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Trois ans d’infiltration dans l’un des pires gangs du pays ont laissé l’agent du FBI, Joshua Chastain, complètement bouleversé. Luttant contre les cauchemars et l’addiction, il quitte la jungle bétonnée pour le Nouveau-Mexique, le pays des chevaux, en espérant recommencer à zéro dans le ranch de son oncle.

Le contremaître Eli Kelly passe sa vie à réhabiliter des animaux maltraités, et Joshua est juste une autre âme perdue. Mais quand Joshua commence doucement à reconstruire sa vie, Eli réalise que Joshua représente beaucoup plus qu’un nouveau projet.

Le plan de Joshua semble fonctionner – peut-être qu’un nouveau départ était exactement ce dont il avait besoin. Puis, au moment où il commence à peine à trouver un semblant de paix, le crime et la haine détruisent presque tout ce pour quoi il a travaillé, le forçant à réévaluer ce qu’il veut vraiment faire ressortir de sa relation avec Eli et de sa propre vie.

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Tre anni sotto copertura con una delle peggiori gang del paese hanno lasciato dei segni profondi nell’agente dell’FBI Joshua Chastain. Accompagnato dagli incubi e dalla sua battaglia contro la tossicodipendenza, Josh lascia la giungla di cemento per la campagna del Nuovo Messico, nella speranza di poter cominciare una nuova vita nell’allevamento di cavalli dello zio.

Il sovrintendente Eli Kelly trascorre le giornate a recuperare cavalli maltrattati e considera Joshua nient’altro che l’ennesima anima in pena. Ma non appena il giovane comincia a rimettere insieme i pezzi della propria vita, Eli si accorge che in realtà rappresenta molto di più che la sua ultima sfida.

Il piano di Joshua sembra funzionare e, forse, un nuovo inizio è davvero tutto ciò di cui ha bisogno. Poi, quando finalmente sembra cominciare a ritrovare la pace, violenza e odio lo portano vicino a distruggere tutto ciò che ha costruito e lo costringono a mettere in discussione il proprio futuro con Eli e la propria vita.

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Informe matutino

serie Informes Matutinos | Volumen 1

Volumen 1 de la serie Informes Matutinos

Una década ha pasado desde su primer beso y Luke Murray está cada día más enamorado de Simon. Como administradores de La Vaca Perdida, el rancho de los padres de Luke, ambos llevan su relación con discreción y son apreciados por los vecinos del pueblo, a pesar del conocido mal genio de Luke. Hasta que un día, de repente, los dueños de las tiendas locales se niegan a seguir atendiéndolos.

Su desconcierto se prolonga hasta que la madre de Luke les revela que el nuevo pastor ha convertido a la pareja en el blanco de sus sermones. De repente, Luke y Simon se ven rechazados por aquellos a los que llamaban amigos, y su rancho es víctima de una serie de ataques. Conforme el odio y la homofobia del pueblo se vuelven contra ellos, Luke y Simon tendrán que enfrentarse a una decisión crítica: ceder a las exigencias del pueblo y desaparecer o quedarse y luchar por ellos mismos y por su amor.

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Ein Titel der Clouds and Rain Serie

Nachdem Cooper Nelsons Affäre mit einem verheirateten Bezirksstaatsanwalt zu einem Skandal und dem Entzug seiner Lizenz geführt hat, hat er seinen Frieden als Ranchhelfer auf der Blue River Ranch gefunden. Acht Jahre später, bei einem seiner seltenen Besuche in der Stadt, trifft er zufällig auf Kelly Freed, einen Mann, den er fünfzehn Jahre zuvor verlassen hatte, als er gerade anfing, als Anwalt zu arbeiten. Unglücklicherweise kandidiert Kelly gerade für den Posten des Sheriffs und seine Frau ist todkrank, darum steht für ihn eine Wiederaufnahme ihrer Beziehung außer Frage. Aus seiner eigenen Vergangenheit weiß Cooper, dass das Verschweigen der Wahrheit alle Beteiligten nur ins Unglück stürzen wird, weshalb er nicht mehr das kleine, schmutzige Geheimnis eines anderen Mannes sein will.

Währenddessen ist die Lage auf der benachbarten Blackwater Ranch verzweifelt. Gables Freundin Calley hat Brustkrebs, und als Gable und Flynn ihre Kinder aufnehmen, brauchen sie die Hilfe ihrer Freunde. Cooper und Kelly helfen dabei, Gable auch rechtlich als Vater seiner Kinder einzusetzen und Calleys Verhältnisse zu ordnen, sollte das Schlimmste eintreten. Für Cooper war es nie einfach gewesen, sich von Kelly fernzuhalten, doch jetzt, wo sie ein gemeinsames Ziel haben, ist es ungleich schwerer, Kelly auf Abstand zu halten.

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Une foi aveugle

Le Ranch de la Vache Perdue | Tome 2

Suite de Le rapport matinal
Le Ranch de la Vache Perdue, tome 2

Pour Tommy Bradley, ouvrier sur le Ranch de La Vache Perdue, admettre sa sexualité est impossible, même si ses patrons, Luke et Simon, sont gays. Tommy a passé toute sa vie à cacher la vérité à ses parents homophobes. Puis il rencontre le pasteur Noah Taylor dans la chambre d’hôpital du père de Luke et son secret devient d’autant plus difficile à garder.

Noah est différent de tout homme de Dieu – de n’importe quel homme – que Tommy a rencontré. D’une part, sa congrégation est principalement composée d’individus LGBT et de leurs familles. D’autre part, il n’est pas effrayé par l’attraction qu’il ressent envers Tommy et il est très clair sur ses intentions. Mais Noah refuse de cacher sa sexualité ou son amour au monde entier et de commencer une relation avec Tommy tant que le jeune homme dissimule la sienne. Devant choisir entre perdre Noah ou révéler son homosexualité à ses parents, Tommy fait ses premiers pas hors du placard.

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Trial by Fire

Dreamspun Desires | #6

One Aussie. One Texan. One baby. One hell of a fight.

When his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, Aussie cattle station owner Lachlan McCoughney rushes to Texas to rescue their infant daughter, Chloe. He expects to find his niece living in squalor with the Sheffields, a rodeo family.

Instead, Lachlan finds Holden Sheffield, a salt-of-the-earth cowboy running a huge business operation. They want to explore their mutual attraction despite the many problems thrown their way, and together, they must find a way to give Chloe a new family and find a love that spans thousands of acres and two continents.

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Una prateria pericolosa

Storie della prateria | Libro 6

Storie della prateria: Libro 6

Dopo aver lasciato il corpo dei Marines, Gordon Fisher vive in solitudine e senza soldi. Quando un gruppo di ecoterroristi gli promette una grossa somma di denaro in cambio della liberazione di alcuni animali maltrattati, lui acconsente. Purtroppo gli animali in questione sono i grandi felini di Wally Schumacher e uno di loro aggredisce Gordon, ferendolo.

Ancora sofferente per la fine della sua relazione, Mario Laria trova l’ex marine e lo riporta al ranch di Dakota sotto la minaccia di un’arma, solo per ritrovarsi il cuore colmo di angoscia quando scopre che l’uomo vive in auto.

Fra le cure di Dakota, il desiderio di Wally di liberarsi di lui e l’interesse di Mario, Gordon decide di rimanere. Ma nuvole nere all’orizzonte minacciano di spazzare via la sua nuova speranza. Nessuno sa che il passato di Gordon lo tiene sveglio la notte, e i militari vogliono delle risposte che lui non è in grado di dare.

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2nd Edition

When Jackson Rawlings comes out of the closet, he loses everything: from his record label to the self-confidence he needs to perform on stage. Jackson feels as if the world is out to get him. Broken and afraid, he escapes to Hallesford and the ranch he calls home. All he wants is to live out the rest of his life peacefully and out of the spotlight.

But the fates just love interfering in his life.

Marques Lopez is the owner of Phoenix Records, and not only does he hate what happened to Jackson, he feels Jackson Rawlings has plenty more to contribute to the music industry. He ventures into small-town USA to find the singer and when he does, Jackson is a mere fragment of the man he used to be. To make matters worse, Marques’s body and heart step in to present him with a choice between business and pleasure—unless he could have his cake and eat it too….

First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2011.

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The Lone Rancher

Dreamspun Desires | #4

He'll do anything to save the ranch, including baring it all.

Aubrey Klein is in real trouble—he needs some fast money to save the family ranch. His solution? A weekend job as a stripper at a club in Dallas. For two shows each Saturday, he is the star as The Lone Rancher.

It leads to at least one unexpected revelation: after a show, Garrett Lamston, an old friend from school, approaches the still-masked Aubrey to see about some extra fun… and Aubrey had no idea Garrett was gay. As the two men dodge their mothers’ attempts to set them up with girls, their friendship deepens, and one thing leads to another.

Aubrey knows his life stretching between the ranch and the club is a house of cards. He just hopes he can keep it standing long enough to save the ranch and launch the life—and the love—he really hopes he can have.

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Bull rider Trey Stuart voluntarily ties himself onto the back of a 1,500-pound animal for fun and money. But however tough he is in the ring, Trey is too scared to take a chance on love, especially when the man he wants is star rider Smoke Carter. Trey and Smoke have been hooking up for years, but Trey denies there’s anything serious going on between them.

Joining them at the gay rodeo are their friends Dolly and Alex. Wanting the same happiness for their friends, the two women try to convince Trey that Smoke is just as interested in him. While Trey works to help Dolly succeed in covering her first bull, another man tries to come between him and Smoke. When Smoke challenges Trey to cowboy up, he has to decide if the ride is worth the risk.

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The Stolen Suitor

Dreamspun Desires | #3

His future was set until a thief stole his heart.

All of Clyde’s Corner, Montana, knows local dandy Chris Ramsey will marry Trix Stubben, young widow and heir to the richest ranch in the area. But one woman isn’t too keen on the idea. Mabe Crassen wants to get her hands on that ranch, so she sets her older son to court Trix, and her younger son, Jeremy, to distract Chris and lure him astray.

Jeremy Crassen thinks his mother’s scheme is crazy. But he wants desperately to go off to college, which Mabe will agree to—if he seduces Chris. How will shy, virginal, secretly gay Jeremy attract Chris, who seems determined to do the right thing and marry Trix? Jeremy can’t compete with a rich female widow. Or can he?

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Don't miss these four contemporary romances from Zahra Owens: In Diplomacy, Jack and Lucas start a passionate relationship, which continues long after their partners return. Diplomatic circles are notoriously conservative though, and they each know that the right woman by their side makes a very significant contribution to their success. Will they be able to make the right choices in their professional and personal lives? Or will they need to sacrifice one for the other? In Façade, Jonas Hunter, high-class body for hire, meets his match in new client Nicky Bryant, an effeminate, tantrum-throwing, attention-seeking bad boy of Paris haute couture, everything he despises in a man. But Jonas soon learns they each carefully maintain a façade. In The Hand-me-down, Jez pays a visit to his old friend Nick, who introduces his much younger lover, Jaime... and then asks Jex to look after him when Nick is gone. And in the reader-favorite Western Clouds and Rain, Flynn doesn’t bargain for being captivated gentle, lonely Gable, who captures his heart and moves Flynn to take on an incredible burden: saving Gable’s ranch.

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Samuel Somerfield is used to the oppressive heat of the Texas plains, and in the year 1892 things get even hotter when ranch hand Eli Watkins walks onto the job. Every stolen glance, every searing touch from Eli tilts Samuel’s world on its axis. He wants only to spend the rest of his life in Eli’s arms. But Samuel’s cruel and domineering father has other plans for him. Samuel must marry Eleanor Johnston and give his father the social standing he craves.

Eli knew falling in love with Samuel would cause problems, yet even he never dreamed Mr. Somerfield would go to such lengths to keep his son and him apart. After Somerfield orders a beating that leaves Eli disfigured and embarrassed, Eli takes a job on another ranch far from Samuel.

News of Samuel’s impending wedding eventually reaches Eli, and he realizes he must return to the man he loves, despite what might await him, and try to save Samuel from a life he was not meant to live.

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Luna e stelle

serie Nuvole e pioggia

Un libro della serie Nuvole e pioggia

Dopo una tresca con un procuratore distrettuale sposato che lo ha portato allo scandalo e alla radiazione dall’albo, Cooper Nelson ha lasciato una carriera legale ormai distrutta, trovando conforto nel lavoro al Blue River Ranch. Otto anni dopo, durante una delle rare visite in città, Cooper s’imbatte in Kelly Freed, un uomo che si era lasciato alle spalle quindici anni prima per cominciare a lavorare in uno studio legale. Purtroppo, Kelly è in lizza per diventare sceriffo e sua moglie ha una malattia in fase terminale, quindi far rinascere la loro relazione è fuori questione. Cooper sa per esperienza che nascondere la verità porta a rovinare delle vite, perciò rifiuta di essere l’amante segreto di qualcuno.

Nel frattempo, al Blackwater Ranch, gli eventi hanno preso una piega drammatica. Calley, l’amica di Gable, ha un cancro al seno e, per occuparsi dei suoi figli, lui e Flynn hanno bisogno dell’aiuto degli amici. Cooper e Kelly devono unire i loro talenti per fare in modo che Gable possa essere riconosciuto legalmente come padre dei propri figli e per sistemare gli affari di Calley nel caso in cui la situazione dovesse peggiorare. Restare lontano da Kelly non è mai stato facile per Cooper, e ora che hanno una causa comune, scopre di non poter fare a meno di volere l’uomo accanto a sé.

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Morning Report

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Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all five stories of the Morning Report series by Sue Brown!

Morning Report: A decade on from their first kiss, Luke Murray is more in love with Simon every day. Running the Lost Cow Ranch for Luke’s parents, they keep their heads down and get along with the locals, until suddenly Luke and Simon find themselves alienated from people they called friends, and their ranch comes under a series of attacks. Can they stand and fight for themselves and their love? —Complete Faith: For Tommy Bradley, a hand working on the Lost Cow Ranch in rural Texas, admitting his sexuality is impossible. Then Tommy meets pastor Noah Taylor, and his difficult secret becomes that much harder to keep. Tommy isn’t the only one facing challenges, however. Thanks to an outpouring of hatred, Noah must cope with the possible loss of his church and his livelihood. —Papa’s Boy: Losing his teaching job and his kids has left Zeke bitter and in denial about his sexuality, but Ray is determined to get under his skin. When life interferes with Ray’s plans, Ray must protect a troubled teen and his own reputation, all while trying to convince Zeke that he doesn’t need to run away. —Luke’s Present: Desperate to help his lover cope with some recent challenges, Simon plans a special Christmas gift... but it is Luke’s present that changes their relationship forever. —Letters from a Cowboy: Fearful of the consequences of their relationship being discovered, Simon leaves Tamar Ranch to save Chip’s job. When he learns that his departure sent Chip off the rails, he knows he needs to risk everything and go back for him.

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Cœur à prendre

Histoires de cœur | Tome 2

Histoires de cœur, tome 2

Le ranch des Holden et le ranch des Jessup sont voisins, mais ils n’entretiennent pas ce qu’on pourrait appeler des relations cordiales ; Jefferson Holden et Kent Jessup se détestent.

En dépit des vieilles rancunes qui brûlent entre leurs pères, le jeune Haven Jessup ne peut se résoudre à cette haine, surtout après que Dakota Holden est venu à son secours lors d’une violente tempête.

Dans la cohue, Haven fait la connaissance de Phillip Reardon, un ami de Dakota. Phillip est un homme tolérant et ouvert d’esprit, et il accepte Haven tel qu’il est, dès le début. Il ne tarde pas à découvrir le secret d’Haven, son attirance pour les hommes, et très vite, ils entament une relation secrète.

Mais leurs sentiments les dépassent, et l’angoisse d’être découverts pèse sur leur couple. Des clôtures sabotées, des animaux blessés, des histoires mystérieuses et les secrets de la famille Jessup vont menacer le bonheur naissant d’Haven qui rêve d’un avenir avec Phillip.

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Reviens-moi

L’amour à n’importe quel prix | Tome 1

L’amour à n’importe quel prix, tome 1

Pour Josh Brooks, c’est l’été de tous les miracles. Il vient d’acheter le cheval de ses rêves à un dresseur concurrent, et un ancien camarade d’armée de son frère, le beau Dane Keller, pourrait bien quant à lui être l’homme de sa vie. Dane est sexy, musclé, et il vient de dire adieu au cadre rigide et parfois intolérant de l’armée. Le hic ? Personne ne sait que Josh et Dane sont gays.

Dane Keller n’aspire qu’à une chose : trouver un travail avec un salaire raisonnable dans un ranch sans histoire et mener une vie tranquille. Mais lorsqu’il commence à travailler pour les Brooks et qu’il fait la connaissance de Josh, ses rêves de tranquillité tombent à l’eau.

Josh, le petit frère de son meilleur ami, le petit frère qui envoyait les lettres qui l’ont empêché de perdre la raison en Afghanistan. Très vite, et malgré sa peur panique des relations amoureuses, Dane s’attache à lui.

Tandis que Dane et Josh tentent (et manquent) désespérément de contenir leurs sentiments, quelqu’un les observe, tapi dans l’ombre, attendant l’heure de la revanche. Et puis un jour, il frappe, et leur secret est révélé au grand jour.

Dane est déterminé à protéger Josh, quoi qu’il en coûte. Même si pour ça il doit quitter le ranch pour toujours.

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Na, das war es wert!

Der Wert der Liebe | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Der Wert der Liebe

Für Josh Brooks ist es ein Sommer, in dem Träume wahr werden. Zuerst bekommt er sein Traumpferd von einem konkurrierenden Trainer. Dann kommt der Armeekumpel seines Bruders, Dane Keller, auf die Ranch, um dort zu arbeiten, und Josh begegnet auch noch dem Mann seiner Träume. Dane ist heiß, tüchtig und frisch raus aus „Nichts fragen – Nichts sagen“. Alles wäre perfekt – abgesehen davon, dass niemand weiß, dass Josh und Dane homosexuell sind.

Alles was Dane will, ist ein ruhiges Leben in einem weniger beengenden stillen Kämmerlein und einen Job auf einer Ranch, mit dem er seinen Lebensunterhalt verdienen kann. Aber als sich herausstellt, dass der kleine Bruder seines besten Freundes, der die Briefe schrieb, die ihnen in Afghanistan geholfen hatten, den Mut nicht zu verlieren, an genau den richtigen Stellen erwachsen geworden war, kann Dane nicht anders, als trotz seiner Angst vor Bindungen mehr zu wollen.

Während Dane und Josh damit beschäftigt sind – allerdings erfolglos – die Hände voneinander zu lassen, liegt jemand anderes auf der Lauer und wartet seine Zeit ab. Dann schlägt er zu; zuerst gegen Josh und dann gegen das geliebte Pferd. Als all ihre Geheimnisse und Ängste bloßgelegt werden, ist Dane entschlossen, Josh zu schützen, selbst wenn das bedeutet, ihn zurückzulassen.

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