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christine wenger's the cowboy and the copTHE COWBOY AND THE COP
THE FIFTH BOOK IN THE GOLD BUCKLE COWBOYS MINISERIES
September 5, 2017
ISBN-10: 037375776X
ISBN-13: 978-0373757763
Harlequin Western Romance

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THE BULL RIDER HEADS HOME

Sergeant Amber Chapman didn't come all the way to Oklahoma City for Luke Beaumont's autograph. His family ranch, a major tourist attraction, is on the auction block. She'd drag the star bull rider back in handcuffs if it meant saving her hometown! But the biggest attraction is Luke himself…even if he's always been out of reach for the girl from the wrong side of town.

Luke can't help himself—he's drawn to the quick-witted and sassy sheriff, even as they track down the cattle rustlers targeting his ranch. Unless he can make Amber see they're perfect for each other, Luke might lose her. If he has his way, they'll be together forever—this cowboy's betting the ranch on it!

 


the rancher's surprise son

THE RANCHER'S SURPRISE SON
THE FOURTH BOOK IN THE GOLD BUCKLE COWBOYS MINISERIES
Special Edition, #2430
ISBN-13: 978-0373659128
August 18, 2015

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The Little Boy Had His Eyes

Cody Masters always believed that nothing could keep him and his high school sweetheart, Laura Duke, apart. Not her parents, not town gossip—not even a jail sentence! But when the cowboy returns home, he finds a new man in Laura's life. Johnny is three-and-a-half-feet tall, adores his pony and stares back at Cody with all-too-familiar blue eyes…

The Mother Had His Heart

Even though Laura insists a quickie marriage produced Johnny, Cody isn't giving up on his dream of their family. The only problem is getting her—and the rest of the town—to trust him again. Besides, Laura is harboring a secret that is keeping them apart, but could also bond them, and little Johnny, forever!

 


LASSOED INTO MARRIAGE

LASSOED INTO MARRIAGE
THE THIRD BOOK IN THE GOLD BUCKLE COWBOYS MINISERIES
Special Edition, #2268
ISBN-13: 978-0373657506
May 21, 2013

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FROM FREE-RANGE COWBOY TO DOWN-HOME DADDY!

When pilot Lisa Phillips was named coguardian of her niece she did everything by the book: clipped her wings, took cooking classes and settled down to be a stand-in mom. But she hadn't planned on playing house with her "frenemy"-free-wheeling rodeo rider and good-time cowboy Brett Sullivan.

Sully stared down one-ton bulls on a daily basis, but a three-year-old girl struck terror into his heart. And so did the type A "Ice Queen" Lisa. She was too tempting...too dangerous. More than anything Sully wanted to melt her heart...and for the first time he wanted what he couldn't have-a real family with her and their little girl.

They'll win your heart in eight seconds!

 


HOW TO LASSO A COWBOY

HOW TO LASSO A COWBOY
THE SECOND BOOK IN THE GOLD BUCKLE COWBOYS MINISERIES
Special Edition, #2129
ISBN-13: 9780373656110
July 2011

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Catching herself a cowboy was the last thing on Jenna Reed's mind....

Until one moved in with her! Well, technically bull rider Dustin Morgan was staying at her brother's house for the summer—but so was Jenna. Having her high school crush under the same roof was not the way she'd planned on spending her vacation. Especially since Dustin had never, ever so much as flirted with her. But maybe it was time the plain-Jane changed all of that.

On the verge of turning thirty, Jenna knew it was high time to go after what she wanted...and she wanted Dustin. Using a magazine article called "Ten Ways to Seduce a Man," she set out to lasso her cowboy. But what would she do with him once she caught him?

 


the cowboy code

THE COWBOY CODE
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE GOLD BUCKLE COWBOYS MINISERIES
Special Edition, #2094
ISBN-13: 9780373655762
December 2010

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Actress Maggie McIntyre hadn't come to Mountain Springs, Wyoming, to be lassoed by handsome rancher Joe Watley! Still, to keep custody of her troubled nephew, she had to step away from the bright lights of Broadway and into Joe's Cowboy Quest program for wayward youths. But it was hard for city slicker Maggie to resist her sizzling attraction to the sexy cowboy, who awakened long-forsaken dreams of love and security. Would she have to choose between the career she loved and the man who could help mend her broken family? Or could Maggie truly have it all?

 


the tycoons perfect match

THE TYCOON'S PERFECT MATCH
THE SECOND BOOK IN THE HAWKINS LEGACY MINISERIES
(set in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York State)
Special Edition, #1979
ISBN-13: 9780373654611
June 2009

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At sixteen, Marigold Sherwood thought she'd love Brian Hawkins forever. Only things didn't turn out the way they planned. Twelve years--and several heartbreaks--later, the burnt-out CEO had come back to Hawk's Lake to figure out her future.

That future didn't include Brian, now an irresistibly attractive and ambitious man who reignited a bittersweet passion. He wanted to pick up where they'd left off...and Mari was ready to put down stakes right there, but Brian longed to escape his small town.

Unless she could convince him that love wasn't a place but a state of heart?

 


it's that time of year

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR
SILHOUETTE SPECIAL EDITION #1937
ISBN # 0-373-24937-3
November 2008

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Widow Melanie Bennett knew her little boy's Christmas wish couldn't come true. So she vowed to give him the best holiday she could. And that meant avoiding strikingly handsome Sam LeDoux, the rescue worker she held responsible for their loss.

But while visiting Hawk's Lake for the annual Snow Festival, Sam was everywhere--lighting the town's Christmas tree, coaching peewee ice hockey. He was even roped into playing the part of the town's Santa--whom her son believed in with all his heart. Now Sam was asking Melanie to believe?in his love for her and little Kyle. Just in time to give them all the best Christmas gift ever?.

 


the cowboy and the ceo

THE COWBOY AND THE CEO
SILHOUETTE SPECIAL EDITION #1846
ISBN # 0-373-24846-6
August 2007

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Workaholic Susan Collins wasn't the Gold Buckle Ranch's typical visitor--or camp counselor. The high-powered CEO was more likely to write a check to help disabled children than to teach them arts and crafts. For Susan, it was all business, never personal. So the last thing she expected was a rodeo cowboy to ride into the Gold Buckle and sweep her off her feet.

Clint Scully was more at home dodging bulls in the ring than charming pretty but prickly executives from New York City. But there's a reason they say opposites attract...and sometimes that reason just might be true love!

 


not your average cowboy

NOT YOUR AVERAGE COWBOY
SILHOUETTE SPECIAL EDITION #1788
ISBN # 0-373-24788-5
October 2006

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Buck Porter is a down on his luck Arizona cowboy with a traumatized young daughter who won't speak.

Meredith Bingham Turner is a hospitality expert and TV cook from Boston who's going to change his homestead into a dude ranch and begins to change his life.

He wants her gone...or does he?

 


the cowboy way

THE COWBOY WAY
SILHOUETTE SPECIAL EDITION #1662
ISBN-13: 9780373246625
January 2005

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Single mother, Beth Conroy, learns that her son Kevin won a week at the Gold Buckle Ranch where he'll be participating in their Wheelchair Rodeo program. Kevin's hero, bull riding champion Jake Dixon, is the man who started the program which gives children in wheelchairs the opportunity to rope and ride and be real cowboys/girls for a week. Jake was a hero to Kevin at a time when he needed one the most, so they pack up and fly to Wyoming.

When Beth and Kevin arrive at the Gold Buckle Ranch, Beth is immediately wary of Jake and his drinking. Beth's late husband was an alcoholic. It was he who drove drunk and crashed into a bridge with Kevin in the car. He died, and Kevin is relegated to a wheelchair, even after several operations. Jake thinks that Beth is too overprotective of Kevin. Beth thinks that Jake ought to stick to what he knows best: riding bulls and running Wheelchair Rodeo. As they get to know one another, Beth discovers that Jake has serious medical problems. If he rides again, he could be permanently injured. When she falls in love with him, she knows it will never work. She can't deal with another person who she loves confined in a wheelchair, especially when he can prevent it. Jake can't give up riding, it's his whole identity, and he's riding for a different goal this time: someone put up a million dollars. Jakes wants the money for Wheelchair Rodeo.

Together they discover that if they both give a little, love will find a way.