Luke Dakota-His life was sent into a tailspin the day he learned that Mike Alexander, his buddy during Desert Storm, had committed suicide, leaving behind a wife and child-a child who'd been named Luke, after him.Caitlin Alexander-With a business in the red and a child to raise alone, Caitlin had her share of trouble. And she still couldn't believe that Mike had killed himself! Then Luke Dakota arrived on the doorstep offering to help, and he brought back feelings she thought she'd buried with her husband....Luke soon found himself in over his head. He'd made the trip because Mike had been closer than a brother to him. But there was nothing brotherly about Luke's feelings for Cailtin!
The year is 1862. Prospectors swarm over the Sierra Nevada, hunting for gold, desperadoes roam the range, and the Indians are on the warpath. Dr. Henry Lockhart is so busy setting broken bones that he hasn't any time for women. Just, well. There's hardly a woman worth thinking about in the entire Nevada Territory. Then Erica James appears out of nowhere. Erica is ... different. She wears running shoes, totes around a contraption she calls a "video camera" and says she's from the future. From 1989, to be exact.
Julie's dad is in trouble and she's going to help him out... Nine-year-old Julie Nicholson is in turmoil. Someone has murdered her aunt Rachel's boyfriend and the police suspect her aunt. Even worse, an extortionist is breathing down her dad's neck, threatening to supply the police with proof that Rachel -- his very own sister -- committed the crime. Julie is hoping her new neighbor, Anne Barrett, who now writes children's mystery stories but used to be a private detective, can put her deductive powers to work and home in on the real murderer. Julie's father, Chase Nicholson, is hoping the same thing. But before he knows it, Chase also wants his attractive new neighbor to home in on him!
Unavoidable liason... Every Tuesday, Hayley Morgan drops off her six-year-old son, Max, at the baby-sitter's, then drives the deserted stretch of highway south from New Orleans to the maximum security prison where she works. Every Tuesday, Max waits out front at the baby-sitter's, eager for Hayley to return. One Tuesday, the routine isn't quite so smooth. Because Max disappears. He's been abducted. But there's one man--lawyer Slade Reeves--who can help her. He's Hayley's only link to Max. She knows she has to trust him, although he appears to be invovled with Max's kidnapping. Even worse, she starts falling for Slade...falling for the enemy.
Lauren Van Slyke and Jack "Sully" Sullivan are total opposites Lauren works for her family's charitable foundation, a foundation that has just cut off financial support to Sully's boys' home in the Adirondack Mountains. Sully's an ex-con with a heart of gold, who's pretty sure Lauren's heart is made of stone. They're attracted from the moment they meet-but they see everything from very different perspectives. She's city, he's country. She's old money, he's no money. Love doesn't stand a chance, does it? Sure it does-if Sully's boys have any say in the matter!
Risk Control International operatives will go anywhere and do anything to protect the people who hire them. No crime, no conspiracy, no international intrigue is too large or too dangerous for these dedicated men and women.Dan O'Neill's latest client-foolhardy movie star Billy Brent-is a real challenge. Billy's not prepared to keep a low profile until Dan can find out who's threatening him.The job becomes more complicated when Mickey Westover shows up to interview Billy, and the bad guys turn their attention to her. Now Dan's not only protecting Billy, he's also trying to keep Mickey-the woman he's beginning to love-safe.
He has the little boy she wants... NYPD detective Hank Ballantyne figures that for a single father, he's got his life running smoothly. And then disaster strikes -- in the form of his adopted son's birth mother. Dr. Natalie Lawson lost track of her son while she was hospitalized after an earthquake in Guatemala. He was mistakenly identified as an orphan and brought to the United States for adoption. Now that she's found him, she wants him back. The two people who love this little boy want to do the best thing for their child. But deciding what that is won't be easy -- especially after Hank and Natalie acknowledge that they want each other, too. ---- reissued as Harlequin Heartwarming - A Mother's Love
Her Dead Husband Called......saying he was the culprit who'd snatched Ali Weyden's son from Santa's lap. Little Robbie was safe. He'd be returned in time for Christmas-as soon as Ali got the bank to release the hefty insurance settlement she'd received upon her husband's falsified death.Ali's dead husband was alive, her son was missing and her mind was reeling. She turned to the one man she could almost trust-the single dad next door, crime writer Logan Reed.Logan's strong arms comforted, his lips reassured...and while his razor-sharp mind pieced together the puzzle, Ali began to love again. But the stakes were raised: her deceased husband was found dead-again. And her son was still missing....
A Christmas caper Santa isn't coming to town...or is he? A mysterious copycat Santa is making the rounds in a small town in northern Canada. Hotshot L.A. reporter Mike O'Brian, banished to this wilderness by a disgruntled boss, figures he can nail the story within a week. Or he could, if Claudia Paquette would cooperate. She seems to know more about this pseudo-Santa than she's letting on. In fact, Mike almost has the impression that she doesn't want Santa unbearded. But that makes no sense. Claudia has as much at stake in this story as he does. The future of her newspaper depends on it. Still, the idea of moving in with her and her eccentric oversize mutt for the duration of his exile is rather appealing. He could keep an eye on her. And since she's just about the best-looking woman he's ever seen, it's actually a very pleasant prospect.... Praise for Dawn Stewardson's Sully's Kids: "A fabulous love story. Dawn Stewardson once again delights us with an irresistible hero and an irrepressible heroine as she makes us laugh and cry in this touching romance." -Romantic Times
Bride's Bay ResortIf walls could speak, what tales of passion, adventure and intrigue would they tell?Bride's Bay Resort: a luxurious playground with a colorful past and a romantic present! Generations of Jermains have catered to the rich and famous at their exclusive, family-owned hotel. Check in each month as love unfolds at Bride's Bay.It began with a crime of passion...Talia Sagourin was swept from her normal life onto the jury for a high-profile case. A man had murdered his wife...and now Talia was the lone woman sequestered with eleven men, the one juror most likely to lock away the man on trial. At the Bride's Bay Resort, sexy Cade Hailey made a point of getting close to Talia. Was he reporting on her every move-or did he mean to protect her?
SHE NEEDED HER MEMORYFor twenty-two years Beth Gregory had blocked out the memory of the murder she'd witnessed as a child. When it finally surfaced, she knew it had to be wrong...because her father wasn't a killer.AND A HERO...P.I. Cole Radford had always worked alone-until Beth walked out of his dreams and into his office and his heart. She hired him as an investigator, but she needed a bodyguard. Because it didn't matter if her memory was right or wrong...someone wanted her dead. And suddenly, all that mattered to Cole was keeping her alive....
Knock, knock. Who's there?Carrie O'Reilly gets a frightened message from her younger sister. Turns out Jenny's on the run-from a killer. Don't tell anyone where I am, Jenny tells her.The next thing Carrie knows, a stranger named Sam Evans is knocking at her door-and he's looking for Jenny.According to Sam, the real murderer is trying to frame him, and Jenny is the one person who can prove his innocence.So Carrie and Sam team up. It's the only way she can save her sister and the only way he can save himself. As they search for Jenny, Carrie finds herself becoming more and more attracted to Sam. But can she really trust him? Is he friend or foe? Victim or perpetrator? Lover or deceiver?Talk about mixed messages!
His child...or hers?NYPD detective Hank Ballantyne figures that for a single father, he has his life running pretty smoothly. Until a woman appears on Hank's doorstep saying she is his adopted son's mother-and she wants her son back.Dr. Natalie Lawson had been separated from her son during a devastating earthquake in Guatemala. Hospitalized and badly injured, she'd had no idea that her child had been mistakenly identified as an orphan and brought to the United States for adoption. Now that she's found Robbie, she wants to be a part of his life again-and that means becoming a part of Hank Ballantyne's life, too....
Sworn to ProtectCeleste Langley may be the NYPD's prime suspect in her brother's murder, but Detective Travis Quinn is convinced she didn't do it. She's too kind and warmhearted...and his feelings for her are far too strong.But before they can have any kind of future, Travis must keep Celeste safe. First from the very system he has sworn to uphold, and then from a cold-blooded murderer who has marked Celeste as his next victim. Now the safest place for her to be is in the shelter of Travis's arms....
A little secret...Dana Morancy adores her father, so it isn't surprising that she followed in his career footsteps and joined the New York Police Department. But after four years on the job, she is involved in a "suicide by cop." Uncertain whether she'll ever be able to fire a gun again, she becomes a private investigator.Noah Haine works at a Manhattan import shop that's being sabotaged. He and Dana join forces and find the villain-find, too, that they've fallen in love.Dana and Noah are ready for happily ever after.But they may have to wait a while. In fact, they may have to wait forever.Because Dana's father has a little secret....
In steamy New Orleans, three people witnessed the same crime, testified against the same man and were then swept into the Witness Protection Program. But now there's new evidence, and these three witnesses are about to come out of hiding...EYE WITNESSWitness Monique LaRoquette had no choice but to return to New Orleans for the retrial of a man she'd seen commit murder with her own eyes. But in the courtroom the defendant grabbed her-and escaped! Monique wasn't about to believe Ben DeCarlo's protestations of innocence and a lookalike culprit-until her heart started playing tricks on her...and she began wondering if her eyes might have been mistaken after all.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jillian Birmingham please call her brother collect 212-555-1427Trouble was, Jillian Birmingham didn't have a brother. She wasn't even Jillian Birmingham anymore. She was April Kelly-and she'd do anything to prove her parents innocent of a long-ago crime.Paul Gardiner was a man on a mission. His father had been killed in a bombing allegedly masterminded by April's father. So why would he want to prove Colin Birmingham innocent? But he said he had proof. Proof April couldn't ignore. So she phoned him and began the greatest adventure-and the greatest love-of her life!
A screwball romantic comedy with wild animal attraction! Animal magnetism! Nick Montgomery was a cop, not an animal trainer. At least, not until he quit his job on the promise of an inheritance and found out he owned half of Wild Action, an animal talent agency. The other half belonged to Carly Dumon, his dead uncle's protégée, and a very attractive one at that. Of course, Nick told himself he wasn't interested. All he wanted was to put Wild Action in the black and sell his share so he could go back to his real life-even if that meant solving the mystery behind the series of "accidents" plaguing the agency. But that was before Attila the bear fell in love with him and refused to behave for anyone else. It was also before he fell in love with Carly, who didn't behave for anyone!
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