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Stefanie had been the ideal temporary wife to powerful Gabe Wainwright. Only, now that their one-year contract was up, he found himself strangely reluctant to stop being her husband. . . . Stefanie knew Gabe was a man of his word, and he'd stuck to the in-name-only deal to the letter. But how she wished he hadn't! Still, maybe it wasn't too late to negotiate a new wedding contract-this time, forever!
Fran Mallory was shocked by the intensity of her attraction to magnetic Andre Benet. Intimacy with him was strictly forbidden! But perhaps this was half Andre's charm. She could spend as much time with him as she liked-and ensure her heart remained intact!Andre Benet wasn't looking for a relationship, so in an attempt to keep Fran at arm's length, he'd let her believe he was off-limits. Now he was unable to resist his desire for her any longer. But would Fran feel quite so safe with him when he revealed he DID have husband potential after all?
Rachel Maynard's resolution is to marry Nikos Athas. Six years ago, he'd rejected Rachel--but now she's determined to have the satisfaction of making him want her. Newly beautiful, newly self-assured, Rachel's setting out to attract his attention. Then she meets his older brother, Stasio...and realizes that her feelings for Nikos were mere infatuation. She also realizes that real satisfaction comes not from vengeance but from love. Heart-deep, soul-deep love. Stasio asks her to marry him--so he can adopt a child. His sister's child. Rachel's in love with Stasio and even if he doesn't feel the same way about her, what can she say except yes?
An Enduring Love The day she turned eighteen, Sadie Corkin was going to elope with Jarod Bannock, the son of her family's most bitter rival. Until it all went wrong... Eight years later, one thing hasn't changed: her passion for the proud, sexy Apsaalooke rancher. When tragedy brings Sadie home to Montana horse country, Jarod knows he has only one chance to make things right. There's unfinished business between them, including what really happened that fateful night. And now there's a more immediate threat to their happiness: an enemy who wants Sadie's ranch to create a cattle empire. Can Jarod find a way to stay true to his heritage and trust in the love that is his destiny?
Princess Regina Vittorio must soon leave her beloved kingdom of Castelmare and become queen of another realm. Gina has devoted her life to royal duty, but as the day of her arranged wedding approaches, she wants just one moment with the man she loves.... Royal gardener Dizo Fornese has watched Princess Regina blossom like the roses he tends at the palace. He knows she is untouchable, but he has one chance to risk all-and claim his princess bride!
Cesar Villon de Falcon: the world's finest racing-car driver and Monaco's most notorious playboy. But a terrifying crash has left him fighting for his life. Sarah Priestley: the enchanting woman at his bedside, who has a secret she hopes will help revive him--Cesar has a son!The little boy who has his daddy's eyes gives Cesar a new lease on life. But it is his convenient marriage to Sarah that has the potential to make this courageous man whole again. . . .
A new daddy to his orphaned nephew, Massimo needs help. Bringing the baby's beautiful aunt Julie Marchant to Italy as a nanny seems the perfect solution. Plucked from her quiet, suburban existence, Julie is a fish out of water in Massimo's glamorous, wealthy world. But she's thrilled to be part of her nephew's life, even if it means being the hired help! More of a challenge is spending every day with Massimo, trying desperately to ignore her attraction to this brooding tycoon. . . .
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO The rancher and the runaway... Who'd ever have guessed Kit had her very own guardian angel-and that he'd be wearing spurs? But rancher Jarod Banning had saved Kit's life, offering her what she needed most: a place to hide! For weeks someone had been sending her threatening letters-the police were clueless, and so Kit decided to disappear! And that was how she met Jarod Banning. Jarod Banning might be a full-time doctor and part-time rancher but he was certainly all man! Kit had known him less than twenty-four hours, but right now he was the only person she trusted. In Jarod's arms Kit felt safe, but was she now in a different kind of danger: falling in love with a hero who wasn't hers to hold? "Winters weaves a magical spell that is unforgettable..."-Affaire de Coeur Rebecca Winters is the Utah Writer of the Year 1995, winning the Isolde Carlsen Award for Excellence. HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
9 Months Later By the award-winning author of Strangers When We Meet Laura Donetti knows two things: Her marriage to Tony Donetti is over. And she's having his baby. Zach Wilde first meets Laura while Tony is off seducing another woman. Zach is disgusted with Donetti. And protective of Laura. He also feels something he'd never expected to feel again. Attraction. Desire. For Laura, who's another man's wife. Laura, who's pregnant. Laura, who needs his help. And wants his love....
Tracey Von Axel is a party-girl heiress, famous for shopping and socializing. But she's determined to shed her image and show she has what it takes to run her family's empire. Old family friend and Greek billionaire Nikos Lazaridis agrees to help Tracey--but he'll do it by taking her out of the boardroom and back to basics!In a tumbledown Greek farmhouse, working the land from dawn till dusk, Nikos tests her resolve at every opportunity. But as the sun sets over the fields Nikos begins to find it's his own resolve that's being tested.
Manhattan millionaire Payne Sterling is used to being in the public eye, but his notoriety goes too far when he sees his picture on a succession of new romance novels! Payne has never posed for any portrait, so he's determined to track down the artist who's embarrassed him. . . . Beautiful, talented Rainey Bennet had seen Payne's photo in her brother's holiday snaps and, having no idea he was a famous entrepreneur, she thought he made perfect "hero" material! In the flesh, he's just as gorgeous-but now he's taking her to court! Until the powerful tycoon proposes a way for Rainey to pay him back!
A brooding Italian... With a dark family history, single dad Leon Malatesta is determined to keep his baby daughter out of the headlines. And so, when a striking woman starts asking questions around the sun-kissed town of Rimini, Leon's protective instinct goes into overdrive. ...and a mysterious beauty! Only, Belle Peterson turns out to be the long-lost daughter of his stepmother! Her innocence touches Leon's locked-away heart in a way he never believed possible after losing his wife. Now Belle brings the possibility of a new future for them all...if only he can convince her he wants to marry her for love, not just to give them all the family they want so much....
When you wish upon a star...After single dad Rick Jenner and his little daughter stumble upon Andrea Fleming's toy shop one snowy evening, he can't get Andrea's beautiful eyes out of his head. But with Christmas coming up, he can't afford any distractions.Andrea is no stranger to heartache, and Rick has it written all over his face. Her head tells her to stay away, but nevertheless she is irresistibly drawn to this twosome in need of a miracle.With a few festive sparks, a little girl's yuletide delight and a toe-curling kiss under the mistletoe...this Christmas, anything could happen!
Abandoned as a baby, federal marshal Mitchell Garrett doesn't know his family history, or even his given name. But he's made an impressive identity for himself: hero, protector, Marine and, most recently, private investigator. Which is how he falls into Heidi Norris's life. Someone's been stealing secrets from Heidi's family-owned doughnut dynasty, SweetSpuds, and she suspects it's a relative.Before Mitch returns to the Marshals Service, he'll take this one last case. Besides, going undercover will get Mitch closer to Heidi and her lovable son, Zack. Temporarily, that is. Mitch is ready to reclaim his life, and that means finding his real family...in Florida. Only for this P.I., what he really wants is in the last place he expects.
Darrell Collier is an ordinary, small-town single mom. And when Alexandre Valleder sweeps into her life, she's determined not to be pressured into marriage by royal command!Alex is a good ruler and a responsible king. But one secret night, years ago, he rebelled a little. The result, as he's just discovered, was a child. Now he has to make things right. It will shock his family and shake up the monarchy. But first he must persuade this beautiful, stubborn commoner she has the makings of a queen!
When darkly sexy Jarod Kendall met beautiful Sydney Taylor he faced the hardest decision of his life-because, as a priest, any relationship was forbidden to him. Their friendship was innocent, but Jarod's love grew secretly and deeply. After a year of Jarod hiding his forbidden feelings Sydney left town, believing her love wasn't returned. Alone, Jarod found his life thrown into deep turmoil. As a man of honor, he realized that he had to leave the priesthood and everything he loved because his heart was with Sydney. Now Jarod is determined to find Sydney and persuade her that against all the odds their marriage is meant to be. . . .
The secret millionaire... When wealthy socialite Raina Maywood attends her best friend's wedding, the last thing she's expecting is her own romance! Since her marriage imploded, she's learned to keep her distance...until she meets gorgeous best man Akis! Self-made millionaire Akis mistrusts women who only have eyes for his wallet, but the beautiful stranger he meets at the wedding doesn't even know he's rich. Their connection is instant and profound. Has Akis finally found a woman who loves the man behind the millionaire?
A Cowboy's Legacy Ten years ago, Trace Rafferty left Montana to serve his country. Now the wounded Navy flier is coming back to sell the only home he's ever known. But someone else is living on his hundred-year-old family ranch-a woman Trace hasn't seen since she was a teenager. How can he turn attractive, widowed-and pregnant-Cassie Bannock out of her home? Cassie knows her housekeeping days on the Rafferty spread are numbered. Yet she can't believe Trace would turn his back on his heritage. In or out of uniform, the former F-16 pilot is still the handsomest man she's ever seen. Without a true home, in addition to a real and looming threat to her and her unborn baby, can Cassie protect her legacy and help a homecoming cowboy claim his?
In Mommy for Rent by Lori Handeland, a Rent-a-Mommy job for the Mother's Day picnic turns into the real thing.In Along Came a Daughter by Rebecca Winters, a daughter goes to work for her dream mom...and then has to wait for her dad to fall in love.In Baby Steps by Anna DeStefano, it takes a troubled little boy to help a woman take baby steps toward a loving future with her husband.
Dana's in prison for a murder she didn't commit-and Heidi's determined to find out who did, determined to see Dana set free. But she has no idea how to go about it. Then, like the answer to a prayer, she meets Gideon Poletti, a San Diego homicide detective, who shows up at the school where Heidi teaches. He's there to give an adult education class in criminology. And he's doing it in her classroom. Not only is Gideon a celebrated detective, he's the most attractive man she's ever met. But she tells herself she doesn't have time for romance-her friend's very life is at stake! She joins Gideon's class to learn two things. Can he help her? And will he? To her relief and gratitude, he says yes to both. Their quest for justice uncovers a shocking truth, one Heidi could never have predicted. Nor could she have predicted that her "private" detective would fall as hard for her as she has for him!
CEO Nick Wainwright can handle billion-dollar business deals with his eyes closed, but a baby? Nick needs help- a nanny for his precious son, and fast! Nick never mixes business with pleasure, but when delectable Reece Chamberlain enters his Park Avenue apartment, everything changes. . . ;. Reece is thrilled to be offered the job looking after Jamie, but the little one's handsome daddy steals her heart, as well. Her career used to be everything, but now a life as Nick's bride, with baby Jamie, is sounding more and more like heaven. . . ;.
Homecoming Cowboy Living on her grandfather's ranch, surrounded by her loving brothers and their families, is helping Avery Bannock put her painful past behind her. But ever since Zane Lawson came home, she's been fighting her feelings for the rugged former Navy SEAL who's sworn to keep her safe-in his arms. After a decade undercover, Zane's ready to settle in Montana horse country. Buying the ranch next to the Bannock spread was the first step. Now he's got to convince the gun-shy archaeologist that he's the only cowboy for her. As they work together to find out who's stealing tribal artifacts from a nearby reservation, Zane will do everything in his power to win Avery's trust...and turn their budding romance into a mission possible!
SIMPLY THE BEST She wanted a husband... Lacey West's biological clock wasn't so much ticking as sounding alarm bells. And then Max Jarvis moved in to her apartment block. Six feet two inches of prime bachelor-the perfect male, except for one thing... He didn't need a wife! Max wasn't in the market for marriage. As far as he was concerned, a ring and a piece of paper didn't prove anything-his parents' disastrous marriage had taught him that. Added to which he seemed to think Lacey was just male bait, that she went through men like coffee. He'd accused her of being a temptation no man could resist...but, if that was the case, why wouldn't he give in? SIMPLY THE BEST. "Rebecca Winters writes from the heart. She has the ability to make me laugh or...cry. Mostly she makes me care." -Debbie Macomber
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