NO BETTER MAN (Heart of the Rockies, #1)
When it comes to business, Avery King always comes out on top. So after a very public breakup, work is the perfect excuse to flee the Windy City for the gentle breezes of Aspen, Colorado. Her mission: acquire the land of a rundown mountain ranch. Avery expects an easy win . . . until she meets the rugged and irresistible rancher who won't give up his property without a fight.
Bryce Walker is stunned by the stubborn beauty determined to get what she wants. But what she wants is his last connection to the life he used to have. Bryce has plans to return the ranch to its former glory and no way will he sell his family home. Yet the more time he spends with Avery, the more her sweet touch makes him forget his painful memories. Now Bryce must decide whether living in the past is worth losing his future . .
“Come on! This is the first out!” Avery called. She stood a ways in front of him, playing shortstop. Great. He’d have to stand there and look at her backside for the next half hour. Just what he needed to convince himself she was a bad idea.
He pulled the bill of his cap lower over his eyes. Fine. That was fine. He wouldn’t look. He refused to look. Focus on the ball…
His old drinking buddy, Dave, stepped up to bat. Bryce jogged backward. The man could hit. First couple of pitches, Paige threw solids strikes, but then Dave hit a pop fly and it was headed straight for him. Bryce followed the ball with his eyes, running forward, to the left…
Blond hair flashed right in front of him. Shit. He thrust out his arms, but it was too late.
Avery tumbled into him, knocking him off balance. His arms flailed in search of stability, but the momentum pitched him back. Thud! He hit the soft grass and Avery ended up on top of him while the ball sailed over both of their heads.
She stared at him, her shimmery blue eyes wide with shock, lips formed in an O inches away from his.
So close. Too close. Her curves fit against him, reminding him how it felt to pull a woman close enough to feel her best features. His chest locked up.
Off in the distance, his teammates snickered like a group of junior high boys.
“Get a room!” someone called.
Avery’s expression went from shock to a feisty smirk. She balanced her elbow on his chest and propped her chin on her fist. “Jeez, Bryce. If you wanted it that bad, you could’ve just asked,” she said.
Nice. He shook his head at her, but couldn’t fight off a smile. “You done, Slugger? ’Cause I know I am.” Carefully, he wrapped his arms around her in a tight embrace.
She flinched and that shocked look made a strong comeback.
Ha. Two can play this game. He rolled her off of him so that her back was against the grass and he was the one looking down at her. “If I wanted it, I wouldn’t have to ask.”
Her mischievous expression dared him to prove it.
He laughed to add to the show. Instead of indulging her boldness, he let her go, pushed off the ground, and trotted back to his spot a safe distance away.
Space. He needed space. When Avery got too close, when he touched her, his memories of Yvonne faded into obscurity. She made him forget. She made him betray his wife and want something he never thought he’d want again.
And he wasn’t ready to let go.
SOMETHING LIKE LOVE (Heart of the Rockies, #2)
Ben Noble needs to do some damage control. Fast. His heart has always been in ranching, but there's no escaping the spotlight on his high-powered political family. Now the only thing that can restore his reputation is a getaway to the fresh air of Aspen, Colorado. Not to mention that the trip gives Ben a second chance to impress a certain gorgeous mountain guide. But Paige Harper is nothing like the shy girl he remembers . . . she's so much more.
Paige is serious about Ben, too: seriously annoyed that the playboy cowboy is using her mountain for his PR. Once upon a time, she fell for Ben's aw-shucks charm, but the fairy tale didn't end happily. Paige doesn't intend to let down her guard again. But keeping their relationship all business and no pleasure may be harder than she thinks-especially if the moonlight, the Rockies, and a certain irresistible rancher have anything to say about it...
MORE THAN A FEELING (Heart of the Rockies #3)
STOP RUNNING . . .AND START FALLING
For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.
Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He's ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby's gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he'd thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever . . .
Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.
Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.