Briar Phillips knew she had a half-brother, but she never thought he’d welcome her to town with open arms. When she’s offered a job on the Sundowner Ranch, no one expects her to stick around long—especially when her older brother Cade Hunt warns every ranch hand to stay away from her. But Briar isn’t a pushover. She’s going to do what she wants, and pursue who she wants—including the sexy new wrangler who isn’t interested in playing by the rules either.
Retired professional cowboy Jet Manning has been the proverbial bad boy his entire life. His tough exterior hides an equally tough heart. He’s not interested in love, and definitely doesn’t do romance. To him, women are like the events on a rodeo circuit—something to be won. And once won, he’s done and onto the next thing. But young, beautiful Briar isn’t about to be conquered, and she’s constantly just out of reach.
The Sundowner Ranch might be the biggest in Wyoming, but it’s apparently too small for the both of them. One of them has to go…and Jet’s sure it’s not going to be him.
Love isn’t just an act in this captivating and flirty romance by New York Times bestselling author Jane Porter.
Forty-nine-year-old Margot Hughes has lived and breathed theater for the past twenty-five years. After a devastating breakup with her playwright fiancé, she wants nothing to do with the industry. She has sworn off New York, theater, actors—all of it. She returns to her hometown on California’s central coast and takes a job in real estate, where she manages significant investment properties. But Margot’s suddenly thrown back into the theater world when Sally, her friend and boss, who had been restoring and funding Cambria’s historic theater, has a heart attack. Before she knows it, Margot is tapped to take over the troubled summer production of Barefoot in the Park.
But the play is no walk in the park—the leads and director have all quit, and Margot struggles to find new actors…until Max Russo arrives. Forty-five-year-old Max is a former soap opera star turned rugged cowboy on TV’s most popular western series. Max has a huge following and is the perfect hero to step up and save the play, provided Margot stars opposite him. Although adamant she would never return to theater, Margot enjoys the long hours of rehearsal with a professional like Max, who is charming, witty, and passionate. But when the curtains close, can Margot allow herself to fall for Max when he represents everything she left behind?
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December 5, 2023
She’s ready for a charming Christmas in the English countryside…
It’s almost Christmas and Ella Roberts is ecstatic to be heading to Bakewell to spend the holidays with her sister and brother-in-law, the new Earl and Countess Sherbourne, and represent her family at the English wedding reception. Ella is looking forward to visiting the Sherbourne estate, exploring Bakewell, and experiencing a proper English Christmas. She just has two requests—that she stays in one of the historic cottages at Langley Park, and that the annoying best man not be invited to the reception.
Baird MacLauren was happy to serve as the best man to his closest friend from Trinity College’s wedding. The long weekend spent in the San Juan Islands celebrating his best friend was easy, but getting along with the bride’s mischievous sister who takes nothing seriously was an unexpected challenge. Baird thought he’d never have to see her again…until he spots Ella in Bakewell preparing for the reception.
To Ella’s dismay, her second request isn’t honored and now she’ll be spending Christmas with the most arrogant—and handsome—of Scottish men. Can they both keep their distance or will the magic of the season bring these two together?