Being on the run with a six-month-old infant was hard, to be sure. But being stranded on Christmas Eve in the middle of a snowstorm made Carey Mooreland wonder if she'd finally reached the end of the road. Especially when she was rescued. . . by handsome police officer Ben Martin. Ben expected the skittish single mother was hiding something. Still, everyone had secrets--including him. What he didn't expect was the fierce protectiveness Carey awoke in him. Or the passion that took them both by surprise. But what would happen when she was ready to move on? Could he convince Carey that the safest place of all was here with him?
Expecting the unexpectedReal estate entrepreneur Julia Martinelli planned her entire life--and was proud of it. She was the polar opposite of her four-times-married mother, who was about to be swept down the aisle by her newest soul mate. Her fiancé seemed to have honorable intentions, but Julia couldn't help but worry. And then there was his sonA soon as Julia laid eyes on Sam Baxter, the attraction was electric. And the successful chef knew his way around Julia's heart as well as he did her kitchen. But when by-the-book Julia became unexpectedly pregnant with Sam's child, would it be a recipe for disaster. . . or for true love?
INTEROFFICE MEMO FROM: MATTHEW HARDING, CEO, HARDING HOTELS REGARDING: STEPHANIE ROSSI, MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT When Stephanie Rossi was promoted from our operations department to be my right-hand woman, I was skeptical at first. But her amazing efficiency and plainspoken Brooklyn smarts*#151;not to mention the gorgeous looks she keeps under wraps at work--soon won me over. After Stephanie's amazing performance--both personal and professional--during a hotel crisis, I grew more intrigued by her than ever. So intrigued that I'd love to attend her sister's wedding not as her boss, but as her date! Yet suddenly Stephanie wants to transfer out of my office...and straight out of my life? Well, maybe it's time for a little one-on-one assignment....
After one bad experience with a jerk who broke my heart, I honestly thought it was no longer possible to fall in lust - and downright absurd to fall in love. But Adam Richards, the older man who "bought" me at a charity bachelorette auction, is quickly proving me wrong - on both counts. He's wealthy, kind, and absolutely gorgeous - and he's interested in me. Ordinary, average Meredith Blair. And not just as a date for the evening, but as something much more...permanent!
Who says you can't buy love? After one bad experience with a jerk who broke my heart, I honestly thought it was no longer possible to fall in lust--and downright absurd to fall in love. But Adam Richards, the older man who "bought" me at a charity bachelorette auction, is quickly proving me wrong--on both counts. He's wealthy, kind and absolutely gorgeous--and he's interested in me. Ordinary, average Meredith Blair. And not just as a date for the evening, but as something much more...permanent!
A medical mistake. . . Thanks to his desire to leave behind a genetic legacy--and thanks to a blue-eyed beauty named Rachel Reilly--Jack Sawyer now had a son. He knew he had no right to play daddy, but he was determined to make sure this woman, whom he had never met, was a loving parent. led to the family he'd always wanted! Rachel was unaware that Jack was the sperm-bank donor who had fathered her baby. She only knew that her reaction to the strikingly handsome man who had suddenly appeared in her life was unfamiliar. . . and undeniable. But what would she do when she learned that attraction wasn't the half of what had brought them together?
Once, Laurel Sutherland had been to the manner born, while Connor Northrup was the chauffeur' s son-- and they' d had nothing in common but young, innocent love. Now Laurel was in desperate financial trouble, and the only man who could help was Connor-- who had both money and a plan to save the woman he' d never been able to forget. He was proposing marriage, and though Connor feared that Laurel saw it as merely a business arrangement, he still had hope. Because though money couldn' t buy him love, maybe it could buy him time-- time to show Laurel what had always been clear to him. Namely, that some things were just meant to be...
Carey Window had exactly ten hours to find herself a groom of good character if she didn't want to lose her father's ranch. She was about to concede defeat when a dangerously handsome foreman named Luke Redstone turned up with his adorable nephew, Tyler, and offered his help--as a husband candidate. But from their first kiss as husband and wife, Carey knew her heart was in trouble. For even though the marriage was in name only, she found herself indulging in dreams of happily ever after. Yet Luke and his nephew had a secret--one that could smash her fantasies to bits. Would their marriage of convenience ever become a match made of love?
BABY IN A BASKET The tiny pink bundle sitting on Jessie Malone's lunch counter had to be a dream-or a miracle. It was as if Santa had discovered her most secret wish and delivered it right to her diner! But the miracle didn't stop there. Because just after little Daisy arrived that snowy Christmas Eve, in walked the handsomest man she had ever seen.... Clint Bradshaw was the town's new sheriff, determined to keep things peaceful in Hope Springs. Once he met Jessie, though, tranquillity went out the window. The headstrong woman infuriated and fascinated him at once. But who would have guessed she'd turn Mr. Confirmed Bachelor into Mr. Husband-and-Daddy for Hire?
Wealthy New York businessman Jackson Bradshaw was used to going after what he wanted, but this time it was what he didn' t want that was making him pound on some stranger' s door in the godforsaken hamlet of Sweetwater, Texas. And he didn' t want his younger brother to marry his obviously gold-digging fiancé e....But when beautiful single mother Annie Price opened that door, it was quickly evident that it was her sister who was set to marry Jackson' s brother. Why, he' d been set up! And though the storm that marooned Annie and Jackson in her tiny cabin for days seemed to ignite a fire that Jackson had never experienced before, clearly he' d found the wrong sister. Or had he?
Lovely physical therapist Rebecca Calloway might not actually be residing with a fire-breathing dragon, but at times it seemed that way. For corporate mogul Grant Berringer, who'd once possessed the golden touch in business - and with women - had seemingly lost it in a tragic accident. And Rebecca's assignment was to bring back his physical powers, on the assumption that his other gifts wouldn't be far behind. . . . Grant Berringer knew that he needed someone not only to help him get out of bed in the morning, but to make him want to. Yet was Rebecca really the right one for the job? Because with her on his case, bed was looking more and more appealing all the time. . . .
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