As Aaron Walker watched his cousins settle down, he expected to meet that special someone, get married, and maybe even start a family. But women tend to run once the “I live with my parents” revelation comes out. Technically, his parents and brothers live with him, but no one seems to be interested in the finer details. The answer? Online dating.
After her dad’s death and the loss of his income, Dalisay Cortez dropped out of nursing school. She and her mother live in Manila, struggling to make ends meet, one unexpected bill away from being forced to move in with overbearing relatives. Goodbye city life, and goodbye personal space.
To save them both from an isolated life on the family farm, Dalisay logs onto an international dating site in search of an American husband. Falling in love online is one thing, but leaving everything she knows—including her mom—is harder than Dalisay imagined. What happens when Aaron’s idyllic farm life is just like the one she was running from?
After the sudden death of his fiancée, Travis Walker has thrown himself into work, and he’s interested in purchasing neighboring land to expand his farm and ranch. That is until Kami Preston hears of his plans for her family’s property.
Kami’s dream of opening her own business will have to collect dust like all the old junk in her dad’s barn. As a widow with a young daughter, she’ll have to use all her resources to turn a profit on the derelict ranch her parents used to run. But that’s better than having it fall into Walker hands.
Travis should be rooting for her to fail but he’s there every step of the way, with his easy smile and heavy equipment. Kami’s grateful for his help, and for him. But the more time they spend together, the clearer it is that only one of them has moved on from a lost love.
Cash Walker always leaves a lady’s bed before morning—after all, he has a day full of chores waiting on his ranch. So when he wakes up one morning to his latest catch creeping out of the room, he figures he had it coming. Until later the same day, when she shows up in his barn. Turns out, she’s come to town to talk about the one subject Cash refuses to discuss with anyone.
Abbi Daniels is tired of being the responsible woman her parents expect her to be, but even she can admit that jumping into bed with the last guy to see her brother alive wasn’t her smartest move. Cash won’t talk about the day her brother was killed, but she refuses to leave town without answers. Only the more she’s around Cash, the less she wants to return home and the more she feels like her old self again.
With Abbi around, Cash’s no-commitment resolve breaks down. Around Cash, Abbi finds the freedom she’s craved for so long. But how will their fragile connection survive when all the things left unsaid between them come to light?
2018 Maggie Award for Excellence Winner
Brock Walker, part-time mechanic and full-time farmer, prefers figuring out what’s wrong with an engine over deciphering people’s actions—especially women. But when his standard aloofness prevents him from landing the classic car of his dreams, help comes from an unexpected source: the sister of the man his family put in jail.
Josie Alvarez, bookkeeper for her dad’s garage, knows their last chance is in the collectible car she’s been sent to acquire. But after hearing the history under the hood, she can’t bear to hand it over to her dad, who’d just flip it and sell it. Bad blood between her family and Brock’s doesn’t overshadow his passion for the classic car, so she jumps in to help Brock negotiate the car’s future.
Walking away from the car proves easier than leaving the quiet mechanic. He’s refreshingly different from the other men in her life, opening her eyes to her own potential. And she’s the only woman to ever accept him just as he is, without underestimating or coddling him. Brock’s cousins don’t want her on Walker land, but he wholeheartedly disagrees…until Josie’s desperate father comes up with a plan to fix everything
2018 Aspen Gold Readers Choice Contest Winner
After returning home from the Army, Dillon honors his father’s last request to get help for his “drinking problem,” but it’s a waste of time. He has other matters to worry about than the few beers he has after work…every day.
When Dillon Walker swaggers into Elle Brady’s office, she fully understands the appeal of a small-town farm boy. He’s handsome, charming, helps run his family’s successful farm and ranch, and he’s definitely interested in her. Too bad she’s an addiction counselor still caring for her recovering alcoholic father, and she’s more than gun-shy of someone with Dillon’s baggage.
Elle scraps their professional relationship after a smoldering kiss. She attempts to quit seeing Dillon altogether until his truck is stolen and used in a crime, and only she can provide an alibi. As she falls for him, her past with alcoholism taunts her with all the reasons why a future with Dillon won’t work. If he refuses to admit to his problem, not even she’ll be able to help him, and she won’t stick around to watch.