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What's a single father to do when his twelve-year-old daughter is caught shoplifting a box ofexpiredcondoms? Derrick Cavenaugh sure doesn't know, so the ex-all-American football star turns to Bailey Greenwood for help, but she's got troubles of her own. . . . Bailey is struggling to keep her grandmother's bed-and-breakfast, herhome,from being swallowed up by taxes and the bank. She doesn't have time to help Derrick, but she can't refuse his daughter. The more time Derrick spends with Bailey, the more he respects her, the more he wants her. He's failed so much already, but he's determined to win Bailey.
Nurse Kate Rhodes is duty bound to report the abusive father of one of her charges--despite the lawyer who proclaims the man's innocence. Stephen Creighton isn't in the habit of getting involved in his cases. For him, it's get in, fight like hell, get out. But he has to invest more when he finds out Kate's actions have put his clients' lives in jeopardy. And now the father and son have gone into hiding. With the father being sought by the authorities and the son in desperate need of medical treatment, it's a race against time. One Stephen and Kate can win only if they work together. . . Something that's even harder to do when the tension between them becomes white-hot passion.
A family for them all?Ten-year-old Daniel has had a rough year. His mother's unexpected death has landed him in a small South Carolina town, in the custody of his uncle, elementary school principal Joshua White. Josh is a pro when it comes to dealing with other people's kids, but he can't get through to Daniel.The only other child in the school who's having a worse time is Daniel's classmate Becky. Her mother, Amy Loar, left a troubled marriage and is now fighting to rebuild her career in Atlanta while Becky stays with her grandmother in Sweetbrook.Amy and Josh were friends as teenagers...with a hint of something more. Now they find themselves thrown together as they try to help Becky and Daniel. Coming together as a family would be the best thing for the children-but can Amy ever trust a man again?
One night has big consequences. She's a captivating woman who catches his eye immediately. They spend one steamy night together. But in the morning, she's gone. Nine months later, firefighter Randy Montgomery is the first emergency responder on the scene of an accident. And as he pulls a very pregnant woman from the wreck, he recognizes her--Sam Gianfranco. What a twisted sense of humor fate has. Because not only is Sam about to give birth, but she's also in a pile of trouble. Police protection and bad-guy chases kind of trouble. Another man would walk away. Not Randy. A single glance at Sam and his baby, and he's in this for the long haul. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep all of them safe.
In Mommy for Rent by Lori Handeland, a Rent-a-Mommy job for the Mother's Day picnic turns into the real thing.In Along Came a Daughter by Rebecca Winters, a daughter goes to work for her dream mom...and then has to wait for her dad to fall in love.In Baby Steps by Anna DeStefano, it takes a troubled little boy to help a woman take baby steps toward a loving future with her husband.
Over the past ten years Maggie Rivers has faced more than her share of trauma. Everyone has been amazed at how nothing seemed to faze her--until she fell in love with Detective Matt Lebretti and was confronted with the constant dangers of a cop's life. Now she's fighting to keep her head above a tidal wave of fear--and losing. . . . When Maggie heads to Oakwood, Georgia, to put some distance between them, Matt reluctantly lets her go. Then Matt, for reasons of his own, follows Maggie south. And when her life is once more at stake, Matt shows her that it's okay to lean on someone else. Someone like him.
The death of teenager Bobby Compton shocked the community of Rivermist, Georgia. It also destroyed the lives of Neal Cain and Jennifer Gardner. Neal was sent to prison, and Jennifer's life spiraled out of control until the birth of her daughter forced her to grow up. Now, eight years later, Neal has come home to help his ailing father. Jennifer, a single mother, is also back, trying to make a go of things. Neal and Jennifer were in love when they were teenagers, and those feelings haven't gone away. But they're different people, shaped by everything that's happened. They can't change the past. Can they still have a future?
She took the baby and ran...Eighteen-year-old Maggie didn't know what else to do. She'd promised her dying friend she'd keep the baby safe from his father, a drug dealer...and killer. Who else could she turn to but her uncle, Deputy Tony Rivers?Everybody Tony cares about seems to leave him. He really wants to help Maggie and the newborn baby, but if he reports them to his boss, Chief Deputy Angie Carter, he knows Maggie will run again-and he can't risk losing her.But how can Tony keep the truth from Angie when they're embroiled in an investigation that puts their jobs-and their lives-on the line?
The Perfect FamilyTen-year-old Daniel has had a rough year. His mother's unexpected death has landed him in the custody of his uncle, elementary-school principal Joshua White. And though Josh is a pro when it comes to dealing with other people's kids, he can't get through to Daniel.Meanwhile, Daniel's classmate Becky isn't having a great time, either. Her mother, Amy Loar, left a troubled marriage and is now fighting to rebuild her career in Atlanta while Becky stays with her grandmother in Sweetbrook.As they try to help Becky and Daniel, Amy and Josh find themselves thrown together and forming an unexpected bond. Could coming together as a family be just what all of them need to heal?
A child she can't forget. . . FBI agent Alexa Vega wakes in an Atlanta hospital with no memory of how she got there. Except for brief flashes of a little girl's image, she can't remember anything, including the assignment that led to her brutal attack. The only person she feels she can trust is the man who saved her--Dr. Robert Livingston. In his care she begins to recover. . . and to fall for him. Those feelings are returned, because Robert hasn't been able to stop thinking about Alexa. But as her memory returns, Alexa knows she has to finish what she started. She has to track down her attackers. It's the only way she can save a child she's sworn to protect. She's determined to succeed, even if it means losing everything else--including Robert's love.
Atlanta public defender Emma Montgomery gives every client--innocent or not--her best effort. Even if it means sparring with the tempting Lieutenant Rick Downing. Each day, the two battle--all the while aware of the growing attraction between them. Until one day, everything changes. Betrayed and seriously injured by a criminal, Emma loses faith in the system she once cherished. Worse still, she's lost faith in herself. But then Rick comes forward with a case Emma can't resist. A mother stands to lose her children and her freedom--unless Emma and Rick can call a cease-fire and save this one family.
Beware of what you look for...Carrinne Wilmington vowed she'd never return to the Georgia hometown she fled as a pregnant teen. But now she has no choice. Carrinne's life depends on finding her father, a man she never knew...and the key to the transplant she needs. So she decides to sneak back into town and get out with the clue to her father's identity-with no one the wiser.Unfortunately, she comes face-to-face with the last person she wants to see-Sheriff Eric Rivers, the former bad-boy-gone-respectable and father of their teenage daughter. When Carrinne's life is threatened by someone determined to stop her search, Carrinne must learn to trust Eric. Not so easy when he's already disappointed her once.
UnforgettableFor two cynical best friends who believe beginning an affair would be too much of a clicheacute;. . . until they decide to share a vacation--and a bed!UnbelievableFor a schoolteacher eager to exchange her schoolmarm nature for that of an insatiable tigress and the undercover agent who knows how to bring out her wild side!And completely mind-blowing!For a corporate gal looking to shed her office shackles with the one man who can't afford to get carried away. . .
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