Holly Bainbridge had a simple wish this Christmas: to find a way to keep Hopewell House open for business. The former foster child knew how it felt to be without a family and was determined to make this a holiday the kids would never forget. Until handsome, hard-hearted businessman Clay Forrester stole her Santa. . . Playing jolly St. Nick was the best way Clay knew to make it up to Holly. And once he donned the red cap and white beard, a transformation took place--and all he could think about was being with her. But could he convince Holly that this was indeed a season of second chances? All she had to do was believe. . . .
Caution: Sharp curves ahead! Sam Pirelli likes his women the way he likes his cars: fast and fun. He likes his life of carefree detachment. He likes driving the open road with the wind in his hair. He likes never knowing what is around the next curve-such as the gorgeous blonde with the flat tire-a perfect opportunity to show off his "shining armor"!Practically speaking, straitlaced, responsible Kara Starling is no damsel in distress. She'd come to Clearville to introduce an unwitting Sam to his son-the product of a past romance. Stunned by her intense attraction to him, Kara is both intrigued-and a little concerned. Would she be consigning a child to life with a playboy daddy? Or is Sam's good-time exterior hiding the perfect father-and the man of her dreams?
Nick Pirelli's little girl was growing up way too fast. He knew she needed a mom-which meant he needed a wife! But finding the right woman in Clearville wasn't easy. The local dating pool was shallow, and the grapevine put Nick's every move under a microscope. Still, he was determined to find Ms. Right...until Darcy Dawson blew into town.A city girl who'd never set down roots, Darcy wasn't the woman Nick needed. But no matter where he went, he couldn't escape her sexy red curls or her husky laugh-nor could he ignore the joy the beautiful stranger brought to his daughter. Yet he couldn't stop worrying about what other people might think. Could straitlaced Nick finally throw caution to the wind for the woman who'd captured his heart?
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From Pretend Lover Sophia had long ago turned her back on small-town life until a stint in the big city left her unemployed and pregnant! Facing her family might be the hardest thing shes ever done next to facing the man who d betrayed her again. To Perfect Match? At first, Jakes fling with Sophia had been strictly business investigating the pretty housekeepers background for her wealthy employer was as routine as it got. But business turned deliciously personal and incredibly complicated. He was determined to win back Sophias heart, even if it meant helping her reunite with her family by pretending to be her fiancé!
That was then... Ten years ago, getting up close and personal with Ryder Kincaid was all Lindsay Brookes wanted. The bookish senior couldn't believe it when the gorgeous Clearville High football hero finally noticed her. One magical night together was all it took to change her world. Now the single mom is coming home-to come clean with the guy she's never gotten over. Could this be their now? The stunning brunette with the shy nine-year-old kid is...Lindsay? Ryder never forgot how she gave herself to him so completely. But he's changed-a lot. And the secret Lindsay's keeping could tear them apart. With desire reigniting-and then some!-this could be Ryder's chance to step up and become the husband and father he always wanted to be...with the woman he's never stopped wanting...
Getting cold feet isn't unusual, except. . . I'm not the bride! I'm Kelsey Wilson, the wedding planner. My job is to make sure my cousin's nuptials go off without a hitch--my business depends on it! But how am I supposed to do that with Connor McClane back in town? The drop-dead-gorgeous P. I. has his reasons for making sure this wedding doesn't happen. Problem is, now he's got me thinking about that once-in-a-lifetime walk down the aisle. Which is crazy--Connor and I couldn't be more wrong for each other. Then why does it feel so right when he takes me in his arms? I'd better watch out. Or the next wedding I plan just might be my own!
To Kiss a Cowboy Former rodeo star Jarrett Deeks knows about saving horses, but city women like Theresa Pirelli have always been out of his league. Yet her kiss rocks him harder than any bull he's ever ridden. In her, he sees himself: a little bruised, a lot lonely. She's his for only a few weeks, except unlike his horses, he can't let her go once she's healed. But how can he convince her to stay? Theresa is used to taking care of patients...not being one! When an accident jeopardizes her career, she needs a break from worrying about her uncertain future and interfering family. A few weeks at Jarrett's rustic California horse ranch seem like just the ticket to get back on her feet. Until she's completely swept off them by one sexy cowboy.
Checklist for the Perfect Prince Charming Tall, dark and handsome Passionate Thoroughly devoted Capable of spontaneity Someone who is not Drew Pirelli After years of putting other people first, Debbie Mattson is ready to look for her own happily-ever-after. Clearville's favorite baker is determined to shake off the dust of her small hometown and find her perfect man-someplace far, far away. The last person she would ever consider dating is her childhood friend Drew Pirelli. He's a homebody. He loves small-town life. And he is ready to settle down, just when she is ready to venture out. She's convinced he is Mr. Wrong. And then one magical kiss changes everything....
Things to Don't: Fall in love with the boss After all, Allison Warner was working for Zach Wilder only temporarily. She just hadn't expected her boss to be so irresistible! There was no doubt that Zach wanted her. But having been burned once before, she wasn't sure she could risk her heart on a man who had clearly crossed relationships off his To Do list. Zach had no intention of changing his ways-work meant everything to him, and surely romance would only get in the way of his ultimate goal. Yet why should he deny himself a little after-hours diversion? Especially with a desirable woman like Allison, whom he believed was definitely not thinking about a future. Until the rules changed....
Emily Wilson's world tilted on its axis when Javier Delgado twirled her into his arms. The jilted bride-to-be never expected to meet a man like him at the wedding that should have been hers. Still, she knew the suavely handsome playboy was wrong for her in every way. So why was she letting the dashing restaurateur sweep her off her feet?Javier didn't believe in fate. But from the moment he spun Emily onto the dance floor, the hardworking entrepreneur was captivated by the stunning society beauty. Emily had faith in Javier--and in the passion that made him long to shed his bachelor ways. What would it take to get her to say yes? To take that fateful walk down the aisle...with him?
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