Widowed, alone, and penniless, Eleanor Rayburn is devastated when she learns that her late husband sold his shares of the ship before he died. Desperate to take back what she believes is rightfully hers, she sets out to fight back against the handsome but arrogant owner of the whaler. Marine naturalist Dante Templeton survived a hard life, and has found success as an activist against the killing of whales or any marine animal for profit.
After losing his wife in a vigilante attack, Jackson Wolfe ran from his grief and his guilt, leaving behind his baby daughter to be raised by strangers. Twelve years later, he knows it's time to quit running. He's learned everything there is to know about vengeance in his travels around the world, but now it's time to settle down and take up a new mantle: father to Dawn Twilight. He knows that if he finds her, he'll be the best father a little girl ever had. But when he arrives in Thief River to be the new sheriff and claim his daughter, her adoptive mother has other plans.
Desperate to escape a dark past, Dinah Odell will do anything, even risk her freedom by posing as a nurse and accepting a job to care for Tristan Fletcher's mentally fragile sister. She thinks she's prepared for anything, except the sensitive, generous, and mysterious man behind the facade that Tristan Fletcher presents to the world. With a dark past of his own, Tristan survived the barbs of childhood by closing his heart off from the rest of the world.
Susannah Walker has fled to Angel's Valley with her three-year-old son, seeking safety and a place to anonymously restart her life. What she didn't count on was bounty hunter Nathan Wolfe being hired to find her and take her home to stand trial for her crimes. Carrying his own wounded past in his heart, Nathan is committed to fulfilling the job, until he gets to know Susannah and begins to wonder if she's truly the criminal he's been told she is. But in order to get to the bottom of the mystery he'll have to gain her trust, and trust is one thing Susannah does not give easily.
"Everything you read romance novels for"
Living as a spinster and caring for her sister's illegitimate child, Julia Larson has never known passion. So she's surprised by the feelings that are stirred up when a secretive new ranchhand shows up to work on the Larson ranch. He's not a man she can trust, but as a violent fight for her land's water rights heats up, he may be the man she needs. Wolf McCloud charms the ladies, but never sticks around long. Having traced the mother who abandoned him to Northern California, he never expects to be drawn to Julia Larson as more than a means to an end.
After being abandoned by her lover and shunned by her family, Anna Jensen decides to make a new start in the rugged wilderness of the California mountains. But before she can reach her destination and begin her new life as a humble schoolteacher, she's captured by a brooding warrior known only as "Bear". Her kidnapping wasn't entirely random, though. Bear is actually Nicholas Gaspard, the half-Indian son of the rich rancher who originally hired Anna.
When Scotty MacDowell rescues a wounded stranger from a fierce blizzard, she is thinking only of saving a lost traveler. She never expects to find a passionate lover in Alex Golovin through nursing him back to health. Seven months later, Alex returns to Scotty's tiny cabin in the wilderness, but not to take her back into his arms. Instead of the man she loved, Alex returns as an angry lawyer, determined to run Scotty off of her beloved land.
"Enjoyable if cheesy at times"
A young widow searches for her husband's killers, seeking justice - and revenge. Rachel Weber arrives in Pine Valley a new bride - only to discover that her husband has been murdered. While she hardly knew the man that brought her to the frontier, Rachel is compelled to seek retribution from the men who killed her husband, even as the most powerful man in town, Jason Gaspard, warns her to stay away.
When Buck Randall met Molly Lindquist, he knew she was the only person he would ever love. Only a girl when they met, the proud and arrogant Buck promised to wait for her, until she was old enough to become his. As an adult, Molly is looking for her ticket out of a life that she hates. Engaged to a powerful Texas rancher and determined to put her unhappy life behind her, she's all but forgotten the pact she made as a child.