He may be a grown man, but daredevil Last Jefferson is running away from home. Yet in escaping his own family, he runs right smack into another! Esme Hastings casts a spell under the big top as sexy magician Poppy Peabody—but being mom to her orphaned niece and nephew is her most important job. Unfortunately, convincing a judge she can provide a stable home will take more than a wave of her magic wand. Before Last takes off halfway around the world, he brings Esme and the kids back to the Malfunction Junction ranch in Texas. There's room to spare and they need to settle down, but Last can't stay. Sure, he and Esme have fun together, but it could never work. Besides, this cowboy isn't ready to be a family man. Right?
No woman's going to hog-tie Creed Callahan into getting hitched. Even if it means losing his claim on Rancho Diablo, the New Mexico spread that one of six brothers will inherit— whoever marries and has the most children. Come hell or high water, Creed plans to be the last single man standing. Until sweet temptation comes knocking…. Preacher Aberdeen Donovan is just fine tending her flock and getting ready to adopt her three nieces. Her job description does not include saving some incorrigible cowboy from himself. But there's something about a little competition that makes the devil-may-care bachelor change his mind about needing a wife. And marriage would help Aberdeen provide a home for the little girls. Not to mention, for the little secret that's on the way….
"If You're Selling Something, I'm Not Buying, Cowboy." They weren't the warmest words of welcome for Gage Phillips, who's just been named overseer of Dark Diablo ranch. On top of that, the Texas rover recently found out he's a father. The last thing he needs is a woman ordering him around, not to mention driving him crazy with desire…especially now that he's thinking about mending his footloose ways. Ireland seems a long way from Chelsea's new life on the Callahans' New Mexico spread—which now includes a teenage girl and her father: a raffish Texas cowboy with a slow, easy grin who's throwing temptation squarely in Chelsea's path! But a proposal? Gage surprises even himself with that one. It's strictly business—so Chelsea can get her citizenship. Or maybe not. Because as far as Gage is concerned she's already hooked one ready and willing renegade!
Gabriel Morgan has been lured home to Union Junction, Texas, by a father who claims he's not trying to match his ornery son with a ready-made family. Gabriel has his commitment radar up—so when he lays eyes on the widow Laura Adams and her sweet children, he's not prepared for visions of baby booties dancing in his head! Laura finds it absolutely irresistible that Gabriel has fallen for her little girl and baby boy. But his "proposal" to marry her and take care of them all for one year smells too much like convenience—and not enough like the love she's looking for. Does being a good mother mean putting her children first? What Laura doesn't know yet is that her kids aren't the only ones Gabriel's falling for.…
Captivated by the cowboy Though Georgia belle Susanna Anders agrees to accompany her father on a silver prospecting trip to Colorado, her heart belongs to the South. Then charming cowboy Nate Northam saves her father's life and gives them shelter at his ranch. Feeling gratitude is only natural, but falling for a Yankee? Both of their families would be outraged. While Susanna's father recovers at the Northams' home, Nate can't help being drawn to the sweet Southern beauty…and wishing he were free to think of courtship. That is until shocking revelations compel both Nate and Susanna to choose where their loyalties lie—fettered to the past or to the promise of a bold new love…. Four Stones Ranch: Love finds a home out West