MILLION-DOLLAR MAVERICK (4.5) by Christine Rimmer: Tragedy has made Nate Crawford bitter, but when he meets a new nurse she inspires him to change. Is it too late for a new start? Callie Kennedy is happy to put the big-city lights and heartbreak behind her. But she’s unsure about this handsome, ornery cowboy who’s making her heart rethink her decision to steer clear of men. Rimmer’s fateful romance of heartache and hope is superb. Her complicated couple suffers from past ghosts and plays their roles exceptionally well. The small-town antics and big-sky setting suit the story. The lovemaking is heart-stopping, and the lottery windfall is perfect.