Her specialty is men who love to get their hands dirty and women who are smart, strong and flawed. She loves writing about the everyday hero.
When Rhonda isn't crafting sizzling manuscripts, you will find her busy editing novels, blogging, juggling kids and animals (too many to name), dreaming of a beach house and keeping romance alive. Oh, and drinking lots of coffee to keep up with her characters.
Taking a dirt bath off a bull lands Jace Jackson into the hands of beautiful, smart, sexy country singer Jessa Garvey. In pain and loopy on pain meds, he has no clue he’s flirting with her, and making a big damn fool of himself. Back in high school she rejected him, and although years have passed, sometimes a cowboy can’t forget. When Miss Priss invades his space at Nirvana, he decides to give her a dose of her own medicine and puts her to work mucking stalls. That’ll teach her…
Or will it?
Trading her guitar for a shovel, Jessa is out to prove to Jace that she isn’t the same person she was as a teenager. As far as she’s concerned, he’ll forgive her even if it kills her, or lands her hot and willing in bed with the dangerously handsome cowboy.
She’s in deep.
Forgiveness is granted, but she isn’t prepared for the choices she must make. Has she changed enough? Does the sliver of selfishness remain?
One heart…two loves. Who will she choose?
What does a person do when they fall in love? They make a move, unless they’re eight. Loving Nann Fraley has been the story of Mac Sullivan’s life. Best friend and confidant, he’s been her shoulder, her rock, but no time has seemed like the right time to tell her his feelings. He can barely understand them himself.
Until he loses her to his brother.
Nann can’t think of a place she loves more than Sully Ranch. The horses have taken up residence inside her heart…along with Mac, but he’s too busy hobnobbing with the female flavor of the month falling at his dusty boots to notice Nann is all grown up. Moving on seems like the best thing to do, but tumbling into the arms of another Sullivan wasn’t part of the ‘moving on’ plan. It just happened, and she didn’t mean to start a Sullivan war.
Tragedy strikes and she loses both men.
After dedicating himself to a uniform, Mac is back in Kerrville, Texas and ready to take the helm at Sully…and ready to forget the one woman he can’t have. His plans are derailed when he learns Nann has kept a secret…one with the Sullivan ice-blue eyes and coal-black hair. Had he really believed he could sweep the night he’d spent with Nann six years ago under the rug? He has no clue how to be a daddy, but he swears he won’t lose everything he loves a second time around, that is if an outside source seeking revenge doesn’t foil his intentions.
Riding is nice. But riding with a partner is much more fun…
Duke McGraw learned the hard way that life can change in the blink of an eye. Waking up from a coma, he wants nothing more than to ride back into his life—but nothing is the same, not even Lila Sinclair. With pride the size of Texas, Duke builds a wall of anger. Bent, not broken, he climbs back into the saddle to see where the rocky trail leads him.
Lila loves Duke—always had, always will—but the wounds of tragedy run deeper than physical. Confused by Duke’s emotional barriers, Lila is at the end of her rope but refuses to lose hope. Tough and determined, Lila’s out to lasso her cowboy. But will her nurturing heart be broken again? A man like Duke comes with risks. When playing with fire someone is bound to get scorched.
Some flames never die, and Duke and Lila’s connection is hotter than hell. Temperatures rise on the ranch and horses aren’t the only thing being ridden. When the future is at stake, choices must be made. Beyond the scars and tragedy, will love rise again or will the second chance be the last?
Losing his leg was hard enough. He wasn't about to lose his heart too.
Bookworm, Harley Tate, thought showing up uninvited was a good way to catch Penn Jericho by surprise, but what she didn't expect was that her idea would backfire. She landed in the arms of the sexiest cowboy she'd ever seen, and the little fact that he was naked and kissing her in a way she'd never been kissed before couldn't be ignored.
From the second he realized he was groping the wrong woman, Penn should have backed off, but there was something about the woman with the too-big glasses and chocolate eyes that struck him hard in the chest. He hadn't been thrown for a wild loop since the accident and waking up to find that he'd lost a leg. So when she blames him for all her problems, instead of sending her on her way, he brings her home.
Staying with Penn is the safest place for Harley, but she can't stop fantasizing that he'll kiss her again. Touch her like he did when they first met. Penn is sidetracked by the beautiful, brave woman who is surrounded by suspense. To save her, he needs to keep his head on straight, but that's a difficult task when she makes him forget that he has no desire to make room in his life for a relationship.
Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy’s command.
Not getting any younger and wanting to leave her cheating ex-husband in the past, Moon Novak decides she wants a child, even if she must do it alone. Well…as alone as Mother Nature will allow her.
She’s lacking a key factor—a man.
Dr. Cam Parker isn’t quite ready to jump into the saddle after losing his wife to cancer, but he isn’t against getting his feet wet with the stunning, brazen cowgirl ranch hand at Nirvana.
What he didn’t expect is to become a perfect cowboy daddy. Or that he would fall for the raven-haired beauty.
Nirvana Ranch is steamier than ever. There’s lust between the sheets. Secrets. Conflict. Hot cowboys. And a maniac on the loose who wields a deadly club and has a taste for revenge.
Reese Shane’s life was changed forever when she suffered a traumatic head injury while on duty in Iraq. Three years later, she’s left with epileptic seizures along with a service dog that alerts her to oncoming seizures.
Army Ranger Seth Knight, also known as Dark Knight, isn’t a stranger to danger or trauma. A bomb explosion during a covert mission left him scarred physically and, more importantly, emotionally. With no interest in his family’s fortunes and glamorous social revelries, he has secluded himself on the large property his father left him in the Tennessee hills. He likes being alone, but when a fiery spirit shows up on his doorstep, his peace and quiet gets a makeover.
Reese’s work helping injured veterans is jeopardized when Angelina Knight passes away. She had promised to financially back Reese’s project. Now Reese must turn to plan B: Seth Knight. She’s heard the rumors of the recluse in the mountains and isn’t sure how she’ll convince the angry soldier why he should open his secret haven to veterans when he wants nothing to do with her, or her dreams.
Little does she know, but will find out, that the “Dark Knight” has many layers, and badass isn’t the only one.
Seth thinks he’s agreeing to help Reese, but soon he’ll find out that she is the one saving him…
Avary Pine plays the cello like an angel.
One evening she is attacked outside of the theater after a performance and is left without the use of her hand.
Fast forward two years. After grueling physical therapy and living and breathing the cello, Avary is determined to become the musician she once was. Her music coach encourages her to start playing in the public again, but the mind doesn't heal as fast as the body. Each time Avary closes her eyes she is filled with memories of the attack.
Living with her sister, out of money and in a career rut, Avary accepts an offer to play at a dinner party at the illustrious Knight Estate. Baby steps back into the musical world didn't include a luxurious weekend at a vineyard, but does she have a choice?
Reserved, intimidating, rich Victor Knight reluctantly invites unworldly, mousy Avary to his estate--but he's in for a shock. Nothing about her is mousy. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a sweet, free-spirited cellist, but why can't he resist? She cramps his bachelor lifestyle, and he's never been happier. But he can't lose someone again...
Can they leave the baggage at the door and learn to trust? Or will their past poison their future?
As a girl, Ash James wanted a knight in shining armor to carry her away and together they would live happily-ever-after.
And then she grew up and waiting tables at a greasy diner blemished her fairy tales.
Her idea of a perfect prince matured and she had an appetite for alpha: sexy, muscled and scintillating. Declan Knight was everything she wanted—everything she found mysterious. When he walked—no, strutted—into her life she was ready to throw uncertainty, and her apron, out the window.
Her knight put a ring on her finger and whisked her away to the ‘castle’ where she settled in nicely, until she soon realized every prince can turn into a toad. Before long she was back wearing a faded uniform, living on tips and scrimping to get by. And keeping her sister out of trouble. Sometimes deadly trouble.
Fate has a plan and her name is Angelina Knight. How will Declan’s late sister play the role of fairy godmother? How will Declan save Ash from someone who is out to harm her?
Will Ash see that sometimes a toad just needs a kiss…a touch…and endless nights of passion to turn him back into a prince?
Five brothers. One ranch. Hold on...things are about to get rough and dirty.
Roman Jericho, and his brothers, are known in Texas for their striking good looks and skill as ranchers--among other things that keep the ladies hot on their tails. The last thing Roman wants, or needs, is another marriage that ends with an empty bank account and bed so he steers clear.
Relationship Guru, Pippa Wilder, is at the top of her career. Two bestselling, self-help books and speaking engagements all over the country, she offers advice that saves marriages. But if only her fans knew how upside down her own love life is. Relationship after relationship fizzled. When she sees tall, strapping, and handsome stroll into the lobby at the Vegas casino, she drops all logic into the slot, pulls the lever and watches her life spin in front of her. She's lost in smoky blue eyes and callused hands--and that husky Texas twang.
After falling in lust, they do something real crazy. They find themselves drunk on hormones, standing before an Elvis impersonator getting hitched. When all hell breaks loose in the media, to save her career Pippa must save her marriage.
Roman has always been the 'go-with-the-flow' type so when his 'wife' shows up on his ranch needing his help he's more than willing to oblige--especially if it means they'll be husband and wife in every way. He's got it bad for the petite, spitfire and can't seem to get enough.
Finding themselves smack-dab in the spotlight and on the cover of trash magazines, Roman isn't sure he's cut out to be in the public eye--he wants his wife, but he refuses to be called Mr. Pippa Wilder. Roman realizes it's time to make a choice...or take the lead. This could be fun, or very messy.
New Cover. Same Content.
Love grew from the flames.
Brooke Winslow fought the demons alone, until a cowboy changed everything…
Brooke Winslow had the life she wanted until a car accident changed everything. People called her “lucky” because she survived, but luck was the last thing she felt when other lives were lost. Guilt plagued her and she hit rock bottom, not wanting to live, no longer wanting to face the images of that fateful night. Who would ever understand? Who would ever accept her secrets?
Tuff McCoy wasn’t a stranger to tragedy. He gained guardianship of his siblings after their parents passed away. He quit the rodeo and moved to Kerrville, Texas to work on Tebow Ranch with his distant cousins, the McCoy brothers, to provide a stable family life. Things started to come together, his brother and sister were smiling again, until the house they live in fell into the hands of a different owner. Will they have to move? How will he put his family through change again?
However, the new landlady wasn’t so bad…
In fact, if she’d just open up things might get pretty hot down on the farm. But Tuff is learning, letting go is a lot to ask.
The last thing she expected were glass slippers and a storybook romance...but the miracle of the holiday will surprise her.
Country singer, Storm Rich, finds himself in a snowstorm on a back road of the Tennessee hills. He’s late for a show and his manager is breathing down his neck. Just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, he swerves to miss a dog and hits the ditch. But an angel comes to his rescue…
Charlie Lindon has suffered heartache most of her life and this Christmas is no exception. After the loss of her daughter she’s never quite been able to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and move forward. However, fate has a gift for Charlie that won’t fit under the tree.
Stuck in the small town, far from home, on Christmas Day, Storm finds refuge, but he’s faced with helping an angel with a broken wing. He’s always been good at flashing his wide smile and dimples and ladies falling all over him, but Charlie isn’t the swooning type. Yet, looking into her eyes he sees more than a distant, shattered woman. He sees beauty, kindness and a fiery spirit.
If they make it until New Year’s Eve, a magical kiss might turn a Christmas fantasy into reality.
Previously published in the boxed set, Ring in a Cowboy. Added scenes make this holiday novella more delish and longer.
Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy's command.
An author. An injured pro football player. And hot nights in paradise. Nirvana has never been better.
Krista shows up at Nirvana, not for vacation, but she wants a divorce. Yet when she sees her husband for the first time in years, the last thing she can think about is dissolution papers and freedom. She wants to saddle her cowboy and take a ride down memory lane with her stud.
Dodge has no intention of signing those papers--at least not at the moment. Krista is as hot as a pot of oil over an open fire and he plans to show her that he has the endurance and the amazing moves as a cowboy as he had when he was a pro football player. No surprise, his wife has a thing for role playing and he's more than happy to make his bedroom into their stage.
When a bombshell guest wants to sink her claws into Dodge's back, Krista makes it clear, "Cowboys is Mine"...at least temporarily. She's jealous. Dodge'll take what he can get. He has something up his sleeve that'll create a twist in their relationship and will put his NFL moves to shame.
Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy's command...
An injury sends Dade Jarrett to the hospital and he's told he'll never walk again, but a cowboy never gives up. After a long, grueling recovery, he's walking again, with a limp and the assistance of a cane. He's ready to get back on the Nirvana Ranch, but first he has made a promise to help Chase, his boss. The last thing Dade wants to do is babysit a spoiled brat--a beautiful, spoiled brat who is well over the age of consent. She thinks she's clever when she steals his clothes and leaves him stranded, but he aims to show her a cowboy can't be fooled. If it's the last thing he does, it'll be to tame the spirited Felicia Sever.
Felicia has a 'thing' for cowboys, but she made a promise to her brother, Chase, that she'd keep her hands off the Nirvana cowboys and let them do their jobs.However, once she finds out he's asked one of the cowboys to be her keeper, she's pissed and ready to show over-protective Chase that she's more than capable of taking care of herself! Yet, can she...? Trouble is her middle name.
Stuck in a hotel room with Felicia, Dade knows his job and future are on the line, but can he resist the one woman he can't have?
Felicia wants one thing, Dade. He believes his limp and scars are a turn-off, but she knows one way to prove to him that he's a complete turn-on. After all, a secret affair never hurt anyone...or will it?
Buttermilk Valley has a new sheriff...but the woman he loves is renegade.
Duff Tyler left Buttermilk Valley to follow his heart and fight for his country. Now he's back in a uniform, fighting small town crime and corruption, and something far more dangerous--the love he thought he'd buried for his childhood sweetheart.
At the age of ten, Blake McKenzie married Duff behind the barn when he slipped a candy-machine-ring on her finger and made a promise he’d be her best friend forever. He lied and her dedication to him ended the day he left town, even if he was a hero. All Blake has left is the land that has been in her family for generations. Mystery surrounds the McKenzie Farm and danger waits in the shadows, but she has a shotgun and aims to use it if needed. The one person Blake never wants to see again is the only one she can trust. She’ll never forgive Duff, but her heart betrays her mind and soon she’s hot for the sheriff.
Known for being rough-and-ready, Duff finds that his skills are lacking when it comes to the petite red-head who'd stolen his heart once upon a time and he never got it back. He has a strong desire to love her and a need to protect her, but he'll do both even if it kills him. He’ll cross mountains just to kiss her every day for the rest of his life. But first he must find out who wants to see her gone.
Welcome to Nirvana...your wish is a cowboy's command.
Award-winning photographer, Jax Morgan, is dumped at the alter. Yet, she isn't the scorned bride missing a groom. She has tall, dark and handsome on the horizon.
Maverick McCade can't believe who just walked onto Nirvana Ranch in the middle of a blizzard, and on Valentine's Day. He's focused on making this day special, but he's in for an awakening that'll leave him sweltering.
Welcome to Nirvana—your wish is a cowboy’s command.
A cowboy can always dream that a woman like Sofie Drake would turn his way, but from the second she came to work at Nirvana Ranch she’s treated Jared like spoiled milk. His reputation as a rebel and a womanizer doesn’t weigh in his favor, but he never really cared what people thought of him, until Sofie. Wanting her is enough to make a man go crazy. One night she shows up with a wine bottle and a lonely heart, and Jared is more than willing to help a lady out. What would any other red-blooded man do?
Yet, with the sweet comes the sour.
One night with Sofie leaves Jared hungry for more, but when he learns that she's in love with the boss things might come to a skidding halt. This suddenly becomes a wicked triangle entwined with secrets, surprises and a sultry love affair.
Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy's command. An author. An injured pro football player. And hot nights in paradise. Nirvana has never been better. Krista shows up at Nirvana, not for vacation, but she wants a divorce. Yet when she sees her husband for the first time in years, the last thing she can think about is dissolution papers and freedom. She wants to saddle her cowboy and take a ride down memory lane with her stud. Dodge has no intention of signing those papers--at least not at the moment. Krista is as hot as a pot of oil over an open fire and he plans to show her that he has the endurance and the amazing moves as a cowboy as he had when he was a pro football player. No surprise, his wife has a thing for role playing and he's more than happy to make his bedroom into their stage. When a bombshell guest wants to sink her claws into Dodge's back, Krista makes it clear, "Cowboys is Mine"...at least temporarily. She's jealous. Dodge'll take what he can get. He has something up his sleeve that'll create a twist in their relationship and will put his NFL moves to shame.
I'm working on a steamy three book series and the heroines are established, mature women who are at a point in their life where they just want have fun with a man, no fairy tales or commitment. The heroes are doctors who have a flair for kink, and mature women. What they find will not only satiate their physical needs, but also emotional needs. The series title is: Studs in Scrubs
Who designed the covers?
I do most of my covers
How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Every book I write has a sliver of reality. In Cowboys Forgive, Cowboys of Nirvana, I wanted to put a twist on 'rejection'. I think most people fear being rejected, no matter how old. This story was based on a talk I had with my kids. As my oldest daughter approached 'dating age' I had a talk with her about boys and their feelings. It takes a lot for a teenage boy to work up the bravery to ask a girl on a date, and if she isn't interested she should be polite...never crush a boy.
Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why? Anderson Cooper. I have a huge crush on him. He's smart, sexy...and I'm not his type ;)
What book are you reading now?
I'm actually in the editing stage of Hot as Hell. No time for reading at this time.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Yes, I was thirteen and read my first romance novel. I was hooked. I believed in a hero sweeping me off my feet and living happily ever after. I knew I wanted to whip up my own romance stories. There's nothing better than achieving a life's goal.
If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead? Ryan Gosling. He can play any role he likes :)
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