A playboy prince is roped into giving love lessons to a young, innocent woman-only to find himself falling for his eager pupil, in USA TODAY bestselling author Christine Rimmer's newest addition to her Bravo Royales miniseries.... Up till now, Lucy Cordell has led a pretty sheltered life-but she's ready to burst out of her shell. Still, she has absolutely zero experience with men-so she needs help. Someone to help her shed the cloak that seems to scream "Virgin!" every time she gets within five miles of an eligible guy. Who better than the dashing Player Prince, Damien of Montedoro? He's always come to her rescue before.... True-but Dami only agrees to school Lucy in the fine art of seduction because he's afraid of who she'll ask if he says no! Besides, she needs protection from all the wolves out there. Still, when it comes to Lucy's sweet lit-from-within beauty, Damien has to wonder...who is going to protect him?
That Special Woman SHE WAS A DOCTOR OF LOVE... Nevada Jones was used to dispensing advice to the lovelorn-only, this time it was clearly a case of physician, heal thyself! Because even though she'd long ago decided that love was only for other people, hard-driving Chase McQuaid was the one man she'd never been able to forget. ...WHO HAD NEVER BEEN KISSED! Chase McQuaid was used to getting what he wanted-and sassy, redhead talk-show host Nevada Jones definitely fell into that category. Now if only he could convince her to get off the airwaves…and into his arms! The Jones Gang THAT SPECIAL WOMAN: North Magdalene's Jones brothers are firecrackers all. But they can't hold a candle...to the females of the family!
Alice Bravo-Calabretti was expected to conduct herself like a proper princess. No more impulsive jaunts to neighboring countries. No more tabloid escapades. But the hot new stable hand was a scandal waiting to happen. His bold blue eyes and come-hither smile could tempt a Bravo Royale to misbehave. Until Alice discovered her "penniless groom" was an American tycoon looking for a princess bride!Alice was everything Noah Cordell wanted in a wife. But his royal heartthrob refused to say "I do" until he gave up his most carefully guarded secret. And she wouldn't settle for anything less than everything he had to give. Only then could they share a true meeting of minds and hearts-Bravo-Cordell style!
When it comes to marriage, Tate Price is all business. Sure, he'll play along with the charade for a few days, especially for a friend like Kim Banks. How can he say no to her girl-next-door beauty and those attractive whiskey-colored eyes? After all, it's only for a weekend.But what started out as a lark has taken a turn into uncharted territory for Tate. Suddenly this mock marriage to help single-mom Kim get her own mother off her back is starting to feel very right...for both of them. It might just be that this rugged confirmed bachelor is a real family man after all!
LESSONS IN...LOVE?Beautiful widow Jenny Brown had gotten used to having ruggedly handsome Nick DeSalvo, her late husband's best buddy, around-as a friend. Until one day he presented Jenny with a strange request. It seemed that the original single guy was bound and determined to become...a family man! And he needed her help in learning what every woman desired....Well, single mother Jenny wanted no part in giving husband lessons-but her young daughter, Polly, had other ideas. Soon old friend Nick was constantly underfoot-where his mouthwatering muscles and sexy grin began driving Jenny crazy...and making her see the budding bridegroom in more than just a friendly light....
Ready for business. . . When Tom Holloway was chosen to run the Taka-Hanson hospitality division, the new CFO had no idea single mother Shelly Winston was part of the package. But from the moment she accepted his offer, Tom knew he was going to have trouble resisting his alluring assistant and her charming little boy. Not to mention, pleasure?Shelly knew that falling for her boss was a business don't. Especially when Tom found out about the secret she'd been forced to keep. Someone was out to sabotage the burgeoning Taka-Hanson hotel empire. And it could have disastrous consequences for the future of two powerful dynasties--and her own future with the man she loved. . . .
PLAYING WITH FIREMike Cavanaugh was a firefighter; it was his job to rescue people. Though inviting them home wasn't usually part of the job description. But when he pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to protect her, to make her life a little better. Only somehow Chris and her family ended up giving Mike's life new meaning, and he was happier than he'd been in years.But Chris was smart and resourceful. She'd get back on her own two feet-sooner rather than later. And when she no longer needed Mike's support, would she still want his love?
Mike Cavanaugh was a firefighter. When he pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to protect her, to make her life a little better. Only somehow Chris and her family ended up giving Mike's life new meaning, and he was happier than he'd been in years. But Chris was smart and resourceful. She'd get back on her own two feet-sooner rather than later. And when she no longer needed Mike's support, would she still want his love?
Look out, ladies: there's another Traub bachelor in town! Jason "Jace" Traub is every bit as gorgeous as his sexy twin brother, but rumor has it he is even more marriage-shy. There's not a woman alive who could make this restless rancher settle down....Yet insiders whisper that Jace has been talking wedding plans with Jocelyn Bennings, the chestnut-haired beauty who ran out on her own wedding just days ago! Could the confirmed bachelor really be hooking up with heartbroken, headstrong Joss? Stay tuned, loyal readers, to find out if their marriage of convenience runs amuck-or if lasting passion will finally rope in the last single maverick!
He had been in hiding for years, but the sight of Dulcie Samples, with her girl-next-door appeal, was enough to finally draw Prince Valbrand into the light. Yet Valbrand, whose face - not to mention spirit - had taken a serious hit from the assassination attempt that had driven him underground, was sworn to spend all the rest of his days hunting down the enemies who had done this to him. And even if he had the time for love, who could see past his scarred face to the man inside? Certainly not the beautiful Dulcie.... Or so Valbrand thought. But despite the darkness and mystery that surrounded him, Dulcie knew that the half-masked man before her was her destiny. Now, if only she could convince him that she held both the key to his heart and his kingdom in her trembling hands....
The Jones Gang WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS... ...is what Evie Jones has wanted all her life-husband, children, the white picket fence. But these ordinary wishes have eluded her miserably...because Evie is far from ordinary.... ...IS ONE GOOD MAN Erik Riggins, with his ready-made family, could be the answer to Evie's prayers. In him, she's learned to believe in moonlight and magic-and the power of motherhood! He's got her hoping for a miracle...but can he deliver? THE JONES GANG LIVES ON! North Magdalene's Jones brothers are firecrackers all. But they can't hold a candle...to the females of the family!
There's a reason Grant Clifton's one of the most eligible bachelors in Thunder Canyon: This rancher turned business whiz makes women melt like Montana snow on a hot summer day! And this mover and shaker's many charms aren't lost on Stephanie Julen, the beautiful young foreman of Grant's family ranch. Grant and Steph have known one another forever, and the senseless tragedy that shattered both their lives years ago drew them closer together. But the Canyon's golden boy has always thought of shy Steph as a little sister. Stay tuned, loyal readers, to see what happens when he realizes she's all grown up!
Rust Creek RamblingsSeducing the Schoolteacher?We apologize, dear readers, for our brief hiatus in publication. The offices of the Rust Creek Rambler were damaged in the Great Flood, but we are now filing our reports from a bar stool at the Ace in the Hole. And do we have scandalous news for you!We have it on good authority that during the storm, gorgeous rapscallion Collin Traub was stranded with our beloved kindergarten teacher Willa Christensen-alone. In a barn. Overnight. No one knows why, but Willa could barely stand the sight of Collin before. And now? Oh, readers-we don't like to kiss and tell. But our sources tell us that the sexy Rust Creek cowboy has set his sights on lassoing the sweet schoolmarm...for good!
Marsh Bravo comes to Norman after 10 years to see his dying father and learns that he has a daughter.
You are cordially invited to the. . . ;shotgun. . . ;wedding of Elena Cabrera Bravo and Rogan MurdochDate:As soon as labor is over. Time:Just enough for the bride to fit into something other than a hospital gown. Hosted by:The brothers of the bride. In fact, they insisted on it!Reason for Union:The bride and groom love each other. . . ;even if they're both too stubborn to admit it!RSVPto the Bravo Family. Gifts (wedding and baby) optional. . . ;
A ring and a baby . . . To fulfill her father's will and keep her precious ranch, Megan Kane needed to marry and bear a child. Since she'd always loved handsome neighbor Nate Brave -- a rogue she couldn't tie down -- her solution was simple. She'd beg Nate to wed her and bed her . . . And then she'd set him free Meggie vowed she wouldn't cling. Wouldn't linger. She'd cherish her marriage until she got pregnant. Then she'd raise Nate's baby lovingly . . . along. But all too soon Meggie swelled with child. And she learned some promises were hell to keep . . .
FIRST COMES MELINDA WITH A BABY CARRIAGE....Pure chance brought big-city girl Melinda Bravo and rugged rancher Cole Yuma together in time to deliver his sister's newborn. But it was pure desire-baby and otherwise-that convinced her there would be no harm in pretending the baby was hers and Cole's...just for a little while.THEN COMES MARRIAGE....And it only made sense that she and Cole also assume the roles of husband and wife-strictly for show, of course.THEN COMES LOVE!Melinda and Cole both knew that despite their mutual attraction, they had nothing in common! So why, suddenly, was each of them fantasizing about making their pretend marriage the real thing?CONVENIENTLY YOURS: The Bravo family's marriages may have begun in name only-but were they destined to be true love matches after all?
[From the back cover] REPENT IN LEISURE? Well, the wedding of Angie Dellazola and Brett Bravo may have seemed hasty. But in fact they'd known each other all their lives-and, as each of them was the self-appointed sole sane member of their respective families, what better way to ensure that they stay that way than to get married? Their marriage would be based on respect and common interests-none of that burning, all-consuming love that their family members seemed prone to.... And then, one week into their marriage, it hit both of them like a ton of bricks. Angie and Brett were wildly, madly, passionately in love-with each other! This was not the calm, collected marriage they'd counted on. Well, the best-laid plans...
Word on the street is that hotshot hotel magnate Connor McFarlane is in Thunder Canyon this summer to buy out the local resort! At first Tori Jones was furious, but now she seems to think Connor isn't the corporate shark everyone says he is. And when he asked her to pose as his fiancée to help him win custody of his son, she promptly said I do! Her fake husband-to-be is so irresistible--how can Tori help but wish it were the real thing? And my spies tell me the sassy small-town teacher captivated Connor from day one. He came to town to heal old wounds, but now all he seems to want is to claim Tori's heart. Stay tuned, faithful readers, to see if a summer romance can become a love affair for all seasons!
DO YOU...HAVE TO GET MARRIED, ADORA BEAUDINE?That's what all the town gossips were asking-and what else could she expect? Ladylike Adora was supposed to settle down to a life of solid respectability, and instead she was about to say "I do" to a motorcycle-riding outlaw named Jed Ryder. What, everyone wondered, had gotten into her?What indeed? She told herself she was marrying Jed so he could get custody of his little sister. For the child's sake, she insisted, she was about to give up every shred of her respectable reputation. It had nothing to do with the unrespectable way she felt when he swept her into his arms....
For Juliet Huddleston, being a virgin was anything but funny. It was downright humiliating. She's practically invisible to everyone, including hotter-than-molten-lava Cody MacIntyre -- her client, her oldest friend and eye candy for every woman in town. By her thirtieth birthday, Julie's had enough. She makes a resolution to ditch the quiet-mouse routine, and finally give her Inner Assertive Woman a voice. But no one -- including Julie -- was prepared for exactly how assertive she could be. Not only is she now the new director of the town's midsummer festival, slipping into super-sexy attire and driving a red-hot car, but Julie's also decided to indulge in a little midsummer fling -- with Cody. Now the entire town, including Julie herself, is wondering what happened to the old Julie. . .
Taking destiny in hand, three women were determined to have families of their own. . . but never expected true love to be part of the bargain!Nurses Rachel, Lily and Jenna never thought meeting Mr. Right would be so tough. After all, they were smart, attractive and surrounded every day by the sexy doctors at Portland General Hospital. As their biological clocks grew louder, all three decided it was time-husband or no-to have babies of their own. But pregnancy tested their friendship in ways they never thought possible. . . and made the notion of happily ever after seem out of reach. Of course, dreams sometimes do come true. . . .
In Abby Heller's hero-worshipping eyes, Cash Bravo could do no wrong. But one urgent April night, Cash made a woman of Abby . . . and Abby became pregnant. Cash cursed himself for stealing her innocence and vowed to give their baby his name. Then he'd set sweet Abby free -- to find herself a better mate. After all, when a man loved a woman, heartache was nothing . . . but honor was all.
The Jones Gang FROM A MODEL EMPLOYEE... For ten years Faith Jones had waited for Price Montgomery to see her as anything but the efficient employee she was. For ten years she'd kept not only his house, but his secrets-all the while hoping that one day he would see her as a woman, not a worker. ...TO A BRIDE IN TRAINING? But time was up-and Faith was ready to call it quits. And suddenly Price was noticing that his prim and proper housekeeper had a softer side. One he'd like to get to know better-if only he could convince her to stay. After all, good help is so hard to find....
The first three novels of Rimmer's Conveniently Yours miniseries tell the stories of three members of the Bravo family who are about to tie the knot. Cash, Nate, and Zach Bravo are not the marrying kind, but soon each makes an exception to their "no strings attached" policies.
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