From Friends to Forever / Karen Templeton. Seventh Bride, Seventh Brother / Nicole Foster
Tony Vaccaro had been part of Lili Szabo's life since she was a lovesick teenager with a major-league crush. Now the high school athlete was a widowed single dad with a trio of energetic little girls relying on him; and no time for romance. Little Lili had grown up! Fourteen years ago, she was like a cute kid sister. Now she had the potential to be so much more. But a shocking secret was about to split Tony's world apart. The question was, could he count on Lili to pick up the pieces? She couldn't go home alone...could she? That was the question prodigal daughter turned social worker Risa Charez asked herself when she returned to Luna Hermosa. Sure, she was determined to do good in the community where she'd run wild as a teenager, but facing up to her troubled past sure wasn't easy. Then along came lovable loner Ry Kincaid, who gave her hope for the future.... Ry had been blindsided by the news of his long-lost family; the six brothers, along with sundry sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews were overwhelming to this solitary wanderer. Luckily, he could turn to Risa for shelter in the storm. She was teaching him to love...which was a good thing. Because it was time for the seventh Rancho Pintada brother to take his bride.