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...
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....
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!
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 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.
MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE 4 good reasons to get married-the children 1 good reason to stay married-the husband "Would you marry me and give my children a father?" Nell Farfield-she has four good reasons to acquire a husband in a hurry. Their names are Joey, Gracie, Gib and Jerica-four young children Nell "inherits" just before losing her job and being threatened with eviction. Dean McBride-he's handsome, wealthy, a widower-and in need of a wife. A temporary wife. But while a temporary husband is just fine with Nell, Joey, Gracie, Gib and Jerica aren't about to settle for a temporary father! MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE
This collection of three lighthearted stories of babies turned matchmakers shows that what a baby wants a baby gets!
A personal shopper, Jade was accustomed to buying gifts, but this Valentine's Day she was the recipient--of a key to a disgruntled client's home, courtesy of his two tiny cupids. What surprise awaited her on the other side of Jack's door?
Two selections from Harlequin's American Romance( collection make up this special promotional sampler. In Cresswell's "Marriage on the Run, " Laura's wacky aunt entangles her in a mysterious scheme involving a handsome Italian who needs a wife. And in Jensen's "The Little Matchmaker, " Beth never expects the sheriff to pose as her fianc to help her keep custody of her son.
All she wants is a man who will stay She thought she'd found the man of her dreams in Hunter Bristol. Sandy Evans planned to settle down with this handsome, ideal father figure for her two little girls. And she had no problem helping him get back on his feet. It's not his fault his ex-girlfriend abandoned him, embezzling his earnings as she vanished. Except Hunter does have a problem accepting her help. And getting on without him is Sandy's only option. And then when events conspire against her, she's glad he pushed her away. Why cause Hunter more stress? Unless changing his mind about forever won't take...forever.
Look Who's Talking Now...My name is Chelsea Annabel and I used to be lucky before I was borned. Only a few whiles ago, I had a daddy and two mommies. Now I have a daddy, a aunt and no mommy. If you think you're confused, how do you think I feel! I want a mommy and I want one now!It seemed so simple when Jo Arceneau agreed to be a surrogate mother for her sister. But with her sister out of the picture, Jo was left carrying the baby for her brother-in-law, the enigmatic Ryan Jefferies...a man she'd always wanted but could never have. Two things Jo was sure of: one, baby Chelsea needed both a mother and a father, and two, she and Ryan could never live together. No matter how she added it up, someone always got subtracted.
Paris O'Hara is trying to find herselfAnd her hometown of Maple Hill is where she's starting the search. It turns out her mother lied to her about who her father really is, and Paris needs to know the truth. Until she comes to terms with her past, she can't allow herself to get involved with anyone.Paris tries to keep Randy Sanford at arm's length, but she can't resist turning to him when she finally finds what she's been looking for. As she struggles to accept her newfound knowledge, Paris also has to learn that the past is not nearly as important as the future....
Gideon and Prue Hale are still married-but try telling that to Prue. Even though no papers have been signed, as far as Prue's concerned it's over. She can never forgive Gideon's betrayal.When Gideon comes to Maple Hill with an offer to help get her fledgling clothing design company some publicity, Prue has trouble turning him down. Especially when Gideon is being so nice. There's only one catch-she has to pretend they're still happily married, for his aunt's sake. But while playing her part, Prue realizes she misses Gideon. And might still love him...
'Tis the season of hope...Rosie DeMarco is finally climbing out of the grief that locked her heart. Her brother, father and unborn baby died in the span of a week. And no one-not even her husband, Matt-could reach Rosie as she withdrew into darkness. But as her sister's Christmas wedding draws near, she's forced to face Matt again...eighteen months after he walked away.Matt knows he had to leave. The secret he carried would devastate Rosie. But now someone is out to kill his wife, and Matt wonders if it's time to reveal all. He can't bring back the people she loves, but maybe he can give her the gift of hope...and love's ability to heal.
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