself a hot cowboy to tangle up the sheets with. When she meets a handsome stranger in the town bar one night, she figures she's found the perfect man--a man who knows nothing about her or her big, bad Kingman brothers. Until those big, bad brothers caught her in the act of gettin' some sweet country luvin' from her mystery man. Now there will be hell to pay . . . unless she can convince her overprotective family she's found the man she wants to marry. A fake engagement will give her all the time she needs to thoroughly enjoy some hot Texas nights with no strings attached. Or so she thinks.

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