ALWAYS MINE (originally published as Runaway Bride Returns)Spontaneously marrying firefighter Owen Marston, a man she'd known for only three days, was definitely one of the most questionable things Isabella Cavaletti had ever done. But she can't seem to stay away when Owen winds up injured and in need of a little TLC, something Izzy is more than happy to provide for her scorching hot new husband...
Schoolgirl crush. . . or forever love? Lucy Sutton had a mission: to get over Carlo Milano once and for all. And when she became the successful security director's temporary employee, she thought the arrangement was perfect. After all, a strictly professional relationship would help her overcome her longtime unrequited crush. But nothing was business as usual for Carlo For Lucy was no longer a pesky teenager. . . she was still a vibrant, beautiful woman who just happened to work for him. She was smart, sweet--and undeniably sexy! And yes--he knew that he was playing with fire--but the closer he got to Lucy, the more he was finding it impossible to resist the flame. . .
Christie Ridgway invites you to a special place of sun, sand and romance in her new series, Beach House No. 9. Enjoy this prequel novella and meet the people of Crescent Cove...Two miles of magic. That's how Meg Alexander remembers her childhood home of Crescent Cove on the California coast. But Meg doesn't believe in magic anymore-not since heartbreak made her leave at nineteen and kept her away for ten years.Yet Meg can't say no when her sister asks her to temporarily step in as the cove's property manager-and she can't deny her instant attraction to handsome guest Caleb McCall. He sparks a desire that Meg hasn't felt in a long time. But even as their incredible, incendiary kisses tempt her into a short-term fling, her head tells her to pull away.Can Caleb convince her to give love a second chance?Return to Crescent Cove in Beach House No. 9 (February 2013), Bungalow Nights (March 2013) and The Love Shack (April 2013) from Christie Ridgway and Harlequin HQN.
USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway introduces a sizzling new series set in Crescent Cove, California, where the magic of summer can last forever...When Jane Pearson arrives at Griffin Lowell's beach house, she expects a brooding loner. After all, his agent hired her to help the reclusive war journalist write his stalled memoir. Instead, Jane finds a tanned, ocean-blue-eyed man in a Hawaiian shirt, hosting a beach party and surrounded by beauties. Faster than he can untie a bikini top, Griffin lets Jane know he doesn't want her. But she desperately needs this job and digs her toes in the sand.Griffin intends to spend the coming weeks at Beach House No. 9 taking refuge from his painful memories-and from the primly sexy Jane, who wants to bare his soul. But warm nights, moonlit walks and sultry kisses just may unlock both their guarded hearts....
STRONG, SILENT DADDYWith one touch of his strong hands, he could soothe her sweet babe to sleep. And with one glance from his dark, sexy eyes, Phoebe Finley found herself falling-hard. So when this single mom needed a "husband" to keep custody of her adorable infant nephew, natural-born daddy Jackson Abbott came to her rescue....Jackson's own shattered family ties made him long to shelter Phoebe from the very things that had once broken his own heart. But now that mother and child were safe in his protective embrace, the brooding loner found himself longing for all that he had once lost. All that he never hoped to have again...Until now.THAT'S MY BABY! Sometimes bringing up baby can bring surprises...and showers of love!
Carly has had it with big-city men. She's heading home to Indiana, where she has the opportunity to meet a real man. The only problem is her new boss, sexy single father and CEO Mackenzie James, needs a month more of her undivided secretarial attention. But it isn't long before Mackenzie, his little girl, and their happy menagerie of pets are working their way into Carly's heart.
Return to USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway's Crescent Cove, California, where the magic of summer can last forever...Combat medic Vance Smith made a promise to a fallen officer: to treat the man's young daughter to an idyllic vacation at Beach House No. 9. One month, some sun and surf, a "helmet list" of activities to check off and Vance will move on. But the "little girl" he's expecting turns out to be a full-grown woman. With silky hair, big brown eyes and smelling sweetly of the cupcakes she makes for her mobile bakery, Layla Parker is irresistible. And Vance shouldn't lay a finger on her. Honor-and one heck of a scarred heart-says so.To Layla, Vance is a hero who was injured trying to save her father's life. She intends to spend their month of lazy days and warm nights taking very good care of the gorgeous soldier-inside and out....
Welcome back to charming Blue Arrow Lake as temptation sizzles in a glittering new romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway Blue-collar landscaper Brett Walker has no interest in the Hollywood vacationers flocking to his hometown in the California mountains. But the scarred ex-soldier does have a duty to protect Blue Arrow Lake-and the family ski resort-from a serial burglar. So when he suspects a break-in, he takes action...and ends up catching sinfully tempting down-on-her-luck heiress Angelica Rodriguez. She reminds him of trouble, but he can't deny her a safe place to stay-in one of his cabins. Angelica has plenty of reasons to distrust-losing her money to her father's legal woes being one of them. Getting up close and naughty with rough, tough and sexy Brett tempts her out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a man who's not from her wealthy world. She's after safety and he's chasing justice, but the fire between them might reveal that all they want is each other.
Liam Bennett staked his claim to Tanti Baci after stepping in to help the Baci sisters save their family legacy. But Giuliana Baci doubts his motives. They've been at odds since the hot summer long ago that ended in heartache. With the fate of the winery on the line, the former lovers need to get a handle on their barely leashed hostilities-and the attraction that still draws them toward each other.
Page Four asks: Which Palm Springs party girl has been caught canoodling with an out-of-town "Adam"? Eve Caruso keeps her finger on the pulse of Palm Springs and reports every spicy celebrity tidbit to her loyal readers. She knows everyone in this town-except that mysterious hunk who just strolled into the exclusive spa where she's conferring with hot new starlet Jemima Cargill. Nash Cargill-nicknamed "The Preacher" by all his rowdy friends-is here to protect his flighty sister from a stalker, not fall for a sexy society columnist. But Eve has the perfect name-she's wildly tempting. Nash should resist; after all, her luscious lips speak trouble, her two sisters are too interested in their affair, and the rest of her family defines "notorious." But Eve is more vulnerable than she seems, and Nash has never said "no" to a lady in distress . . .
She made knitting sexy. Now she's taking on a dilapidated winery, three sisters, and the bad boys next door. The Baci sisters are on a mission to save the winery that's been in their family for generations-by transforming it into the perfect wedding destination. If only Alessandra Baci-affectionately known as the "Nun of Napa"-didn't need the help of tempting neighbor and business rival Penn Bennett.
Conclusion to the trilogy that started with How to Knit a Wild Bikini and Unravel Me. Malibu & Ewe's owner, Cassandra Riley, is about to turn thirty and wants to celebrate with her knitting club and her newfound half-sisters, Nikki and Juliet, in a big birthday extravaganza. But with Juliet on her honeymoon and Nikki with her fiancé, it seems everyone's paired up-except for Cassandra. Until a series of near-death accidents causes Cassandra to run straight into the arms of the one man she's avoided most.
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Investigative reporter Angel Buchanan dug up a whopping surprise: The late "Artist of the Heart" Stephen Whitney -- famous for his family values -- was the father who'd abandoned her when she was four. And there's nothing like the reading of a will to bring people out of the woodwork, especially relatives you never knew you had... ...Such as the grieving widow and her sexpot twin sister...and a hunky man Angel is thrilled to learn is not any kind of cousin at all. He's C.J. Jones, the legendary lawyer determined to keep her quiet about her late, not-so-great deadbeat dad's secret life. Angel knows he'll try to woo her into submission, but how can she resist? The setting: Tranquility House, a remote retreat containing plenty of private rooms and romantic hideaways. But how far will C.J. go to get what he wants? And, for that matter, how far will Angel?
Sizzling all-new stories, including a brand new Winston novella from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster. New York Times bestselling sensations Lori Foster and Deirdre Martin and USA Today bestselling authors Elizabeth Bevarly and Christie Ridgway join together for this enticing anthology. With authors like this, readers get double the pleasure and double the heat. In these four sexy stories of mixed-up couples and mistaken identities, it?s not about winning, but how much you like to play. With a brand-new novella featuring Hart Winston, whose switch with his identically hot twin brother has landed him in some serious foul play, it?s a safe bet that in the game of love no one is going to follow the rules.
How can a man be married and not know it? FBI special agent Dylan Matthews discovers that it's possible. Years before, he and his hometown sweetheart, Kitty Wilder, went through a mock ceremony that, through a loophole, became real! Now, he's returned to the town of Hot Water, California, to face the truth-and his past-in the shapely form of Kitty herself. Everyone in Hot Water knows that "Wilder Women don't wed...and they don't run!" But Kitty's always longed for the respectability the rest of her family has shunned. So while she's not about the run, she might be the first Wilder woman in generations to actually wed.
Why did the groom cross the road? That was what Eden Whitney wondered when a tuxedo-clad hunk hopped into her car and drove off with her--instead of his intended. But what did Riley Smith intend to do with her? 1) Pass her off as his new blushing bride? 2) Cart her off to his honeymoon resort and kiss her passionately--in case anyone was watching? 3) Change her from a prim and proper librarian to his sultry real-life wife? Eden's vote was for #3. Now all she had to do was convince this once-jilted groom to follow her lead this time--straight down the aisle!
FOREVER YOURS (originally published as Not Just the Nanny)Kayla James has been nanny to firefighter and single dad Mick Hanson's children forever, and though she's always kept things professional, she's been in love with Mick for almost as long. Now that his kids are older, she has a choice: confess the burning passion she's felt for him all these years-or get out of the line of fire for good.
A GUN TO THE BACK COULD MAKE A WOMAN THINK ABOUT THINGS...And Annie Smith had had a revelation the day she found herself an innocent bystander in an armed bank robbery! Once the danger was over, she discovered there was one thing in her life she had yet to do: fall in love....Now it seemed everywhere Annie turned, she came face-to-face with sexy Griffin Chase. Not that he was really an option. After all, Griffin was the heir to the Chase family fortune, while she-well, she was his housekeeper's daughter! Yet somehow this incredibly eligible bachelor had named himself her protector in her mad romantic quest. Could it be the prince she once dreamed of would one day be her man?
Q: What does a single woman do when all her friends are having babies?A: Get a dog!Q: What does a single woman do when that dog comes attached to a sexy stranger and an adorable baby girl?A: Do you have to ask?Molly Michaels would have married Weaver Reed-if the stubborn bachelor's proposal hadn't come with so many strings. Like no romance, no love-just a temporary family for little Daisy Ann. Molly couldn't resist the chance to calm her baby cravings by cuddling sweet Daisy. But how could she not fall for Mr. Too-Good-To-Be-True?
In the years since his identical twin had stolen the family company, Luke had devoted himself to two things: success and revenge. Suddenly, his brother's fiancé, Lauren Conover, appeared and offered Luke the opportunity to achieve both. A simple case of mistaken identity had made Lauren believe Luke was his twin. But in Luke's simple plan for payback, he hadn't counted on wanting to keep Lauren for himself. . . .
The beachside knitting shop Malibu & Ewe is the perfect place for L.A.'s hip young crowd to enjoy colorful yarn and intimate conversation. For personal chef Nikki Carmichael, it could be the softest place to land if her new job falls through. Working for magazine writer Jay Buchanan has come with some strange conditions--like pretending to be his girlfriend. As for Jay, he finds himself drawn to the kitchen, where he's intrigued by his sexy cook's ability to withstand the heat between them. And now he thinks it's time to turn up the flames.
Shy librarian Emily Garner needed to live a little. And a chance meeting with childhood love Will Dailey proved Sin City was the perfect place for a wild weekend. So wild, in fact, that they barely remembered getting hitched. . . . Will hadn't seen Emily in years. . . and now she was his wife! She was every bit the schoolboy fantasy he remembered. But he'd spent the past seventeen years weighed down by family responsibilities, and now all he wanted was to enjoy the carefree bachelor life. He didn't want to be tied to sweet, beautiful, deliciously innocent Emily. . . did he?
Some men have only one thing on their minds--and for three unsuspecting women, it appears to be marriage! Looks like spring wedding fever is about to get hotter. . .Early Bird Special by Deirdre MartinFashion exec Dana Fine lives a fabulous life of international travel and glamour. But it only takes a few days visiting with her matchmaking grandparents for her to long for something more. . ..Or maybe it's sexy landscaper Josh Green who's got her all hot and bothered. . . Weddings Ink by Christie RidgwayLuke Harper is the last man wedding planner Charlotte Bond would ever date again. Then her latest client demands that Charlotte get up-close and personal with the whole bridal party--including best man Luke! Soon business-only meetings turn to sultry nights--and suddenly Charlotte's "never' is coming dangerously close to "I do." All's Fair In Love And Chocolate by Laura FlorandGoing undercover as a bride-to-be, food blogger Eloise Layne is determined to learn charismatic French chocolatier Simon Casset's famously guarded secrets. But somehow her man of mystery is succeeding in uncovering her every desire, one smoldering kiss at a time. . .
Return to USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgeway's Crescent Cove, California, where the magic of summer can last forever...Globe-trotting photojournalist Gage Lowell spent carefree childhood summers in Crescent Cove. Now that he desperately needs some R & R, he books a vacation at Beach House No. 9-ready to soak up some sun and surprise old friend and property manager Skye Alexander. Their long-distance letters got him through a dangerous time he can't otherwise talk about. But when he arrives, the tightly wound beauty isn't exactly happy to see him.Skye knows any red-blooded woman would be thrilled to spend time with gorgeous, sexy Gage. But she harbors secrets of her own, including that she might just be a little bit in love with him. And she's convinced the restless wanderer won't stay long enough for her to dare share her past-or dream of a future together. Luckily for them both, summer at Crescent Cove has a way of making the impossible happen....
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLYLong, lean Logan Chase was dangerous to Elena O'Brien. Which was why she had to be mad to consider his offer of shelter. Yes, she needed a temporary home while hers was renovated, but live with Logan, the man she once dreamed of loving forever? That is, until he broke her heart....Okay, so Logan had a lot to make up for. After all, as a restless, brooding young man, he'd left Elena high and dry-and on prom night, of all nights! But opening his home to her now was surely insane. Because suddenly he was sharing cozy meals-and even cozier kisses-with Elena. Once he took this innocent beauty to his bed, would this confirmed bachelor be mad enough to...to marry?
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