If Finn Donnelly makes a plan, he sticks to it. After his brothers left Copper Ridge, Finn stayed behind, determined to keep their ranch going by himself. And when he realized his feelings for Lane Jensen were more than platonic, he shoved that inconvenient desire away. It was easy...until it wasn't. Suddenly his brothers are coming home to claim their share of the property. And Lane is no longer just in his fantasies. She's in his arms, and their friendship is on the line....
When a snowstorm pummels the western half of the country, three couples find once off-limits love just in time for Christmas. An unforgettable holiday anthology from best-selling authors Jennifer Ryan, Maisey Yates, and Lia Riley.
"Nice romantic Christmas stories!"
The man who ruined Rebecca Bear's life just strolled back into it with one heck of an offer. Years ago Gage West's recklessness left Rebecca scarred inside and out. Now he wants to make amends by gifting her the building that houses her souvenir store. Rebecca won't take Gage's charity, but she's willing to make a deal with the sexy, reclusive cowboy. Yet keeping her enemy close is growing dangerously appealing....
If the devil wore flannel, he'd look like Ace Thompson. He's gruff. Opinionated. Infernally hot. The last person that Sierra West wants to ask for a bartending job - not that she has a choice. Ever since discovering that her "perfect" family is built on a lie, Sierra has been determined to make it on her own. Resisting her new boss should be easy when they're always bickering. Until one night the squabbling stops...and something far more dangerous takes over.
"The Copper Ridge series is a wonderful study of the human experience."
Ranching heir Colton West knew his wedding would be the talk of the town. But he didn't expect to get left at the altar - or to escape on the next flight to Vegas with Lydia Carpenter, the woman who gets under his skin like no one else. The only thing crazier than honeymooning with Lydia is waking up married to her. So why does he find himself entertaining his new wife's desire to stay married - and fantasizing about a real wedding night?
"Tough Luck Hero"
Kate Garrett keeps life simple - working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers. Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don't tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high risk....
"Sweet and Hot!"
She's just one of the boys, but with a new business in Copper Ridge, Anna Brown needs to change that. Her brothers bet she can't land a date for a fancy charity event. So Anna turns to her best friend - the hottest bachelor in town - for advice. Rancher Chase McCormack wants in on that gala. If Anna takes him, he promises to turn her into a lady. But the makeover reveals what he's long suspected - Anna's irresistible! Is his best friend prepared to be taken - heart, body, and soul - by her very own cowboy?
"Take Me Cowboy"
Sadie Miller isn't expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straitlaced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her as if she's the same teenage hoodlum who fled town 10 years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man but to a bed-and-breakfast. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw.
"Ending is great"
Asked where he'd be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a fresh start, so he's back to claim his share of the family ranch. Local baker Alison Davis is a delicious temptation, but she's also his daughter's mentor and new boss. That makes her off-limits...until she offers a no-strings deal that no red-blooded cowboy could resist.
Oil and water have nothing on Sam McCormack and Madison West. The wealthy rancher has never met a haughtier - or more appealing - woman in his life. And when they're snowed in, he's forced to admit this ice queen can scorch him with one touch. Madison had plans for the weekend! Instead she's stranded with a man who drives her wild. A night of no-strings fun leaves both of them wanting more when they return to Copper Ridge. His proposal: 12 days of hot sex before Christmas! But will it ever be enough?
There are lines best friends shouldn't cross, but in Copper Ridge, Oregon, the temptation might be too much.... If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife, he's concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until Felicity Foster needs a place to stay, and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do. What friends don't do? Start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it....
"No Storyline - Lots of Whining"
Hailed as "mesmerizing" by the Insight Out Bookclub, the world's largest LGBT reading group, Cleis' Best Lesbian Erotica is the standard bearer for the genre. Kathleen Warnock has taken the series to new heights of ecstasy with the 2014 entry which is sensational, sensual as well as being really smart smut. A Goldie nominated editor, Warnock collects stories from around the globe, giving this assemblage a fresh sensibility and new points of view.
"More of the same."
Love, passion, desire the pleasure that begins with the thrill of the first date, the breathless anticipation of the first kiss, and the euphoric wonder of the first night of passion only deepens as love grows. These stories of lesbian couples celebrating their lives and desire from some of the best romance and erotica writers today are heartfelt and best of all, hot! Some things really do get better with time.
"Great stories, utterly fantastic narrator"
The story begins as Colleen and Newell Cerak first learn the doubtful, then shocking news that their daughter, buried five weeks earlier, is still alive. Forming a backdrop to the reunion are the faces of the Van Ryn family, strangers to the Ceraks, who are just coming to terms with the harsh reality that the girl whose bedside they have been posted at for five weeks is not their daughter after all - and that their own daughter, Laura, has already been buried under the name of Whitney Cerak.
It is 1945 in Mississippi's cotton country, and Missy Parker is seven years old, strong willed, and very precocious. Her best friend, Junior Washington, lives across Cat Lake from the Parker's plantation. Missy, her big brother, Bobby, and Junior are inseparable. However, the Parkers and the Washingtons are of differing faiths and different races.