Welcome to Big Verde, Texas, where a love-’em-and-leave-’em cowboy faces his greatest challenge yet—the woman he left behind. 

Some cowboys aren’t cut out to be Prince Charming—and Claire Kowalski knows that better than anyone. She gave her heart to Ford Jarvis two years ago, yet that didn’t keep him from disappearing into the sunset. Now that he’s back in Big Verde, Texas, she’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. But the ruggedly sexy cowboy still knows how to push all her buttons, and avoiding him is nearly impossible when she needs his help.

Ford didn’t plan on returning home—ever—but when he hears that the Kowalski ranch is in trouble, he hightails it back to town. He’s not eager to be reminded of the life he can never have, but his time in Big Verde is only temporary. He’ll stay long enough to get the ranch up and running, then hit the road again. But when Ford finds out the new foreman he’s training is Claire, still as stubborn and beautiful as ever, this cowboy is going to have to decide what matters most—repeating the mistakes of the past or fighting for a future with the only woman he’s ever loved.

Titles in the Once Upon a Time in Texas series include – Big Bad Cowboy – It’s All About That Cowboy (#1.5) Cowboy Come Home

*Includes Rocky Mountain Cowboy, a novella by Sara Richardson*

Can she risk losing her heart to him a second time?

Nuptials, gowns, and rings don’t register on Molly McCleary’s to-do list. However, to keep her fledgling photography business afloat, she’s up to her eyes in brides. Then she’s offered a dream shoot documenting the renovation of a local historic property. So tempting – except her client is her high school sweetheart who walked away with no explanation and without looking back.

Successful developer Adam Larson longs to redeem himself with the people in his hometown, Cupid’s Corner in New England. He impulsively buys a rundown farm that holds precious memories intending to restore the barn to its former glory and create a destination wedding venue. He needs a marketing edge – the talents of Molly, who is more beautiful, sassy and determined than he remembered.

As they spend time together, their inevitable past attraction kicks in and grows. Adam soon realizes Molly still holds his heart. Can he persuade her to give them a second chance at love?

Titles in the Cupid’s Corner series include – Dear Cupid – Picture Perfect Bride

Opposites attract but don’t get along. Can a dusty box of old love letters change everything?

Sensible librarian Gemma Valentine helps close her family’s antique store and enjoy Cupid’s Corners’ Valentine’s Day festival celebrating romance and weddings—even if she doesn’t believe in love. But when she’s tricked into briefly reviving the town paper’s Dear Cupid advice column, with her best friend’s too handsome brother as part of the deal, she’s miffed. Why does he have to disturb her nice, tidy life?

Architect and hometown football hero Sean McCleary’s promotion hinges on renovating Gemma’s building into a sleek, trendy retail space fast. He’s willing to do anything to finish this project even provide a man’s perspective for the lovelorn column. Why not? Gemma might be annoying, but she’s funny and adorable and he enjoys their spirited banter. Soon Sean sees Gemma in a new light and wonders if he can convince her to give him a chance.

Can two Cupid columnists take their own advice on falling in love?

Titles in the Cupid’s Corner series include – Dear Cupid – Picture Perfect Bride –

Heiress Beryl Branson didn’t plan on becoming a mail-order bride, but doggone it! Desperate times called for desperate measures. 

Her friend, Katie Haverdash, had the stubbornest set of parents she’d ever met. They were determined to marry Katie off to a man of their choosing. Never mind the fact she’d already married someone else, and as a mail-order bride to boot!

So when Katie’s parents decide to travel to Independence, Oregon to break up Katie’s marriage and get it annulled, Beryl becomes a mail-order bride so she can prove to them it can work for anyone. Unfortunately, her groom didn’t send away for a bride. Somebody else did!

Chaos ensues in this hilarious romp set in a town where strange things have happened of late. Will the case of the mystery matchmaker finally be solved?

Titles in the Mail-Order Bride Ink series include – Dear Mr. Weaver – Dear Mr. Turner – Dear Mr. Comfort – Dear Mr. Comfort – Dear Mr. Vander – Dear Mr. White – Dear Mr. Miller – Dear Mr. Comforts – Dear Miss Cucinotta –  Dear Mr. Kincaid – Dear Mr. DiamondDear Mr. Stone

(I’ve enjoyed all of the titles in the Mail-Order Bride Ink series, however, many of those earlier titles had been reviewed on a website of mine that unfortunately no longer exists.  At this time I have no intention of recreating those reviews here at Keeper Bookshelf.  They can be found on Goodreads should you desire to read them.)

Over forty. Divorced. Rocking a little revenge against the Ex. A dash of magic and things are suddenly looking up. Even if you do you have to cross your legs when you sneeze.

One day I’m married, living in Seattle, and magic isn’t real.

The next, I’m divorced and living in the guest room of my ex’s hotter-than-sin cousin’s place in Savannah . . . and talking to an animated skeleton named Robert.

I have to admit, Robert isn’t my worst date.

At forty-one, I didn’t think I’d be starting over. But I’ll be damned if my ex thinks I’m down and out because he pulled a fast one on me.

When a job comes my way that offers me a chance to use my childhood training in the shadow world, I take it – I need the money more than I care about my sanity.

It’s dangerous.

I have to embrace the magic and dark of my past.

And I need Advil to keep me going.

But those who’d hold me back better sit up and take notice, because a new woman is in town, and she’s not about to be counted out by anyone.

Even if she does groan when she rolls out of bed in the morning.

Titles in the Forty Proof series include – Midlife Bounty Hunter – Midlife Fairy Hunter – Midlife Demon Hunter –

The only thing threatening their success is love.

After finding herself a widow at the age of twenty-six, Josie Johnson moves back home to Two-Time, Texas and takes over the town’s only newspaper, the Gazette. Everything works as planned until the very charming, very handsome Brandon Wade moves to town to start his own newspaper. At first, Josie welcomes the competition but soon learns that readers prefer Wade’s bold hyperbole to her more serious type of journalism.

Brandon never meant to put the pretty publisher out of business and suggest a solution. Nothing sells newspapers like a good juicy scandal, but lacking that, the next best thing is a good old-fashioned print war between two battling editors. Brandon even writes up an article disparaging himself and his paper to demonstrate. Josie refuses to stoop to such tactics. She’ll gain her readers back on her own terms—or not at all! But when her paper accidentally publishers Wade’s article, the print wars are on.

The rivalry between Josie and Brandon meets with immediate success and both newspapers fly off the racks. Editorial warfare is the talk of the town and readers can’t seem to get enough. But while the ink wars rage on, Josie and Brandon soon find themselves fighting yet another battle—a mutual attraction that could put everything they worked for at risk.

Titles in the Two-Times Texas series include – Left at the Altar – A Match Made in Texas – How the West was Wed

Will their double lives deceive their hearts?

The Secret Service’s number one cyber asset, Special Agent Ben Segar, has a reputation for playing it straight… until a top-secret assignment has him cozying up to an enigmatic beauty from his past – his runaway prom date. Now, he’s willing to break a few rules to even the score, including unmasking a potential traitor, which would make his revenge even sweeter.

Photographer Quinn Darby was born into the spy game. When her life is threatened, she turns to the one man she knows she can trust, but Ben is no longer the mild-mannered lab partner she once loved. Instead, he’s a full-grown, alpha-man whose appeal is even more irresistible. She’s vowed to never again deceive him, but to protect him, she must keep her double life a secret.

Soon, Quinn and Ben are embroiled in a cat-and-mouse game with the enemy – and each other. As the case intensifies, so does the heat between them. Will the greatest casualties be their hearts?

Titles in the Men of the Secret Service series include — A Recipe for Disaster – Shot in the DarkBetween Love and Honor

Darcie Weatherby has a full plate—a preteen and sixteen-year-old twins, a wayward grandmother, a nightmare boss, and a manipulative ex-husband. The last thing she needs is hot flashes.

Especially ones that start fires.

But like most single mothers, Darcie sucks it up and deals with it, because what else can she do? The kids need to be fed, her grandmother needs supervising, and her demanding boss needs placating.

Burning her boss’s house down was a total accident.

Honest.

It doesn’t take long before Darcie realizes she’s running on borrowed time. Unless she figures out a way to get these hot flashes under control, there’s a very good chance she’ll spontaneously combust at the Founder’s Day Masquerade Ball and leave her children motherless. There’s no way in hell—or Perry’s Fall, Ohio—Darcie will let that happen.

Never underestimate the determination of a mother.

Especially a smokin’ hot one.

Titles in the From the Ashes series include – Let it All Burn

Sebastian Sinclair, the Duke of Wessex, is not in love with Eliza Benton—nor anyone else, for that matter. But he must marry and produce an heir, and love is not required for either. His future duchess must be of high birth and good nature, a lady unlikely to snipe at him over breakfast. In short, the complete opposite of Eliza. So who better to help him find a bride?

Eliza Benton is not in love with the Duke of Wessex. He’s infuriating, arrogant, and an ass of the first order. Not that she has any intention of marrying anyone now that her secret dream is on the cusp of becoming reality. A husband would ruin all her careful plans. But she’s all for finding her nemesis the perfect bride, anything to get him from underfoot so she can focus on her writing.

Thank goodness Sebastian and Eliza aren’t in love. That would be disastrous.

Titles in the Wicked Secrets series include –  Twice As Wicked – Lady Gone Wicked – Wicked with the Scoundrel – The Duke’s Wicked Wife

I rarely talk about my family’s private life on this blog.  After all, it’s about books, book plots, book reviews, and… well, reading.  So, I don’t often speak about my life outside of those books – sometimes, yes, but it’s not often.

Right now, because I’m so proud of the man my son has become – because of all the challenges he has met every single day of his life I’d like you to meet my kid (who will always be my kiddo but is now a fully grown man of his own).

 

 

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