PLAYING MOMMY He was lean and handsome and armed with the three most adorable kids Rachel Allyn had ever seen. Sam Grayson was back--and this time he wanted more from Rachel than a moonlit dance. This time the single dad needed a mother for his babies. This time he wanted Rachel. Rachel Allyn was just as pretty--and just as stubborn--as Sam remembered. He tried flowers, charm--anything--to get Rachel to play nanny to his kids. Then he resorted to kisses, and soon he was longing for more. What would it take to make the woman he'd left behind the wife he was dreaming of?
Crazy for BabyMaureen O'Shay was footloose and fancy-free...except for a single obsession. She wanted children-one, to start with, then eventually a house overflowing with laughter and the patter of little sneakers. All she needed was the right man to father her brood. And her new boss was the perfect candidate.Wild About GabrielGabriel Bonner's straight-arrow personality had already clashed with that of his happy-go-lucky new housekeeper. But Maureen ignored this minor problem and fell head over heels in love. She knew the sexy single father exceeded every requirement on her "Daddy-To-Be" wish list. She just had to convince Gabriel that his baby-making days weren't over!
HER RELUCTANT CHAMPION Susanna Wright had vowed never again to be a damsel in distress. But then she was stranded and Brady Malone came to her rescue. Never mind that he considered himself a no-good loner with a dangerous temper. Susanna knew she and her infant daughter were safe with him. The only thing dangerous about Brady was the powerful male charisma that drew her like a moth to flame. And before she knew it, Susanna was falling for her prickly protector. Only now it would take all of Susanna's courage to convince Brady that he was the only one she would ever need.
Watch over a princess for the summer? Keep Her Royal Highness out of trouble?Nothappening. But when the princess's brother asks reclusive rancher Owen Michaels for help with defiant Princess Delfyne, Owen can't say no. Heshouldsay no. Delfyne is regal. Gorgeous. Kind. And dangerous to this tormented cowboy's heart. Owen will have to fight his hardest to keep love away-because, despite their strong attraction, Delfyne is betrothed to another man!
When ex-model Ivy Seacrest steps onto Noah Ballenger's ranch, Noah wonders why the prettiest woman he's ever seen is working with cows, not on a runway!Ivy needs to earn enough money to pay her debts, while proving to Noah she's a bona fide cowgirl! But beneath her sass, Ivy's heart rips whenever she sees Noah's little girl. Can a doting daddy and his daughter mend Ivy's broken heart...and make their little duet a trio?
Five extraordinary siblings. One dangerous past. Unlimited potential.Fans of "Heroes" and "The X-Files" will be unable to resist the mysteries of Family Secrets! This third and final collection contains books 9-12: Blind Attraction by Myrna Mackenzie, The Parker Project by Joan Elliott Pickart, The Insider by Ingrid Weaver and Check Mate by Beverly Barton.
Etienne Gavard is top dog in the business of saving companies, but this latest acquisition has him stumped. With hundreds of livelihoods on the line, he calls in help from an unconventional source. . . . Meg Leighton has spent her life feeling invisible. She makes the coffee, not important business decisions. She can't believe her seriously sexy boss now needs her expertise! They strike a deal: she'll tell him everything she knows and he'll inject a little French chic into her wardrobe--and a little confidence into her life. . . '
The Wedding Belles' photographer, Regina, captures picture-perfect memories for brides and grooms to treasure. But looking at her own wedding photo makes her realize she barely knows the man she conveniently wed. . . . Dell O'Ryan was always brought up to do the right thing, to be responsible. So when his no-good cousin landed the beautiful Regina in a whole heap of trouble, Dell stepped in to save the day. One convenient marriage later, they are practically strangers, and now Dell has decided it's time to date his wife. . . .
All his life, rich and powerful Jeremy Fulton had needed no one. Now he was going blind--and he had to reveal his secret to the woman he'd once overlooked: the shy and poor Eden Byars. Accepting her temporary help would be hard--and acting on their unexpected attraction unforgivable. Jeremy claimed he had nothing to offer a woman. But Eden wouldn't give up on the man she'd loved from afar for so long. Could she find a way to bring light to this proud millionaire's heart? It would take a miracle. . . .
Darcy Parrish had learned the hard way how to take care of herself. After the accident that had shattered her spine, she made a new life as chef at Patrick Judson's estate. The position was temporary, but her movie-star-gorgeous boss seemed to have other ideas. Darcy's sassy charms soon had Patrick hooked. He wanted to get closer to this beautiful and gifted woman who created masterpieces with her hands. The biggest obstacle was Darcy herself ...
Darcy Parrish had learned the hard way how to take care of herself. After the accident that had shattered her spine, she made a new life as chef at Patrick Judson's estate. The position was temporary, but her movie-star-gorgeous boss seemed to have other ideas. Darcy's sassy charms soon had Patrick hooked. He wanted to get closer to this beautiful and gifted woman who created masterpieces with her hands. The biggest obstacle was Darcy herself. . . .
Parker Sutcliffe is allergic to marriage, so he thinks he's the subject of a practical joke when he inherits a Vegas wedding chapel! Daisy Lockett thinks the joke's on her-how dare this stranger, who obviously doesn't have a romantic bone in his (irritatingly sexy) body, threaten to close down her business? She can deal with morning sickness and swollen ankles-so she'll take this pain-in-the-backside billionaire in her stride!Parker's encountered some tough cookies, but in this pregnant firecracker, he's met his match....
No one was more surprised than Caleb when the town's proper bookstore owner made him an offer no red-blooded male could resist. But fathering a child with innocent Victoria Holbrook and walking away was not an option. Caleb refused to fill the position. . . unless Victoria said "I do. "
First they were partners. Then they were pretending to be engaged. FBI Agent David Hannon's plans for a quiet vacation in his hometown were overturned by a murder investigation. And officer Gretchen Neal wasn't making his nights peaceful, etiher-especially as the case had them working very closely together. . . .
Anna Nowell loves her job-living rent-free in a fabulous mansion for an absentee landlord has perks she'd never imagined. But when her boss returns, her dream job is in jeopardy-unless Anna can convince him she's indispensable! Wealthy, cultured Donovan Barrett was a renowned physician until the tragic death of his son. Grief-stricken, he craves solitude. Consorting with the help isn't on his agenda, but Anna, with her compassion and laughter, has a way of changing all his plans and bringing him back to life when he thought he'd never love again.
Carson Banick: The black sheep of the family is back-- and now his family's future and fortune are in his hands. He must marry a suitable woman and provide an heir. Beth Krayton: Carson's feisty PA is determined to succeed on her own, without a man. . . . They shouldn't suit one another at all. They shouldn't even be together. But as the attraction grows between them Carson has to ask himself what's more important, saving his family or claiming Beth's heart?
What, me marry? Never! Or so says Emmaline Carstairs. Until she met her uncle's new business associate and encountered a matchmaking conspiracy that derailed her plans! Seems her beloved Uncle Gilbert was determined to steal a page from Shakespeare himself on the subject of matchmaking. Uncle Gilbert thought Ryan Benedict was worthy of his niece's love - and would do anything to bring them together.
TROUBLE IN RED ROSE... Notorious businessman Parker Monroe had left Red Rose years ago, and most of the men had followed. Now Ellie Donahue, his childhood friend, hopes -- unlike the fairy tale -- he can also lead the men back. Whether or not Parker is the Pied Piper, Ellie seems to have him dancing to her tune! This petite one-woman bulldozer can accomplish just about anything she sets her mind to: helping a friend, saving her town, or even making a confirmed bachelor change his stripes. But can Parker overcome the past and convince Ellie that a future with him will be music to her ears?
FabulousFathersA PRINCE OF A FATHERWealthy, successful Gray Alexander had returned with a single purpose: to claim his son. But a single mother stood in his way. Cassie Pratt had spent eleven years fiercely guarding her son against rejection by the status-conscious Alexander family. Now here was Gray, with his never-forgotten, tender touch, asking for...insisting on...demanding a place in his son's life. What mother could refuse the soulful sincerity in his eyes, the incredible strength of this father's love? And if her son could open his heart to his newly found daddy, then maybe lovely Cassie could open her arms to a newly wed husband....
On the Secretary's Christmas List by Carole Mortimer Bree has landed an amazing job, but her new boss is a difficult, unreliable playboy-who is also infuriatingly gorgeous... When Bree looks after Jackson's son and energetic puppy, she realizes what she really wants this Christmas.... The Soldier, the Puppy and Me by Myrna Mackenzie Christmas is a difficult time for war hero Trey McFadden and it doesn't help that his neighbour, Ella Delancey, and her adorable puppy, Fizz, seem determined on spreading festive cheer. The Patter of Paws at Christmas by Nikki Logan Ingrid has to spend Christmas with gorgeous zookeeper Gabriel Marque. They're keeping watch for the zoo's first litter of wild dogs. Will the patter of tiny paws bring them together, this time forever?
It's well-known in Larkville that "no" is pretty much the sum total of cowboy Holt Calhoun's vocabulary ever since his marriage ended.Single mom-to-be Kathryn Ellis won't take no for an answer. She needs Holt's influence, as head of the town's most powerful family, to save the local clinic before her baby is born!But an early arrival with Kathryn's sparkling eyes and heart-melting smile makes it impossible for Holt to turn on his spurred heel and walk away....
When her cheating fianc#xE9; steals her inheritance,ex-heiress Genevieve Patchett has to get a job-fast! She secures an audience with Chicago's most belligerent boss, Lucas McDowell, but his disarmingly attractive presence leaves her tongue-tied! Lucas is confident that Genevieve's passion and talent are what he needs to get his women's shelter off the ground. And it's personally important to him that it's a success. Genevieve could be the perfect colleague as long as he can turn a blind eye to her beautiful face, her shimmering red hair and absorbing green eyes. . . ;.
Injured out of the army, soldier Dillon Farraday is stunned to discover he's a dad. He can handle a battlefield--but not a bouncing baby boy!Rodeo queen Colleen Applegate is the only one who can show him the ropes. When Dillon's son was left on her porch, she became stand-in mom To The boy. Now Dillon's got three weeks to pass daddy school with flying colors. . . .
TOO GOOD TO FORGET He'd left the town of Misunderstood without a backward glance, his bad-boy reputation firmly set in stone. And as Tess Buchanan had watched him drive away, a spark within her seemed to dim. But one bright summer morning the pretty teacher glanced out her window to find him staring back. Jake Walker had returned. Now the local gossips were having a field day. Her humdrum fiancé was getting mighty nervous. And everyone, especially Tess, was holding their breath to see what-or, more importantly, who-that wild Walker wanted.
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