Colt Atwood is going places, leaving the small town of Dillon Creek in his past after tragedy strikes. Anywhere but home, he searches for ways to fix the holes where the wind blows through him—and he fails time and time again.
It isn’t until Colt gets injured and returns home to face his family, his brothers, and the reasons he left in the first place that he realizes that only she can fix the wind.
It was easy for Anna Cain to leave Dillon Creek for college in the city. After she and Colt made love and he left, she needed something to take her away from the only place she’s ever known.
Anna doesn’t expect to go back home to Dillon Creek, but when she’s made an offer she can’t refuse, she knows she has to take it. Go back to face the pieces of her broken family, to the tragedy she left behind, and him—the only man who always said she was more.
Will Colt and Anna be able to repair what went so terribly wrong, or will they go down in the storm they started all those years ago?
a Christmas novella in Dillon Creek
When Shane Sawyer returns to Dillon Creek after an injury at the National Finals Rodeo, most of his town is thrilled to have him back. But he’s hell-bent on getting healed as soon as possible and back on the pro rodeo circuit.
All that changes, though, when he takes one long look at Sarah Beth after all these years. Now, he’s not so sure leaving is part of the bigger plan. Besides, he’s been running long enough.
Will Shane have the guts to tell Sarah Beth what he didn’t tell her that night they’d made love in First Christian Church?
Sarah Beth Dawson is in love with the holidays from the smell, the cheer in the air, the storefront windows that are decorated down Main Street. She loves everything about this season—or at least, she did, until one chilly November day when Shane Sawyer blows back into town with the weather.
She’ll never confront the night they made love in the Church, or Shane, for that matter. Sarah Beth is very good at sweeping things under the rug.
But will she allow Shane to ruin her holiday? Or will she be able to see through the tough cowboy image and give her heart to the only man who’s ever broken it?
Casey Atwood doesn’t need college, the family ranch, or the town he’s from. His plan is to ride bulls and leave Dillon Creek forever, push all the family drama out of his head with each eight-second ride. But when a family friend is laid to rest, Casey must return home to Dillon Creek and face the war his family internalizes—and the only woman who keeps his heart tied to the town.
Tess Morgan is scheduled, regimented. A first-grade teacher, proficient in organization and list management, she finds solace with her students since the tragedy in 2012. But when Casey Atwood returns to town, Tess realizes she’s just as broken as she was when he left. But she’ll never let him see that.
When they run into each other at the funeral, that the madness and chaos of that night returns, and they stop in their tracks, stuck once again to face the music they once started.
In a town where loyalty runs as thick as the redwood trees, will Casey and Tess bend together, or will they break before the healing begins?
Cash Atwood is sent home from his full-time gig at Bullfighters One because of reasons he’s not ready to reconcile.
Going home to Dillon Creek is his only choice. The Atwood Ranch is the last place he wants to be. Short-fused, full of anger, and out of options, Cash’s only outlet is women, and he uses them to his advantage.
But when Scarlet returns to Dillon Creek to take care of her late grandmother’s affairs, Cash is completely taken aback. He’s spent years agonizing why she left town that night and never looked back.
Scarlet Muldoon is a leader, a dealmaker, and a divorcée with a tough exterior. Although her career was most likely responsible for the loss of her marriage, this real estate mogul from the East Coast isn’t looking for another husband.
She’s not in quaint little Dillon Creek to make friends. She is here to take care of the house, put it on the market, and sell it. The house is full of good childhood memories, ones she’d rather not feel. But in the process of going through her grandmother’s house, she uncovers town secrets, lost loves, and a once-unbreakable bond with a boy she used to love.
Will they be able to resolve their pasts together and see their young love for what it really is, or will the people they’ve become destroy something that never really had a chance to begin?
A twist, the nail in the coffin, pushes Cash and Scarlet separate ways, and they both know there’s no turning back.
Leads to the train they don’t see coming.
Calder Atwood has always picked up the pieces of his family since the tragedy that shook his mother, father, two brothers, and the town of Dillon Creek in 2012. The oldest brother now, he’ll stop at nothing to protect the ones he loves.
A real-life cowboy who keeps his cards close to his chest, he uses work as a distraction from the one thing that’s always been missing—the right woman to share his future with.
The first time he laid eyes on Camilla Crane when Joe Crane brought her into town, Calder knew immediately that she was different from most women he’d met, and he knew he needed to stay far away from her.
So, when Joe died, Calder made a commitment to himself to watch over Camilla and her son, Malik, even if it was from afar.
A widow and single mother, Camilla Crane is as stubborn as they come. She’s quiet but tough when she needs to be.
Born in Mexico, she fell in love with a man who died an untimely death, a death she’s never been able to fully recover from.
Now, years later, at the farmers market in Dillon Creek, a strong, brooding cowboy, one she’s seen around town from a distance, asks about her strawberries.
But when Camilla receives a letter from the United States government, telling her she needs to leave the States and go back to Mexico, she panics. She can’t go back to a place that tore her family apart and left her to die as a child.
Camilla has never needed saving, but will she allow herself to lean into Calder, allow her heart to love again, or will she run, just as she’s always done?