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A Biggest Little Love Story series
A Biggest Little Love Story series are contemporary romances that take place in and around Reno, Nevada.
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Sweet Home Alabama meets Raising Helen in NO COWBOY REQUIRED, a small-town contemporary romance set in Reno, Nevada (“the biggest little city in the world”).

After an accident takes the lives of Grace Harper’s father and step-mother, Grace finds herself responsible for a ranch she escaped seven years ago and a step-brother she’s never met. But her simple plan—sell the ranch, settle JJ in foster care, and skedaddle back to New York—turns complicated when she finds her sexy ex-flame, Noah, living at the ranch and taking care of JJ, who is autistic. As old feelings resurface between Grace and Noah, the bank begins to foreclose on the property and Grace’s big city job demands her return. Grace must decide which part of herself to save, her roots or her wings, without losing her heart.

NO COWBOY REQUIRED was a finalist in the 2017 Golden Heart® Awards, Contemporary Short category.

Want a sneak peak? Click here to read Chapter One.


When an avalanche crushes her world, Olympic hopeful Starr Taylor loses her job, her boyfriend, and worst of all, her confidence. She's working on getting her life back together and moving forward, and it certainly won’t be with Spencer Kensington, the far-too-attractive playboy lawyer she’s forced to play nice with at their friends’ wedding. When Spencer's trip to Reno gets extended unexpectedly, Starr suddenly finds herself way too close for comfort with the man she's quickly realizing is more than he appears.

Spencer is a tough, no-nonsense New York businessman with a no-commitment rule in the bedroom. His life is fast and impersonal, and that’s the way he likes it. The last thing he wants is a committed relationship, especially not with Starr, the down-to-earth and playing-for-keeps maid of honor at his friend’s wedding. But after he spends a few days with this surprisingly spunky woman, his superficial social life is losing its allure. As Spencer’s flight back home grows closer, he wonders if the life he has is really the life he wants.


After starting her own non-profit, social worker Destiny Morson finds that she's in more trouble than her potential clients when her co-founder takes off with all of their community-raised funds. She's got her hands full, especially considering she's watching over her aunt, who happens to gamble a little too often and a little too much. Last thing she needs is help from that casino executive who just moved to town--the stranger who makes her go weak in the knees. She doesn't have time for such nonsense.

Rafael “Rafa” Salord, son of a Spanish gaming mogul, is forced to exchange caviar for cowboy boots when he’s sent across the ocean to grow up and run his father’s newly acquired casino property in middle-of-nowhere  downtown Reno. Rafa’s determined to remain a playboy, but all bets are off when he crosses paths with Destiny.

JoAnn is in the process of updating and republishing this series. 

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