Anthology of Western Romance Series (Vol 1) by Stilettos at High Noon

Outsider in Oklahoma by McKenna Gebhard

When Aidan Durrant gets a call his brother Daniel has died, he doesn’t want to return home to the ranch for his funeral. His assistant, Tess Winters convinces him he has to face the demons of his past and be there for Daniel. Aidan convinces Tess to accompany him back to Oklahoma for the funeral, but neither planned on falling in love while they were there.

Dark secrets about Daniel’s past, and a possible murder surface. Can Tess and Aidan work together like they always have to solve it?

Accosted in Arizona by Cait Braxton
On the run from her vicious Kiowa husband, Catherine seeks shelter from a supernatural dust storm when labor begins. Fate steps in when retired tracker Elam appears to help Catherine deliver the child. But outside, biding his time until the squall passes someone longs to claim both of their lives.

Unwanted in Utah by Jennetta Dodge
Homeless after the death of her mother, Elizabeth Webster travels to Utah Territory to join her father, Major Jonathan Webster, of the U. S. Army. On the way, she meets Sparrow Hawk, a Shoshoni Army scout. In time, her negative attitude toward Indians, typical of the day, changes to admiration. Plagued with loneliness at her father's army post in Utah, Elizabeth is miserable,until Sparrow Hawk arrives. An Army guard catches them together and Sparrow Hawk is whipped for his audacity. Horrified, Elizabeth decides to free him from the stockade, knowing it will mean losing her father's trust, and her home.

Anthology of Western Romance Series (Vol 1) by Stilettos at High Noon
My Rating 3 1/2 out of 5

The Breakdown:
I liked the characters. Aidan has an alpha vibe going on and Tess is a busy body, getting into trouble with Aidan coming to the rescue. I also, liked the modern-day trouble on the ranch story. I did not like the Fade to Black love scene, especially for their first time together. I am going to assume it was let out since this was a teaser to get me interested in the complete novel, to be released July, 1 2014.

Accosted in Arizona
Interesting short story, I could actually see the events unfolding in front of my eyes. I now want to know about Catherine and Elam's journey to Texas.

Unwanted in Utah
Good quick read. I loved The Last of the Mohicans reference. (FYI, I loved that movie)