Elise Martin would do anything for a story -- even stage a fake marriage to catch a thief. Dressed in a white lace gown, she looked every bit the bride, but when her "fiance" failed to show, she offered ten dollars to the handsome gentleman who'd just stepped off the stage to pose as the groom. As a fake fiance, he was all right, but when he turned out to be Gabriel West, the new owner of her paper, the Durango Star, Elise wanted to turn tail and run. But she couldn't forget the passion his unexpected kiss at their "wedding" had aroused, and she started to wonder if there was more to Gabriel West than met the eye. For the more time they spent together, the more Elise wondered if the next time she said, "I do" she just might mean it.
TYING THE KNOW
Young, and unsure if theirs was a love match or a marriage to unite two cattle ranches, Jenny Sullivan left Cole Randall at the altar and headed East. Two years later, devastated by her father's death, Jenny returned to the Lazy S for good. No longer the blushing bride, but a woman who knew her mind, she vowed to return her family's spread to its former glory. Only one problem stood in the way: Cole Randall.
As executor of her father's estate, he oversaw the running of the ranch. With his commanding presence and dark eyes, he set her heart racing. And while Jenny worked to keep their relationship strictly business, there was nothing business-like about her feelings. As they rounded up the cattle, she longed to rope the handsome rancher and walk down the aisle once more. Except this time when she left the altar, she planned to head home with the man of her dreams.