Bar V5 Ranch Series
A touch of ginger.
A dash of spice.
A cowboy and a pastry chef…
A recipe of naughty and nice.
Spending the holidays with her brother after hitting a crossroads in her career, Rachel Murphy keeps her dream of owning a pastry shop alive by creating custom gingerbread houses for clients in a small Montana town. And her Christmas wish list keeps growing this year—a bigger kitchen, a family, a place to call home…and maybe someone to share it all with.
When handsome dude ranch owner Nate Vaughn grants one of Rachel's Christmas wishes—offering her a workspace of her own—she can't refuse. As they grow closer, Rachel and Nate find more than pastries heating up in the kitchen. Is mixing business with affairs of the heart a recipe for disaster? Or will all of Rachel's wishes come true?
Can mistletoe create magic that college never could?
Curled up with a romantic novel by a warm fire is how Caitlin Butler plans to spend Christmas Eve until an ill, stray kitten tugs on her heartstrings, bringing her face-to-face with the college boy she couldn't have–Noah Sullivan. Watching the selfless veterinarian care for the sick kitten melts her heart, flooding her with long-forgotten emotions. Knowing she should leave, the pull of undeniable feelings and the tantalizing mistletoe tempt her to stay with a promise of what could be…and what should have been. Can the magic of mistletoe change the past and give her the Christmas she's always wanted?
It was one small kiss.
After all, a kiss is just a kiss.
Or is it?
After a passionate and empathetic kiss, dude ranch wranglers, Charlotte “Charlie” Randall and Zack Harris, are out of sorts as they pretend nothing happened. With too many demons to battle, Zack can't let Charlie get close. But it's too late, because she's fallen hat over spurs for the handsome military veteran turned cowboy. Taking a job in another state is the only way to protect her heart and finally move on.
But Zack can't let her leave, so he concocts a plan to find Charlie a boyfriend—a perfect match—to keep her in Montana. Until he realizes the only cowboy he wants her with is him. But it might be too late. Has Charlie made up her mind to put the kiss in the past and forget the cowboy who rode off with her heart?
Dreaming of a white Christmas with twinkling lights and sparkly decorations at the Bar V5 Dude Ranch, event planner Meg Redstone wants to give her daughter an unforgettable holiday in their new home. She loves making dreams come true for others, even though she gave up on hers a long time ago.
Ranch foreman Tyler Murphy wants to show Meg that a Montana Christmas is more than all the over-the-top glitter and lights. Although he's not looking for an instant family, he's falling fast for the single mom and her little girl. But a cowboy like Ty isn't on Meg's wish list. Getting her under the mistletoe is going to take a Christmas miracle…or a little help from Santa, himself.
A kiss is just a kiss…
Unless it’s under the mistletoe.
Ellie Smith is determined to make up for Christmases past by spreading holiday cheer throughout the Bar V5 dude ranch, but tech “bah, humbug” billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season.
Unwilling to let the geek-to-gorgeous Josiah win, Ellie plans to give him a Christmas he’ll never forget. But after a simple kiss under the mistletoe, Ellie and Josiah both start questioning everything. Can Christmas really bring the gift neither one of them were expecting: true love?