Ben Albright has successfully made five cattle drives from Texas to Kansas, but this spring will be his most difficult. With the death of Ewell Lansing, Northerners have taken over his trading post and ferry and refused provisions or passage to Texas cattle drives, but Albright will not turn back or change his traditional course.--
It's a Christmas affair to remember as a Hollywood mogul discovers his inner cowboy--and the woman of his dreams--amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming. Raine McCall would take snow-covered mountains over a star-studded premiere any day. But when hotshot movie executive Mick Branson arranges dinner on Christmas Eve to discuss a work opportunity, she's intrigued - by the offer, and the man. She's a no-makeup, no-frills single mom, who's happy with her quiet life. Sharing chili cheeseburgers and sizzling kisses with Mick is sure heating up her holiday, but country girl and power player don't mix... It's not just work that's brought Mick back to Mustang Creek. Since he first visited to oversee a documentary, free-spirited graphic designer Raine has been in his head. Her approach to life is as unconventional as her quirky holiday ornaments. Their attraction is undeniable - and so are their differences. Putting down roots in the Wild West wasn't in the script. But there are some Christmas gifts you can't walk away from, even when they turn your whole world upside down.... -- Publisher.
What sort of men rob a train, collect the loot and then start shooting everyone on board? Billy Young doesn't know the answer to that question. But one of the passengers was his brother, and he intends to do whatever it takes to find out. And once he does, he'll exact his vengeance with pleasure. And he'll exact it in blood. Wyoming is now a state, but not much has changed on the range. The big outfits still make the rules, and that is a lesson they plan to teach everyone who needs to learn it. Including nineteen-year-old Billy Young.--Back cover.