Lilliana’s ties to the Duncan family are strong. Losing her mother at a young age affected her deeply and she’s compensated for that loss by clinging to her women friends. The Duncan wives love her dearly and protect her when necessary.
Pete’s been away at school and life at the ranch has gone on without him. He’s come home to be the ranch veterinarian and he wants to contribute as much to the ranch as his older brothers do.
When Pete sees Lilliana at the family gathering, he wonders why she’s there. He wishes she hadn’t been invited. But more than that, he wishes she wasn’t so pretty. It would be easier to keep on disliking her if she wasn’t quite so perfect.
Lilliana has no idea why Pete’s so cold to her. She doesn’t even know him. He’s been away at school for years so why is being so rude now?
These two keep being thrown together and the sparks fly between them. They can’t get along, but the attraction is annoyingly present.
Will either of them ever be bold enough to figure out how to get past the animosity and embrace all the ways they’re connected?
When Annabelle Richards needs someone to keep her safe until she’s able to testify, Deputy Conrad Westhouse volunteers to protect her at his family’s ranch, deep in Amish Country.
Watching Annabelle charm his neighbors and dream of starting over in the Ohio countryside tugs at Conrad’s heart…even though keeping his emotions locked down is the only way to protect the woman he’s starting to care about.
Sam Duncan expects to win the ranch challenge that would put a cool fifty grand in his pocket.
Not lacking confidence, Sam works his parcel of land in the competition and is certain his win will be a slam dunk. What he doesn’t expect is that Whitney—the only woman ranch hand at Duncan Ranch—will give him a run for his money. He’s not happy about it and his disdain for her overflows.
Every time he turns around, she’s there. Doing her part and taking the competition seriously.
Whitney Wright works harder than any of the men ranch hands to secure her own future and she’s going to give everything she has to win the ranch challenge.
The chance for her to build up more of a nest egg for her future is a burning need for Whitney. She only has herself to depend on and she simply can’t let herself down. These opportunities come around only once in a lifetime for ugly duckling girls like her.
When she overhears a rude comment Sam makes, she’s hurt. She knows he doesn’t like her but to hear him say such mean things is more than she can bear.
When his curiosity gets the better of him, he tries to find out more about her. Will he learn the secrets Whitney has kept hidden from everyone? Will she finally be able to be the woman she never thought was possible?
Rescuing a kidnapped child is part of the job for search-and-rescue K-9 handler Patrick Sanders—but this time it’s his son.
Now Patrick and his furry partner must work with his high school love, Jennie Wilcox, to shield the little boy he just learned about.
But with someone targeting them, will Patrick and Jennie survive to face their painful past and become a family?
Titles in the K-9 Search & Rescue multi-author series include — Desert Rescue by Lisa Phillips – Trailing a Killer by Carol J. Post – Mountain Survival by Christy Barritt – Search and Defend by Heather Woodhaven – Following the Trail by Lynette Eason – Dangerous Mountain Rescue by Christy Barritt –
This is a romance that includes no swearing, little if any violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses).