|Flirting with the Enemy|
Maggie Random arrives in Lucky Break, Arizona with the intention of visiting her cousins and using her skills as a mining engineer to determine if the gold mine they’ve found can be made profitable. Since she’s a woman working in a mostly-male profession, her policy is to not become involved with the men she works with. At least that was her policy until she meets Lucas Ramsey, the banker her cousins are looking to for financial help, and who she manages to alienate within the first few minutes. Lucas is fascinated by this strong woman with her wild hair, don’t-mess-with-me attitude, and her reluctance to settle in one place. He enjoys flirting with her, but he wants much more. Can he convince her that her future is in Lucky Break, with him?
|Here to Stay|
Wildlife photographer Billie Abbott has come to town to fulfill a contract for her aunt, though taking calendar photos of the town’s quirky inhabitants isn’t her usual job, she’s anxious to do the photos quickly and go on to her next wildlife assignment. However, once she meets rancher Cam Van Peter, her plans are threatened with change. Watching her with lovesick teenagers, a flirtatious ranch hand, violin-playing body builders, and the mayor’s eccentric wife makes him long for something he can’t have – a woman who is here to stay.
|Love in the Afternoon|
This was supposed to be easy, peaceful and quiet, or so Nick Chaney thought when he moved to Lucky Break in an attempt to get away from the family company pressures in Phoenix. He loves owning and running his garage and auto parts store and living by himself. The pretty owner of the Lucky B&B, Grace Oesterling, has two mischievous children who apparently think Nick would make a great new dad. She is a pushover for any hard luck story. He doesn’t want to get involved, but he’s finding it harder and harder to stay away.
Antonia Meier loved her new job organizing and cataloging the western memorabilia collection of eccentric retiree Hank Tyson. His nephew, Ben Andrews, seemed to think she had somehow enchanted Hank into becoming romantically interested in her. Matters became even more complicated when odd and mysterious things began happening. In spite of everything, Tonia and Ben must work together to find out what’s going on and to trust each other.
|Send in the Clown|
Kathryn thought that temporarily acting as Reid Darwin’s executive assistant would be a snap, but she was quickly learning otherwise. Anything that could go wrong, did go wrong and the juggling skills she had learned in her previous career as a circus clown didn’t seem to help at all – and there was no magic trick that could keep her from falling in love with her boss.
|Act Like A Bride|
Wedding planner Shelby Featherstone had found the perfect shop for her new business, but A.J. Court, the owner of Spanish Court Mall wouldn’t rent it to her. Never one to hesitate, she tracked him down at lunch only to discover it wasn’t a business lunch as she’d thought, but a romantic table set for two. Before she knew it, he had thrust an engagement ring on her finger and insisted she play along.
A.J. knew his motives for this charade were pure and he should have felt guilty for dragging Shelby into it, but the more he saw of her, the more he wondered if he’d put the ring on the right girl’s finger, after all.
Janna Whitley didn’t expect to end up hiding out in the isolated mountain community of Fawn Creek, Arizona, working as a housekeeper to rancher Seth Brody. But then, she hadn’t expected to walk into her home in Los Angeles the day before to find her fiancee in bed with another woman . . . or discover that her powerful father had manipulated the entire engagement. Seth Brody didn’t know what to think about the girl who had fast-talked her way into a job as housekeeper. She had no experience on a ranch as a housekeeper, but he wanted to teach her and keep her with him. But would she stay?
|The Real McCoy|
Ginny McCoy couldn’t stay married to someone who took the kinds of chances that investigative reporter Bret Calhoun took, so she left. Returning to her South Carolina hometown, she planned to take care of her father and sister and run the smalltown newspaper that had been in her family for years. Things were going well – or so she thought – until her dad decided to retire and let Bret run the newspaper!
|Cats in the Belfry|
Laura Decker came to South Carolina to pay her respects to her late, beloved great aunt, Belle. She never expected to inherit Belle’s ramshackle old house and seven cats. Nor had she expected to have opinionated, sexy Sam Calhoun right next door with the dogs he trained. To top things off, Sam also was the executor of her aunt’s estate and he was happy to tell her that in order to inherit anything, she had to stay there for a year.