Extract from Dusty's diary, age 10I've never had a proper family Christmas. It's always just been me and my mum, Jess. But now I've met my cool uncle Ben. He's a doctor, just like my mum. I didn't know him until recently, but now I'm starting to know what it's like to have a dad around. Uncle Ben makes mum smile, and I even caught them kissing, but when I told her she blushed!As soon as Christmas is over, we're going home. But if I'm a really good boy, maybe Uncle Ben might want to come back, too?
Tempting the lone doc Sam Webster lives for three things: his little heart patients, his dog and surfing. Out on the waves this gorgeous lone wolf can find the solace he craves. When a bubbly new nurse spots him on the beach and begs him to teach her to surf, his first reaction is a big fat no! But Zoe's lust for life is infectious and tempting-she has learned to grab each moment. Can she show Sam that life is worth living if he'll take the biggest risk of all with her?
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As a widow and single mom, Susan is wary about meeting the man who has just inherited the rambling castle in Australia where she and her small daughter live. Surely New York financier Hamish Douglas will want to sell up? Hamish had planned to turn the castle into a luxury hotel-until he met the beautiful Susie. He might see everything as a potential business deal, but even he couldn't deny the attraction between them. Nor could he evict her and her baby from their beloved home. For Hamish, surely marriage was the only sensible solution? But Susie is the last person who will accept a marriage proposal just because it's "sensible." If Hamish wants to marry her, he'll have to prove he loves her first!
Hugo Thurston, big-shot billionaire and heir to the Thurston Empire, prefers to keep a low profile. But when traveling on the grand Ghan Railway, he finds himself sharing a dinner table with beautiful ex-ballerina Amy Cotton, who threatens to seriously derail his icy cool!She may be alluring, but Hugo has no time for distractions. This trip is about making life-changing career decisions...not succumbing to Amy's charms. But when Amy turns up in his suite, dressed in pink satin pajamas and begging him for help, it might just be too late....
Tammy is surprised to learn she's become guardian of her orphaned nephew, Henry, who will one day be crown prince of a European country....Marc, the darkly handsome prince regent, wants Henry brought up as royalty, and he's not used to hearing "no." But feisty Australian Tammy has no time for titles, and she's determined to give her nephew all the love a baby needs, even if she has to become Marc's stand-in princess....
Would he stop the wedding?When Dr. Ryan Henry had left Australia, teenager Abbey Wittner had been devastated. Now he was back-and the first thing he did on arrival was to knock her off her bicycle!Abbey was now also a doctor-the only doctor for miles, in fact. And, temporarily out of action after the accident, she needed Ryan to act as her replacement.To her delight, he seemed to find the grown-up Abbey quite a revelation! And being with him again was pure bliss! Until she discovered that he was only back in Australia to plan his wedding-and honeymoon-and that his fiancée would soon be joining him....
Hotshot doctor Sam Renaldo has traveled to Ocean Spray to make amends for his twin brother, who abandoned a woman pregnant with his babies. But Sam is immediately struck by Susie Mayne. She is the island's only medic, and a single mother of twins. She gives everything she's got. Susie is equally struck by Sam. Yet while he's nothing like Grant, he is still Grant's twin brother. How can she trust Sam not to break her and the twins' hearts? But Sam knows that Susie and her kids could give him the love and family he's always wanted, and he'll do anything to have the chance to take care of them forever.
An only child, Shanni Jefferson doesn't do family. But temporarily homeless and jobless, she jumps at the offer of a live-in nannying position. How hard can it be to look after one little baby? Pierce MacLachlan has been economical with the truth-- instead of one child, there are five! He's out of his depth with the unruly yet lovable brood. . . . But every night, once the children are all safely tucked in bed, Shanni wonders whether family life--with gorgeous Pierce--might suit her after all. . . .
Two people have entered Cal Jamieson's life-his long-lost lover and his unknown son!Cal Jamieson never gets involved. That is why he's a surgeon in isolated Crocodile Creek, and why he never wants a family-and why Gina Lopez had to leave him.Then Gina returns, with the son he didn't know he had. She's only come to tell Cal he is a father, but she is forced to stay when an abandoned baby needs all her medical skills. Can Cal face up to fatherhood? Can he risk losing Gina again? And can he persuade her to stay-this time for good?
Dr. Lizzie Darling causes an accident that leaves Dr. Harry McKay with a broken leg! As the only available doctor, Lizzie stays to fill in at his little practice in Birrini. Slowly, Lizzie finds her heart going out to Birrini and its dangerously charming doctor. . .
Peta and Marcus had a wonderful whirlwind wedding - but it's only a marriage of convenience! Now Marcus Benson is showering his bride with gifts and offering a life of luxury. Surely that must be a dream come true for penniless Peta? But she wants him, not his money, and therein lies the problem - Marcus has built impenetrable walls around his heart. Has Peta got what it takes to knock them down. . . '
The last person Mardie Rainey expects to see on her doorstep is her childhood sweetheart, Blake Maddock. Fifteen years ago, Blake Maddock had walked away, leaving her teenage heart sore and broken. But now-with a thunderstorm raging overhead-she can't turn him away, nor the injured border collie in his arms....Blake Maddock spent his life running from one tragic mistake... Now the frightened boy has become a formidable man-and he's coming back for the woman he has never forgotten....
Molly Farr can see why millionaire businessman Jackson Baird is called Australia's most eligible bachelor! He's charming, handsome, successful...and if Molly can't close the deal on a huge property with him she'll lose her job.So the last thing Molly needs is to be distracted by an inconvenient attraction to her most valued client! Especially since Jackson has a reputation for dating only the most gorgeous, glamorous types-what could a man like him ever see in an ordinary woman like her?Molly doesn't know-but Jackson does....
Teacher Misty Lawrence has lived her whole life in Banksia Bay, cherishing a secret list of faraway dreams. Just as she's finally about to take flight, Nicholas Holt-tall, dark and deliciously bronzed-turns up in her classroom with his little son Bailey and an injured stray spaniel in tow. Misty soon falls head over heels for all three-but her scrapbook of wishes keeps calling. Misty must decide: follow her dreams, or her heart? Because a girl can't have it all-can she?
Nikki Morrissy is in beautiful Banksia Bay for a fresh start. Even renting half a cottage from the town's lone wolf, enigmatic Gabe Carver, cannot distract her from focusing on her new life! And Gabe is determined that, despite having to share his home with the undeniably attractive Nikki, he will keep to himself.... Until a scared and lonely dog, howling into the night, has them literally bumping into each other! As the pooch gazes up at them, Gabe and Nikki realize they'll have to work together on this one. Suddenly their plans to avoid each other are crumbling around them....
''I rescued you on this island...and you rescued me right back." Ben Logan never asks anyone for help. Until, during a deadly hurricane, he's washed up on a deserted island. There he finds his life in the hands of sparky, petite nurse Mary Hammond. Trapped with only each other for comfort, Ben and Mary turn to one another. Back home safely, Mary dominates Ben's dreams. And when, three months later, Mary arrives at Ben's New York office, it's with news that their one night had the power to change their lives forever.... Don't miss Ben's twin brother's story, The Maverick Millionaire by Alison Roberts, on sale next month!
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A light plane has crashed near isolated Dolphin Cove. The pilot's dead, and passengers are missing. But when Dr. Alistair Benn asks for help, they send Dr. Sarah Rose. Alistair held Sarah responsible for a tragedy in his past. He has never forgiven her. . . or forgotten her.
The Ogre of Barega? Not this dad! Vet Jessica Harvey had need of Dr. Niall Mountmarche's professional services, and it was clear that he needed her loving support of his small daughter, Paige. Jess had to convince Niall that being reclusive and behaving like the Ogre of Barega wasn't the best way of helping Paige overcome her problems-or his own! But no matter how close the three of them became, Jess knew that Niall was holding something back, just as she was. If she could confide her past to him, would Niall stay on the island? It didn't seem likely....
The perfect wedding? Dr. Fern Rycroft had disappointed the islanders once by not returning to work there, so she agreed to her aunt's wishes that she have an island wedding. But Fern hadn't anticipated two things-the actions of Lizzy Hurst, who adored Fern's fiancé and wanted to stop the wedding, and meeting the new doctor, Quinn Gallagher. Lizzy's antics resulted in mass food poisoning, so Fern had no choice except to work with Quinn, and by the time the panic was over, Fern knew the wedding was off-unless there was a chance of a substitute groom?
Nine years ago Prince Andreas Karedes returned to his island kingdom of Aristo in the Mediterranean Sea to take up his regal duties, not knowing that Holly, the sweet Australian girl with whom he'd briefly fallen in love, had become pregnant. . . . Tragically, Holly lost their baby. She remained on her parents' farm to be near her tiny son's final resting place, wishing Andreas would return! A royal scandal is about to break: a dirt-digging journalist has discovered Holly's secret! Andreas's childhood sweetheart must come and face him. Passion runs high as Andreas issues an ultimatum--to avoid disgrace, Holly must become his bride!
The throne of Alp d'Estella lies empty: Prince Regent Max de Gautier travels to the Outback to find the next heir-eight-year-old orphan Marc. Max isn't expecting to be confronted by a feisty woman who is fiercely protective of her adopted family. Although Pippa is wary of this dashing prince, she cannot deny Marc his heritage-nor her attraction to Max-so she agrees to spend one month in his royal kingdom. Will it be enough to convince Pippa and the kids to stay-and for Max to make her his royal bride?
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