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A FAIRY TALE RECIPE FOR ROMANCEINGREDIENTS: 1 beautiful woman 1 scandalous celebrity chef 1 heaping tablespoon of undeniable attraction 3 cups of pure chemistry Unlimited measure of sizzling passionMETHOD: 1. Take one drop-dead gorgeous Lindsay Bingham. 2. Place her at a castle on an exotic Mediterranean island. 3. Add a little spice in the form of handsome celebrity chef Carlos Montigo. 4. Make them the hosts of a TV cooking show set in Europe. 5. Turn the heat up to an irresistible desire. 6. Don't get burned as their scorching passion explodes. 7. Cook until Lindsay and Carlos fall hopelessly in love!
As the daughter of a prominent St. Michel head of state, Margeaux Broussard was indeed the girl who'd had everything except the love of her father. Schoolmate Henri Lejardin was the only one she could count on for companionship and so much more. At sixteen that so much more; persuaded her father to send her away. And away she'd stayed, for sixteen years. Now her father's illness has brought her back. But she's no longer the wild child Henri remembers. Instead she's a beautiful, accomplished woman and, try as he might, he can't resist her. Yet resist he must, because her checkered past might cost him his political future. Except suddenly he can't help envisioning adifferentfuture for himself one with Margeaux by his side
Once Upon a Time. . . . . . a struggling single mother found out she was really a princess in disguise. Except Sophie Baldwin outgrew that fantasy a long time ago. She wasn't sure she even believe in happily ever after anymore. Until the handsome stranger showed up on her doorstep and whisked her away to an exotic kingdom. . . Luc Lejardin had been dispatched to bring Sophie to St. Michel to take her proper place among the French royalty. As next in line to the throne, she needed his protection 24/7. But watching over the reluctant royal was proving Luc's most challenging mission. How could he keep his mind on business when all he wanted was pleasure. . . in the princess's arms?
She's landed a dream project: transforming an eighteenth-century rectory in Avignon into a summer home. But the client insists on hiring local furniture artisan Philippe Beaulieu--young, eccentric, irritatingly. . . French. Their styles couldn't be more different; his ultramodern designs definitely clash with Rita's classic tastes. But as the saying goes, Vive la diffÉrence! Working closely in the romantic ProvenÇal countryside, the colleagues discover shared passions outside the studio, and recently widowed Rita throws herself into their affair with appropriate French Élan, never thinking her heart is at risk. But with her dreams so tantalizingly close, Rita must find the courage to take hold of them. . . and never let them go.
Avril Carson had to try. Because the hairdresser-turned-actress (turned hairdresser) had left little Sago Beach, Florida, with her whole life in front of her and the man she'd loved by her side. Now she'd come back, with his ashes in an urn, and not even the chance of a child in her future. But she had a sneaking suspicion there was one in her late husband's not too-distant past. . . And as for romance -- well, those days were behind her. Or were they? For Max Wright was pursuing her with a vengeance that made her feel things she thought she'd never feel again. Maybe it was time to practice some beauty shop magic on herself. . .
First comes baby, then comes...marriage? Two best friends discover the secret to true love in the latest installment of Nancy Robards Thompson's miniseries, Celebrations, Inc.! How? Well, she knew how... But Bia Anderson couldn't believe her uncharacteristic fling with a celebrity resulted in a baby. Her newspaper job was hectic, she'd just discovered her birth mother...and now this! Just when she thought it couldn't get crazier, the paparazzi descended on little Celebration, Texas. She needed help.... Enter Aiden Woods. "I'll be your fake fiancé and your baby daddy." The pretend proposal wasn't just to throw off the media. Aiden had always been her BFF...and he wanted more. Still, the timing was never right. Well, it was now or never. But with Bia's hormones raging, could Aiden prove that everything she wanted was right in front of her?
Home at lastSydney James knew she seemed like the consummate single girl, what with the enviable job in the public eye, and a reality TV show to boot. But the former foster child had never had a place to call home, or anyone to call family. Her strategy: leave before you can get left. So when she met irresistible filmmaker Miles Mercer, she thought, Maybe I don't have to resist altogether? A fling might be good for me....True, Miles had come home to Celebration, Texas, to jump-start his career and then head right back to L.A. But he knew as soon as he met Sydney that his plan needed some serious reworking. His feelings for Sydney spelled out happily ever after! Now all he had to do was convince her that forever was within reach....
Bachelor dad for sale? Nancy Robards Thompson continues the party in her Celebrations, Inc., miniseries. Join in the fun! Liam Thayer would do anything for his twin daughters and for his beloved Celebration, Texas, hospital. But a bachelor auction for the new children's wing was out of the question for the dignified doctor! He didn't intend to date till his girls were in college, and besides, he'd already lost the love of his life. Why try again? Until he finally caved, no thanks to a pushy event planner. Rigging the auction to win his date was a piece of cake for organizer Kate Macintyre. Resisting the handsome doctor? A problem she hadn't expected! And as their fake romance slowly turned to real love, no dollar amount could keep Kate from wishing for a happily-ever-after with Liam and his children....
All Olivia Armstrong ever wanted was to be a wife and mother. Her storybook marriage to Jamison Mallory gave her the love and happiness she craved. . . everything except the one thing that could make them a true family. Her family's fertility institute was her last hope For The miracle that could reunite her with her husband and give them the baby they both wanted. Jamison knew how badly Olivia wanted a child. He did, too. But he wanted and loved his wife even more. Somehow he had to help them find their way back to each other. And just maybe they'd also find a way to make their most cherished dream come true.
Jordana Fortune never expected to be single at twenty-nine. She never expected to lose her virginity in the midst of a tornado. And she most certainly never expected to be expecting. But her impulsive encounter with gorgeous pilot Tanner Redmond left Jordana in a family way. How much longer could she keep her condition under wraps?Nothing stays secret in Red Rock for long. When Tanner learns the truth, he runs straight to Jordana's door, demanding matrimony. No child of his would grow up without a father! He offers wealth and protection, and a name for the baby. Yet his blushing bride is hesitating-holding out for the one thing Tanner believes he can't give....
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes A House Full of Fortunes! by USA TODAY bestselling author Judy Duarte, A Camden Family Wedding by Victoria Pade and Celebration's Baby by Nancy Robards Thompson.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes Once Upon a Valentine by USA TODAY bestselling author Allison Leigh, The Real Mr. Right by Karen Templeton and Celebration's Family by Nancy Robards Thompson.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from July 1 to July 31! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes Marooned by the Maverick by USA TODAY bestselling author Christine Rimmer, Her McKnight in Shining Armor by Theresa Southwick and Celebration's Bride by Nancy Robards Thompson.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
Am I my mother after all?Don't miss these three unforgettable stories that look at the unbreakable-and sometimes infuriating-bonds between mothers and daughters. And the men who get caught in the madness (when they aren't causing it!).Born in My Heart-Jennifer GreeneA heartwarming and tender look at what it means to be a mother, in her story about adoption.Becoming My Mother, and Other Things I Learned from Jane Austen-Nancy Robards ThompsonA mother's surprise birthday visit teaches her daughter about living and loving in Paris.The Long Distance Mother-Peggy WebbA Mother's Day call brings a woman home to the two mothers who raised her...and helps her discover the answers she's been searching for all her adult life.
"Ask your husband what he's been doing all those nights he claimed to be at the hospital..."The aforementioned suggestion would never be welcomed by any woman who'd been married for the better (well, mostly) part of twenty years. But for Kate Hennessey, who was celebrating turning forty by taking a fabulous vacation with her two best friends, the timing was not the best.Does she go, or does she stay?She'll get the answer soon enough. And though her world may be rocked, maybe she can cope better than we think. Because design is her business, after all. You know, changing things around and putting the pieces together in a whole new way....
Two halves of a wholeOnce, long ago, Skye and Summer had looked so much alike that no one could tell the twin sisters apart. Now there was barely a trace of a resemblance. Once, the two of them had been huddled together against a world that neither one of them could deal with alone. Now they hadn't seen each other for years.But it was time for them to get together once more-for Skye Woods and Summer Russo were on the road again. And this time they're in search of their other sister, Jane-the piece of the puzzle that, once inserted, might finally just make their family whole.Not normal, mind you. But whole...
Busted! When Pepper Merriweather's superwealthy daddy is arrested for fraud-and the family fortune is kaput-just before the holidays, Pepper suddenly finds herself in need of a job. Despite her high-society connections, no one wants to give her a chance-no one except gorgeous billionaire recluse Robert Macintyre.When he proposes a position that comes with more strings attached than a symphony orchestra, Pepper knows it's an offer she should refuse. But beggars can't be choosers. Besides, Pepper knows she has what it takes to rise to the challenge-but does she have what it takes to keep her hands off her irresistible new boss?
If Caroline Coopersmith had her way, she would refuse to run the family firm. She wouldn't put up with her sister's bridezilla antics. She would sign on as Celebrations, Inc.'s full-time pastry chef. And just this once, she would treat herself to something better than Belgian chocolate: a night of bliss with her sister's best man, journalist Drew Montgomery.For Drew, the foundation of a good story is fact. And when it comes to Caroline, the facts are easy: she makes him feel electrically charged, and he can't stop daydreaming about a future with her. Drew has never believed in love at first sight...until now. If he gives in to Caroline today, will she make room for him in her heart tomorrow?
The groom came...C.O.D.?Well, maybe not exactly. But just when unlucky-in-love AJ (that's Agnes Jane to you!) had decided that she was going to focus on her career as a caterer and keep her mind off men, that's when fate sent her a delivery she couldn't ignore. In the form of Sergeant Shane Harrison, bearer of French chocolates, and newly arrived for a short-term project. And though clearly the good sergeant was as attracted to the lovely caterer as she was to him, Shane made it clear that when his job was done, he was outta there....So now AJ has a project of her own-convincing the handsome footloose soldier that though he'd planned to breeze through town on his way to his next adventure, falling in love is the biggest adventure of all!
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH...Join the PTA? Yes, according to Maggie, Barbara and Elizabeth. Because despite their differences-one is a recent widow; one is a late-in-life mother; and one is a supermom whose surprise pregnancy, she fears, will result in complications-all three women have one thing in common: their daughters. They'd do anything for them....But is anything enough?Because one girl just can't adjust, one is terrified to be alone-and one is the mystery blogger who's wreaking havoc from one end of the student body to the other. Seems as if there are a lot of secrets in this small town. And despite the gossip, not a lot of talking going on....
and the #1 sign that your husband is gay...There's an article in the newspaper telling you so. With a photo, no less.OKAY, so in retrospect, maybe there were other signs that all was not well in Annabelle Essex's eighteen-year-old marriage. Now she had to take stock of her life.She had a wonderful son in college. A job she hated. And a meddlesome sister who insisted that this crisis was really an opportunity in disguise. After all, Annabelle had some dreams left: Paris (she'd always wanted to go) and art (she was a closet painter). So said sister enrolled her in a contest: winner gets a three-month artist-in-residence fellowship in the City of Light. Annabelle was horrified. She couldn't just give up, could she? Trade in the job she hated for three months in the city she'd never stopped dreaming about? Besides, she'd never win it.BUT what if she did?
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