HER SISTER'S FAMILYA newspaper article had brought Kira Wentworth to Northbridge, Montana, in the hopes of reuniting with her long-lost sister. But it was Cutty Grant and the tragic news he delivered that first dashed her dreams but quickly compelled her to stay.With the strength of Hercules, Kira overlooked her own needs and saw that Cutty required a kind heart and a helping hand. For with a broken ankle and no day care, his eighteen-month-old twins were running circles around the sexy single dad. So, in Kira stepped and put her own spin on nannyhood...and made a permanent impression on her boss's fragile soul.
DADDY BY DEFAULTWhen Chicago sophisticate Clair Fletcher hit rough-hewn Elk Creek, Wyoming, seeking custody of her orphaned nephew, she thought she'd landed on another planet. And when she confronted rancher Jace Brimley, the mountain of a man who'd given his all to become the toddler's guardian, the oxygen whooshed from her lungs.Combining tantalizing brawn with heart-stopping tenderness, Jace clearly adored tiny, hero-worshiping Willy, who mulishly resisted Clair's inept parental efforts. Still, didn't Willy belong with his blood relative? Yet how could Clair battle big-hearted Jace when he and little Willy evoked such unthinkable longings...for a future of small-town family bliss?
TO: ANDREW HANSONFROM: JACK HANSONSUBJECT: YOU GOT YOUR CLIENT WHAT???You've got to start thinking of the company before yourself, brother. Especially since you've gotten into trouble with your very first client! Delia McCray's a smart, beautiful entrepreneur, and Hanson Media Group is dying for her business. But I can't believe she's also pregnant with your baby-after spending just one night with you!Andrew, you have to marry her-it's the right thing to do for the family, and it may be the only way to salvage the reputation of this company. Do whatever you have to do, but get her to the altar!
Marti Grayson once had a storybook future in store-until a shattering loss took away her chance at happiness. In her loneliness, she took comfort in the arms of a gentle stranger she never expected to see again. Now, pregnant and alone, she's returned to her hometown to raise the baby on her own-until the stranger unexpectedly arrives at her door!Noah Perry's wild ways had cost him a chance at parenthood once before. Now given a second chance, he's determined to be a good father to his child. But Marti's beauty and strength make Noah want to give herallof his love-and build a family for always....
More family, less feudWho knew that members of the all-powerful Camden clan could come in such pretty packages? The retail dynasty that had steamrollered Gideon Thatcher's grandfather decades ago had now sent beautiful emissary January Camden to make everything right. And falling for the enemy never felt this good.It was tough enough for Jani to convince Gideon the Camdens were sincere about making amends-convincing herself she felt nothing for this stubborn city planner was the real trick. He simply didn't fit into her best laid baby plans; she wasn't lucky in love, but she would soon be a mother, on her own terms. Or could they repair the wounds of the past together...and build one family from the shards of two?
Readers will love this collection of two full-length heartwarming stories of emotional romance. In Baby Love, two couples suddenly find themselves parents, leading to plenty of surprises, joy. . . and passion!
Baby My BabyBeth was a strong, stubborn ranching woman-a Heller through and through. Asher Blackwolf was a breathtaking, maddening Sioux male. And together they'd once made magic, made the earth move. Yet now their passionate marriage was over, their precious dreams in ashes. All save the new spark of life unexpectedly swelling Beth's belly.... But could one tiny baby possibly bring headstrong Beth to her senses-and her proud, beloved Blackwolf to his knees?
SURPRISE, YOU MIGHT BE A DADDY!As a wildlife photographer, confirmed bachelor Devon Tarlington had encountered his share of dangerous nighttime predators. But it was the news that he might be the father of ten-month-old Harley that scared him most of all. Devon's experience with children had made him a firm believer that he wasn't cut out for the job. And yet, Keely Gilhooley, the stunning woman who'd delivered the life-altering news, was confident he would make a great dad...with a little help from her. Suddenly he had an urge to prove there was more to him than work and bachelorhood....
Only the direst emergency could bring Jared Perry back to the small town he'd left at eighteen, swearing he'd never return. But he couldn't turn his back on a family member in trouble. And he never expected to find a reason in lovely Mara Pratt for staying. . . She'd been burned by love before and wasn't about to risk her heart to a big-city corporate raider. Especially one who'd been ready to escape the moment his tailored coat had picked up some country dust. Still, something about Jared made Mara willing to fight for a chance to be together. She'd start by showing him what coming home really meant.
When it came to finding her dream husband, Kate Perry had struck out three times. One thing she knew for sure: he wasn't Ry Grayson. The devilishly handsome, fun-loving daredevil was wrong for her in every way. So what was it about Ry that made Kate yearn to get to know the man behind the sexy thrill seeker?Ry came home to Northbridge to help solve the mystery of his grandmother's past. It certainly wasn't to hook up with this prim and proper therapist who wasn't at all his type--not even close. But once Kate let down her hair--that fabulous red hair--once she showed him her passionate side, anything was possible. Even convincing her to walk down the aisle with him?
Chloe Carmichael hadn't set foot in Northbridge, Montana, for years. Fourteen years, to be exact, since her parents had forced her from everything she knew and loved: Her childhood home. Her best friend. And the love of her life, Reid Walker. Now she was back, and seeing Reid again truly felt like coming home. She may have returned for business reasons, but it was their very "personal "history that kept getting in the way. Chloe knew she should keep in mind their painful past, even if being with Reid in the present still gave her such incredible hope for the future. . . .
Alarm bells...or wedding bells? Meeting Ian Kincaid set something off inside Jenna Bowen! Back in Northbridge, raising an infant niece, she needed to sell the family farm before the IRS took it away from her. The handsome dealmaker had an offer on the table-but he didn't want to honor her terms. So why did her opponent have to be so darn irresistible? Ian savored the idea of prolonging negotiations but this was a zero-sum game. If he clinched the deal, this spirited woman and her adopted daughter would suffer. And letting down his family business was out of the question. But the bell was tolling for Ian. It was time for him to make a choice...
When it came to the family company, Lacey Kincaid would prove to her hidebound father that she could play with the big boys. She rode into Northbridge, Montana, to get her way with the mighty Camden conglomerate-and was shocked to find herself up against easygoing rancher Seth Camden. Suddenly she couldn't stay out of flirt mode-how her father would crow if he saw her falling for the opposition!More cowboy than CEO, Seth Camden was content to tend the farms in his family's corporate empire. The pleasure was all his as he showed workaholic Lacey how to relax...until things began to feel so serious, he couldn't tell if it was alarm bells or wedding bells he heard ringing from his near future....
Tycoon in her arms!Gorgeous tycoon Joshua Cantrell, favourite of the tabloid press, thought the last place anyone would be looking for him would be tiny Northbridge, Montana. Joshua hoped to visit his sister incognito; he couldn't allow her presence there to be leaked to the media. The mogul needed a good cover story - and fast. College advisor Cassie Walker could have laughed out loud. Imagine anyone believing that a world famous hunk would hook up with a country bumpkin like her! But now that she'd been coerced into posing as Josh's girlfriend, she was heading straight for heartache - unless she could woo America's most notorious bachelor with her down-home charms...Northbridge nupitals - where a walk down the aisle is never far behind.
When a CEO comes a-calling......What's a girl like small business owner Natalie Morrison to do, especially when said CEO is Cade Camden? First, there's the fact that his family double-crossed hers a few generations back. It's even worse that this rich boy is so darn charismatic-just like the ex-husband who walked all over her. Nati won't let herself swoon anytime soon.Cade is on a mission for his grandmother-to make amends for the Camdens' ruthless treatment of the Morrisons in the early days of Camden Incorporated. But is matchmaking Gran's ulterior motive? Because there's something so kissable about Nati...so tempting. He's here to mend fences...can he mend this woman's broken heart, too?
MARRIAGE...VEGAS-STYLETwo months ago Kate McDermot had left for Las Vegas a levelheaded virgin-and returned with a marriage certificate and a baby on the way. Experience had taught her Brady Brown would feel trapped by the news that he was going to be a father. So, in her baby's best interest, she'd wait to tell him until after they dissolved the union. But the more time she spent with her "temporary" husband, the harder it became not to reveal the truth hidden safe within her-and the feelings hidden in her heart.
A sprained ankle at her going-away party postponed Carly Winter's departure from Elk Creek indefinitely. Suddenly she was looking at a very full house when new town doctor Bax McDermot and his daughter moved into her home...as scheduled...then moved into her life...something totally unexpected. Bax looked more cowboy than caregiver, but his rock-solid build belied the gentleness of his touch. His tender, loving caresses helped to heal Carly's wounded foot-and her wounded heart. But Carly had given up on men, convinced she'd find true happiness when she explored the world outside Wyoming. Only everything she could ever want was living under her very own roof...
Texas cowboy Matt McDermott was craving his first white Christmas on his family's Wyoming ranch. But a blizzard delivered more than Matt bargained for-a petite, pretty motorist stuck in a snowbank, with a bump on her head and her memory gone!The woman melted Matt's heart like a puppy at a pound. But hadn't Matt learned that loving someone with secrets was just plain dangerous? Still, he couldn't help but wonder-if he gift-wrapped his heart and gave it away, might this beautiful mystery woman become his bride?
THE LONESOME COWBOY BLUES Rancher Yance Culhane had loved truly-and lost big time. So he faced the long Wyoming winters solo. Until Della Dennehy and her four kids moved back to Elk Creek, in need of a man's helping hand. Yance had known Della forever-even had had a secret schoolboy crush on her. But now the single mom and her rambunctious brood struck deeper chords. Made Yance hungry for livin' and lovin'. Had Yance found the perfect fit In Delia's fatherless family? Or was the lonesome cowboy...heading for heartache'
THE LONESOME COWBOY BLUES Rancher Yance Culhane had loved truly--and lost big time. So he faced the long Wyoming winters solo. Until Della Dennehy and her four kids moved back to Elk Creek, in need of a man's helping hand. Yance had known Della forever--even had had a secret schoolboy crush on her. But now the single mom and her rambunctious brood struck deeper chords. Made Yance hungry for livin' and lovin'. Had Yance found the perfect fit in Della's fatherless family? Or was the lonesome cowboy...headin' for heartache? A RANCHING FAMILY Though scattered by years and tears, the Heller clan shares mile-deep roots in one Wyoming ranch--and a singular talent for lassoing the unlikeliest hearts!
Cowboy's KissProud, hard Jackson Heiler had plowed his blood, sweat and tears into his father's rugged Wyoming ranch. And now the wispy city woman in his father's will aimed to plant her cute greenhorn butt smack on Jackson's precious acres! Why, he would rather be snakebit! But audacious Ally Brooks and her sweetly timid child got a toehold in Jackson's granite heart. And they wouldn't let go until he agreed they could reap a lifetime of loving!
A RANCHING FAMILY THE BRIDE'S BACK IN TOWN Ivey Heller had left Cheyenne in a wedding dress--but without a groom. She'd narrowly escaped marrying the wrong man, and she couldn't think of anything to do but go home to Elk Creek. Ivey vowed she was finished with men. But she'd been in town less than one day when she ran into Cully Culhane... The hard-muscled cowboy had sure grown up well. A single father with two adorable little girls, he was now aiming his considerable charm right at Ivey. Could the sexy rascal win over the reluctant bride? A RANCHING FAMILY Though scattered by years and tears, the Heller clan share mile-deep roots in one Wyoming ranch--and a singular talent for lassoing the unlikeliest hearts!
LOVE THAT COWBOY! He was mile-wile shoulders and rakish cowboy charm. He was her first love. Her heart and soul. And abandoning Clint Culhane was the hardest thing young Savannah Heller had ever done. Until, fifteen years later, she came back to Elk Creek--and the anguish in Clint's eyes... Could Clint forgive the guilty secret that had wrenched her from his arms? Would she ever taste his precious kisses again? Or would Savannah have to leave her beloved cowboy behind...the second time around? A RANCHING FAMILY Though scattered by years and tears, the Heller clan share mile-deep roots in one Wyoming ranch--and a singular talent for lassoing the unlikeliest hearts.
When it came to love. . . Dr. Jake Fox took pride in helping people with their problems. But the daughter of his latest patient wasn't so easy to figure out. Celebrity designer Ally Rogers seemed determined to show the all-work, no play physician what happened when you mixed business with pleasure. This Doctor was all Business! Her mother's medical emergency sent Ally racing home to Chicago--and right into the arms of the handsome Jake. Soon the good doctor was treating her with regular doses of true romance--and even wrangled her a spectacular job offer designing the new Taka-Hanson heotels. Now Ally had to decide whether she was ready to risk her heart on a once-in-a-lifetime shot at true love. . . .
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY As a teenager, Faith Perry couldn't wait to escape her small Montana town. Now, after eleven complicated years away, she was back, determined to figure out where she truly belonged. And it certainly wasn't with the hard-muscled cowboy with a soft spot for wounded animals. . . . OR A PLACE TO CALL HOME? Boone Pratt couldn't believe his high school crush was back! And when Faith asked him to treat her ailing dog, the still-smitten vet felt the old feelings stir. But he knew Faith's heart was in the big city. Unless he could get her to realize that their hometown was the ideal place for settling down--together.