Bakersville Saga 5 and 6
(The third book in the Bakersville Saga series)
An omnibus of novels by Helen Hardt
Anything can happen when you arouse a cowboy's passion... Treasuring Amber Kissing handsome rancher Harper Bay to avoid a confrontation with her past isn't on Amber Cross's "to do" list, but sometimes a situation calls for desperate measures. She doesn't expect the kiss to leave her breathless. Amber is the hottest thing walking but clearly not Harper's type. Nope, he's not looking for a platinum blonde manicurist from the city, even if she is Bakersville's reigning rodeo queen. After her surprising kiss leaves him panting, he changes his mind and decides to get to know her. Chemistry sizzles between them, but this gorgeous woman has a past that could get them both killed. Trusting Sydney Sam O'Donovan is bored with his stale life in Montana. When his brother-in-law offers him a great job and a cut of the McCray Ranch in Bakersville, Colorado, he's ecstatic. This is the change he needs. As for beautiful Sydney Buchanan resurfacing? That's icing on the cake. Sydney's back in Bakersville for one reason and one reason only. She needs to win as many large rodeo purses as she can to help her parents run their struggling ranch in Nevada. She doesn't bank on running into Sam O'Donovan. All the sparks they shared five years earlier are still there, but so much else has changed. If only Sam could understand the decisions she made during their time apart... and trust her.