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?
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?
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. . . .
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...
"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!
"A cozy blend of murder and romance. A fun read--with recipes!" --Laura Levine Welcome to Kismet, PA, where home stager Caprice De Luca helps her clients shine in a lackluster real estate market--and where someone may only be in the market for murder. . . Caprice De Luca has successfully parlayed her skills as an interior designer into a thriving home staging business. So when her old high school friend Roz Winslow asks her to spruce up her mess of a mansion to perk up a slow buyer's market, Caprice is more than happy to share her skills. But when Roz's husband Ted is found skewered by one of his sword room's prized possessions, it appears the Winslows may have a few skeletons in their palatial closets. With the stage set for murder, Caprice will discover she can track down an antique tapestry and a cold-blooded killer with equal aplomb--as long as she's not the next victim. . . "A fascinating inside look at the art of home-staging--but did I mention it's also an elegantly crafted murder mystery featuring an irresistible sleuth?" --Leslie Meier
With three kids to care for and two jobs to make ends meet, the last thing on Angela Schumacher's mind was a relationship. And then Santa delivered the perfect man to her door. . . . Football coach David Moore agreed to be a "big brother" to Angela's troubled older son, but he didn't anticipate falling hard for the boy's beautiful mom. As the holidays approached and their romance heated up, David knew Angela was torn between family duty and heart's desire--but was he willing to wait for her to make up her mind? After all, love was waiting under the tree, if only Angela could reach out and grab it!
WHEN FAMILY MATTERSAs a child, Adam Bartlett's not-so-loving adoptive family forced him to erect impenetrable walls around his heart...until blond beauty Leigh Peters came along and started knocking them down. But just when those walls had all but disappeared, Leigh ended their budding relationship, crushing Adam's already fragile heart....Nearly ten years later, Adam's success as a CEO paled in comparison to the news he could potentially save the life of the young half brother he never knew existed. Then Adam learned Nurse Leigh Peters was handling the family's case, and long-buried memories came flooding back. But would Adam risk using this coincidence as the second chance to secure a once-in-a-lifetime passion?
After fourteen years, Gina Rigoletti had finally returned to Sagebrush, ready to start a new life as the town's first baby development specialist--and finally forget her haunted past.Then Logan Barnes walked back into her life....Desperate to help his baby, Logan had no choice but to turn to Gina and her expertise. The sexy widower wasn't sure he wanted to put his trust--or his son--in the hands of the woman who'd once broken his heart. But seeing little Daniel in Gina's capable arms slowly melted the barriers he'd put up, and made him wonder if her homecoming might be the second chance he'd always longed for....
Hot as a Texas summer one minute, vulnerable, sweet and down-to-earth the next, all supermodel Gabriella McCord needed right now was a little space after a scorching breakup. It was bodyguard Rafe Balthazar's job to provide just that during her assignment in Dallas. But peace and quiet weren't in the cards. . . because no one got her pulse racing quite like Rafe. In Gabby, Rafe discovered a woman as multifaceted as the diamonds she'd been hired to promote. But this former Secret Service agent didn't like mixing business and pleasure, especially with paparazzi tracking their every move. What would it take for him to let down his guard and let Gabby into his heart?
THE REBIRTH OF ROMANCE...When former hostage negotiator Jake Galeno returned to Santa Fe, he never expected to wind up on Tori Phillips's doorstep. Now a successful art dealer, Tori was as desirable as Jake remembered-and the chemistry they shared was combustible.Rugged and handsome, Jake took Tori's breath away, just as he'd done at her senior prom. But Tori was about to adopt a baby boy and become a single mom. She had no room for another male in her life, especially not with the baggage Jake was carrying. Or did she?
In the first book of her new miniseries The Mommy Club, Karen Rose Smith introduces readers to down-on-her-luck single mom Sara Stevens-and the sexy photojournalist who just might be her knight in shining armor... Two years ago, Sara helped to heal Jase Cramer's injured body-and his soul. Now, with their home destroyed in a fire, she and her daughter are the ones in need. Accepting Jase's offer to stay at his family vineyard is a temptation the widowed physical therapist can't resist. But can she put the brakes on the sparks flaring between them? Jase never forgot Sara's tender loving care-or the attraction that couldn't go anywhere. Now she's back in his life, awakening feelings that bring back memories of heartache. With the help of Sara's little girl and The Mommy Club, the volunteer group that's transforming their California community, Jase just might be ready for a second shot at love...and the family he always wanted!
Do you take this stranger?WHAT THE POWERFUL CEO WANTED: A VERY PROPER WIFE.What he received: A beautiful bridge with no memory of their marriage.His life was perfect, or so millionaire Christopher Langston believed. But that was before sweet Jenny lost her memory, and all recollection of the vows they had shared. Now the stranger he held in his arms was evoking new feelings in the businessman's icy heart, emotions he'd always guarded. Would the return of Jenny's memory-and the secrets she'd kept hidden-destroy their newfound love...or reveal their true passion?Do You Take This Stranger?: Three wealthy cousins. Three lovely strangers. Three marriages to last a lifetime.
Two women in labor...A delivery ward in chaos...A mix-up during a blackout...For three years, single mother Jillian Kendall had raised her daughter, Abby, and built a secure and loving home. But her happiness was threatened by Chase Remmington's claims that their babies had been switched at birth. Jillian would do anything to keep the child she'd lovingly raised, but she also wanted Marianne, the baby she'd given birth to....The only way Jillian could have both little girls was to marry Chase. Although he was a mystery to her, she saw the tenderness in his eyes when he looked at her daughter. Jillian also saw the passion in his eyes when he looked at her. Could Jillian find the courage to accept everything Chase offered?
Do you take this stranger?MEREDITH'S TO DO LIST:1) Keep my mind off Cooper Murphy. He drives me crazy! I know behind his gruff exterior Cooper has a heart of gold. But except with his daughter, he won't admit to anything even resembling a soft side! If only I can get under his skin....2) Keep my hands off Cooper. Because he's sworn never to marry again, and I won't settle for anything less. Though I have to admit, he's tempting me to throw caution aside.3) Marry him! He's my ultimate dream come true!
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