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Tessa Layne is the writer of the USA Today bestselling series "Cowboys of the Flint Hills," and the USA Today bestselling spinoff series "Heroes of Resolution Ranch" and "Roughstock Riders."
Under the pen name TS Layne, she's written the additional USA Today Bestselling spinoffs "The Misters" and "The Titans of Tech."
Known for her "emotionally searing and uplifting" story lines, all of Tessa's books contain strong sexy heroes, smart sassy heroines who don’t pull their punches, and a lovable and entertaining cast of recurring side characters. Set in the heart of the original "Old West" - the Flint Hills - the weather and the rolling rugged landscape play a significant role in her stories as her characters navigate the challenges of ranching and rural life in the 21st Century.
Tessa divides her time between the Flint Hills and the Rocky Mountains, where she lives with her own cowboy hero, two children and two very naughty cats.
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Some FAQs about my books:
Q: What makes the Cowboys of the Flint Hills series special?
Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a contemporary western romance series that embraces small town life in the heart of the wild west. It’s deeply rooted in history and place, and the weather is as wily and unpredictable as some of the characters. In this contemporary western romance series, I highlight everything I love about living in a small town in the west: family, community, kindness, & respect. The setting provides an exciting backdrop to contemporary romances about sexy cowboys with tender hearts and the strong, sassy women who love them.
Q: Who would enjoy these books?
Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a cowboy romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you love Cora Seton and the residents of Chance Creek, you might fall in love with Prairie. It's a town where everybody knows your name and love always wins! Many of my readers also enjoy the books of Vivian Arend, Lorelei James, Maisey Yates, Kate Pearce & Lili Valente.
Q: What order should I read the books in?
This contemporary western romance series has been written so that each story is a standalone that wraps up with a happily ever after by The End. If you want to read them in chronological order I suggest this:
* Heart of a Cowboy
* Heart of a Rebel
* Heart of a Wrangler
* Heart of a Horseman
* Heart of a Hero
* Heart of a Heart of a Bachelor
* Heart of a Bad Boy
* Heart of a Bull Rider
* Heart of a Rancher
Q: Are there crossovers with other series?
YES!! Be sure to pick up the books in the Heroes of Resolution Ranch series, featuring retired Navy SEALS and Army Rangers who've made their way to Prairie! If you want more Hot Prairie Cowboys, be sure to check out my Roughstock Riders series, which picks up where Heart of a Rancher leaves off.
Heroes of Resolution Ranch
* A Hero's Honor
* A Hero's Heart
* A Hero's Haven
* A Hero's Home
* Ride Hard
* Ride Rough
* Ride Fast
* Ride Tough (coming this year)
Q: What are you working on next?
Another quartet of Military vets who make their way to Resolution Ranch
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Flames of Love (From USA Today Bestselling Author Erin Wright) - Jaxson’s not interested in love; his priority is caring for his two small boys, and being fire chief of Sawyer. Everything changes the day he catches sight of Sugar. He wants her all to himself – a no-strings arrangement that won’t break what’s left of his heart. But love’s as unpredictable as fire…
Let It Be Me (From RITA® Award-winning Author Kait Nolan) - Four years ago, firefighter Caleb Romero saved a child and met the woman of his dreams. But trauma killed the timing, so he’s contented himself with being the friend Emerson needed as she navigated sudden parenthood. Now Fi’s headed off to college and Emerson has no idea how to feel about her suddenly empty nest. The life Emerson wanted before the accident is still within reach, Caleb just has to convince her…
A Hero’s Homecoming (From USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne) - From the moment they first kissed - the night before she stole away to basic training without saying goodbye, Parker Hansen has only ever wanted one woman – Cassidy Grace. Now that she’s back in town, a veteran combat helicopter pilot and his newest co-worker at the fire station, Parker’s not going to let his second chance slip by. No matter what.
Slow Burn (From USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix) - Beck puts out fires for a living. He can take some heat but Maisie drives him crazy. She works for him and it’s a big no-no for him to want her. But she tempts him beyond distraction…
Flirting with Fire (From USA Today Bestselling Author Piper Rayne) - What happens when you attend a first responder's bachelor auction with your best friends? Your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush. One look at the rugged, muscular man he's turned into and I want to slide down his pole…
Work Wife (From USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez) - Margo will never be a Work Wife again, but there’s something about Aiden that makes her want to let down some walls and see what happens. After a failed attempt at marriage, she’s chosen to keep her affairs with men casual… with no strings and no expectations. But can Margo and Aiden find room in their lives for each other, or will Margo be left with nothing but a bourbon straight up?
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**This book was formerly titled Heart of a Hero**
This emotionally gripping, standalone, second chance romance will have you reaching for the tissues at the epic HEA.
He’ll do whatever it takes to win her back
From the moment they first kissed - the night before she stole away to basic training without saying goodbye, Parker Hansen has only ever wanted one woman – Cassidy Grace. Now that she’s back in town, a veteran combat helicopter pilot and his newest co-worker at the fire station, Parker’s not going to let his second chance slip by. No matter what.
She’s got wounds no one can see
Cassie’s determined to keep Parker where he belongs – back in the friend zone. She might still harbor feelings for her old flame, but he can’t protect her from the enemy that stalks her day and night – her memories.
But when Cassie and Parker join forces to face down a wildfire in Colorado, a routine mission goes haywire and the lines between protector and rescued are blurred. And when forever love is on the line, can Cassie & Parker put aside past wounds to make it out alive?
**TS Layne is the Alter Ego of USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne. TS Writes Bad Boys & Billionaires. Tessa Writes Alpha Cowboys & Hot Heroes.**
He’s looking for a second chance
Reeling from his best friend’s suicide, former Army Ranger Sterling Walker returns home to Prairie to be foreman at the brand-new Resolution Ranch. His focus should be on putting his life back together—not on the high school frenemy he used to love to hate. But the gorgeous and glaring Emma Sinclaire is just as sassy and smart as he remembers—and Sterling can’t resist a challenge. Especially when it involves Emma.
This time, he won’t give up until she says “Yes”
Sterling is the last person Emma wants to see when she returns to Prairie. Once upon a time, she might have crushed on the town golden boy, but she can’t forget the night her nemesis took things too far. And while Sterling is as handsome and cocky as ever, she’s not falling for his charms a second time.
Their old rivalry rears its ugly head when Emma & Sterling are forced to team up on a fundraiser for the ranch. Only this time, hot kisses and even hotter nights make things much, much more complicated. But there’s no way Sterling’s backing down, not when the stakes are so high - even though he’ll have to face down and slay his worst demons in order to win Emma’s heart for good.
Blake Sinclaire has the perfect plan to reclaim ranchland from his spiteful next door neighbor Warren Hansen. And it doesn’t include Warren’s daughter, Maddie. The brilliant, scrawny little girl next door has grown into a gorgeous temptress with a sassy, smart mouth that drives him to the edge of reason. But thanks to a soul-shattering kiss during a moment of weakness, Blake moves to end their families’ feuding once and for all.
Only Maddie has other ideas, and nothing can convince her to leave her dream job and return home. Especially not the sexy, bossy, grouchy cowboy next-door. Blake is trouble with a capital T and hellbent on waging war with her equally overbearing father. So no one’s as surprised as she when she decides to go along with Blake’s scheme. What’s a little PDA and a fake engagement as long as Blake keeps up a steady supply of toe-curling kisses in private? Because who could catch feelings for their enemy? Let alone fall in love?
And what could possibly go wrong except a posse of meddlesome granny wannabes and a juicy scandal with the potential to ruin everything?
"Tessa Layne manages to pull my heart out, crush it, and then mold it into something new with every book." "I had no idea that this book would emotionally destroy me." "Deeply sensual and rewarding..." "If LOVE is enough, you won’t put this book down." "Buckle up for an emotional ride filled with sizzle and told entirely from the Hero’s POV" One look was all it took to bring me to my knees… I don’t believe in love at first sight. And I don't believe in love at first kiss, either. But Emmaline Andersson is a study in contradictions, and her hot, sweet mouth has me rethinking everything after just one kiss. Her wicked ways consume me, and leave me wanting everything. Her body, yes, but more importantly, her heart. But the more I chase her, the farther she runs. And when I discover that my deep dark secrets are nothing compared to hers, it’s up to me to convince her that love bears all things. Even death. **TS Layne is the Alter Ego of USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne. TS Writes Bad Boys & Billionaires. Tessa Writes Alpha Cowboys & Hot Heroes.**
They say redemption comes from unexpected places… But when you’ve been an asshole your entire life, there’s only punishment for the things you've done. So when Alison comes sweeping into my life half-dressed, wielding a frying pan, and threatening to brain me, begging for mercy is the last thing on my mind. I never knew how much a dirty, filthy mouth pushed my buttons until her sweet lips touched my body. Until her sexy curves drove me wild with every roll of her hips. But Karma is a b*@ch, and when my reckoning comes, I could lose everything- including the woman I can’t live without. **TS Layne is the Alter Ego of USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne. TS Writes Bad Boys & Billionaires. Tessa Writes Alpha Cowboys & Hot Heroes.**
As far as Maybelle is concerned, Ty Sloane can go jump in a lake. The cocky bull rider is a thorn in her side, both at the ranch and on the road. But he makes her feel things no man has ever made her feel, and as she learns about his past, she can’t help but develop a soft spot for him.
When trouble finds Maybelle on the rodeo circuit, Ty puts it all on the line for the sweet young woman who’s captured his heart, even though it may cost him his freedom.
Confirmed bachelor Gunnar Hansen has successfully resisted the matchmaking efforts of Dottie Grace and her posse of granny wannabe’s. There’s no room in his life for love or for starting a family of his own. Not when his hands are full running Hansen Stables and heading up the board of Prairie’s new medical clinic. But everything turns upside down when the socialite who ditched him at the altar years ago turns out to be Prairie’s new doctor.
She's determined to keep her heart locked away...
Four years ago and fresh out of medical school, Suzannah Winslow took a gamble on a sweet-talking cowboy who left her high and dry… and pregnant. With her residency behind her, and an offer to become Prairie’s first and only physician, she can finally provide her daughter with stability she’s longed for. She has no interest in taking a second chance on a silver-tongued cowboy full of empty promises. Even if his smile still melts her panties. But Gunnar has other ideas, and when he mounts a full-scale campaign to win back the woman he lost, will little Lula Beth become his unlikely ally or the wedge that drives them apart for good?
A sexy standalone second-chance/secret baby romance showing what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
Meet the men we all want to know. They're tough, they're tender, and they're not afraid to put it all on the line for the women they love. Now, in ONE boxed-set. The first three books in the Cowboys of the Flint Hills Series.
HEART OF A COWBOY (formerly titled Prairie Heat)
Sparks fly when childhood neighbors Blake Sinclaire and Maddie Hansen reunite as adults. Will family feuds, fake engagements, and explosive secrets drive them apart forever? Or will true love prevail?
HEART OF A REBEL (formerly titled Prairie Passion)
When feisty chef Jamey O’Neill takes a job at Brodie Sinclaire’s hunting lodge, their chemistry explodes like mentos and coke. Can they handle the heat while Brodie faces his past and Jamey struggles with her future?
HEART OF A WRANGLER (formerly titled Prairie Desire)
Ben Sinclaire blew his chances with Hope Hansen years ago, but now that she’s back in town, he wants a second chance with the woman of his dreams. Will ice-storms, weddings and babies interfere with his daring plan to win Hope for good?
Bull riding champion Colton Kincaid is a bad boy cowboy in every way - a beast who’s left a string of broken hearts – and tables – in his wake. Until his old neighbor and one-time crush, buttoned up good-girl Lydia Grace, propositions him at his brother's wedding.
What was she thinking, trying to shed her good-girl image with the baddest boy in Prairie? But now that Colton’s unleashed something wild within her, there’s no putting the genie back in the bedroom bottle. Lydia can’t seem to stay away from the playboy who drives her crazy, and accepts a very indecent proposal from Colton in exchange for his help launching her boot company.
Will the bargain she strikes bring her the happy ever after she’s dreamed of and more? Or did she just make a deal with the devil?
He’s her Prince Charming…
Tony Cruz has always been told by his grandmother that the moment he laid eyes on his true love, he’d hear angels sing. He didn’t believe her until the moment he laid eyes on Catalina Capizzi at Lexi Grace’s wedding. He’d never paid attention to Catalina – why would he? She’s the kid sister of his best friend, Robbie. But he’s taking notice now and determined to prove himself to the brilliant yet socially awkward herpetologist, even if it means keeping his intentions secret from his best friend.
He just has to convince her…
At first, Catalina Capizzi can’t believe that Tony’s serious. The big, brawny, sweetly charming firefighter and amateur bull rider couldn’t possibly be interested in her or her work. The man might be willing to climb trees to rescue cats, but he’s terrified of snakes. Tony gradually wins her trust and her heart, but when a family crisis raises its ugly head, will Tony cut and run, or will he show Catalina that he’s her Prince Charming for real?