Meet the Ten Rigs Townsfolk
- Marva Maple
- Marva appears in most books
- Marva's been a fixture in town since she was born. She's worked at the Ten Rigs Post Office in various capacities since she was a young woman and, as a result, knows just about everyone and everything that goes on in her town.
- Wanda Wooster
- Wanda appears in most books
- Wanda is Marva's sister and the principal of Ten Rigs High.
- Helen and Jed Thompson
- Ben's parents
- Helen is a school teacher and Jed runs the Thompson family ranch.
For the Love of Scott
- Ben (Bennigan) Thompson
- Ben is Ten Rigs born and raised. He owns a local accounting firm.
- Scott Hudson
- Scott left Ten Rigs for the Army, never planning to return, but a roadside bomb changes his plans.
Love on Deck
- Connor Kulyk
- Triple A ballplayer Connor hides his sexuality under a bushel--until he goes on a Western Caribbean cruise to celebrate his sister's impending marriage.
- Andrew Eckstrom
- Andrew becomes entranced by the ballet dancing ballplayer.
- Neither Connor nor Andrew are residents of Ten Rigs. They met Miss Marva aboard the cruise and were invited to visit Ten Rigs in the future.
Rock the Cradle of Love
- Noah Drinkwater aka Thirsty
- Hockey player for fictional NHL team, the Fort Worth Rotors; Noah upends his whole life when he adopts three-month-old Emma.
- Taylor Bell aka Jingle
- Noah's teammate and linemate; has had a thing for Noah for a while.
- Emma Gilbert
- Noah's adopted daughter.
- Julia Gilbert
- Emma's birth mother.
Absent Without Leave
- Aiden O'Leary
- Owner of O'Leary's Pub, located along Highway 350 in Ten Rigs.
- Jake Hardison
- Special Forces Weapons Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Ten Rigs native.
Coming to Grips
- Chase Lewis
- Wrangler at the Monahan Ranch, located ten miles northwest of Ten Rigs.
- Kyle and Chase have been best friends since high school.
- Kyle Adams
- Ranch hand at Monahan Ranch.
Only For the Weekend
- Cole Reid
- Large animal veterinarian for Ten Rigs and surrounding counties.
- Tucker Naughton
- Ten Rigs librarian, transplanted from rural Alabama.
- Nathan Hansard
- Cole's teenaged nephew who comes out to Tucker.
A Certain Kind of Man
- Gentry Winchester
- Owner/operator of a local horse ranch.
- Liam McAllister
- Personal Assistant cum journalist interviewing Gentry and John in order to write an article about the ranch for the magazine he works for.
- John Wayne Winchester, called "Pops" by Gentry
- Gentry's grandfather, raised Gentry from the time Gentry was a toddler, is developing some sort of neurocognitive disorder.