Take two popular series romance authors - one American, one British - and give them a pair of virile male cousins to write about. Then put each of those cousins in unfamiliar territory in the other's world. That's the adventure of Anne McAllister and Lucy Gordon's zesty Blood Brothers.
Cowboy Gabe McBride figures he can blaze into Stanton Abbey, save the local newspaper, and ride back out of town in a couple of days. But he doesn't count on the home fires burning at Freddie the caretaker's B&B. The warm bonds of family that Freddie and her two children offer prove irresistible to the lonesome cowboy.
Back at the ranch, Gabe's aristocratic cousin, Lord Randall Stanton, meets cousin Claire. Gabe's foster sister can't believe Lord Randall would love a rough-edged cowgirl, especially when Gabe never noticed her.
Coping with unfamiliar responsibilities and terrain, blood brothers Gabe and Randall both learn the lesson that home is where the right woman is. If the romance is right, she'll follow her heart to a world away.
Anne McAllister and Lucy Gordon blend their writing and their love stories with seamless magic.
Sandy Huseby writes from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota and lakeside near Nevis, Minnesota. She is online at SHuseby@aol.com