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Here in the fourth of the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery series, Molly and her handsome partner Michael O'Hara are resolved to find out what has happened to Michael's favorite uncle when, on the eve of the Cuban revolution, his boat floats into Miami Bay only without the uncle and--more alarmingly--booby-trapped. Here you'll find an intriguing murder mystery and more as the romance develops between Molly and Michael (where there has always been chemistry). Through intriguing descriptions of the lives of Cuban exiles, readers here also get a glimpse into the problems faced by this community and their heritage. All are woven together to form an engaging tale with all the right ingredients of murder, romance, and intrigue.
Molly DeWitt finds herself at the center of another murder mystery in Hot Secret, in which she features as a production assistant for a film called Endless Tomorrow. But soon things go awry when young, ambitious and talented director Gregory Kinsey is found dead after having a very public and very heated argument with star Veronica Weston, who has just returned from rehab. It looks like a simple case on the surface, but things are never quite what they seem. Molly and detective Michael O'Hara investigate the case, bringing all of the usual intrigue to this Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery and the subplot relationship between Molly and Michael.
It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage and energetic twin daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess's dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point.But saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her own fractured family, but also with Trace Riley, the man Abby left ten years ago. Trace can be a roadblock to her plans...or proof that second chances happen in the most unexpected ways.
Straitlaced tycoon Richard Carlton suspects that his Aunt Destiny has more than business matters on her mind when she insists he meet klutzy PR executive Melanie Hart. Melanie might be brilliant--and beautiful--but Richard won't open his wounded heart to any woman, no matter how much she might make his pulse race. Yet when the press mistakenly reports that they're a couple, Richard convinces Melanie to pretend that they're engaged--to bolster his reputation and to teach his matchmaking aunt a lesson, for once and for all. But is this relationship just a charade, or do opposites really attract--for keeps?
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods sweeps readers away with a beloved story of opposites attract...After one strictly business visit to the uncivilized wilds of Wyoming, globe-trotting financial wizard Joshua Ames swore he'd never go west again. Yet, here he was, back on a sprawling ranch deep in snowy cattle country, confronted with the one woman he hadn't been able to forget--a mischievous, irresistible cowgirl who both maddened and aroused him. But when love and commitment were involved, she was as stubborn as they came.For Traci, it was lust--plain and simple. Still, the fiercely independent cowgirl and single mother knew from past experience just how dangerous unbridled passion could be. But that was before this outrageously attractive city slicker tenderly lassoed her wild, wary heart...
Overwhelmed by single fatherhood, widower David Winthrop feared he was failing his savvy, sad-eyed, ten-year-old son. Still, he never expected hotshot divorce attorney Kate Newton to descend upon him like some avenging angel, bristling with maternal indignation on behalf of Davey junior, her pint-size "client." Worse, David found himself itching to peel away Kate's power pinstripes.... But could this tough lady lawyer, so adept at wrenching marriages asunder, prove woman enough to make David's tattered family whole?"
Hotshot attorney Ashley D'Angelo had taken refuge at the tranquil cottage after a terrible case made her reevaluate everything.
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods brings you a fan-favorite Adams Dynasty tale of navigating unexpected surprises...Angela Adams refused to have anything to do with her unborn baby's reluctant father, much less marry him! True, her pregnancy was unexpected, but Clint Brady didn't have to act so dazed when she announced her impending motherhood. And while Clint admitted his reaction could have been more enthusiastic, the thought of baby bottles and diaper pins was enough to rattle even a rugged rancher like himself. But now that the shock had passed, nothing was going to come between Clint and fatherhood-not even stubborn Angela!
Mother-by-Accident Angela Adams refused to have anything to do with her unborn baby's reluctant father, much less marry him! True, her pregnancy was unexpected, but Clint Brady didn't have to act so dazed when she announced her impending motherhood. Father-by-Surprise Clint Brady admitted his reaction could have been more enthusiastic, but the thought of baby bottles and nappies was enough to rattle even a rugged rancher like himself. Now that the shock had passed, nothing was going to come between Clint and fatherhood -- not even stubborn Angela!
Was it her biker boots, her belligerent blue jeans...or her mean left hook? Jason Halloran never knew what hit him. But just as his perfectly predictable life seemed to be going nowhere, sassy, street- smart Dana Roberts began driving him up a wall!Dana Roberts had been on her own since age sixteen, and she intended to keep it that way. The last thing she wanted was some sexy, rich corporate VP playing Prince Charming and making her his helpless Cinderella. But what would she do if the shoe fit?Vows: Love, Honor and Cherish-words that three generations of Halloran men vowed to live by.
Rescuing Allie Matthews from the rubble of her home should have been all in a day's work for Ricky Wilder. But her quiet intensity sparked his protective instincts, and unexpectedly, the feisty beauty soon had Ricky rethinking his bachelor ways.But vulnerable Allie preferred things predictable and risk-free--until Ricky stormed her life and coaxed her out of her cautious world. Could she trust her heart to a man who had always lived on the edge?
Can Michael Delacourt put aside the responsibilities of his family's company and grasp the love of Grace, who he has loved for years?
Two families... Bound by friendship... Devastated by SecretsFor ten years Emily Dobbs and Marcie Carter have been the closest of friends. They've raised their kids together, shared joy and heartache, exchanged neighborhood gossip over tea. But when Marcie's son, now a college freshman sports star, is arrested for date rape, the bond between the families could be shattered forever.As the Carters try to deal with the unthinkable, Emily discovers her daughter has been hiding a terrible secret...a secret that threatens the futures of both families. Recently divorced, Emily struggles to keep it all together-to support her terrified daughter, to maintain her friendship with Evan's mother and to have faith in the detective who could change all of their lives.When things seem darkest, both she and Marcie discover that sometimes the first step toward a better future is mending fences with the past.
When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it it was a romance worthy of any Sweet Magnolia fantasy. The sexy personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen's strength-physical and emotional-and to charm her children.Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them them apart. Elliott's desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned "baby money" stirs Karen's deep-rooted financial insecurities. It's the discovery that their brother-in-law is cheating on Elliott's sister-and thinks it's justified-that puts their irreconcilable differences into perspective. Will their own loving fidelity be a bond so strong they can triumph against all odds?
Elizabeth Gentry put all her passion into her students. Educating them, encouraging them, reaching them-that was easy. It was the living that was hard. After the betrayal, the grief and the pain, there was a kind of peace in giving away her heart to her pupils.That was what made Todd Lewis so dangerous. With his dogged determination and rugged handsomeness, he had slowly staked his own claim on her heart and made her feel again. Made her want to hope and dream. But her hopes, her dreams, her heart-were so fragile. Could she entrust them to him? Or would he destroy them for good?
Jess O'Brien has overcome a lot-the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she's ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service-but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who's already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself.Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows her faults and her strengths. But for all Will's sincerity and charm, Jess fears he views her as some psychological case study. With her family and the town of Chesapeake Shores behind him, Will finally makes his case. But is it enough to convince Jess to take the risk of a lifetime?
Five bestselling authorsFive real-life heroines You might meet them at the coffee shop, the grocery store, or walking down the street. They're women across North America committed to reaching out and changing lives one good deed at a time. Five of these exceptional women have been selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. And once again five New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real-life heroines. We hope More Than Words will touch your heart and inspire the heroine living inside you.
Three bestselling authorsThree real-life heroinesEach of us can effect change. In our own unique ways, we can all make the world a better place. We need only to take that first step, do that first good deed and the ripple effect will be life- changing to so many. Three extraordinary women who were compelled to take that first leap and make a difference have been chosen as recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.Sherryl Woods captures the magic of pretty dresses and first dances in Black Tie and Promises.Christina Skye's Safely Home is the story of a woman determined to help the elderly in her newly adopted community.Pamela Morsi explores how literacy and the love of reading can enrich and indeed change lives, in Daffodils in Spring.Net proceeds from the sale of this book will be reinvested into the Harlequin More Than Words program to support causes that are of concern to women.
Don't miss this fan-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods of finding love in unexpected places... Marilou Stockton frequently saw some odd things at her job as a postal worker in the dead-letter office. But when she stumbled across a grandmother's heartrending missive, one glance convinced her she had to seek out the writer's little grandson.But Cal Rivers was no child! He was a man--a sexy, stubborn rancher with no intention of honorably mending his fences. As far as Marilou could tell, all of Cal's intentions were strictly dishonorable...and aimed at her. But while his anger might be valid, she knew there was more to life than holding grudges. There was forgiveness...and love.
Friendship blossoms into romance in this reader-favorite Adams Dynasty story from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods.Jordan Adams proposed a marriage of convenience to single mom Kelly Flint because he thought it was time they each settled down with a perfectly compatible, always-dependable partner. After all, they'd both learned the hard way that love only leads to heartache.But to his surprise, Kelly made Jordan feel that their marriage would be anything but platonic, and her little daughter kindled fond feelings of fatherhood in his heart. Now he had to convince Kelly that he was not only a natural born daddy...but also the perfect husband she'd been waiting for all her life.
Two Adams men, and one Adams woman, are on a collision course with love, marriage, and babies in these three novels. In "Unexpected Mommy, " a schoolteacher marries the sexy rancher father of her rambunctious student. In "The Cowgirl and the Unexpected Wedding, " an heiress must choose between a medical career and the rancher she loves. And in "Natural Born Lawman, " a sheriff cares for a single mother and her sick baby.
Don't miss this acclaimed Adams Dynasty story from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods about learning to fall in love again.Texan Dani Adams was through with single dads. Never again would she brush away their children's tears or bandage scraped knees. Instead, she'd care for the sick animals brought to her veterinary practice. She'd find fulfillment-without the heartache.So, darn Duke Jenkins and his adorable twins. The sexy single dad had just moved to town...and he was determined to make Dani his kids' mother! His soul-searing kisses, warm embraces and his children's antics were quickly melting her resolve. But was Dani heading for another disappointment...or down the aisle to meet her groom?
Yes, Duke Jenkins thought, marrying Dani Adams would work out for everyone. Dani would have a ready-made family. His sons would have a mother's love again. And him? He'd already admitted that he was attracted to her. And the prospect of having her in his life wasn't nearly as distasteful as he'd expected, given his determination not to remarry. Duke always trusted his instincts. He also made decisions in a rush and stuck by them. He wondered how he'd present his scheme to Dani. She struck him as a woman who might not be nearly as pragmatic as he was, even under her own currently vulnerable circumstances. She might prefer at least the pretense of romance. When Dani turned toward him, he lifted his beer mug in a silent toast. Anticipation sizzled through his veins like fine champagne. Yes, indeed, life in Los Pinos promised to get downright fascinating.
HEALING HANDSAs a psychologist, Mallory Blake knew there were times when one had to let go. She also knew just how much it hurt. After her husband's death, she'd packed up her belongings and moved to San Francisco, wishing it was as easy to box up her memories and seal away her regrets. But she had her patients at the hospital who helped her move forward, patients like six-year-old Davey. The broken little boy needed Mallory-not that his doctor agreed.Mallory had heard the rumors about neurosurgeon Justin Whitmore. She had experienced firsthand his temper, his impossible standards and his undeniable charm. But beneath all of that, Mallory discovered Justin hid an old pain, one she wasn't sure she could heal. And yet she couldn't walk away from him. Because there were times when it was right to move on...and times when you took someone's hand and never let go.
Dating Matthew O'Brien-a playboy and a younger man-cost Laila Riley her career and her parents' respect. A high price, even for love-and when Laila decides it was just a ï ¬ , ing, she breaks it off, despite Matthew's objections.But the O'Brien family has other ideas, and they conspire to get Laila to join them on a Dublin holiday. It's a great time to get away from it all, but Laila has reservations about the trip. Matthew's bound to be there, and she's far from immune. What if she can't resist temptation?Meanwhile, the O'Briens are in an uproar over matriarch Nell's unexpected romance with an old ï ¬ , ame. Will she follow her heart despite the risks? And will Laila discover that some risks are actually once-in-a-lifetime opportunities?
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