Rainbows don't come without rainThe world you want isn't always how the world is. Former marine Sebastian Bennington discovers that upon his return to Valley Ridge for a friend's wedding. Even his grandfather's health isn't what he's expecting. Nor is the interference from his grandfather's young business partner, Lily Paul.Even more aggravating, Lily seems to know everything about Sebastian, thanks to his grandfather. But Sebastian can't get her to open up about anything. Is she using all that merry sunshine to hide something deeper and darker? He's determined to find out, as long as their crazy attraction for each other doesn't get in the way....
This Christmas, bundles of joy are under the tree for these two couples! The Baby Agenda Moira Cullen's walk on the wild side is now haunting her. She has to tell Will Becker, the man who rescued her from a disastrous evening, he'll be a father. He proves he's a good man when he becomes involved with their baby. But is he here because he wants to be, or because he always does the right thing? Unexpected Gifts Teacher Eli Cartwright has it all figured out. Then her perfectly ordered existence is completely upended with an unplanned pregnancy! Suddenly Eli is single, terrified...and exuberant. And her colleague, Zac Keller, has never been more attracted to her. But can he convince Eli that life sometimes offers more than one unexpected gift at a time?
A Baby...Maybe? by Bonnie TuckerWith or without the groom!Cara Romano doesn't want a husband-despite her mother's pushing. In fact, her mother's been pushing so hard, Cara decides to escape. Several states and a time zone away, she figures out that even without the husband, she wants a baby. But just when she's decided on her life path, sexy Rex Noble comes along and makes her rethink that whole husband issue!How To Hunt a Husband by Holly JacobsCatch and keep!Shannon O'Malley and Nate Calder know a good thing when they see it-namely, each other. They agree to don dual identities-sexy stripper for her, badass biker for him-to fake out their meddling moms. When Roxy and Bull, aka Shannon and Nate, start spending a whole lot more time together than they have to, well...something's going on! Could it be l-o-v-e?
HE WAS A HEARTHROB...ANDAmelia Gallagher delighted in taunting ' Larry Mackenzie-the gorgeous partner at the law firm where she worked. He was every woman's fantasy-except for one minor detail.He was utterly opposed to commitment. So why I was he carting around a seven-month-old baby?A NEW DAD!Named guardian of a client's daughter, Mac vowed he'd find little Katie the kind of family he never had. Until then, he'd need some help mastering the art of baby talk. Enter strikingly beautiful Amelia, who usually drove Mac crazy with her teasing. But when a snowstorm trapped them in his house, something else started driving him crazy-the idea that his home was the L perfect size for a family of three....
Sneaking in is the easy part. But living it down is tough...One corporate pink slip and Morgan Miller is back in Pittsburgh bunking with her mother. But when Morgan agrees to attend a posh wedding reception for fabulous "Penny and Sam," she's appalled to learn her invitation is far from legitimate.Though her friends agree that party crashing is a superlative way to meet men, Morgan's life is becoming completely unmanageable. Wedding photographer Conner Danning keeps shooting her swoon-worthy glances and Morgan's ex is trying to de-ex himself.She can't wait to run home to San Diego...but maybe living life as an "unofficial guest" is better than facing a B-list existence alone.
WHEN FATE STEPS IN... Joe Delacamp was speechless. Louisa Clancy was the last person he'd expected to see when he walked into the sweet-smelling Perry Square bake shop. She was just as beautiful as he'd remembered, but it wasn't until the E.R. doc caught a glimpse of her green-eyed little boy that he realized that Louisa's whereabouts weren't the only thing she'd been keeping secret for the last eight years. Now he needed to figure out a way to win the trust of the little boy he never knew he had -- along with the heart of the woman he'd never stopped loving....
SOMETHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED TO FIND THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS... In the Santa booth... When Amy Riley's son disappears in the mall, Santa-who is actually police officer Nick DiCaprio-comes to the rescue. Whoever said the Big Red Guy wasn't sexy? In the stores... Retail manager Joy O'Connell is fraying at the edges when rheumatologist Ed Hall and his three child-terrors enter her store. Between shopping hell and bah humbug, can Ed uncover the true Joy of the season? And even on TV...! TV reporter Merry Deluca's "'tis the season to be greedy" story is about to get complicated-her new cameraman is recently ex-fiancé Patrick MacFarland! And he's got a whole new angle for her story....
With his dark good looks and talent for seeking justice, Elias Donovan thought he had the best recipe for making partner in his law firm. But according to his family-minded boss, Donovan lacked one crucial ingredient: a wife! So he did what any red-blooded male would do - he claimed he had a fiancée: neighbor Sarah Madison. Practical-minded Sarah accepted Donovan's platonic "proposal" and desperately tried to ignore the way her heart raced in his presence. But as their pretend relationship snowballed into planning an actual wedding, and Sarah glimpsed the romantic Romeo hidden inside her soon-to-be husband, she could no longer deny her very real feelings.... Silhouette Romance #1653
For months, the town matchmakers had tried to set up stubborn single mom Libby McGuiness with every eligible bachelor in Erie, Pennsylvania. But Libby had sworn off men long ago and she wasn't about to give her heart to another member of the male species....Until she was commandeered to plan the community Christmas party with drop-dead gorgeous doctor Joshua Gardner. Josh's quirky charms and gentle ways proved wildly contagious, enchanting Libby's hearing-impaired daughter, Meg, and patiently dismantling Libby's defenses to expose the wary, vulnerable woman within. But once Christmas passed, would this miracle male move on and break their hearts...or move in and become the man of the family?
A love to be proud of Tucker-as Angelina Tucker is known to her friends-is in the midst of big change. The pressures of juggling single parenthood and the family business keep her busy 24/7. And now something else is throwing her world into flux-Tyler Martinez. Oh, right. That Tyler. The successful-and sexy-business guy who asked her out. The same guy she turned down. But Tyler needs a job. He also needs her help with the toddler he's guardian to. So what are she and Tyler, exactly? Helpmates? Friends with benefits? She needs some definitions, because she's already in love with his little boy and-heaven help her-she's falling for Tyler, too...
A double shot of espresso couldn't jolt Markie Walkowicz more than discovering a stiff on her stoop. After calling 911 from the closet (what, you thought she'd be searching for clues?) the only one to come to her rescue was Detective Zac Marshall--her longtime former friend--who announced there was nobody...er, no body on her stoop. Yet over the next few days that darned body turns up again--but never lingers long enough for Zact to see it. Will he have to hang around full-time before he believes her? Hmm, there was a thought...
The Great Bridal Escape by Bonnie TuckerThe bride ran away with...the best man?When Mary Kathryn O'Malley woke up on her wedding day, she had no idea that by high noon she would desert her groom at the altar, answer only to "Kate" and be on her way to Texas with Tony Donetti-the gorgeous best man! Oh well, what's done is done. She might as well relax and enjoy the ride. Especially because Tony doesn't seem eager to let her go....How To Catch a Groom by Holly JacobsFour moves to matrimonyYes, ladies, it's time to put that plan into action!Step 1: Find an incredibly cute guy, such as Seth Rutherford-scientist, logician, total nonromantic.Step 2: Introduce him to a beautiful, charming female, such as Desi Smith-super-duper wedding coordinator and one huge romantic fool.Step 3: Stand aside and let good ol' nature take its course.Step 4: VoilÃ . One groom who's good to go!
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At least that's what Lee Singer thinks when her parents park their RV behind her home on an extended visit, and do what they don't do best-meddle in her (nonexistent) love life!On the other hand, the man who arrives in town with an adorable infant in tow is infinitely more intriguing. A mature and quite handsome Adam Benton is nothing like the adolescent boy Lee remembers. As Lee helps Adam raise his one-year-old, she realizes it's more than an old kinship she feels with Adam. More than camaraderie...Suddenly three is infinitely better than one-as long as Adam is her partner!
Home isn't a place--it's a feelingBrian Conway is Hayden MacNulty's hero from the start. One Halloween, she knocks on his door, and before long, her puppy love turns serious. His mother, Kathleen, welcomes her with open arms. Brian's house, with its neat shutters and window boxes, isn't just a home. It's family. As the years pass and life pulls them in different directions, Brian remains Hayden's touchstone, her best friend. So how is it that they never seem to get it right when they're together? Not even the child they bring into the world can persuade Hayden to accept Brian's proposals. But a life-altering challenge can change almost anything, and in one special moment Hayden knows it's time to say, 'I do. '
Somewhere in between managing the family business and dealing with out-of-control relatives, Ari Kelly had done something for herself-finished her thesis on stress and phone-answering systems.And now that was causing her more stress than anything else! Because her brilliant thesis had been picked up by the newspapers (yeah!) and had had the facts twisted (uh-oh). Now her phone was ringing off the hook-and a gorgeous hunk was pounding down her door, determined to make her retract her statements about his new answering service.Yep, Ari knew stress. Because just when she'd least expected it, at the very worst possible moment, the guy she'd been waiting for her whole life finally showed up....
Are three people about to get their Christmas wish?When her nephew announces he's going to find his father, Michelle Hamilton never dreams the man's actually going to show up at her door! Only a paternity test will determine whether Daniel McLean has a legitimate claim. But that doesn't stop the much-too-appealing potential dad from throwing Michelle's well-ordered world into upheaval. Daniel is thrilled to discover he might have a son. Now the boy's aunt and legal guardian is making him want even more. And the longer he spends with Michelle, the more Daniel feels he's finally found a place to belong. With the town gearing up for the annual Christmas fair, what better gift could three people give--and receive--than the chance to be a real family?
Prince Antonio Michael Paul Mickovich Dillonetti blew in and out of our ibeloved Perry Square at record speed (three months ago. We all thought he'd come to visit his sweet sister, Parker, but instead he was spotted strolling arm in arm with her best gal pal, Cara Phillips. The quiet bookstore owner might keep it all bottled up but the expressions on both their faces said it all! Well, now the kismet couple is about to be reunited in the future (king's homeland.... And, according to our source, Cara has some "news" that sure explains the king-to-be's swift departure.... __
Princess Marie Anna Parker Mickovich Dillonetti, aka Parker Dillon, may have convinced some folks that she was just a waitress. But no one is buying local private eye Jace O'Donnell's story that protecting the princess is just a job. Not judging by his careful, round-the-clock watch of the pretty, down-to-earth Ms. Dillon (who knew royalty liked pizza and videos!). And though she might be giving him the royal runaround, now that this irresistible investigator is on the case, dare we hope that the runaway princess's wandering days are over?
It's A Time For Giving And Receiving. . . LoveAs if working and raising her family of five--four kids and one demanding cat--isn't enough, Samantha Williams has been volunteered to oversee a Thanksgiving pageant at her kids' school. So a relationship is the last thing on this stretched-too-thin single mother's mind. Until she meets the new interim principal--sexy, single Harry Remington. Her childhood friend. Harry is welcomed into Samantha's home as if he belonged. Being part of her sprawling family--even if it's only temporary--makes him realize how much he misses having a real home. Best of all, he and Samantha are starting to trust each other. How can he say goodbye to all that? How can he leave when he's just found the best reason of all to stay?
Planning the Erie Elementary Valentine's dance is as close as Carly Lewis intends to come to romance. In fact, the once-burned single mom has vowed to stay far away from the flame. Until her shed literally goes up in smoke. And once she meets irresistible Lieutenant Charles Jefferson, that isn't all that's catching fire.... Chuck never thought he'd find a woman willing to share his unpredictable life. Now, with things heating up with the alluring mother of two, this is one dance the dedicated cop doesn't intend to sit out. Can he convince Carly that he's the man worthy of her trust? That he wants her to be his valentine-now and always?
Anna Chapel believes in people. She believes in helping them lead exceptional lives. Now the dedicated life coach wants to do that for different yet special Colm Franklin. If Colm's breath-stopping, overprotective brother, Liam, will let her. But the guilt-ridden computer programmer refuses to believe, To dream. Or could it be Liam simply needs to learn how? Anna's biggest challenge may be ahead: can one woman with a head full of wayward curls and a smile a mile long convince Liam that they have a fighting chance? That, together, they can overcome anything to create a family that's truly one of a kind?
As children. . . During their families' summer vacations, Carolyn Kendal and Stephan Foster were inseparable--running in the hot sand, chasing shadows and building a friendship that would last a lifetime. As teenagers. . . Their friendship turned serious. Carolyn and Stephan found themselves exploring the intensity of first love--even if it was only for the summer. And as adults. . . Carolyn's daughter lies in a hospital bed fighting for her life. Suddenly Stephan is there beside her, offering support, strength--and enough love to last a lifetime of summers. Because when they're together, shadows don't stand a chance. . . do they?
Teacher Eli Cartwright has it all figured out--the career, the reliable boyfriend and the next few dependable decades. Yet life has quite a sense of humor, it seems, since her perfectly ordered existence has been completely upended because Eli is counseling pregnant teens--but now with an unplanned pregnancy of her own!Suddenly Eli is single, terrified...and exuberant. And her colleague, Zac Keller, has never been more attracted to her. But can he convince Eli that life sometimes offers more than one unexpected gift at a time?
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