Rugged, hardworking Sheriff Tucker Malone is as upright as the weather vane on Gertie Anderson's roof! So who better to shelter sweet, virginal Emma -- the amnesiac who surfaced in Storkville without a nickel or last name -- while he investigates her past? Still, the broad-shouldered lawman seems mighty distracted since Emma started spending nights. And he gets downright testy when other males come near Emma and the angelic abandoned twins she's taken under her wing. For a man who's sworn off women and family, Tucker sure is protective of his little brood. And we townsfolk suspect the sheriff hasn't a clue...that Emma and her charges have stolen his heart!
Neil Kane arrived at Walnut River General Hospital to investigate charges of insurance fraud, knowing he'd be greeted as Public Enemy #1. To his surprise, though, he soon discovered an unexpeteced ally in--and an undeniable attraction to--Isobel Suarez. The sexy social worker was unfailingly loyal to the hospital that was being threatened by a hostile takeover--a takeover that Neil was making a reality. Yet the intriguing investigator was a tempation she couldn't resist, and even by-the-book Neil couldn't hide from the sparks they generated. But everything changed once Isobel herself was accused of wrongdoing, and Neil had to decide which was more important: his job. . . or the woman who'd stolen his heart.
She was a struggling single mom falling hard for her handsome, dynamic, unattainable boss. But working for Mac Nightwalker and seeing the honorable man behind the millionaire's cool facade made it difficult for Dina Corcoran to resist him. Yet she hid her feelings and vowed that Mac would never know....Mac's millions and striking Cheyenne heritage made him a target for women's wiles. But Dina and her young son slipped past his defenses. Though he'd decided never to fall in love again, it didn't mean his heart would obey....
Hold on to your Stetsons! A reliable source tells me that Zane Gunther is hiding out in Thunder Canyon. Now the tweets and texts are flying about the music legend and a certain single mom who's having trouble making ends meet... Zane came to the Montana mountain town to escape the paparazzi-and a tragedy he can't forget. But keeping a low profile seems next to impossible, especially once he falls-hard-for local girl Jeannette Williams. Is this cowboy looking to make a home in Thunder Canyon? Stay tuned, loyal readers, to see if Zane is getting ready to propose to the widowed waitress who's already gaga over him...by crooning a love song straight from his heart!
Celeste Wells didn't think twice about becoming a surrogate mom for her twin sister. But when Zoie's marriage ended suddenly, heartbroken Celeste just couldn't let the little girl go. Clay Sullivan's world shattered once his wife walked out on him and their daughter, and Celeste was a reminder of the painful memories the tough survival guide hadbarelysurvived. Yet she was everything her sister wasn't-loyal, loving, committed to the child to whom she'd given birth. Not to mention the attraction that sizzled between them the moment they came face-to-face at their fifteen-year reunion! Would falling for Celeste be making the same mistake twice. . . ;or giving Abby the mother she was always meant to have?
READY-MADE FAMILY NEEDS TENDER LOVING CARE... Healing children was her life, her passion...all she needed. Until sexy single father Rafe Pierson brought his daughter to her rustic ranch. The solemn little girl longed for a mother, and Shannon Collins suddenly longed to be a mother. But being Janine's mother meant being Rafe's wife...and the deputy district attorney had made it clear he never intended to marry again. Shannon taught his grief-stricken daughter to live again and gave him back the sweet sound of his little girl's laughter. Then Shannon challenged Rafe to want more. She challenged him to open his own aching heart and ask for more from life--from her--than just fleeting pleasure....
Long before Melanie Carlotti met the flesh-and-blood man, she'd memorized Zack Morgan's handsome, tormented features from her dreams. For the operation that had saved her sight had given her memories of another woman's family....From the moment Zack hired her to decorate his business suites, she'd planned to tell him who she was. But best intentions bailed when she searched his shadowed eyes, kissed his commanding lips. And when his sweet baby sought comfort in her arms, Melanie nearly forgot the secret she'd vowed to reveal. A revelation she suddenly feared would cause Zack to send her away...before she knew why a stranger's gift had wedded their fates.
Years ago, Hunter Coleburn hadn't been worthy of blue-blooded Eve Ruskin. But he'd risen above his humble beginnings to become a successful attorney. Yet power and wealth hadn't diminished his ardor for the vulnerable beauty. So when Eve needed to marry to keep her inheritance, Hunter couldn't resist her proposition. Though he planned to claim Eve as his wife in every way, he vowed to keep an ironclad grip on his heart. But when Eve looked at him with her shy smile and her love-lit eyes, Hunter found his resolve weakening with every passing moment....
When Slade Coleburn seeks shelter in the middle of a raging snowstorm and knocks on Emily Lawrence's door, he never expects to find a beautiful, widowed mother-to-be. The sexy cowboy also never expects to fall in love. But as everyone knows, the course of true love never runs smooth!
Do you take this stranger?WHAT THE MILLIONAIRE RANCHER WANTED: TO BE LEFT ALONE...AND UNATTACHED. WHAT HE RECEIVED: A VERY BEAUTIFUL...VERY PREGNANT...BRIDE-TO-BE!She had given him her virginity, but Jud Whitmore had never expected to see sweet Mariah Roswell again. Then she appeared on his ranch and announced she was carrying his baby. Jud believed in honor, in duty, just not in love. He would marry her and give their child his name, but he would not succumb to his overpowering need to take Mariah as his bride in every way. For that untamable desire might prove his heart's undoing....Three wealthy cousins. Three lovely strangers. Three marriages to last a lifetime.
Vince Rossi would do anything for the adorable orphaned baby left in his care. Problem was, the one doctor suitable to help him was Tessa McGuire--his ex-wife. He had spent years trying to forget the only woman he'd ever loved and the tragedy that had torn their lives apart. And as if things weren't complicated enough, Tessa was more alluring than Vince remembered. Watching her hold his infant son brought back memories of the passion they shared and the love they'd lost. Could one little baby heal their broken hearts and give them a second chance to become a family--this time, forever?
Gina Foster was the perfect answer to Clay McCormick's inheritance woes, but her sincere "I do" raised a whopper of a new quandary. When the Alaskan night turns twenty hours long, how does a newlywed husband possibly resist his very convenient, much younger wife? Answer: he can't. So inevitably, the handsome Northman swept the willing virgin into his strong arms-and to their marriage bed. But now passion's floodgates were wide open and Clay had to halt the free flow of emotion before he was a lost man...a married man...her forever man!
Hitched for love-or business? Find out as Karen Rose Smith returns to Rust Creek Falls in the latest installment of the Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys! Rust Creek Ramblings It seems as if all we've been hearing about these days in Rust Creek Falls is folks falling in love and getting engaged. But this latest one tops them all. Dr. Brooks Smith, our favorite veterinarian, the most confirmed bachelor in all of Montana, is taking himself a bride! The fact that he has chosen Jasmine "Jazzy" Cates, his new assistant, a visitor from Thunder Canyon, is only fueling speculation. Rumors are this "love match" is really just a business proposition, but sweet Jazzy may have something more in mind. Can she turn her convenient husband's wedding fever into a lifelong condition?
Family in Training? Only an emergency could bring on-call pediatrician Kaitlyn Foster to Adam Preston's house. But the man who opens the door-with a crying infant on his shoulder-is a world away from the globe-trotting bachelor whose kisses still burn in her memory. And he's in desperate need of her baby expertise! Adam can't believe the Mommy Club volunteer is the gorgeous blonde who's been haunting his fantasies for almost a year. The baby doc couldn't have come at a better time. The environmental scientist is used to traveling to remote corners of the world, not acting as stand-in father to his two-month-old niece. But Kaitlyn's already working her magic on both of them. Is Adam finally ready to put down roots with the woman who's carved a permanent place in his heart?
Dr. Jared Madison would risk almost anything for his adorable twin girls. Problem was, what theyreallyneeded was a mother's loving touch-and the green-eyed Texan was still too wounded by the past to take a chance on romance. Until the curvaceous charms of his new nurse began to cast their spell on his heart!Emily Diaz became a lifeline to Jared during a crisis, and her warmth started to work magic on his small family. But she had secrets of her own, and no longer believed in fairy tales. Could Jared be the Prince Charming who would help Emily get over her troubled past-and find the happily-ever-after they both deserved?
"Married in Whitehorn" by Susan MalleryDuty-bound to protect pregnant amnesiac Angela Sheppard, Deputy Sheriff Shane McBride swore he'd never give his heart. Yet, soon he hungered to call the attractive widow his own. Was it possible a wedding-with baby!-was due for Whitehorn's brooding man in blue?"Born in Whitehorn" by Karen HughesDr. Jeremy Winters discovered he was a daddy when he came to beautiful Leah Nighthawk's rescue and delivered their tiny twins. And though the hard-hearted doctor would never deny his babies a daddy this Christmas, would he give Leah the gift of his love?
"I didn't know she was pregnant when I left!"Dr. Gavin Bradley was back for one reason: Jessie Windsor. The bachelor had never forgotten his first love, or the night of passion they'd shared. But it seemed Jessie had forgotten to tell him about one important thing--his daughter. . . .
SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH HER SEXY, MUCH OLDER BOSS...He was tall, dark and a hunk-typical reasons why Jed Sawyer was the talk of the town. And Nurse Brianne Barrington was the latest victim of his lethal charm. But while Brianne had a bad case of "my-Mr. Right syndrome," the jaded older man was suffering from "can't commit-itis."Jed knew better than to take what Brianne was offering. Besides, he'd vowed never to let anyone unshackle the chains around his heart. So how had a woman who believed in church weddings, white gowns and forever made mincemeat of his grand plan to keep things between them strictly professional?
LovingTheBossMEMOTo: The Single Women in the OfficeFrom: Olivia McGovern, Expectant Mom-to-BeRe: Guess What Happened at the Company Christmas Party?Yes, I am pregnant! Thanks to a passionate encounter during the company Christmas party, I'm expecting jet-setting bachelor Lucas Hunter's child. And he doesn't even seem to remember our one night together. Nevertheless, Lucas insists on marriage-for the baby's sake! But how can I convince him to bring love into this relationship and make our family a true one?Six friends dream of marrying their bosses in this delightful new series.Watch for Molly's story in March.
The sheriff knows he should stay away from his pretty and pregnant neighbor - he's not the husband and father type. But delivering her baby changes everything...
I Pregnant, alone and in labor, Risa Parker's heart soared when dark and intense Simon Blackstone swept her into his arms. After all, he promised that with him she and her tiny daughter would be safe-and ithey were....Although the gruff sheriff insisted he was only doing his duty as lawman and neighbor, he couldn't deny the bond being forged-a bond of tenderness and unwilling attraction. When had this loner who'd sworn off love and commitment started to cherish cradling an infant-and wondering what it would be *like to hold Risa closely once more...?
"WILL YOU MARRY ME?" Those were the words Jenny Farber had always longed to hear Zack Decker say. But marrying him would have meant leaving the only home she'd ever really known. So instead of following her high school sweetheart to L. A. , she stayed on at his family's ranch, training the horses she adored. Zack never knew about the secret she carried...or how much she still loved him. Until a near-tragedy brought him home again.... Fifteen years ago, Jenny broke Zack's heart. Seeing her again rekindles all the sweet passion they once shared. But Zack came home to Miners Bluff only to deal with a family crisis-then he's pulling up stakes again. So why is Jenny making him dream of settling down in the one place he'd vowed to leave forever?
Do you take this stranger? Three wealthy cousins. Three lovely strangers. Three marriages to last a lifetime. What Prince Charming wanted: to disguise his millionaire status What he received: His very own Cinderella bride Tycoon Luke Hobart hadn't come to Oak Corners to find a wife! He wanted only to get away from his stifling family fortune and be treated like a regular guy. So he traded his suit and tie for hard hat and jeans. But Luke ran into a little detour along the way--beautiful muffin maker Becca Jacobs. Could this Cindrella in disguise and her magical kisses bring this high-powered playboy the fairy-tale family of his dreams?
After one torrid night at their high school reunion, Riley O'Rourke thought his torch for Brenna McDougall had finally been extinguished. But after she appeared on his doorstep-with his infant son, no less!-it was clear that the flames of passion sizzled hotter than ever.Brenna knew that Riley was all wrong for her. But one encounter with her secret love plunged her back into his life for keeps. She hadn't bargained on their long-muffled chemistry being as explosive as ever. Or that the old feud still simmering between his family and hers could threaten their new family...and their rekindled romance!
FAMILY BONDS AND MESSAGES OF LOVEWhile Red Rock, Texas-beloved hometown of the celebrated Fortune family-prepares for its annual Spring Fling dance, three compelling couples discover the joy and passion of falling in love...Despite their long-standing feud and the town's annoying matchmaking efforts, rival business associates can't keep their hands off each other in SECRET KISSES by Ann MajorAfter surviving a robbery, a bank teller realizes that love is all that matters and confesses her secret desire for a courageous cop in HIDDEN HEARTS by Christine RimmerMarried for several years, a husband and wife who've drifted apart find the magic of spring breathing new life into their troubled relationship in DREAM MARRIAGE by Karen Rose Smith
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