A cowboy’s second chance and dangerous women

Texas romance will heat up your spring!

Spring is here in Texas. While our northern neighbors are still experiencing snow, flowers and trees are blooming in the Lone Star State—and, of course, romance. For the second quarter of the year, we’re appropriately featuring a book where a dashing cowboy gets his second chance at love and another, the second book in a series, about logical men falling for dangerous women.


Who wants to rodeo again?

Jace Wilder has been rebuilding since the love of his life, Taryn, up and left town unexpectedly. But when she mysteriously returns, Jace’s dependable world comes crashing down. Taryn is hiding a dangerous secret, and no matter how hard he tries, Jace can’t stay away—especially when Taryn is at risk. And especially when the attraction he thought he’d buried long ago is back and hotter than ever. Will he be able to trust Taryn again?


Taryn Hillman’s world fell apart one horrifying night and never been the same since. When she sees a small chance at untangling herself, she takes it, though it means returning to Clearview—and seeing Jace again. When he vows to protect her, will Taryn take a chance and, this time, never let him go?


A Cowboy Kind of Love, the next book in the Heart of Texas series by Donna Grant, will be available April 27. Grant, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, has penned more than a hundred novels, novelettes, novellas, and short stories spanning multiple genres of romance, including the exhilarating Dark King and Reaper paranormal series, the romantic-suspense Sons of Texas series, the historical-paranormal Kindred series, and the contemporary Heart of Texas series. She lives in Texas.


Will logic or love triumph? 

Gemma Estep arrives in town, beautiful and bold, and declaring she’s inherited property Ned Thurlowe has already claimed. As a member of the local Logical Men’s Society, Ned prides himself on thinking clearly and calmly at all times. And it’s clear that the meeting place of the society—a local tavern—is his, even if the men have turned it to shambles. But Gemma is determined to turn it into some sort of respectable tea garden for the local ladies. Ned refutes her claim, and in doing so behaves most illogically, for though he wants to dismiss her, he also can’t help but desire her.


Gemma has had enough of men telling her what to do and vows to make her own way in the world, but Ned Thurlowe is ruining her plans. Not only has he laid claim to her property, pitting them in a heated fight for its ownership, but he’s also arousing in her feelings she’s never had before. And although they argue, they quickly discover they have more in common than they either ever dreamed—could their disagreement be turning into desire?


Her First Desire, book two of the Logical Men’s Society’s Guide to Dangerous Women series by Cathy Maxwell, will also be available April 27. Maxwell is heading into her third decade in publishing. The author of more than forty historical romances, she has hit the New York Times and USA Today lists, been nominated for and won some nice awards, made dynamite writing friends, and has had the time of her life. Four years ago, she made the momentous decision to move to Texas. She lives in the Austin suburbs and enjoys hosting a romance-reading salon called Heart of ATX where top authors from Texas and across the country give romance fans the treat of hearing them read from their own books.  


Maida Malby has received both shots of the vaccine but still wears stylish masks that match her outfits whenever she goes out. She’s looking forward to a time when she can travel again and meet romance readers from all over the country. Her latest book, Global City Tryst, a prequel novelette to Singapore Fling, is now available.