Stand-in mother... When Bronte Lawrence reads a letter from a little girl claiming to be her daughter, she knows there has been a mistake. There has--Lucy Fitzpatrick's letter has reached the wrong Lawrence sister! Her career-minded sister might not have wanted her child, but Bronte is ecstatic at the thought of meeting a niece she'd never known existed. Only, Bronte looks practically identical to her sister...and James Fitzpatrick mistakes her for the mother of his child! Bronte finds it all too tempting to slip into the role--and it isn't just for Lucy. Fitz is tall, dark and handsome, and he's a great dad--a compelling combination. But what will happen when Lucy and Fitz discover that Bronte isn't quite who she seems?
Even more tempting than ice cream!Sorrel Amery is determined to make her summer event the talk of the town, and she knows just the way into people's hearts-champagne sorbet! It's the perfect strategy... Until the ice cream parlor's owner runs off, leaving Sorrel's plans melting faster than a sundae in the summer sun.All Sorrel wants is to get back into her comfort zone, but when the gorgeous Alexander West arrives to help pick up the pieces her life gets shaken up more than ever before! Especially as this globe-trotting adventurer is determined that nothing in Sorrel's life should ever be boring old vanilla again...
Two irresistible tycoons claim their brides...The Tycoon's Marriage Bid by Patricia ThayerHugh McCutcheon is renowned for getting what he wants, and he wants Ellie Flanagan's business! But when Hugh meets ï ¬ , ame-haired, kind Ellie, suddenly a strictly business bid is the last thing on his mind. His new proposal aims toward the altar...!Chosen as the Sheikh's Wife by Liz FieldingAfter a beautiful stranger discovers his long-lost heirloom under a ï ¬ , oorboard, Sheikh Fayad al Khalifa swoops in to protect innocent Violet Hamilton. Now, with greedy enemies gathering, the only way he can keep her safe is to put her on his private jet, take her to his desert kingdom and...marry her!
"Your word, like any other woman's, Kate, is worthless."Kate's latest assignment was the answer to her prayers, but she'd have turned it down flat if she'd known that Jason Warwick was to be her boss! His devastating looks ensured constant female attention, yet he cynically branded all women as faithless and incapable of love.Kate wasn't interested in a temporary affair, but that was all Jason appeared to be offering. So conjuring up an imaginary boyfriend seemed the best defense against his seductive charm. But who was Kate really deceiving--Jason, or herself?Previously Published.
The wedding of the season! Events manager Sylvie Smith is organizing a glittering fund-raising event: a wedding show in a stately home. She has even been roped into pretending to be a bride. . . a bride who's five months pregnant! The bride everyone is talking about! It should be every girl's dream to design a wedding with no expense spared, but it's not Sylvie's. Longbourne Court was her ancestral home, and she's just discovered that the new owner is Tom McFarlane--her baby's secret father. Now Tom's standing in front of her, looking at her bump. . . .
Dodie has just been asked to be chief bridesmaid at her sister's huge celebrity wedding! She's always felt inadequate next to her slim, beautiful, famous sister - so there's only one thing for it: Dodie's going on a diet and she needs a personal trainer's help! It's going to take a miracle for Dodie to lose two dress sizes in time for the wedding, especially given her major weakness - chocolate! But she soon discovers another weakness - her live-in personal trainer, Brad Morgan. He's absolutely gorgeous and determined to prove to Dodie that the ultimate reward would be finding someone who loves her just as she is. In other words - him! Harlequin romance.
Annie needs a break from being the "nation's angel." Her high-profile charity work means the media spotlight follows her every step. So leaving her aristocratic title behind her, Annie goes undercover...and meets brooding businessman George Saxon. They form an unlikely relationship--until George discovers Annie's been hiding her true self from him all along!
"I have no intention of marrying you!" Lizzie was astounded when her widowed father decided to marry Noah Jordan's beautiful sister. It made her all the more aware that it was time she found a husband of her own! But that didn't mean she was about to accept Noah's marriage proposal... Noah was rich, gorgeous, charming, but he saw marriage to Lizzie simply as a means of keeping her under control--a temporary measure to give the newlyweds time alone. Lizzie was determined not to become a convenient bride--but Noah was equally determined to have her!
Reclusive widower Max Fleming needs a new secretary. Plain-Jane Jilly Prescott seems perfect. And she's hardly likely to fall for him when she's still pining for her old boyfriend. Max has even offered to help Jilly get her man! The plan seems simple: with a new haircut, a new wardrobe and sexy tycoon Max on her arm to escort her to the hottest parties, Jilly's bound to attract the attention of her old flame. But "dating" Jilly is giving Max all sorts of ideas. None of which involve handing Jilly over to another man!
This convenient arrangement could be so much more! Two popular marriage of convenience stories-in one convenient volume!-from New York Times bestselling author Donna Alward and Liz Fielding.Hired by the CowboyAlexis Grayson can look after herself-even if she's alone and pregnant. But gorgeous cowboy Connor Madsen seems determined to take care of her. Since he needs a temporary wife, Alexis decides she can help him. A short-term marriage will solve their difficulties...until this wife-for-hire wants a marriage for real!SOS: Convenient Husband RequiredMay Coleridge must marry to inherit her family home and keep her new business afloat. Adam Wavell has turned his life around and is a corporate success story. But when his sister leaves him with her screaming baby, a deal must be done. May will help Adam with his niece if he'll answer her SOS!
Two brand-new, tantalizing stories from two bestselling authorsAn Ordinary Girl by Betty NeelsWhen Professor James Forsyth meets Philomena Selby it's love at first sight. But Philly knows James has a fiancée and that she can't hope to match such a glamorous woman. But James sees Philly's inner beauty, and he's determined to convince her that she'll be the only wife he'll ever have! A Perfect Proposal by Liz Fielding Wasn't it madness to marry his secretary to provide his baby daughter with a mother? Jane, Mark's secretary, didn't think so. She'd been secretly in love with Mark since she'd started working with him. But she wanted their marriage to be for love-not convenience....
Bag: packed. Flight: booked. Soon I'll be in Rome and experiencing life in a foreign language! Watch this space... Newly single Sarah Gratton is determined to enjoy her holiday-could a just-for-fun romance with dark-eyed Matteo di Serrone be the answer? This Italian count is ideal flirting material-if Sarah's brave enough to make a move! Well, she might not be-but luckily Matteo is! Matteo decides to keep this mysterious woman close-no hardship at all, given their spine-tingling awareness of each other... It's like something out of a fairy tale-until Sarah realizes she's made the most rookie mistake of all: falling in love with her holiday fling....
"It's your body that I want to draw, not your clothes."Well, that's what she was afraid of! Hardworking estate agent Natasha Gordon finds her reputation in tatters when an ad she created gets bungled. She'll do anything to restore her good name-even beg seriously sexy artist Darius Hadley to give her another chance to sell his ancestral home. Only, he drives a hard bargain: Natasha must pose naked, for his eyes only...!He's asking Natasha to take him on trust. But she's learned the hard way not to trust men-particularly those she's working with...and let alone men she's taking her clothes off for!Darius's next outrageous statement? "I will, too-if it will make it easier for you...."
Nick Jefferson can't resist a challenge, or a blonde! So when the latest platinum-haired woman to cross his path challenges him to cook her a romantic dinner, he accepts. Unfortunately Nick could burn water. . . Chef Cassie Cornwell is not Nick's type - she's a brunette, and the only woman to turn Nick down. She's disappointed he wants her to prepare a seduction feast rather than to share one. Unless Cassie can persuade him that blondes aren't necessarily more fun. . .
This month, experience the true art of flirtation that Harlequin KISS brings with four original stories in one, fun and sexy bundle! Titles include Waking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly, Holiday with a Stranger by Christy McKellen, The Plus-One Agreement by Charlotte Phillips and For His Eyes Only by Liz Fielding. WAKING UP PREGNANT: Waitress Darcy Penn is the smart, sensible type--flirting with the extremely cute guy in the bar just isn't her usual style. As for ending up in his hotel room? Definitely not! Sneaking out while he's in the bathroom to avoid the post-sex awkwardness? Much more like it.... If Darcy had stuck around, Jeff Norton could have told her about their "epic latex fail." So he shouldn't be quite so shocked when months later, Darcy turns up at his classy L.A. office and throws up in his wastepaper basket. She's got a bad case of morning sickness, and she's here to find out what he's going to do about it!<P> HOLIDAY WITH A STRANGER: After three months travelling all Connor Preston wants to do is sink into his own bed. The last thing he expects is to find a stark-naked woman already there... Josie Marchpane wasn't anticipating company either. Connor might be six foot four inches of pure muscle, and boast a disturbingly sexy smile, but a fortnight in the South of France is the one thing standing between Josie and her sanity - and she's not about to give it up without a fight! Josie plays to win. The problem...? Connor does too. And, with only one bed between them, things are about to get interesting...<P> THE PLUS-ONE AGREEMENT: Emma Burney might not have a man, but she has a very practical solution for that: the plus-one agreement. A guaranteed date for any occasion. The problem? Her date is the gorgeous Dan Morgan, the man she lusted after for years. Dan is all about keeping it casual, so when Emma decides to call it quits on their arrangement, he isn't bothered. Well, maybe there's just a little bit of dented ego. After all, he's always prided himself on his plus-one prowess. So when Emma begs just one last date...suddenly he's got something to prove!<P> FOR HIS EYES ONLY: "It's your body that I want to draw, not your clothes." Well, that's what she was afraid of! Hardworking estate agent Natasha Gordon finds her reputation in tatters when an ad she created gets bungled. She'll do anything to restore her good name--even beg seriously sexy artist Darius Hadley to give her another chance to sell his ancestral home. Only, he drives a hard bargain: Natasha must pose naked, for his eyes only...! He's asking Natasha to take him on trust. But she's learned the hard way not to trust men--particularly those she's working with...and let alone men she's taking her clothes off for! Darius's next outrageous statement? "I will, too--if it will make it easier for you...."
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Harlequin® Romance brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes:A BRIDE FOR THE ITALIAN BOSS (The Vineyards of Calanetti) by Susan MeierDaniella is only visiting the picturesque Tuscan village of Calanetti, but with passionate chef Rafe she finds the sense of belonging she's always craved. Clutching her ticket home, Daniella must make a decision...return to her old, safe life or stay as Rafe's bride!THE MILLIONAIRE'S TRUE WORTH (Greek Billionaires) by Rebecca WintersWhen wealthy socialite Raina Maywood attends her best friend's wedding, the last thing she's expecting is her own romance with gorgeous best man Akis! Their connection is instant, and Akis begins to wonder if he has finally found the woman who will love the man behind the millionaire...THE EARL'S CONVENIENT WIFEby Marion LennoxThe terms of the will are simple: to keep his family's Scottish castle, Alasdair McBride, Earl of Duncairn, must marry his housekeeper, Jeanie Lochlan. There's no love lost between these two, but as their carefully erected barriers start to crumble, suddenly they're struggling to remember their marriage isn't real!VETTORI'S DAMSEL IN DISTRESSby Liz FieldingAngelica Amery has come to Milan for a fresh start, only to find that the apartment she'd rented doesn't exist! The darkly handsome Dante Vettori comes to her rescue and soon discovers that this unconventional English girl is also going to rescue his heart!Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Romance!
Lydia Young has landed her dream assignment! Used to stacking shelves, she's now jetting off to a desert kingdom for a holiday as a media darling's look-alike. All Lydia has to do is enjoy a week of pampered bliss in a luxury oasis--and not blow her cover by falling for her host, dangerously out-of-her-league Sheikh Kalil al-Zaki. Hmm, this might just be trickier than she first thought!
Daddy on the run!When John Gannon turned up on her brother-in-law's doorstep one cold, stormy night there was nothing Dora could do but let him in. It wasn't so much his devastating charm and slow, sexy smile that convinced her she should help a man clearly on the run, but the adorable little girl in his arms. But, even though Gannon was long on charm and short on explanation, Dora believed his story enough to help him. It was obvious that whatever else Gannon was, he was a devoted father, and would do anything to keep little Sophie safe. Too bad the only thing keeping Dora safe from Gannon was his misconception that she was Richard's wife.
Their eyes met across a crowded room...But the sparks that flew were not sparks of attraction. In fact, the only thing that flew was a bag of flour--covering Lukas Karel in white powder as Georgette Bainbridge scored a direct hit.Georgette's aim had been calculated--it had been an act of protest against the chauvinist attitude of men like Lukas Karel. After all, the world-famous photographer had been participating as a judge in a beauty pageant--could he have expected anything else from a thoroughly modern woman!But that incident had happened long before Georgette found herself working with Lukas on a photo shoot in Africa. And it had been long before she'd fallen in love....Previously Published.
Claire Thackeray: Hardworking single mom and gossip columnist. Hoping for the inside scoop on sexy billionaire Hal North, aka her teen crush!Most wary of: Gorgeous men who set her heart racing. (Been there, got the T-shirt-and the baby!)Hal North: Bad boy made good. Back in his hometown as new owner of the Cranbrook Park estate. Determined to put his troubled past behind him.Most wary of: Journalists-especially pretty ones, like new neighbor and tenant Claire Thackeray.
Flora Claibourne had arranged a business trip specifically to avoid having to work with handsome Bram Farraday Gifford. Only, her plan had backfired; he'd decided to come with her! Instead of nine to five, now she was forced to be with this powerfully attractive man constantly-on a romantic tropical island. She craved his touch, his kiss, but the barriers she'd erected around herself were too strong, too high. She wouldn't let anyone near-and Bram was intrigued. . . and willing to accept the challenge to find out why. . . .
Lucy Bright can't believe it when she's plucked from secretarial obscurity and transformed into the pampered fiancée of a slick retail guru. But then she discovers it was all a publicity stunt! Rushing away from the media frenzy, she bumps-literally-into the arms of delicious tycoon Nathaniel Hart....Spooked by their instantaneous chemistry, Lucy flees-but Nathaniel is determined to find his barefoot beauty. Though all he has is one very expensive red designer stiletto to help him!
Laura could see that Crown Prince Alexander of Montorino needed a holiday-from being a prince! He was so stiff and formal; he needed to lighten up and have some fun. For just a few days he would be ordinary, like her. Go shopping, go to the park, wash up-and Laura would be his guide. . . . Alexander found Laura to be like a breath of fresh air. She didn't stand on ceremony, and she told him what to do, not the other way around! It was the perfect partnership, one that Alexander wanted to last forever-until he discovered Laura's secret. . . .
Buchanan's woman! Elusive celebrity Chay Buchanan had made it only too plain that trespassers weren't welcome at his secret island hideaway-but Sophie's precious sister was missing, and she'd run any risks to find her! Driven to desperate measures, Sophie suddenly found herself a reluctant houseguest of this broodingly handsome, enigmatic and intensely private man. Desperate to escape, yet captivated by his charm, Sophie realized that the price of freedom could be her own loving heart!
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