Austin Cahill had parlayed his business savvy To The point that he had everything he wanted out of life. Except, Of course, a child. And Caroline Lamont had happily agreed to provide him with one. Event planner Anna Maitland was a pro at themed extravaganzas. Medieval knights and ivy-draped bowers were right up her alley. So Caroline Lamont had to have her orchestrate Texas's wedding of the year. Landing the account For The Cahill-Lamont nuptials had an unexpected fringe benefit. Anna's son, Will, got to meet his idol, Austin Cahill. The problem was, The charismatic Mr. Cahill was proving pretty irresistible to Will's mom, too, even though she was doing a bang-up job of arranging his wedding to another woman!
A rogue wind blows hang glider Kara Abbott off course and snags her on a branch jutting from a canyon wall. The wind buffets her. She fears the branch won't hold. Then, from the cliff above, comes help. . . . Being rescued by gorgeous K-9 Officer Cole Winslow is a fantasy come true for single mom Kara Abbott--especially when Cole continues to be there for her and her eight-year-old son. Yet Kara senses she wants more from Cole than he's willing to give. And Cole is holding back--but not for the reasons she thinks. Now it's Kara's turn to be there for Cole, and rescue him. . . from the grip of his past.
It's the most romantic day of the year...a day symbolized by a heart, and dedicated to the expression of our deepest yearnings and strongest affections. Discover the irresistible power of love on this very special day with 14 captivating stories about the search for love and the fulfillment of romantic hopes and dreams. Bundle includes Her Secret Valentine, Knock Three Times, The Bride's Surprise, Just Say Yes, Once Upon a Mattress, Gabe's Special Delivery, My Man Valentine, Behind Closed Doors, Mom and Mr. Valentine, In Too Deep, To Die For, Dance with the Devil, Blind Date from Hell and Taking Her Time.
He'll be home for Christmas... Jeff James survived capture inspired by the memory of Liza deLane's apricot-glazed ham. And her luscious lips. Now he's a free man, with one Christmas wish--to meet Liza, the new Martha Stewart, heroine of hearth, home and keeping hubby happy. Uh-oh--her home? She'd never found a room she couldn't decorate, a baby she couldn't cuddle, a mess she couldn't clean up. Until Jeff. Now America's sweetheart has a problem...a borrowed husband, some rented kids and a very big secret.
Diana Palmer, Rawhide and Lace-She left him vowing never to return. Her heart is finally mending. . . and now he wants her back.
Darrick McKeon has a major problem -- twin baby girls had been abandoned at his hospital and all the staff had been given was the daddy's name -- D. K. McKeon! One of his brothers must be the father. But then he remembers a certain mountaintop and a lovely lissom pilot who landed him there . . . nine months ago.
WHO'S THE DADDY? IT'S A...DADDY? NAME: Duncan K. McKeon, 6', 170lbs. HAIR: Perfect EYES: Even Better DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: On-screen sizzle, real-life fire FIRST WORDS: "Call my agent!" One sweet night Duncan McKeon had met his soul mate in darkness. But in the morning, the mystery woman had vanished. They'd made some beautiful memories together, but nine months later, Duncan found out they'd made more than that.... Duncan looked into the twins' faces and knew "Dad" was his best role ever. All his new family needed was a wife and mother. He swore he'd track his mystery woman to the world's end, double diaper bag and all. Turned out, though, she was much closer to home...
Her biological clock just struck midnight.Independent woman Natalie Browning had given up on love-but not on motherhood. Her fiance had split, the sperm bank was a debacle.... Then she met entrepreneur Ben Griffin, the handsome widowed father of two perfect daughters. He was honorable, intelligent, incredibly sexy...her perfect daddy candidate!Many a woman had asked Ben for his manly assistance-say, in lifting heavy boxes or changing car oil-but not Will you father my baby? He'd never been so entranced by a woman, so starved for her touch, but Natalie's proposition was outlandish-and absolutely out of the question! Or was it?
There's the date from hell-the guy in a bad suit and toupee-and the hot date from hell.These men are waaay too tempting. One wicked, sexy grin and, well-who can resist! Certainly not these three women....A spy should know better, but this spy gets stuck on a blind-date assignment with the ex-partner who broke her heart. A lot of making up can get done between scaling rooftops and dodging bullets.A hostess discovers what it's like to really crash and burn on her first date with the undercover cop who's been casing her restaurant....And if that isn't hot enough, what about a date from hell...literally. Satan at his seductive best! It's getting hot in here....
Three identical sisters, three handsome bachelors and one enchanted night-nine months later, one woman is about to become a mother, but WHO'S THE DADDY? 3 to 1 odds: fatherhood! David Hartford had met a beautiful and mysterious woman one fateful night, but she'd disappeared before the sunrise. And then he'd seen a picture of the missing woman, very pregnant, and knew he had to find her-for the baby had to be his! David had stolen Athena Ames's heart that night, but they hadn't made a baby. When a chance encounter brought them together again, David demanded the truth. But Athena had secrets to keep and a mystery to solve-how could she tell him she had two identical sisters...and one of them was pregnant? But who was the daddy?
Three identical sisters, three handsome bachelors and one enchanted night-nine months later, one woman is about to become a mother, but WHO'S THE DADDY?Kissing a strangerEx-CIA agent Trevyn McGinty had sworn off love and commitment. But when he met Alexis Ames at a masquerade ball, he managed to lose his heart to her in just a few short hours. Then suddenly Alexis was gone, like some heroine of a fairy tale-and all Trevyn had of her was a memory....Alexis Ames, one of identical triplets, hadn't forgotten Trevyn either. Not his smile, not his touch. And not why she'd gone to the masquerade party in the first place-to find out his real identity. Now with her missing sister about to give birth, would Alexis discover how Trevyn fit into her sister's disappearance before she fell even further in love with a stranger?
Three identical sisters, three handsome bachelors and one enchanted night-nine months later, one woman is about to become a mother, but WHO'S THE DADDY?Finally, the father is revealed!Augusta Ames woke up in a hospital room with no memory of who she was-or how she'd gotten pregnant! Then one night a handsome stranger came to her, stated they were married and whisked her away. It was for her own good, he'd said. She had to trust him. But trusting him meant giving her heart to a man she didn't remember....Bram Bishop couldn't tell Augusta the truth-he wasn't her husband, but he was her baby's father. Somehow he'd have to remind her of all they'd planned for their future. But if her memory never returned, he had to make her fall in love with him-all over again!
The DELANCEY BROTHERS Three very different brothers. Three very different lives. One great opportunity. The Delancey brothers have inherited a dilapidated winery in Oregon, and Tate--the oldest of the three--couldn't be happier. This is the perfect chance for a new life. Tate never expected things to be easy, and that was before he found out the winery came with a beautiful but prickly field manager named Colette. Her two daughters like him well enough, but she's fighting him at every step. Soon he realizes that fighting's the last thing he wants to do with Colette. The question is: How can he convince her?
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: The cozy Twin Oaks B and B...a perfect retreat for divorced dad and dentist Michael Flynn to kick back over spring break with his two young daughters-and his St. Bernard. Single mom and supermarket cashier Colleen O'Connor had the same idea for her and her two little boys...and their Siamese cat. Bad combination! No sooner had they arrived than the snow began, the kids started brawling and the cat went after the dog. Even Mike and Colleen were fighting-their attraction!Checkout: When Colleen finally admitted she wanted Mike, he made the outrageous proposal to join their families. She'd have to be crazy to say yes...or she'd have to be in love!
From boardroom barracuda Work was everything to businessman Aaron Bradley. So when his four young nephews were orphaned and left to Susan Turner, he should have been relieved. Instead, he yearned for a chance at fatherhood. Aaron didn't know the first thing about children, but he hoped Susan would coach him. If only she weren't so temptingly distracting... ...to husband and father material? Susan Turner was finally a mother; now all she need was the right man to fulfill her other dreams-the steamy, romantic, 'til-death-do-us-part kind that Aaron inspired. The stubborn bachelor was determined to remain single, but Susan had a plan-and it began with a kiss... The Daddy Club: From Diapers to Dating-These Single Dads Learn It All!
9 Months Later Amnesia. A marriage of convenience. A secret baby. Two brothers are in a car accident. Greg is killed. Keith is left with amnesia. And the only person he remembers at all is Emily...Emily who's obviously very pregnant. With his child? In order to secure her baby's future, Emily pretends that Keith is right--and her life suddenly gets a whole lot more complicated. Because Emily's falling in love with Keith--and his memory is coming back! 9 Months Later
Christmas is for Kids Dear Santa, Please send: A doll for Janie. A train set for Mikey. A man for Mommy. Yours truly, Janie and Mikey Cummings The last thing Maribeth Cummings wanted was a man. But resisting tall, dark and handsome Joe Carpenter wasn't easy. The sexy, brown-eyed stranger had come to her Beacon Bluff, Oregon, bed-and-breakfast for the holidays, and then charmed her children into thinking he was Santa's gift to women. Funn thing was, he almost had her believing it, too. But Joe wouldn't settle for "almost...."
From the kitchen of Murial Jenson: A Recipe for Love, Laughter and Lower Cholesterol* Take one junk-food-loving single father named Jason Warfield, who's decided-strictly for the sake of his kids-that he'd better change his ways.* Add one slightly uptight nutritionist, Laura Price, who's trying to teach that absolutely infuriating man how to eat better, get more exercise and maybe live longer-so she can have the pleasure of killing him herself!* Stir a well-shaken Laura into the sheer madness of the Warfield household-over extremely high heat-and then fold her into Jason's arms....
The Abbots: A Dynasty In The MakingHe says it's overKillian Abbott, head of the Abbott family's fashion conglomerate, feels his blood boil at the mere mention of his wife's name. He fell under Cordie's spell, entranced by the cloud of fiery hair and that creamy skin, but when he found her with another man, it was like being doused with a bucket of cold water.She says it's only just begunDesperate to rekindle Killian's passion, Cordie impetuously hatches a plot. The baby she's carrying will lure him back to her the way nothing else can. Her daring scheme appears to be working when he invades her Manhattan apartment and carries her off to his Long Island home. Once they're alone, victory should be just a kiss away. Except, some things never go according to plan....
The Lost Springs Ranch for troubled boys is at stake, and it's a man's duty to give back......So there's going to be an auction!Bachelor #4Name: Amos Pike, 34Occupation: CEO of Pike's Pickled Peppers Toy CompanyBiggest Achievement: Smiles on children's facesBodyguard Meg Loria had never before drawn such an assignment from her family's security firm: successfully bid on a gorgeous guy at a charity auction, hole up alone with him in a secluded cabin so she could protect him from his rivals without his knowledge, and then try-just try!-to keep her mind strictly on her work.
The Abbots: A Dynasty in the MakingShe's No Abbott...When China Grant believed that maddeningly opinionated, very stubborn and terribly handsome Campbell Abbott of the wealthy Abbott clan was her long-lost brother, the two of them fought the way siblings do. But once DNA tests prove he isn't, she's fighting something new-an irresistible attraction!Not Yet!Campbell is the family maverick-when everyone else rushed to adopt the lovely interloper, he held back. But now that she's determined to leave the Abbotts and continue the search for her birth parents, he won't let her go.Because the same tests that ruled China out of the family meant some seriously intimate relations with Campbell were suddenly ruled in!
"Losthampton Heiress Found!"Kidnapped as a toddler twenty-five years ago, Janet Abbott is finally back where she belongs, and just in time to see her two long-lost brothers get married. The whole clan welcomes her with open arms-except for the person whose arms she'd most like to be in, that is.Brian Girard, the "illegitimate Abbott," wants to avoid the festivities like the plague, afraid the press will dredge up old scandals, embarrass the family and make him look like a gold digger-or worse. But Janet's an Abbott in every sense of the word and doesn't like to lose.Which explains why persuading him to join the wedding party is the first step in her grand plan to get the last "legitimate" Abbott-Janet herself-to the altar, as well!The Abbots
The Abbots: A Dynasty in the MakingLove Is The Riskiest Business Of AllIf Sophie Foster counted her blessings, her children would top the list-except when their obsession with finding a father puts her on the spot. Like that day two of them decide to ensnare a member of the wealthy Abbott clan who they agree would be perfect for the part-if he wasn't so addicted to danger.Sophie knows that handsome Sawyer Abbott does stunts to raise money for good causes, but bitter experience has taught her that men who live on the edge end up hurting themselves and the people who love them. The daredevil's sun-kissed hair and chiseled bronze features, however, come with the heart of a hero, and now it's her turn to learn what women in the small town of Losthampton, Long Island, have been saying about Sawyer Abbott all along.... Resistance Is Futile!
Reporter Rob Friedman is determined to prove Celeste Huntington is a murderer, before she can hurt anyone else. By default, he's now protector of a woman who'd rather throw herself in front of a freight train than listen to him. Judy needs protection, but she's damned if she'll take it from Rob Friedman. In her mind, reporters only make a bad situation worse. Still, he's her only link to the sister she's lost and the child that Celeste will stop at nothing to possess. With Celeste in hot pursuit, Rob is looking more and more like Judy's white knight.