As one of the city’s few women firefighters, Lindsay Pfeiffer battles much more than towering walls of flame. She struggles on a daily basis to be accepted by her mail peers and treated equally. The task is further complicated by her long denied attraction to Matthew Callahan, a fellow crew member who also happens to be best buddies with her “not much of a” boyfriend and the firefighter she’s up against for a coveted promotion.
When Lindsay decides the time has come to purge Matt from her system once and for all by finally sleeping with her boyfriend, it’s Matt she accidentally finds herself in bed with — and their one night of passion changes everything.
Romantic Times called Cathy McDavid’s book A Slow Burn and “intelligent read”. The book also won first place in the Golden Quill Contest in the “sexy” category. Her heroine is a modern woman, fighting for equality in what is typically a job held by men. She’s smart, sexy, and. That doesn’t stop her from having moments of doubts. Readers will recognize a little of themselves in Lindsay and relate to her struggles.
A string of mysterious accidents at the Easy Money Rodeo Arena cast newly hired livestock manager and former addict J.R. Wilde under suspicion. Needing this job to prove he’s back on track, J.R. enlists the help of the Knight Agency when local sheriff’s deputies dismiss the accidents as just that and not intentional. Nurse practitioner and single mother Naomi Whitehorse works for the Easy Money as their on-site emergency medical staff. She herself only recently got her life together after her late husband’s unexpected death.
With a young daughter to raise, the last thing Naomi needs is to involve herself with a former addict who’s facing a lifetime of challenges. But because she believes in J.R.’s innocence, she agrees to help to solve the mystery of the accidents by being eyes and ears — which puts her and J.R. in close proximity as they work together to find the real culprit. Danger lurks around the corner, but is it from the person targeting J.R. or his and Naomi’s impossible to resist attraction?
Frankie Hartman never thought she’d see Spence Bohanan again. Not after he broke her heart and walked away before she could tell the wandering cowboy about his twin daughters. Now that he’s back in Mustang Valley, Frankie has to reveal the truth. At least about his kids—Spence can never find out that she still secretly aches for him.
Spence finally has his life together and he’s ready to prove himself to the only woman he’s ever loved, but her revelation shakes everything up. It doesn’t take long for him to fall in love with his little girls, but repairing the trust between him and Frankie won’t happen quite so quickly. Spence is ready to be a family man—will Frankie give him a chance?
A secret, no-strings relationship with Aaron Travers has suited Melody Hartman just fine for the past eight months. The lives of the Mustang Valley veterinarian and the deputy sheriff have always been complicated—and are about to become more so, because Mel is pregnant!
Raising his toddler daughter and protecting his Arizona town are Aaron’s priorities. But this unexpected pregnancy is a life changer. The widowed single dad is ready to do the right thing and marry Mel. Can he say the three words she is waiting to hear? Will she think he wants to marry her only because of the baby? Or will she acknowledge that their feelings for each other run deeper than either of them realized?
After three years of wrongful imprisonment, Quinn Crenshaw is ready to rebuild his life and find the daughter he has never met. A job training horses at his cousin’s Arizona cattle ranch becomes something wonderful when Quinn meets Summer Goodwyn and her special-needs little boy. The single mother believes in him…and is raising this former rodeo champion’s spirits sky-high!
The equine therapy program is helping Summer’s young son connect with others—including one super-attractive rancher determined to be a father to his own little girl. Despite the obstacles in their path, can she make Quinn see they have a future worth fighting for?