Sheriff Noah Wheeler of Pritchett County, Arkansas, decided long ago that commitment isn't his style--and there are at least seventeen local women ready to agree with him! But when he finds himself at the side of the highway with Cassie Tremont, a woman about to deliver twins, his whole world shifts.<P> Suddenly all Noah wants is to protect this vulnerable redhead and her new family.<P> But Cassie was badly hurt by a double-dealing husband and she's vowed to raise her twin daughters alone. Now the sheriff has become her guardian angel--and she's no longer so sure about that decision.... Especially when he seems to think the four of them are already a family!
Successful oilman Tag O'Malley is shocked--and overjoyed--when he hears the news. He's a father! But the child comes with strings attached...namely, the baby's mother. A complete stranger!Olivia Marshall was planning to raise her baby on her own. Now, thanks to a mistake at the lab, she's about to meet her child's father. What else can a desperate single mom do but run? Yet she can't hide forever, and now the handsome, take-charge widower insists on getting to know mother and child...by having them move in with him.That's when the battle really begins to heat up!
One of Laura Marie Altom's Best-Loved StoriesSingle-mom-to-be India Foster has never fit in. So when she's temporarily mistaken for a guest at the high school reunion she's coordinating, she gets a taste of the life she's only ever dreamed of. A life filled with friends, fun--and fireworks with a handsome hometown boy, Graydon Johnson! Too bad the snowboarder is leaving Silver Cliff just as soon as the reunion's over, because India's determined to put down roots in the remote Colorado town.Party-boy ways and a bad marriage behind him, Graydon's got a second chance to be the father his own son deserves. He's not looking for love--until he falls hard and fast. Even though he's transitioned from competitor to coach, Graydon's career still involves plenty of travel, and India's made it clear she needs a solid foundation to raise her baby. So Graydon will have to prove he's the man to help her build it.
The Ultimate Texas Bachelor by Cathy Gillen ThackerAfter his made-for-TV romance goes bust, Brad McCabe hightails it home and throws himself into getting the Lazy M Ranch up and running. Miraculously, his wounded pride begins to heal when Lainey Carrington is hired as the housekeeper. Trouble is, Lainey's there under false pretenses. A reporter, Lainey hopes to uncover the real story of Brad McCabe in a tell-all expos . But all bets are off when she falls for the cowboy. . . . Blind Luck Bride by Laura Marie AltomHe needed a wife fast. So when lovely Lilly Churchill walked in, dressed in bridal white, Finn married her. Then he learned Lilly thought he was someone else--a man she'd met by email! Disaster-prone Lilly should have known she'd marry the wrong man. Except Finn's kisses felt so right. Their whirlwind marriage might've been the luckiest mistake ever. But she hadn't told Finn why she'd gotten married--and the growing secret couldn't be kept for long!
In Laura Marie Altom's blazing-hot romance, the first novel in the Shamed series, a broken woman discovers release and redemption in the arms of a self-made billionaire--who gives her a tantalizing ultimatum. Never again. Fleeing her hometown to escape an abusive marriage, Ella Patton swears she has surrendered to a man for the last time. But while living under a new name, she meets a kind, handsome stranger who seems different--and will be moving on soon, making Ella reckless enough to break her rules. With a kiss, the stranger opens the door to desires Ella believed she would never know. Then he makes a shocking proposition. A dot-com billionaire from humble beginnings, Liam Stone is a man whose past has made him compassionate yet guarded--much like the beautiful, secretive woman he stumbles upon in a remote Southern town. Though he expects nothing more than a fling, when the time comes to return home to San Francisco, Liam cannot stand the thought of ending things so soon. But when he tries to tempt her into joining him, he finds the tables turning dizzingly fast. Suddenly a little seduction becomes a huge battle for one thing: control.Ella and Liam's story continues in Possess, coming December 2014!Praise for Control "Touching, sad, sweet, and sexy, Control will have you cheering for Ella and Liam right up to the end. Then you'll start counting the days until we get to find out how their story really ends. Or begins."--Laura Drewry, USA Today bestselling author of Prima Donna "Fabulous . . . I cried all they way through. . . . The story is amazing, the writing smooth and the characters are whole."--Brit Nanny Reads "This story takes you on emotional roller coaster because both characters find it hard to handle what they feel for each other and protect themselves because of the past scars."--Books Movies Fandoms "Loved it! . . . OMG, I laughed so hard with this book."--Jamie Frederickson"I really like the connection between Liam and Ella as well as the struggle that they go through, because life is messy and sometimes you have to have the pain to get to the solution, just like the book describes. This is a book about hope and love."--Sportochick's Musings"Wow, do sparks fly! . . . [Control] is very well written [with] a great storyline. . . . I really love how Ella explains her feelings for Liam."--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The Road To Redemption Navy SEAL Cooper Hansen hasn't been home in more than a decade. He has never forgiven himself for the accident that killed his mother, and as far as he knows, neither has his family. But when his brother's widow, Millie, needs his help to save the Hansen ranch, Cooper can't stay away any longer. Millie has always loved Cooper in some way-as a childhood friend, a high-school crush and then as a brother-in-law. Now that he's back in Brewer's Falls, she's discovering new, unexpected feelings for him. But if Cooper keeps holding on to the pain of the past, will he ever give their future together a fighting chance?
Saddle up for heartwarming contemporary tales of rugged cowboys and adorable babies with this specially themed bundle from Harlequin American Romance. COWBOYS & BABIES Volume 1 from Harlequin includes The Texas Ranger's Twins by Tina Leonard, A Baby in the Bunkhouse by Cathy Gillen Thacker and A Cowgirl's Secret by Laurie Marie Altom.
Daisy Buckhorn is used to keeping secrets. Pregnant and terrified, she left her family home ten years ago, hoping to never be found. Since then, she's made a name for herself. Only, the name isn't her own. "Julie Smith" is a successful attorney with a beautiful son...and the complete opposite of wild country girl Daisy. When reality intrudes on Julie's perfect life in the form of Luke Montgomery--her first love--Daisy knows her secrets won't stay hidden for long. Not when her son is a near replica of Luke, who has come to bring her home. But the Oklahoma ranch still houses her darkest memory--and her biggest threat. Telling this truth could unravel everything she's built, and destroy any future she and Luke may have.
Fatherhood wasn't on CEO Travis Callahan's life plan, but his baby niece, Libby, needs him. He's always understood the word duty, and if his new role requires changing diapers and midnight feedings, so be it Unfortunately, taking care of a six-month-old isn't as easy as running a corporation, and Travis is soon in over his head. Luckily for him, former flame Kit Wells is more than happy to help. As part owner of the daycares she ran with Travis's sister, Kit can teach him all about diaper duty. But can she teach him what it feels like to be part of a family? And will Kit be the one who makes it whole. . . ?
When six feet of tall, lean cowboy rides up kicking dust, Jess Cummings thinks a holiday miracle has arrived. Not only does he help with an injured colt, Gage Moore hires on to work her ranch. The handsome, trustworthy Texan is everything Jess could want in an employee. But is the ex-rodeo star too good to be true? Gage came to Oklahoma haunted by a saddle load of grief. He'll help Jess get the ranch in shape by Christmas, then be on his way. After all, the job was always meant to be temporary. But how can he leave now that the hardworking single mom has given him a reason to stay? And if he does, can he be the husband and father Jess and her daughters need?
It takes two to tango, but Rose Vasquez hasn't felt like dancing since her husband died. For her little girl's sake, she's determined to make a new life in warm, friendly Hot Pepper, Louisiana. But something strange and wonderful is happening in the dance studio she just bought, where her latest student is -- literally! -- sweeping her off her feet. Being groomed to someday take over his family's banking business is one thing, but performing the tango at this year's Miss Hot Pepper Pageant could be Dalton Montgomery's greatest challenge. Especially when his alluring teacher and her irresistible daughter show him what's been missing in his bachelor world. Now he'd like to return the favor by filling Rose's dance card and becoming her partner -- for keeps. But is Rose ready to let another man into her life? Dalton hopes so, because he's not willing to sit this one out!
In Laura Marie Altom's scorching new Shamed novel, perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Tracy Wolff, a broken heart pushes a rugged loner to the breaking point--until a not-so-innocent affair changes everything. When the woman he loves marries billionaire Liam Stone, Nathan Black swears off dating and playing by the rules. He's also tired of being broke. His new gig as a male escort isn't exactly legal, but the cash will help him build a solid future. Then there's Carol Moore, Liam's personal assistant. She and Nathan always seem to get paired up at Stone family functions--and always seem to end up in bed together. She's definitely intriguing. But how could a good girl like Carol settle down with a screw-up like Nathan? After Carol's dreamy boss gets hitched, crushing any chance of them getting back together, she finds herself hooking up with the bride's best friend. Nathan is hot, adventurous, and just a little bit dangerous. But when one of their sexy games goes too far, Carol discovers how out of control Nathan's life really is. And before long Carol is forced to choose between her safe old life and the bad boy who makes her feel like the woman she's meant to be.Advance praise for The Escort "I couldn't put The Escort down! Laura Marie Altom delivers one hell of an exciting and wickedly hot story."--Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series Praise for Laura Marie Altom's Shamed series "Touching, sad, sweet, and sexy, Control will have you cheering for Ella and Liam right up to the end. Then you'll start counting the days until we get to find out how their story really ends. Or begins."--Laura Drewry, USA Today bestselling author of Prima Donna Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Harlequin American Romance brings you four new all-American romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin American Romance bundle includes The Texas Christmas Gift by Cathy Gillen Thacker, The Cowboy's Christmas Surprise by USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella, Second Chance Christmas by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tanya Michaels and The SEAL's Christmas Twins by Laura Marie Altom.If you love small towns and cowboys, watch out for 4 new Harlequin American Romance titles every month! Romance the all-American way!
Harlequin American Romance brings you four new all-American romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin American Romance bundle includes Her Cowboy Hero by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tanya Michaels, The Texan's Baby by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Donna Alward, The SEAL's Baby by Laura Marie Altom and A Rancher's Honor by Ann Roth.If you love small towns and cowboys, watch out for 4 new Harlequin American Romance titles every month! Romance the all-American way!
Harlequin American Romance brings you four new all-American romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin American Romance box set includes: LONE STAR DADDY (McCabe Multiples) by Cathy Gillen Thacker THE SEAL'S MIRACLE BABY (Cowboy SEALs) by Laura Marie AltomNavy SEAL Grady Matthews and Jessie Long—the woman who broke his heart—are thrown together after a twister devastates their hometown. Can a baby girl found in the wreckage help them forget their painful past? A COWBOY'S REDEMPTION (Cowboys of the Rio Grande)by Marin Thomas TRIPLE TIME (The Art of Seduction)by Regina KyleStrait laced DA Gabe Nelson needs a friendlier image, and bartender/artist Devin Padilla is happy to help him shake things up. But their relationship turns more than friendly fast, and opposites don't just attract—they get downright scorching. Look for four new sexy, steamy stories every month from Harlequin Blaze!
Includes: <P> The Cowboy SEAL: Navy SEAL Cooper Hansen hasn't been home in more than a decade. He has never forgiven himself for the accident that killed his mother, and as far as he knows, neither has his family. But when his brother's widow, Millie, needs his help to save the Hansen ranch, Cooper can't stay away any longer. <P> The Texan's Surprise Son: Jacob Baron is shocked to discover he's a father. But he's determined to do right by his son, despite the lack of strong role models in his own life. Jacob's a bull rider, and there's no halfway with him. He'll be the kind of dad his son needs...even if Cody's attractive aunt, Mariana Snow, seems to question his daddy skills at every turn. <P> His Favorite Cowgirl: A stint as ranch manager on the Circle P may be the perfect way for Hank Judd to reconnect with his ten-year-old daughter. And selling his former girlfriend's family ranch will provide the cash he needs to restart his failed real-estate business. He just has to resist falling for the girl next door all over again. <P> A Rancher's Redemption: Since she was a teen, there's been one guy that restaurateur Dani Pettit can always count on--her best friend, Nick. Their relationship is purely platonic...that is until a single kiss changes everything. Now Dani is falling hard for the one man she shouldn't fall for--the one who can truly break her heart.
Harlequin American Romance brings you four new all-American romances for one great price, available now for a limited time only from September 1 to September 30! This Harlequin American Romance bundle includes Callahan Cowboy Triplets by Tina Leonard, A Navy SEAL's Surprise Baby by Laura Marie Altom, Home to Wyoming by Rebecca Winters and Having the Cowboy's Baby by Trish Milburn.If you love small towns and cowboys, watch out for 4 new Harlequin American Romance titles every month! Romance the all-American way!
Constance Price, aka Miss Manners, is at her wit's end. Thanks to less-than-stellar ratings on her daily radio show, her boss is demanding a turnaround--fast! And that means asking Garret Underwood--her biggest critic "and" past love--to join her. Whenever the navy SEAL calls in, her ratings skyrocket! There's no way Connie can ask him to help. Or can she? Garret's in town only temporarily and is "willing" to give Connie a hand. As much as she needs him, Connie plans to keep him at an emotional distance. Keeping him away from her ten-year-old daughter, on the other hand, won't be easy. But how can she tell the man she once loved he's the father of her child?
Ms. Gracie Sherwood -- eight months pregnant and counting! -- is on the run from her mobster ex-husband and the U.S. Marshals who are supposed to be protecting her. No one is going to keep Gracie from winning the Culinary Art Invitational cooking competition -- her one chance at making a fresh start for her and the baby. After a close call, U.S. Marshal Beauregard Logue finally convinces Gracie to stay close to him -- which basically means he's become her personal taster! Gracie has to stay focused on the contest, and on her pregnancy, but it's hard to concentrate with a big handsome marshal asking her for seconds. Gracie's falling for Beau, but have those feelings grown out of love or out of fear? And is this marshal willing to take on a baby, too?
Needed: One Wife! A quick, convenient marriage was the only way Jake Peterson could keep custody of the adorable orphaned baby left in his care. The only woman suitable as the bride-to-be was Candy Jacobs -- his ex-wife. Though circumstances had forced them to part long ago, the sizzle between them was stronger than ever. But would the price of marriage cost love-wary Jake more than he bargained for? No matter how hard she tried to resist, Candy was soon roped in by baby Bonnie's little hugs and Jake's toe-curling kisses. But before she would agree to become this bachelor dad's wife, Jake needed to understand that Candy wanted his heart first....
Captain Jace Monroe goes from combat duty to daddy detail when twin babies in identical pink blankets are left on his doorstep. Suddenly the overwhelmed new father has a mission: rounding up a nanny for the daughters he hadn't known he had!Enter Emma Stewart. She's smart, beautiful...and a natural mother. What is Jace's new nanny not telling him?It takes no time for the infant girls to melt Emma's heart. But helping their sexy father make the transition from fun-loving bachelor to full-time dad requires some on-the-job training. To complicate things even more, Emma is falling for the marine.When Jace discovers her secret, he's surprised. And he wonders if Emma's growing feelings are about him--or just his babies?
Double Trouble! U.S. Marshal Caleb Logue walks into Judge Allie Hayworth's office to find the woman who wouldn't marry him -- and the son he didn't know he had. Protecting them is his latest assignment, but Allie soon discovers Caleb's main priority is getting to know his little boy -- and making her agree to his proposal. After all these years, nothing has changed -- she refuses to marry a man whose idea of fun is dodging bullets. Not after she lost her own cop father when she was just a girl. Allie would do anything to protect her son from that type of pain. Marrying the marshal is definitely out of the question...but how can Allie refuse, when two identical pairs of green eyes look up at her, wanting her to say yes? Harlequin Romance #1099, January, 2006.
He Needs Her Fatherhood is the last thing on navy SEAL Calder Remington's mind. On the job, he's a hardworking hero; in civilian life, he's a carefree bachelor. When he finds a baby-his baby-on his doorstep, he's got no choice but to be a dad. He needs help, and that's where super-nanny Pandora Moore comes in. She's perfect in every way. Calder can't deny that he's powerfully attracted to her. But she's his employee, which puts her strictly off-limits. And though Pandora may seem perfect, she becomes evasive whenever talk turns to her past. Calder can't help wondering if she's hiding something. He never imagines that the truth may tear them apart-just as they dare to imagine a future together.
Ella Patton and Liam Stone return in the breathtaking conclusion to Laura Marie Altom's Shamed series, the steamy, contentious love affair that began in Control. Will you marry me? Those four little words should be a dream come true. But for Ella Patton, they're the start of a waking nightmare. For despite the insatiable desire she feels for Liam Stone, marriage is out of the question--divorcing her abusive husband, Blaine, would be too dangerous to even contemplate. Besides, Ella couldn't ask for anything more than the life she and Liam share: a scalding hot passion that's totally outside the bounds of "I do." Liam has hit a brick wall. His fortune can't buy Ella's freedom from the oppressive monster the law recognizes as her husband. Blaine will take any opportunity to bring Ella back under his authority, no doubt exacting a terrible revenge as punishment for nearly slipping away. But Liam has a force greater than money and influence on his side: Ella's love. She sparks his most unstoppable determination--and ignites pleasures that no man should be able to possess.Praise for Possess "Emotional, passionate, engaging . . . Liam and Ella are a couple to root for. Readers who loved Control will devour Possess in one sitting!"--Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of Desired "The author puts you 'on your toes' for most of this book with the ex-husband coming back into the scene and finding Ella. What happens next is a series of events that will curl your toes."--Sportochick's Musings "Talk about a roller coaster, this book took Ella and Liam through the wringer!"--Saved by Suspense "This book grabbed hold of me and refused to let go. I lived Ella and Liam's life, I felt the pain and loss and love. I loved the first book but amazingly this book was better. An easy five stars from me."--Gemma Reads Too Many Books For It to Be Normal "One word of warning . . . You will become addicted to this book!"--Brit Nanny Reads Praise for Control "Touching, sad, sweet, and sexy, Control will have you cheering for Ella and Liam right up to the end. Then you'll start counting the days until we get to find out how their story really ends. Or begins."--Laura Drewry, USA Today bestselling author of Prima Donna Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Dallas Buckhorn refuses to believe it. His angelic girls wreaking havoc? Never! But their teacher, Josie Griffin, insists on making him feel like the worst father on the planet. He only wants his daughters to be happy. How can that be wrong? Josie knows the Buckhorn twins aren't bad-they're just spoiled by their overindulgent, and ruggedly handsome, cowboy daddy. But she also has a job to do, and she can't do it when the twins are out of control in her classroom. Josie might be hard on Dallas. . . ;because he seems oblivious to how lucky he is to have his girls. Her own tragedy haunts her, but the more she spends time with the Buckhorns the more she imagines herself in their family picture. But that means saying goodbye to her past, and she's not sure she can do that. . . ;.
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