Two sweet contemporary romances by New York Times bestselling authors Brenda Novak and Christine Rimmer. Baby Business by Brenda Novak Macy McKinney needs money, a lot of it, to pay for her daughter's operation. Businessman Thad Winters, a widower, wants a child without the complications of a relationship. He's willing to pay for that. He interviews applicants--and hires Macy to have his baby. Once Macy's pregnant, they decide that a temporary marriage will simplify the situation'but it does exactly the opposite! A deeply emotional story about what it means to love a child--and what happens when you marry the right man...for the wrong reasons. Not Quite Married by Christine Rimmer It was hard for Clara Bravo to face gorgeous Dalton Ames after he ended their fling, especially when she was notifying Dalton that she was pregnant. Even more difficult, was turning down the irresistible banker's proposal--just for their baby's sake. Dalton pushed Clara away because he couldn't risk his heart again after his recent divorce--not because he didn't feel anything for her. When he discovered her pregnancy, Dalton was determined to create the picture-perfect home with the one woman he could never forget. Now, if only he could convince Clara that their family was forever... Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
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All Gabe Bravo wanted was to convince Mary Hofstetter to sell him her land. But the young widow had barely told him to hightail it off her property before going into labor. Being an honorable Bravo bachelor, he stayed by her side, even after her little bundle of joy appeared.There was no denying Gabe had declared himself permanently single--and proud of it. But with his feelings for Mary growing deeper, he was suddenly torn: walk away from mother and child, or do what he'd sworn he'd never do--get hitched!
THE MAN WHO HAD EVERYTHINGIf ever there was a living embodiment of all that money could buy, Jonas Bravo was it. But the gleaming facade hid a legacy of loss. For though Jonas had been to the manor born, the kidnapping of his baby brother had yanked the rug out from under him-and taught him always to keep his heart padlocked. Until two females produced the key...One: baby Mandy, Jonas's adoptive sister, whose custody he was determined to get. And two: Emma Hewitt, her lovely guardian. Clearly the two were a package deal, and clearly Emma was daring the Bravo billionaire not only to hope but to dream-of getting back everything he'd lost that long-ago winter night...and thought he would never see again.
What brought him to her door. . . . . . Marcus Reid couldn't say. But then Hayley Bravo opened her door, and he got a good look at her burgeoning stomach! She appeared to be about eight months along. So was this proof that she'd gotten over him fast. . . or that they were connected, now and forever? Months ago Hayley had walked out on Marcus, even though it was the hardest thing she'd ever done. Because though she knew he'd do the right thing by her, she was holding out for the real thing. Love. Baby. Marriage. And apparently, in that order. . .
LOVE ON THE RANGE? Princess Aurora Bravo-Calabretti is wishing for a mountain man this Christmas! But her most unroyal crush-rancher Walker McKellan-insists that they remain "just friends." Now he's her round-the-clock bodyguard while she is the maid of honor at her cousin's holiday wedding. Rory can't resist this Colorado cowboy...but she wishes she was walking down the aisle to meet Walker at the altar! Both the best man to the groom and Rory's bodyguard, Walker can't shake his charge. As he begins to see Rory in a different light, a surprise snowstorm strands him with his princess...and sparks ignite into a holiday love affair! Can their Christmas passion blossom into a very Bravo happily-ever-after?
[From the back cover] "I WANT YOU. NAME YOUR PRICE." Cleopatra Bliss Had learned long ago to stay away from driven, powerful men like Fletcher Bravo. So when the handsome CEO of one of Las Vegas's most successful gaming resorts made her an irresistible proposal, she knew she was in trouble. Fletcher envisioned great possibilities for Cleo's day-care center-including a special place for his little girl. But his desire for the stubbornly independent Cleo was rocking his world... until he decided marriage-with all the fringe benefits and none of the obligations-would suit him just fine. And then he looked at his wife's burgeoning belly and realized he wasn't the only one keeping secrets. ...
Travis Bravo was sick of his meddling mother and her matchmaking ways. So what better way to stop her than to bring a fiancée home for the holidays? One catch-he wasn't even dating anyone. But that was where his rough-and-tumble oil-rig friend, Samantha Jaworski, came in. An unpolished tomboy, Sam was game for anything for a good friend. But after her girlfriend-ready makeover, she fell easily into the role of Travis's loving partner-and into his arms. Would she be standing under his mistletoe...for keeps?
She's got issues with the Christmas issueAs editor of Alpha, the ultimate men's magazine, B. J. Carlyle is out to prove to her father, the publisher, that she's got what it takes to become editor in chief-even if it means swallowing her pride and getting her ex, Buck Bravo, for December's cover story.Landing the bestselling author, adventurer and man of the hour is a coup; the competition would kill to get the exclusive. But Buck is insisting that B.J. spend the next two weeks with him in the Sierra Mountains and write the story herself. B.J. agrees, but she's not going to tell Buck she suspects she's pregnant with his baby.B.J.'s out to get her story.She doesn't need Buck thinking she's out to get her man.
Luke Bravo was stunned when Mercy Cabrera showed up in the middle of the night to treat his prize stud. The exotic girl he remembered had matured into a skilled vet--and a sultry, passionate woman he knew he should steer clear of at all costs. Luke was a Bravo--reason enough to keep her distance. But Mercy had loved the rugged rancher since she was sixteen. And when their simmering attraction led to a night of intense passion, she knew she'd risk everything for a future together. . . .
Compatible? Check. Chemistry? Check. Love? Check...mate! When Carter Bravo decides it's time to settle down this Christmas, the once-burned, no-strings-attached hunk chooses the one woman who isn't looking to be swept off her feet. Not only does his business partner and best buddy, Paige Kettleman, say yes-the chemistry sizzling between them is further proof that she's his ideal mate. Carter's no-nonsense proposition isn't exactly the romantic proposal Paige dreamed about under the mistletoe. After five years of building a business and sharing confidences, her dearest friend still has no idea how she really feels about him. If he did, he'd go running for the Colorado hills. Unless Paige can show Carter how to turn a test-run engagement into the real thing: a holiday wedding with all the trimmings-including love!
Cat Beaudine Was Nobody's BabyAnd that's the way she liked it. She could take care of herself-and she knew that marriage and motherhood were for other women, not her. Until the stranger with the familiar face had her wondering if being alone was all it was cracked up to be....Dillon McKenna Wanted a FamilyFor the professional daredevil, living on the edge had lost its appeal. He knew Cat was the woman for him. Now all he had to do was convince her of that-with the help of the unexpected bundle of joy in the back of his van....
Well, if lightning didn't strike twice, then how could a night of passion with her former lover, Matt Bravo, leave Connie Lonnigan pregnant with his child...for the second time? They already had a beautiful little girl, and they'd finally come to terms with their can't-live-with-can't-live-without-each-other relationship. And now this!Texas tycoon Matt Bravo had let Connie slip through his fingers five years ago, and he was not about to make the same mistake again. He had to convince her that he was the man for her, now and forever. To make this a Christmas to remember--for all four of them...
Wedding bells in Whitehorn?Ross Garrison was everything Lynn Taylor had ever dreamed of in a prince. And in one fairy-tale night, she gave him her innocence--and her heart. Now everyone was talking about how the prim schoolteacher turned up in the sexy lawyer's bed--until Ross gave the townsfolk something to really talk about and claimed Lynn as his bride-to-be! Lynn knew Ross was only trying to protect her honor. After all, this confirmed bachelor was about as far from marriage material as a man could be. Unless, of course, he fell in love. . . .
He was the one you called when you needed rescuing...But who was Taft Bowman going to call when he needed help? Because ten years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, had left town without a word, then or since. Now she was back, with a new last name-and two adorable, high-needs little ones in tow. Well, Taft had been stupid enough to let her go once before...he wasn't about to make the same mistake again. He'd never stopped loving her-and one look at those adorable little faces and he knew that he was meant to be with Laura and her kids forever. All he had to do was convince her that this time he was a man she could count on!
Pediatrician Kate McNeal thought she had it all. But the one thing she longed for-the child she'd given up for adoption nine years earlier-remained just out of reach. So when she learned the girl was living with her adoptive father in Jackson Hole, Kate moved her practice lock, stock and stethoscope, to be close to the daughter she'd never forgotten.Joel Dennes used to think he had it all-until tragedy tore his family apart. Now the single dad needs help with his little girl, and the new doctor in town seems like the perfect woman for the job-and soon he thinks she may be the perfect woman for him! But when Kate's secret comes out, will the betrayal be the end of their fairy-tale ending?
Both times, it was a fall that nearly did him in. . . ;The first time, it was a tumble down a mountain that threatened Donovan McRae's very survival. And though he had once been the Man Who Had Everything, at that point he thought he had nothing left to lose. Until Abilene Bravo walked into his life-and he realized he was wrong. Because though he thought he'd lost his heart years ago, he found himself losing it again as he fell fast. . . ;for the feisty woman who wouldn't take no for an answer.
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? The answer to that question, as nurse practicioner Lee Murphy knew all too well, was a resounding "Yes!" But the vowed-never-to-get-involved-with-an-M.D. Lee had a serious problem on her hands, for despite her pledge, she still had to work with the devastatingly handsome Derek Taylor. And was it her imagination, or did Dr. Perfect, with his soulful blue eyes and blinding smile, suddenly seem to be paying attention to little old mousy her? It was enough to make Lee wonder, just the tiniest bit, if there was any chance that her fantasy lover could become her real-life love--and if, just this once, promises were made to be broken... PRESCRIPTION: MARRIAGE: When three wedding-shy nurses come down with a serious case of love, marriage may be just what the doctor ordered...
THE STICK TURNED (ROYAL) BLUE... And now the princess is in a pickle. Because the night that Genevra Bravo-Calabretti and the new Earl of Hartmore, Rafael DeValery, turned to each other, it was for comfort upon the death of his brother-the man who was about to propose to Genny. It was not supposed to change their lives forever. But it had. For Rafe, it cemented his awareness that he'd been in love with Genevra since forever. And for Genny, it made her realize that Rafe was not the second-chance brother, but the one who'd held her heart all along...now all she had to do was convince him of that. Hopefully before the new heir(ess?) to the estate arrived...
Sex is absolutely off the table. So this was Dax Girard's hiring policy. Well, it might not be conventional but then again, all admin-assist-wannabe Zoe Bravo wanted was a job. And her prospective boss, Dax Girard, was so gorgeous that he'd clearly had to beat them off with a stick before. So she calmly agreed to the mogul's terms even throwing in a fake fiance for good measure! A strictly hands-off policy was fine with her. But was it fine withhim? Because the more no-strings-attached Dax swore he was as immune to Zoe as he was to your average beautiful woman, the more he started envisioning a future that had her in it. And, in nine months, a little someone else, as well.
It had been months since an unidentified rugged cowboy had saved Victoria Fortune from the rubble of the tornado-and she'd been haunted by his image ever since.Garrett Stone knew her name, all right. Everyone in Red Rock knew the Fortunes. And now the pampered princess had shown up on his doorstep! The taciturn rancher braced himself for trouble. Victoria was too young, too spoiled-and way too tempting. She saw Garrett as some kind of hero. But he was just a man. A man with a shadowed past who didn't deserve the glow he saw in her eyes...
When Charlene Cooper was eighteen, she turned to Brand Bravo in desperation. . . ;and he couldn't get away fast enough. And then ten years later, Charlene was forced to turn to him again-this time with a baby in her arms and a burning question in her heart: are you this little girl's father?At twenty Brand Bravo knew that he could never be the kind of man Charlene deserved. At thirty, he knew she was the love of his life, and he would do anything to get her back. Because, once again, she needed him, for herself and for the infant in her care. And this time, Brand wouldn't hesitate to be anything Charlene asked him to be. Husband. And father?
The Littlest Matchmaker Of Them All... Quinn Bravo is a committed single dad-emphasis on single. The millionaire bachelor is focused on his four-year-old daughter and his fitness business. So while he's intrigued by his beautiful new interior decorator, Quinn resolves to keep the chemistry at a simmer. Until one night together causes their attraction to burst into flame... After her ex-husband betrayed her, local good girl Chloe Winchester returned to Justice Creek, determined not to risk her heart again. Still, maybe she can live out some teenage fantasies with sexy Quinn while redecorating his house. But first Chloe will have to avoid falling for one adorable little girl and the man of her dreams!
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