Shana Callahan had long ago given up wishful thinking. A single mom with a checkered past, she knew to be grateful for small gifts. And what Landon Kincaid had given her was far more than that. His unexpected job offer had provided her with so much-a good income, a safe home for her child and the opportunity to start anew in Chance City. She'd insisted on keeping things strictly business, but the more she got to know her charismatic boss, the harder it became to be his "almost wife. " The town gossip was almost unbearable, but even worse was fighting the longing she felt for Kincaid. Would their December tryst ruin everything...or grant them the ultimate gift?
Reluctant BrideWhen a leather-clad stranger forced Paige O'Halloran into a limousine, she knew her humdrum life was about to change. Then her abductor turned out to be longtime nemesis Rye Warner-hired to be her bodyguard. And in order to keep her safe, he was hiding them away in a honeymoon cottage!Unlikely GroomRye couldn't believe his luck. He was being paid to protect the prim-and-proper Paige, the same woman he'd been verbally battling with for years. But now that he'd finally gotten a look at the elusive Ms. O'Halloran, he knew he was in for some cold showers. For suddenly Rye wanted to turn their "honeymoon" into the real thing.
BACHELORS & BABIES HOW TO CURE A CASE OF BABY FEVER Jasmine LeClerc had found the man to father her baby. Patrick O'Halloran was unattached, just passing through town...and in perfect physical condition. In fact, the millionaire was simply scrumptious, and Jasmine knew making a baby with Patrick would be more pleasure than business. But first she had to get him into bed. A one-night stand was not Patrick's style. But the sexy waitress served up enough passionate glances to make him change his mind. He happily invited Jasmine back to his room, and set out to fulfill both their fantasies...until Patrick learned he was the cure for Jasmine's baby fever! Bachelors and Babies: Three men get more than they ever expected when they connect with the woman of their dreams....
The very pregnant woman standing before J.T. Ryker couldn' t remember who she was-- or the name of her unborn baby' s father. But Gina Banning was the one woman J.T. would always remember. The last time he' d seen her she' d told him she hated him-- and then married his partner a week later. So why had she driven through a snowstorm to J.T.' s doorstep?Gina sensed the honor-bound police chief who offered her shelter and protection was hiding something. His touch felt familiar. Was his kindness a precious gift... or would she and her child have to pay a price once all truths were finally revealed?
Tycoon David Falcon needed a wife. Not someone to actually marry but a superefficient, multitasking woman who'd keep his household humming along smoothly. Single mother Valerie Sinclair seemed the ideal candidate. Until an evening out led to an unexpected kiss. Organizing the businessman's hectic life was one thing. Wanting to share his life wasn't part of the deal. But once Valerie got a taste of being David's girlfriend--even just for one night--how could she go back to being his stand-in spouse?
Buttoned-up banker Devlin Campbell prided himself on his control. That one passionate night in Atlantic City had been an aberration, but one with lasting consequences: his mystery woman was pregnant. Now that he'd found her-thousands of miles away-Dev approached Nicole with a most decent proposal. But would their ardent beginning allow these virtual strangers to forge a bond that was more than skin deep?
SEX AND THE SINGLE MAN Millionaire Luke Walker had narrowed his list of potential brides down to eight sweet, secure, non-passion-inducing women. For Luke was finished with all-sex, no-substance relationships. The ex-playboy wanted someone to share his quiet life...someone exactly unlike Ariel Minx. From the moment Ariel walked into his office, Luke knew his plan for a passionless marriage was history. Bride Candidate #9 occupied his every thought and feeling, corrupted his good intentions and had him practically running for the bedroom. Luke simply had to have her. He just never dreamed Ariel would say no to the position as his one and only wife!
"I need a wife. You'll do." Lyndsey couldn't believe the man she'd been fantasizing about for months had actually proposed! It wasn't for real, of course. Sexy P.I. Nate Caldwell was in a jam and his shy secretary was only too happy to oblige. Until she discovered they'd be sleeping together! Did she have to look at him as if he were about to ravish her? Frankly, his pretend wife was hard to resist, especially with one bed between them. Nate was determined to keep his mind on business, even if his body wouldn't take the hint. But Lyndsey was breaking through his go-it-alone act, making him yearn to spend this Christmas -- and every holiday -- with her....
NAUGHTY OR NICE?Meet three sophisticated women who aren't above a little mischief under the mistletoe to relieve holiday stress. CHRISTMAS PRESENCE ~ Donna BirdsellYoung widow Astrid Martin wants to boycott Christmas-but her husband's ghost won't let her! Before long she has a tree, even a gift-wrapping job at the mall, where she meets the man who holds the key to her Christmas future. SECRET SANTA ~ Lisa ChildsWhen Maggie O'Brien receives gifts from a secret Santa, she suspects one of the three men in her life has finally wised up to how special she is. Who's the mystery man--her ex, her boss, or that good-looking car mechanic? Come Christmas morning, will true love be waiting under Maggie's tree?YOU'RE ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ~ Susan CrosbyDivorcee Lauren Wright opts for a Bahamas Christmas getaway--only to be stranded at the airport by weather. But a very personable fellow traveler makes the time fly--and temperatures rise. Bahamas or no Bahamas, things are about to get steamy. . .
He was the one you called when you needed rescuing...But who was Taft Bowman going to call when he needed help? Because ten years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, had left town without a word, then or since. Now she was back, with a new last name-and two adorable, high-needs little ones in tow. Well, Taft had been stupid enough to let her go once before...he wasn't about to make the same mistake again. He'd never stopped loving her-and one look at those adorable little faces and he knew that he was meant to be with Laura and her kids forever. All he had to do was convince her that this time he was a man she could count on!
A good man is hard to findSingle mom Annie Bernard needed a new beginning for her young son and a miracle for her run-down farm. Enter Mitch Ryder, the sexy blue-eyed handyman who answered her call for help. Their attraction was instant, and with Mitch's tender ministrations, more than Annie's farm began springing back to life....Mitch yearned for a fresh start of his own-or at least more time before he had to return to the life he left behind. And what better way to avoid his past than to mistakenly slip into the role of Annie's handyman? But he'd never counted on falling for Annie and her precious son. His true identity might be hidden, but his feelings toward Annie might be too strong to hide....
With her luscious chocolate truffles, Red Rock's favorite confectioner, Felicity Thomas, has won many customers' hearts, but she's never been tempted to give away her own. Until the notorious Michael Fortune saunters into her life. "I've met the man I'm going to marry," she insists that very day. And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, who could blame the innocent beauty for waxing romantic about the sexy Southern tycoon?Stay away from her, everyone warns Michael-but there's nothing the COO hates more than being told what to do! Captivated by the small-town sweetheart, he pulls out all the stops to romance her. Fancy dinners. A limo. A helicopter tour. A private jet to the Caribbean...where Michael gets the surprise of his life...and a whirlwind wedding might just deliver virginal Felicity into his waiting arms!
Pediatrician Kate McNeal thought she had it all. But the one thing she longed for-the child she'd given up for adoption nine years earlier-remained just out of reach. So when she learned the girl was living with her adoptive father in Jackson Hole, Kate moved her practice lock, stock and stethoscope, to be close to the daughter she'd never forgotten.Joel Dennes used to think he had it all-until tragedy tore his family apart. Now the single dad needs help with his little girl, and the new doctor in town seems like the perfect woman for the job-and soon he thinks she may be the perfect woman for him! But when Kate's secret comes out, will the betrayal be the end of their fairy-tale ending?
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History certainly is repeating itself, romantically speaking, in USA TODAY bestselling author Susan Crosby's third book in her Red Valley Ranchers miniseries! The Capulets and the Montagues had nothing on the Ryders and the Morgans! But despite the fact that each one was from one of the rival ranching families, Jenny Ryder and Win Morgan had a passionate summer affair four years ago-one that resulted in pregnancy. They got married and promptly lost the baby. Heartbroken, Jenny let herself be talked into divorcing Win...without ever having revealed the marriage to her family-or his. Now Jenny's back, and one impulsive night means that Jenny and Win are about to be parents again! This time, they have to fess up. Their future happiness and child depend on it. But Win is keeping his own secret-that "divorce" he and Jenny supposedly got might not be worth the paper it (wasn't!) printed on....
USA TODAY bestselling author Susan Crosby brings you a story of complex family ties and a couple brought together by one adorable little girl in the newest installment of her Red Valley Rancher miniseries! When Karyn Lambert appears on Vaughn Ryder's doorstep, claiming to be his little girl's aunt, he can hardly turn her away. Instead, the guarded rancher invites her to stay, and soon they're engaged in a battle of the sexes, each trying to prove how good they are with little Cassidy...as well as fighting the raging attraction that blooms the instant Karyn steps over the threshold! For years Vaughn has been focused only on being the perfect father. Now the bubbly personal shopper has taken hold of his heart, and he wonders if they might be able to create the perfect family for Cassidy-and each other. Not just out of blood connections-but out of true love....
You're not my prisoner. Unfortunately, that's exactly how she felt, trapped in Zach Keller's remote castle. The handsome millionaire was supposed to be her protector, but under his watchful gaze she felt more exposed than ever. It didn't help that he evaded all personal questions - and insisted that for her safety, they must marry. She had to find a way off Zach's property, or at least a reason to deny his proposal. Because she was on the verge of saying yes to whatever Zach demanded - especially if it meant a wedding night neither of them would ever forget.
It had been months since an unidentified rugged cowboy had saved Victoria Fortune from the rubble of the tornado-and she'd been haunted by his image ever since.Garrett Stone knew her name, all right. Everyone in Red Rock knew the Fortunes. And now the pampered princess had shown up on his doorstep! The taciturn rancher braced himself for trouble. Victoria was too young, too spoiled-and way too tempting. She saw Garrett as some kind of hero. But he was just a man. A man with a shadowed past who didn't deserve the glow he saw in her eyes...
Fortune's Children:The Brides:Meet the Fortune brides-six special women who perpetuate a family legacy that is more than mere riches!THE BEST REVENGE IS...FALLING IN LOVESweet Mollie Shaw's life began when Gray McGuire swept her off to his mansion as his bride. This powerful tycoon seemed to fulfill her every wish-but all was not as it seemed....Gray had one objective: to destroy Stuart Fortune. A man Mollie had equal reason to hate-if her Minnesota-sized heart was capable of hate. But when she learned of her groom's motive and means of revenge, would she remain his bride?
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There was absolutely nothing wrong with widowed florist Fay Coggen seeking a new lease on life. Just not in Adam Murphy's arms. But the night her late husband's best friend returned from his tour of duty overseas, Fay went from recrimination to tenderness in a heartbeat. When their mutual solace morphed into passion, it was destiny. As was the fact that she was now pregnant with Adam's child.The walls Adam had built around his heart as a soldier came tumbling down when he went calling on Fay. Comforting her was one thing; but it hadn't stopped there. Now he was going to be a father. He'd crossed the line. So why did it feel so right?
Heath Raven had secluded himself away from the world for years, but his self-imposed isolation had not stopped him from fathering a child.
LONE WOLVESCHASE a.k.a. THE LONERNo woman had ever gotten through his defenses, and no bright and bouncy do-gooder would ever make him open up. So why was lovely Tessa Rose hanging on Chase's every word, sending him sweet smiles and popping by his office every chance she got? How much more temptation could a lone wolf take?The gruff bachelor might once have craved his own happy ending, but his troubled past wouldn't let him dare to succumb to his ultimate desire. For to make this precious woman his would mean revealing his most scandalous secret. And Chase knew the truth would be something no woman-especially Tess-could ever forgive.THE LONE WOLVES: Meet the sexiest, most stubborn males a woman could ever hope to tame!
LONE WOLVESGABRIEL a.k.a THE LOVERHe was out for revenge. Gabriel Marquez had a mission, and society princess Cristina Chandler was his pawn. Her engagement to a proper fiancé would soon be announced, but Gabriel had every intention of seducing Cristina before she even received the proposal. The wolfish charmer would take her to his bed, ruining two families with the scandal....But the hunter had never imagined that Cristina's laughter and sweetness would erase his tough loner shell. She made him want things he had no right to covet. For once his innocent beauty learned of his plot, he'd have no right to even ask for a future.THE LONE WOLVES: Meet the sexiest, most stubborn males a woman could ever hope to tame!
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