JUST ONE KISS... But it was sure one doozy of a kiss! Abby Ridgeway had always thought of Nick Marchetti as her boss and closest friend. The one person who'd always been there for her. But his not-just-friendly kiss had now awakened a confusing and unfamiliar host of emotions. And changed everything between them... It was as though she was up against a gale-force wind. Every instinct screamed for Abby to hold fast to that special bond they already shared. But her fast-beating heart wasn't letting her forget how right and perfect that one moment had been. Could Abby risk it all to turn one kiss into a lifetime commitment?
When Sean Spencer lost the ability to speak as the result of a terrible accident, his father vowed to do anything to bring him back. Anything. Top of the list was to bring the best speech therapist money could buy to live in his sprawling mansion. Gavin thought that would be the easy part. But he hadn't met M. J. Taylor. She was a woman who had also dealt with tragedy - only her solution was to stop doing what she was born to do: work with young kids. And she thought nothing could change her mind - until Gavin Spencer forced his way into her life. Silhouette Special Edition #1769
CONGRATULATIONS, COWBOY... Tucker Smith had waited one long year for his second "date" with the pretty lady he'd shared one passionate night with. But nothing had prepared the rugged rodeo man for the three little words that Casey Wright had come to tell him... YOU'RE A FATHER! That's all Casey had to say to Tucker. After all, besides a child, they had nothing between them but chemistry. And desire was not something to build a family on. But when Tucker hauled her to his ranch to set up house, she wondered if there was more to the sexy cowboy than blue eyes and brawn. Could this confirmed bachelor have marriage on his mind?
California rancher Jarrod Blackstone is stunned when Abby Miller appears on his doorstep to deliver his sister's orphaned children. But even more surprising--and disturbing--are the sparks that ignite between the rugged bachelor and the and the independent beauty. From the author of Reckless Destiny and Winter Bride.
Neonatal specialist Nathan Steele thought he'd found happiness-until tragedy struck. A widower, he wasn't looking for a fairy-tale romance. Then he met a mysteriously familiar woman at a fundraiser who raced away, leaving behind a broken high-heeled shoe-and leaving him determined to knoweverythingabout her. Hospital housekeeper Cindy Elliott refused to fall in love-especially with a wealthy doctor who seemed too charming to be true. But one kiss awakened a passion neither of them expected. . . ;and now Cindy was expecting the doctor's baby! Earning her trust sure wouldn't be easy, but Nathan was ready to do whatever it took to sweep Cindy off her feet-and carry her into happily ever after.
THE COMEBACK KIDWhen she was a lovestruck teenager, Taylor Stevens bared her soul to Mitch Rafferty. But instead of sweeping her into his arms, the tortured rebel with the bad-boy blue eyes told her she kissed like a little girl. Mortified, Taylor shoved Mitch into the pool...cowboy boots and all!Now the tables were turned and-holy smoke!-Mitch couldn't believe his eyes. From scrawny kid to stunning woman, Taylor had sure grown up...and Mitch was itchin' to kiss her again. But the contrary cowgirl swore she'd been crazy for ever lovin' him. Would this lonesome drifter stick around Destiny, Texas, long enough to prove her wrong?
Why had she rented her upstairs apartment to another doctor? Single mom Jill Beck knew the type, especially one as handsome as Adam Stone. The M.D. would stick it out in Blackwater Lake, Montana...until the first snowstorm. And then he'd leave everyone behind. But this time she wasn't getting involved.Yes, he thought Jill was one fine-looking landlady, but Adam knew romancing the town sweetheart wouldn't win him any points. Still, they could be friends and he could be the male influence her young son needed-no romantic strings involved. Well, perhaps he needed to check his temperature and be certain he hadn't misdiagnosed true love as just a simple case of friendship!
Handsome doctor Ben McKnight is everything the marriageable women of Blackwater Lake, Montana, want in a man-except willing! What he needs is a decoy: someone sweet and sexy to play the role of bride-to-be. Someone like the gorgeous new girl in town....The last place Camille Halliday wants to be is Montana. But she won't be going anywhere unless she wins over the mutinous staff and salvages the business at the local hotel. So when gorgeous Dr. Ben makes his proposal-pretend to be his girlfriend in exchange for his help with her staff-she jumps at the offer. It's the answer to all her problems...until the fake hand-holding and kissing soon add up to much more than either of them bargained for!
Emily Summers would never forget the passionate affair with Cal Westen that left her yearning for what he couldn't give her. But the charismatic, commitment-wary E. R. surgeon had given her something. And it was time he knew the truth--so he could be the father their child needed. . . . Two years ago, Emily walked away from him. Now she was telling him they had a baby? The sensual social worker had burned him once, and Cal wasn't about to make that mistake again. Then he met his daughter. And the no-strings-attached doctor began to feel his heart expand. . . to make room for two females in his life. . . .
Mitch Tenney's reputation preceded him. He was a miracle worker in surgical scrubs, a hunk and a half with riveting blue eyes and a really bad attitude. The dazzling doctor had offended one official too many and was now this close to being fired--unless Samantha Ryan could set him straight. With Sam's sunny disposition and powers of persuasion, she was sure she could get Dr. Mitch back on track. But somehow the brooding bachelor got to her instead--body and soul. Now Sam had a baby on the way with a man who had no interest in playing house. What was a good girl to do?
A dashing doctor hires the perfect nanny for his son, not realizing she's about to turn his entire world upside down! Don't miss the latest story in The Bachelors of Blackwater Lake by Teresa Southwick! Kidnapped as an infant, Emma Robbins has come to Blackwater Lake to seek out her birth family. But she can't exactly just knock on their door and introduce herself! To bide her time, she fakes her identity and takes a job as a nanny for an adorable one-year old boy-and his incredibly sexy doctor daddy. Now she's really gotten more than she bargained for.... Dr. Justin Flint has sworn off women since his divorce. And while she's the perfect caretaker for his little boy, having Emma under his roof is just way too tempting for the single dad! When an explosive kiss shatters their professional resolve, their mutual passion is revealed. But will their new affection distract Emma from her goal-or make her realize she's found her once and future family?
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A deal made to be brokenEverything about Alex McKnight was hard-hard body, hard heart and damn hard to ignore. Yet architect Ellie Hart couldn't deny her immediate attraction to the dark-haired, handsome contractor assigned to complete the Mercy Medical Center with her. Ellie traveled with her own emotional baggage and there was no way she was going to fall so fast for a man like Alex. But when she actually did fall fast-by tripping and injuring her foot-Alex came to the rescue by offering her a place to stay while she recovered.Then Alex suggested the unthinkable: a no-strings-attached, passion-unleashed affair...at least until their project was finished and Ellie could walk again. But as restless days became tender, sleepless nights, could Ellie keep her heart safe? And more, could Alex?
Thunder Canyon Nugget: Calling All Single Men! All Rose Traub wants is to fall in love, get married and have her happy ending. But after dating every eligible bachelor in town, the sassy Texas transplant is still looking for Mr. Right. That doesn't include handsome, boyishly charming Austin Anderson, who's totally wrong for her in every way. Then why is the buzz around town that they're dating? And we're wondering if there's any truth to the rumor that Austin secretly wants to set a wedding date of his own...with the sassy redhead who's lighting that special spark. Stay tuned, faithful readers, to see if Rose and Austin take that fateful walk down the aisle together...and give Thunder Canyon the fairy-tale wedding this Montana town has always dreamed of!
No-nonsense Avery O'Neill was as by-the-numbers about her love life as she was about the hospital budget she managed. So she vowed to ignore any electricity that sparked between her and hotshot surgeon Spencer Stone-even if sparks buckled her knees at every turn.Until the business trip that changed everything.Dr. Stone had his eye on the prize-a state-of-the-art medical system that could save patients' lives. But he couldn't stop thinking about the controller whose cool demeanor hid a life-defining secret. After insatiable passion swept them into an unexpected predicament, could Mercy General's most eligible bachelor convince Avery that his feelings were real...no matter what surprises awaited them?
Three nannies in one month was more than overwhelmed single father Jason Garrett could handle. But from the moment Maggie Shepherd picked up his infant son, Jason knew he'd found what he was looking for. He needed a mother for Brady; the orphaned nanny needed a place to call home.And he had the perfect solution....Tying the knot with her gorgeous employer wasn't in Maggie's job description. But she had to admit, the irresistible father-son duo packed a powerful punch. She knew her marriage to Jason was strictly a business arrangement. But that didn't stop the temporary wife from wanting to carve out a permanent place in the billionaire developer's heart....
Thunder Canyon NuggetGuess Who's Coming for Christmas Dinner?The fine citizens of Thunder Canyon have always gone out of their way to make the holidays special. But Christmas this year promises to be one no one will ever forget. You know that handsome celebrity chef everyone's been talking about, Shane Roarke? Don't tell anyone, but it turns out he has a remarkable-and shocking!-connection to our town. And not everyone is going to be happy about it....Gianna Garrison has been looking downright radiant, however. Is it true that the Gallatin Room waitress has been sneaking under the mistletoe with the mysterious maverick? Hang on to your spurs, merry readers, because the surprises are just beginning. Wait till Gianna finds out who her sexy boss really is!
To Gabe Thorne, Rebecca Hamilton didn't look old enough to practice medicine, let alone coach his kid sister through a difficult pregnancy. But he couldn't have been more wrong. Because the physician before him was skillful. Compassionate. And beautiful. Too bad, because he'd sworn off looking for the latter two qualities in a woman long ago. . . There was something about Gabe that touched Rebecca deeply and wouldn't let her go. She knew the handsome widower had suffered a heartbreaking loss. But then again, so had she. And in the face of the man before her, she saw glimpses of the love and family she's always wanted--and was sure she could never have. . .
Nanny Casey Thomas learned the hard way never to get too close to her work. But that was before she laid eyes on her devastatingly handsome boss, Blake Decker--not to mention his troubled orphaned niece, Mia. And to Casey's surprise, doing battle with Mia's arrogant uncle makes her heart rate soar as much as her temper. Wealthy attorney Blake Decker thinks a nanny is just another employee. The last thing he expects is to be drawn to the irresistibly headstrong woman who insists he be more than a halfhearted father. As Casey coaxes Blake to open his heart to his niece, the nanny might just inspire him to open his heart to her as well. . . .
Nanny extraordinaire Libby Bradford spent her life nurturing children. So when her best friend's daughter was left unexpectedly orphaned, Libby lost no time in opening her heart to Morgan. Yet, she never expected to feel sparks for Morgan's guardian, real estate billionaire Jess Donnelly.Libby had felt overlooked by Jess for years, yet that didn't stop her pulse from careening into overdrive whenever she laid eyes on him. And when she moved into his home as Morgan's nanny, she was shocked to realize that her burning attraction for Jess was mutual. But this reluctant dad didn't know how to open himself to love. It was Libby and Morgan's job to show him the way....
Hotshot plastic surgeon David Wilder was used to operating on Beverly Hills beauties. But when he agreed to assist temporarily at Walnut River's small-town hospital, his world was turned upside down by a gorgeous little girl--and her equally captivating mother. Courtney Albright just wanted the best for her daughter Janie. And even though handsome Dr. Wilder seemed as arrogant as they came, she'd overlook anything if he could heal her little girl's injury. But the single mom definitely couldn't ignore the electricity between her and her bad-boy surgeon. Could these two opposites accept a new dignosis. . . love?
Challenging the frontier of the Arizona Territory, Cady Tanner is determined to conquer the heart of proud Captain Kane Carrington, who believes that the harsh and primitive land leaves no room for love.
Malik Hourani, Crown Prince of Bha'Khar, is a rich and powerful man dedicated to ruling his kingdom-but experience has made him wary of love. Beth Farrah has been betrothed to the sheikh since birth, but she has a secret! She's not the woman he thinks she ishellip;.
Jessica Sterlinghas just discovered a life-changing secret. In the desert kingdom of Bha'Khar is the family she never knew she had! Little does she realize that includes the man she's been betrothed to since birth.... Sheikh Kardahl Houraniis rich, gorgeous and just a tiny bit arrogant. He's happy to marry, but this brooding prince doesn't have love on his agenda. Can Jessica see the man behind the playboy persona and find her way into his guarded heart?
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