ROOM TO LET: SUBJECT TO APPROVAL . . . Clary Woodbridge might be Adder's Grove's savviest businesswoman, but no man ever gives the feisty spinster a second glance. Clary herself doesn't give two hoots, although she does harbor dreams about marrying the suave owner of the local newspaper. As for rugged, uncouth, and outrageously behaved Marshal Creede Rawlins, her new boarder, he's the last man she'd dream about. How can she guess he'll turn out to be the one man she needs?
GUN FOR HIRE: NO QUESTIONS ASKED . . . Keeping his outlaw past a secret, Creede accepts a badge in order to trap the desperadoes who killed his brother. Now, he also needs some spit and polish to woo the mayor's genteel daughter. He figures his prim and proper landlady can teach him manners; in return he'll teach her how to attract a man. But Creede is fire, Clary is frost. The meltdown ignites a gun-blazing showdown . . . and a passion that sweeps them both toward danger -- and an extraordinary love.