The most important two words for this Wrangler’s Creek rodeo cowboy? I do... Lucian Granger isn’t winning any Mr. Cowboy Congeniality awards. Known in his small Texas town as “Lucifer” thanks to his surly nature and knack for scaring people away from getting too close, the handsome rancher has no trouble ignoring the gossip. But when he’s in danger of losing the land he’s put his blood, sweat and tears into maintaining, Lucian sets out to prove he’s a changed man—by claiming he’s about to settle down with his invaluable assistant, Karlee O’Malley. Their pending nuptials may be just for show, but from the moment they kiss, the proverbial fireworks start going off in his head—and in his heart. Before long, the man who’s usually as emotional as a brick wall is tired of pretending and wants to share a real future with Karlee. With his world suddenly turned upside down, Lucian will risk losing the business and the ranch if it means holding on to the one woman worth becoming a better man for.
the last rodeo
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Epic in scope in the tradition of Sometimes a Great Notion, this novel explores the values of the American West as three generations carve out a working ranch in the Idaho Panhandle. On the weekend of their 60th wedding anniversary, Ray and Betsy hold a family gathering in a final celebration at the Omak Stampede Rodeo where their eldest son, Arnie, struggles to put his life back together after his wife’s death. At this rodeo once again Arnie’s life will change forever. And back on the ranch Ray and Betsy will make their last, most difficult stand as Ray shows how it’s done the cowboy way.
Shane Marvell's career as a rodeo rider is ending far too soon. He doesn’t have a plan B, so during his last season, he’s all in, determined to win as much prize money as possible--even if it means riding injured and taking more risks than he should. Ella Etxeberri has always played it safe, so when her life still takes a bad turn despite her caution, she wonders if it isn’t time to see what she’s been missing. While researching risk behaviors in rodeo riders, she meets Shane Marvell, a cowboy who merits additional study of the personal variety. Just as Ella is hitting the point to embrace risk, Shane is pulling back. He knows Ella’s all-in approach is born of curiosity and whim. He’s not what she wants forever, and perhaps Ella is one risk he can't allow himself to take.
Back in the saddle again… Tyler Ellis catches Kit Hayes completely off guard when he swaggers back home and into the bar she manages. Since high school, he's been a champion rodeo star…a notorious playboy…and now, apparently, a bar owner. She accepts his offer of a hefty bonus and helps him transform the place because she's desperate to escape their tiny town in the Sierras. She doesn't expect him to work this hard beside her. Where's the cocky cowboy he's supposed to be? Instead she discovers he's still the sweet, genuine young man she once knew. And so much more…including a threat to the adventurous life she craves.
The Last Rodeo Lucian Granger isn't winning any Mr Cowboy Congeniality awards. Known to his small Texas town as 'Lucifer', Lucian is determined to win his final rodeo. But the wilful, handsome rancher is also a demanding pain in everyone's rear. Only this time, he's gone a bit too far and now he has to clean up his image...by walking down the aisle. But who would ever agree to be Mrs Lucifer? Lucian values his assistant Karlee O'Malley more than anyone else, but marry her? Even just for the summer? And yet, from the moment they kiss, the duststorm hits the corral. Big time. Before long, his family is out of control and Lucian risks losing the business, the ranch...and the one woman worth becoming a better man for. Cowboy Blues Setting rules and following them to the letter is part of cowboy Nick Haskins's code. It keeps life uncomplicated, and his heart intact. The love he had for his high school sweetheart is ashes in the wind, but he's not counting on her twin, Lindsay Gavin, to show up on his ranch - or in his dreams. Lindsay's got a code of her own: hands off her sister's guy. But now that Nick is free to share his bunkhouse and his bed, she can't help but take what he's offering. There's no harm in satisfying years' worth of curiosity. There's no shame in indulging in the sexiest fun of her life. Only, when Nick and Lindsay let desire set fire to the rules, will they both end up getting burned?
A prescient critic's chronicle of the rise of performance artists Whoopi Goldberg, Spalding Gray, Laurie Anderson, and Tim Miller, among others.
Double Delights #26: SEX, LIES AND RODEO GAMES: Dr. Suzanne Grey needs an ending for her book on male sexual dysfunction. Where else does she go but the rodeo capital of the world, Cody, Wyoming in search of willing research subjects. But a simple untruth told by an eager matchmaker catches Suzanne in a vortex of lies, complicated by the attraction of two handsome cowboys. Matthew McKenna is a rodeo bull fighting clown and proud of it. Bull riding had been his mistress until a spine injury two years prior forced a career change. Although he's dated just about every woman for counties around, none have captured his heart. Still, there's something different about Suzanne Grey-just how different he's about to find out. CODY SHOOTING STAR: Even though sparks fly, it isn't love at first sight when a sassy New York photographer meets a Wyoming native. Tiffany Cooper finds herself trying to handle her recuperating mother's responsibilities, the most difficult one being Cody Shooting Star. Her heart and her life will never be the same.
TORI EATON IS READY TO START OVER She's beginning a new chapter in Aubrey, Texas, away from her abusive ex-boyfriend. As she picks up the pieces of her broken life, Tori's surprised at the helping hand the church's new song director, Brant McConnell, offers her, and at the warm emotions he inspires. Brant is drawn to Tori. And as their friendship grows, so do his feelings for her. But Tori is still hounded by her past, and the walls she's built around her heart are high. Can he convince the wounded beauty that he's exactly the kind of man she needs—and deserves?
Time hasn't dimmed their bone-deep passion . . . Ten years ago, Kalli left her rodeo bull-rider husband, Walker Riley, unable to bear her terrible fear for him. Or the fear that she might love him too much. But passion wasn't enough to overcome fear a decade ago . . . Walker faces down charging bulls every day, but working with Kalli for a summer as they try to save the Wyoming rodeo that means so much to their beloved mutual mentor, just might break him. Can the present carry them past the fears and broken trust ... to a future together again? ~ ~ ~ ~ RODEO NIGHTS is a prequel to WHERE LOVE LIVES: THE INHERITANCE, Book 6 of the Wyoming Wildflowers series. You meet Zoe Parisi in JACK’S HEART and her grandparents Ruth and Hugh Moski have appeared in each of the Wyoming Wildflowers stories. You can see Matt Halderman at the start of his rodeo cowboy career in RODEO NIGHTS, the emotional second-chance-at-love story of Kalli and Walker. Patricia says: Rodeo Nights is a favorite of long-time readers. It also holds a special place for me, since I've named two of my adopted rescue collies Riley and Kalli! - - - - "Great romance!" Which is your favorite Patricia McLinn book and why? "RODEO NIGHTS, hands down. Cowboys-rodeo-Wyoming! Reunion love ... Wonderful characters. I loved everything about this story." - Mona Montana, Reader Hall of Fame ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series today! Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) * Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) * Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) * My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) -- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart) Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower) -- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives) Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia) A Cowboy Wedding, coming in 2017 * Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1) Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories: “Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!! “Amazing and touching story.” "If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride." "Smart, stubborn and irresistible." “… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.” “Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!” “Delightful!” ”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”