Love is heaven that hurts like hell... Rodeo cowboy Canyon O'Donnell is a champion with more national titles than any pro bull rider in history. He's also one week away from ending his own life. Haunted by mistakes from his past, Canyon isn't looking for redemption, let alone love. But when a beautiful girl with her own tragic past practically falls into his lap, he can't resist taking her under his wing. He can't promise her forever, but maybe he can help ease her pain. A little over a year ago, Lily Lawson was murdered. Now she's back on earth in a new body, sent to redeem a lost soul before it's too late. But her first good will mission is complicated by a powerful attraction to the tortured cowboy she's been sent to save. Soon she wishes she could promise Canyon forever, but she only has a few days and time is running out. Lily's willing to do whatever it takes to save Canyon's life, but what if the one thing he needs is the one thing she can never give? The Lonesome Point Series: LEATHER AND LACE SADDLES AND SIN DIAMONDS AND DUST Twelve Dates of Christmas GLITTER AND GRIT Sunny With A Chance of True Love CHAPS AND CHANCE ROPES AND REVENGE Eight Second Angel **
Just because you’d give your best friend everything doesn’t mean she has to take it. On the heels of a divorce, all Danielle Meyers wants is her annual vacation with sassy, life-long best friend, Smidge—complete with umbrella cocktails by an infinity pool—but instead she’s hit with the curveball of a lifetime. Smidge takes Danielle to the middle of nowhere to reveal a diagnosis of terminal cancer, followed by an unusual request: *“After I’m gone, I want you to finish the job. Marry my husband. Raise my daughter. I’m gonna teach you to how to be Smidge 2.0.” * As Danielle wrestles with this major life decision, she finds herself torn between being true to her best friend’s wishes and being honest with herself. Parenting issues aside, Smidge’s small-town Louisiana world is exactly the one Danielle made sure to escape. Danielle isn’t one for playing the social butterfly, or being the center of attention. And when your best friend tries to set you up on a date night with her husband, it might be time to become the bossy one for a change. In the spirit of Beaches and Steel Magnolias, You Take It from Here is an honest, hilarious, and heartbreaking novel that ultimately asks: How much should we sacrifice for the ones we love the most? **
A sexy second chance romance from NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans The home run neither of them expected… Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted seven years ago. Pike’s broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private, and since leaving Lonesome Point has kept his distance from his hometown. But when Pike’s little sister, Mia, begs him to be the Dude of Honor at her wedding, he can’t refuse. He takes advantage of a break in the season and returns home to find himself thrown together with the one woman he never wanted to see again. Tulsi Hearst is on the verge of losing her Equine Therapy business, and letting down all the kids she’s come to love. After a mix-up with the grant board, she needs to concentrate on finding more funding, not dealing with Pike Sherman, the boy she sacrificed so much for, and the one person she’s ever lied to. And what a lie it is… Pike would hate her if he found out. She knows she should stay far away from the brooding man her summer love has become, but Tulsi can’t resist a slow dance with the only boy who ever made her blood rush. After just a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can’t imagine life without the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi’s secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn’t know he had.
She never expected to see her old flame again. Or be kidnapped by him. The wrong place at the wrong time - that's the only way Sophia Reardon could explain her predicament. She wasn't even an FBI field agent and now she was being taken hostage. By her ex-boyfriend Cameron Branson. The moment Sophia walked into his undercover operation, Cameron warned her that his "employers" would want to break her. So keeping her by his side, pretending not to have feelings for her, was the best way to maintain his role in the dangerous organization, and the only way to keep them both safe. Because if they got their hands on her, she could expose him and his secrets. And then they'd no longer have any reason to keep her around...
Reunited...by a murderer FBI agent Luke Campbell has never been more determined to catch the serial killer who's eluded him for two years. Because this time the monster is after Julie, the ex he walked out on when he returned from Iraq, emotionally scarred and burdened by a secret. Now Luke will do anything--even risk his life--to protect Julie and regain her trust. But it's a tense race against time. Defying FBI rules, Luke keeps Julie by his side throughout a harrowing chase. Once they're finally at a safe house, it's clear to him that the passion they once shared hasn't cooled. Can Luke redeem himself and keep evil away from the woman he refuses to let go of again?
TEXAS-STYLE PROTECTION Sheriff Pete Morrison knew the the secret in his past could destroy his father. Yet instead of resigning his job and exposing the lie, he found himself protecting Andrea Allena beautiful astronomer who witnessed a gun-smuggling operation and a college student's abduction. Determined to be independent, a relationship with her conflicted protector isn't in the cards. No matter how safe she feels in Pete's strong arms. But when things take a turn for the worse and Andrea exchanges herself for the abducted student, only Pete can save her from the horrible fate that awaits her.
He had a ticket...to her bed! Country music star Laci McCall is on the run. Away from her punishing tour schedule and her pushy manager. Away from the exhaustion. All she wants is to escape to her home-away-from-home in Woodsville, Kentucky. But there’s a small problem—her bed at the Bradford Ranch is occupied by a damnably hot country boy...her first love. Kane Dalton is overwhelmed by the fierce lust he’d long thought gone, and feelings he’s tried to forget. He walked away from Laci once—a second time would damn near kill him. Now they have only a small, stolen moment together. Enough to surrender to that lightning-hot electricity once more. Enough to shake them to their cores...before reality crashes in and reminds them that their two worlds were never meant to collide.
An X-rated adventure of a lifetime Love of the wilderness runs deep in Eli Montgomery. The father he never knew, mountaineer Max Quinn, shared that passion for the untamed—and never staying in one place for long. But surviving in the wild requires experience. So when Eli learns that a TV personality is spending the next year living in his grandmother’s remote cabin for a reality show, Eli is convinced the woman will need his help. Lucy Parker is determined to adhere to the strict guidelines of this challenge: no assistance. But the second Eli Montgomery shows up in all his rugged hotness, Lucy’s craving for caramel lattes is immediately replaced by a much more primal, sensual hunger. And out here, no one will know if she breaks all the rules.
Name: Dr. Daniel McCabe Marry, date or one-night stand: The rarest of all...marry. Warning: Gold diggers, keep your distance. Bottom line: Perfect for playing a naughty game of doctor. PI Lisa Cassidy just found the perfect man. Dr. Daniel McCabe is 100 percent hotness. Unfortunately, Daniel's Hot Guys Trading Card doesn't belong to Lisa. It belongs to another woman who's hired Lisa to go undercover and get the real scoop on Dr. Delish. Lisa should keep her distance and stay professional. She certainly shouldn't have hot, lust-filled sex with the subject of her investigation. Especially because Lisa knows never to get too close to anyone...especially a sexy doctor who's hiding secrets.
He's just the guy to ruin her reputation... With a high-profile job opportunity on the line, Claire Miller must go from squeaky-clean wallflower to wild party girl in just one week. To do that, she needs the help of Jason Strong, her favorite client--and secret crush. He's sexy, a notorious bachelor and just the guy to destroy this good girl's rep. Only Claire didn't count on Jason's spontaneous streak, or that his brand of improvising could turn their strictly professional relationship into something intensely personal--and incredibly hot. Now she has to trust him with her future, her body and her deepest secrets. And hope that by week's end, she'll have him out of her system without breaking her heart...