HIRED BY THE COWBOY
A chance meeting with rancher Connor Madsen changes pregnant waitress Alex Grayson's life in a heartbeat. Connor needs to marry to access his trust fund, and Alex has to think about her baby's future. Both orphaned at a young age, they have enough in common to at least be friends -- but Alex falls in love. She knows that Connor wants her, but she needs more than a physical relationship. Soon, so does Connor! Donna Alward debuts with Hired by the Cowboy (3) and makes this familiar premise her own. It has a fresh setting and likable characters, but they're curiously undeveloped, despite their angst.