Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight

When It’s Love At First Sight, There’s No Denying Your Heart.

  • Disclaimer: This series contains sexual situations, smoking, drinking, and cursing. Rated R by movie standards.

Each book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series can be enjoyed without a cliffhanger ending, but reading out of order will give away information as our characters lives continue forward in each book. However, if you only wish to read one book, you will still have a full-length story in itself.

Happily-Ever-After guaranteed!

I’m working on Book Six! See Below.

Welcome to Canyon Junction, Arizona and the Double Dutch Ranch! Meet the Carlson family and Friends!

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Cowboy Boss and his Destiny

Tristan is the middle son and the first brother to move to the ranch when his daddy got sick. A single dad, he holds the weight of his family on his shoulders.
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Book One

From his experience with women, Tristan Carlson learned that some don’t want a ready-made family, and he and his four-year-old daughter come as a package. Then he falls hard and fast for Nora, but if she isn’t going to give him the trust he needs, their relationship won’t last. Without a warning, darkness falls over the entire Carlson family when a near-repeat of a devastating memory comes back to haunt them, and Tristan fears he and his child will have to suffer all over again.

When Nora Trinity returns to Canyon Junction, she doesn’t expect to fall for the handsome cowboy she lends a hand to in a parking lot. However, since then, she learns about a past that nearly destroyed him. Now she can lose everything if she can’t find it in her heart to trust he’s a changed man. Then why does he disappear at a time when Nora needs him more than she’s ever needed him before? Has she lost him, anyway?

Tristan and Nora’s bond is put to the test. They need to be strong enough to overcome issues of trust, family complications, and painful memories. They vow to prevail when circumstances beyond their control attempt to prove them wrong.
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Heartbreak’s Reward

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Meet Jase, the oldest brother. Jase has his own section and ongoing business at the Double Dutch Ranch. Jase puts up with no crap from anyone, except maybe Ma. He’s a man after my own heart. His mom refers to him as the leader of the pack.

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Book Two

Rancher Jase Carlson doesn’t understand the ache in the hollow of his chest since his ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn’t follow the court rules where his children are concerned, making him even more pissed off when she steals them away from him. Harboring a bad attitude, and dedicating his life to finding his kids, he wishes he wasn’t a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a quick-tempered, sexy blonde. He can’t allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to sway him, even after he’s coerced into spending time alone with her. Fighting the torturous battle going on within his own mind and body, he can either deal with it—or succumb to the woman who appears to be everything he didn’t know he needed.

In an attempt to save her rebellious teen sister from herself—as her guardian, Brenna Page leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction, Arizona. When she unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes and muscles to die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can’t seem to shake him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy is worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, a nightmare behind her eyes she can’t forget, and a sister who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a horse ranching cowboy interfering.

One wrong turn. Two broken families. Brought together by chance and need.



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Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord

Dane is the youngest brother. He gave up ranching to protect his country fourteen years ago. Dane had a reputation of being a ladies man and a troublemaker. Let’s say he grew up. His family is his priority, and he’ll die trying to protect them.

Disclaimer: Trigger Warning: PTSD. Abduction. Brief war scene.

The emotional and compelling third book in this western romance series. You briefly met the youngest brother, Dane, in Heartbreak’s Reward Book Two in the series. Now…he has his own story to tell.

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Book Three

Army Ranger Dane Carlson never means to fall in love before leaving for another tour of duty, but unexpectedly, he does… While deployed, he finds himself being sent home early to the family ranch to make a heartrending decision. Little does he know he isn’t the only one making decisions. His first priority is to rekindle the flame after losing communication with Gracelyn Clark. The woman who owns his heart and has since the moment their gaze connects. But, now nothing is the same as when they met.

The first round of news is surprise enough, yet Gracelyn continues to release shocking information detrimental to their future. Can they make it work after so few days together seven months ago? Adjusting to many new things in his life isn’t easy as it is, so to pull himself back to the man he’s become, could be the biggest test of all—in order to protect his own.

Challenges abound even as Dane and Gracelyn come to terms with the decisions they’ve made. Whatever tomorrow brings, their only choice is acceptance—to take one day at a time and face life as it comes.

Thanks to Jason Alexander Charchan and Period Images for doing the extra shots and exclusive photo shoot for my hero.


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Lassoing the Last Dance #4

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Randy isn’t a brother or even a relative, but he says if he didn’t see his birth certificate, he’d swear he was a Carlson. The Carlsons treat him like family. His ranch, the Circle D Ranch, borders the Double Dutch Ranch.

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Book Four

Savvy horse trainer Randy Drake never loved a woman like he loved Roxanne, but after more than a year of a long-distance relationship, she cut off communication without explanation and broke his heart. Now she’s moved back to Canyon Junction without telling him, proof she’s not interested. But his stubborn heart can’t seem to let go.

Professional dancer Roxanne Connor has a good reason for not letting Randy know she’s back. An accident nearly destroyed her, and she’s not the same person Randy knew. Avoiding him, she chooses to live in a self-appointed exile, if she can ignore the craving for his touch and the memory of his kisses.

But secrets in a small town are never truly safe. When Randy learns the reason Roxanne cold-shouldered him, he’s willing to give their love another try, but someone else is determined to keep them apart. Will their rekindled love be strong enough to withstand the obstacles mounting against them, or will the embers that glowed in their past grow cold under the pressure?

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Seasoned with Destiny: A Gift of Love #5

Judy Carlson, our ranch matriarch is our star in this book, but you know her boys… They can’t stay out of the limelight, so on occasion, they will be heard from in their own Points of View. And, you’ll hear from the special man who stole Judy’s heart, so expect multiple POVs in the book. There are two men vying for her heart. Which lucky man wins?

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Book Five

Heartaches, hot flashes, and new beginnings.

Readers have grown to love the Double Dutch Ranch and the Carlson family. Return to Canyon Junction with Book Five.

Content with her family and new grandbabies on the way, Judy Carlson is happy—despite day-to-day struggles of running a ranch and memories of sadness they share. Menopausal changes remind her birthdays arrive too doggone soon. On sleepless nights, she longs for a partner to snuggle up beside. She never minds gazing at a strong cowboy, a man with a handsome smile, or with an intellectual touch of silver in his hair. She observes this daily in their seasoned ranch foreman, Selva Rosado. Though she won’t admit to an attraction until an emotional and physical warming encompasses her when he’s around.

However, after dancing a night away with Dale Connor three years ago, she’d considered settling down again. Then he disappeared on a clandestine trip, only to return with intentions as mysterious as his journey, and trouble from his past. She learns how right her family is to worry and how wrong she is to ignore intuition. Yet she can’t overlook their loyal foreman in the background who waits and watches with his own mysteries.

Two men vie for her hand. How can a cowgal decide which one will park their boots beside hers at the end of each day? Before making any decisions, she aims to discover all of their secrets.

Heat Level: Rated “sensual-intimately sweet and personal.”

Available at Apple, Nook, Amazon, Kobo.


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Book Six

Coming 2023

Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight. If you’ve read the Double Dutch Ranch Series, then you’ll know Rob Adams who appears or is mentioned in nearly every book. Rob has been lonely far too long.

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Spin off to the Double Dutch Ranch Series.

Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series

FYI: Would you like to see more of Canyon Junction and the characters from the Double Dutch? Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series is available. Consider it part of the Double Dutch Ranch Series, but this series takes us off the Double Dutch Ranch. You’ll meet Jake and others who live and love in our small town. An Amazon #1 Best Seller series & #1 Hot New Releases. International Best Sellers.

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Don’t worry. Our Carlsons and the Double Dutch Ranch characters still make their appearances in this series.

Check out all the books in the spin off series >> Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series


Ready for more?

Read the Bull Rider Series then visit the Family Connections page to see how the Carlson and McCutchen families are connected and what books in these two series have crossovers.

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