Assignment: Baby! Officer Hawk Adams had faced some pretty tough characters in his day. But nothing had prepared him for his latest assignment--minding a twenty-pound rabble-rouser with an almost criminal record for spitting up and raising a fuss. So Hawk did what any self-respecting bachelor cop with a baby would do: he called for backup... And Kate Shea came to the rescue. Not only did the pretty widow manage to make little Brittany smile, she had a certain tough-as-nails cop feeling warm and fuzzy himself. Suddenly Hawk's baby assignment seemed dangerously headed for operation marriage....
When Grace Day accepts returning soldier Rory Adams's help for the military fundraiser she's organizing, memories of her teenage crush on him come rushing back.Growing up in practically a war zone, Rory's motto is "When you expect the worst, you are rarely disappointed." Yet Grace's sweetness, hope and light threaten his cynicism.As she discovers the Rory beneath the armor, can Grace convince him to believe in the man he really is: a man so good it brings tears to her eyes-the man she wants to spend her life with?
ONCE UPON A TIME A WOMAN WAS COURTED BY TWO MEN... BUT SHE COULD MARRY ONLY ONE So Tory Bradbury chose the safe man, the steady man. She bade him goodbye to the man who made her pulse pound and her breath unsteady. And then discovered that nothing in life was ever certain... Now a widow, Tory never expected to see her first love again. Then Adam Reed, the dangerously sexy bachelor she'd been so afraid to give her heart to all those years ago, came back. Adam claimed he'd come home only to make her smile again, but Tory saw something in his dark eyes that promised more. Could it be the rugged bachelor was ready to be groom--and she was the bride he was waiting for?
Jaded cop Oliver Sullivan moved to picturesque Kettle Bend to leave behind bad memories. Locals leave him alone-until a video of him rescuing a drowning puppy goes viral, making him a celebrity!Sarah McDougall sees it as a perfect opportunity to promote the struggling town. But when she interviews the gruff cop, he's not the warm, caring hero she expects. Instead he claims to dislike dogs and distrust love. He's wrong on both counts-and she plans to prove it to him!
Fabulous Fathers FIRST COMES BABY... Shayla Morrison's mission was to unite a rambunctious baby boy with the rugged cowboy who was his closest kin. But one look at long, tall Turner MacLeod and Shayla decided to stick around. After all, what did a rough and tough rancher know about babies? Then again, what did a sensible woman like Shayla know about sharing close quarters with a mysterious Montana man? THEN COMES MARRIAGE? Shayla should have hightailed it back to her ho-hum life. Then the sound of a child's laughter--and the sparkle in the cowboy's eyes--had her whistling the wedding march. But could she turn the brooding bachelor into a forever husband?
She was the world's oldest virgin. . . But that didn't mean Kathleen Miles had no feelings. Or desires. Especially when this pure-blood city woman came face-to-face with the most captivating cowboy this side of Hopkins Gulch. Why, when warm, hard Evan Atkins looked at Kathleen, it was as if he were seeing someone else. Someone who was daring. Passionate. Experienced. Yes, she was sure this dangerous man with the deep-timbered voice could convince her of anything. Maybe that was why she said 'I do' to becoming his tiny tot's mama. But how could the bride convince the groom she wanted to be his--body and soul?
Almost every midnight, it's the same thing: Bowen Reeve's phone rings, and the tiny voice on the other end asks, Are you my daddy?
Dedicated social worker and adoption expert Maggie Sullivan had put everyone else's needs above her own. Now, as her biological clock ticked, she decided to focus on herself and the growing ache to have a baby. Would fate--and a sexy collision--grant her secret wish. Enter daredevil construction foreman Luck August, who had no use for commitment or safe living. No way would he settle for anything serious. . . that is, unless serious meant Maggie and her stealthlike way of sneaking into his heart. Suddenly, love seemed like the most exciting and dangerous risk of all--and he was ready for a wild ride.
Yes, Jamie, there is a Santa Claus...Or at least that's what Beth Cavell desperately wants her orphaned nephew to believe. Beth figures the least she could do is fulfill Jamie's Christmas wishes, since he only has two-snow...and a daddy! What is the recently dumped but devoted aunt to do? Rent a cabin in the Canadian wilderness for starters.Which is where she finds Riley Keenan. Unfortunately, Riley has the same tolerance for Christmas that he has for little boys and their beautiful aunts-none. But bit by bit, the lovely Beth and the adorable Jamie melt the ice around Riley's heart. And as the snowflakes gently fall, Beth starts to wonder if Jamie's second wish is about to be granted, too.
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Princess Shoshauna of B'Ranasha has followed royal convention all her life. Her greatest wish is freedom--and to marry for love, not duty. A royal assignment: Suddenly in danger, Shoshauna is whisked to an exotic island by soldier Jake Ronan. He's been hired to protect her, and despite the attraction makes it clear he's here for duty, not love. . . . Her wedding wish: Being with Jake, Shoshauna feels truly happy and free for the first time. But can she dream of herself, a royal, marrying this hardened soldier?
Brian Kemp didn't put much faith in happy endings, but when his orphaned niece's puppy got sick, the hard-nosed cop turned to the one woman capable of performing miracles.... Back in the day, Jessica Moran had been plain, plump and unpopular - and very much in love with golden-boy Brian. Now she was all grown up, hauntingly beautiful and doing just fine.... Until her high school heartthrob showed up on her doorstep with his sad-eyed niece and injured pup in tow. But Jessica knew better than to give her heart to the man who'd made her stop believing in happily-ever-after long ago.... Didn't she? He'd asked her to heal the pooch, but maybe she would heal his brooding heart, as well!
Playboy tycoon Joshua Cole doesn't expect to be confronted with a frumpy nanny and a howling baby in his expensively furnished office. But the child is his nephew, so he steps in to help!Dannie Springer has been hiding behind her staid nanny uniform since she got her heart broken. Yet over the weeks with Joshua, she starts to see the man beneath the designer suits--and she is secretly wishing he could see the real her....
Mistletoe wishes. . . Police officer Brody Taggert has his reasons for hating Christmas. But Lila Grainger's arrival in Snow Mountain tilts his carefully balanced world sideways. Candlelit kisses. . . When they are snowbound in a log cabin, beautiful and vibrant Lila begins to break down the armor around Brody's heart. . . but the glimmer of sadness in her eyes makes Brody want to rescue her right back. A Christmas Eve proposal?As Lila and Brody help heal each other's hearts, they realize they don't ever want to leave their snowbound shelter. . . .
A kiss to warm the heart...Since his wife's death, architect Brendan Grant has felt that his heart is in the deep freeze, iced up and impenetrable. Until a sick cat brings him reluctantly to Nora Anderson's door.Nora has a reputation for mending broken creatures, but Brendan wonders if her healing touch works on people, too. For spending time with Nora and her orphaned nephew is defrosting his defenses.But Nora is like a lioness, protecting the new life she has struggled to create for herself and her nephew. She won't let just anyone past the threshold....
THE BRIDE LEAST LIKELY... Was that the infamous Sadie McGee diapering babies and telling bedtime stories to an adorable brood in the small town she once left behind? And who would have thought that rugged firefighter Michael O'Bryan would be playing patty-cake with the kids in her care and sweeping Sadie right off her feet? Certainly not Sadie.... Sure, Sadie had once won a date with Michael at a bachelor auction years ago. But that was the only reason Sleepy Grove's most eligible bachelor had romanced the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Still, now that she was playing house with Michael, Sadie was dreaming of a handsome husband in red....
Put on your party dress, grab a glass of champagne and a handful of confetti...Here comes the bridesmaid and the best man!Kiss the Bridesmaid by Cara ColterBridesmaid Samantha Hall didn't expect to catch the bouquet! Nor did she expect to receive a surprisingly attractive proposition from gorgeous guest Ethan Ballard: to be his bride for the day.Best Man Says I Do by Shirley JumpBest man Colton St. John has his future all planned out--until blast-from-his-past Vivian Reilly rocks up at the wedding. She's as much trouble as ever, but Colton can't seem to stay away....
Mail-Order Marriage by Margaret WayAfter years spent building up his Outback cattle station, Matthew Carlyle was ready for family life. With little time for courting, he'd advertised in the paper, and one reply stood out. Why was the beautiful Cassie Sterling applying to become his wife? He knew her privileged background and, although he believed her claim to want the same things he did, he couldn't imagine her adapting to isolated Outback life. Besides, Cassie deserved the best and he was a man with scandal in his past. But Cassie was hiding a secret of her own. . . . Husband by Inheritance by Cara ColterDue to a mysterious bequest, Abby Blakely just inherited her dream house-complete with a cranky ex-cop her little girl had decided would make a perfect daddy! Shane McCall had had dreams of a family once, too. But he knew those fantasies led only to pain and he'd long ago locked away his heart. Could Abby and her adorable toddler hold the key?
Primary-school teacher Beth Maple is cautious and conventional. Until stand-in dad Ben Anderson appears at the school gates. Beth is besotted! With his confident swagger and good looks, Ben is dangerously out of her league. Yet being around him makes her feel truly alive. . . .
The playboy Good-looking and confident, sports hero Dylan McKinnon simply has that indefinable thing that makes him irresistible to the opposite sex. His plain Jane Florist Katie Pritchard knows all about Dylan's effect on women--he's her best customer! And the wary divorcÉe is captivated by his charm, in spite of herself. A perfect partnership? They seem an unlikely couple. They are. But Katie realizes there's more to this playboy than meets the eye. . . .
Her royal boss!Feisty redhead Prudence Winslow is down to her last cent and cynical about finding Mr. Right, so she has sworn off men-for a year!But then she meets Ryan Kaelan, and his delightful motherless children who need her nanny skills. Prudence takes the job, telling herself it wasn't Ryan's jaw-dropping sexiness that convinced her- or the fact that he is a real-life prince!Will she be able to resist Ryan's royal command- to seal the deal with a kiss?
Wanted: A second pair of hands! Daniel Riverton is handsome...and a confirmed bachelor. The only thing he finds more frightening than commitment? Children! When his neighbor Trixie Marsh appeals for his help with her mischievous twin nieces, his instinct is to steer clear. But there's something about Trixie that makes her hard to say no to.... Against all expectations, Daniel's a natural with the twins, and Trixie can't take her eyes off her rescuer. Could Daniel be just what this house of chaos needs?
Charity worker Molly Michaels can't resist trying on a donated wedding dress. It's her dream to be a bride draped in satin and silk--but not for the zipper to get stuck moments before meeting her new boss! Self-made entrepreneur Houston Whitford can't ignore a damsel in distress or a wedding dress! As long as she knows he's here for business, to make dollars and dimes--and not for romance. . .
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