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!
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!
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...."
Don't miss three heartwarming Harlequin Romance novels available at one great price! Harlequin Romance Bundle: Brides and Babies includes: The Valentine Bride by Liz Fielding, One Summer In Italy by Lucy Gordon and The Boss's Pregnancy Proposal by Raye Morgan.
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.
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!
Popular TV presenter Belle is married to gorgeous billionaire Ivo. But beneath the veneer of her perfect life is the truth of their marriage of convenience. Belle knows that workaholic Ivo prefers their family of two, but somewhere along the way she fell deeply in love with her husband, and can't help wishing for a baby. Now they must find it within themselves to share the secrets they've never trusted each other with, and make their marriage one in a million again.
Grace McAllister thought being a surrogate for her sister would be a truly selfless act. But secretly Grace longed for the baby inside her to be her own, conceived in passion with the only man she had ever loved. But that could never be.Josh Kingsley couldn't bear to watch the baby grow big in Grace's belly, unable to share in the magic. He wished she and the child were his to take care of. But when tragedy struck, Josh rushed to be there for Grace and baby Posie. Could they be his life, his family?
Lady Gabriella March is the perfect domestic goddess-at least, that's what her editor at Milady magazine thinks! In truth she's simply Ellie March, cleaner and aspiring writer, who uses the beautiful mansion she is house-sitting to inspire her. When the owner returns unexpectedly, Ellie's fledgling writing career is threatened. But even more dangerous is the man himself! Gorgeous Dr. Benedict Faulkner is quite the opposite of the aging academic she imagined, and soon it is her heart, and not just her secret, that is exposed. . . ;.
Zahir was surprised to find he had a beautiful new driver. This chauffeur did not blend into the background. Oh, no. Diana Metcalfe talked. She laughed. She took him on unplanned detours. And he had more fun than he'd had in years. But back in his desert kingdom, a dynastic marriage was being brokered for Zahir. Crazy though it seemed, he wished that this wonderful, vivacious, thoroughly unsuitable woman could be his bride instead. . . .
Elle Amery has grown up a fighter-her late mother's bad-boy-loving reputation was not the best inheritance.... So when smooth-talking Sean McElroy turns up with a pink-and-white ice cream van called Rosie that's apparently hers, Elle tries to ignore the traitorous flicker of attraction! Family-oriented Elle is the last girl Sean should want, but as they embark on a journey filled with unexpected twists, these two misfits may discover they are the perfect fit for each other!
Louise Valentine's just been offered a job. Max Valentine wants to use her famous PR skills to help save the family business. But since discovering she was adopted, Louise is feeling less than charitable toward the Valentines. ...Family loyalty wins, and sparks fly as she and Max work together. Even though Max has always been strictly off-limits, now they're both falling hard and fast. Will the past stand in the way of this special Valentine wedding?
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