With his work in Montana completed now that the Callahan-Warren feud has ended in marriage rather than bloodshed, Degan Grant sets out for California because it is far away from the home he wants to forget—until the US Marshal who saved his life calls in a favor. All Degan has to do is apprehend three outlaws on the marshal’s list and turn them over to the law. Easy enough, he figures, for a man no one wants to tangle with.
But then a bold young woman crosses his path. Maxine grew up so pretty and attracted so much unwanted attention in her Texas hometown that events spiraled out of control. She will try anything to escape the handsome, enigmatic gunfighter who intends to turn her over to a corrupt sheriff who will hang her instead of putting her on trial.
Saddled with a sassy, spirited young woman who insists she is innocent, Degan must hunt down a vicious killer and keep an old enemy at bay. But forced into intimate proximity with his beguiling prisoner, he finds his desire sparking into a wildfire of passion, and he can no longer deny that it is time for them to risk confronting their pasts so he can have a chance at a future with her in his arms forever.
Hoping to cool off a twenty-five year old feud between two neighbouring families, Cassie Stuart only succeeds in pouring kerosene on the flames. Both sides have warned her to get out of Texas pronto…or they will burn her father’s ranch to the ground. What Cassie needs is a peacemaker- but she ends up with a widow maker instead.
He is called Angel – a ruggedly handsome hired gun with eyes as black as sin. Unwanted and unwelcomed by his ungrateful employer, he would as soon leave Cassie to fend for herself. But a stubborn sense of duty – and desire to taste the sweetness of her kiss – steels Angel’s resolve to make Cassie want him, come hell or high water…and for more than his gun alone.
Jocelyn Fleming was a feisty, flame-haired aristocrat — newly widowed after a shockingly brief marriage to an elderly British lord. Wealthy and titled, yet aching with the pain of unexplored desire, her restless heart led her from polite London society to the perilous beauty of the untamed American West.
Colt Thunder was a rebel, a loner. Impossibly handsome, brutally unpredictable, the Cheyenne blood running through his veins burned hotter than the blistering Arizona sun.
In a bold and merciless land, their vastly different worlds collided — the wild desert stallion and the untouched English rose — igniting an unstoppable firestorm of frontier passion that threatened to consume them both!
When she overheard him refuse to marry her, she swore to make him suffer any way she could. But Chase Summers wasn’t a man to be trifled with. Even though beautiful Jessie Blair could hold her own against any man in the territory – and was running the ranch by herself after land grabbers had murdered her father- Chase Summers drove her to a fury of frustration.
In her innocence, she did not understand how very much he desired her. Her beauty haunted him, her arrogance enraged him, she defied and tormented him . . .until his passion spilled over into violence. Yet nothing could soften her stubborn heart, it seemed, but to tame a man’s pride. And no woman tamed Chase Summers.
Yet when fortune called him halfway across the world, he realized how empty his world was without her. And the girl who had become a woman in his arms, knew at last in her heart where her destiny lay.