Arabella Craig had been eighteen when Ethan Hardeman had opened her eyes to passion...and then married another woman. Four years later, tragedy brought Ethan back into her life. He was just as tall and just as handsome, but he was now divorced and embittered, running his family's cattle empire with an iron hand and a big heart. Except when it came to her. Living day to day with him brought back all the passion...and pain. Ethan was so near, yet he refused to loosen the reins that held back his heart. But Arabella was determined not to let this Long, Tall Texan escape her again...
Penelope Mathews had spent her entire adolescence worshiping the elusive C.C. Tremayne - from afar. Until one night, trying to protect the mysterious loner from landing in a Mexican jail after he had drunk a little too much, Pepi was forced to seek refuge in a wedding chapel - and wound up going one step further by emerging as Mrs. Connal Cade Tremayne! When C.C. realized what had happened, he was outraged - the last thing he needed was a shy virgin on his hands. The marriage was off; he'd see to an annulment immediately. Yet the more time he spent with Pepi, the more he realised he didn't want a divorce...he wanted forever.