He wanted their baby -- but what about his bride? Lying in the arms of Dan Armstrong, Joss knew why she'd slept with him the first time they'd met. The intensity of the tall dark handsome stranger's lovemaking had erased the hurt she'd felt after being jilted. Until she found she was pregnant. Dan insisted they should marry, but Joss wasn't so sure. Dan had wanted her body, and now he wanted their baby . . . but did he really want her as his bride?
PENNINGTON Moment of truth! Eleri worked hard at being levelheaded, to make up for one solitary mistake in her teens. But there were times when being sensible was difficult! Take the situation with James Kincaid... Eleri had been in love with James, her former boss, for ages, and now not only was James begging her to return to the job from which she'd resigned, he made it clear he found her very attractive, too! Eleri longed to give in to her feelings for James, but forced herself to keep her distance. She had to, because of her secret: what if James discovered that Nico, the boy he thought of as her younger brother, was actually her son?
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A Woman Alone?"I didn't imagine a woman like you would have reached your age without several men in her life...."Olivia's carefully cultivated veneer of indifference was usually enough to deter admirers. But Max Hamilton seemed determined to find out what lay beneath. Was he spurred on by genuine attraction to her and the romantic atmosphere of northern Italy? Or was it that he found Olivia's coolness-the result of the harrowing experience of her first marriage-a challenge?
The thrill of the chase! Patrick Hazard had a plan of action that took Hester by surprise. She hadn't intended falling in love with anyone, but Patrick wasn't content just to be friends--he wined and dined Hester, pursued her and wooed her...whatever it took to win her over. Secretly, Hester didn't need moonlight and roses to tell her that she and Patrick shared something special. As far as she was concerned, she was now spoken for--or had she spoken too soon? What was preventing Patrick from making that final proposal of marriage?
To secure his heir... The night that Rose Palmer met enigmatic Italian tycoon Dante Fortinari she threw caution to the wind, allowing him to sweep her off her feet and into his bed! But by the next morning Dante was gone, leaving Rose heartbroken, alone...and pregnant. Two years later, Rose comes face-to-face with the father of her daughter and can no longer hide the truth of that night. She knew he'd be angry, but never expected him to demand marriage! She longs to accept, but can her heart withstand life with a man who might never love her back?
An angel in her backyard! Maybe her stepdaughter was right! Imogen was only a young widow, perhaps she did need to fall in love again. But she required a positive angel of a man to restore her faith in herself, and such men did not grow on trees. But one look into her backyard told Imogen that the answer to her prayers was right there. Gabriel had come to tend her pretty English cottage garden. He was fun, good-looking, and when he kissed her, Imogen was in seventh heaven! But should she risk getting involved? After all, Gabriel was her employee, and surely younger than herself...
Isobel James no puede creer que esté en Grecia sola; cualquier cosa con tal de escapar de la fiebre matrimonial que parece haber atacado a sus amigas. Cuando el magnate Lukas Andreadis encuentra a Isobel perdida en su playa privada, supone que es otra periodista fingiéndose en apuros con objeto de conseguir una exclusiva. Un interrogatorio en su villa revela la verdad...pero Lukas descubre que se siente muy intrigado por la bonita intrusa. Ahora, Isobel tendrá que luchar contra algo más que la fiebre matrimonial: la poderosa atracción que siente por aquel moderno dios griego.
Harriet was playing a dangerous game, impersonating her friend Rosa. But wealthy Italian Leo Fortinari seemed fooled by Harriet's pretence, even suggesting they please his frail grandmother and enter into an engagement of convenience.
Her toughest assignment yet...?Getting an interview with mediahating billionaire Alexei Drakos was never going to be easy, but Eleanor Markham is nothing if not resourceful! If she can get this international rebel on his home turf-the beautiful island of Kyrkiros-he might be persuaded to open up... Alexei's first instinct is to banish her, furious that Eleanor has invaded his sanctuary. But the feisty Eleanor appeals to him, and it has been too long since a beautiful woman has warmed his bed. He strikes a deal: an exclusive interview in return for a few nights in his exclusive company..."Great read, exciting and pacey."-Belinda, Retired, Heathfield
The Real ThingSuccessful barrister Piers Audley was a master of the art of persuasion. Handsome and sophisticated, he could charm his way into any woman's heart...except Chloe's. For years she'd cherished a secret passion for another man whom she could never have, and when Piers offered to help her forget the pain of her unrequited love, her world was turned upside down. Chloe discovered that it was one thing to experience love at long distance, but close up it was a different matter. Piers was offering her a real relationship.... Was she brave enough to take the chance?
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO A damsel in distress... As a teenager, Elinor had worshiped Miles Carew from afar. But even though Miles was now back in her life and wanted a relationship, she couldn't believe that, at last, she'd won his love. She was half afraid that her former idol had grown up into a father who needed a ready-made mother for his child. But whatever Elinor's heart said to her about Miles's intentions, her head told a different story; she had to trust and rely on him. Because both of them were being stalked by a menacing stranger.... Now Elinor really did need Miles to be a hero!
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Rose was shocked when James turned up. . . ;long after their wedding of convenience. She'd loved James when they'd hastily married, and she'd fought hard to put their subsequent-and just as hasty-separation behind her. After all these years, Rose never expected James to arrive in person to tell her that he wasn't prepared to end their marriage. Was she? The hurt of the past hadn't quenched her love, or their mutual physical attraction. . . ;.
Count Francesco da Luca doesn't like being made a fool of. When his bride fled the marriage bed, he vowed she'd pay the debt she owed him--their wedding night! But Alicia Cross is no longer the trembling, naive innocent he married--and she won't be pushed around by the masterful count. His runaway bride is proving to be more of a challenge than he anticipated--until he discovers she's still a virgin. The wedding night Francesco wanted is his for the taking!
Max Wingate is darkly, broodingly handsome-a perfect fit for his Italian surroundings. But his romantic charm and the fact that he rescues her still isn't enough to persuade Abigail Green to fall headlong into his arms. There's something held-back and vulnerable about Abby, behind her businesslike exterior, but Max is driven by his desire for her to continue his pursuit. He's determined to have her open up, surrender to him, and he'll use any means at his disposal...
Falling for him... When Naomi's journalist sister asked her to infiltrate The Lair of the Dragon, Bran Llewellyn's private retreat, Naomi felt she couldn't refuse. But she hated the deception! She had to pose as Bran's new secretary, and soon discovered that the man, who was such an intriguing mystery to the newspapers, had been temporarily blinded in an accident. Worse, working so closely together meant that there was an undeniable attraction between them. Naomi's conscience told her that she couldn't keep her secret for much longer. And common sense chided that Bran's sight would eventually be restored. But if she revealed her deceit... She hadn't realized how easily she had fallen in love with Bran!
At close quarters... When Alexander Mackenzie III arrived to decide the fate of the manor house where Sarah was housekeeper, she prepared herself for the worst. However, Alex was instantly enchanted by the property-and, it seemed, by Sarah-and quickly moved into the neighboring cottage to hers. Sarah knew that most women would have given anything to have such a handsome, wealthy man arrive on their doorstep, but she also knew of Alex's string of past affairs. She'd live side by side with Alex, but she was determined that he wouldn't become her lover-next-door! "Catherine George...keeps readers thoroughly entranced." -Romantic Times
What did handsome Italian businessman Lorenzo Forli mean when he said that Jess would be his "reward"?When Lorenzo proposed, Jess thought she understood: to make her his wife was what he ultimately wanted. Now she had no qualms about letting her husband-to-be make passionate love to her. But there was a shock in store! Lorenzo had failed to tell Jess something about his past. Could it be that he'd used all the means he possessed to claim the reward he'd really wanted-to seduce Jess into his bed?
Luc wanted Turret House and he wanted Portia -- and he got both using an irresistible mix of charm and passion.
Connah Carey Jones needs a nanny for his young daughter, and Hester Ward is perfect. She's practical, professional and very pretty-- something Connah finds impossible to ignore. When the gorgeous millionaire whisks Hester off to Tuscany, the attraction between them ignites. Connah proposes expanding their business arrangement to include marriage. Hester must choose: leave the man and little girl she's come to love, or resign herself to being Connah's practical, professional and very convenient wife. . . .
Alex Merrick is rich, handsome and one of the most successful property developers in the country. But to Sarah Carver the arrogant multimillionaire is her worst enemy: his business destroyed her family! When Sarah gets the chance to take one of Alex's business deals away from him, she relishes her moment of triumph. But the glory doesn't last long--because the gorgeous Alex has an ace up his sleeve. He'll propose a deal Sarah just can't refuse--and make her his mistress as part of the bargain!
Moving home to the country offered Kate the chance to make a comfortable, secure life for herself. But there was a complication-her ex-fiancé, millionaire Jack Logan. He was still gorgeous-and the attraction between them was electric!It would have been easy for Kate to let Jack seduce her. But if Jack learned the truth, would he be so keen to reclaim his runaway bride?
The Billionaire's Christmas Gift by Carole Mortimer Nick Steele's heart is closed to everyone but his daughter. He will do anything to make this Christmas special for his little girl, though sharing the holidays with her impossibly attractive teacher wasn't at all what he had planned. But the lovely and vibrant Ms. Beth Morgan soon has Nick rethinking his own wish list. Might there be room for one more special lady in his life? One Christmas Night in Venice by Jane Porter Five years ago a car accident killed her husband and unborn child-or so Diane Mayer had thought. Then she sees Dominic Coducci alive and well before her eyes, looking as shocked as she! Dom is determined to put his family back together, whatever it takes. But Diane needs to be sure about her husband's feelings before she can share his bed again. Snowbound with the Millionaire by Catherine George Georgia had no intention of spending her Christmas marooned with a sexy millionaire. She wanted to be alone, to lick her wounds and nurse her broken heart. But Chance-her gorgeous rescuer-was making it difficult for Georgia to concentrate on her misery! Though a snowstorm raged outside the mansion, inside things were quickly heating up....
Friend-or husband?It seemed to everyone in Pennington that Ben Fletcher had met his match in Kate Harker and was ready to settle down. But Kate didn't see it that way at all. Though Ben was tall and handsome, she was determined not to fall for him!Kate couldn't believe that Ben shared her deep, loving feelings-not since she'd learned that secret about him....Was Kate right to be convinced that Ben could be only her friend and never her husband?PENNINGTONA place where dreams come true