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WINTER AT MUSTANG RIDGE (Book 2)

The Skye family rebel never wanted to be a cowgirl ... and she sure didn't plan on coming home for good.

Grateful to her twin for keeping Mustang Ridge in the family, Jenny Skye agrees to return home for a month so her sister can get away. It’s the middle of winter, and only a few year-round staffers, her family, and the animals will be there. But the globe-trotting videographer is soon in way over her head at the dude ranch dealing with reservations, her redecorating-obsessed mother, and the town's hunky new veterinarian.

Despite his adventurous past, Nick Masterson is putting down roots in Mustang Ridge. When a stray dog, a missing family member and a snowstorm conspire to throw him and Jenny together, there's no denying the blaze of attraction. But can a relationship that began in the heat of the moment turn into something more for a woman who's always been eager to put her hometown behind her?  

"Jenny and her love interest Nick are endearing with their playful banter, and their natural chemistry resonates. With lyrical storytelling and genuine characters, Hayworth has created a love story that will wrap itself around any reader's heart." 
                                                                                    --Romantic Times Magazine (4 1/2 stars, HOT)


New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam; ISBN 978-0451419156; ASIN B00DYX9NHG

SUNSET AT KEYHOLE CANYON (series prequel)
a Mustang Ridge e-novella​

Welcome to Mustang Ridge, a dude ranch where guests get a taste of life in the Wild West, and two cowpokes just might have a second chance at love…

When Nina books a week's stay at Mustang Ridge, the vintage-inspired interior designer is looking forward to some time away from the city’s dating scene. She’s greeted by flower-studded hills and snow-capped mountains under a stunningly blue Wyoming sky, but her excitement goes south the moment she spots a man she never wanted to see again. Why is Ben there? And, dang it, why is her heart racing?

Ben’s sister Cheryl had set him up on a date with Nina months ago, and even though things didn’t work out, Cheryl still thinks they’re meant for each other. So she surprises her brother with a trip to the ranch for his birthday. Besides, a busy surgeon like Ben needs a break from working at the hospital. Now that his schedule is out of the way, can he make time for Nina? Or will one of the other hunky guests rustle her away?

SUMMER AT MUSTANG RIDGE

A single visit to Mustang Ridge can change your life forever ...

Recovering from a difficult divorce and having problems with her daughter, Lizzie, Shelby accepts a summer job cooking at a family-run dude ranch. She hopes the animals will be just what her daughter needs. Little does she know that ranch life will work its healing magic on her, too.

When Shelby meets the head wrangler, Foster, she is put off by his reclusive nature, but Lizzie takes an instant liking to the cowboy and his horses. While both Foster and Shelby have been scarred by love, Shelby is drawn to the rugged cowboy and his thoughtful ways.

But with summer nights in short supply and Foster wary of falling for another city girl, a simple summer romance soon grows complicated. As the days dwindle, Shelby will have to decide not only what is best for her daughter, but also where her future--and her happiness--can be found.


"SUMMER AT MUSTANG RIDGE is a superb read with all the elements that I love in a book: realistic characters, a gorgeous setting, humor, a touching subplot, and a beautiful love story."                                                                           --NYT bestselling author Catherine Anderson

"Jesse Hayworth has just become one of my favorite authors ... Warm, witty, and with a great deal of heart, SUMMER AT MUSTANG RIDGE is an instant classic."
                                                                  --NYT and USAToday bestselling author Kristan Higgins

"[A] beautiful love story expressed in simple, elegant language about a vulnerable mother, her troubled child, and an enigmatic cowboy who has been scarred by love. With a solid plot and a host of sympathetic, genuine characters, Hayworth takes her time weaving a tale of love and healing, all set against the beautiful rural backdrop of the Wyoming mountains. This heartwarming story is a keeper."
                                                               --Romantic Times Magazine (TOP PICK, 4 1/2 stars, HOT)


New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam; ISBN 978-0451239822; ASIN B009KUX83M

ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE
NOMINATED SUMMER AT MUSTANG RIDGE FOR A REVIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD: BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE!!

HARVEST AT MUSTANG RIDGE (Book 3)

When former lovers reunite at Mustang Ridge, old feelings run wild….

With guest season about to start at the ranch, Krista Skye needs to track down a new head wrangler fast. Unfortunately, the best man for the job is the last person Krista wants to see—Wyatt Webb, the college sweetheart who left her behind. Wyatt has major reservations about working with Krista as well, but he has his own reasons for wanting to stay in town.

Although Krista and Wyatt are all business at first, sparks fly as they work side by side, preparing for an upcoming country fair. Even though rekindling their relationship brings up painful memories, they’re not the same people they used to be—and neither can deny that there’s still something special between them. They have one last opportunity to save a good thing before it’s too late, but one of them will have to find the courage to take a chance on love....​

"Jesse Hayworth writes delightful tales that will wrap themselves around readers' hearts. With breezy, light-hearted writing and plenty of laughter, charm and emotion, Jesse Hayworth gifts her readers with a book that will keep them turning the pages and rooting for these wonderful characters."—New York Times bestselling author Jill Gregory


New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam; ISBN 978-0451419162; ASIN B00HZ1E6LQ
FIRELIGHT AT MUSTANG RIDGE

Sometimes a little change is exactly what a person needs....

Ever since striking it big on a gemstone claim in the Wyoming mountains, Sam Babcock has known luck is on his side—except when it comes to the people he loves. When he forms a surprising connection with an alluring newcomer staying at his friend Wyatt’s ranch, Sam starts to question everything he thought he knew....

Needing time and space to heal, former daredevil Danny Traveler is camping out in a valley beyond Mustang Ridge Dude Ranch. She wants to take care of herself for once—and a sexy cowboy might be just the distraction she needs. But when Danny discovers there’s much more to Sam than meets the eye, she begins to long for more than a casual fling. Can she convince the confirmed bachelor that it’s worth changing his ways for a chance at long-term happiness?

“Hayworth paints the setting so beautifully you won’t want to leave.”—Kirkus Reviews
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STARTING OVER AT MUSTANG RIDGE

In a town that loves its Wild West past, a handsome newcomer is looking to shake things up … 

When single mom Della Fyne finds herself empty nesting at age thirty-seven, she knows its time to start a new life—or at least add a few new layers to her old one. But it’s not easy for the owner of the only vintage clothing store in the quaint town of Three Ridges, Wyoming to look forward rather than back … especially when she’s determined not to repeat past mistakes. 

Contractor Max Ramsay likes things new and shiny. He and his crew are in town for the two months it will take them to modernize the old library, and this is his big chance to prove he’s got what it takes to move up in the family business. He doesn’t have time for last-minute changes coming from a busybody shopkeeper who’s got the mayor’s ear … even if she has a quick wit and more curves than a mountain road. 

When the two wind up helping with the library’s grand reopening gala, their big debate—which is better, old or new?—turns into a series of double-or-nothing dares. Then dates. Then more. But as the library gala approaches, the bigger question looms: can there be a future for this small-town shopkeeper and a high-tech hunk from the city?



AVAILABLE IN AUGUST 2015

COMING HOME TO MUSTANG RIDGE

In the latest “delightful”* Mustang Ridge novel, ignoring your heart is easier said than done…

After putting all her savings—and then some—into purchasing a vintage clothing shop in downtown Three Ridges, Wyoming, Ashley Webb is determined to succeed come hell or high water. Problem is, she’s never been good at long-term commitments. And when Ashley crosses paths again with the incredibly sexy cowboy she got cozy with at her brother’s wedding, she can’t help being distracted.

Tyler Reed isn’t looking to settle down—he tried that before and got burned. Not to mention that the new head wrangler at Mustang Ridge Dude Ranch has other things on his mind. Things that are far more important than helping out his boss’s pretty—but flaky—sister…even though there’s some serious chemistry between them. When Ashley turns out to be very different than he expected, he’s tempted to go against his better judgment. What’s a cowboy to do when the wrong woman lassoes his heart?

*New York Times Bestselling Author Jill Gregory