A romance writing career has brought Vicki Lewis Thompson many wonderful things –New York Times bestseller status, an appearance on LIVE with Regis and Kelly, the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, thousands of readers, many dear friends, and the cutest little yellow convertible in the world. Her career has also given her work she loves.
Although she’s written more than 100 books, she continues to be fascinated by the many ways that a man and woman fall in love. The age-old story remains a challenging puzzle to be solved anew with each book. That makes her a very lucky person, indeed.
A Marriage-Minded Cowboy
Orphaned at a young age, Austin Teague found a loving foster home at Thunder Mountain Ranch. After four years away, he's back in Wyoming for a family wedding…with hopes to plan his own nuptials once he finds his ideal bride. Between their mutual off-the-charts attraction and easy camaraderie, it seems as if Austin and gorgeous videographer Drew Martinelli are made for each other.
Drew cherishes her independence—in her job, and during this time-out from her boisterous Montana clan. But the sexy, straight-shooting brother of the groom wants to settle down—now!—and Drew isn't ready to say "I do." What if that means giving up the chance to have it all with the smoking-hot cowboy of her dreams?
From lone wolf to family man
When trick roper Zeke Rafferty sees Tess Irwin standing on his front porch, memories of two unforgettable days—and nights—come flooding back. But when the pretty schoolteacher reveals that one plus one will soon equal three, Zeke is stunned. Then he remembers his manners. And asks Tess to marry him.
If you turn down a handsome cowboy's proposal, is it okay to still want to kiss him? Wait, no! Tess doesn't want a husband. Besides, she's holding out for love. A man has a right to know he fathered a child, but beyond that, Tess is raising this child alone. Zeke proved he can make a baby. But can he make the grade as a loving husband and dad?
Return to Thunder Mountain
Matt Forrest was born to be an actor, but grew up a cowboy. That's why, when things go haywire after he shoots his first Hollywood movie, he retreats to Thunder Mountain Ranch. Because it's home—where his parents and foster brothers can help Matt find what he really wants out of life. So when someone he wants follows him to Wyoming, things get very interesting!
PR agent Geena Lysander isn't about to lose one of her best new clients—so she goes after him! And, yes, it's complicated…because she is attracted to Matt, and not just for his movie-star looks. As she gets to know the man behind the cowboy, their professional relationship becomes passionately personal. Could Matt's next big role be as Geena's leading man?
Sometimes first love deserves a second chance…
Former Air Force pilot Ryker McGavin would rather face enemy fire than fly April Harris to Kalispell, Montana. Eleven years ago she broke his heart, and the wound still aches. But when her sister goes into labor two weeks early, he’s the only one who can get her there in time. And he will, even if it kills him. Then the starboard engine conks out.
Ryker has returned to Eagles Nest looking hotter than ever and rocking a tribal armband. April’s far from immune, especially after he saves her life, proving he’s every inch the hero she claimed she didn’t want. But he’s a soldier and she’s a pacifist. They were doomed from the beginning. Unfortunately, her traitorous body doesn’t agree. It’s crying yes even as her brain is screaming no.
If they surrender to temptation, will they be trapped forever in no man’s land?
A Cowboy’s Return is the third book in the McGavin Brothers western romance series from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Sons of Chance and Thunder Mountain Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, memorable characters and a touch of humor, you’ll love A Cowboy’s Return.
THE MCGAVIN BROTHERS
A Cowboy's Strength (Book 1)
A Cowboy's Honor (Book 2)
A Cowboy's Return (Book 3)
She was one of the guys until she kissed him…
Cody McGavin is thrown for a loop. Faith Underwood has announced she has a vexing condition. Virginity. And she wants him to remedy the situation. He hasn’t been involved with a virgin since he was one and he’s not convinced he’s up to the challenge.
Faith hadn’t given much thought to sex. Then she saw Cody. He’s the perfect choice to show her what she’s been missing. He’s gorgeous, trustworthy…and leaving town in two weeks. But first she has to convince him to go along with her plan.
How can she seduce a sexy cowboy when she’s been an ugly duckling all her life?
A Cowboy’s Honor is the second book in the McGavin Brothers western romance series from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Sons of Chance and Thunder Mountain Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, memorable characters and a touch of humor, you’ll love A Cowboy’s Honor.
Step One: Survive Alaska
Nerdy personal assistant Mitchell J. Carruthers has a problem. He’s trapped in Porcupine, Alaska with a smorgasbord of wacky locals and Ally Jarrett, the heiress he’s supposed to protect. Her unscrupulous uncle has promised to help launch Ally’s photography career, but what he really wants is her fortune and he’ll stop at nothing to get it.
Suspicious of the predatory woman her uncle brings in as a mentor, Mitchell tracks Ally’s every move, even in the bedroom. With a blizzard raging outside, the heat turns up inside, and Mitchell’s professional detachment cracks. He’s determined to be the hero she needs, even if that means sacrificing his life…and his heart.
Nerd Gone Wild is a stand-alone book in NYT bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson's popular Nerd Series. If you enjoy laugh-out-loud adventures and romance where the nerd gets the girl, you'll love Nerd Gone Wild.
Nerd Gone Wild was originally published in 2005 by St. Martin's Press
A rollicking nerd romance from the New York Times bestselling author who brought you Nerd in Shining Armor!
A cruise for single nerds hits a little too close to home for P.I. Lex Manchester, but he can’t say no when curvaceous makeup artist Gillian McCormick becomes the sole witness to a murder and is on the run from the killer. The plan? Hop onto a cruise ship bound for Mexico with Gillian disguised as a Marilyn Monroe look-alike and Lex as her nerdy, undercover bodyguard.
But their safe haven becomes a prison as mysterious accidents convince Lex that someone else is in disguise and onboard – the man who wants Gillian dead. Lex is determined to protect her, but he didn’t count on his heart becoming part of the equation, placing him in a no-win scenario. Whether he succeeds or fails, the ship will eventually dock...and he’ll lose her forever.
This is a stand-alone book in Vicki Lewis Thompson's bestselling Nerd Series. If you like laugh-out-loud adventures and romance where the nerd gets the girl, you'll love Nerds Like It Hot.
Nerds Like It Hot was originally published in 2006 by St. Martin's Pressruly her nerd for all seasons…
When friendship ends, passion begins...
Zane McGavin is fit to be tied. His childhood friend Mandy Fielding has waltzed into town and announced she’s moving her mother to New York. Never mind that her mom loves Eagles Nest, Montana and would be miserable in the big city. He’s determined to talk Mandy into seeing reason but his plan backfires and he ends up kissing her instead.
Mandy has a few choice words for Zane McGavin and his opinions. She expected him to support her plan but instead he’s crossing her at every turn…and looking too damned sexy doing it. When did her former playmate turn into a gorgeous cowboy? And why does he have to kiss better than any man she’s ever met?
She’s convinced she knows what’s best. So is he. Will they both lose in this battle of wills?
A Cowboy’s Strength is the first in the McGavin Brothers western romance series from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Sons of Chance and Thunder Mountain Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, memorable characters and a touch of humor, you’ll love A Cowboy’s Strength.
Blame it on the Stetson…
Brant Ellison's easygoing nature makes him one of the most sought-after horse trainers in Wyoming. His powerful muscles don't hurt, either. Nothing makes Brant happier than training a new colt at his foster home, Thunder Mountain Ranch—except maybe the colt's sexy new owner, if she wasn't all work and no play.
Aria Danes hopes that once trained, the colt will help her injured brother. But Brant is proving to be a distraction from her responsibilities—she has a wicked urge to strip him from his hat to his boots. Ride 'em, cowboy. Aria and Brant can't get enough of each other. Their craving is insatiable, even if they have nothing in common. Even if some cowboys can never be tied down…
A second chance to make a good first impression . . .
Garrett Upton just met his company’s new lawyer, Jocelyn Salisbury – and she’s the woman he spent a pleasure-filled night with during her sorority’s Halloween party. But he was a nerdy engineer who’d taught himself Klingon and she was . . . not, so he chose to hide his identity.
Seven years later, he’s a sought-after cyber cop with an upgraded wardrobe and a toned body. Sparks fly again, but she thinks she’s meeting him for the first time. He’s reluctant to reveal their history, but the omission begins to feel like a lie. His sense of justice won’t allow him to keep her in the dark but telling her the truth could destroy their chance at happiness.
Shaking up the straight arrow . . .
Pin the Tail on the Donkey wasn’t how Frazer Krause expected to spend a Friday night out with Dulcie Hilgendorf. As the hardware specialist for his tech company, he volunteered to follow Dulcie around all weekend while she beta tested a produce app. Little did he know she’d drag him to a boisterous family birthday party where everyone’s convinced he’s her boyfriend.
Frazer’s always kept his emotions close to the vest, which has led to a string of failed relationships. Dulcie’s not about to let him stay behind the walls of his comfort zone, and he’s shocked to discover he enjoys the increased freedom. But freedom comes at a price. Is he willing to let go of his inner perfectionist to keep the woman he loves?
His brother’s ex . . .
Software developer Rylan Krause is under the gun. The produce app he’s designing isn’t coming together and time is running out. But a reluctant trip to the grocery store with his brother’s ex-girlfriend gets him up close and personal with vegetables and gives him exactly the inspiration he needs. Miranda Travers is a nutritionist, a four-letter word in Rylan’s pizza, soda and chips lifestyle, but she’s his key resource for the app.
Miranda may have initiated the breakup with Frazer, but Rylan always assumed she preferred guys with his brother’s reserved demeanor. Then the intimacy of a home-cooked meal designed to change his junk food ways leads to an outcome he never imagined. When he realizes that Miranda yearns for a spontaneous guy like him, he’s torn between loyalty to his brother and desire for his brother’s ex.
Friends to lovers?
Anthony James Bainbridge IV has everything a millionaire could want – a penthouse apartment, a Maserati and an up and coming tech company he founded with his three best friends. But the one thing he doesn’t have is the love of his life. Charlotte Wingate’s been his friend since they were five and now she’s in charge of his HR department.
Beautiful and popular, Charlotte always belonged with the cool crowd while Tony hung with the nerds. She’s out of his league, but even if he wanted to ask her out, she’s his employee and therefore off-limits. But when Charlotte suddenly makes it clear she doesn’t want to be off-limits, he has to decide whether to go all in, knowing he might lose everything.
The New York Times bestselling author of Crazy for the Cowboy ropes another sexy Texan in a novel of untamed, passion-filled romance in the Panhandle.
Expert rider Mac Foster’s got it bad for Anastasia Bickford, but he’s fighting it. Not only is she a friend—she’s his boss’s sister, making her the last person he should be lusting after. To make matters worse, she’s creating a name for herself as an artist, and it’s only a matter of time before the world comes knocking at her door.
Though Anastasia has a growing reputation for her vivid drawings of a legendary wild stallion they call the Ghost, she’s never seen him. A secret fear of horses has forced her to rely only on photos. Since no one knows the Ghost better than Mac, he can help her overcome her fear by teaching her to ride. But in order to get closer to the stallion, she’ll have to get closer to the man.
The last cowboy…
All work and no play makes Finn a dull cowboy. Since his divorce, Finn O'Roarke has put all of his time into his Seattle-based microbrewery, unaware that back in Wyoming, his foster parents are on the verge of ruin. Now Finn and his foster brothers are trying to save Thunder Mountain Ranch—and only one woman can help them turn it all around.
Marketing guru Chelsea Trask has had a thing for the gorgeous brewer for ages. When they work together at Thunder Mountain Ranch, however, she starts to see Finn's cowboy side. And it's irresistibly hot. Best of all, the attraction that's been sizzling beneath the surface has erupted in some very sexy situations. But is Chelsea falling for the real Finn…or for the cowboy he used to be?
The lone cowboy…
Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a living—flipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those "exceptions" have talked Damon into working on a new project with a carpenter named Phil…
Only, "Phil" is a nickname for Philomena Turner. She has a wicked way with carpentry and an even wickeder way of turning Damon's head. And the chemistry is like a lightning bolt of lust. But Phil wants a family and a home, and no hotshot cowboy—even a tantalizingly sexy one—will change that. All she can steal are a few nights of sizzling passion before she has to set this lone cowboy free…
The lost cowboy…
Thunder Mountain Ranch was the only place cowboy Cade Gallagher had ever called home. But after he and Lexi Simmons broke each other's hearts, he left it behind, along with his foster family. Since then, Cade has drifted, looking for something—anything—to call home. Until a call from Lexi changes everything…
Cade has been gone too long. His foster mother is hospitalized, and the ranch is in deep financial trouble. Yet even as his world crumbles, Cade's hunger for Lexi is almost as tangible as the taste of her lips and the way her body fits deliciously against his. It's bittersweet surrender. But Lexi isn't the girl she used to be, and she's determined to have the hot cowboy in her bed only if she keeps him out of her heart.
The New York Times bestselling author of the Wild About You series delivers the first in a brand-new series that takes readers on the wild ride that comes with loving a cowboy.?
When Vince Durant left Bickford, Texas, he was a rowdy cowboy just looking for a good time. He also left unfinished business. He hadn’t captured the Ghost, a wild stallion that roams the hills, and he never convinced Georgina Bickford to go out with him. Georgie might be a lost cause, but the Ghost has been calling his name ever since....
When Vince returns to Bickford, he finds his old stomping ground a shell of what it used to be, and Georgie still wants nothing to do with him. To her, he’ll always be the womanizing cowboy she knew seven years ago.
And when Vince comes up with a plan that might restore Bickford to its former glory, Georgie wonders if the rough-and-tough cowboy has truly changed. As they get closer, Georgie will have to decide whether to resist Vince’s charm or to attempt to tame the wild stallion who’s stolen her heart.
The right man for the job…
California teacher Zach Wainwright doesn’t know a socket wrench from needle-nosed pliers, but landing a job as a live-in handyman for a widow is the answer to his prayers. He’s a smart man. Surely he can handle the small maintenance needs of a little old lady in exchange for a peaceful, inexpensive room while he’s in Illinois working on his doctorate.
Widowed Diana Thatcher’s struggling with a creaky old house and two boisterous daughters aged twelve and thirteen. An elderly scholar who can pay rent and make minor home repairs sounds perfect until she discovers he’s a bronzed Adonis. His handyman skills are questionable, but he shows a talent for mending broken hearts. Unfortunately, her family doesn’t need a temporary patch. They need a man who can build a foundation for the future.
Note: Previously published by Harlequin in 1986, this Vintage VLT edition has been significantly re-edited and updated.
A Romance Writers of America® Collection
From Romance Writers of America® comes a never-before-published collection of tales that showcases the breadth and complexity of the world's most popular genre of fiction!
New York Times bestselling authors Cindy Gerard and Allison Brennan bring the thrills in their tales of romantic suspense.
New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries and Courtney Milan take you on a trip back in time with lush stories of historical romance.
New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Joan Johnston show the wonder of contemporary romance, while New York Times bestselling authors Monica Murphy and Laura Kaye's New Adult romances delve into the evolving Millennial perspective.
And editor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day's tale of angels and sizzling desire takes readers to the edge with paranormal romance.
From the first love of Young Adult romance to tales of second chances, LGBT romance to the realms of the supernatural, contemporary to historical, suspense to inspirational, the genre of romance has a story for every reader and this blockbuster inaugural collection from Romance Writers of America showcases it all!
Plus tales from:
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Harper St. George
A Christmas kiss from a cowboy…
Ben Radcliffe reckons it'll be a cold day in hell before he considers a serious relationship or family of his own—with good reason. When he delivers a "secret" present to the Last Chance Ranch, however, Ben catches a glimpse of what family could be. And suddenly this lone cowboy finds himself under the mistletoe…planting one heck of a kiss on a stunning woman!
Genealogist and academic Molly Gallagher is all about family. And even if Ben's secrets make him as skittish as a wild mustang, there's nothing Molly loves more than an enigma. Especially a ridiculously sexy one! But the magic of Christmas—and the Last Chance Ranch—might not be enough to wrangle a cowboy who can't trust himself…
New York Times Bestselling Author Vicki Lewis Thompson presents a sweet, sexy novel about saddling up, getting lucky, and finding love....
Sorority sisters Melanie, Astrid, and Valerie have been inseparable since college. Even years after graduating, they still get together to debate their favorite topic: Who is the perfect man?
While growing up on a ranch, Melanie always assumed that she’d marry a cowboy until a Parisian adventure introduces her to a dashing Texas billionaire and makes her doubt what she really wants.
Astrid’s parents expect her to settle down with someone rich, but when she can’t keep her hands off a hardworking and handsome rancher, her world turns upside down....
After a terrifying accident, Valerie doesn’t expect ever to risk love again until she meets the one man no woman can resist: a billionaire cowboy....
As the three argue over what makes a man a great catch a pocketful of dollars or spurs on his boots they discover that the perfect man is sometimes exactly what you’d least expect....
Perfect is good.
Imperfect is even better…
City-slicker lawyer Jeannette Trenton is about as welcome at the Last Chance Ranch as a rattlesnake at a square dance. She's there to atone for one major mistake. But Jeannette's pretty sure righting her big wrong does not include thinking lustful thoughts about the ranch's new cowhand….
Zach Powell knows Jeannette's type—a wound-up-tight perfectionist with one eye on her email at all times. Heck, that used to be him. She needs to shake it loose, face her imperfections and allow herself to make mistakes. There's definitely no mistake about the wickedly sexy vibe between them. This gal is gonna have to "cowboy up"…or miss the ride of her life!
There ain't a rider that can't be thrown. And large-animal veterinarian Regan O'Connelli was thrown hard when he discovered his fiancée with his best friend. Now he's starting his life over at the Last Chance Ranch, run by the tightly knit Chance clan. But damned if his libido hasn't perked up over the spirited redhead who looks a lot like trouble….
Lily King is the queen of anti-structure. Turns out, that makes running a horse sanctuary a challenge. Regan's help is exactly what Lily needs—not to mention the seriously sexy sparks that are flying between them. Now she just has to convince this fallen cowboy to dust himself off and get back in the saddle…and into her bed!
Win it all, or lose it all?
Giselle Landry is in Las Vegas to haul her wayward brother back home. But casino owner Luke Dalton is also looking for her brother, who has run off with his little sister. The two should join forces, but Luke is unaware that Giselle’s brother is also fleeing his duties as the future alpha of the Landry werewolf pack?which includes his Were bride.
The Landrys don’t believe in Weres mating with humans, and Giselle is no exception. Though Luke is wealthy, gorgeous, and protective, Giselle can’t let herself get close to him, even to solve their shared dilemma. But the tension wears away her resistance, and after a wild night with Luke, she is shocked to find she’s fallen for him.
But Luke still doesn’t know Giselle’s true identity. And once their siblings are found, Giselle must return to San Francisco. Can they overcome the odds?or will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?
Darcie Ingram was Nolan Bradbury’s secret high school crush, but back then he was a short, skinny nerd and Darcie ran with the popular crowd. He’s no longer short or skinny, and billionaire Fagan Harcourt has tapped the talented astrophysicist to head up a ten-year-project to colonize Mars. Nolan’s at the top of his game, yet when Darcie shows up for his Mars lecture at an LA Space Expo, he reverts to his old awkward self.
A professional astrologer and intuitive, Darcie discovers that Nolan’s a hot geek with serious sex appeal and his nervousness with her makes him even more adorable. She admired him in high school for daring to be himself, while she hid her metaphysical abilities for fear of being ridiculed. When she senses Nolan’s in danger from a jealous colleague, she offers her intuitive skills to help him. Nolan’s not into “woo-woo stuff,” but unless he can accept views different from his own, he’ll put himself at risk . . . and the woman he loves.
Just get up and ride...
Much to his family's displeasure, Michael Hartford pens popular Western paperbacks. But despite his cowboy image, he's more Central Park West than Wild West. With a major photo shoot coming up, he'll need to be a cowboy-not just look like one! And Michael has only a week at the Last Chance Ranch get the giddy-up in his game....
After a girl-fight scandal, socialite-turned-housekeeper Keri Fitzpatrick is cheerily unrepentant as she waits for the dust to settle. It's not long before she discovers Michael's secret and a whole lot of similarities...including an irresistible temptation to play Naughty Naked Cowboy!
But does this scrappy socialite have what it takes to ensure her would-be cowboy is both saddle sore and satisfied?
He’s a lone wolf?for now.
In Polecat, Alaska, Rachel Miller and Jake Hunter have a mutual admiration for each other?from across a lake. There’s nothing Rachel likes more than spying on the very fit wilderness guide when he skinny-dips each night. And Jake has always been curious about his reclusive artist neighbor. He even bought Rachel’s first wood carving: a wolf who looks suspiciously like him....
Jake is a werewolf, but not just any werewolf. He’s the founder of WARM (Werewolves Against Random Mating). And that means a human like Rachel is off-limits, no matter how attractive he finds her.
But when Rachel is threatened by a bear, and Jake shifts to save her, their lives collide with an intense passion, one that could change everything they’ve ever felt about themselves?and each other....
Some men can't be tamed…
Domesticity can starve a man's soul, and drifter cowboy Luke Griffin believes in absolute freedom. His gig at the Last Chance Ranch will end soon, and he'll move on. But then Luke gets splashed by a green energy drink from a platform in a tree, and suddenly things get complicated.
Naomi Perkins was studying the nesting of a rare pair of bald eagles when she accidentally "baptizes" the delish cowboy. And when his shirt comes off…good morning, libido! But this attraction isn't just mutual—it's fierce enough to send them both tumbling into a no-strings fling.
It's a temporary arrangement, even if it is way more intense than anything Naomi could have imagined. But when the time comes, will she be able to let this wild cowboy go?
A deal with a devilishly sexy cowboy...
Self-help guru Bethany Grace has returned home to clean up the now-decrepit family ranch after her father's death. Rather than just set the whole place ablaze (her first choice), she settles for nice symbolic little blaze outside...until things get out of hand!
Cowboy Nash Bledsoe is working at the Last Chance Ranch next door when he sees the smoke. Bethany is the last person he expects-or wants-to see. How can he explain that she's indirectly responsible for ruining his life?
Still, there's an opportunity for Nash to buy the ranch if he can help restore it, and the two strike a deal. But there's a whole lot of chemistry in the fine print, and Nash is about to discover that where there's smoke, there's fire!
Melanie, Astrid, and Valerie may be best friends, but they have very different ideas of what kind of man is more fun—one with a pocket full of cash or a guy with spurs on his boots?
Growing up on a ranch, Melanie Shaw always assumed she’d end up with a strong, protective cowboy someday. Before she settles down, though, she decides to take a romantic adventure in Paris, a city she longs to explore.
But on the first day of her getaway, Melanie winds up in trouble and is rescued by an unlikely stranger—the handsomest Texan she’s ever seen. He may not be a cowboy, but what girl can resist a billionaire who wants to take her on a whirlwind tour of the City of Lights? And when the romance between them heats up, Melanie realizes that she may have found her perfect man where she least expected…
Holiday Haven by Vicki Lewis Thompson
All Ben Rhodes wants for Christmas is to be left alone. And yet, in a fit of Christmas-cheer-induced insanity, he agrees to help beautiful shelter director Tansy Dexter find homes for all her rambunctious animals. Little does he know that the one truly in need of a loving home this season…is him.
Home for Christmas by Catherine Mann
Shelby Conrad has had more than her fair share of silent nights. But even though her husband, Tech Sergeant Alex Conrad, is coming home in time for Christmas, Shelby isn't sure he's in time to save their marriage. Can a road trip to deliver three shelter dogs to their new homes teach the couple that the most precious gift of all is hope?
A Puppy for Will by Kathie DeNosky
Will Parker hasn't exactly had all his hopes and dreams met, but work has filled the gaps in his life. Or so he thinks…until an energetic and large Saint Bernard foster puppy and Will's cute neighbor Macie Fairbanks introduce him to the best thing about Christmas and life—unconditional love.
When Denver-based Were blogger and founder of Honoring Our Werewolf Legacy (HOWL) Kate Stillman agrees to take on political “bad boy” Duncan MacDowell in a public debate about werewolf segregation, she’s confident she’ll sail through the challenge without letting down her guard.
And what can go wrong while hanging out with the sexy Scottish founder of Werewolves Optimizing Our Future (WOOF) long enough to convince him his views on interspecies mating are mistaken? Plenty, when Kate discovers that she’s actually wildly attracted to her opponent—who by all accounts prefers dating human women!
But what hope can there be when this irresistible werewolf with a cause believes their future depends on Kate losing the argument?
Thanks to his skills with difficult horses, trainer Matthew Tredway has traveled all over the world. And his new gig? The Last Chance Ranch. But after a chance glance at the ranch's hot little blond cook, Matthew's libido is immediately set to sizzle!
Chef Aurelia Smith has been trying to tempt the ranch hands with mouth-watering concoctions, with less-than-stellar results. But when Matthew is sent in to intervene, his attraction to Amelia boils over.
Before long, they're cooking up a storm, in and out of the bedroom. But Aurelia knows that while she might have led her horseman to bed, she can't make him stay….
The last think Colin McDowell wants is to inherit his Aunt Geraldine's mansion in the San Juan islands off the coast of Washington. AS the pack leader of the Trevelyans in Scotland, he had little time to travel halfway around the world to take care of his inheritance.
But the trip takes a pleasant turn when he meets Luna Reynaud, the young secretary his aunt hired shortly before she died. He isn't sure which surprises him more-Luna's clever plan for turning the mansion into a resort of the fact that she's drop-dead gorgeous. Both intrigue him-until he learns that Luna is only a half-breed. There's no way a pack leader can mate with a woman who's partly human...or is there?
What does it take to be a cowboy?
Wyatt Locke believes in second chances. Sure, meeting his half brother last year was a complete disaster-but blood is blood, right? Now Wyatt is returning to the Last Chance Ranch to try to make peace with a family he hardly knows....
Then he comes across beautician Olivia Sedgewick stranded on the side of the road.
As it turns out, most of the Chance clan is away for the weekend, and Olivia proves to be a very delicious and sexy distraction. But as his brother's return draws closer, Wyatt has to decide. Can he leave this cowboy life-and Olivia-behind? Or would the ranch be the setting of Wyatt's last stand?
Sons of Chance
Party organizer Tyler O'Connelli is on the fast track to her dream career. She's so close she can almost taste it. But when she returns to her family and sees her one-night stand, Alex Keller, all done up in his cowboy gear, her self-control is stretched to the breaking point….
They're worlds apart. She's a busy career girl, and Alex is a cowboy. But while getting together might not bode well for anything long-term, it more than makes up for it in sheer hot chemistry! Problem is, this is one wrangler she might want to get tied down—and tied up—to…indefinitely!
Who will you find under your Christmas tree?
Ranch hand Tucker Rankin isn't crazy about the holidays.until a wintry night before Christmas, when Lacey Evans shows him how much fun it is to be nestled all snug in her bed..
A wealthy New Yorker?
Stockbroker Jared Martin needs to get away, and Alaska's the perfect place to unwind. Especially once actress Theodora "Teddy" Monroe gets him to loosen his tie-and take it all off!
Or maybe even a man in uniform?
Soldier Silas Davenport is on Christmas leave. But when he arrives at his parents' home, no one is there.except for the irresistible Delphie Moreau. And she's one gift he won't be exchanging!
Real cowboys aren't born. They're made…
Logan Carswell has just kissed his professional baseball career goodbye. Goodbye dreams, career and future. For now, though, he's working at the Last Chance Ranch and the town saloon, where sexy bartender Caro Davis is definitely taking his mind off his troubles…
Caro's days have been so hectic, she's forgotten all about the finer aspects of life. Like men. And sex. And really smokin'–hot sex with men like Logan. But when their two worlds collide—and boy, do they ever collide—they both realize that once the gear is off, a cowboy is still a cowboy!
Abby Maddox's grandfather insists he has seen Bigfoot in the woods behind his Portland, Oregon home. Now Grandpa Earl's wealthy neighbors have flown in a big-deal anthropology professor to discredit his story and make him the laughingstock of town. Abby suspects the nasty neighbors have ulterior motives, so she's determined to send the snooty professor packing.
That is, until she sees just how hot he is.
Roarke Wallace can't risk news of Bigfoot sightings drawings tourists to the woods. After all, he has a local Were pack to protect--which includes Earl's nosy neighbors. When he encounters Abby, the fiery red-head gets under his fur and sparks fly, arousing the suspicions of the desperate Weres. Can Roarke track Bigfoot, protect Abby, and save his fellow wolves from the spotlight?
A fun and sexy tale of were-love from New York Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis ThompsonQuentin Wallace has it all. He's got money in the bank from his lucrative job as a Manhattan contractor, and he runs with the big dogs of his were pack. But when he meets and falls for Nadia—who's soon to be named the leader of New York's Henderson pack—he knows he's in over his head. Nadia belongs to a rarefied world; Quentin would sooner be seen in torn jeans than in an Armani suit. But when Nadia's new position is threatened by a rebel were, Quentin has a chance to prove his worthiness and his love—and show her the alpha-male inside.
"Never fall in love with a cowboy." These words were drilled into Emily Sterling's head since her parents divorced over twenty years ago. But now Emily has returned to her father's ranch… only to find herself face-to-face with jawdroppingly hot rancher Clay Whitaker.
Clay is the resident stud expert at the Last Chance Ranch and isn't so keen on "spoiled" city slickers…until Emily arrives. Now he's showing Emily just what a ranch—and a cowboy—has to offer. And luckily for him, it's an offer Emily can't refuse…
Emma Gavin writes about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them-not until a pack of real-life New York weres decide to investigate the striking accuracy of her "fiction".
When Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, tries to sniff out Emma's potential informant, he discovers something even more dangerous- an undeniable attraction to her.
Morgan O'Connelli hated the restless lifestyle she'd had as a child. All she wants now is to create a real home in small-town Wyoming. So first she hangs up her real-estate agent shingle...then she promptly borrows the horse of the hottest cowboy in town!
Cutting-horse champion Gabe Chance is blown away by the feisty redhead who unexpectedly lands right in his bed...and, soon enough, his heart! Morgan's perfect for him in every way. Until he realizes that while she's turned out to be everything he never knew he wanted, he's got everything someone in her profession has ever wanted...his family's ranch.
And that's a legacy he's just not willing to give up--not even for the sexiest woman he's ever fallen for....
Photographer Dominique Jeffries has come to Wyoming to find herself--her creative self, her sexual self. After escaping the engagement from hell, she's dying to break loose and live a little. And seducing a shirtless, sweaty cowhand looks like just the place to start....
Nick Chance isn't exactly a cowhand but, hey, he'll be whatever the lady wants! Only he soon realizes that this is more than just a quick roll in the hay. There's something about Dominique that calls to him, something about her that completes him.
There's only one problem. Dominique wants a fling, not another relationship.
Little does she guess how easily she'll be "persuaded" to take a Chance--again and again and again!
Following a dream brought Josie Keller to Shoshone, Wyoming. Following her heart brought her plenty of great sex with good-time cowboy Jack Chance! She was head over heels for him… until he left her.
Stay with one woman? Not a chance! Then why does Jack miss Josie like crazy? Had their relationship been more than just incredible sex?
Little do Josie and Jack know that a plan's afoot to get them back in the saddle…together. And once there, it's not long before they're burning up the bedsheets again!
But the past is never far away. Before it catches up with them, Jack has to decide if he's going to stake his claim on Josie, or lose her forever….
From the Wild & Hexy imagination of a New York Times bestselling author
Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her...
From the New York Times bestselling author of Blonde with a Wand--another charming tale of love and witchcraft
Lily Revere is free-spirited and fun-loving-two dangerous qualities in a witch. Lily needs a date for her sister Anica's engagement party, and she's determined to bring hot Griffin Taylor. But the jaded divorce lawyer claims his job has warned him off romance. Slipping a love elixir into Griffin's drink may not be the noble thing to do-but it sure works! There's just one problem: Are Griffin's feelings the result of some truly good witchcraft-or could he really be in love?
Meet St. Nick's delightfully devilish brother, Damon Claus. He's about to prove to three unsuspecting couples that being naughty is much, much nicer…
No Mistletoe Required by Vicki Lewis Thompson
With Damon's sneaky help, Hayden Manchester and Riley Kinnard rekindle a long-running, very creative rivalry…that leaves them fighting over who's on top!
Her Secret Santa by Jill Shalvis
Workaholic Ally Dauer runs the local toy drive. Only when she discovers some very adult toys, firefighter Eddie Weston convinces her that the best gifts are meant to be shared….
Snug in His Bed by Rhonda Nelson
Viv Foster hates Christmas. Hank Bailey owns a Christmas tree farm. What could they possibly have in common? Sizzling sexual chemistry and, thanks to Damon, the opportunity to act on it. After all, it's the season of miracles…
Gwen Dubois lives in Indiana, but her heart is in France with Marc Chevalier. Now he’s come to Big Knob to show Gwen the real meaning of amour and coax her back to Paris. But stiff competition is coming from another part of the world—if not exactly this world. Prince Leo of the Atwood fairy kingdom has his own plans for Gwen.
As Marc and Leo battle for Gwen’s affections, Big Knob’s resident matchmaking witch and wizard move in to help true love triumph in the best way they know how: with a little magic. But when the rivalry puts Gwen in danger, the men in her life are asked to prove their love in ways no one could have imagined.
Nerdy computer whiz Jeremy Dunstan has wanted Annie Winston since high school, but back then, he lacked the courage to woo her. Now fate has given him a second chance; Annie is returning to Big Knob for her younger sister's wedding, and Jeremy's the best man. Unfortunately, coming face to face with the woman of his dreams still has the power to turn his genius brain to mush. Perhaps what he really needs is a touch of magic.