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Navy SEAL Ethan MacKay returns to Sweet Grass Ranch to recuperate from an injury suffered on a mission, and eventually help manage the South Dakota family ranch with his identical twin brother, Evan. But he’s been gone too long, and he’s not the man who left the ranch over a dozen years ago. Not by a long shot. His body broken, and hopefully not his mind, he prays what they say is true—that cowboy runs deep in your blood—because this black sheep cowboy could sure use something familiar to hang his hat on. But being back home at Sweet Grass is almost more of a challenge than heading up a special ops mission in Libya, especially when something familiar turns out to be the major challenge—his ex-wife, Brandley Mendoza. Brandley and Ethan’s marriage quickly unraveled when he headed into SEAL training, and by the time of his first deployment, their relationship was fatally severed. Still, she keeps in close contact with the MacKays and considers them family. Hired by Ethan’s brother to re


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Maddie James writes to silence the people in her head--if only they wouldn't all talk at once!

Published in romance fiction since 1997, Maddie has run the gamut of publishing options from traditional publishers, to small press, to independent publishing. She is the bestselling author of over 50 novels, novellas, and short stories, and has published numerous works of nonfiction, written under another name.

RT Book Reviews says, James “deftly combines romance and suspense,” and Affaire de Couer claims, “James has a special talent for traditional romance.” Published in print, ebook, audiobook, and in at least seven languages, Maddie has been listed as a Top 100 Romance Author on Amazon and as an iBooks Rising Star in Western Romance. 

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Hi there. I'm so happy you stopped by. I'm Maddie James and I write stories with romantic themes--relationship books with happily-ever-after or happy-for-now endings. My stories range from sweet to sizzling, from cowboys to suspense, and from flirty contemporary romance to darker erotic titles. Yeah, I can't be pinned down to a single romance subgenre and I'm too old to even try!

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