Denied entrance into vet school because of her gender, fiery and determined Jillian Matthews trained at her father's side and then headed west to Montana Territory after answering an ad using only her father's initials and last name. She is convinced that her skills will override local ranchers prejudice. She's wrong and handsome Wade Parker, the one who hired her, is the first to make his displeasure public. But Jillian refuses to back down and sets out to win Wade's approval. Soon that's not all she hopes to win. Widower Wade Parker is furious the new vet he helped hire is a woman. The fact that she's beautiful, smart and wakes parts of him that he thought dead burns even more. Feeling tricked, Wade is determined to send her back east but when the town turns on Jillian and her enemies become dangerous, he steps up to be her protector. And that's not the only role Jillian has him contemplating.
With a thirst for adventure and a new life, Katie Matthews heads west to Marietta, Montana to reconcile with her estranged sister and prove she’s matured. But during her journey, her stagecoach is robbed leaving her destitute and on foot and later framed for theft, which lands her in jail. Not the ideal beginning to prove she’s turned over a new leaf. Scott Taylor hitches horse and wagon to rescue his partner’s sister-in-law from jail. But what he’s not prepared for is the force of attraction towards this beautiful, fiery woman. When a hard rain sends them ducking for cover, his usual steadfastness is no match for Katie’s charm and their mutual passion. Determined to make an honest woman of her, Scott insists they marry. Scott’s devoted his life to being a strong, responsible, hard working cowboy who does the right thing no matter how tough, but when he comes face to face with his ugly past, he fears he’ll lose what he’s just discovered he can’t live without.
Shane McCall has dedicated his life to rising above the smear his father put on his last name. As sheriff of Marietta, Montana, his reputation is finally above reproach and he aims to keep it that way. A difficult task made impossible since he made the mistake of kissing Silver Adams. Courting a saloon owner is not Shane's idea of respectability, but when his brother comes to town and turns her head, Shane realizes the only arms Silver belongs in are his. Silver Adams has stared down many challenges, but when she moves to Montana, she finally has independence and a sense of pride. With her close circle of friends and a successful saloon, the only thing missing from her life is love. When Silver finds everything she has been looking for in the arms of an upstanding lawman, she feels her dreams have come true until her disreputable past threatens all Silver holds dear, and now Silver must make the hardest decision of her life—telling Shane the truth.
Fueled by vengeance, Samantha Fine, aka Sam Steele, the most cunning and feared pirate on the high seas, finds her search for Dervish, the man who had killed her family, derailed by her attraction to a dashing pirate who also has his own score to settle. Original.
His deepest wish Notorious pirate Sam Steele is driven by grief, so he plunders and pirates while doing his best to forget the man he was, what he lost, and what he yearns to have again. A task that proves impossible when an unexpected turn of events brings a woman aboard. Her greatest fear Grace Sullivan has vowed to never put her faith in a man again. But when the infamous Steele saves her life, Grace begins to doubt her hardened heart. Her pirate to love The more Grace comes to know Cale, the more he proves he's different, and the deeper she falls in love. But will those who are hungry for revenge find them before Cale realizes everything he needs is within reach?
Ten years after strolling out of Marietta without a backward glance, Mitch McCall wins a land deed in a game of poker that has him returning to his hometown, ready to collect his winnings. A few weeks later, he's surprised when he doesn't want to leave. Not only is he working a saloon and unknowingly putting down roots, he's also trying to convince the town's good girl that he's not the rake she believes he is. But love isn't a game and if the successful gambler wants to win, he'll have to bet it all. Melissa lives her life to please her parents. Suffering from their son's abandonment, Melissa puts her own desires and dreams aside to save them more heartache. But a late night encounter with the completely unsuitable Mitch McCall changes everything. With one night becoming many, Mitch helps her uncover the woman she really is and dares her to chase her dreams. But when shocking news arrives about her brother, will Melissa retreat back into her peacemaker role or will she fight for the man she loves?
She's his leverage When Aidan Bradley suddenly remembers his bloody past, he can only think of one thing. Killing the bastard responsible. His key? Using his enemy's daughter to draw the pirate out. His miscalculation? That he'd soon find himself enticed by her innocence and beauty. He's her rescuer Sarah Santiago's lived her entire life locked away from the world. While naïve and innocent, Sarah recognizes attraction when she feels it and the pirate holding her as bait soon becomes the pirate she wants to hold. The odds are against them Will Aidan's desire for revenge cost him the woman he loves, or will his decision to stand down cost him his life at the blade of the soulless pirate who murdered his mother?
Deputy U.S Marshal Logan McCall never expected his first bullet wound to come from a young widow with pretty blue eyes. Nor did he expect to nurse his injury while working incognito on a ranch. Now, instead of chasing the notorious band of outlaws he's been hunting, he commits to proving the woman's neighbor is trying to drive her off her land. Paige Kelly is only trying to protect what's hers when she shoots the tall, handsome lawman by mistake. She fears she'll be arrested, but instead gains an ally. Working together during the day leads to passion at night. Soon, Paige is dreaming of a very different life, but first, she must convince the marshal to turn in his badge and stay with her. A desperate act from Logan's boyhood changed the course of his life and his demons still whisper that he isn't worthy of the things Paige is offering. But as they realize there is more than one villain hiding in plain sight, Logan can no longer deny what’s in his heart. Suddenly a lifetime of putting the law first pales to keeping Paige safe… But has his realization come too late?
Pleasure won is more precious than treasure found in this scintillating pirate romance from Michelle Beattie. Abandoned by her father and married to a deceitful man, Claire Gentry fled from her life. Now, disguised as a man, Claire wagers all she owns in a poker game to locate the treasure her father sought. But while her disguise holds, it doesn't protect her when one of her opponents turns out to be the man she once gave her heart to. Sailing under the alias of the mysterious pirate Sam Steele, Nate Carter is looking to gamble for a map that will lead him to a treasure. But when he looks over his cards and sees Claire, he's reminded of a past he'd rather forget—and of the woman who could have given him everything he truly wanted. When Nate wins the map, Claire has no choice but to accompany her old love on his quest. And if they survive the bloody battle for the treasure, they may just realize that what they've really been searching for isn’t riches—but each other... From the Paperback edition.
A desperate search leads to unexpected passion in this swashbuckling romance from Michelle Beattie. Alicia Davidson had always been told that the loss of her memory and the scar she carried on her beautiful face were the result of a childhood fall. But when her beloved father died, she discovered the truth—she had been found unconscious on a beach after a pirate attack. Her despair is broken by one glimmer of hope: to find the sister she lost so long ago. And only one man could help her… Blake Merritt left Port Royale and the Davidson household years ago, vowing never to return. So when he finds Alicia stowed away on his ship, he is none too pleased. Not because he isn't drawn to her—but because of his own bloody past. As Alicia's memories resurface, Blake is forced to face the demons that have haunted him. And together, they begin to heal…but will their different dreams tear them apart?