Love Me Tender(2014)
(A book in the Montana Born Brides series)
An omnibus of novels by Kelly Hunter, Sarah Mayberry, Trish Morey and Jane Porter
Beauty's Kiss Taylor Harris--Marietta, Montana's new librarian--is the quiet type who likes her glamour between the book covers. When she's pushed into attending the formal Valentine Ball with Marietta's Most Eligible Bachelor, Troy Sheenan, Taylor can't imagine a worse pairing. What in the world would she have in common with a wealthy playboy like Troy? Technology tycoon Troy is forced by business concerns to return to his hometown and take the town librarian to the Valentine Ball... what he doesn't expect is that Taylor is even less excited about the prospect than he is! Intrigued by the only woman in town who wouldn't be thrilled to take his arm at the big event, he's determined that she will not just agree to be his date... bur she's going to like it. Can Taylor turn a cold shoulder to Troy's heart-melting charms, or is this about to be Marietta's hottest Valentine's Ball yet? What A Bride Wants Ella Grace Emerson adores her father, but he keeps trying to marry her off to every eligible rancher in Montana. When he puts an ad in the paper on her behalf - for a docile house-husband - Ella retaliates with one of her own, pinned to the noticeboard of the local saloon. No husband required, housebroken or otherwise. What she wants is the perfect lover. Newcomer Cam Sawyer is perfectly willing to tear up the sheets with Ella and be her partner in chaos. She wants a bad boy and he's had experience aplenty. But what she really needs is a strong and loving partner, and until Sawyer stops running from his past he can never be that. Sawyer's the one Ella wants. But can he be the man she needs? Second Chance Bride Scarlett Buck has always been flaky in comparison to her sensible twin sister Tara, so nobody is really surprised when Scarlett spends all her money on a one way ticket to Australia to be with the man she's met on the Net. But she hasn't reckoned on the guy already being married, or her mom getting sick, and now she needs money for a flight home to Marietta, MT - quick. Signing on with Bella's Belles in Kalgoorlie isn't be the proudest moment in her life but it will get her home fast. After all, it's just sex. Or is it? Mitch Bannister's ex is about to marry his best friend, and he could really do with a cold beer and a hot woman. But the cowgirl he takes a shine to at Bella's is surprisingly skittish, and in the end he leaves without hooking up. Later, when Mitch spies the cowgirl in the local pub begging for a job, he shrinks into the shadows--he's not looking for complications, and something tells him that Scarlett Buck is a whole handful of them. But soon it's clear she's not just trouble, she's in trouble, and like it or not, he's not about to turn his back on this stray from the States. Especially if she can do him a favor in return. After all, it's just a helping hand. Or is it? Almost A Bride Tara Buck has always been the good sister, level-headed by comparison to Scarlett, her flaky, impulsive twin. But when Tara learns her fiance has been cheating on her with one of his school students, the orderly world she's created for herself suddenly feels as if it's falling apart. For years she chose the safe option, but from now on she's going to live a little, stretch her wings... be a little daring. And if that means acting on the long-suppressed feelings she's always had for Reid Dalton, then so be it! Reid has wanted Tara from the moment he met her, but she's always been out of bounds. Not only is she his patrol partner at the Bozeman PD, she's also engaged. But then her relationship blows up, and Reid finds himself battling his own instinct to stake his claim with the finest, hottest woman he's ever known. Even if anything did happen between them, it would only ever be temporary - Reid's a born wanderer, while Tara's roots run deep in Marietta. So even if things are good between them, it seems their romance is destined to be short and sweet...
Used availability for Jane Porter's Love Me Tender
July 2014 : USA Paperback