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The Harlequin More Than Words philanthropic program brings inspirational stories to life through the writing of seasoned romance authors. In this collection, three bestselling authors deliver short stories inspired by three real-life recipients of the award. Reissue.
Taking destiny in hand, three women were determined to have families of their own. . . but never expected true love to be part of the bargain!Nurses Rachel, Lily and Jenna never thought meeting Mr. Right would be so tough. After all, they were smart, attractive and surrounded every day by the sexy doctors at Portland General Hospital. As their biological clocks grew louder, all three decided it was time-husband or no-to have babies of their own. But pregnancy tested their friendship in ways they never thought possible. . . and made the notion of happily ever after seem out of reach. Of course, dreams sometimes do come true. . . .
From the moment the gorgeous, sexy stranger washed up on shore, millionaire Jarret Wilkenson was suspicious. Since he was one of the most eligible bachelors around, women were forever using strange antics to propose. And while this captivating visitor's amnesia routine was unique, he wasn't going to let her beauty distract him... Though Jarrett didn't have much choice but to let the woman with no memory stay in his home until someone claimed her, he was going to keep his fortune and young niece far away from her. Yet as Jarrett observed her natural maternal instincts at work, he couldn't help wondering about his mysterious guest's past...and future...with him...
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all December 2009 Silhouette Desire with one click!Get ready for a bundle filled with glitz and glamour with all six December 2009 Silhouette Desire books, including titles by New York Times bestselling authors Susan Mallery and Diana Palmer! Bundle includes: High-Powered, Hot-Blooded by Susan Mallery, The Maverick by Diana Palmer, Lone Star Seduction by Day Leclaire, To Tame Her Tycoon Lover by Ann Major, Millionaire Under the Mistletoe by Tessa Radley and Defiant Mistress, Ruthless Millionaire by Yvonne Lindsay.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, a fan--favorite story reminding us that sometimes the greatest love is the one you least expect. Stephanie Wynne has given up on finding a man who can help her raise her kids instead of acting like one himself--as her late husband did most of the time. No, she's in control of her own life now. Maybe she's just a little lonely, but there are temporary solutions for that... FBI negotiator Nash Harmon is trained to be cool and detached in every situation. But when he comes to Stephanie's B and B he finds that something about her lively family just draws him in. For the first time in a long time, he starts to realize why people have ties... Book 9 in Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers series Previously Published.
No tenía nada en contra de mantener una relación sin ataduras, pero su corazón no tardó en pedirle algo más. Stephanie Wynne era una mujer acostumbrada a vivir a toda velocidad, hasta que el agente del FBI Nash Harmon se alojó en su pequeño hotel y despertó sus fantasías. Cuando por fin se besaron de verdad, Stephanie decidió poner algunas reglas. No había ningún problema en compartir sensuales conversaciones de cama, pero ni hablar de amor. Parecía que nada podía sorprender a Nash hasta que aquella mujer le hizo perder el control; le enloqueció las hormonas y el corazón. Es un relato lleno de romance, pasión y sentimientos desatados, que reflejan en gran medida las características de la sociedad moderna.
One in a million-that's what widow Stephanie Wynne figured her chances were of finding a man who could help her raise her kids instead of acting like one himself. After experiencing that with her late husband, she was happy to finally be in control of her own life. Sure, it could get a little lonely, but there were ways around that....FBI negotiator Nash Harmon was trained to be cool and detached in every situation. But when he came to Stephanie's B&B, there was something about her lively family that drew him in, and for the first time in his life he understood why people had ties.Only Stephanie didn't want ties...at least, not to him. It would be his toughest negotiation, the odds were against him, but somehow Nash would convince her that she had, indeed, found the one.BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME!A Dad for Her Twins by Tanya MichaelsKenzie Green wasn't looking for a man to complete her family. Yet her enigmatic neighbor, Jonathan Trelauney, seemed to know just how to handle her children. Can JT make Kenzie see he's the right man for her twins...and for her?
Wedding bells are ringing in Fool's Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they've seen each other naked, but she'll never forget the way he broke her heart.Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada's "business only" ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again...or will their past get in the way?
You can't win if you don't play...Her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.Finn Andersson will do anything to keep his twin brothers the perfect contestants off the show. Despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn't dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.
Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. But he's also her boss and a good friend. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever.Since his divorce, Cameron hasn't been willing to trust his heart-or his daughter-with anyone else. For months he's pushed away all thoughts of taking Rina in his arms and kissing her, unwilling to risk their friendship for a single night of pleasure. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all...An ebook exclusive Fool's Gold series novella.l....Don't miss the latest title, A Fool's Gold Christmas, book 10 of the Fool's Gold series.
Andie Cochran thought she had at last escaped the clutches of her ruthless, power-mad ex-husband-but then he abducted the child she loved more than life itself. And now, alone in a foreign country, she had no one to turn to but another very dangerous man-a man who awakened passions she had thought long dead....Jeff Markum had come to this place in search of revenge, not caring that death could easily be the price he had to pay. But now, against his will, a woman was making him care about something more than vengeance-a woman who had once belonged to the very man he meant to destroy....
Montana Hendrix has found her calling-working with therapy dogs. With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, she's finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right...or maybe Dr. Right?Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can't have. Scarred since childhood, he avoids emotional entanglement by moving from place to place to heal children who need his skillful touch. Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Fool's Gold, or will he walk away, taking her broken heart with him?
Rugged Craig Haynes came from a long line of lady-killers. Lately, though, the single dad was targeting only Jill Bradford, his sons' new nanny. Two parts sweetness, one part sin, the pint-size redhead proved a wizard with his three rambunctious boys. So what made this miracle-worker insist she was strictly hired help? Could a houseful of Haynes males ambush her wary heart...and maker her a mother and wife?
"Are You My Baby's Mother?"Billionaire Alex Dalton has had more than his share of women. But now he needs just one-Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead who'd once given him the hottest night of his life. Was she the mother who had left a baby on the Dalton doorstep? When a paternity test proves inconclusive, he needs Julie's DNA to determine if it is Alex or his twin brother who's now a father. But when Julie refuses to cooperate, Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery delivers a celebrated story about finding the courage to forgive.Just about every nurse at Honeygrove Memorial is swooning with the arrival of heartthrob surgeon Trevor MacAllister. All except disillusioned Dana Rowan, who has vowed never to get involved with a doctor-much less be lured by Trevor's charm-again. She's resolved to stay as far away from "Dr. Love" as possible, but with fate conspiring against her, this is easier said than done.Trevor may be a brilliant surgeon, but being paired with Dana in a training seminar will push his limits...and force him to confront some unresolved feelings. He realizes that beneath Dana's prickly exterior is a heart just as tender as his own. Learning to work together is something they should be able manage...so long as love doesn't get in the way.Prince Charming, M.D. is part of the Prescription: Marriage miniseries along with A Doctor's Vow by Christine Rimmer and Dr. Mom and the Millionaire by Christine Flynn.
SHE WAS ALL KINDS OF WRONG FOR ROYALTY.... When it came to kingdoms, impulsive, up-from-the-streets Cleo Wilson was no Cinderella. Why, mere months ago she'd done the unthinkable: fallen for arrogant, irresistible Prince Sadik--and come up pregnant! Now, briefly back in Bahania, she had to hide her burgeoning curves or risk losing her baby-to-be to royalty! Tall, tempting Sadik promptly seduced Cleo anew...unveiled her secret...and demanded they wed! But could Cleo's lifelong fantasies of love and family find fulfillment in a palace? After all, wasn't she the last person on the planet to become a princess--and bring a proud, imperious prince to his senses...let alone his knees?
THE CEO'S REDEMPTION Jack Hanson knew what he wanted, and it wasn't a media empire. After his father died suddenly, Jack was forced to leave his law practice and take over his father's company. And, oh, yeah, pull it back from the brink of catastrophe. The one bright spot in the whole mess was his new hire-an old business-school friend, Samantha Edwards. Samantha was just as smart, fun and vibrant as she'd been in school, but now...she was a hell of a lot sexier. Samantha Edwards knew what she wanted, and it wasn't love. She'd already made a mess out of her life once. She wasn't about to jeopardize the best job she'd ever had by breaking the cardinal rule of business-falling for the boss. And yet, Jack needed her. And she needed him...because if he could put the company back together, perhaps he could heal her, too.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery brings you a fan--favorite story about how learning to trust can make us stronger than we can ever be alone. D. J. Monroe has to be at the very top of her game: it's her job and her life to teach people how to defend themselves. She needs to be the best--trained and the most highly skilled fighter in order to protect herself and others. So when Special Forces expert Quinn Reynolds defeats her, she vows to give him whatever he wants in exchange for his instruction. After all, if he can best her, she has to do better. But he wants the one thing D. J. isn't prepared to give--herself. Quinn asks too many questions. Makes her feel too much. He sees through too many of her defenses. And what he offers is a lifetime of happiness. But can D. J. trust him enough to seize that chance? Book 10 in Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers series Previously Published.
Self-defense instructor D. J. Monroe would do anything to be the best. Even if it meant asking super-sexy military expert Quinn Reynolds to demonstrate some of his finest moves. . . on and off the mat! Normally, D. J. didn't date, didn't trust, didn't let anyone in. But when she found herself falling for Quinn, could she let go of her past and embrace a future with him?
As a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever...Randi Howell had already fled her wedding when the lights went out leaving everyone confused. That's when she overheard a murder plot. Now on the run from the ruthless killers and a furious fiancé, she's made it halfway across the country to Texas. Brady Jones's ranch is the perfect safe haven-big sky, horses and no questions.Brady has taken in enough misfits and strays to know trouble when he sees it, but something about the feisty woman with the raven curls makes him give her a chance. Just as Randi is making him face his fears about love he learns she may have put everyone in danger....Book 7 of the 36 Hours series. Don't miss Book 8: An abandoned baby, a marriage of convenience-the storm turns lives upside down in Marriage by Contract by Sandra Steffen.
This title launches a new series by a "USA Today" bestselling author. Though Dmarcus Armstrong is a demanding, cranky boss, he's the star of Opal Lockhart's fantasies. But what chance does a naive secretary have with this self-made millionaire? Opal's sisters come to the rescue with a makeover and some attitude adjustment.
Worlds and hearts collide in this beloved tale by New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery.All-pomp-no-play Princess Alexandra Wyndham gets a royal wake-up call when a letter arrives at the palace, alleging the rightful heir to her throne is alive. Now she must travel to the ranch of the most majestic man sheâ TMs ever met. Cowboy Mitch Colton might be the key to finding her missing brother...if she can keep her focus on the search instead of the sexy rancher.Mitch is tight-lipped when it comes to the whereabouts of his elusive stepbrother-the suspected long-lost heir!-but he grudgingly opens his home to Alexandra. He can't seem to resist the regal beauty, and it isn't long before he opens his heart to her, as well. But can their romance survive their abiding differences...and the revelation of a royal baby on the way?A Royal Baby on the Way was originally part of the Royally Wed miniseries, which also featured the following titles:Undercover Princess by Suzanne BrockmannThe Princess's White Knight by Carla CassidyThe Pregnant Princess by Anne Marie WinstonMan...Mercenary...Monarch by Joan Elliott PickartA Royal Masquerade by Arlene JamesA Royal Marriage by Cara ColterA Royal Mission by Elizabeth AugustThe Expectant Princess by Stella BagwellThe Blacksheep Prince's Bride by Martha ShieldsCode Name: Prince by Valerie ParvAn Officer and a Princess by Carla Cassidy
For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance! Francesca Marcelli married at eighteen -- right on schedule, according to her warm, colorful family, who have always said a beauty like Francesca need never worry about finding love. But a few years later, finding herself on her own with a wide open future ahead of her, she pursues her educational passions -- with a risky experiment that takes her straight into the arms of playboy CEO Sam Reese. Delighted by Francesca's interest in a no-strings relationship, Sam suddenly finds himself needing her outside the bedroom when a secret from his past lands on his doorstep. But Francesca soon has a secret of her own to tell -- a bombshell that will force the diehard bachelor to show his true colors. Are there "I do"s in Sam and Francesca's future? Only if she can persuade him that home truly is where the heart finds happiness.
Once, Cole Stephenson had loved his young wife with a passion so hot it nearly burned itself out. But Elissa had saved him the trouble. Shaken by his intensity, she'd abandoned their marriage. To proud to pursue her, reluctant to divorce, for five years Cole secretly struggled to exorcise Elissa from his heart. But now she was back, driving him to sensual distraction as only his shy, virgin bride could. Loving Elissa had been heaven. Losing her had been hell. Could Cole survive a second chance at happiness?
For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance! Of all the Marcelli sisters, the only one who dreams of running the family's winery is Brenna -- and she's about to get her chance. But taking the helm at Marcelli Winery is tougher than she bargained for -- especially when she butts heads with her grandfather, whose Old World ways dictate that amaleshould inherit the business. In need of some fast capital in order to prove her grandfather wrong, Brenna turns to Nic Giovanni, her family's nemesis. . . . Years ago, she ended her secret relationship with Nic, choosing loyalty to her family over the hot passion they shared. But now he's back in her life, he's loaned her a million dollars, and their feelings for each other are stronger than ever. Brenna must find out for herself: Is Nic the love of her life? Or the schemer who could topple the Marcelli dynasty -- and break her heart? Meet the Marcelli family in a wonderful series that's warm, witty, and stunningly sensual. Look forThe Sparkling One, The Sassy One, andThe Marcelli Bride, all available from Pocket Star Books!
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