HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Man trouble! Tano Cavallieri should have come with a government health warning: mad, bad and too dangerous to know. The Italian hunk was used to women chasing him! But when it came to pretty brunettes like Rea Halton, he was prepared to slow down! Rea had other ideas. She knew Tano's type too well--tall, dark and indiscriminate.... Rea wasn't about to become a notch on anyone's bedpost--let alone a man who changed his women as often as he changed his shirts! Besides, it was his land, not his lips, she was interested in, even if she couldn't help but notice that he was much hotter property! Love, laughter and a hero with great legs! Who could ask for anything more in Emma Richmond's warm, witty and wonderful new romance.
Give a girl a bad name... Kenda McKinley had a hot temper and an even hotter reputation! Carrick Lorne-Howell III seemed to think she invited trouble, but that couldn't have been further from the truth. It wasn't Kenda's fault that her pretty face and exquisite figure had a strange effect on the opposite sex! She didn't encourage men at all. And it was darned inconvenient having guys constantly falling at your feet--you had to keep stepping over them, for a start! Only Carrick, Kenda's new boss, seemed immune to her charms. Although he certainly didn't waste opportunities to kiss her...
The baby business. The whole village was baffled: was she Adam Turnlaine's wife, girlfriend, or the baby's nanny? Actually, Claris Newman was Adam's assistant. But her job description had temporarily changed. In between faxing and typing, Claris was now looking after Adam's baby godson, Nathan. If being a stand-in mom was a twenty-four-hour job, living with her boss was just as demanding -- even if he was irresistibly attractive. Eventually baby Nathan would go home to his own mom and dad, but Claris and Adam had developed a taste for parenting. Now they were thinking about trying it for real!
Falling for the boss? Carrie Dean had fallen for Andrew Beckford--Beck--the first moment she'd set eyes on him. She thought her new boss was attracted to her, too, but Beck already had a girlfriend--the blond, petite and glamorous Helena. What could he possibly see in plain old Carrie? Only, now Helena has left. And Beck is technically single, definitely sexy and Carrie's for the taking! But she's afraid that Beck is only temporarily hers until Helena returns. Carrie is determined to keep her bridegroom-on-loan--but when will Beck realize that she is the one most worthy of his love...?
Out of the Frying Pan...If Davina's fiancé hadn't run off with her best friend, she wouldn't have got involved with Joel Gilman. And now, four years after their disastrous encounter, it seemed that time hadn't dulled their mutual attraction! Davina was reminded of what she'd lost, especially now that Joel had another woman in his life-his daughter, Ammy. But when Joel asked her to look after the little girl, Davina had a temporary chance to experience what might have been-and what she'd always wanted....
A stand-in wife and mother...? Coming to terms with her accident was hard enough, but now Lian found herself thrust into the midst of chaos! Suddenly she was expected to be housekeeper to mercurial multimillionaire Jared Lowe, and his equally wayward son, when she couldn't even cook--and had no intention of learning! The best way of coping was not to become involved...though how could she ignore the attraction that simply flared between herself and Jared? Lian had comforted herself that it was only a temporary situation but--at the end of it all--would she really be able to walk away?
The Good... Brogan Carpenter isn't used to men like Joshua Baynard. What does this tall, dangerously sexy hunk want with her--a widow with a young baby? The Bad... Babies just aren't on Joshua Baynard's agenda. But Brogan is--too bad she's part of a package deal.... And the baby! Riffy doesn't remember her daddy, but Joshua seems a perfect substitute. And the more the one-year-old calls him "Dad-dad", the more Joshua begins to realize there's a first time for everything--even fatherhood! BABY BOOM. Because two's company and three's a family!
Rowan wanted it all: a man, a marriage and her own company! But her transatlantic romance with Bostonian businessman Arden Harveson had been doomed from the start. Compromise hadn't been in either of their vocabularies and they had parted bitterly. Now Rowan was back in the States, and, while a year's distance hadn't cooled their ardor, it hadn't cooled their heads, either. To Rowan it seemed that wanting Arden was light-years away from having him! "Richmond has a magic way...." -Affaire de Coeur
Back-for baby's first ChristmasFour months ago, Sébastian Fourcard had kissed his wife and baby son goodbye and disappeared.... Gellis had been devastated but, as the days had tumbled into weeks, she had been forced to accept the unthinkable-that her perfect husband had left her!Now, at Christmas, Sébastian had returned a different man-amnesia had robbed him of his past. He couldn't remember Gellis, let alone loving her. Only, for his son's sake, he was prepared to stay. But Gellis wanted love, not duty.... And she didn't just want a husband for Christmas, but forever....DADDY BOOMLook who's holding the baby!
Wife for a year!A recent accident has left Alexa Gifford homeless, jobless and manless, with a rather scruffy dog to support! Her situation looks pretty desperate until her longtime friend Stefan Blake offers her a new position...as his wife!In order to adopt his six-year-old niece, Jessica, Stefan needs to convince the authorities that he can provide a stable home. He hasn't got time to find the woman of his dreams; Alexa will just have to do. After all, he only needs a temporary wife. Unfortunately, Stefan reckons without two things: little orphan Jessica falling in love with her instant mother, and his new bride falling in love with him!
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...There's Trouble in Store!Ellie was struck by the warmth and kindness of the Irish; ever since she'd arrived in their country, they'd been only too willing to welcome her, and it seemed that Feargal McMahon was no exception...at first.He'd taken her in from the rain to his country mansion, and soon Ellie was drawn by his looks and charm. But behind Feargal's blue eyes lay a cynicism that Ellie found chilling, especially now that he'd discovered her reason for visiting Ireland-and he assumed she'd come to blackmail him!
Man trap! Bay Rawson was a famous writer and legendary heartthrob. Women were always falling at his feet and into his bed. He was cynical enough to believe that everyone wanted a piece of him and his fame.... And then he met Jenna. She hadn't even heard of Bay Rawson and had no intention of falling anywhere! Jenna wasn't looking for excitement or romance. She needed R and R-rest and relaxation, not risk and romance! Only, living next door to Bay was playing havoc with her determination-and her heart! "Emma Richmond entertains with wit and strong emotional intensity..." -Romantic Times
A MARRIAGE IN JEOPARDY After a hastily arranged wedding, Sarah and Jed lost their unborn baby, and with it the reason for their marriage. Sarah knows she's deeply in love with her husband, but Jed is the strong, silent type. Sarah has no idea what he feels for her, and is afraid to ask. After weeks of polite, awkward tolerance they've reached a make or break situation. One of them must reach out -- but will it be Sarah or Jed? Can they at last make their true feelings known -- and begin a real marriage?
Too Much, Too Soon...To the outside world, it looked as though all of Melissa Morland's dreams had come true-she was married to gorgeous Charles Revington, was pregnant with his child and live in a palatial home in France.But Melissa craved the one thing she did not have: her husband's love. Perhaps someday....THen, in one shattering moment, Charles learned the truth about the night their child was conceived. His anger and disillusionment created chasms impossible to bridge-except perhaps by one small miracle!
BACHELOR TERRITORYHusband included!When tycoon Nash Vallender inherits a dilapidated manor house, he decides it's time to settle down. He has the home, the fortune, so all he needs is the right woman.Enter Phoenix Langrish. Aside from being a gorgeous, leggy brunette, Phoenix is also the only woman Nash has ever come close to loving. Ten years ago Nash had thought Phoenix too young for a serious relationship. But Phoenix has never forgiven Nash for breaking her eighteen-year-old heart. Nash has his work cut out-how to get an unwilling bride to say "I do" when all she wants to say is "I don't!"There are two sides to every story...and now it's his turn!
Mission: marriage!Abby Hunter wasn't very experienced at the flirting game. She was probably the only twenty-eight-year-old virgin in the history of the planet! But she didn't want to be. Especially after she'd met sexy tycoon Sam Turner.He was a walking temptation-and he'd made her an offer she knew she should refuse. Sam Turner didn't believe in love or marriage; all he'd offered Abby was a temporary affair-no strings attached! Could she ever persuade this reluctant groom to take a chance on love?
Garde Chevenay finds his new employee very attractive-but he's reluctant to trust her. Until he can, he must resist her, no matter how tempted he is....Sorrel James is also trying hard to resist the gorgeous tycoon; she knows getting involved with her boss would be foolish. Denying their attraction increases the sensual tension between them. But when Garde learns about Sorrel's past, will they still want to give in to their desires...?
Just married?Gillan Hart was one of Nerina Micallef's two favorite people in the world. The other was her big brother, Refalo. He was an overprotective, cynical millionaire. Gillan was a feisty, independent female. Nerina-a romantic. If only she could get her two favorite people together....But, though Refalo was certainly not averse to the company of women, he preferred to make his own selection! Gillan was similarly unimpressed: in the few days she had known the sexy tycoon she'd been insulted, accused and propositioned.... Now, it seemed, she was married!Nerina had had to resort to plan B-rumor! What better way to convince two people they belonged together than tell the world they were secretly wed?
His girl friday! Paris had resolved to give men a wide berth since her last romantic entanglement had gone horribly wrong. All men but most especially actors. They couldn't be trusted. Which was unfortunate since her latest position was as general assistant to actor-turned-director Oliver Darke on the set of his latest movie! Oliver Darke was a leading man to die for, an excellent actor and an even better lover! Not that Paris had experience of his latter skill, but Oliver Darke was famous for more than just his films. His reputation preceded him. Paris was right to be wary, but she also seemed to be suffering from a bad case of hero worship. Maybe Oliver was the exception to her unwritten rule, but all that glittered wasn't gold. Could Paris take a chance and get hitched to a star? "Richmond has a magic way..." -Affaire de Coeur
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