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Marriage Ties Once smitten, twice wed. She still loved him--but could she marry him again? When Clay Saunders finally realized that his adventurous life-style was no substitute for his ex-wife and son, it was too late. Rebecca was all set to marry the reliable new man in her life. Clay, she decided, would just have to accept that he'd lost her forever... Then she made the fatal mistake of taking him back for a spell while he recovered from an accident. Playing the perfect patient, Clay began his campaign to win her back! Six-year-old Jimmy clearly wanted his daddy to stay for good. Could Rebecca be persuaded to give him another chance, too? The four Kelleher women, bound together by family and love.
First-time father! Sworn bachelor Luke Farraday's stubborn resistance to help or friendship--least of all from a woman--had been an infuriating puzzle to Shannon Kelleher since their first prickly meeting. Until Luke's sister left him temporarily in charge of his tiny baby nephew! To her amuesement, the usually independent tough guy was helplessly out of his depth--and desperate for Shannon's assistance. As she taught the reluctant "father" to feed and change little Cody, Shannon noticed a change in Luke. His defenses were melting--just like her heart. And slowly his story began to emerge....
Kisses at high noon! Tombstone, Arizona. The smoky Western town had a rich history: it was here that Wyatt Earp had finally faced down the notorious Clanton gang. But now Jack Clanton was back! With his tough features shaded by his cowboy hat and the threeday stubble on his jaw, he could have passed for a gunslinger. And Mallory Earp was the woman who had to face him down. Her ancestors might have found the original Clantons dangerous, but she doubted that those oldtime outlaws had anything on Jack. He didn't carry a gun. He'd never broken a law, but her reaction to him told her he was bad just the same...And his kisses could be just as lethal as bullets from a sixshooter!
Two original full length stories! In Paige's "The Cowboy Next Door, " Cybil buys a ranch in order to lead a life of serenity and purpose. Then she meets her sexy neighbor Mason Faraday. And in Knoll's "Meant for You, " Caitlin and Jed have problems. They don't see eye to eye on anything--except their inability to keep their hands off of each other.
Butler Erin Jones hadn't expected a dusty, dirty ranch to be her next assignment, but she wasn't one to shirk her duty. Nor had she expected such a sexy, drop dead gorgeous cowboy to be her boss, but she didn't believe in fraternizing on the job either. Except Tyler Morris had very different ideas.
Thursday's child has far to go... Annie had only Flynn Parker's word that they were husband and wife. There was a period two years ago that remained a complete blank...six weeks in which Flynn claimed he had wined, dined and taken her to the altar! But even if Annie had agreed to become Mrs. Parker then, she couldn't just take up now from where Flynn claimed she had left off. She couldn't be married to a perfect stranger!
Double trouble! Daniel Wisdom was determined that his father, Lawrence, wouldn't fall for another gold digger. Okay, Leila Carlton and her granddaughter Silvey didn't much look like mercenary types, but you could never be sure.... Silvey Carlton wasn't keen on her grandmother becoming the fifth Mrs. Lawrence Wisdom. But she knew true love when she saw it. So, if Daniel was determined to think the worst of her--and Leila--Silvey would just have to prove him wrong. Leila and Lawrence were sure of two thing: they would get married--and get Daniel and Silvey to realize they were meant for each other, too!
Drive-By Daddy A funny thing happened on the way to the delivery room Professor Darcy Alcott prided herself on being able to take care of herself. But that was before she ended up stranded on the side of a desert road-in labor! Just when she really neeeded a hero, a drop-dead gorgeous cowboy wearing a white hat-really-came to her rescue. He delivered her baby...and stole her heart. But could she convince him not to drive off into the sunset-at least not without her? Calamity Jo There's a new man in town and she's hot on the case ... Jo Quillan could smell a story a mile away, and a famous detective in her midst smelled really ripe! Plus, if she could get an exclusive on whatever sexy Case Houston was investigating, it could be her ticket out of Hicksville. But Jo was an accident waiting to happen, so Case knew right away she was on his tail-standing on it, practically. And all he wanted was a vacation! Still, she was maddeningly attractive, and she was right that something…unusual...was up in Calamity Falls.
Perk Avenue Patricia KnollGrab a cup and sit a spellLainey Pangburn has one thing in mind: make a go of her coffee bar. Seems simple enough, but not in Calamity Falls! Her chief competitor, Gabe Camden, crashes his car through her shop and steals her heart. His excuses aren't worth a hill of coffee beans. And then things get really bad, as the small-town eccentrics turn up the eccentricity, while Lainey's up to her neck in chocolate cake. Much to her chagrin, it's Gabe to the rescue in more ways than one, but that's not even half of what's brewing in these parts!To Catch a Latte Jennifer McKinlayStop that espresso!Annie Talbot's coffeepot has been turned upside down. Her café is declared a front for a money-laundering scheme...and the FBI suspects she's the thief! So now her sexy new tenant is sifting through her coffee grounds looking for the real culprit. Agent Fisher McCoy is so distracting, her lattes are steaming over and she's thinking crazy thoughts...like marriage and happily-ever-after.
When Mac Weston found himself the guardian of his sister's children, he knew he was in trouble. He was a man who worked so hard he barely had time to look after himself, let alone a pair of mischievous toddlers. Which was why he hired Paris Barbour as the new nanny... Paris could see straightaway that Mac adored the children-he just didn't know how to show it. What he needed, she decided, was to learn how to be a daddy. But during his lessons, was Mac going to realize he was also ready to be a husband?
BABY BOOM Needed: one mom! Ariana and Jacob were twins, just three weeks old and adorable. But they no longer had a mother. Carrie McCoy knew plenty about babies, but it seemed that she didn't know much about men-she'd been jilted on the morning of her wedding. Luckily for her, Will Calhoun had whisked her away from the wagging tongues of the town gossips. Then he let her in on his little pair of secrets. Will was as stubborn as a mule and sometimes plain unromantic. But it was hard for Carrie to resist a good-looking man with two babies in his arms-especially after he asked her to marry him! BABY BOOM Because two's company and three (or four or five's) a family!
P. I. Jack Sullivan, black-eyed and dark-hearted, is at Wandering Creek Ranch on official business--business that doesn't include falling for the striking blonde who tries to throw him off her land. . . . Willow Kingsley's ranch in the Hollywood Hills is her sanctuary. She'll fight the gorgeous stranger and protect her own. What she doesn't realize is that Jack's on her side, and when she's in his arms he'll do everything in his power to keep her safe. . . .