Silas Garrett has done the math. This widowed father knows that his two wonderful young sons deserve all of his hardworking heart. Still, the handsome accountant can't help but notice the carefree new nanny... But for Jewel Jasper, family equals trouble. She is not going to follow in her mother's reckless footsteps, chasing romance no matter what the risk. The pretty nanny has her own career to consider, and her tall, dark employer is not part of her plan. The heart has its own logic, though, and with two adorable tykes to bind them, the calculus just may add up to love.
A MARRIAGE TO FIGHT FOR... For years, Nancy Shapiro had a secret crush on gorgeous, wealthy Rod Braden, but Nancy knew she had nothing in common with the strong, silent, single dad. Until the night she offered him a little coffee and kindness--and they wound up making a baby! Responsible Rod was prepared to offer his home and his name to Nancy. But he never anticipated that his bride would blast through all his defenses. Could Rod convince Nancy that a marriage born of honor was now his heart's desire?
Kevin Vaccaro just found out he was a father. . . of a five-month-old! He'd put up a hell of a fight to overcome his troubled past. That was nothing compared to the battle he was about to wage for his child's future. Julianne McCabe had no intention of giving up her sister's child--the child she loved as her own--without a fight. Yet that was before Kevin started bonding with his daughter. Before he awoke feelings that made the grieving widow long to share more than late-night feedings. But was she ready to risk her heart again to be the wife Kevin needed? To become the family they both wanted?
It was bad enough that her partners left shy store owner Dana Malone to scout new retail space with devastatingly handsome Realtor C. J. Turner. Then - wham! - her way-out wayward cousin literally left a baby on Dana's doorstep, and a birth certificate listing C. J. as the father. Raising her ultracute nephew was a dream come true, and as she and C. J. shared baby duties and close quarters until paternity was established, Dana kept her cool. But every time the commitment-phobe looked at Dana, the yearning in his deep blue eyes provoked a meltdown. Would what started as a small step for Dana's store turn into a giant leap for Dana's love life?
A SECOND CHANCE IN THE SADDLE All widowed veterinarian Zach Talbot wants is to raise his two boys in the peace and quiet of his New Mexico town. Who'd have thought that being roped into helping a woman choose a horse for her son would upend the single father's whole world? Except ex-actress and rodeo rider Mallory Keyes isn't just any woman. With its wide-open spaces and sky that goes on forever, Whispering Pines is the ideal temporary haven after the accident that changed Mallory's life forever. Falling for the sexy, caring man who found the perfect palomino for her eleven-year-old wasn't in her short- or long-term plans. Zach's also determined to get Mallory back in the saddle. Can she return the favor by helping to heal the still-grieving vet's heart?
Reunions abound this holiday season in these two stories! Christmas in Hawthorn Bay Mayor Nora Carson knows that council's plans for the Killian mansion will attract the last person she wants to see: Jack Killian. Run out of town in high school, Jack is back to protect his turf-but he'll find Nora's eleven-year-old secret. She can't tell him how she became a single mother. Or why her son has the Killians' blue eyes... Husband Under Construction When life gets topsy-turvy, Roxie Ducharme seeks refuge in the New Mexico town she left years before. But as she renovates her uncle's home, she faces an unforeseen obstacle: contractor Noah Garrett. He's as alluring as he once was. Too bad he doesn't want the house and kids of Roxie's dreams. Or will she change his mind?
His daughter's birth made him a father. Becoming a daddy would take a bit longer. . . Connecticut mogul Grant Braeburn never thought he was father material, even though his nearly four-year-old daughter should have convinced him otherwise. But then his ex-wife's death made him Haley's permanent parent. Her only parent. He needed help, in a hurry. It came in the form of Mia Vaccaro, the lively, lovely party planner who had been his ex-wife's best friend. Mia was the only one who could touch Haley's broken heart. And, Grant was becoming increasingly aware, his as well. . .
All Ryder Caldwell wanted was to be Melanie Duncan's protector-until those feelings turned into something stronger, forcing him to end their relationship before they made a mistake. But how could he have predicted that his rejection would send Melanie running into his brother's arms? And result in a baby?Now, ten years later, Mel has come home-and she's not alone. She was always the woman Ryder couldn't forget-and now she's accompanied by the child he hadn't known existed. And suddenly the good doctor can see everything he's been searching his whole life to find...right in his own backyard....
At thirty-one, widow Galen Granata was a veteran of such an unhappy marriage that she had never dared to long for what every woman dreamed of. Like a man to love... and children. So she' d built a wall around herself that no one had even tried to penetrate. Until Del Farentino. And then Galen found herself face-to-face with the enormously attractive widower-- and his deaf little girl. Wendy might not be able to talk in the conventional way, but she-- and her sexy single father-- were speaking to Galen in a way that no one else ever had. Could she find the courage to accept everything they offered?
Jenna Stanton had raised her niece, Blair, from birth, with nary a clue as to who the child's father was. Until now-when the piece of paper in her hand led her to the inexplicably attractive grouchy ex-cop Hank Logan. How could she tell Hank that her daughter was his? And more important, should she?The former detective in him told Hank that the pretty widow and the smart-mouth kid were in town for more than just the local scenery. But to say he was floored to find out the truth wasn't even close. Because in Blair and Jenna he was offered a chance to assume the two roles in life he'd sworn he would never take on. Father. And husband.
Scott Fortune was a vice president, a man of action, a man not used to feeling powerless. But in one terrifying moment, a freak tornado had taken down the Red Rock airport, leaving Scott trapped beneath the rubble. Fate had stranded him with quirky, unforgettable Christina Hastings, and in those death-defying moments, the wealthy bachelor fell in love.A snack-bar waitress with a heartbreaking past, Christina knew better than to believe in fairy tales. She'd found safety, even passion, in Scott's strong arms, but happy endings just didn't happen to a girl like her-especially with a man like Scott. Yet she was finding it harder and harder to resist the Southern gentleman's many charms....
Tony Vaccaro had been part of Lili Szabo's life since she was a lovesick teenager with a major-league crush. Now the high school athlete was a widowed single dad with a trio of energetic little girls relying on him--and no time for romance. Little Lili had grown up! Fourteen years ago, she was like a cute kid sister. Now she had the potential to be so much more. But a shocking secret was about to split Tony's world apart. The question was, could he count on Lili to pick up the pieces?
Hiring Patrick Shaughnessy to landscape her new inn was strictly a business arrangement. Until April Ross got to know the war-scarred single father...and his irrepressible little girl. Patrick made it clear he wasn't looking for romance. Neither was April. But could she make him see that some risks were worth taking?The lively, widowed blonde might be the most tempting woman Patrick had ever known, but the returning vet knew a happy ending wasn't in the cards. Still, that was before April started working her magic on his daughter...and on him. Maybe this Christmas was a time for new beginnings-if Patrick had the courage to go with the powerful feelings April had awakened in him....
You can take the girl out of Queens...Or can you? Because for five years, fashion assistant Ellie Levine was taking a halfhearted stab at it, commuting to Manhattan by day, trying desperately to keep secret her outerborough existence-that accent, that hair...that daughter. Until the day fate landed her back in her Richmond Hill neighborhood 24/7, the very place she'd sworn to escape.Now she has a business to run there-not the business she had in mind, perhaps, but a business nonetheless. And the boy next door, who for years had been the married-man-next-door, is suddenly available. And interested?Maybe there really is no place like home. So even if you can take the girl out of Queens, would you?
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Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes:FORTUNE'S PERFECT VALENTINE The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortune's Childrenby Stella BagwellComputer programmer Vivian Blair believes the secret to a successful marriage is compatibility, while her boss, Wes Robinson, thinks passion's the only ingredient in a romance. When she develops a matchmaking app and challenges him to use it, which one will prove the other right…and find true love?A SOLDIER'S PROMISE Wed in the West by Karen TempletonFormer soldier Levi Talbot returns to Whispering Pines, New Mexico, to make good on his promise to look after his best friend's family. The last thing he expects is to fall in love with his pal's widow, Valerie Lopez. Now, Levi's in for the battle of his life--one he's determined to win.WAKING UP WED Sugar Falls, Idaho by Christy JeffriesWhen old friends Kylie Chatterson and Drew Gregson wake up in Las Vegas with matching wedding bands, all they want to say is "I don't!" But when they're forced to live together and care for Drew's twin nephews, they realize married life might be the happy ending they'd both always dreamed of. Look for Harlequin Special Edition's February 2016 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
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Truck-stop waitress Luanne Evans had known the customer who wound up in her trailer one night was not exactly one of the local boys. As to who he was, she didnt care. For when he was gone, she would have nothing but memories. Or so she thought. . . . Prince Aleksander Vlastos had run out on Luanne eleven years ago, and hed lived with regret ever since. But regret wasnt the only thing hed left behind. There was a ten-year-old child - the heir to Aleks throne. Luanne had had him for ten years, and now it was his turn. She owed him. And hed come to collect. . . .
When her life went topsy-turvy, Roxie Ducharme sought temporary refuge in the small New Mexico town she'd left years before. But as she plunged into renovating her uncle's home as an antidote to heartbreak, she faced an unforeseen obstacle: contractor Noah Garrett still as alluring and unattainable as he'd been years before. Noah's love-'em-and-leave-'em exterior belied a hardworking, responsible man one who made every inch of Roxie's skin prickle with desire. And to Noah's surprise, Roxie haunted his every waking moment. But Noah had no desire for the white picket fence, the house, the kids of Roxie's dreams. Could he come to terms with happily ever after before Roxie left his life forever?
IN ONE MOMENT, THEIR LIVES HAD CHANGED FOREVER...There weren't many things a man felt he could count on, but Darryl Andrews had always been sure of his place in the world, with his wife, Faith, by his side. They'd been just kids themselves when they married, but now, five children later, he thought they'd seen it all. And then the tornado hit. They were grateful to have survived. Still, things didn't seem right.Could their rock-solid marriage actually be faltering? Suddenly Darryl was sure of only one thing: He had to fight for Faith's love.
In the space of a few hours, thirty-year-old Ginger Petrocelli had gone from bride-to-be to bride-who-never-was. So here she sat, alone in her cramped apartment, wedding crinolines askew, drowning her sorrows in a hundred-dollar bottle of Veuve Cliquot, when her doorbell rang. And her trip to hell in a handbasket was about to escalate.At the door: Nick, Ginger's "first." Only, he's a police officer now, and he wants to find out what she knows about her M.I.A. congressman fiancé. When was the last time she'd seen him? She'd better not leave town....And the spiral continues: her cozy little sublet (really, she liked having her shower in the kitchen) is about to be yanked away, and the prestigious little design firm where she works is about to go belly-up. So what's a girl to do?Her answer, born of desperation: move in with her crazy, widowed mother-who Ginger claims sucks the life force out of every creature within one city block of her-and her grandmother, who spends much of her day engaged in heated arguments with her dead husband.Well, it's a plan. But bizarrely, as the summer progresses, her eccentric but lovable relatives give her the courage to make choices based on what she wants, not what she wants to avoid.
Maid of honor at her cousins' double wedding is as close as Blythe Broussard plans to get to tying the knot again. But Wes Phillips refuses to take "I won't" for an answer. The widowed Maryland congressman is passionately campaigning for a date with the once-burned D.C. designer. And Wes's eleven-year-old son just joined the race.Getting reelected isn't as important as winning Blythe's trust and convincing the guarded beauty to take a shot at love...even if her scandalous past threatens to derail Wes's political future. His future with Blythe comes first-if they're both willing to risk their hearts for a second chance that's worth fighting for.
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