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When yet another scandal rocked the Children's Connection, it was PR whiz LJ Logan to the rescue. Sharp and sophisticated, LJ was confident he could salvage the center's battered reputation. But Eden Carter, one of the Connection's most beloved birth specialists, wasn't so sure. Stung by the dazzling doula and her criticism of his creative campaign, LJ issued a challenge:Youcome up with something better. To LJ's surprise Eden agreed. The one condition: LJ must care for the single mom's infant son for one week. One week? No problem. But when LJ began to play Mr. Mom, he didn't realize it was a role he might want to embrace for life....
How did Audrey Griffin--a blacksmith by trade-- become a wine hostess? Sure, she's all about "seizing the day," but she's a tomboy, not a booth bunny. Granted, her makeover has transformed her into a hottie--but when you're working with a straitlaced Aussie god like vintner Shane Preston, a little fashion goes a long way!Unfortunately, no-strings-attached doesn't work for Shane. Something about Audrey makes him want more from their fiery attraction--despite the fact that "commitment" leaves Audrey shakier than a horse on Rollerblades. Is she balking at love. . . or simply biding her time?
TO: Nina BaxterFROM: David HansonSUBJECT: An Offer You Can't Refuse...Nina, I'm so sorry about the layoffs. Your dedication, not to mention your charm, has always made a good impression on me. So I'd love it if you considered working for me again, as my personal assistant. There's plenty of room for you and your adorable children in my apartment (and truthfully, their excitement would be a welcome distraction from my otherwise workaholic lifestyle!). I know you're worried about gossip-people might suggest this isn't strictly business-but we're more than capable of ignoring the sparks of attraction between us in favor of the bigger picture...aren't we?
Back in high school, Gabrielle Coombs had her future planned out, down to the perfect groom and the marriage proposal on graduation night. Instead, she ended up sharing one unexpected night of passion with Caleb Wells. Fifteen years later, the boy from the wrong side of town was back-now an irresistibly attractive single dad in designer duds who was making Gabby wonder if she'd been given a second chance to land her Mr. Right... Ever since they were kids, Caleb knew Gabby was the only one for him. She just didn't realize he was the only one for her. Now the devoted father of a ten-year-old daughter had a mission: to convince the irrepressible hairstylist it was time for a major makeover...by becoming his loving wife!
WHEN CHASE REYNOLDS CAME TO TOWN, FOLKS SMELLED DANGER...But Annette Owens saw an irresistible man who dared her to take a chance on love. Yet once Nettie was up close and personal with all that raw masculinity, the pretty widow discovered she didn't know the first thing about seduction! Or about Chase....For the rugged stranger was not a no-strings bachelor for shy Nettie to court, but a world-weary bachelor-with a little boy, to boot! And though she couldn't resist Chase's soul-searing passion, his future plans gave her pause. For the bachelor dad clearly needed a bride, but hadn't promised her his love....Dangerous? Oh yes, he was. But how could Nettie have known the biggest risk would be to her heart?
Harlequin Special Edition July 2016 Box Set 2 of 2: The BFF Bride\Puppy Love for the Veterinarian\His Surprise Sonby Allison Leigh Wendy Warren Amy Woods
Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes:THE BFF BRIDE Return to the Double C by Allison Leigh Brilliant scientist Justin Clay and diner manager Tabby Taggart were best friends for decades, until one night of passion ruined everything. Now Justin is back in Weaver for work, and Tabby can't seem to stop running into him at every turn. With their "just friends" front crumbling, Justin must realize all the success he's dreamed of doesn't mean much without the girl he's always loved.PUPPY LOVE FOR THE VETERINARIANPeach Leaf, Texas by Amy WoodsA freak snowstorm leaves June Leavy and the puppies she rescued stranded at the Peach Leaf veterinary office, forcing her to spend the night there with Ethan Singh. Bad breakups have burned them both, leaving them with scars and shattered dreams. They're determined to find homes for the puppies, but can they find a home with each other along the way?HIS SURPRISE SON The Men of Thunder Ridge by Wendy WarrenGolden boy Nate Thayer returns home to discover that time hasn't dimmed his desire for Izzy Lambert, the girl he once loved and lost. But can Izzy, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, trust that this time Nate is here to stay…especially when he discovers the secret she's been keeping for years? Look for Harlequin Special Edition's July 2016 Box set 1 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
From Summer Love...To Forever Family? In all her life, Izzy Lambert has told only one lie-fourteen years ago. Now that her teenage summer love is back in town she's on a mission to cover it up. But how do you hide a gangly fourteen-year-old boy? Years ago, when golden boy Nate Thayer left Thunder Ridge, he never looked back. Izzy was from the wrong side of the tracks and they weren't ready to be parents to their unborn baby. Adoption was the answer. Now Nate's back home, and seeing Izzy is like pouring gasoline on a fire that never died. But an even bigger surprise awaits him-finding out she wasn't the only one he left behind...
MAKING PLANS, MAKING FRIENDS...MAKING A BABY?Elaine Lowry is a divorcée with a plan: to have a baby on her own. Why shouldn't she have the child she always dreamed of-the child her ex-husband is now having with his new wife! As if it's not enough that he's taken the house and, with it, her social standing.Enter sinfully handsome lawyer-for-the-opposing side Mitch Ryder. Feeling guilty about the part he played in Elaine's divorce, he takes over as landlord on her apartment before it's sold right from under her. Mitch offers himself as a daddy candidate on one condition: their marriage needs to be all business. But Mitch can't help the tender protective feelings he has for Elaine, especially when they make love for the first time. And besides, who says business comes before pleasure?
The most important work on seventeenth-century New England in a generation. In the tradition of Edmund S. Morgan, whose American Slavery, American Freedom revolutionized colonial history, a new generation of historians is fundamentally rewriting America's beginnings. Nowhere is this more evident than in Wendy Warren's explosive New England Bound, which reclaims the lives of so many long-forgotten enslaved Africans and Native Americans in the seventeenth century. Based on new evidence, Warren links the growth of the northern colonies to the Atlantic slave trade, demonstrating how New England's economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. Warren documents how Indians were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and reveals how colonial families like the Winthrops were motivated not only by religious freedom but also by their slave-trading investments. New England Bound punctures the myth of a shining "City on a Hill," forcefully demonstrating that the history of American slavery can no longer confine itself to the nineteenth-century South.
Sweet, shy Eleanor Lippert had had it! She now held the dubious title of oldest unmarried woman in Oakdale-and virgin, to boot. It was high time she shed her scholarly shell and unleashed the temptress within. Problem was, she didn't know the first thing about men, let alone seducing one....Heartbreaker Cole Sullivan had been away for twelve years, and boy, had things changed! The innocent girl who once had tutored him in math now was a woman in need of his help...to snare a man! He'd always admired Eleanor, but her stunning transformation was too much for any man to resist-even a sworn bachelor like him...
Her acting career over before it began and her bank account drained, Lilah Owens returned to her tiny hometown of Kalamoose, North Dakota, with the one thing she did have, a big secret in the form of her eleven-year-old daughter. Not five minutes in town, she ran into the unbearably handsome, hardscrabble boy she left behind but never forgot. Only now Gus Hoffman was all man, owned most of Kalamoose, had a fancy fiancÃ©e and had no idea that he was a father!Gus knew the beautiful woman he'd loved and lost was hiding something-and that meeting once more at midnight, the way they used to, would reveal her secrets. But could Gus handle the truth-and his still-burning passion for Lilah?
Rosemary Jeffers knew she was in trouble when the handsome stranger who'd romanced her on the dance floor turned out to be the pharmacist in her new hometown! Dean Kingsley wasn't merely irresistible-he was an honorable man who played for keeps. And they were about to share a whole lot more than a slow dance. After all, she was having his baby. . . ;. Dean needed a wife-or he'd lose his business. So Honeyford's favorite son came up with the ideal solution: Marry the mother-to-be! The once-burned librarian wasn't interested in happy endings, but dedicated Dean vowed to prove once and for all that their surprise encounter had led to something totally unexpected-and he wouldn't take "I don't" for an answer!
MARY POPPINS-P.I.?Private investigator D.J. Holden lived by the one rule she learned from her boss and foster father: Never go undercover. But when she discovered that his agency was in trouble, she accepted a job to investigate Maxwell Lotorto, the wayward grandchild of a demanding woman and heir to a grocery fortune....And became Daisy June, nanny extraordinaire.What D.J. didn't expect was for her first undercover job to turn into something more-a passion for Max and for his family unlike anything she'd ever known. But when Max learned the truth about his supernanny's true identity, would her duplicity ruin a chance at true love?
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