CRASH COURSE IN BABY CARE 101 When Jack Ferris became a father by default, he had an armful of infant and less than half a clue. The high-powered executive desperately needed a "baby consultant," and alluring Frannie Brooks fit the bill. She had a special touch with the child--and with him. Frannie had once loved a man who only wanted her mommy skills--and vowed never again. But Jack made her feel like a sensual, desirable woman for the first time. Yet how could she be sure he truly wanted her...and not just her maternal instincts? Butler County Brides: Three small-town friends bring three of the sexiest, most powerful men to their knees!
Because of the terms of a will, Garrett Holden had to share his stepfather's tiny cabin in Maine with Ana Birch for one month. A hardened businessman, Garrett was lost moments after meeting the beautiful stranger, and he knew spending thirty days together would be pure torture on his libido. But as hard as he tried to resist Ana's charms, the die-hard bachelor was quickly captivated by her compassionate nature, her zest for life. . . ;and her tempting curves. Still, Ana's true identity remained a mystery-who exactly was the lovely Ana Birch, why was she named in the will. . . ;and how could he walk away from her once the thirty days were up?
Wrapped in the powerful embrace of Gray MacInnes, Catherine Thorne felt as though she'd finally come home. She couldn't begin to explain how being with a stranger seemed so right, So familiar. In Gray's presence she felt desirable once again and ready to give in to urges that she'd suppressed for far too long. . . . With the heart of another man beating in his chest, billionaire Gray MacInnes found himself dreaming of a stranger's beautiful face and smooth, velvety skin. Catherine was a woman he surely would've remembered had they ever met, and yet he seemed to know her like no other. Had he received more than just his donor's heart. . . ? Did he have his memories, As well? and were Catherine's responses to him real, or merely transplanted emotions?
If Ryan Shaughnessy had been told that one day he'd marry his best friend, Jessie Reilly - secretly the girl of his dreams - and they'd be expecting twins, he would've said, "pinch me." But even his wildest dreams never included a proposal inspired by the need to rescue Jessie from the sperm bank! Yet as her due date neared, Ryan sensed more than just a hormonal change in Jessie. Dare he hope she saw him not only as the father of her babies, but as a devoted husband, a passionate lover...and undeniably the man of her dreams?
Ryan Shaughnessy proposed to his best friend, Jessie Reilly, to save her from the sperm bank and now they're expecting twins! Could Ryan hope that Jessie saw him as more than just the father of her babies - as her lover, her husband, the man of her dreams?
After her father's death, Faith's guardian, Stone, has been paying for her school fees and living costs without her knowledge. "He was always the person I went to when I had problems. . . " But he's only looking after her as her guardian. "I can't let him pay for me any longer!" So Faith quits school and begins to work to repay her debt to Stone. Unable to persuade her to change her mind, Stone offers her a proposition. . . "In return for writing off your debt, will you marry me?" Stone tells Faith that his mother will not hand over her company to him until he is married. A proposal from a man she loves. . . but it's all just a business deal!
13 years, 1 month, 4 days... Reese Barone counted the days since he'd last seen Celia. He'd sailed around the world and still couldn't erase the memory of making love to her in the summer sun, planning their future. Then false rumors and a blowout with his father made Reese abandon the one woman he'd ever truly desired. The last thing Celia Papaleo wanted was to rekindle an old flame or have Reese Barone back in Cape Cod, stirring up the past...and passion. Her black-sheep lover had gotten better with age -- now hard, hot and utterly male. One night in his arms and again she could deny him nothing -- until he told her his one little secret....
MARRIAGE PARTNERS Jillian Kerr never thought she'd see ex-fiancé Dax Piersall again--let alone marry him. But when the powerful executive offered her a business partnership in exchange for marriage, she tried to refuse...only, his seductive eyes were ambushing her heart! Dax remembered Jillian had a mind for business--and a body for sin--and he planned on keeping his heart out of this arrangement. Yet the vibrant, self-assured woman who stood before him made him want to be a better man. Could these two passionate souls realize what was missing from their lives was...each other? BUTLER COUNTY BRIDES: Three small-town friends bring three of the sexiest, most powerful men to their knees!
Ronan Sullivan needed a place to stay, and old acquaintance Deirdre Patten had a room to rent. But close proximity could ignite passion they had once denied, and for this single mom, opening her home--and heart--could prove very perilous indeed... The reality of Deirdre was sweeter than the memories that haunted Ronan's dreams. This loving woman gave him shelter for his body...and shattered soul. And though he longed to dedicate the rest of his life to Deirdre, Ronan was wary of sharing with her his secrets--or promises of forever...
Romance novel from Silhouette's Dynasties: The Danforths collection.
Who or what are the Extraordinary Five?For fans of Heroes and The X-Files, delve into the mysteries of Family Secrets with books 1-4. This first collection contains Enemy Mind by Maggie Shayne, Pyramid of Lies by Anne Marie Winston, The Player by Evelyn Vaughn and The Bluewater Affair by Cindy Gerard.
"I'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT VIRGINITY PROBLEM FOR YOU."They'd worked together for years, but security expert Sam Deering never imagined what was beneath his plain-Jane employee's baggy clothing. Then, on the night of Delilah Smith's twenty-ninth birthday, Sam no longer had to wonder. Tired of being a virgin, desperate to see what all the fuss was about, Del announced she was ready...and Sam generously offered his "services." Trouble was, once their relationship went from strictly professional to deliciously private, Sam knew it was time to reveal his secret past if he and Del ever hoped to share a future.After all, he may have taken her innocence, but it was her heart he was really after.
He had never seen her face. . . ;and yet he could read her better than any sighted man ever had. For ex-model Lynne Devane, meeting someone as powerful and sexy as Brendan Reilly-a man without an agenda-made her want to finally confess who she really was. Brendan had every intention of getting Lynne into his bed, but trusting her was another matter. History had taught him to steer clear of mysterious women. . . ;especially those expecting little wrapped boxes under the Christmas tree. If Lynne truly wanted him, she'd have to prove it.
THE MAN SHE COULDN'T FORGET...He was a man of adventure, the epitome of masculinity, and he had swept the girl next door off her feet one incredible night-and made her a woman. But Marco Esposito didn't think he was the home-and-hearth type of man that Sophie Morrell deserved...so he walked away.But he never forgot her.Now Marco was back and he wanted to do right by Sophie-for now and always. Sophie hadn't forgotten those fiery kisses, but could she trust that their night of shared passion would grow into the love of a lifetime...?
Dr. Derek Mahoney had spent years keeping his libido at bay, but sexy, sultry Kristin Gordon had his cool composure at the breaking point. Once upon a time she'd been content as nanny to his little girl, and now suddenly she was looking for her own happily-ever-after - with him! And yet, what was a man to do when a woman like Kristin flashed a whole lotta leg and batted her long lashes in his direction? Derek took a chance on what felt right! Holding Kristin in his arms and having her in his bed was like an unquenchable thirst. One he might never get tired of trying to satisfy...but was he ready for the marriage ultimatum? Silhouette Desire #1562
Dr. Kane Fortune challenged death regularly, but making love to virginal Allison Preston shook him to the core. And called for a shotgun wedding! Though the kindly nurse's unassuming ways had made her practically invisible to him, Allison's provocative modesty now aroused an all-consuming need in Kane. But when Allison learned she wasn't pregnant, Kane had to face the facts. And convince Allison that their marriage wasn't about duty. . . but about love.
They shared a forbidden night of blazing passion...identities unknown. Now, months later, a precious secret growing in her womb, Princess Elizabeth Wyndham had come to the States to find the father of her child....Prince Raphael Thorton preferred hard hats over crowns, the Arizona desert over an island kingdom. And Rafe, the title he favored, had vowed never to marry royalty or to subject his child to the rigorous upbringing he'd endured. But that was before one unforgettable princess reentered his life-and changed his views about vows...and bringing up baby!
WILL YOU MARRY ME? Freewheeling cowboy Tye Bradshaw had never wanted a wife or children. But thanks to one night of passion, Dulcie Kincaid had borne a child. His child. From the moment he discovered he was a father, Tye vowed that his son would bear his name. And so would Dulcie.... NOT ON YOUR LIFE! How could Tye expect Dulcie to up and marry him, just like that? Yes, she wanted their baby to have roots, a home, a family. But she refused to give her heart to a wandering man who might not be here tomorrow-no matter what he promised today....
LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF...Rancher Cal McCall needed to resist his alluring new housekeeper to shield his battered heart. But when her troubled past returned to haunt her, Cal offered her protection...in the form of a convenient proposal.IGNITES SMOLDERING PASSION!Lyn knew that a marriage license was no guarantee of happily-ever-after. But she couldn't say no to handsome Cal's proposal. Soon close proximity was providing temptation not easy to deny! Could Cal also heal her wounded soul with a forever kind of love?
Reluctant Husband It wasn't easy for a man as proud as Day Kincaid to admit he had trouble he couldn't handle alone. But if he wanted to keep the daughter he loved, he had to find himself a wife-fast. And that meant marriage to a stranger-a woman who awakened longings that had no place in his solitary life.... Wife in Name Only The Red Arrow Ranch seemed the perfect place for Angelique Summer to hide. And her new role as a rancher's wife seemed the perfect cover-until a surprising passion for her hard, embittered "husband" made her wish she was playing the part for real....
Only a few weeks till Christmas and I'm in danger of losing the job I love and the only family I've ever really known - all thanks to devastatingly gorgeous Marcus Grey. Sure, Marcus has his reasons for wanting to take over the company, but I'm determined to do anything to stop him, even if that means spending time with him...alone, out of the office. After all, it's for the good of Colette, Inc. So what if I wind up losing something even more important...like my heart?
MARRYING THE MINISTER'S DAUGHTERThad Shippen had no business being anywhere near hallowed ground, and certainly not lusting after chaste Miss Chloe Miller. The virginal do-gooder deserved far better than the town's black sheep for a husband. She deserved a white picket fence, 2.2 kids and a straightlaced man who knew what hearth, home and family were all about. Thad could only make her grist for the gossip mill.But marry her, he did....When Chloe vowed to love and honor her husband, she truly meant the words. She believed in Thad with all her heart and would defend him till the end. Because this man whom everyone thought was so bad for her was oh, so good....
LOVE BORN OF VENGEANCE...Deck Stryker's opportunity to settle old scores came when his enemy's sister waltzed into town. Silver Jenssen's luminous eyes and lips begging for a taste test made seduction easy, for he wanted her with unparalleled intensity. Starting with mouthwatering caresses, he wouldn't stop until he'd exacted an eye for an eye. He hadn't counted on a heart for a heart instead....CAN BE THE STRONGEST OF ALLSilver vowed never to be swayed by sweet words and promises again. But the sexy cowboy's lean...hard...body and seductive persuasion overwhelmed her resolve. She tumbled into his arms...and discovered his betrayal. But that was before she found what could bind them forever, and offer redemption. She carried his child....
"When widowed rancher Marty Stryker placed an ad for a wife, he never expected a second chance at love. His little girl needed a loving mum-and he needed someone to share his long-empty marriage bed. But he certainly hadn't counted on his new bride, Juliette, bringing her own bundle of joy. Yet, from their first kiss, Marty knew all his willpower might not stop the surrender of his well-guarded heart. "
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