AND DADDY MAKES FIVEEvery woman at the Fuzzy Bunny Day Care Center secretly longed for handsome David Montgomery to look their way. But there was only one female in the single dad's life-his little girl, Sarah Ann-until he lost his memory in an accident and winsome mother of two Patty Clark made him an offer he couldn't refuse.Between her three-year-old and her infant daughter, Sophia, Patty never had a dull moment. But how could the day-care worker turn her back on this irresistible father and his adorable child? Having a man like David around the house was setting off the kinds of erotic sparks that made this single mom long to turn a temporary arrangement into a family for life....
Mr. NovemberName: Forrest MacAllister-confirmed bachelor/family manMarital Status: Single (but who needed a wife with all the MacAllister babies around?)Honors: MacAllister family Baby Bet ChampionThe most important thing in Forrest's busy life was his family and their quirky traditions, from angels-and-elves assignments to complicated Baby Bets. Until his very pregnant, matchmaking sister asked him to take on a special assignment...Jillian Jones-Jenkins.One look at the sexy brunette had Forrest thinking about things he never thought possible...like brides and babies and happily ever after. Unfortunately, the lady in question had a project of her own-getting Forrest MacAllister married...but not to her!
THE MAN ON THE BEDROOM FLOOR... was straight out of Kathy Maxwell's dream. But she could only stare at the lone Apache, wearing nothing but formfitting buckskins and a scowl, who rose to stand at the foot of her bed. "I am Dakota," he said. "Why have you brought me to this strange place?" Kathy was astonished at the sight before her. Somehow during the night the Native American dreamcatcher that hung above her bed had snuck into her sleep, stolen her dream man out of the 1870s and transported him here, into her present-day bedroom! Gee whiz, what was a twentieth-century girl to do?
When she needed a strong shoulder, a sounding board or a champion, he was the man for the job. The bond of friendship between Richard MacAllister and Brenda Henderson was unbreachable.Then they shared one night together.Weeks later, Brenda discovered she was expecting. And, oddly, Richard seemed ecstatic. Willing-even eager-to announce her pregnancy to the world. But his enthusiasm seemed centered on the baby, not on Brenda. Sure, she was this man's best friend, the mother of his child...but would she ever be the wife he loved?
No one keeps secrets from Death in this bold new collection by bestselling authorsJOAN ELLIOTT PICKARTJUSTINE DAVISJACKIE MERRITTA powerful man is murdered in his home, and not even his wealth and privilege can hide the trail of scandal he left behind. A scandal that is about to be unmasked by Chicago's top agencies....Reunited over a corpse, forensics detective Josh Benton and medical examiner Maggie Sutter discovered foul play-and a simmering attraction underlying their long-term alliance....Darien Wilson was made for marriage-not murder investigations. But since Detective Colin Waters was forced to accept her as his partner, he was also forced to accept that she was a damn good detective. And one hell of a lover...Jennifer Anderson shared one passion-filled night with district attorney Evan Stone. Little did she know he'd be her next assignment, or that she would be following the sexy prosecutor all the way to the final verdict-of father-to-be.
Wedding planner Maggie Jenkins did not want to marry, but Luke St. John was determined to convince her to marry him by Christmas.
Five extraordinary siblings. One dangerous past. Unlimited potential.Fans of "Heroes" and "The X-Files" will be unable to resist the mysteries of Family Secrets! This third and final collection contains books 9-12: Blind Attraction by Myrna Mackenzie, The Parker Project by Joan Elliott Pickart, The Insider by Ingrid Weaver and Check Mate by Beverly Barton.
Three unsuspecting men are about to embrace fatherhood! And it all starts with the Baby Bet. . .
Three unsuspecting men are about to embrace fatherhood! And it all starts with the Baby Bet. . .
Determined to foil the town matchmakers, Lindsey Patterson and Cable Montana agreed to act as lovers. And happily, the casseroles, cookies, "courtesy" visits and phone calls stopped coming. But they hadn't foreseen their plan's glaring glitch: falling for each other. Their passion was genuine, their feelings mutual. And jaded Cable discovered that even he had the capacity to love again. But Lindsey was another matter. To get to the heart of her resistance, first he would need to learn her deepest secrets.... Silhouette Special Edition #1377
Mom RequiredBefore Joey, his culinary repertoire was comprised of bad scrambled eggs, his spare bedrooms gathered dust and the master bedroom seemed destined to remain mistress-less. But when his nephew became his 24/7 responsibility literally overnight, Mark Chandler knew things had to change. And he needed help.Cedar Kennedy cured troubled kids, a reputation that prompted Mark to seek out the psychologist. Ordinarily their paths never would have crossed, she the silk-and-suits-wearing doctor, he the dusty-jeans-wearing construction-company owner. But Mark knew Cedar was the one.The one to help Joey face his fears. The one to make their house a home-if only he could get the good doctor to break her rules...and battle her own demons.
Years have gone by, but I've never forgotten David Westport. His skill on the playing field-his star quality-was legendary. However, his heart belonged to a girl named Sandra. It was too bad they dropped out before graduation to become parents, yet they appeared to have built a good life. But I wonder, does David regret the choices he made? Judging from the shadows in Sandra's eyes, it would seem so. Too bad David is blind to all that he has. I had such hopes for them.Perhaps a blast from the past could open David's eyes to the wonderful things in his life...and all that a man can do with the right woman by his side!
SINCLAIR'S SLEEPING BEAUTYJanice Jennings refused to be any man's "trophy" ever again. So she hid behind drab duds and think glasses. And the camoflauge worked. Not one man looked beneath the surface to discover the woman inside. Until Mr. Sinclair came along...Tayor Sinclair was sophisticated, sexy, irresistible. Janice was sure he'd had his share of beauties, and had broken a number of hearts. But something about Sinclair just didn't jibe. He didn't mind her plain appearance; he wanted to kiss her, hold her, drab duds and all! Once, she would have believed Taylor was too good to be true. Dare she trust her heart now?Best buddies find their bachelor days numbered in bestselling author Joan Elliot Pickart's engaging new series:The Bachelor Bet
SOMETHING ABOUT JOE...Tall, dark...and arrogant—that was Polly Chapman's first impression of Joe Dillon. But then she took a closer look. Born with a sterling-silver spoon in his mouth, Joe chose instead to live modestly among the inner-city kids he taught...and took under his broad, protective wing. Drop-dead gorgeous, he had his pick of women...but he chose to pursue Polly, who considered herself well out of his league. Because Joe wasn't a man she could kiss, cuddle, then walk away from. He was her dream come true, and Polly didn't trust in dreams anymore.But then, she'd never met a guy like Joe before....
FIRST COME TWINS...THEN COMES MARRIAGE?Caitlin Cunningham was about to make the most heart-wrenching decision of her life. Thanks to a bureaucratic mix-up at the Chinese orphanage, this fiercely independent single mom had to choose between two orphaned sisters. The situation seemed hopeless. Until another solution presented itself-marrying fellow traveler Matt MacAllister!The temporary marriage was supposed to solve her dilemma, but it left Caitlin more conflicted than ever. A man as driven by his work as Matt MacAllister could never be a family man. And yet his kisses and quiet strength told Caitlin that Matt was a man worth fighting for. Could she now make Matt see that he'd never find fulfillment...without her by his side?
DR. GALAHADShe'd awakened to find mesmerizing dark eyes regarding her with concern, and strong, sheltering arms quick to comfort. This man was her hero, her healer and a complete stranger. Just as she was to herself!She could remember nothing. Not her name. Nor where she called home. Her past had been erased, while her life seemed to begin the moment Dr. Ben Rizzoli rescued her. Though there was an irresistible attraction between them, the dashing doctor held his emotions in check. As though he was keeping some deep, dark secret. As though he was desperately afraid of falling in love....Best buddies find their bachelor days numbered in bestselling author Joan Elliot Pickart's engaging new series:The Bachelor Bet
THE SINGLE MOM AND THE SEXY M. D. Mark Maxwell, now standing before his childhood sweetheart Emily MacAllister, was a drop-dead-handsome, successful doctor. Certainly no match for a single mom with twenty pounds to lose and clothing that resembled a walking rummage sale. A woman who lacked the confident poise to move in his sophisticated circle. . . ;At least, that's what Emily thought until Mark gathered her in his strong embrace. His tender kisses melted away all her insecurities and emboldened her with a womanly desire. Emily wanted to believe that all things were possible. But would her fourteen-year-old secret cost them this second chance at love?
THE WRANGLER, THE RICH GIRL...AND THE MISSING BRIDE-TO-BEMan-of-the-land Max Carter didn't care for the pampered princess who came searching for her brother's intended bride. Besides, he didn't know where his cousin Sabrina was. But when socialite Josie Wentworth fell and got amnesia, he suddenly became her keeper-and her lover....Max couldn't resist the temptation. And he couldn't believe Josie's transformation. She actually seemed to love working the land, riding the range...and cuddling in his arms. Max knew he owed Josie the truth, but he feared losing her-and the child she now carried....A wealthy dynasty...a bride on the run. For fast-paced excitement by five fabulous authors...FOLLOW THAT BABY next month in Silhouette Romance.
A ROYAL AWAKENINGBorn a triplet-and eternally uncertain of her individual identity-Alice MacAllister avoided family gatherings like the plague. Until duty demanded she attend a two-week wedding party, complete with visiting royalty.There, Alice met handsome, irreverent royal Brent Bardow, who tickled her funny bone, seduced her out of her shell and almost made her believe she could find herself in his blue, blue eyes. Well, what the heck? For two short weeks they could laugh, love and ignore the future they'd never have. But running out of time, Alice couldn't help wondering what it would be like to be this magnificent man's royal bride....
MRS. MARSHALL...AGAIN?The stranger at her door swore he was family, brother to the man who'd broken her heart and left her pregnant with twins. Before long, Uncle Mack had won her daughters' affection...and made Heather feel like a woman. But experience had taught her that to love was to lose, and though Mack wanted to form family ties, he didn't seem the type to stay....He was world famous...wined and dined beautiful women. She wore secondhand clothes, pinched every penny and hadn't dated in years. They couldn't be more different. Yet irresistibly they were drawn to each other. But Heather had traveled this road once before with a Marshall. Was Mack certain heartbreak...or the husband of her dreams?
COURTING CAROLYN...Adoption specialist Carolyn St. John had given up on ever holding her own baby. For Carolyn knew the handicap that distanced her from others barred a future for her and any man. And then she met Ryan Sharpe....The architect was blatantly masculine, sexy and...downright irresistible. As a member of the extended, loving MacAllister family, Ryan seemed to have everything he needed. Including his pick of gorgeous women. But his passionate pursuit of her and his searing kisses told Carolyn that he wanted only her. Dare Carolyn believe he'd still want her when he learned her secret?
TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY....Marriage and babies weren't what Andrea Cunningham wanted-but Brandon Hamilton was. The gregarious hotel owner had a head for business, a body for loving...and a heart as warm and welcoming as his strong embrace. Like Andrea, he knew two weeks was too little time to understand what was happening between them. But unlike Andrea, he was starting to want all the things she resisted.Andrea had thought these stolen weeks with Brandon would make for beautiful memories. But somehow her heart and soul had been tamed by the tall, dark bachelor for whom memories were not enough....Best buddies find their bachelor days numbered in bestselling author Joan Elliot Pickart's engaging new seriesThe Bachelor Bet
That's My Baby! TEXAS BABY! When Margaret Madison cuddled little Alison in her arms, she knew she wanted to be this needy child's mother. It didn't matter that she'd just turned forty-six. It didn't matter that she'd just married off her other "baby." But it did matter that she'd just fallen in love with the most eligible bachelor in Texas. Because Gibson McKinley, the man who'd courted her, kissed her, made her feel desirable again, had vowed never to remarry, let alone become some Texas toddler's daddy.... THAT'S MY BABY! Sometimes bringing up baby can bring surprises...and showers of love!
FAMILY MEN CITY GIRL MEETS TEXAS RANCHER Reporter Amy Madison had one week to interview honest-to-goodness Texas rancher Blue Bishop. Unfortunately, the ornery cowboy wasn't what she expected. At first, he seemed to resent her probing questions, then he began asking his own...and all involved marriage-and babies.... Blue had been searching for a wife when Amy arrived. Though she claimed she had it all as an independent career woman, Blue thought she needed the love of a good man. And he had less than a week to convince this unmarriage-minded lady he was the husband of her dreams! FAMILY MEN. Tux, Bram, Blue and Gib are four unforgettable men with love as endless as the Texas sky, just waiting for women special enough to win their hearts!
THE WIFE HUNTGlory Carson couldn't believe she'd actually agreed to sexy Texan Bram Bishop's unorthodox proposition. For two weeks she would "act" as Bram's wife so the determined wanna-be-groom could learn the husband ropes and lasso himself a real bride. Glory herself had no intention of ever getting married. As a marriage counselor, she was only in this ruse for its research value-certainly not because she found the blue-eyed, blue-collar Bram husband material. And although she thought she'd conveyed this loud and clear, she never counted on Bram's love of a challenge!FAMILY MENTux, Bram, Blue and Gib are four unforgettable men with love as endless as the Texas sky, just waiting for women special enough to win their hearts!
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