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Two Texas billionaires, one Montana town...anything could happen.
Tempt Me, Cowboy
Chelsea Collier wants nothing more than to save the old depot built
by her railway baron ancestor and turn it into a museum—until it’s sold
out from under her! Jasper Flint made himself filthy rich in the Texas
oil business by the age of 35. Now he wants a quieter life and building a
microbrewery in Marietta, Montana is the perfect project.
Neither one of them knows what to do with the passion that explodes
between them. But Chelsea knows a man like Jasper will never stay in one
place for too long. Can he convince her that this time, he means to
Please Me, Cowboy
Gracelyn Baylee Packard got herself away from her dirt-poor Montana
roots as soon as she could. Now – although she’s never actually met the
man – she works in Texas for billionaire Jonah Flint.
When Jonah summons her to inform her it’s her lucky day, because
she’s going back with him to her home state as his guide, Gracelyn
doesn’t exactly see his proposition in the same light.
It’s the last place on earth either one of them would ever go
willingly, yet Gracelyn and Jonah discover that in Marietta they just
might find exactly what neither one of them was looking for...
From Tempt Me, Cowboy:
“I make you nervous,” Jasper said.
Chelsea frowned. “Of course you don’t.”
He clearly did, and that, perversely, made him feel as relaxed as if
he’d just had a full body massage from someone very curvy and morally
questionable. He felt lazy and something far darker, far more intent, as
he studied her.
“Is it this bar? Doesn’t look like you come in here much.”
“For all you know I dance naked on the tables every night of the
week,” she snapped at him, and he wasn’t the only one who noticed how
the word naked seemed to sit there and spin on the dark wood tabletop
between them. She swallowed, hard, like she couldn’t think about
anything else. He knew he couldn’t.
“Every night except the last two, then.”
“You spent your first two nights in town at the saloon?”
“You say that like it’s a bad thing. I consider it my own, personal welcome wagon. Only without cookies.”
There was something about the way strands of her blonde hair kept
falling out of that twist of hers that made him… edgy. Hungry, maybe,
like he wanted to reach over and pull the whole mess of it down just to
see it swirl around her shoulders, thick and bright.
“I wouldn’t dream of judging you,” she said, and then her lips
twitched as the tone she’d used—the very definition of
judgmental¬¬—echoed there between them. “Not too openly, anyway.”
He raised his shot glass and waited. She picked up her own shot glass
and he watched her chin rise and her shoulders go back, like she was
talking herself into it.
“To history,” he said.
Her blue eyes narrowed.
“To history,” she replied, and then held her shot glass still while he gently tapped his to the side.
Jasper tossed the whiskey back, then had the pleasure of watching her do the same. Her eyes watered, her face reddened.
“Do that a lot, do you?”
He was mocking her, and she obviously knew it. She blinked until her eyes lost that hectic glitter, then glared at him.
“I love nothing more than a shot of whiskey at the end of a long school day, thank you,” she retorted.
“Tell me, Triple C,” he murmured, leaning in close, feeling daggers
in his back from across the room but unable to care about anything but
that frankly carnal mouth of hers and the way it parted slightly as he
took up too much of the space between them. “Is this your big rebellion?
Tossing back shots in the middle of town with a stranger?”
He didn’t know what he expected. Her to laugh, maybe. Or to suggest a
more satisfying form of rebellion the way his usual sort of woman
would. “It sounds so pitiful when you say it.”
“Not at all, darlin’,” he heard himself say, more drawl than sense.
“I’m an excellent way to start a downward spiral. We’ll have you table
dancing within the week.”
From Please Me, Cowboy:
The world. Her heart.
Gracelyn tipped her head back and fell into those dark gold eyes of
his, and she was sure, then, that whatever happened in the next breath,
in the next few moments, she wouldn’t survive it. She couldn’t possibly.
And despite the fact she’d spent the whole of her life surviving
anything that was thrown at her and priding herself on her ability to do
it, she couldn’t seem to care that Jonah Flint was the thing that was
going to finally take her down. Instead, she welcomed it.
Though she didn’t want to think about the ramifications of that, not
here in the moody dark with nothing but moonlight and that sweet, bright
heat between them.
“I told you,” she said in a very precise, very prim voice that she
hardly recognized as her own, and that couldn’t disguise the playful
heat beneath it. “I refuse to get involved with someone I work for.
That’s begging for trouble.”
He was like something out of a dream, standing there before her with
his gaze so bright and his mouth so hard, and she couldn’t think of a
single thing she’d ever wanted more than this. Than him.
Especially when his eyes gleamed a bright, brilliant shade of gold
she’d never seen before, and that perfect mouth of his broke into a
smile. Wide. Genuine. Hers, she understood. All hers. And yet it was
etched with the same need that swirled through her, making her forget
all the reasons this was a terrible idea.
“You’re fired,” he told her softly, the way other men might have
whispered words of love, of sex, of terrible need. “Does that help?”
He shifted closer, so much closer. She wished she wasn’t wearing the
western-style shawl she’d thought was so cute earlier this evening. She
wished that when he leaned close, his chest brushed hers instead of the
soft cashmere. She wished so many things, all of them carnal and wicked
and comprising her own destruction in each act. And even though she knew
it, all she wanted was this. Him.
Jonah. Here. Now.
“That strikes me as a solution that benefits me not at all,” she
murmured, finding it hard to breathe as his hands moved to her face, as
his fingers brushed over her cheekbones and then moved to her hair. He
cupped her head in one palm as he tugged on her ponytail with the other
and it took her a moment to realize he was pulling her hair out of its
Then he was raking his fingers through the length of it as it tumbled
down to her shoulders, making a low sound she couldn’t quite place. But
then she did. If he’d been a cat, it would have been a purr.
“I have an in with the boss,” he assured her, his mouth almost severe
then, but she knew it was the same stark need that moved in her. “I’m
pretty confident he’ll hire you again in the morning. Every morning.”
“How sweet,” Gracelyn whispered, and though she tried to keep that
tartness in her voice, her expression, she melted into a smile instead.
“It’s like our own little corporate fairy tale.”
Jonah’s fingers sunk deep into her hair, pulling her head back like he
wanted better access, and Gracelyn’s heart kicked at her, hard, as every
other feeling in her body streaked into a brilliant fire and pooled
between her legs.
“Once upon a time,” he whispered, leaning in close, so she could
taste the words against her lips. She brought her hands up to brace them
against his chest, and felt the heat of him like a furnace. Like a
roar. “There was a beautiful princess and a terrible ogre trapped in a
hotel suite far, far away. And he had absolutely no intention of letting
“This is already the best story I’ve ever heard.”
“Then you better prepare yourself,” he told her, right there against
her lips with the moon between them and too much Texas in his voice. It
made her shudder with need. With rich longing. “Because I know how it
And then Jonah bent his head that last little bit and finally, finally, took her mouth with his.