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CHILDFINDERS, INC.THE DETECTIVE'S TEMPTING, TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT...Something in Savannah King's crystal-blue eyes spoke to Sam as she desperately pleaded for his help in finding her child. Detective Sam Walters knew he was this frightened woman's last hope, but he vowed not to get too close. Until she made a spot for herself on the investigation...and in his life. No woman had ever affected this loner so instantly as Savannah. But once Sam found her daughter-and he would-he knew he would face his toughest case yet: winning Savannah's heart, so he could be her hero for all seasons!When a child is missing and a heart need mending, it's time to call ChildFinders, Inc.
HIS ONLY FEARKidnapped as a boy, Chad Andreini had devoted his life to rescuing abducted children. But this anguished mother was different. Alluring Veronica Lancaster stirred within Chad a long-buried desire to belong somewhere-and made more painful the stark dread that he never would. . . . HER ONLY HOPETrusting a total stranger with her precious child's life wasn't easy for Veronica, but walking away from Chad would have been even harder. her child's safe return was all she wanted from this comforting yet cryptic man, until the night they turned to each other in lonely desperation--and undeniable desire. . . .
CHILDFINDERS, INC.THE MARRIAGE MASQUERADECade Townsend knew almost nothing about his new wife! But posing as McKayla Dellaventura's husband was the only way they could expose the black-market ring that had stolen her infant niece-and his son. Still, the savvy investigator realized his marriage to the beautiful stranger who'd blasted herself into his solitary life needed to look real in every respect. He just didn't expect this amazing woman to arouse almost-forgotten emotions and needs. And he suddenly knew his family would never be complete unless McKayla made him more than just her hero in the nick of time!When a child is missing and a heart needs mending, it's time to call ChildFinders, Inc.
A Real Cowboy. A Real Home? Rafe Rodriguez never reckoned on playing hero to a beautiful, big-city stranger. But when he saves Valentine Jones from a charging bull, this Rodriguez brother's fate is all but sealed. The Hollywood photographer is on location in Forever to scout out an authentic dude ranch. And nothing could feel more real-or right-than the fiery feelings Val's awakening in Rafe. And he knows just how their real-life romance should end! Haunted by tragedy, Val knows life isn't like the movies. Still, a girl could get used to having a sexy protector like Rafe around. The Texas rancher is wreaking havoc with her credo of never settling in one place. Is Val headed for heartbreak again? Or has she finally found a place to belong with this cowboy who's starting to make her believe in forever?
The Sheriff Who Found Christmas by Marie Ferrarella Now that Sheriff Garrett Tanner is guardian of his niece, Lani Chisholm is more determined than ever to get the sexy Scrooge into the holiday spirit. With a heart the size of Texas, the ex-big-city cop has more than enough love for Garrett and his little girl. And with some unexpected help from a tree hunt and a missing angel, a certain Western lawman just may discover his own Christmas miracle.... A Rancho Diablo Christmas by Tina Leonard Trading kisses under the mistletoe is not what brought Johnny Donovan to Rancho Diablo. After all, he's a diehard bachelor-and Jess St. John's the most undomesticated woman in New Mexico. Then why does the petite horse trainer fill Johnny with such heart-soaring holiday spirit? The plan was to outsmart the Callahan matchmakers. Only, now it's Johnny who's hankering to get Jess to say yes. What's a love-charmed Santa to do?
USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella returns with those sizzling, law-enforcing Cavanaughs! A lone wolf who'd prefer to work solo, Detective Kane Durant has been through six partners. His latest? A chatty, go-getter blonde he can't seem to intimidate with his killer stare-downs and deadly silence. But when they're assigned a case of home invasions in the ritzy section of town, he's impressed by Detective Kelly Cavanaugh's quick mind, her determination to catch the perp...and how badly he wants her. With one month to prove herself to her tall, tough and sexy new partner, Kelly works overtime to crack the case-and the hardened detective by her side. But when late nights on the job lead to passion, Kelly's heart is suddenly on the line, too.
It Takes a Very Special Man to Win That Special Woman!A silver tongue. A killer smile. Spectacular muscles. Handsome Murphy Pendleton had all the right parts to make any number of women swoon. But, injured in an act of heroism, he suddenly craved only one; shy, solemn healer Dr. Shawna Saunders. Shawna knew that fleeting seduction-not lasting love-was Murphy's stock in trade. So putting him back together might just leave her shattered. Still, he'd uncovered a passionate secret core inside her, and it was a risk she would willingly take....
FAMILIES ARE FOREVERALL THE GOOD ONES WERE TAKEN...Since high school, Caroline Masters' heart had belonged to just one man: Sloan Walters. But Sloan had already pledged his love to another, so Caroline left town, vowing never to reveal her secret feelings.Now, twelve years had passed. Sloan was raising his two rambunctious boys alone when fate brought him and Caroline together again. Time had changed a lot of things-including the way Sloan looked at her. Caroline could barely believe it. Could she turn the man of her dreams into the husband of a lifetime?Happily ever after...with kids!
Police officer Riley McIntyre is less than thrilled at being teamed with former academy classmate Sam Wyatt. They're assigned to solve a string of home invasions. The man is as mind-stoppingly handsome as he is irritating, sparking in Riley deliciously improper thoughts. But how can she possibly trust him on any level?Sam's life has just been upended, too. . . by the appearance of a six-year-old daughter he never knew about. Terrified of fatherhood, he turns to Riley for help with the sweet little girl. Before long, their days on the job end with nights of domestic bliss and insatiable passion. And when Riley's life is in jeopardy, Sam realizes how desperate he is to save her and his new family. . . .
"You can go back to being the city's dark knight. " Dr. Aleksandra Pulaski tells officer Zane Calloway exactly what she thinks when he shows up in her E. R. with a bullet wound. But Zane isn't leaving her E. R. too fast. A former domestic violence case went bad, and now Alyx's life is in danger. With Zane her only hope. . . ;. Zane reluctantly signs up to be Alyx's bodyguard. Trouble is, he could get used to having the infuriating beauty around-permanently. But can he keep her safe from a bitter man's revenge long enough for her to penetrate his steely heart?
You loved the Maitlands-now discover a new branch of the family!Independent rancher Rafe Maitland had never met his wealthy relatives-and planned to keep it that way. But when matriarch Megan Maitland's lovely personal assistant arrived on his doorstep, determined to ensure his presence at the family reunion, Rafe showed he could be as demanding and crafty as any other Maitland. Because the price for his company was a marriage of convenience-and all to keep custody of the little girl he'd inherited. . . .
From foes to friends to...forever?Screenwriter Wyatt Taylor can't let his dying father's work on a book about century-old Ladera Inn by the Sea come to naught, even if fulfilling that promise means going toe-to-toe with the innkeeper's spitfire daughter. His history with Alexandra Roman dates back to a competitive childhood rivalry, so he expects more of the same animosity. He must really be grieving to be caught off guard by Alex's beauty and compassion.For Alex's part, working with Wyatt is unfamiliar territory. The sooner she helps him realize his father's dream the sooner he'll be on his way and she can get back to caring for her family. Yet all it takes is one unexpected kiss to teach her that sometimes change can be for the better. Much better.
Detective Patrick Cavanaugh survived by the skin of his teeth, and was one of the fiercest law enforcers west of the Mississippi. He wasn't friendly or popular, but he waged a war against crime with a ruthlessness that scared his peers. Now someone wanted to bring him down. And when you had more enemies than friends, where did you go for answers?Fun-loving Detective Margaret McKenna became Patrick's new partner. Little did he know Margaret had the power to ruin his life and was assigned to watch his every move. Nothing had prepared them for an attraction ocean deep-and just as forbidden. While Patrick tried to fight against their love, Margaret couldn't keep from believing in his innocence-and hoping he'd believe in their future.
Destination Wedding Guest List:THE EX-WIFEMegan McNeil is genuinely happy to escort her little girls to their father's wedding in Kauai, Hawaii-even though she feels like a third wheel. One gorgeous groomsman definitely disagrees. But are they both carrying too much baggage to begin a new romance?THE BEST MANDevlin Marshall won't let anything spoil his buddy's big day-not even his own rocky marriage. Secrets and mistrust have divided him from his Amy, but the love in the air seems to be catching....THE SISTERFamily comes first. Deep down, Gabi Foster knows it, but this holiday is hurting her career. Can a sweet, sexy surfing instructor convince her that love is worth more than a business deal?
Two beloved classics from USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella MOTHER IN TRAINING Lawyer Jack Lever is used to order-not the disorder of two small children. Suddenly left without a babysitter, the single dad can't believe his fortune when Zooey Finnegan agrees to become his children's nanny. Zooey is happy to take care of Jack's kids, and she soon grows to love them as if they are her own. And it doesn't take them long to fall in love with Zooey, either. But their father could be a different story.... A BILLIONAIRE AND A BABY From the moment the very pregnant-and beautiful- Sherry Campbell corners him in the elevator, corporate raider Sin-Jin Adair feels the reporter's hold on him. She wants the secrets of his past, but all he wants is his privacy. After heroically delivering Sherry's baby, Sin-Jin finds himself yearning to become a part of her little family. But is he good enough for them... or will Sherry turn him away?
Can an independent cowboy be lassoed by love when he least expects it? USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella arrives at Horseback Hollow with the latest installment of the popular Fortunes of Texas continuity! Liam "Fortune" Jones knows exactly who and what he is: the son of Deke Jones, born and bred in Horseback Hollow. He is an old-fashioned cowboy, committed to tradition and used to getting his own way. And he won't change for anyone-not even for the sassy aspiring chef who's been tormenting his dreams.... Julia Tierney holds the distinction of being the only woman who ever turned Liam down. She's an independent lady with dreams way bigger than their rustic hometown. Every time she runs into that bullheaded rancher, they bicker. The man makes her nuts! But there's something about Liam that keeps roping her in and making her come back for more....
Ten years ago Cash Taylor said goodbye to his close-knit hometown and hello to the fast track of big-city success. Now a criminal lawyer with a guilty heart and a lot of soul-searching to do, he's back in Forever, Texas, for his grandfather's wedding. Taking a walk down the aisle himself is the last thing on his mind. That is, until he sees Alma Rodriguez, the woman he was crazy about but left behind.As a deputy, Alma knows how to keep her emotions in check. It's not easy, especially when Cash looks into her eyes. He hurt her once, yet she can't resist having him in her life again. Alma sees he's troubled, and she wants to help-if she can keep love out of the equation. But it just might be the answer they both need!
It's been eighteen years since Kara Calhoun laid eyes on David Scarlatti, the one man who'd always gotten under her skin-the wrong way! That doesn't stop a pair of matchmaking moms from believing their son and daughter are made for each other. So Kara cooks up her own scheme to prove them wrong. Even if it means temporarily dating the super-geek-turned-dedicated-surgeon...who's much too good-looking for this video game tester's good!The bubbly blonde dynamo is the skinny tomboy who used to drive Dave crazy? Impossible! And agreeing to her plan is even crazier...especially when Kara awakens irresistible desire in the reserved physician. With their pretend romance flaring into something neither expected, Dave devises a backup plan: convincing Kara that that incredible first kiss won't be their last....
When city gal Ginny Marlow stormed into Serendipity, Montana, to bail out her little sister, she didn't expect to be sentenced herself--to ten days on Sheriff Quint Cutler's ranch! Or that "doing time" with this laid-back lawman would completely unsettle her well-ordered life. Quint knew just what Ginny and her sister needed. As for his own needs, after one all-consuming kiss, he couldn't help himself. He wanted Ginny in his arms forever. And soon he was building a case that even she couldn't resist!
To Kelsey Marlowe, policemen spell one thing-- T-R-O-U-B-L-E. So she struggles to resist Officer Morgan Donnelly's charms even though he'd gallantly come to her mother's aid. But when her family insists on meeting the man who'd saved their beloved matriarch, she finds herself unbelievingly tempted to kiss him under the mistletoe. Talk about trouble. . . Becoming involved with the Marlowe clan was not what Morgan has in mind. He doesn't do entanglements--yet he can't help wanting to become entangled with Kelsey in more ways than one. He's never put much stock in holiday presents before, so why is she quickly moving to the top of his wish list?
The marriage scheme...The Mom: runs a matchmaking service and refuses to find herself a date! Her son wants her to find herself a husband, but Rosemary Gallagher wants to remain happily unmarried.The Kid: has the perfect plan and doesn't care if it gets him grounded for a year. Little Danny is going to get his mommy married, and he wouldn't mind having a dad, too.The Would-be Groom: doesn't have a clue that he's about to say bye-bye to bachelorhood. Chris Maverick, get ready to walk down that aisle!
Seeing Brody Hayes again was like seeing a ghost. But, Irena Yovich noted with relief, the resemblance he bore to his late playboy brother--Irena's philandering ex-boyfriend--was purely physical. Still, she knew she'd better not get too close. . . . Brody had been secretly in love with Irena for years, and now she was suddenly within his reach. All he had to do was convince her that they were meant to be--that he was the right brother after all. . . .
Dr. Peter Sullivan is the only one who can save Raven Songbird's little brother, but who was going to ease the widowed neurosurgeon's secret sorrow?
Bundles of JoyTWENTY POUNDS OF PERFECTIONThe moment Malcolm Evans laid eyes on tiny Robin Winslow, he was hooked. An enchantress in pink cotton rompers, she brought back feelings Malcolm would have sworn he'd buried for good.AND A MOMMY TO MATCHChrista Winslow had her baby daughter's blue eyes and blond hair-and the same indefinable spirit. And when Malcolm saw mother and child together, it made him wish for a family, something a man like him could only dream of....WOULD LOVE TURN MALCOLM INTO MR. DADDY?Sometimes small packages lead to the biggest surprises!
Morgan Cutler is used to getting headaches from Wyatt McCall, but not heartaches! So why is her sexy neighbor suddenly starting to make her pulse jump? Could that one magical wedding night--not their own, mind you--have been enough to set sparks of a different nature flying between these longtime rivals? And would possible excuse could she have for kissing him senseless? Well, she'll make certain that doesn't happen again. Only problem is, Wyatt seems determined that is does!
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