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Ethan

A Reluctant Groom and a Runaway Bride…  

Beth Worthington finds herself racing from a wealthy older groom into the arms of a stranger when she defies an attempt by her father to marry her off. Instead, she takes matters into her own hands and agrees to become a mail-order bride with no intention of staying married to her unknown suitor. 

Ethan Fraser is shocked when he discovers his mother ordered him a bride. To save the innocent girl’s reputation, he goes through with the wedding. What he doesn’t expect is for his innocent bride to have plans of her own – that don’t happen to include him. 

When an unexpected snowstorm traps the two together she fights the unwanted attraction and the way of life he has to offer.

Can a rich debutante and a Colorado cowboy learn to live together before the snow melts or will their different lifestyles tear them apart before they have a chance to find out?

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Determined

Revenge or Reprieve? Hell hath no fury like a woman betrayed.

After Hannah Williams is trained to be a bounty hunter, her first goal is to kill her stepfather and rescue all the girls from Mrs. Hutchin’s whorehouse. Knowing her life is in danger, she returns to Hide Town, Texas only to discover the handsome preacher who had refused to help her, being beaten. Hating him for how he’d turned his back on her, she can’t walk away and leave him to die. Showing him mercy, she takes him to her hideout where she soon learns the preacher has secrets of his own. 

Jackson Colster learns another young girl has been sold into prostitution and helps her to escape until he’s caught and beaten by the madam’s goons. Left to die on the prairie, he’s soon rescued by the one face he can’t forget, Hannah Williams. The girl he refused to help. 

Can the preacher keep the girl from seeking the revenge she craves and heal her wounded past or will she help him get over his haunting nightmares? A small-town church, a town run by a corrupted lawman and a crooked madam stand between these two wounded souls.

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Daring

Sometimes the Past Refuses To Stay In The Past

In west Texas, bounty hunter, Ruby McKenzie loves using her beauty and wiles to chase bad guys and bring them to justice. Her married sisters refuse to let her pursue criminals alone so Ruby takes her greenhorn cousin Caroline out on a hunt, where they stumble upon the cowboy who rejected Ruby. Deke Culver, the only man who ever resisted her charm. 

Bounty hunter Deke Culver is shocked when Ruby, the woman he dreams of, rides into his camp and steals his outlaw. After Carolyn shoots a bank robber, Deke convinces Ruby that her cousin is one bullet away from getting hurt. Alone, the two embark on a journey to recapture Ruby’s father’s killer, unprepared for the unfulfilled feelings that are reawakened.

But Deke has secrets that haunt him and keep him from committing to a woman. Can Ruby heal his wounded heart and help him learn to love again? Or will those skeletons keep him prisoner? 

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Dangerous

The Hunt of a Lifetime Becomes a Journey of the Heart

Annabelle McKenzie stays at home and takes care of the farm and the bookkeeping for their family bounty hunting business while her two sisters take all the risks. Except that she’s grown bored and longs for adventure. When opportunity bumps into her at the bank, she recklessly follows her prey out of town. Only she soon realizes she’s chosen the wrong man to hunt.

Beau Samuels has a dark secret that goes beyond the price on his head. And now there’s a wanted poster with his face plastered in every small Texas sheriff’s office.  As if things couldn’t get worse, now he has a novice in a skirt brandishing a gun and determined to collect his reward. Could he get away from the blonde spitfire with his heart intact?

When Annabelle unlocks the secrets to his heart and reveals the true man behind the wanted poster, can she lay aside her scruples and allow herself to love an outlaw? 

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Deadly

Second Chances at Love Can Be Deadly

Heavily burdened with the responsibility of her sisters and her homestead, Meg McKenzie must dress in men’s clothing and take on a job as a bounty hunter. One last captured outlaw will pay off the farm, leaving her free to pursue her dream of becoming a dressmaker. Once again, the man who refused her marriage proposal stands in her way of happiness. 

In the small Texas town of Zenith, only Meg McKenzie could expose Sheriff Zach Gillespie and leave him vulnerable, naked and tied up. To keep her from getting too close to the truth, he must outmaneuver her and guard his secret. Forced to make a difficult decision, will Zach choose Meg, or betray a misguided loyalty.

Can these two look beyond the obvious and find true love?

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Desperate

They Always Get Their Man!

In 1880 Zenith Texas, the McKenzie sisters, Meg, Annabelle and Ruby find themselves penniless after the death of their father. When the bank threatens foreclosure, the women realize they need a way to support themselves. They have three options; marriage, women’s work or… following in their papa’s footstep.

The kickoff book to the Lipstick and Lead series.

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Bella

Love versus ambition! 

Bella Francis is an heiress whose duty is to marry a wealthy young man of her father’s choosing – which is why she ran from that life. Bella follows her friend and fellow suffragette to a western town in Texas, where she pursues owning her own bakery. She finds the perfect space, but the man who owns the building not only refuses to lease to her, but also had the nerve to spark her interest!

Luca Ruffini has a buyer for the family bakery and is in the process of selling the building to pursue his own dreams. His father, who doesn’t want to sell the building, insists Luca put his plans on hold for six weeks to give Bella a chance to fulfill her passion for baking. Yet Bella is a temptation he finds himself unable to deny.

In the end, whose dream will be fulfilled and who will give up their dream for love? Who will concede?

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Abigail

Women Wanted – Feisty, Head Strong Women Need Not Apply

In New Hope, Texas women like children, are to be seen and not heard. Their only job in life is to marry, procreate and be a loyal, obedient wife. Thus the shortage of available women. Until, Abigail Vanderhooten is unexpectedly called home, her head filled with ideas of changing the world where a woman can own a business and have a bank account. This little rebel is determined to bring the town’s laws into the nineteenth century, even if it means sacrificing her reputation.

Jack Turner likes being the mayor in a small, quiet western town where the biggest rabble rousers are cowboys on Saturday night. Everything is about to change when Abigail Vanderhooten, a tiny sprite of a woman returns to town, ready to take on the local laws. While trying to keep the town from splitting apart, he’s surprised how her strong spirit captivates him. And he’s shocked when she manages to worm her way into his bachelor heart, with her controversial ideas of women earning a living the same as a man. 

With a woman’s revolution brewing, will Jack be forced to run her out of town, before he has a chance to convey how she’s changed him. Or will Abigail give up on New Hope, Texas and return to Boston? 

Can love blossom and change a woman and a man with different ideals?

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The Relationship Coach

Exposing the truth about love can bare your own heart.

Documentary filmmaker Reed Hunter is ordered by his boss to expose relationship coach, Lacey Morgan’s Twelve Steps of Dating program. Discovering the matchmaker is not the swindler he thought, catches him off guard. 

Lacey twists him in knots, revealing the value of relationships and shattering his bachelorhood philosophy. But when she learns the truth about the documentary, Reed must choose between reaching his career goals at the expense of Lacey’s or receiving the love he never expected to find. Which will he choose?

A slightly sexy story of two people who are given everything they want. Will they choose what’s best for them?

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My Sister’s Boyfriend

The trouble with identical twins…

He’s back. The one guy she never wanted to see again. Her high school indiscretion, Brent Moulton, has returned to Tyler, Texas. Only Jennifer Riley knows the truth about that night so long ago when she switched places with her twin sister, Julie.

…they look alike.

Fifteen years later, life has thrown them back together. Will Brent overcome his commitment issues and realize that Jennifer just might be the right twin for him.

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A Hero’s Heart

Wade Ketchum is searching for his only surviving sibling when he finds a ready-made family. 

Rachel Cooke is stranded on the Oregon trail with three orphans and a rebellious sister, until gambler Wade Ketchum rescues them. The hardened cowboy is searching to find his long lost brother, is out of cash and has no time for a praying spinster. When Rachel runs out of options, she makes a deal. Wade must pretend to be her husband and help her reach Oregon. But somewhere along the trail, pretending becomes real. Can she help Wade realize that he still has a heart capable of love?

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Wronged

Scandal, Bigamy and Murder 

Marian Cuvier is shocked to learn her husband’s been murdered. Especially after the detective informs her she’s not the only woman he married. There are three Cuvier widows and each one is suspected of murder.

Louis Fournet, Jean’s partner in Cuvier Shipping wants to sell the business, but Jean’s stubborn widow, Marian insists on taking Jean’s place after his death. The intriguing widow is a beautiful temptation, Louis doesn’t need and yet he wants.

Wielding his power to sell the business without her knowledge, Louis must choose between the widow or his dreams. Can Marian learn to trust again or will Louis’ ruthless ambition shatter her heart as well as her future.

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