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Mimi Pickford wanted her life to be more than serving up daily specials at the local diner. But the one man who could help her achieve her secret dream had suddenly dropped out of sight. Elusive hero Gibson St. James was known for rescuing babies from burning buildings--and for wearing his bachelorhood like a badge. But he'd also earned the reputation of being hard-headed, hard-bodied--and just plain hard to crack. Well, tough! Because Mimi needed his help--and she'd never shied away from a challenge yet. At least, never one sooo appealing....
VIRGIN BRIDE! Thirty-year-old Kate Lodge had been saving--and saving and saving--herself for marriage. So when her fiancé ditched her cold, this Miss Goody Two-Shoes was just about ready to do something shocking with the first man she saw.... Unfortunately it was Lieutenant Kyle Reeves who delivered the "Dear Kate" kiss-off letter for his friend. Kyle was obviously an officer, but was he a gentleman, too? In one day this sexy soldier had become his buddy's unsuspecting stand-in...this tiny town's first hero...and Kate's last chance for passion!
Is There a Doctor in the House? Becca Delacroix was in trouble. The usually straitlaced, independent mother of four was unmarried and pregnant-and the small-town tongues of her tiny Louisiana parish were wagging. Enter Jack Towers, a sexy big-city surgeon whose bedside manner needed lots of work....Jack was desperate to return to civilization, but first he needed a temporary wife! Otherwise, he'd never survive living in the mosquito-infested backwoods with four daughters he barely knew. Marrying Becca Delacroix was the obvious solution.But the second they tied the knot, Jack's cold clinical heart went pitter-pat. He'd saved Becca's reputation and found a caretaker for his daughters-but now he wanted the benefits of a real marriage!
THE BRIDE HAS AMNESIA! The woman Dean Radcliffe had hired to care for his motherless children believed she was his wife! Having lost her memory, shy Susan Graves had been transformed into an exciting, passionate woman--who wanted him to claim his husbandly rights! Had Susan been harboring a secret crush on her brooding boss all this time? And why had he never noticed how utterly captivating she was? Dean had no choice but to go along with the charade until Susan recovered her wits. But how long could he pretend to be her husband without wanting to make her his own--for real?
This pampered princess was a royal pain in the...heart! Clay DeVries had carried a torch--hell, a five-alarm blaze--for Jewell Whittington since high school. But he'd never expected to be more than a royal subject to the deb. Now, he was her boss--and she was turning into a mighty fine gas station attendant. After being swindled out of her fortune, and in desperate need of a manicure, the last person Jewell needed was Clay. But he was the only one offering her food--nachos and pop--and shelter--his bed, with him in it! Still, Jewel was far from trading in her blue-chip life for swaggering--albeit sexy--blue jeans....
HER PROTECTORALWAYS HIS BRIDE-Upon her birth, Angel Sciopelli was betrothed to Zach Martin. As youngsters enraptured in puppy love, little did they know what criminal machinations would face them as adults.BUT COULD HE MAKE HER HIS WIFE?Marrying Angel would have been Zach's greatest joy. Now it was the cruelest curse. Because to keep her safe he had to keep her away-far away. But the suspicious death of her parents brought her back, and the double-talking district attorney promised her justice in return for her cooperation. And Angel was walking a tightrope with only Zach to break her fall.A woman alone...with no one to trust. Where can she run? Straight into the arms ofHER PROTECTOR
The bodyguardThe last person Austin Smith wanted to guard was a pregnant woman. Especially one he'd been in love with. But he was duty bound to watch over Tarini Schaskylavitch; he'd promised his buddy-and Tarini's ambassador fiancé-that he'd protect her and her royal heir as his own. No matter what the cost.The bewitching beautyWith a price on her head, Tarini had no choice but to turn to Austin-a man she'd loved and once betrayed-for safety. Not only was her life at stake, so was her unborn child's. But while supposedly devoted to one man, Tarini was deceiving another. What would Austin do if he discovered the precious secret she was carrying?
LovingTheBossMEMOTo: The Single Women in the OfficeFrom: Patricia Peel, Fake FiancéRe: The Proposal I Couldn't RefuseSam Wainwright has asked me to marry him! Okay, so he only needs a pretend wife to impress his boss. Nevertheless, this is my chance to get Sam to notice me as a desirable woman. I'm hoping that his posing as a loving husband and being close to the new and improved me will have Sam looking for more than just "friendship" from his wedded wife!Six friends dream of marrying their bosses in this delightful new series.Watch for Sophia's story in June.
Suddenly a FamilyIt was a green-card wedding...Nicholas Sankovitch needed a wife. And while prim, proper Toria Tryon was a least likely candidate, his eight-year-old daughter, Anya, was already head over heels in love with her.Single. Thirty. What did Toria have to lose by proposing? She'd be giving Anya a better life. Only Toria didn't count on Nick's old-world machismo, his yen for fast food or his love of seventies sitcoms. No one believed she'd married such a, well, primitive man-least of all the deportation agents determined to expose the marriage as fake. Keeping up husband-wife appearances would have to be convincing. But genuine...?
HOW TO MARRY...A Million-Dollar Mansqrt Research the mansqrt Crash tony partiessqrt Do not fall for the penniless, sexy guy who's in hot pursuit of youPuh-leese! was all Conor James had to say about Clarissa McShaunessy's husband hunt. But she had her reasons, the most important being her adorable seven-year-old son-whom Conor had fallen for as hard as he had the kid's breathtaking, though misguided, mother. If only she'd forget about financial security and give in to passion, she'd know a million-dollar man when he kissed her senseless....
Adam Tyler was used to setting the rules and being a bachelor--then he became a single dad. His little girl had him wrapped around her finger. He knew he needed a nanny, but a wife? As the only unmarried woman in Deerhorn, Wisconsin, Stacy Poplar figured she was just about past her shelf life. And she was determined to learn about the steamy side of love from a hunk! Theirs was the perfect temporary arrangement. Stacy spent her days keeping house and kissing boo-boos--and her nights in Adam's bed where he showed her the pleasures she'd never known. Then the townsfolk set out--with a little help from a pint-size matchmaker--to make sure it would last a lifetime.
Life, Laughter and Love....All in an ordinary day-Facing a lifetime of solitude, Princess Serena was determined to shed her twenty-four-karat cuffs for twenty-four hours of hot dogs, baseball and homemade apple pie. The only thing in her way-the impossibly broad shoulders of her bodyguard, Dylan MacPhail.And an extraordinary night!Young and vivacious, Serena had given up ever marrying, in order to ensure her kids' succession to the throne. It seemed medieval to an all-American guy like Dylan, but he was just her bodyguard.-and the one man who could give her a day to remember. Except she was the one woman his heart would never forget.
What's a bachelor to do when he finds out he's a daddy?Dr. Corey Harte, Chicago's most eligible man, had wealth and success, but there had been only one woman for him: Robyn O'Halloran. Four years ago at the debutante ball, she'd been a vision in white, and they'd shared a night of lovemaking. Little did Corey know the secret she'd carried away within her....Willful and proud, Robyn met her match in Corey-they'd always been as scalding as steam heat. And to learn together they'd made a baby filled Corey with an unstoppable need to start dating the mother of his son.Gowns of WhiteNo man can resist a woman in white.
He's My HeroA protector, a provider, a friend and a lover-he's every woman's hero.MOST ELIGIBLE SOLDIERThe government wanted protocol specialist Chessey Banks Bailey to teach rough-around-the-edges Lieutenant Derek McKenna how to be a gentleman. And though he was her student, Derek was the sexiest, most intriguing man Chessey had ever met. From the moment he kissed her without warning, Chessey knew she wanted to be his bride.But even though blue blood Chessey had him second-guessing his bachelor status, walking down the aisle was the furthest thing from Derek's mind. Could Chesssey enlist the reluctant soldier for a lifetime of love?