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About Janice Whiteaker
I am a stay-at-home mom who needed a freaking break from never-ending conversations with five-year-olds about poop and farts.
So I decided to write books.
And drink whiskey.
I live on a farm-ish in southwestern Ohio with three kids, one husband, fifteen chickens, nine ducks, a guinea pig, a gecko and whatever else my husband and children think sounds like fun. I love to cook and to pretend like my house is clean.
*disclaimer--it never is*
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And an empty bed.
Losing his high school sweetheart after the birth of their twins left him broken, battered, and lonely.
But business doesn’t wait, and neither do toddlers. With Red Cedar Ranch expanding into new territory, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to be a full-time dad and a full-time foreman.
Finding a nanny is a necessary evil. One Brody’s much more inclined toward once he sets eyes on the dark-haired beauty his mother hired to wrangle his headstrong daughters.
Clara is everything he thought he would never find again. She’s calm, caring, and compassionate. The sight of her with his daughters stokes something deep inside him.
Something Brody thought was gone forever.
Clara moved to Moss Creek, Montana on her last tank of gas, a whim and a prayer.
A contentious divorce left her and her sweet eight-year-old son with nowhere to go.
No one to depend on.
When she comes across the chance to work as a nanny on Red Cedar Ranch it sounds like a dream come true. A beautiful place to live. Income. Security.
And a cowboy with eyes blue as ocean water and a drawl that makes her knees weak.
But letting Brody close means putting the new life she just started on the line. It’s a risk that could lead to complete devastation.
Or the happiness she never thought would be hers.
Cowboy Seeking Nanny is the sexy single-dad start to the brand new Cowboy Classifieds series, set in Moss Creek, Montana. All the books are stand-alones, but you might see some familiar faces along the way.
And what’s not.
Keeping Eva Tatum safe was supposed to be a simple task. One Brock Cassidy should have been able to do with one arm tied behind his back.
All he had to do was pretend to be her boyfriend.
Show up and bluff away the stalker giving the bull-headed business woman the creeps.
But the more time he spends around her, the less faking Brock is doing.
And protecting the woman who hired him becomes personal.
Going to Alaska was just a precaution.
One Eva was forced to take, whether she wanted to or not.
It’s not like there was any real danger. She’d faced crazy once, and this was definitely not it. The situation was completely manageable.
But crazy has a way of showing up where it’s not wanted. Where it’s not allowed.
And crazy isn’t allowed within one-hundred feet of Eva. She has the court documents to prove it.
But papers don’t stop madmen intent of claiming what they believe should be theirs.
And taking down anything in their way.
Counterfeit Relations is book 2 in the Alaskan Security-Team Rogue series. This series contains an overreaching subplot that connects across multiple books and is best read in order. Every book contains a HEA for the couple featured, but some story lines are left open at the end of each book and continued in the next.
Find a new apartment. Check.
Stake out geriatric hit men with my handsome sidekick. Check?
Never rent an apartment over the internet.
I learned that lesson the hard way. Turns out the sweet two bedroom I was thrilled to make mine is actually smack dab in the middle of a retirement community.
Now instead of enjoying Florida’s night life, I’m helping Mrs. Hill find her missing hearing aids and showing Mr. Frazier how to use his television remote for the millionth time.
But it’s fine. They look out for me and I look out for them.
Which is how I end up wedged in a broom closet with Mr. Frazier’s sexy as sin nephew.
Being tangled up with Grant is the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in… ever.
Unfortunately, it’s the most dangerous thing to happen to me in… also ever.
Because I thought Grant was just a grumpy businessman with an addiction to gummy bears, but based on his abilities in hand-to-hand combat, I’m starting to question if there’s more to that story.
And if that more might be the end of my story.
Fish out of Water is the laugh-out-loud romantic-comedy-meets-cozy-mystery featuring an arborist turned accidental detective, a suspiciously skilled investment banker with a chip on his shoulder, and a fish tank’s worth of clues. It brings the hilarity and the heat, with no cliffhangers and a HEA that will leave you swooning.
He can find anyone. Anywhere.
Doesn’t matter how hard they try to hide.
But locating his friend’s lost family is proving to be more of a challenge than he anticipated. Shadow Pine, Washington is Craig’s last lead, one built on nothing but rumor and hearsay.
But sometimes that’s all you need.
That and maybe a little luck, and Craig’s luck comes in the form of a tall blonde with a knack for bringing the dead to life.
Danny is strong. Smart. Driven.
And hiding secrets of her own.
Secrets wound together so tightly even Craig might not be able to unravel them. If he can’t, everything that matters to him is in jeopardy.
Wedged between her past, and their future.
You don’t get to pick your parents.
It’s a hard truth to swallow.
Especially when your father is crazy.
But Danny thought she’d left that all behind her. Then he showed up, looking like nothing she’d ever seen before. Clark Kent in a well-cut suit, with dimples deeper than the Grand Canyon and a voice that could melt the ice off Mount Rainier, Craig is a man who does what he says he will.
Makes promises he keeps.
Gives more than he takes.
Except he wants to dig through a past she has no desire to remember, let alone discuss.
Because her past is more than crazy. It’s dangerous.
Maybe even deadly.
Danny is book one in the BIG Northwest series and spins directly off the BIG series. It stands alone, but if you want to know the full back-story, the BIG series is where you will find it.
Figures, since he’s the one who wanted it most.
Unfortunately, there’s only one woman he can see filling that empty spot.
But she’s been to hell and back. Suffered in a way no woman should.
Making her his will take patience. Understanding.
Because he doesn’t just have to prove he can be a good man for her.
He has to prove he’s got what it takes to be a good father for her little boy.
For the first time in her life Camille Shepard gets to make decisions for herself.
And it’s scary as hell.
She’s been burned by bad decisions before, and now it’s not just her that would suffer. She’s got a little boy to think about.
A little boy who has taken a shining to a certain cowboy.
A cowboy who also seems to have an interest in her.
But Brett is too young. Too handsome.
Too terrifying to consider.
Only he doesn’t seem to understand that.
Every day he shows up, threatening to make her look at him in a way she’s never looked at a man before.
As a protector. A lover.
A safe place.
Cowboy Seeking Someone to Love is a stand-alone single-mother romance in the Cowboy Classifieds series, set in Moss Creek, Montana.
Happily Ever After-Guaranteed
It’s not happening again.
When you live on both sides of the law there’s no room for attachment.
Wade Denison knew the rules when he joined Team Rogue. Knew what it would cost him.
It was a price he was willing to pay.
But then he met Bess Hines in a bar. One perfect night with her had him second-guessing everything. His choices. His life.
Because no matter how perfect she felt in his arms, Wade had to let her go, taking nothing but the sweet memory of her body under his.
It was the only way to keep her safe from the danger following him closer than a shadow.
Only Bess wasn’t safe.
When Team Rogue is hired to protect Bess from a danger all her own, Wade has a chance to protect the woman he never should have left.
A woman who can give him everything he never knew he wanted.
Bess Hines is hiding.
Tucked away in the mountains of Alaska, hoping for a miracle.
An answer to her prayers.
Wade Denison is neither of those.
Two years ago he showed her a tiny taste of heaven then left without so much as a goodbye.
Seeing him again is the worst kind of torture.
Being put under his protection is worse.
Especially since Wade might be just as big of a threat as the one he’s been hired to protect her from.
Because he may have walked away from their night together with nothing but a memory, but Bess left with something more.
Something she will guard with her life.
This book is for readers that love heroes who fall hard and fast, women who know their worth, and are a sucker for a secret baby.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “I absolutely freaking loved this book!”
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “I was sitting on the edge of my seat from start to finish.”
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “This is my new favorite series!”
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “One-sitting read!!”
Read the entire Alaskan Security-Team Rogue series!
0.5. Collateral Damage (Bess and Wade’s prequel)
1. Loss Recovery
2. Counterfeit Relations
3. Enemy Territory
4. Guerrilla Tactics
5. Strategic Maneuvers
6. Advance by Bounds
7. Friendly Fire coming 11/2021
Greenlea was supposed to be a temporary stop.
A safe haven for Cora while a storm from her past blows over.
But Greenlea isn’t safe.
And her storm is far from over.
Joel just wants to keep Cora safe.
Help her in a way no one else can.
But he doesn’t realize all that’s following her.
That there are some battles only she can fight.
Some wars even a beast isn’t strong enough to win.
But Cora is.
***This book was previously published as Joel, book 6 in the BIG series.***
Dutch Mackey has made his fair share of enemies over the years.
None of them are like Harlow Mowry. As the hacker for Team Rogue, she’s got her hands in everything.
Occasionally that includes his pants.
The woman is as vicious as she is irresistible, and can run hotter than hot and colder than cold.
Burning him up one second, freezing him out the next, she’s the most exhilarating challenge he’s ever faced.
But her abilities make her a valuable commodity.
And commodities can be stolen.
Harlow Mowry has a job to do.
And mixing work and play was not supposed to happen.
But Dutch Mackey makes that a difficult rule to stick to. He’s charming and handsome and shares her opinion on the difference between right and wrong.
Sometimes there isn’t one.
Differentiating between good and evil isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Unless you’re staring it in the face.
Then it’s so much more simple than she realized.
It’s a fact of life.
Unfortunately, some mistakes can’t be fixed.
Just like some wounds don’t heal.
You just have to live with the pain.
And the consequences.
Ben Chamberlain is dealing with both.
Five years ago he made a decision. One intended to protect the woman he loved.
He should have known better.
Liza is braver than he could ever be. Stronger and smarter than all the men around her.
She didn’t need his protection. Not then.
But now she’s facing a different kind of threat. One that hides in the shadows and lurks in the dark.
One that won’t stop until Liza loses everything.
It’s not going to happen.
Because for the second time Ben’s going to do whatever it takes to keep her safe.
Even if he’s not.
After a messy breakup that left her with no home and no friends, the prospect of taking some time far away to regroup seemed appealing.
That was until she saw exactly what awaited her in Moss Creek, Montana.
Nothing. Nothing awaited her.
The place is just fields and pastures.
And cowboys. Lots and lots of cowboys.
Which would be great if she was looking for a cowboy.
And she’s not.
Except the way one particular cowboy says yes, ma’am sends a shiver down her spine.
Brooks Pace wasn’t looking to be tied down.
But that was before a certain city girl showed up and made him think being tied to her wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
Only problem is, Nora and country life do not appear to go hand in hand.
She’s only planning to be in town until her job is over, then the interior decorator intends to scoot her sweet ass back to the city.
Which means he’s got to make it clear there’s only one place she needs to be.
He’s regretted it ever since.
Competing as a professional rodeo cowboy was everything he wanted. All that mattered. An opportunity he wouldn’t pass by.
But it meant leaving his high-school sweetheart behind.
Mae Wells was sweet, and innocent, and quiet. Not the kind of girl you dragged away from her family and home to follow you around the country.
At eighteen it didn’t seem like a huge sacrifice.
But at almost thirty, Boone’s lived enough and lost enough to realize he threw away something precious.
Something he’s been chasing ever since.
Something he intends to have again.
Mae Wells is no one’s second choice.
Not even Boone Pace’s.
At eighteen she thought her life was already laid out. Marriage and motherhood awaited her.
Only it didn’t. All because Boone walked away from Moss Creek, and her, without so much as a goodbye.
She was devastated. Broken.
And sometimes you have to break to find out how strong you really are.
But now he’s back in town. Gone is the boy she once loved, replaced by a man who fills out a pair of Wranglers like no one she’s ever seen. And this man seems to have one, single goal.
To win her back.
But Boone broke her heart once.
Giving him the chance to do it twice seems like a bad decision.
Unless it’s not.
Cowboy Seeking a Second Chance is the second stand-alone installment in the sexy Cowboy Classifieds series. Each book is a complete story that will leave you longing for days on the ranch with a country boy who works just as hard during the day as he does at night.
Living a life she didn't choose, keeping secrets she never wanted, on a mountain covered in darkness.
But everything is fine.
She can handle it all.
Including the deputy making her life harder than it has to be.
In more ways than one.
Jerrik is prying into a past that is long buried and gone.
A past she promised to hide from everyone.
Even the man she can’t help but want to let close.
Jerrik used to be good at his job.
That was before he had to fight something he couldn't see.
Chase someone who was always two steps ahead of him.
And try to get a tiny woman to come off the mountain.
That last part might be damn near impossible.
Spirit is stubborn, headstrong, and defiant.
She’s also in danger.
Keeping her safe is his job. His responsibility.
He will do anything to protect her.
Even if it means putting his own life on the line.
***This book was previously published as Jerrik, book 4 in the BIG series.***