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  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

    Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · 44 ratings
    A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America...
  • Strong Enough by Kelly Elliott

    Strong Enough by Kelly Elliott

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    The fourth, and final novel in New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott’s Meet Me in Montana series fires up the passion in a story about forgiveness and finding your soul mate.Dirk Littlewood had the world at his feet and a life he claimed to love. He was a world-champion bull rider with plenty of women to keep his nights busy and make his inner loneliness nothing but a delusion...
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  • Good Enough by Kelly Elliott

    Good Enough by Kelly Elliott

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    The third novel in New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott’s Meet Me in Montana series shows how family and true love can heal a broken past.After her mother died in a car accident when she was only five, and her father was determined not to show any emotions toward his only daughter, Timberlynn longs for a normal family...
  • Cowboy Bites: A Rough Riders Cookbook by Lorelei James, Suzanne M. Johnson

    Cowboy Bites: A Rough Riders Cookbook by Lorelei James, Suzanne M. Johnson

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Saddle up and get ready to ride again with the infamous McKay family!New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James has whipped up six brand new Rough Riders short stories featuring fan favorite couples—Cord and AJ, Colby and Channing, Keely and Jack, Colt and India, Carter and Macie, and Boone and Sierra...
  • Cowboy Bikers MC #2 by Esther E. Schmidt

    Cowboy Bikers MC #2 by Esther E. Schmidt

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    When eyes meet and make two hearts beat as one, there’s no holding the reins. Lust will take a turn and gallop toward love at full speed, taking on any danger it might face along the way...
  • Savage Innocence by Cassie Edwards

    Savage Innocence by Cassie Edwards

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Life in small-town Minnesota was too confining for an independent young woman who yearns for adventure --- so Danette leaves home to seek a new life along the rugged frontier. She never expects to find herself wrapped in the arms of Gray Wolf, the magnificent Chippewa warrior who rules the land with battle-hardened courage ... and unexpected compassion ..
  • A Real Cowboy Rides a Motorcycle by Stephanie Rowe

    A Real Cowboy Rides a Motorcycle by Stephanie Rowe

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    In USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe's newest novel, a woman who has forfeited her dreams for a family finds love and hope in the arms of a rebellious cowboy. After inexplicably abandoning a championship bull riding career, Zane Stockton has become a vagabond. He lives on his motorcycle, using the open road to shield himself from the dark shadows which haunt him...
  • Jake by Leigh Greenwood

    Jake by Leigh Greenwood

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 9 ratings
    The freedom of the range, the bawling of the longhorns, the lonesome night watch beneath a vast, starry sky--they got into a man's blood until he knew there was nothing better than the life of a cowboy...except the love of a good woman. Isabelle Born and bred in Savannah, Georgia, she was the kind of woman Jake Maxwell avoided at all cost...
  • Cowboy Bikers MC #3 by Esther E. Schmidt

    Cowboy Bikers MC #3 by Esther E. Schmidt

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    When eyes meet and make two hearts beat as one, there’s no holding the reins. Lust will take a turn and gallop toward love at full speed, taking on any danger it might face along the way...
  • Love Again by Kelly Elliott

    Love Again by Kelly Elliott

    Rated: 4.47 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Jonathon Turner is going to be the death of me. Maybe not the death of me…but my panties for sure! They seem to disintegrate the moment he touches me. Looks at me. Smiles at me. Talks to me. It’s more than physical. He’s breaking through an impenetrable wall. There’s a problem though—he’s younger than me. Six. Years. Younger...
  • Husband Tree by Mary Connealy

    Husband Tree by Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.31 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Hit the trail into the Old West, where a tough lady rancher and a seemingly aimless wrangler attempt to avoid the matrimonial noose. When Belle Tanner hires Silas Harden to help her get her cattle to market, the last thing she’s looking for is romance...
  • If I Can Dream by Sable Hunter

    If I Can Dream by Sable Hunter

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    The moment Tennessee McCoy lays eyes on Molly Reyes sitting astride a horse in the desert sun, love hits him like a bolt of lightning from out of the blue. She is his soulmate, his other half. They speak the same language, they want the same things. Their attraction is complete, the passion they share nearly consumes them. Knowing she is meant to be his, Ten can’t wait to make her his bride...
  • The McCall Trilogy by Marcia Lynn McClure

    The McCall Trilogy by Marcia Lynn McClure

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    ourney through generations of adventure and romance as three Marcia Lynn McClure favorites blend perfectly in The McCall Trilogy! The roundup begins with The Foundling (formerly released as Desert Fire). She opened her eyes and beheld, for the first time, the face of Jackson McCall… Posse up with the next generation of McCall heroes in To Echo the Past...
  • Allure  (Booklet Dreams Book 1) by C.A. Harms

    Allure (Booklet Dreams Book 1) by C.A. Harms

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The next generation of the Southern Boys returns in a new spin-off series, Brooklet Dreams… She was supposed to be my forever... I’ll never forget the first time I saw her. She wore overalls two sizes too big and a pair of gloves that were also too large for her little hands. But that didn’t faze her one bit, and we clicked instantly...
  • Finding Dandi by Sable Hunter

    Finding Dandi by Sable Hunter

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    LOVE IS PATIENT. LOVE IS KIND. Lucas thinks he has his life mapped out until fate throws a curvy little dancer in his lap. Soon he finds that it will take more than success or status to make him happy – it will take Dandi. LOVE IS NOT RUDE, IT IS NOT SELF-SEEKING, LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS Dandi can’t change her past, but she can keep from hurting Lucas...
  • Savage Beloved by Cassie Edwards

    Savage Beloved by Cassie Edwards

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Terrified and alone, Candy huddled beneath the trapdoor in the floor of her father's cabin, listening to the bloodcurdling whoops of attacking Indians. When she finally crept outside, it was to find all the other inhabitants of Fort Hope massacred and a fierce-looking Wichita chief thundering toward her on his black stallion...
  • Cowboy Justice Association Novel Box Set: Books 1 - 3 by Olivia Jaymes

    Cowboy Justice Association Novel Box Set: Books 1 - 3 by Olivia Jaymes

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    *** 3 novel-length books for the price of 2 *** Genre: Contemporary Western Erotic Romance Cowboy Command: One minute Katie is eating lunch with her sister, the next she barely escapes a car bomb meant to kill her. Luckily, Federal agents are going to give her a new identity until she can testify against the man who wants her dead...
  • Vow of the Texas Cowboy by Charlotte Dearing

    Vow of the Texas Cowboy by Charlotte Dearing

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Texas, 1890 - Desperate but DeterminedWhen Daisy Muldoon’s uncle dies in a logging accident, he leaves behind a modest inheritance. The problem? He hid the money somewhere in their rented cottage, and no one knows exactly where.Without the money, Daisy and her two younger sisters have no means to escape the rough logging town where men outnumber women five to one...
  • A Trail Untamed by Lacy Williams

    A Trail Untamed by Lacy Williams

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    August is a loner and prefers it that way. He only took the marriage wager to gain breathing room from his overbearing older brother. Besides, the wagon train still has a long journey before it reaches Oregon. Maybe he’ll meet someone who turns his head.Felicity longs for love and family, someone to choose her above all...
  • Trinity's Trust by C.A. Harms

    Trinity's Trust by C.A. Harms

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Trinity Flores stumbled upon the Sawyer family when she needed it most. She was broken, lost, and looking for a new beginning. They gave her love that most dream of, unconditionally devoted to her well-being. The large, overbearing, protective, bullheaded Sawyer men vowed to keep her safe, and—of course—at times drove her crazy...
  • Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

    Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Mandy McClellen Grey, has become the focus of a feud thanks to her husband, who made this mess and then died. Far from home, Mandy, the best little rifle woman in the west, has resigned herself to a lonely life under siege rather than call for help and endanger her family...
  • Committing to the Cowgirl by Jody Hedlund

    Committing to the Cowgirl by Jody Hedlund

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    After years away, Astrid Nilsson has returned home to Colorado, hoping to become Fairplay’s second doctor . . . and to find healing for her reoccurring consumption. Spirited and independent, Astrid doesn’t want her illness to be a burden to those she loves, so she has resisted getting serious about any man...
  • Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy

    Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Let yourself be swept away by this fast-paced romance, featuring Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutchs of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the 6R's—widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons...
  • Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

    Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Beth and Alex survive a stage coach accident. Beth realizes the derelict in the stagecoach with her is a doctor and she forces him to help tend the injured. Alex finds he can care for the patients as long as Beth is right beside him... yelling at him. Alex saves Beth's sister’s life, but he only has the courage to treat patients as long as Beth is there...
  • Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

    Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.31 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Can the artist tame the cowgirl without breaking her spirit? Tough Texan tomboy Sally McClellan heads to Montana to visit her pregnant sister Mandy. But when her traveling party is attacked, Sally is left for dead...
  • Cowboy Seasons: Four Book Boxed Set by Kathleen Ball

    Cowboy Seasons: Four Book Boxed Set by Kathleen Ball

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Summer's Desire When 26-year-old cowboy Holden O'Leary uprooted his brothers from Texas to Montana, the new vet advertised for a nanny. No woman alive would deny the Doc was as handsome a specimen as the sleek, hard-bodies horses he rescued...
  • Dusty Britches by Marcia Lynn McClure

    Dusty Britches by Marcia Lynn McClure

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Angelina Hunter was seriously minded, and it was a good thing. Her father’s ranch needed a woman who could endure the strenuous work of ranch life. Since her mother’s death, Angelina had been that woman. She had no time for frivolity; no time for a less severe side of life...
  • A SEAL's Chance by Cora Seton

    A SEAL's Chance by Cora Seton

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    When Navy SEAL Ben Warren is sidelined by an injury, he thinks love is off the table until single mother Caitlyn Cross reminds him that a warrior fights for what he wants. Revisit Chance Creek and the Hall brothers, and meet a brand new hero you won't forget...
  • Always and Forever by Wendy Lindstrom

    Always and Forever by Wendy Lindstrom

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    A Mail Order Bride He Doesn’t Want—A Woman He Can’t Resist. Nancy Mitchell refuses to marry the man her father chose for her. Her only escape from the dreadful arrangement is to find another husband quick—so she concocts a desperate plan and agrees to become a mail order bride...
  • Cowboys and Brides: A Sweet and Clean Historical Western Romance Collection by Cat Cahill, Kate Condie

    Cowboys and Brides: A Sweet and Clean Historical Western Romance Collection by Cat Cahill, Kate Condie

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Happily ever after under the Western sky . . .Enjoy six sweet historical Western romance stories filled with courageous women and men who never fail to save the day. Set against windswept plains and soaring mountain peaks, romance and adventure wait for you in this collection...
  • Marshaling Her Heart by Mary Connealy

    Marshaling Her Heart by Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Becky Pruitt has always prided herself on knowing everything that's happening on her successful ranch, which makes her foreman Nate Paxton's admission to her quite a surprise. With the notorious Deadeye Gang on the loose, Nate--a former U.S. Marshal--believes that Becky's ranch might be the best spot for a group of Marshals to use as a base and hideout...
  • Copper for the Countess by Sally Britton

    Copper for the Countess by Sally Britton

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    A Victorian countess doesn't belong on a ranch, and a frosty cowboy knows nothing about raising a family. When the two have no choice but to rely on each other, is there any hope for happiness, let alone true love?Lady Evelyn Lyon lost her husband and her fortune on the same day...
  • Stuck Together by Mary Connealy

    Stuck Together by Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Tina Cahill, newly arrived from the East, is determined to get the saloon in Broken Wheel, Texas, closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every afternoon. Unfortunately, so far no one has paid any attention. Vince Yates earned the nickname "Invincible Vince" because of his reputation for letting absolutely nothing stop him. Not his tyrant of a father...
  • A Match Made in Texas by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy

    A Match Made in Texas by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can't keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them...
  • Texas Tender by Leigh Greenwood

    Texas Tender by Leigh Greenwood

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    He is the most beautiful man Idalou Ellsworth has ever set eyes on. When he appears at her front door, she is struck speechless at the very sight of him. Folks in Dunmore, Texas think her bossy, too focused on rescuing her family�s failing ranch to be interested in courting. But in Will�s company, she can�t think of anything but him...
  • Chet by Leigh Greenwood

    Chet by Leigh Greenwood

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The freedom of the range, the bawling of the longhorns, the lonesome night watch beneath a vast, starry sky—they got into a man's blood until he knew there was nothing better than the life of a cowboy...except the love of a good woman...
  • Matt by Leigh Greenwood

    Matt by Leigh Greenwood

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Matt Haskins proved to be the most difficult of all the orphans in The Cowboys to write about. It's not easy to make a hero out of a man who has been sexually molested, especially when the abuse has given him a mental block against physical contact. I had to find a way to make the reader see that Matt's strength was of a different kind from most cowboys...
  • Tame the Wild Wind by Rosanne Bittner

    Tame the Wild Wind by Rosanne Bittner

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Half-breed Gabe Beaumont had had to choose between the Sioux tribe of his mother and the white family of his father, and his choice had cost him everything. Settlers had murdered his Indian wife and child, and now revenge was all he lived for...
  • Ropes and Revenge by Jessie Evans

    Ropes and Revenge by Jessie Evans

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Eight months ago, John Lawson lost his wife and best friend in a tragic accident on his family's ranch. In the time since, he's devoted himself to two things--taking care of his two newly motherless sons and proving that Lily's accident was no accident. Now, he finally has hard evidence that his wife was murdered and he won't rest until he has the killer's blood on his hands...
  • Boundless Fate by Alicia Rae, Jovana Shirley

    Boundless Fate by Alicia Rae, Jovana Shirley

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Fate for Love Series, Book 2 Colton Kingston’s livelihood has been reduced to a pile of black ashes by a tragic act of arson. After sending away the woman he has loved since the tender age of five, a hateful dark revenge threatens to overtake his heart. Colton knows pushing her away is the only way he can keep her safe...
  • 12-ALARM COWBOYS by Cora Seton, Becky McGraw

    12-ALARM COWBOYS by Cora Seton, Becky McGraw

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    AFTER THE FIRE by Cora Seton When a series of fires keeps bringing him to her door, a firefighter must uncover his ex-girlfriend’s secret or risk losing her forever. WHERE THERE'S SMOKE (A Cowboy Way Novella) by Becky McGraw Cowboy Austin McBride follows a herd to a new town, but firefighting is his passion, so he applies at a local station...
  • Rogue by Sable Hunter

    Rogue by Sable Hunter

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A loner by choice and a renegade by nature. Rogue is living up to his name. He’s lived life on his own terms, doing everything from team-roping in college, Texas Hold ‘em champion to founding his own company, Lone Wolf Oil. Everything he’s accomplished has been in spite of Dusty Walker, a man who sired four sons by four women – none of them his wife...
  • Cowboy for Keeps by Debra Clopton

    Cowboy for Keeps by Debra Clopton

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Rancher and lawyer Wyatt Turner found both his younger brothers their wives. Now, they're sneakily trying to repay the favor--with the wrong woman. Amanda Hathaway is a too-young and bubbly physical therapist. And, yes, Wyatt is her too-stubborn, toobossy patient recuperating from a plane crash...
  • Her Forever Cowboy by Debra Clopton

    Her Forever Cowboy by Debra Clopton

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Where Are The Marriage-Minded Cowboys? Mule Hollow, Texas, is chock-full of handsome cowboys ready to say "I do." So veterinarian Susan Worth moves in, dreaming of meeting Mr. Right. He's most certainly "not" the gorgeous rescue worker blazing through town on a motorcycle. Cole Turner is a sixth-generation Mule Hollow rancher, but he's all about roaming Texas to save everyone but himself...
  • Buck by Leigh Greenwood

    Buck by Leigh Greenwood

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 7 ratings
    Hannah was lovely enough to make any man forget the past--any man except Buck Hogan. For thought she had more than fulfilled the promise of beauty in the 14-year-old girl he'd once known, Buck would always remember that back then he had been her father's whipping boy. Helpless no longer, he would have his revenge by taking the old man's ranch...
  • Ward by Leigh Greenwood

    Ward by Leigh Greenwood

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 7 ratings
    The freedom of the range, the bawling of the longhorns, the lonesome night watch beneath a vast, starry sky--they get into a man's blood until he knew there was nothing better than the life of a cowboy ... except the love of a good woman. MARINA Devastated by a ruthless betrayal, disillusioned by the War Between the States, Ward Dillon swore he'd escape his bitter past and start anew ..
  • The Cowboy's Virgin by Emerson Rose, LM Book Creations

    The Cowboy's Virgin by Emerson Rose, LM Book Creations

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Beau Hill is the one person on this Earth I was raised to loathe. His sparkling blue eyes, dimpled smile, and dusty Stetson may work like Kryptonite on every other girl in these parts, but they don’t work on me. A studious, virginal veterinary scholar like myself would never be caught dead falling for the charms and graces of the town’s most notorious horse-riding, cattle-roping Casanova...
  • Untethered by Marcia Lynn McClure

    Untethered by Marcia Lynn McClure

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    A man tethered by pain and guilt borne of past tragedy, A young woman with the soul of a guardian angel, And an unspeakable evil about to be unleashed...
  • The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory, Candace Camp

    The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory, Candace Camp

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 13 ratings
    Luke Turner An outcast, they called him "bad blood" from his boyhood in a tarpaper shack to his nights in a prison cell. Sarah McGowan Her roots were deep in the Texas soil. But her secret shameful love for her sister's husband kept her from happiness. Pride and their love of the Texas land threw them together in an unlikely marriage...
  • Lips That Touch Mine by Wendy Lindstrom

    Lips That Touch Mine by Wendy Lindstrom

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 9 ratings
    A charming rogue…an abused woman. She greeted him with her gun—he disarmed her with his love. Saloon owner Boyd Grayson is intrigued by his new neighbor, Claire Ashier, and considers her temperance crusade to shut down his noisy tavern nothing more than a game. While matching wits with the beautiful, aloof widow, he uncovers her torturous secrets that shock him to the core...
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