Deep in the Hearts of Texans
by Karen Green
From cowboys to oil tycoons, there is so much history, lore and notoriety surrounding the old West identity, it’s not surprising that Texans are heavily featured as deeply passionate, powerful people in so many romance novels. Add the backdrop of a ranch at sundown, the rolling plains and the sky that seems to go on forever, and the landscape becomes as romantic as the people living on it.
If you can’t get enough of the Texan lifestyle and the people inhabiting it, take a look at these seven new releases. From the romantic exploits of members of an exclusive Texan club to the lawmen keeping the land—and the women they love—safe, there’s something for everyone in these stories featuring old money, new romance and family drama that’s as epic as a Texas sunset.
Expecting a Scandal (Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Imposter) by Joanne Rock
Solely responsible for her unborn child, Abigail Stewart is desperate for the art commission at Royal Memorial Hospital. Winning over the sexy Texan on the board seems impossible, but Vaughn surprises her with his response. And his attention. And a sizzling connection that defies all logic. But even if he can accept her baby, will Vaughn’s dark past tear them apart?
Be My Forever Bride (The Kingsleys of Texas) by Martha Kennerson
It was like something out of a fairy tale: being swept off her feet, then eloping with her one true love, Houston oil tycoon Brice Kingsley. Then a devastating diagnosis and a threat from her past forced Brooke Smith Kingsley to leave the man she loved. Though he couldn’t accept Brooke’s reasons for running away, Brice never gave up on her or their marriage. And with the beautiful tax attorney back in his life, reigniting passion stronger than before, he can’t bear to let her go ever again.
Counting on the Cowboy (Texas Cowboys) by Shannon Taylor Vannatter
Brock McBride knows better than to fall for a city girl. She’ll leave and break his heart—just like his ex-fiancée did. But his job at Chasing Eden Dude Ranch requires working alongside Dallas wedding planner Devree Malone. And despite fierce resistance, he’s falling hard. Yet with Devree’s business back in the city, can he convince her she’s found her home…with him?
Roughshod Justice (Blue River Ranch) by Delores Fossen
Two years after their short, intense affair, Texas Ranger Jameson Beckett discovers Kelly Stockwell alive. Except she has amnesia…and a note demanding she kill Jameson. Where is the woman with whom he shared so much? Because Kelly remembers nothing, not even the toddler they learn is their daughter. With secrets unraveling and bullets flying, is Jameson’s trust in Kelly’s heart enough to save them all?
The Texas Cowboy’s Baby Rescue (Texas Legends: The McCabes) by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Finding an abandoned baby and a puppy brings nurse Bridgett Monroe one step closer to her dream of adoption. But Cullen Reid McCabe, aka the gruffest, sexiest rancher in Laramie, Texas, stands in her way. He’s been named responsible for the child—and he needs her help. Together they care for Robby, and grow closer every day.
Lone Star Lovers (Dallas Billionaire’s Club) by Jessica Lemmon
Penelope Brand’s hookup with billionaire Zach Ferguson was casual. Until he announces her as his fake fiancée to avoid scandal—and she discovers she’s pregnant. Now Zach demands they say, “I do,” for their child. But Pen won’t settle for a sham marriage. If Zach wants to keep his Lone Star lover, it’s his whole heart or nothing…
Husband by Arrangement by Angel Moore
After Rena Livingston’s secret fiancé leaves her pregnant and unwed, her mayor father insists upon a marriage of convenience to Sheriff Scott Braden. Though his motivations are as much about protecting his political career as her reputation, Rena is grateful the standoffish sheriff agrees to the arrangement. At least her child will grow up without the burden of her shame…
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