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Vargas Ranch Series

Love is in the air at the Vargas Guest Ranch & Resort near Wickenburg, Arizona. The Vargas family lives and breathes their family motto: We do not deviate from the Lord’s plan. Five brawny brothers keep the ranch and resort running while life lassos their hearts in this epic contemporary cowboy romance series.

   1. Falling for a Real Cowboy - Dalton Vargas

   1.5 Honeymoon with a Real Cowboy - Dalton & River (novella)

   2. Falling for a Shy Cowboy - Dylan Vargas

   3. Falling for a Bossy Cowboy - Derin Vargas

   4. Falling for a Smart Cowboy - Devon Vargas

   5. Falling for a Grumpy Cowboy - Drake Vargas

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Books

Falling for a Real Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 1) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Real Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 1

November 21, 2023

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She’s trying to resurrect her career. He’s sworn off women. Will this city-meets-country duo find love where they least expect it?


Dalton J. Vargas the fourth has sworn off love. Women are just a distraction that keep him from running his family’s multi-million-dollar guest ranch near Wickenburg, Arizona. After his father announces an early retirement, the full burden of the ranch rests on his shoulders. When a city-slicker romance author stays at the ranch, Dalton’s perfect world turns to chaos.


River Sloane’s last workplace romance novel flopped—big time. Now her publisher wants her to write a modern-day cowboy romance, which she has resisted for years. When her publisher sends her to a dude ranch in the middle of nowhere Arizona, she must learn about cowboys and ranching to get her career back on track. One hunky cowboy stirs her heart and unexpectedly becomes her muse.


Will she let herself fall in love with the real cowboy or will she return to the life she left behind? Will Dalton open his heart to a new, lasting love?



Praise for Falling for a Real Cowboy


“Deliciously romantic! After reading Falling for a Real Cowboy, I wanted to book a casita on Vargas Ranch for a month. The Arizona setting came to life, and I had all the feels while watching River and Dalton fall in love. A terrific start to a memorable series.” 

Jill Kemerer, Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author


If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Mandi Blake, Natalie Dean, Jessie Gussman, Jill Kemerer, Linda Goodnight

Honeymoon with a Real Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Novella)

Honeymoon with a Real Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Novella

March 29, 2024

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Happily ever after… 

...wasn’t as easy as they thought.


A Trouble in Paradise, Second Chance Christian Romance


Seven months after their wedding, resentment and bitterness crept into their marriage.


As they head to Hawaii for their postponed honeymoon, will Dalton and River mend the cracks in their marriage?


Or will bizarre circumstances drive them further apart?


Will a chance encounter turn them toward God and reconciliation?


Join Dalton and River Vargas on their honeymoon trip of a lifetime.


A sequel novella to Falling for a Real Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 1) by Karen Baney.

Falling for a Shy Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 2) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Shy Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 2

December 19, 2023

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She’s a single mom with a disabled son. He’s been in love with her since high school. Will this shy cowboy finally win her heart?


Dylan Vargas is too shy for his own good. While he and his best friend Adan work with the horses on his family’s ranch near Wickenburg, Arizona, Adan signs him up for an online dating service. Dylan begrudgingly looks through the profiles. One face stands out above the others—that of his childhood crush. There’s only one impossible problem—she is Adan’s little sister.


Brisa Franco moves home to Wickenburg after a tragic car accident left her four-year-old son disabled. As she starts a new job in her hometown, she never expects to help her brother’s best friend in his quest to overcome a speech impediment.


Will Dylan steal her heart as she helps him learn how to release his anxiety? Will Brisa learn to trust him and let go of her deeply engrained fears from her past relationship?


If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Mandi Blake, Natalie Dean, Jessie Gussman, Jill Kemerer, Linda Goodnight

Falling for a Bossy Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 3) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Bossy Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 3

March 26, 2024

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She’s famous and nearing the end of her career. He’s blunt, bossy, and downright annoying. Will these two find the perfect balance between truth and love?


Sports fanatic Derin Vargas steps down from his position as foreman of Vargas Ranch to run the family’s new sports complex. Uncomfortable in his new role, he compensates by being bossy. When a famous pro-tennis player stays at the resort to rehab after surgery, Derin points out her shortcomings no one else will.


Pro-tennis player Madison Moore heads to a remote sports complex on Vargas Guest Ranch & Resort to finish rehabbing after shoulder surgery. As she fears the death of her pro career, the bossy cowboy manager gets under her skin.


Will Derin soften his rough edges to win over the beautiful tennis player? Will Madison listen to the hard truth about her future while opening her heart to love?


If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Mandi Blake, Natalie Dean, Jessie Gussman, Jill Kemerer, Linda Goodnight

Falling for a Smart Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 4) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Smart Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 4

August 27, 2024

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She’s an orphan on a mission to change children’s lives. He’s an overwhelmed overachiever and her boss. Will these two learn to work together and find love in the process?


Devon Vargas longs to be something more than just a cowboy. He loves history and teaching kids. While finishing his teaching degree, he takes on more responsibility at his family’s guest ranch. To help relieve the pressure he hires a new children’s program director who has very different ideas.


Raina Crawford grew up in the system with no memory of her parents. Through the grace of God, she survived. Her dream is to start a children’s program for orphans where they can experience life-changing faith. While she tries find a way to fulfill her dream, she takes a position at Vargas Ranch working with kids. She doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with her handsome boss but is determined to make a difference in the lives of children.


Will Devon let go of his pride and try new ideas? Will family secrets unravel his new dreams? Will Raina finally find the family she’s always wanted?


If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Mandi Blake, Natalie Dean, Jessie Gussman, Jill Kemerer, Linda Goodnight

Falling for a Grumpy Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 5) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Grumpy Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 5

October 15, 2024

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She’s the happiest person he’s ever met. His world has turned upside and he wallows in misery. Will these coworkers find middle ground as they head into the holidays?


Reeling from a shocking family secret, Drake Vargas heads into the holiday season grumpier than he’s ever been. He can’t seem to get his footing and his new barista is way too much sunshine for him.


Candi Kaine loves Christmas! Nothing can stop her sunny disposition. As she starts a new job at Vargas Ranch, she’s determined to fix the grumpy, hipster cowboy who just happens to be her boss. Nothing will deter her from making sure he experiences a very Merry Christmas.


Will Drake find his joy again or has Candi Kaine finally met her match?


If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Mandi Blake, Natalie Dean, Jessie Gussman, Jill Kemerer, Linda Goodnight

Audiobooks

Falling for a Real Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 1) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Real Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 1

Release Date:

January 5, 2024

Length:

6 hrs 20 min

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Falling for a Shy Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 2) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Shy Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 2

Release Date:

January 23, 2024

Length:

5 hrs 15 min

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Falling for a Bossy Cowboy (Vargas Ranch Book 3) by Karen Baney. A Christian contemporary cowboy romance book set in Wickenburg Arizona.

Falling for a Bossy Cowboy

Vargas Ranch Book 3

Release Date:

March 26, 2024

Length:

4 hrs 56 min

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