Welcome to Twin Oaks-the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion-and one to set things straight...Check-in: When small-town plumber Bonnie Cooper visited New York in search of vintage bath fixtures for the Twin Oaks B and B, her reputation as the Berkshire's Blind Date Queen followed her. But an arranged dinner with city-bred columnist Jaron Darke went from bad to worse when they witnessed a mob hit outside the restaurant. They had no choice but to hide out at Twin Oaks. Their cover? They're engaged!Checkout: To Jaron, she was Bonnie the Bumpkin; to Bonnie he was pretentious, pretentious, pretentious. But forced together, they did find one thing in common: passion. And as it turned out, their lives depended on it.
BACHELOR TERRITORY Daddy in training! When Harrison Rothwell is left to look after his two tiny nephews he decides to demonstrate that his rules of business management can be applied to any situation. Trouble is, the boys are messy, disorganized and won't stick to their diaper roster! In short, Harrison soon realizes that bachelors and babies don't mix! Which is where Carrie Brent comes in. His cute next-door neighbor may be totally disorganized but, when it comes to rug rats, she's a natural! Worse, Harrison can feel himself falling for Carrie's haphazard charms. And that will never do--because there's nothing remotely disorganized about falling in love!
THE WRONG BED The Wrong Bed! Dee Ann Karrenbrock has hit rock bottom. Her fiancé left her at the altar and then had the nerve to invite her to his wedding--to his ex-wife. Could it get any worse? But Dee Ann's nightmare has just begun. Because the next morning she wakes up adrift, alone and naked with her worst enemy, Julian Wainright! The Wrong Man! Julian is a confirmed bachelor and intends to keep it that way. And not even a gorgeous, sexy woman with an interesting tendency to throw her clothes overboard is going to change his mind. But it might be too late. Because he soon discovers a marriage license, dated the day before--with his and Dee Ann's names on it!
Quinn and Molly Spencer are delighted to accept three bookings for their newly opened B & B, Breakfast Inn Bed. But Gina Santori is anything but thrilled to discover her best friend has tricked her into sharing a room with Kurt Eber, who broke her heart eight years ago. . . .
Three strong-willed women enroll in the Warfield Bootcamp for a two-week cure for a-love-life-gone-wrong in these three brand-new stories collected in one volume. Includes bonus features. Original.
Making over Ms. Right... Jayne Nelson's life lacks pizzazz. She wants adventure...she wants romance...She wants Garrett Charles! Since her new boss is a hunky ex-model turned entrepreneur, Jayne's convinced that the only way she'll have a chance with him is to become as model-like as possible. Considering she's short and curvy, this could be difficult! Garrett Charles is fed up with women just interested in his good looks; Jane is the first person to treat him as an equal. Too bad she's determined to change--Garrett liked the old Jayne.... If only he can convince her to forget about makeovers and think about marriage!
When in doubt--jump! Blair Thomason was getting married. She and her fiancé, Armand, had even chartered a yacht to make the fairy-tale wedding complete. But when she discovered that Armand was really a clever con man, Blair did what any red-blooded American woman would do. She took the plunge--literally--into the Gulf of Mexico! Luckily for Blair, gorgeous but grumpy Drake O'Keefe was there to rescue her. But she'd barely escaped marrying one man, and now she was stranded with another. And this one had an attitude! But he was also the sexiest man she'd ever seen. Wasn't that just her luck. Just when she'd given up on matrimony, she found herself marooned with the one man who could change her mind...
It will take some "spirited" discussion to bring these two together...Lawyer Alexis O'Hara is tired of the dating, mating, then hating game. She wants to settle down, and this time she's not letting her heart get involved. So when her mentor Vincent Cathardy offers her everything she's ever wanted, she agrees to marry him. And by having the wedding at the world-famous Inn at Maiden Falls, she can almost guarantee her own happy ending. Only, it might not be the ending she's expecting....Lawyer Dylan Greene thinks he's negotiating just another prenuptial agreement-until he learns that the bride-to-be is his first and only love, Alexis. And it's soon obvious that the chemistry between them is just as explosive as ever. Even after years apart, they can't keep their hands off each other. So why is Alexis so determined to go through with the wedding? And will Dylan be able to seduce her into saying no to Vincent- and yes to him?
In "Christmas Male", Rusty Romero is furious when her grandmother answers a personal ad for her. When Rusty arrives on a Texas ranch for the holidays and meets Trent Creighton, she realizes this won't be so bad after all. In "The Truth about Cowboys", Erin Mackenzie heads to Colorado to introduce her daughter to Abe Cockburn, the cowboy who stole her heart and fathered her child.
Police spokeswoman Megan Esterbrook has a problem- she's a sucker for sexy reporter Barry Sutton. Whatever he wants, she gives him, regardless of the cost. But that's about to stop-now! And to keep strong, she's come up with a surefire "Barry aversion therapy"-index cards to remind her why she should stay away. Now all she has to do is remember to use them....
THE GOOD: Preacher's daughter, Maddie Givens--but she's not that good. THE BAD: Rebel Steve Jackson--but he's not that bad. THE CUDDLY: Maddie's infant nephew Luke--who would have been cuddly if he hadn't been kidnapped on the way to his first Christmas pageant. Maddie Givens desperately wanted to be good, but she never quite managed it. Look what happened when she helped her sister with the Christmas show! Before she knew it, two crooks had driven off with her car...and her baby nephew. But when sexy-as-sin scoundrel Steve Jackson wheeled up on his motorcycle to save the day, Maddie was suddenly very tempted to find out just how good being bad could be....
Name: Clay BarnettAge: 26Occupation: RancherThe whole state of Texas is convinced Autumn Reese was born to be Clayton Barnett' s bride. And nothing she or Clay say or do can convince the world otherwise. Unless, of course, they find their own marriage partners? Which is why they' ve both signed up with the Yellow Rose Matchmakers. Only, watching Clay date other women has made Autumn realize that perhaps the man she' s always thought of as Mr. Wrong may be oh so right!Texas Grooms Wanted!Only cowboys need apply!
How far would you go to land the perfect man?Payroll assistant Sara Lipton is tired of coasting through relationships. She has to figure out whether to live her life fabulously married or contentedly single. But before she decides, she has to learn how to attract the perfect man. And VP Simon Northrup is definitely perfect. Even though he might be out of her league, he's still the right guy to "practice" on....Simon has never met a woman like Sara. One minute she's an engaging innocent, the next a sassy sex goddess-he just never knows what to expect from her. What he does know is that he wants to get to know her better-much better. And after Sara seduces him senseless, Simon realizes she's the woman for him. Too bad he doesn't know that for Sara this is just a trial run....
What's a little kidnapping between friends? Carter Belden was not having a good day. He was supposed to be getting married, but his best man was late, his pager wouldn't stop beeping and then he was kidnapped before the ceremony-by his ex-wife! Okay, maybe kidnapping Carter was a bit extreme. But as his friend, co-worker and ex, Nikki had an obligation to stop him from making the second-biggest mistake of his life. The biggest, of course, was letting her go. . . ;. Besides, what was she supposed to do? Let him commit bigamy?
Kaia Bennet is a cat burglar with some serious moves. Unfortunately for her, six years ago, those moves aroused the attention-along with other things-of dishy undercover cop Blake McCauley...who had Kaia arrested! Now she has a chance to clear her name- legitimately-and get even with Blake. But Kaia's plan backfires when the power blacks out across the entire eastern seaboard, and she finds herself trapped in a mansion with Blake. Now they're alone in darkness...and temptation beckons. Can she satisfy her hunger for revenge and her hunger for Blake before the night is out?
Kristen Zaleski is home for the holidays. . . indefinitely. Her acting career hasn't taken off--in fact, it hasn't gone anywhere. So now she's spending her days helping out at her dad's P. I. office. Until Mitch Donner comes by and lights up her life. Sort of. . . Mitch is back at his parents' place, too. As a successful accountant who'd been set up to take the fall in a money-laundering scheme, Mitch isn't quite sure what to do. So he takes a job installing Christmas lights. . . and gets an early present when he runs into Kristen. Especially when she offers her newly acquired P. I. skills to help him get his life back. Working together, they plot an elaborate sting operation, one that will take a miracle to pull off. Then again, "anything" is possible at Christmas--especially if it involves mistletoe!
The days were long...Kyle Stuart was on the brink of disaster! His company was crumbling, his employees were planning a mutiny and he was shunned from polite society in Jeffersonville, Georgia, simply because he was born north of the Mason-Dixon line. Only one person could help him-bright, gorgeous, my-family-hates-Yankees Maggie Jefferson.But the nights were longer!For Maggie, falling for sexy-as-sin Kyle Stuart was as good as consorting with the enemy. But the steamy nights she spent in Kyle's arms were definitely worth the risk. Little did Maggie know that her eccentric relations were planning on saving her-from herself...and the family fertility curse! After all, history proved there wasn't a Jefferson woman alive who could resist a blue-eyed Yankee....
THE CITY: San Francisco, California THE SINGLE: Desperate but determined computer geek Marnie LaTour THE SOLUTION -- THE SKIRT! After the guy she thinks she's dating tells her she's not 'girlfriend' material, Marnie LaTour decides to make some changes. She's going to learn how to be a femme fatale -- or else. Only, attracting guys isn't as tough as she thinks. Especially when she's wearing the skirt her landlord swears works like a man magnet. And it sure isn't long before rugged construction worker Zach Renfro finds himself under the influence. . .
WANTED: GROOMHayley Parrish thought her dateless existence couldn't get any worse-until her mother decided Hayley needed a husband. But when Mom started matchmaking, Hayley had no choice but to invent a fiancé-in self-defense. Then she won the Valentine's Day wedding of her dreams. And suddenly Hayley needed a groom, fast....NO EXPERIENCE REQUIREDJustin Brooks didn't know what hit him. One minute he was telling Hayley that the "groom" she'd hired couldn't make it. The next minute he'd become Sloane Devereaux, Hayley's imaginary beloved. Not that he'd mind being loved by the gorgeous brunette...but the thought of marriage terrified him! Almost as much as a wedding night with Hayley tempted him....Manhunting...She's got a plan-to find herself a man!
Bad boy Logan loved a challenge-whether it was raising the eyebrows of the local townspeople, or seducing their daughters. But this time he was putting his heart on the line....Amber Madison has always had a weakness for sweet-talking Logan. Years ago, he'd even charmed her into running away with him-then he'd left her to go on alone. And he's still just as irresistible. During their moonlight trysts, Amber can't help falling for him all over again. But can she trust him not to walk away again once the nights are over?
TEXAS MENMAIL ORDER MENBachelor of the Month-Spencer PriceThis hunky scientist is also known to moonlight-as a centerfold! His exposure in the Science Hunks calendar has set women drooling all over the country. C'mon girls, treat yourself. Wouldn't you love to find Mr. December in your stocking?Lexi Jordan only wants one thing for Christmas: a man! But the pickings in tiny Rocky Falls are pretty slim...and she has to bring a genuine male to Christmas dinner! So when she finds Spencer Price's ad in Texas Men magazine, she decides to proposition him. Only one look at the sexy-as-sin scientist has Lexi making up a new Christmas wish list-one that keeps Mr. December in her bed well into the New Year....Mail Order Men-Satisfaction Guaranteed
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The Plot: Courtney Weathers desperately needs a date-for her older sister! Jeff Ryan needs a break from his workaholic stepbrother. The Personal Touch! brings the teens together as partners in But will it also make them family?Brooke Weathers is counting the days before Courtney goes to college. At least then, she might get a life-a sex life. Chase Davenport has been so busy climbing the corporate ladder and looking after Jeff, he can't remember ever having a sex life.But when the two kids decide to get married, Brooke and Chase have to team up to stop them. Too bad they can't keep their hands off each other long enough to do
The Lost Springs Ranch for troubled boys is at stake, and it's a man's duty to give back...After eight years of always doing the right thing, wealthy widow Jessica Fremont is ready to rebel against her mother-in-law's upper-crust interference into how she's raising her son. Nine-year-old Sam desperately wants to be a cowboy-to his grandmother's horror-and Jessica's going to help him. So she bids on gorgeous rancher Matthew Winston, who inherited his struggling spread, a home for retired circus animals. Jessica is hoping he'll show Sam the ropes. Except, she's about to discover that Sam's not the only Fremont with a weakness for cowboys....
Samantha Baldwin hates to lose. And she never does- unless her longtime rival, sexy Josh Crandall, is somehow involved. So when she learns that once again Josh has arrived on the scene just in time to ruin her professional life, she decides to play dirty. Her plan? To flirt her way to a promotion by wearing a skirt-a "man-magnet" skirt, one with the power to have any man eating out of her hands in seconds. But to her surprise, the only man Samantha attracts is Josh. And the chemistry between them lasts long after he takes off her skirt....
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